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Our Summer/Fall 2022 Catalog is Now Available!

Welcome to our latest catalog of Traditional Music for the Contemporary Church!

In this catalog we are very pleased to welcome two new composers to the CNP family - Jacob Anthony Perkowski and Kevin Frecker. Their new works, Improvisation on "Now the Green Blade Riseth" and Fantasia on "Christus vincit" (respectively) will be welcome additions to your organ repertoire! If you're looking for accessible pieces for soloist or unison choir, we have a lovely pro-life setting from Gary Penkala and an Advent piece from Camille Saint-Saƫns (made more accessible with a simplified, consolidated accompaniment for organ). Rounding out the catalog are a lovely Magnificat and two motets for the Christmas season, both by the late Colin Brumby. We hope you find in these new works an opportunity to bring additional beauty and variety to your liturgical celebrations!

Enjoy!!

The Staff of CNP

 

New Liturgical Setting

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A Song of Life

- Gary D. Penkala

Perfect for a school Mass or a parish Respect Life liturgy, this simple pro-life setting for cantor and congregation is based on the words of Saint Gianna Berretta Molla, patron saint of mothers, pediatricians and unborn children.

New Vocal Works

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Two Post-Christmas Motets

- Colin Brumby

Two brief, easy SATB motets (O Splendor of God's Glory Bright and In His Temple Now Behold Him) that enable your choir to sing the glories of Christmastide on any Sunday or weekday of the relatively brief Christmas season.

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Magnificat in B-flat

- Colin Brumby

This useful, flexible setting alternates chant phrases with homophonic SATB sections. Ideal for sung Solemn Vespers, it would also make an exceptional Communion motet for any Marian celebration.

Expectans 

Expectans

- Camille Saint-Saëns

Perfect for an alto soloist or unison choir (either children or adult), this third movement from Saint-Saëns Christmas Oratorio includes a condensed accompaniment for organ alone.

New Organ Works

Improvisation_on_Now_the_Green_Blade 

Improvisation on "Now the Green Blade Riseth"

- Jacob Anthony Perkowski

A meditative work that explores a series of variations in e minor (Dorian) mode, through a short G Major section and a modulation to f# minor (Dorian). Although its origins lie in a Christmas carol, "Sing We Now of Christmas," the tune is more often now sung with the Easter text, "Now the Green Blade Riseth," so it works equally well during Eastertide or Christmastide.

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Fantasia on "Christus vincit"

- Kevin Frecker

This impressive-sounding but not overly-difficult Fantasia, based on the melody Christus vincit by Jan Kunc found in the Saint Gregory Hymnal, would make an ideal festive prelude for Christ the King.

Seminarian Discount!

Seminarians have it rough. On one hand, the number of new things they are required to purchase for their studies is extensive, and the cost of the education itself is not cheap. At the same time, they are full-time students, most with no steady income, and they're not looking at a financially lucrative salary post-graduation to help pay their school debts.

As a very small way to assist with this problem, CNP now offers a 25% discount on all orders made by U.S. Roman Catholic seminarians. To qualify for this discount:

  1. On the order form or checkout page, check the box marked "Seminarian".
  2. Have your order shipped to a U.S. Roman Catholic seminary (including PNAC).

That's it! Once we have verified the address, we will send you a bill (either by US mail or email via Paypal - you choose) with the discount applied.

Limited PDF samples available

At your request, we are adding PDF samples for the pieces in our catalog. Currently, all of our pieces from the Fall 2009 and later catalogs include PDF samples, as well as several others. Enjoy!
 

Limited audio samples now available

You asked for it, you got it...at least a little. We now have a very limited selection of audio samples available for pieces in our catalog. We will add new ones as we are able.
 

Standing Order Service

Check out our Standing Order Service. With it, you get all the new CNP music, hot off the press, at a 10-15% discount!!
 

Shopping Online - Fast and Easy!!

To make ordering as fast and easy as possible we provide shopping cart technology in our online catalog. When you see a piece you like, add it to your shopping cart and when you're ready to order, just check out. Everything else is done for you.

If you have any problems using the shopping cart, online help is provided. Any questions not addressed there may be sent to webmaster@canticanova.com.

As always, if you prefer you can use our Online Order Form, or make your order via e-mail, telephone, or US mail.

Enjoy shopping!!!
 

Using Our Indices

Four primary indices are provided, each giving access to a list of secondary indices grouped according to category. The four primary indices are available via buttons on the left column of every page and include:
Liturgical Index
This index includes the categories found in our printed catalog and in the previous version of the online catalog, including Choral Music, Hymns and Carols, Liturgical Settings, and more!
Seasonal/Ritual Index
All our music is grouped here by Liturgical season (e.g. Advent, Christmas, Lent, etc.) and Church rituals (e.g. Marian, Eucharist, RCIA, etc.)
Resource Index
Looking for pieces for your 2-part choir? Or those with chant? Or...? This index conveniently groups our catalog items according to the resources needed to perform each piece.
Alphabetic Index
If you already know the name of the piece you want, this is where you want to look - all our music grouped alphabetically.


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