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Our Summer/Fall 2020 Catalog is Now Available!

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

We'd like to begin by welcoming Chad Cagle and Paul Randall Keith to the CNP family of composers - we're thrilled to have you both on board!

The Blessed Mother gets top billing this time around, with three new Marian motets listed - Nova! Nova! Ave fit ex Eva! (SATB) by Mr. Cagle, Assumpta est Maria (SSA) by Colin Brumby, and Beata viscera (2-part) by Gary Penkala. Two new Christmas works also grace this catalog - Colin Brumby's Three Simple Carols (SATB) and Grimoaldo Macchia's challenging organ fantasia Christmas Tuba Tune on 'Antioch'. For those of you who are tasked with providing music for priestly ordinations, Gary Penkala's Pastores dabo vobis is the perfect choice. Rounding out the list are the lovely motet Psalm 121 by Joseph Knapicius and Paul Keith's four-sectioned organ Prelude on 'Thaxted'. With music for 2-parts, 3-parts and 4-parts, along with some strong organ works and well-conceived ritual music, this catalog has something for everyone!


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New Liturgical Setting


Pastores dabo vobis

- Gary D. Penkala

Usable by any cathedral or monastery, this impressive setting for the ritual music at any Ordination Mass is scored for SAB choir, cantor and organ (with optional trumpet).


Beata viscera

- Gary D. Penkala

An uncomplicated, beautiful motet for 2-part mixed choir and organ, perfect for summer Marian feasts or anytime a quick piece in honor of the Blessed Virgin is needed!

New Vocal Works


Nova! Nova! Ave fit ex Eva!

- Chad Cagle

A delightful journey into Renaissance style, this truly practical and graceful Marian motet for SATB choir alternates a refrain and six verses, all set for 2-parts.

Psalm 121 

Psalm 121

- Joseph Knapicius

An elegant SATB motet based on a four-measure Italian ground, repeated nine times throughout the eight verses. Vocal ranges are supremely comfortable, making this a pleasantly quick anthem to learn!


Three Simple Carols

- Colin Brumby

Three simple SATB carols that have multiple uses during Christmastide: as part of a choral/congregationl carol sing prior to Midnight Mass, programmed individually as easy motets for the "Sundays within," or as an effective pieces for combined choirs to sing on Epiphany, when little prior rehearsal time is available.


Assumpta est Maria

- Colin Brumby

A beautiful SSA setting of the Offertory Antiphon for the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, written in Renaissance style.

New Organ Work


Prelude on 'Thaxted'

- Paul Randall Keith

This truly engaging treatment for organ of this well-loved melody is structured very much like a Fantasia with four distinct sections.


Christmas Tuba Tune on 'Antioch'

- Grimoaldo Macchia

This fantasia for organ on Joy to the World would make a stunning recessional or postlude for any Christmas Mass!

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 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 have added shopping cart technology to our online catalog. When you see a piece you like, add it to your shopping cart and when you're ready 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

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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