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Our Winter/Spring 2019 Catalog is Now Available!

We are very pleased to present to you our latest catalog of new music!

The theme for this catalog perhaps could be considered to be "something old - something new."

In the "something old" (yet new) department, we have updated and improved two of our older products - the preeminently useful Universal Music for Evening Prayer and Mass of St. Jerome. Also "old" are the new products O nata lux de lumine and Contrapunctus I, both of which were written hundreds of years ago, but which remain as relevant and useful today as they were when they were written!

In the "something new" department we have a psalm setting (Give Thanks to the Lord), a duet for weddings (Love's Noble Purpose) and a festival choir setting (Cantate Deo!). While these are each definitely new, they also most definitely qualify as Traditional music for the Contemporary Church!

Along with these pieces, we are very happy to welcome prestigious Chicago composer and choir director Paul French and David Boothe to our CNP family of composers.


The Staff of CNP


New Liturgical Setting


Universal Music for Evening Prayer

- Gary D. Penkala

A revised edition of our classic product containing all the music you need to prepare sung Evening Prayer on any day of the liturgical year! This revised edition incorporates the new 2010 translations and an updated hymn text.


Mass of St. Jerome

- Christopher Bord

Simple melodies balanced by a complex, rich accompaniment make this unique Mass setting an ideal way to familiarize a congregation with the Latin texts of the Mass. This revised version of the original product includes improvements to both the melodies and accompaniments.

New Vocal Works


Cantate Deo!

- Walker Williams

This tremendous festival setting of text from Psalm 68 is ideal for any festive occasion: Christmas, Easter, Pentecost, Christ the King, parish feast day, combined choir festival, or diocesan events. Perfect for a 2-part children's choir, this is a piece that will require some work, but that is definitely manageable.


Love's Noble Purpose

- Gary D. Penkala

If you are looking for the perfect wedding duet, look no further! Set as a dialogue between husband and wife, the text comes from Tobiah's beautiful prayer on his wedding night and the wife's imagery in relationship with her beloved.


Give Thanks to the Lord

- Paul French

Scored for SATB choir on three verses with a refrain for congregation and organ, this lovely setting of the familiar Easter text is useful as the Responsorial Psalm for the Second Sunday of Easter [Divine Mercy Sunday], or as an Entrance or Communion Processional throughout the Easter season and for other festive liturgies during the year.


O nata lux de lumine

- Thomas Tallis, ed. David Boothe

The quintessenially British sonority, metrical shifts and odd harmonic trajectories (including cross-relations) make this an exciting piece to sing and to hear! Originally scored for SATTB choir, this arrangement of the 16th century gem is set for SATB a cappella choir, with no loss of harmonic richness.

New Organ/Instrumental Work


Contrapunctus I

- J. S. Bach

This first fugue from Bach's master work The Art of Fugue is both the most straightforward and perhaps the most suitable for sacred use. Of only moderate difficulty, it would make an excellent prelude for November or for funerals, with its brooding, d minor subject.

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 have begun to add PDF samples for the pieces in our catalog. Currently, all of our pieces from the Fall 2009 and later catalogs include PDF samples, and several others have been added, as well. We will be adding new ones as we are able. Enjoy!

Limited audio samples now available

You asked for it, you got it...more or less. We now have a very limited selection of audio samples available for pieces in our catalog. We will be adding 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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