Our Winter/Spring 2017 Catalog is Now Available!
We're doing something a bit different this year for our Winter/Spring 2017 catalog - it's coming to you in three stages.
The first product from this catalog we released several weeks ago - the Solesmes Chant Resource Set. If you need to help a choir start to learn to sing chant, this is a good place to start!
This week we're introducing our seven new pieces - two liturgical settings and five choral works.
Four of these versatile, beautifully written pieces are from returning CNP composers, and three are from composers new to our CNP family - Henry Lebedinsky, Jonathan Brannon, and Tim Attride.
Welcome - we're thrilled to have you with us!
In a couple weeks we'll be offering our final product from this catalog - stay tuned!
- The Staff of CNP
New Liturgical Settings
- Stephen McManus
A dramatic setting of the ancient liturgical poem that enhances certain parts of the beginning of the piece by alternating baritone soloist with SATB choir.
The singing is all a cappella in order that the organ not be played until the dramatic singing of the Gloria at the Great Easter Vigil.
- Gary Penkala
Bring a little bit of the Vatican to your Masses on Sunday!
This setting of the Latin Gloria text uses a format quite common at papal Masses in Saint Peter's Basilica, with choir and congregation singing alternating phrases.
Choral parts are SATB, while the congregation parts are chant, taken directly from Mass VIII (de Angelis).
New Vocal Works
Blessed Jesus, at Your Word
- Henry Lebedinsky
This is a piece in which the men can truly shine!
Choirs short on tenors or basses can combine them to sing this original hymn tune by Henry Lebedinsky.
Even a few men in choir can comfortably sing the initial melody, add a subtle harmony, and join with the altos as the sopranos soar above!
All Things Bright and Beautiful
- arr. Jonathan Brannon
The lively, animated Royal Oak tune is set here for two simple parts.
Singable by adult voices, but perfect for children's choirs, this is a very easy anthem to add to their repertoire if they know the tune, and a wonderful introduction to this bouncy British air if they don't!
Ne reminiscaris Domine
- Tim Attride
The antiphon for use with the Seven Penitential Psalms and the Lenten chant Parce Domine are presented here in chant with Latin text, followed by SAB polyphony with English text.
This is an accessible and wonderfully appropriate anthem for your choir this Lent!
Simple Latin Motets
- Colin Brumby
These five useful, superbly written Latin motets for throughout the liturgical year are a blessing for choir directors looking for good, easy pieces that are long enough to fill a spot at Offertory or Communion.
- Gary Penkala
This SATB setting of text from the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius of Loyola combining polyphonic and homophonic textures, and features vocal ranges and a difficulty level that are comfortable for a competent parish choir.
New Chant Resource Product Now Available!!
Solesmes Chant Resource Set [Liber cantualis + Gregorian Melodies, Volumes 1 & 2]
- Monks of Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Solesmes, France
A marriage made in heaven (or perhaps inspired by heaven)!
This set combines the new Solesmes edition of the Liber cantualis with two CDs, produced by the monks of Solesmes, that record most of the chants in the Liber cantualis, all at a deeply discounted price.
It is a prefect teaching tool for the beginning Schola, since it contains the complete Order of Mass, seven chant Masses, the Requiem Mass, four sequences and 40 familiar hymns and other chants — truly some basic music that every congregation should hear (and sing!).
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:
- On the order form or checkout page, check the box marked "Seminarian".
- Have your order shipped to a U.S. Roman Catholic seminary (including PNAC).
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
As always, if you prefer you can use our Online Order Form, or make your order via e-mail, telephone, or US mail.
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:
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!
All our music is grouped here by Liturgical season (e.g. Advent, Christmas, Lent, etc.) and Church rituals (e.g. Marian, Eucharist, RCIA, etc.)
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.
If you already know the name of the piece you want, this is where you want to look - all our music grouped alphabetically.