Our Winter/Spring 2023 Catalog is Now Available!
Welcome to our fiftieth catalog of Traditional Music for the Contemporary Church!
Vocal anthems and organ works comprise this catalog, providing a nice mix of works for choirs of different sizes and organists of differing abilities.
Whether you're looking for a lively Easter work for soloist or unison choir (Regina coeli by Giovanni Battista Riccio),
a 2-part piece perfect for Pentecost or Confirmation (Come, Holy Ghost by David Friel),
or SATB works for Lent and Christmas (Jam surgit hora tertia and Stabat mater speciosa by the late Colin Brumby),
there is something here for just about every choir!
For organ works we have the not overly-difficult Voluntary on "Regina Caeli" by returning composer Kevin Frecker,
and the moderately-difficult Variations on "Old Hundredth" by new CNP composer Tom McKee (welcome, Tom!!).
We hope you find in these new works an opportunity to bring additional beauty and variety to your liturgical celebrations!
The Staff of CNP
New Vocal Works
Stabat mater speciosa
- Colin Brumby
The text of this anthem is the beautiful "other" Stabat mater - written by the same author, but with a Christmas rather than Lenten theme.
Includes all 22 verses in both Latin and English and alternates unison and SATB textures.
Jam surgit hora tertia
- Colin Brumby
This Lenten anthem sets nine verses alternating between a chant-like unison melody and a simple, homophonic SATB format.
A lovely piece that is perfect for Good Friday or as a Communion piece during Lent or Holy Week!
- Giovanni Battista Riccio, ed. Gary D. Penkala
An energetic piece for low soloist or unison choir and organ or harpsichord, which sets the four phrases of the Marian antiphon for Eastertide with abundant Alleluias.
A joy to sing, a joy to play, and a joy to hear!
Come, Holy Ghost
- Rev. David M. Friel
A non-hymn-based setting of the traditional text, written for two-part mixed choir, organ and violin.
The easy level of difficulty makes this an ideal piece for the high school or adult choir to sing for Confirmation or on Pentecost Sunday!
New Organ Works
Voluntary on Regina caeli
- Kevin Frecker
This voluntary for organ deftly incorporates the Easter Marian antiphon, Regina caeli.
Perfect as an introduction to trio form for young organists, the piece is well-written and interesting, yet not overly difficult.
Variations on Old Hundredth
- Thomas McKee
Six variations for organ on the ubiquitous hymn tune Old Hundredth.
Only moderate in difficulty, this set of variations would be ideal for an extended prelude, a recital piece, or broken into movements throughout a Mass.
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 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.
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 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.