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Our Winter/Spring 2021 Catalog is Now Available!

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

Although we've had to reduce the number of new pieces offered in this catalog, each selection is a gem and will definitely be an excellent addition to your liturgical celebrations. Two of these pieces originated in the Renaissance and Baroque periods, and both require limited resources (one for two-part choir or two soloists, organ and optional cello, the other for solo organ) and are therefore particularly suited for this time overshadowed by Covid restrictions. If you are fortunate enough to live in a place that allows small singing groups in the loft, as is becoming more common, then any of the remaining four pieces from Colin Brumby, Robert Benson and Gary Penkala might be exactly what you're looking for!

Check them all out and enjoy!

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New Liturgical Settings

Communion_Antiphons_for_Eastertide 

Communion Antiphons for Eastertide

- Colin Brumby, completed by Gary D. Penkala

This collection is some of the last music written by Colin Brumby. It includes music for each Sunday of Eastertide, with an antiphon written for unison voices with organ accompaniment and verses set to original SATB music.

Orationes_sanctorum 

Orationes sanctorum

- Gary D. Penkala

A majestic SATB motet, not overly difficult, that offers grandeur and flexibility in its use. The stately antiphon text is Latin and the three verses for cantor or unison choir from Psalm 149 are in English.

New Vocal Works

All_Creatures_of_Our_God_and_King 

All Creatures of Our God and King

- Robert Benson

A very creative and unusual hymn setting – one in which the full tune is not heard until the final verse! This setting for SATB choir, organ and trumpet is a refreshing and exciting change from the standard hymn arrangement!

I_Am_the_Vine 

I Am the Vine

- Colin Brumby

This paraphrase of the Communion Antiphon for the Fifth Sunday of Easter is also useful for Masses celebrating our community in Christ. The SATB voice parts are wonderfully singable, with comfortable ranges, and may be sung with or without accompaniment.

Exaudi_Domine 

Exaudi Domine

- G. P. Cima, ed. Gary D. Penkala

A beautiful, accessible piece by Milanese composer Giovanni Paolo Cima, a contemporary of Monteverdi and Frescobaldi, originally scored for two tenors and continuo. Our setting lowers the key and realizes the figured bass, making this suitable for any two-part choir.

New Organ Work

Four_Chorale_Trios_Vol_1 

Four Chorale Trios, Vol. 1

- Friedrich Wilhelm Marpurg

Four beautifully-crafted strict trios for two manuals and pedal. Written by late Baroque composer, music critic and philosopher Friedrich Wilhelm Marpurg, these delightfully elegant works are not overly difficult.

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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