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Our Fall 2018 Catalog is Now Available!

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

Featuring two liturgical pieces, five vocal works and a piece for organ and violin, this catalog includes something for everyone!

We are thrilled to include works by three new members of the CNP family of composers - Jason Cole, Cody Willmot Mead, and Walker Williams. Their pieces O Gracious Light, Justorum animæ and Jesu dulcis memoria each tap into ancient texts and varying styles that perfectly embody our company motto "Traditional Music for the Contemporary Church." We know you will enjoy these pieces as much as we do!

Rounding out the catalog are works by Tomás Luis de Victoria, CNP founder Gary Penkala and the late Colin Brumby, who graced us with a significant number of new pieces prior to his passing earlier this year.


The Staff of CNP


New Liturgical Setting


Universal Music for Morning Prayer

- Gary D. Penkala / Joseph P. Swain

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


O Gracious Light

- Jason Cole

This lovely SATB, a cappella piece is a setting of an English translation of the ancient Greek hymn Phos hilaron, which was written in the late 3rd or early 4th century. Meant to be sung at the lighting of lamps in the evening, it is sometimes called the "Lamp-lighting Hymn."

New Vocal Works


Justorum animæ

- Cody Willmot Mead

This modern, yet reverent SATB setting of the official Offertory Proper text for All Saints is relatively simple and accessible to any serious church choir. The text from the Book of Wisdom is also one of the most common Old Testament readings used at Funeral Masses, making it useful for many occasions.


Jesu dulcis memoria

- Walker Williams

An SAB setting of five verses of a poem by Saint Bernard of Clairvaux which was sung as the Vespers hymn on the Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus. Originally written for a high school choir, the parts are not overly demanding and the effect is superb.


Dona nobis pacem

- Colin Brumby

A masterfully written SATB setting of the classic Latin text, this piece follows a fugal style while not being overly difficult. It can be sung a cappella or with the organ doubling the voice parts.


Five Simple Motets

- Colin Brumby

This is a collection of five simple SATB pieces based on texts by Saint Ambrose of Milan and similar authors. Perfect for the average church choir, these pieces are a rich way to tap into the wisdom of Saint Ambrose and his theological school of followers.


O magnum mysterium

- Tomás Luis de Victoria, ed. Gary D. Penkala

One of the true classics of Catholic Church music, this motet is a profound and expressive rendering of its mysterious text. If your SATB choir doesn't know this piece, make sure that they learn it this Christmas!!

New Organ/Instrumental Work


Il messaggio di San Gabriele Arcangelo

- Gary D. Penkala

This easy to moderate piece for violin and organ would make a wonderful prelude or Communion meditation for the Solemnity of the Annunciation, for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, or for any Marian celebration!

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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