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Our Fall 2014 Catalog is Now Available!

Compositions for organ dominate our Fall 2014 catalog, and are balanced by some very well-written, exciting liturgical settings and vocal works. If you're an organist, you're going to want to check out the five versatile and varied products that include easy pieces, more difficult pieces, pieces for manuals-only, trios, preludes, a regal fanfare and a fiery toccata. If you're a choir director or cantor, you'll find a choral setting of two communion propers, a new gospel acclamation for Christmas, and pieces for soloists, unison choir, 3-part choir, and full-blown SATB settings. Something for everyone...enjoy!!

New Liturgical Settings!

Two Communion Antiphons 

Two Communion Antiphons

- Gregory Fincham

Let your choir delve into the Propers, expressing the Church's own notion of what our "Communion Hymn" should be! The music is not overly difficult, with points of imitation, reminiscent of mid-Renaissance motets, offering a flavor of antiquity to these modern SAB works.

Alleluia Noel 

Alleluia Noel

- Gary Penkala

Add appropriate festivity to your Christmastide celebrations with this simple, lively Gospel Acclamation derived from the German chorale, Vom Himmel hoch.

New Vocal Works!

Fiat! 

Fiat! And Word Made Flesh

- Ursula Ramjit

Imagine a cloister … a solo voice … three tuned bells … a portative organ. Now you're ready for Fiat! This very accessible meditation on the incarnation combines mystic religious poetry with a medieval flavor, modal style, and simple accompaniment.

The Angel Gabriel 

The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came

- arr. William Atwood

This superb setting of a Basque carol has some of our favorite Christmas elements: a minor key, an Annunciation text, and compound rhythm, along with a solid organ accompaniment and verses in a variety of styles. Its perfect for an Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols, the Fourth Sunday of Advent or the Feast of the Annunciation!

Easy Marian Motets 

Easy Marian Motets

- Peter Latona, Gary Penkala, Colin Brumby

What choir could not use a collection of well-written, easy Marian motets? And who better to write them than three masterful, well-respected CNP composers? Check them out!!

New Organ Works!

Two Christmastide Preludes 

Two Christmastide Preludes for Manuals

- arr. Donna Robertson

These artful gems are settings of the Christmas carols Gloria ("Angels We Have Heard on High") and Wie schön leuchtet ("How Brightly Shines the Morning Star"). The creative writing for manuals is so good, you'll never miss the pedals!

Toccata in C 

Toccata in C (à la Dubois)

- Jon Naples

This 12-page, wonderfully-crafted toccata is written in the style of French composer, Théodore Dubois, and would make an excellent postlude for any festive occasion!

Preludes on British Hymns 

Two Preludes on British Hymns

- arr. John Ignatowski

These settings of two of the most beloved British hymn tunes in the United States (Jerusalem by C.H.H. Parry and Thaxted by Gustav Holst) are an excellent, useful addition to the hymn prelude repertoire.

Trios on Catholic Hymns 

Two Trios on Catholic Hymn Tunes

- David Lasky

The hymn tunes Grosser Gott and Saint Thomas are set here as carefully-crafted trios of medium difficulty for two manuals and pedal, with the hymn tune found in tenor range in the left hand.

Grand Fanfare 

Grand Fanfare on
'To Jesus Christ, Our Sovereign King'

- Dennis Johnson

This fanfare has everything one might expect: reedy triads in motion, pedal solos, flashy alternating sixteenths, apeggios, and a big ending in five-part texture - perfect for a postlude following the singing of the hymn!

 

 

A New CD of Advent and Christmas Choral Music!

Vespers Schola 

Vespers Schola: An Advent and Christmas Collection

- Mount Saint Mary Seminary, Emmitsburg MD

Here's an opportunity to get some Christmas shopping done early this year for all those on your shopping list who love sacred music! This beautiful CD of sacred music from the Advent and Christmas seasons was recorded in the Immaculate Conception Chapel at Mount Saint Mary University in Emmitsburg MD. It is sung by the Mount Saint Mary Seminary Vespers Schola and directed by Schola Director and Organist, Julia Parker.

A Guide to the Liturgy of the Hours for "The Rest of Us!"

The Everyday Catholic's Guide to the Liturgy of the Hours 

The Everyday Catholic's Guide to the Liturgy of the Hours

- Daria Sockey

The Liturgy of the Hours is the prayer of the Universal Church, but for many, the shear complexity of the mechanics of saying this prayer can be overwhelming. Add to that the difficulties in trying to include another set of prayers into our daily routine, and many of us give up before we even get started. This book by Daria Sockey is the answer: it helps you to start slowly and build a daily habit that can fit into even the busiest schedules.

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.

To accommodate as many of our online patrons as possible, our online shopping cart will work with Internet Explorer 3.0 or later, Netscape 2.0 or later, or any other browser that supports JavaScript 1.0. 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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