The Catholic Choirbook Series

Choral Music and English Hymns suitable for the Catholic Church in Latin and English.

Download all books marked * for free.
Reduced pricing for choirs on printed books.

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Our most popular book:

• The Catholic Choirbook 1 • Anthology*
 A collection of music from the 5 books plus useful old and new Catholic hymns for your choir.

The Complete Set - All the Anthology music and more.

• The Catholic Choirbook 1 • General*

• The Catholic Choirbook 2 • Tantum Ergo*

• The Catholic Choirbook 3 • Cantate*

The Catholic Choirbook 4 • Locus Iste*

• The Catholic Choirbook 5 • Ave Maria*

How this series was created.
Hired to revise the music program at a suburban parish that was in the process of building large basilica-style church involved throwing out two filing cabinets of illegal photocopies of music, leaving the music library bare.  With no budget for music, we built a music library from free, legal-to-copy music, music freely available on the internet.

The initial plan was to build affordable individual, light and easy to carry and hold books.  Large enough type to read in dim choir lofts.  When we reached the fifth book we evaluated and decided one large book would be most attractive and affordable in many cases.  This was the reason behind the Anthology, which includes many humans as well to help a choir make the switch from singing along with the congregation to singing on there own.

Please contact us at noel@frogmusic.com for advice, discount pricing - and any questions you might have,.

Reviews

This is a thoughtfully edited compilation of some of the best Catholic music, all appropriate in both text and style. From Fogliano and Byrd to Stainer and Elgar this is not simply a collection for medieval music aficionados but of the most beautiful and appropriate music for the Catholic Mass. Included are famous settings by Byrd, Palestrina, and Mozart but also wondrous pieces by lesser-known composers like Remondi and Lotti. The volume contains indices by composer, piece, and part (SATB, SSA, et cetera.) English translations of all texts precede the piece. The spine and layout allow for the easy making of copies, which is handy because copying and sharing of the music is permitted under Creative Commons license 3.0.

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This Choir book is an incredible resource and a great deal. As a busy choir director, who must manage a music program along with planning liturgies, buying music, maintaining a choral library, answering endless emails and doing everything by oneself (including, at times, cleaning the choir loft!) I have found this book to be the answer to many prayers as it solves many problems related to running a parish choir.

First - it contains almost everything a choir director, doing high quality sacred music, could want. Instead of copying scores ad nauseum or spending a lot of time ordering scores, you have everything you need right at hand. If all choir members have a book, voila! the music that is needed is at hand.

Second - It's beautiful typeset with lovely graphics. So, it's pleasant and friendly to look at - which is important.

Third - It's SO EASY TO USE.... and there are tons of online resources that you can access as well.

This choir book is also a wonderful tool for creating a repertoire - of which, each choir member can be proud.

I can't say enough good things about The Catholic Choirbook Anthology. Check it out - you'll want to own one.

Susan Carroll
Choir Director
Christ the King Parish

Noel Jones, AAGO







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