Independent Catholic songwriter resources and collaboration/support groups
TopCatholicSongs.com – News, information and resources for Today’s Catholic Musician
Musica Sacra: Church Music Association of America and Musica Sacra Forum – The Church Music Association of America (founded in 1874) is an association of Catholic musicians and others who have a special interest in music and liturgy, active in advancing Gregorian chant, Renaissance polyphony, and other forms of sacred music, including new composition, for liturgical use. The CMAA’s purpose is the advancement of musica sacra in keeping with the norms established by competent ecclesiastical authority.
CatholicTracks.com – CatholicTracks.com was built for Catholic musicians and those who love Catholic music.
PROs: Performing Rights Organizations
A membership association of more than 470,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers of every kind of music.
BMI is the bridge between songwriters and the businesses and organizations that want to play their music publicly.
World’s leading independent A&R company
Catholic liturgical music publishers, licensing and resources
American Catholic Press
American Catholic Press (ACP) is a publisher of hymnals, missals, books, and other materials for the liturgy, both in celebration and education.
CanticaNOVA Publications (CNP)
Publishers of traditional liturgical music (choral, cantor, organ, instrumental), providing free liturgy planning assistance and articles online.
GIA Publications is a major publisher of sacred choral music, hymnals, sacred music recordings, music education materials, and other related products.
Ignatius Press publishers and distributors of Catholic books, magazines, videos and music; primary publisher in U.S. of Pope Benedict XVI’s books.
“Resources for a Worshiping World.” Liturgical Press was founded by Saint John’s Abbey (Collegeville, MN) in 1926.
OCP (Oregon Catholic Press)
Much more than a missal publisher, OCP offers an impressive range of products and services — more than 650 — from music for worship to CDs for listening, from inspirational books to online tools, from hymnals to magazines.
WLP – World Library Publications
World Library Publications is a division of J.S. Paluch Company, Inc., providing Catholic music, liturgy and worship resources, Mass Settings, Mass Music and more.
Contemporary hymnals and song collections
- Crossgeneration. GIA Publications.
- Flor y Canto, tercera edición. Oregon Catholic Press (OCP).
- Gather: Third Edition. GIA Publications.
- Journeysongs: Third Edition. Oregon Catholic Press (OCP).
- Oramus Cantando / We Pray and Sing. New bilingual hymnal from GIA Publications.
- Rise Up and Sing, Third Edition. Oregon Catholic Press (OCP).
- RitualSong. GIA Publications.
- Songs of the Spirit – Songs and Hymns of the Renewal. Kevin Mayhew Ltd.
- Spirit & Song. Oregon Catholic Press (OCP).
- Thánh Ca Dân Chúa. Vietnamese hymnal from Oregon Catholic Press (OCP).
- 20th Century Folk Hymnal. Essex, England, by Mayhew-McCrimmon Publications
- Yours Are The Words. World Library Publications.
- Worship, Fourth Edition. GIA Publications.
Current hymnals available from GIA Publications:
- Gather Comprehensive-Second Edition
- Gather Comprehensive
- Gather-Second Edition
- Gather-First Edition
- Lead Me, Guide Me
- African American Heritage Hymnal (Protestant-based)
- Singing Our Faith (children’s hymnal)
- Hymnal for the Hours
- Hymnal for Catholic Students
- Hymnal Supplement 1991 (Lutheran)
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