An index to Anglican Chants

compiled by Ton Meijer

The purpose of this site is to collect as many Anglican Chants as is possible and/or feasible. If you are not familiar with Anglican Chanting, you may want to have a look at the principles of chanting, or listen to King's College Choir, singing Psalm 150 on a chant by Robert Philip Goodenough (there are many psalms sung by a variety of choirs to be found on You Tube). Goodenough's chant can be played here.
The site is still under construction (and will probably continue to be so for a long time). If you do have suggestions for chant books that should be included, please let me know and please also let me know where to get those books. Similarly, if you find an error, it will be greatly appreciated if you point it out to me, so I can correct it.

For the chant books included, general information about the book is provided, together with a Table of Contents. Apart from the list of chant books, the site currently consists of four parts: the melodic index (look here for an explanation of the indexing method), the index by key, an index by composer, an index by original composers of arrangements, and an index of all Psalms and Canticles. In the latter index all chants that have been specifically associated with a psalm or canticle are listed.
Although they are included in the main indexes, two additional lists are provided for those chants that are not strictly Single or Double (Triple and other "Multiples"), one sorted by composer name and one sorted by key.

For all chants listed, a midi file is available.

In setting up the website I have focussed on content, not (yet?) on pretty pictures and slick lay-out. This may happen at a later stage, if time permits, but all effort is now going into collecting the vast amount of information.

Status updates

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March 9, 2017 Book no. 62 (A Manual of Psalmody) completed
April 5, 2017 Book no. 84 (Modern Psalter) completed
April 5, 2017 All midi files for book no. 9 (The Anglican Psalter) now added
May 7, 2017 Book no. 86 (Psalmen voor de Paaskring - Psalms for the Easter Cycle) completed
May 26, 2017 All midi files for book no. 8 (The Anglican Chant Book) now added
July 14, 2017 All midi files for book no. 2 (Cathedral Chants of the XVI, XVII & XVIII Centuries, 3rd ed.) now added

Go to the list of Chant types   (explanation)

Go to the list of Chant books included

Go to the index-table   (explanation)

Go to the composer listing

Go to the original composer listing

Go to the listing by Key

Go to the listing of Psalm and Canticles

Go to the listings of chant types other than Single or Double, sorted by Composer or by Key



Contact: ton.meijer/at/anglicanchant.nl or ton.meijer/at/alumnus.tue.nl (please replace /at/ with the @-sign)