An index to Anglican Chants

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The website www.anglicanchant.nl was started in 2013 by Ton Meijer with the aim to collect and index as many Anglican Chants as is possible and/or feasible. Since then the collection has grown steadily as has the interest shown by the Anglican community. In order to ensure further growth and future availability ownership and responsibility has been transferred to the newly founded Chantfinder Foundation. For more information you can click here.

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 122 on a chant by Richard Woodward (there are many psalms sung by a variety of excellent choirs to be found on You Tube). Woodward's chant can be played here.

  An article with a thorough discussion of the website, a validation of the indexing method and a comparison with other methods was published in:
Ton Meijer / Martin J. M. Hoondert / Menno M. van Zaanen: "ChantFinder: A melodic index to Anglican chants", Jahrbuch für Liturgik und Hymnologie 57. Band, 2018 p. 216
 

For each chant book included, general information about the book is provided, together with a Table of Contents. 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. Please read here about the (unfortunate) withdrawal of the index for the Anglican Chant Appreciation Society Facebook pages.

Apart from the list of chant books, the site currently consists of the following parts:

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"):

For convenience of those who want to be able to recall a chant easily there is also

For all chants listed, a midi file is available. Please note that the midi files are provided solely as a tool to identify a particular chant or to compare chants. They are NOT intended to be reverse-engineered to obtain printed copy!! The purpose of the website is to be an index, for printed copy you should use the sources indicated with every chant book. As of February 2019 the files are scrambled to discourage reverse-engineering.
New service (starting Sep. 1, 2020): If you do need a printed copy of a chant and you are convinced that the chant is out of copyright, please mail us your request (including the unique chant reference number) and (if we agree with the non-copyright status) we will send you either a .pdf of a .png file for the chant, free of charge (but donations are welcome!)

Contact: voorzitter/at/anglicanchant.nl (please replace /at/ with the commercial at-sign)