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.
For the chant books 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.
Apart from the list of chant books, the site currently consists of the following parts:
the melodic index (look here for an explanation of the indexing method),
the index by key (including a list of all changeable chants),
an index by composer,
an index by composers whose compositions where arranged,
an index by names by which certain chants are known,
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.
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 prevent reverse-engineering.
July 22, 2019 Encyclopedia of the Anglican Chant (Waite, book no. 142) included
July 16, 2019 New feature added: in all listings the fingerprint is followed (if applicable) by a number in parentheses, indicating how many other composers composed a chant that starts with the same fingerprint.
June 29, 2019 Salisbury Cathedral Chantbook (Richardson, book no. 135) included
June 11, 2019 Cathedral Music, Vol. II (Boyce, book no. 122) included
June 11, 2019 Cathedral Music, Vol. I (Boyce, book no. 121) included
June 11, 2019 St. Paul's Cathedral Chants (Stainer (?), book no. 138) included
June 3, 2019 Anglican Psalter Chants (Ouseley/Monk, Book 115) included
May 30, 2019 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