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 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.
In setting up the website I have focussed on content, not 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.
Aug. 16, 2018 Additional list of chant books, sorted by number
Aug 5, 2018 Choir and Family Psalter (book no. 46) included
July 29, 2018 A list of all changeable chants is included in the key index
July 24, 2018 A new index added to the site: index of chant names (e.g. Grand Chant)
July 13, 2018 ACAS Collection (no. 34) now complete through July 17, 2018
July 3, 2018 All chants by Harry Grindle added to the Loose Leaf Collection (book no. 33)
June 30, 2018 All chants in book 33 (The Loose Leaf Collection) and 34 (The ACAS Collection) renumbered. Overall sequential numbering was not useful. Chants now numbered on a 'per-page' basis
June 27, 2018 Chants from Peterborough (book no. 92) included
June 27, 2018 Anglican Chants - Martin How (book no. 91) included