The Church Music Institute’s eLibrary

eLibrary Member Access Link

What is the CMI eLibrary?

The Church Music institute eLibrary is an online catalogue of anthems accessible from the CMI website that employs Simple and Advanced search programs.  A one-of-a-kind electronic catalogue, eLibrary is unique to Church Music Institute and has proven to be a significant asset to church musicians for selection of anthems in planning worship.

This catalogue functions like a university online catalogue and is available to members of CMI through member ID and Password.

The eLibrary catalogue contains over 11,000 anthems researched in twenty-four data fields. (The Resource Library has many related resources - see more about the onsite library here.)

The data fields for the anthems are:

TITLE
COMPOSER
DATES OF COMPOSER
VOICING
SOLOIST
ADDITIONAL CHOIR
ACCOMPANIMENT
INSTRUMENTS
OPTIONAL (Choirs, Instruments, etc.)
ARRANGER/EDITOR
SOURCE OF MELODY
HYMN TUNE
AUTHOR
DATES OF AUTHOR
SOURCE OF TEXT
SCRIPTURE REFERENCE
LECTIONARY REFERENCE
TOPICAL REFERENCE
PUBLISHER
COPYRIGHT DATE
LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY
PUBLICATION NUMBER
PUBLIC DOMAIN SOURCE
CMI CATALOGUE NUMBER

See a  Sample Search Results page and a Sample Composition page

The #1 question asked:  Is sheet music available from the eLibrary database?

No.  We offer only the catalogue service.  You may order anthems from Senseney Music Company (see information below), a vendor of your choice, or pursue direct negotiations with the publisher.  Some websites offer free access for copying anthems.  This information is identified as one of the data fields for each anthem. If an anthem is permanently out of print and negotiations fail with the publishing company, please contact the CMI Office to pursue other options for gaining access to a copy of the music.

Members of Church Music Institute may access the eLibrary here.   If you are not a member, please join CMI!

 

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