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:
DATES OF COMPOSER
|OPTIONAL (Choirs, Instruments, etc.)
SOURCE OF MELODY
DATES OF AUTHOR
SOURCE OF TEXT
LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY
PUBLIC DOMAIN SOURCE
CMI CATALOGUE NUMBER
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.