CMI Receives Tim Sharp Choral Library Holdings

As he transitioned from the Executive Director of the American Choral Directors Association to
his new life in Tennessee, CMI Board Member Dr. Tim Sharp generously packed some of the
finest sacred choral music from his library to send to CMI. This summer Dr. Mann and the
library staff have been processing the music into the library holdings. Included are the finest
editions of anthems, cantatas, oratorios, requiems, masses, and sacred services of such
composers in the classical canon of Western music as Britten, Pärt, J.S. Bach, Holst,
Mendelssohn, Vaughan Williams, Elgar, Rachmaninoff, Willcocks, Handel, Vivaldi,
Rheinberger, Schubert, Beethoven, Bruckner, Mozart, Vierne, Duruflé, Bloch, Rutter, Haydn,
William Byrd, and C.P.E. Bach. Also included are hymnbooks; guides, philosophies and
practice of church music; collections of hymns by various writers; collections of anthems, hymns
and worship resources by varied composers and authors. Such treasures are available to all who
delve into the libraries of CMI. Thank you, Dr. Sharp, for sharing your finest and best with the
constituencies of CMI! We wish you God’s goodness in your new life in Tennessee, and
especially in your new position as Minister of Music for Immanuel Baptist Church in Nashville!