Every church musician has spent hours searching for compositions to match a sermon topic, scripture passage, or liturgical emphasis. Each choir is unique in musical assets and limitations, and theological and liturgical demands must be considered in selecting music for worship. The Church Music Institute offers solutions that meet all criteria for selecting music for worship.
The Sacred Music Library is the most comprehensive collection of sacred choral and organ compositions for worship in a searchable online format. Online search fields offer 17 criteria for the choral library and 7 criteria for organ compositions to find appropriate music for worship. Worship planners encounter compositions of the highest quality musical and theological content, curated by experts in the field.
Choral Search Fields
Organ Search Fields
- Tune Name
- Name of Collection
- Additional Instruments
The #1 question asked: Are compositions available for purchase from the Sacred Music Library database?
No. The online library is a reference library only. Compositions may be ordered from a vendor of choice, or directly from a publisher. Those anthems identified on the website as CPDL, IMSLP, etc., however, do have free access for users. If a composition is permanently out of print and negotiations fail with the publishing company, please contact the CMI Office for gaining access to a copy of the music.
CMI is pleased to recommend the staff at Senseney Music who have given excellent service to our members since CMI's inception. We also recommend independent dealers, Lois Fyfe Music and Cliff Hill Music, both excellent full-service music providers. CMI receives no financial benefit for member purchases made through these dealers, but recommend their knowledgeable staff members and reputable service to CMI constituents.