THE CMI ONLINE LIBRARIES: TREASURE FOR ANYONE, ANYTIME, ANYWHERE
The CMI libraries are a one-of-a-kind treasure trove of the best sacred music for worship available 24/7. Beautiful music that accommodates the needs of both highly resourced congregations and small churches can be found in the CMI libraries. Each entry has a PDF sample and full information for ordering. Best of all, hard copies are available at the CMI office in case the music is out of print or an order is delayed.
How are the CMI libraries built? From music publishers who regularly send new releases, donations from libraries of church musicians, scholars, libraries and churches, and single copies shared from some of the best working libraries of church choral programs in the U.S. For a listing of sources see https://www.churchmusicinstitute.org/library-sources.
It is exciting to note CMI libraries were used 40% more in 2022 than in 2021! Experienced users found new ways to find more music and more users discovered how their worship is enriched by CMI resources and their jobs made easier. The CMI library search engines do so much work for users.
The growth of the CMI libraries never stops. In 2022, 1664 new choral titles and 559 new organ works were added. Total choral entries stand at 23,624; organ entries are 17,027.
Let the secret out. If you want music for worship that is transcendent and uses the best of your congregation’s resources, you want to use the CMI libraries!