Library Church Music


 The Library of the Benedictine Monastery at Admont, Austria

 

A Library of Church Music for Free Online Listening

 

 

Church Year logo showing the 4 seasons Click for church music appropriate to the different seasons of the liturgical year: AdventChristmas, Easter, Ascension, PentecostTrinity Sunday.

 

Click for the ABC of Composers and Musicians encountered in the Music Programme.  Clicking on names will always produce a biography but often access to online music as well.  Clicking on [BNQ]  will always give the works available to borrow from the Bibliothèque nationale du Québec and clicking on [CML]works available for free online listening from the Classical Music Library.

 

Click to go to Bach Cantatas online performed by the Bach-Collegium Stuttgart, Helmuth Rilling conducting, with the possibility of following the text in German and English with additional information available.

 

 

 

 

Click to access the music of church choirs and choral groups.

 

 

 Heather Nichols: The Choristers of St. Mary-le-Tower, Ipswich

 

 

Click to Listen to your choice of Montreal organ music while you work at your computer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click to read about the Chapel Royal along with some of its more illustrious members, Thomas Tallis, Orlando Gibbons, John Bull, and Thomas Tomkins and listen to some of their music.

 

 

 Caspar David Friedrich, Pilgrimage at Sunset, Kunstsammlungen, Weimar, 1805                                                                                      

Henry Balfour Gardiner (1877-1950)[BNQ] [CML], Evening Hymn (Te lucis ante terminum), is in the repertory of Christ Church Cathedral
Te lucis ante terminum over the centuries has been sung during night prayer (compline) in the Roman Catholic liturgy.  Click to read about Te lucis ante terminum and listen to a number of versions.