Books, Documents & Digital Media

A Treasure of Inestimable Value

The musical tradition of the universal Church is a treasure of inestimable value, greater even than that of any other art.

Vatican II, Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, n. 112

The treasure of the Church’s sacred music is open to all, and is discovered and appreciated more and more. CMAA members work to share this wealth of knowledge and art and apply it in our parishes.

Here, through the internet, CMAA offers classic and contemporary books and articles on sacred music, free to download, read, and share.  Many of them are also available in print form at the CMAA Shop.

Chant Interpretation

Essays, History, Spirituality

Practical Guidance

Sacred Music Documents

Additional Scholarly Works

Hidden Treasure: Can the Church recover her musical heritage? by Susan Benofy (at an introduction to the Church’s 20th-century teaching documents on music

The Proper Chants of the Paschal Triduum by Mark Daniel Kirby, OSB

Sacred Art and Images

Images suitable for inclusion in liturgy programs, bulletins or other sacred uses.


Colloquium Music Books



Sample Program Books

See what goes into a Sacred Music Colloquium by viewing past program books, each containing the scores for works sung during the six-day event.

2022 (Hagerstown, Maryland)

2019 (Philadelphia)

For more Colloquium books, recordings, and photos