Music Resources

Hymnals Approved for use in The Episcopal Church

Available for purchase through Church Publishing, Episcopal Bookstore,  and other booksellers.

  • The Hymnal 1982 contains the collections of hymns authorized for use in the Episcopal Church.
  • Supplements to the Hymnal 1982
    • Lift Every Voice and Sing II
    • Wonder, Love, and Praise
    • Come Celebrate! A Hymnal Supplement
    • El Himnario
    • Songs for Celebration

Hymnals Online

Church Musicians Leadership Resources / Training

Professional Music Organizations

Books for Music and Liturgical Planning

Books can be purchased through Episcopal Bookstore, Church Publishing, and other booksellers

  • The Episcopal Musician’s Handbook by the Living Church Foundation
  • Liturgical Music for the Revised Common Lectionary by Carl P. Daw Jr. and Thomas Pavlechko.

Sheet Music and Sacred Music Resource Suppliers

A Sampling of Psalters

Available for purchase through Episcopal Bookstore, Church Publishing, and other booksellers.

  • The Anglican Psalter edited by John Scott
  • The Anglican Psalter Online – Edited by Alect Wyton
  • The Ionian Psalter available for purchase by churches through Ionian Arts
  •  The St. Alban’s Psalter – Rarely-viewed 12th c manuscript is now available online
  •  The Portland Psalter Book One: Liturgical Years ABC edited by Robert A. Hawthorne
  •  The Portland Psalter Book Two, Responsorial Psalms for Congregation, Cantor & Choir edited by Robert A. Hawthorne
  • The Plainsong Psalter edited by James Litton
  • The Emergent Psalter by Isaac Everett
  • The Genevan Psalter by David T. Koyzis
  •  A HymnTune Psalter by Carl P. Daw, Jr. and Kevin R.Hackett
  •  Saint Dunstan’s Plainsong Psalter available for purchase on
  • A New Metrical Psalter by Christopher L. Webber
  • More Psalters from Church Publishing


Resources for Adult / Parish Choirs

Books are available for purchase on Episcopal Bookstore, Church Publishing, and other booksellers.

Resources for Children’s Choirs and Teaching Children to Sing

  • RSCM – Royal School of Church Music Link to US organization
  • Healthy Singing with Young Children – From Montessori World
  • Teaching Children to Sing – Statement from American Academy of Teachers of Singing
  • FAQs from Directors of Children and Youth Choirs – Choristers Guild
  • Lifeline for Children’s Choir Directors – Jean Ashworth Bartle
  • Scripture-based anthems for young children –
  • Teaching Singing & Voice to Children and Adolescents
  • Notes for Healthy Singing in Children
  • Sacred Songs for Children – Anna Laura Page
  • Favorite Sacred Songs for Children (Holy Days and Holidays) – Anna Laura Page
  • Ideas for Sacred Music for Children’s Choirs – MusicaSacra Forum
  • Sacred Musicals for Children and Youth Choirs – J.W. Pepper Music Company
  • Sacred Choral Collection for Children – The Lorenz Corporation
  • Revealing Riches and Building Lives: Youth Choir Ministry in the New Millenium
  • CME – Choral Music Experience workshops around the US
  • CME – Choral Music Experience Series by Boosey & Hawkes – Doreen Rao, Editor

Resources for Organists

  • AGO
  • Choir and Organ
  • The Diapason
  • International Society of Organ Builders
  • The Organ
  • The Organ Forum –
  • The Organ Historical Society
  • PipeDreams
  • Pipe Organ Education Project
  • Pipe Organs and Music
  • Resources for Handbell Choirs


Handbell and Chime Resources

  • Handbell Musicians of American
  • Handbells for Children
  • Handbells and Hand Chimes – Schulmerich Bell Company

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