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Introduction to the Anglican Musical Tradition


Harold Chaney
Former Organist and Choirmaster,
The Church of St. Ignatius of Antioch in the City of New York

Charles Don Keyes
Professor of Philosophy
Duquesne University

Arnold Klukas
Associate Professor of Liturgics
Nashotah House Theological Seminary

The Holy Eucharist



The Reverend Provost Robert A. Terrill (ret.)
Grace Cathedral, Diocese of Kansas

Missa Marialis, Merbecke, and Willian in The Hymnal 1982

Morning Prayer and Evening Prayer



The Reverend Dr. Bruce Monroe Robison
Rector, Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Pittsburgh

Canticles in The Hymnal 1982

This section is under construction.

Choral Music for the Offices

This section is under construction.

Parishes and Congregations

The following are listed in alphabetical order by state and city:

Emmanuel Church, Boston, MA

15 Newbury (Back Bay), Boston, MA 02116
(617) 536-3356

Bach Cantatas

The Church of St. Ignatius of Antioch in the City of New York
552 West End Avenue, New York, NY 10024
(212) 580-3326

Sound Files

Church of the Transfiguration (“Little Church Around the Corner”), New York, NY
1 East 29th Street (between Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue), New York, NY 10016
(212) 684-6770

Sound Files

St. Thomas Church, New York, NY
1 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019
(212) 757-7013

Sound Files

St. Mark's Church, Philadelphia, PA
1625 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 735-1416

Sound Files

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Cantebury Cathedral
(click image for larger view)

The Metropolitan Cathedral Church of Christ at Canterbury is visual analogue to the Anglican Communion, of which it is the Mother Church. On the site of the present church, in 597 AD, St. Augustine established his cathedral monastery. In 1170 AD a successor to St. Augustine, Archbishop Thomas a Becket, was martyred as he entered the choir for Vespers. The fame of this martyred man of God brought pilgrims from all corners of the known world to seek God's grace at Becket's shrine

The vast interior of Canterbury Cathedral tells the story of much of its history.


Sacred Music America does not guarantee that all the music of every service at the parishes and congregations listed is consistent with its standards. If you plan to visit any of them, call ahead of time to ask for details about the program for the specific liturgy you expect to attend.

A great many parishes and congregations maintain high standards across the country. The listing above offers a few examples worthy of attention at this time. Others will be added to the list, which we plan to expand and enlarge.