Eslinger, Gary S., and F. Mark Daughtery. Sacred Choral Music in Print. 2d ed. Music-In-Print Series, Vol. 1. Philadelphia: Musicdata, 1985. (Subsequent supplements available).
Resource for finding literature; intended for the choral musician/conductor.
Editors consulted with over 900 publishers to determine the literature that is currently in print for choral singing. Included is choral music thought to be sacred in nature. The additional supplements help to keep information up to date and round out the list as new pieces are available.
Book is divided into two volumes (A-L) and (M-Z). Music is listed alphabetically by composer, and then by work title. Each listing provides both general and specific information; regarding the work itself and the particular edition respectively. Edition information will include title, language of text, instrumentation, duration, difficulty, publishing information, and prices. Consult book's guide to use concerning abbreviations used in the citations. Cross-references are found throughout. Book contains a title/author index. Also included is a publisher directory. Supplements to the main volumes are helpful additions to keep this source up to date.
Vast body of literature information. Publisher directory is helpful for locating music.
Information concerning prices may be outdated; you must consult the publisher directly.