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NPM is providing free access to the first thirty-three volumes of Pastoral Music, extending from October-November 1976 through August 2009.  Each issue of the magazine is posted here in PDF format for the use of pastoral musicians and others doing research on liturgical and musical issues.

Back issues of the last two volumes of Pastoral Music are available for sale from the NPM office.  Please call our Publications Department at (240) 247-3000. 

In each volume the issue titles are arranged by date of publication and issue number.

Volume 1
1:1 Church Music Today (October-November 1976)
1:2 Prayer and Music (December-January 1977)
1:3 Tradition and Change (February-March 1977)
1:4 "Music in Catholic Worship": The 1972 Document Revisited (April-May 1977)
1:5 Ethnic Music in the Parish (June-July 1977)
1:6 Religious Education: The Role of the Pastoral Musician (August-September 1977)

Volume 2
2:1 The Role of the Pastoral Musician (October-November 1977)
2:2 "Music in Catholic Worship": The Musical, Liturgical, and Pastoral Judgment (December-January 1978)
2:3 Forming the Pastoral Musician (February-March 1978)
2:4 What Pastoral Musicians Do (April-May 1978)
2:5 Musical Liturgy Is Normative (June-July 1978)
2:6 Planning the Celebration (August-September 1978)

Volume 3
3:1 Parish Weddings (October-November 1978)
3:2 Prayer: Performance & Participation (December-January 1979)
3:3 Instruments and Sounds (February-March 1979)
3:4 "Music in Catholic Worship": The Sacraments (April-May 1979)
3:5 Chicago '79: Prayer: Performance & Participation (June-July 1979)
3:6 Parish Choirs (August-September 1979)

Volume 4
4:1 The Animator: Exploring a New Liturgical Role (October-November 1979)
4:2 "Music in Catholic Worship": Theology of Celebration (December-January 1980)
4:3 The Parish Funeral (February-March 1980)
4:4 When Is Music Pastoral? (April-May 1980)
4:5 Spiritual Growth through Musical Excellence (June-July 1980)
4:6 "The Musician, the Parish: Relationship in a New Key"—The Providence Convention (August-September 1980)

Volume 5
5:1 Celebrating Liturgy with Children (October-November 1980)
5:2 Confirmation and Music: Parish Dilemma (December-January 1981)
5:3 The Ministry of Music: Naming Ourselves (February-March 1981)
5:4 The Words Count (April-May 1981)
5:5 Claim Your Art: Detroit 1981 (June-July 1981)
5:6 The Allied Arts (August-September 1981)

Volume 6
6:1 Where It Counts—In the Parish (October-November 1981)
6:2 The American Scene (December-January 1982)
6:3 The Mystery of Faith: Reflections for Musicians (February-March 1982)
6:4 Baptism in the Parish (April-May 1982)
6:5 Liturgy of the Hours for Parish Use (June-July 1982)
6:6 The Assembly Acts: Gathering, Listening, Responding (August-September 1982)

Volume 7
7:1 Clergy and Musicians Ministering Together (October-November 1982)
7:2 Celebrating Children (December-January 1983)
7:3 Twenty Years of Music (February-March 1983)
7:4 Sacred or Secular Music: The Great Debate (April-May 1983)
7:5 Music and Liturgy: Form and Function (June-July 1983)
7:6 Remembering into the Future: NPM Convention, St. Louis, Missouri (August-September 1983)

Volume 8
8:1 The Psalms: The Word of God and Sung Prayer (October-November 1983)
8:2 Gathering to Remember: Liturgical Consultation, Boston College, June 19–22, 1983 (December-January 1984)
8:3 Music and Culture (February-March 1984)
8:4 Contemporary "folk" Groups: A Changing Scene (April-May 1984)
8:5 Martin Luther: Musician (June-July 1984)
8:6 Music and the Parish: A Complete Picture (August-September 1984)

Volume 9
9:1 The Pastoral Organist (October-November 1984)
9:2 The Call to Holiness: Regional Conventions 1984 (December-January 1985)
9:3 Art, Technology, Liturgy in the 80's (February-March 1985)
9:4 Liturgical Renewal: Influencing Our Music (April-May 1985)
9:5 Congregational Participation (June-July 1985)
9:6 Gregorian Chant (August-September 1985)

Volume 10
10:1 Blessed Are the Music Makers: National Convention 1985 (October-November 1985)
10:2 The Eucharistic Prayer (December-January 1986)
10:3 Choosing Repertoire (February-March 1986)
10:4 Meetings, Meetings, Meetings (April-May 1986)
10:5 Liturgy in the Parish: Notre Dame Study of Catholic Parish Life (June-July 1986)
10:6 Music and Song: Notre Dame Study of Catholic Parish Life (August-September 1986)

Volume 11
11:1 10th Anniversary Issue (October-November 1986)
11:2 Getting the Seminary to Sing (December-January 1987)
11:3 Musical Challenges (February-March 1987)
11:4 Spiritual Reflections for Music Makers (April-May 1987)
11:5 The Computer, Sound, and the Church Musician (June-July 1987)
11:6 Parish Pastoral Councils and Their Musicians (August-September 1987)

Volume 12
12:1 "As Grain Once Scattered . . .": National Convention, 1987 (October-November 1987)
12:2 "Blessed Are Those . . . Who Gather the Children": First NPM Children's Convention (December-January 1988)
12:3 Music of the Eastern Churches (February-March 1988)
12:4 A Letter on "Concerts in Churches" (April-May 1988)
12:5 Parish Weddings II (June-July 1988)
12:6 The Litany in Catholic Worship (August-September 1988)

Volume 13
13:1 The Call to Competence: Regional Conventions 1988 (October-November 1988)
13:2 Adult Initiation American Style, Part I (December-January 1989)
13:3 Adult Initiation American Style, Part II (February-March 1989)
13:4 The Mass: What the General Instruction Says about Its "Function" (April-May 1989)
13:5 The Hospitable Musician (June-July 1989)
13:6 The Three Days (Part 1) (August-September 1989)

Volume 14
14:1 "How Can We Keep from Singing": National Convention 1989 (October-November 1989)
14:2 The Order of Christian Funerals (December-January 1990)
14:3 The Three Days (Part 2) (February-March 1990)
14:4 Congregational Participation (April-May 1990)
14:5 Teenagers at Prayer: The Musician's Role (June-July 1990)
14:6 Church Music—A Global View (August-September 1990)

Volume 15
15:1 NPM Gathering: Regional Conventions 1990 (October-November 1991)
15:2 Christian Ritual Music: A Brief History (December-January 1991)
15:3 Cantillation: Between Speaking and Singing (February-March 1991)
15:4 The Communion Rite (April-May 1991)
15:5 Holocaust Remembering (June-July 1991)
15:6 Why Catholics Can Sing (August-September 1991)

Volume 16
16:1 Singing a New Church: National Convention 1991 (October-November 1991)
16:2 Parish Weddings III (December-January 1991)
16:3 Everyday Life (February-March 1992)
16:4 The Preface (April-May 1992)
16:5 Hearers of the Song (June-July 1992)
16:6 Entertainment in Worship: The Role of "Delight" (August-September 1992)

Volume 17
17:1 Why Catholics Sing: The "Milwaukee Report" (October-November 1992)
17:2 Singing the Lectionary, Year A (December-January 1993)
17:3 Diverse Musicians Together: 1992 Conventions (February-March 1993)
17:4 Unaccompanied Singing: Music for Small Parishes (April-May 1993)
17:5 The Sacramentary Revisited (June-July 1993)
17:6 Church Unity through Music (August-September 1993)

Volume 18
18:1 The Rhythm of Time . . . in Faith: National Convention 1993 (October-November 1993)
18:2 Creation, An Act of Worship (December-January 1994)
18:3 The Sacramentary: Proposed Music (February-March 1994)
18:4 Forming Clergy and Musicians (April-May 1994)
18:5 Celebrating with Children (June-June 1994)
18:6 Reform and Renewal (August-September 1994)

Volume 19
19:1 Gathering: NPM 1994 (October-November 1994)
19:2 Back to Basics (December-January 1995)
19:3 Selecting Music (February-March 1995)
19:4 Holy Week and the Triduum (April-May 1995)
19:5 Liturgy and Inculturation (June-July 1995)
19:6 The Bishop and the Liturgy (August-September 1995)

Volume 20
20:1 As a Story Handed Down: 1995 National Convention (October-November 1995)
20:2 The Musicians' Books (December-January 1996)
20:3 Sunday without Eucharist (February-March 1996)
20:4 Parish Weddings IV (April-May 1996)
20:5 Why Beautiful Music? (June-July 1996)
20:6 The Psalms: Singing, Praying, Preaching (August-September 1996)

Volume 21
21:1 The Pastoral Demands ... (October-November 1996)
21:2 Regional Conventions 1996: A Moment of Epiclesis (December-January 1997)
21:3 Issues That Challenge (February-March 1997)
21:4 The Pastoral Organist II (April-May 1997)
21:5 Seeking Common Ground ... for Pastoral Musicians (June-July 1997)
21:6 Composing for the Church (August-September 1997)

Volume 22
22:1 NPM National Convention 1997: Sing the God of Justice Who Knows No Favorites (October-November 1997)
22:2 The Pastoral Ensemble (December-January 1998)
22:3 Taking Care With Music: The Sick and Sinners (February-March 1998)
22:4 Leading Worship with Adolescents (April-May 1998)
22:5 The Renewal: Can We Get It Right in 1998? (June-July 1998)
22:6 Quality Music Demands... (August-September 1998)

Volume 23
23:1 1998 Regional Conventions (October-November 1998)
23:2 Time and Te Deum (December-January 1999)
23:3 Dies Domini: The Lord's Day (February-March 1999)
23:4 The Word: Proclaiming, Preaching, Singing (April-May 1999)
23:5 Preparing for the Jubilee: Year of the Father (June-July 1999)
23:6 Naming and Celebrating Priestly Ministry (August-September 1999)

Volume 24
24:1 National Convention 1999: Now Is the Acceptable Time (October-November 1999)
24:2 Our Liturgical Century (December-January 2000)
24:3 Making Space for Sung Worship (February-March 2000)
24:4 Four Goals for the Millennium (April-May 2000)
24:5 Liturgy with Youth: New Resources, New Questions (June-July 2000)
24:6 Voices in Sung Worship (August-September 2000)

Volume 25
25:1 Regional Conventions 2000 (October-November 2000)
25:2 General Instruction 2000 (December-January 2001)
25:3 Pastoral Music: Vocation, Ministry, Profession (February-March 2001)
25:4 Many Communities, Many Songs (April-May 2001)
25:5 Built of Living Stones (June-July 2001)
25:6 Musical Mystagogy (August-September 2001)

Volume 26
26:1 Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Convention: Musical Liturgy Transforms (October-November 2001)
26:2 The Fifth Instruction: American Reflections (December-January 2002)
26:3 Volunteers: Heart of Music Ministry (February-March 2002)
26:4 Waters of Life, Sing Praise (April-May 2002)
26:5 Campus Ministry: Singing at the Crossroads (June-July 2002)
26:6 Processions: Singing Our Journey (August-September 2002)

Volume 27
27:1 Regional Conventions: Singing Hope and Renewal (October-November 2002)
27:2 Sing of Mary (December-January 2003)
27:3 From “Holy God” to “Awesome God”: Praise Music and Catholic Worship (February-March 2003)
27:4 Gifts of Asia and the Pacific Rim (April-May 2003)
27:5 Implementing the General Instruction 2000: Practical Help (June-July 2003)
27:6 The Path to Renewal: Opportunities and Obstacles (August-September 2003)

Volume 28
28:1 2003 National Convention: Christ Present . . . When the Church Sings and Prays (October-November 2003)
28:2 Spirituality for Pastoral Musicians (December-January 2004)
28:3 Music Ministries: Support for Congregational Singing (February-March 2004)
28:4 Religiosidad Popular and the Liturgy (April-May 2004)
28:5 Pastoral Musicians and Evangelization (June-July 2004)
28:6 Our Priestly, Prophetic, and Royal Vocation (August-September 2004)

Volume 29
29:1 Regional Conventions 2004: Spirit, Song, Praise (October-November 2004)
29:2 Our Eucharistic Church (December-January 2005)
29:3 Psalmist and Cantor (February-March 2005)
29:4 Singing Peace, Singing Justice (April-May 2005)
29:5 A Song of the Seasons (June-July 2005)
29:6 Organs and Organists (August-September 2005)

Volume 30
30:1 National Convention 2005: That Your Joy May Be Complete (October-November 2005)
30:2 The Pastoral Choir (December-January 2006)
30:3 Threshold Rites (February-March 2006)
30:4 Preparing for Worship (April-May 2006)
30:5 Accessible Worship: Liturgy, Music, and People with Disabilities (June-July 2006)
30:6 Co-Workers in the Vineyard (August-September 2006)

Volume 31
31:1 2006 Regional Conventions: Unity, Hope, Gift (October-November 2006)
31:2 A Pastor’s Guide to Pastoral Music (December-January 2007)
31:3 New Approaches to Multicultural Liturgy (February-March 2007)
31:4 Learners, Teachers, Pilgrims (April-May 2007)
31:5 Words We Pray, Words We Sing (June-July 2007)
31:6 Hymns and Liturgical Songs (August-September 2007)

Volume 32
32:1 2007 Convention: That All May Be One (October-November 2007)
32:2 Foundations & Visions: Liturgical Principles from Sacrosanctum Concilium (December-January 2008)
32:3 Mentoring You into Music Ministry (February-March 2008)
32:4 Sing to the Lord: Key Themes in the Bishops’ Document (April-May 2008)
32:5 Gregorian Chant Today (June-July 2008)
32:6 Liturgical Ensembles (August-September 2008)

Volume 33
33:1 2008 Regional Conventions: In the Midst of Change (October-November 2008)
33:2 Singing the Faith We Share (December-January 2009)
33:3 Cantemos al Señor . . . Unidos / Sing to the Lord . . . Together (February-March 2009)
33:4 Music Education and Worship (April-May 2009)
33:5 Composers "Through all the earth their voice resounds . . ." (June-July 2009)
33:6 Holy Ground: Space for Worship (August-September 2009)

Volume 34
34:1 2009 National Convention: Sing to the Lord (October 2009)
34:2 Musicians Serving Military Communities (January 2010)
34:3 With Voices Joined (March 2010)
34:4 Why We Sing what we Sing and Do what we Do at Mass (May 2010)
34:5 The Great Commission: Liturgy and the Church's Mission (September 2010)

Volume 35
35:1 2010 Annual Convention: Hope and Harmony (October 2010)
35:2 Chant and Her Children in Today's Liturgy (January 2011)
35:3 The Spirit in the Liturgy (March 2011)
35:4 Youth, Music Ministry, Liturgy, and the Church (May 2011)
35:5 The Roman Missal: A Broader Perspective (September 2011)

Volume 36
36:1 2011 Annual Convention: Sing a New Song (October 2011)
36:2 Excellence in Lay Ecclesial Ministry (January 2012)
36:3 Lift Up Your Voice: Varieties of Sung Worship (March 2012)
36:4 Psalms in Catholic Worship: The Raising of My Hands (May 2012)

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