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How to use the database

The database is made up of a number of items, categorised by composer, type (i.e. glee or catch), genre and voices. You can browse through all of these items by clicking on Browse Items in the main menu.

If you would like to search for a particular title, use the Search feature which is located at the top-right of every page. Simply type in the title you are looking for and click 'Search'. You can narrow your search parameters by using the dropdown boxes to specify a composer or a glee/catch, or even select both.

When you browse or search for items, the relevant items will appear in a table, with the relevant information under different columns. Click on the title to view the details of the item itself.

By clicking on other links, such as type or genre for example, the table will reconfigure to show you more items which have this feature in common (i.e. more items of the same type, or more items within the clicked genre).

When you click the composer name, this will take you to a page filled with all catalogued items by that composer.



When you click on an item title, it will take you to an individual page with all details available for that item. This will include all available files for the item, such as images, audio and PDF files. 

To view images, click on the image thumbnail and the image will expand in the window. You can use the left or right buttons to navigate through a gallery if there is more than one image on the page.

To download the image, click on the 'Page' link above the thumbnail image (e.g. Page 1, Page 2 etc.), and a new tab will open in your browser containing the image. Click 'File > Save As' on your internet browser to save the image to your computer. Alternatively, from the item page, right-click on the 'Page' link and select 'Save Link As' in the same way.

Other file types, when clicked, will open in a new window but will only display depending on the compatibilities of your browser. If you are downloading sibelius files or eps files, we recommend you save the file to your computer and view it in the appropriate program. Audio files/MP3 files should open and play fine in all browsers, but if you have a slow internet connection you may wish to download the entire file before listening.


You can use the main menu to navigate back to 'Home' or 'Browse Items' at any point. 'History' and 'About' are simple pages that provide some background information on Canterbury Catch Club ('History') and about the archive itself ('About'). You get in touch with us by emailing via the 'Contact Us' email form.