Welcome

Welcome to the home of over 2,600 tracks of organ music played by leading organist John Keys to accompany hymns, piano accompaniments for worship songs and superb organ voluntaries, available as CDs or for instant download. These are accompaniments only - there is no singing on our tracks.

Not sure where to start?

See our Getting Started Guide further down the page.


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Quick Access Store

See and purchase our CDs plus MP3s on disc/memory stick/iPod here. For downloads and more details on all products see the menu items at the top of the page.

It's not all hymns and songs

We also have:
  • Organ voluntaries: pieces for before and after a service, or during interludes
  • Service Settings: mass/communion settings for sung services plus Anglican Chant accompaniments for matins and evensong canticles

Getting Started

Which products are best for you?
Our sets are often the best way to get started. The Core Set Plus is most popular: 186 popular traditional hymn accompaniments. If you need more range, the Modern MP3 Set adds worship songs and junior worship songs piano accompaniments. Alternatively our Ultimate Set covers all 941 accompaniments for the A&M hymn book Hymns and Songs for Refreshing Worship. Or get our entire library with the Master Set.

If you prefer to buy your accompaniments bit by bit, you can download
individual tracks or albums - or buy individual Hymn CDs and Worship Song CDs from a wide range of options, including special CDs for Christmas, Easter, Weddings, Funerals and Remembrance. And don't forget our handy Voluntaries and Service Settings CDs.

You can jump straight into our CDs and MP3 sets in the Quick Access Store above or select an item from the main menu at the top of the page.

  • Download a track or tracks - A listing of every track in our library with the option to download from iTunes or Amazon
  • Buy a hymn album - Choose from our entire range of hymn accompaniment CDs (or download a whole album from iTunes or Amazon)
  • Buy a worship songs album - Choose from our entire range of worship songs accompaniment CDs (or download a whole album from iTunes or Amazon)
  • Buy a set - Ideal to replace an organist - collections of albums including our basic Core Set, and the Ultimate Set with every hymn and song in the new Ancient and Modern hymn book, in order.


Playing accompaniments and choosing a format
Our accompaniments are available on CD or as MP3 computer files. CDs are best if you don't have access to a computer or iPod/tablet/smartphone. However they can be fiddly to use in a service, switching CDs and finding the right tracks. The huge advantage of using the MP3s is that once they are loaded onto your device and the device is connected to a sound system, you can find any track simply by searching for the hymn or tune name (or A&M number for the Ultimate Set). Best of all, you can put all the tracks for a service into a playlist, which means you see just the tracks you need for that service. To hear how the MP3s sound, you can download some free complete MP3s (256 Kbps) to try on your sound system by clicking here.

If you decide to go with MP3s you can either download tracks from iTunes or Amazon - individual tracks can be accessed from our library page or tracks/full albums from each of the album pages - or buy sets from us. We provide these on DVD-ROM discs, memory sticks or preloaded on iPods. In the first two cases you will simply need to copy the files from the discs or memory stick onto your computer. If you wish to use an iPod/tablet/smartphone in the church, you can then transfer the tracks from the computer using its music software (iTunes or the Windows or Android equivalents). Pre-loaded iPods are ideal if you don't have access to a computer and just want to play the music straight away (you will need a sound system to plug the iPod into). However, if you already have a computer and a tablet or smartphone, you can use that instead with no extra hardware cost.

Our MP3s on disc/memory stick/preloaded iPod come as standard at 256 Kbps, the usual bit rate for MP3s. The Master Set at 256 kbps takes up around 13.7 Gb. If you are using an old iPod or phone with limited storage, you can opt for our compact version of any set - just drop us an email at info@cul.co.uk when you've placed your order. The compact files are at 128 Kbps - the sound quality isn't quite as good, but it only takes up half the space. If you need to check the difference between the normal MP3s and the compact files download a set of samples at different bit rates by clicking here.

To play the music and sing along you will need amplification. Many churches/schools already have sound systems with the option of plugging a device into the auxiliary port (AUX in) - if that's the case you can connect the audio socket of a computer, iPod, tablet or phone loaded with our tracks to that socket using an appropriate cable. If you don't already have a sound system, it's worth borrowing a domestic hi-fi system and try plugging the source (computer, iPod etc.) into that at the venue to see if it's loud enough before spending more on a professional sound system.

Don't be surprised if the organ sounds a little distorted when turned up high on a computer or phone's speakers. Small speakers struggle to handle the very wide frequency range of an organ - play the music through a decent sound system and the quality will be much better.

If you still aren't certain which format to use, please do drop us an email at info@cul.co.uk - we are happy to give advice.

Some more samples to listen to


And Did Those Feet (Jerusalem)
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Wedding March (Mendelssohn)
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Colours of Day (piano)
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The Angel Gabriel
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SAMPLES

Abide with me
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Bach: Toccata in D minor
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Shine, Jesus, shine (piano)
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While Shepherds Watched
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Download free complete MP3s to try on your sound system

News

The Voluntaries Set

A new set with all our organ pieces for before and after services, during processions etc.

Click for more info.

Standardised MP3 bit rates

To avoid confusion we're now only offering the standard 256 Kbps bit rate MP3s. Should you have limited space, just let us know and we can still provide the old compact 128 Kbps version, taking up half the space with slightly degraded sound quality.

John Keys plays Widor
NEW: Anglican Chant Canticle Accompaniments

A packed set of Anglican Chant accompaniments including 10 Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis chants, plus morning canticles and two excellent psalm accompaniments.

Click for more info.

Multi-church licence

We recognise that increasingly there are multiple churches in a parish or benefice, and so a single purchase of our CDs and downloads is licensed for use in up to four churches, as long as they are in the same parish or benefice.


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