About / Sheet Music

Our organist

The tracks were recorded by John Keys at the organs of St. Mary's Church, Nottingham and Nottingham High School.

John has diplomas from the Royal College of Music and the Royal Academy of Music in organ playing, was assistant organist at Chester Cathedral and organ scholar at New College, Oxford. He continued his organ studies at the Conservatoire in Geneva under Lionel Rogg.

John is director of music at St Mary's Church, Nottingham, Nottingham City Organist, the organist of Nottingham University, and in 2009 was made an Honorary Fellow of the Guild of Church Musicians.
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Contacting us

The best way of getting in touch with us is by email at info@cul.co.uk

Alternatively, you can phone us at 0117-230-7123 or write to us at

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Customer comments

I have to say that we get compliments every week on the music. Having John as our organist šŸ˜Š has completely changed the quality of the music and the service… when we sang Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring, people were floored. We got compliments for weeks. Our deacon told me he had a hard time focusing on serving communion because he just wanted to listen to the music. We had no hope of finding good accompaniment for that piece until we got the library. Jeanette, New Jersey

I used them in our HC Service this morning for the first time - what a difference! Good pace, great organ sound, robust lively and uplifting joyful music which our congregation and choir loved! Father Alun Jones (Carlisle)

I just downloaded God of Our Fathers to use at Mass for our fallen soldiers. You just gave me one of the greatest musical gifts that I could get. The arrangement of this piece is superb and so is the musicianship of the performance. The harmony and execution is so perfect, it made me cry. Thank you so very much for your talent, time, generosity and wonderful sensitivity to the music. Carol Williams (Florida)

Many thanks for quick delivery and great communication. Excellent piano accompaniments! I have been listening to them all day today whilst on half term from being a teacher! Alexandra King (Kings Lynn)

I just wanted to write to say how thrilled we are by your superb organ playing via CD in our church... Since operating the remote controls to play back your music from the organ seat I have several times been congratulated on my superb playing and many others must have been astonished at how my playing has improved! Anthony Clay (St Mary's Longstowe, Cambridgeshire)

I have just received 12 CDs of your organ accompaniments. I am absolutely delighted with my purchase... Your CDs are just the ticket. Now we can have one of the best organists around, to help us give vent "Beltissimo", on occasions when we have no organist. The hymns are wonderfully played. I commend you for what you have done, and I thank you sincerely. John Tait (St Michael & All Angels, Corkbeg, Co. Cork)

I deeply appreciate the Hymn Track that we purchased from you a few months ago. It was absolutely marvelous and, once we played over our system, several people came forward after our worship service somewhat bewildered and said, "I had no idea we had a Pipe Organ here..." Rick Redmond, (Chicago)

"...a total of 138 favourites, played by John Keys, the organist of Nottingham University. Some are arranged seasonally by festival; others fall under the 'general' category - including marvellous examples like Who Would True Valour See." Times Educational Supplement (TES)

"We have no organist here at St. James House retirement and Nursing Home in Baytown, Texas, a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas...Thank you for making this remarkable contribution for our Chapel Services here in Baytown, Texas. The congregation was very happy and may we say, the Chaplain, responding to the Organ hymns, preached a fine sermon as well. THANK YOU." Reverend and Mrs. Charles H. Brown

Sheet Music and hymn books

Apart from the secondhand music listed below, we don’t sell sheet music, but there are some easy ways to get hold of it online.

If you are looking for printed music of hymns, or just for the words, the best starting point is the Cyberhymnal site, which has words and downloadable PDFs of music for a vast range of hymns, including many of the ones on our CDs. These are fine for unison singing, but if you need the harmonies most frequently used in the UK (e.g. for a choir), they are quite often different. In that case, see the hymn book page on the Church Music site for a range of options.

If you are looking for help with wedding music, see the Wedding Page of the Church Music Site, and for wedding voluntaries, the Wedding Sheet Music page. There are also specific seasonal pages for Christmas (sheet music and books), Lent to Easter and Harvest.

For church choir music and organ music take a look at the Church Music site pages:

A lot of the settings featured on on Mass/Communion Settings CD are taken from the RSCM book Music for Common Worship I: Music for Sunday. You can buy a copy from the RSCM shop here.

Secondhand music

We have a collection of second-hand sheet music. To keep it simple, we have a single price of £2 per copy plus p&p - the heavier books at the booklets are priced at £4 plus p&p and books at £7 plus p&p. If you’d like a set of copies, email us to get a reduced rate. All the music is used and could be pristine or could be 80 years old and in need of repair - all we promise is that it’s original, it’s all there, and it is readable. If you have a query, please drop us an email.

Sorry, we don't buy music.

To purchase one or more copies from the list below, select the item and click Buy Now. You can then modify the number of copies in the shopping bag, up to the maximum number we have in stock.


Booklets available

To purchase one or more booklets, select the booklet and click Buy Now. You can then modify the number of copies in the shopping bag, up to the maximum number we have in stock.


Books available

The Parish Psalter - Sydney H. Nicholson - note this is the large format version for choirs, which is pointed, but does not include music for chants

Indexes

We have a number of documents listing the accompaniments on various sets alphabetically, or matching them against specific hymn books. Please check our FAQ on 'recording our hymn book' for details and to download indexes.

If you create an index for your hymn book, please email a copy to us at info@cul.co.uk so we can share it with other churches.

See John in action

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Albinoni Adagio

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Dam Busters and Colonel Bogey

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Lo He Comes with Clouds Descending

Searching for a specific hymn or tune

If you are looking for a specific hymn, just pop over to our Library page, which lists all tracks in alphabetical order of the name of the hymn.

If you want to see if we have a specific tune, most of them have a name. You can search the Library page for a tune name by using the Find option on your browser, which searches within the current page you are looking at. This can usually be activated by Ctrl-F on the keyboard (Cmd-F on a Mac) or by looking for ‘Find…’ in either the browser’s Edit menu, or its drop down list of controls, usually accessed from a button with three horizontal bars.
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