Why is there no singing on your recordings?

Such recordings exist…
Go onto a site such as Amazon and search for hymns and you'll find plenty of recordings with cathedral and college choirs producing beautifully sung versions of hymns. They are fine to listen to. But we don't do any recordings with singing on.
… but they're not ideal
If you play such a recording through your sound system, the result is something that is harder to sing along to than the accompaniment alone. The perfection of the choir can be off-putting - what we are trying to do is provide the next best thing to having an organist accompanying your own voices.

We could record tracks with a choir: John is the Director of Music of a very fine one at Nottingham Parish Church. But there are plenty of existing recordings, and there is limited scope because it means getting a whole choir together for each track. By limiting our recordings to accompaniments we are able to provide the enormous range of the collection, adapting to different styles and denominations.
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Do you sell words or sheet music?

We don't - and hymns usually only come in books - but there are plenty of ways of getting music and words. CLICK FOR MORE...

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Have you recorded all our hymn book?

There are hundreds of hymn books and sadly we can't record them all. But we do have one fully recorded and plenty more partly covered. with a growing collection of indexes to link books to our library. CLICK FOR MORE...

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Can you record my favourite hymn?

If it's not already in our library, while we can't guarantee to record your favourite, let us know so we can add it to our wish list. CLICK FOR MORE...

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How did HymnCDs.com get started?

Back in 2005, organist John Keys and producer Wendy Williams were looking for way to make their CDs available. CLICK FOR MORE...

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How do I change the number of verses in a hymn?

You may always omit some verses, or your hymn book could have a different number to our recording. CLICK FOR MORE...

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How do I set up a playlist of tracks?

If you are using MP3s or downloads a playlist allows you to set up just the tracks you need for a service. CLICK FOR MORE...

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Why is there no singing on your recordings?

There are recordings available with singing on, but we don't provide them. Here's why. CLICK FOR MORE...

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How do I choose the format and play your tracks?

We have tracks on CDs, as MP3s and as downloads - and there are range of options for playback in churches and at events. CLICK FOR MORE...

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Where can I get your downloads and streams?

Downloads and streaming are available immediately, 24/7 - so ideal for a last-minute requirement. There are a whole range of options available. CLICK FOR MORE...

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Can I use your recordings in more than one church?

We recognise that increasingly one vicar/priest might cover multiple buildings. By default we cover four. CLICK FOR MORE...

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Can I change the speed of a recording?

It is possible to change speeds using an editor, but it's likely to make the recording slightly fuzzy. CLICK FOR MORE...

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