The Ultimate Carol Set

Our most complete carol collection

The Ultimate Carol Set includes a total of 119 accompaniments for Advent, Christingle, Christmas and Epiphany carols. It is a recording of every item in the new Ancient and Modern book, Carols Ancient and Modern, featuring carols for both congregations and choirs. Note these recordings are accompaniment only - there is no singing.

The full set is now available. We also have the first disc from Adam Lay Ybounden, via O Come, O Come, Emmanuel to This is the Truth Sent from Above, dedicated to Advent available to buy as a standalone CD.

The MP3 set is compact and cost effective: it is the most flexible way to play your accompaniments. Once the files are in place on a computer or iPod/MP3 player you can search for an accompaniment by the name of the hymn, the tune or the number in the A&M book. Particularly useful is the ability to set up a playlist for a particular service or event, putting the tracks you need on the day at your fingertips.

By default our MP3 sets come with a 128 kbps bit rate. This makes the files significantly smaller so that we can fit the tracks on a minimum number of disks, but the quality isn’t quite as good. In our experience, most sound systems in churches are not good enough to make the distinction apparent, so 128 kbps is fine, but should you prefer a higher bit rate we can provide enhanced discs at 256 kbps at an extra charge.

If you are concerned about bit rates, you can download a set of samples at different bit rates by clicking here.

If you prefer traditional CDs we can accommodate you too with the full set of 6 audio CDs.

Sample: The Angel Gabriel
Hear samples of any of the tracks by clicking on the relevent iTunes or Amazon button below.

Buying the Set

The set can be bought online here. Alternatively, you can drop us an email at with your order requirements and we will send back an invoice with the bank details to make a bank transfer, or send a cheque for the appropriate amount made out to Creativity Unleashed Limited to Creativity Unleashed Limited, 31 Eastbury Way, Swindon SN25 2EL, or buy using a card over the phone on 0117-230-7123 (Cheques and purchases over the phone in pounds sterling drawn on UK bank accounts only).

If you have any queries about the set or how to buy it, please drop us an email. We send your CDs first class in the UK or airmail overseas. Email us or call on 0117-230-7123 if you need UK special delivery. All prices include post and packing.

Accompanying book

Copies of the carol book to accompany the recording are available in full music ( or and words-only ( or versions. If you want a bulk order, it’s best to go to Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd. direct.

Ancient & Modern and The New English Hymnal are published by Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd. For more information or to purchase material from their range of hymnals, please visit: Hymns Ancient and Modern is a registered trademark. All hymn numbers used by permission of Hymns Ancient and Modern.

Available to download

Any or all of the tracks for these albums can also be download from Amazon and iTunes.

(Tracks are less than 40p each if you download the whole album.) Click on the button in the list below to download a single track from that album, or the whole album.

Carols included

Advent Carols (Volume 1)
4001. Adam lay ybounden - Boris Ord (1)
4002. Adam lay ybounden - Peter Warlock (1)
4003. Advent Candles tell their Story – Angel Voices (1)
4004. As Joseph was a-walking - Richard Terry (3 + ref.)
4005. Come, Thou long-expected Jesus - Cross of Jesus (4)
4006. Creator of the Stars of Night - Conditor alme (5)
4007. Gabriel to Mary came - 14th-Century Advent Carol (4)
4008. Go tell it on the Mountain - African-American Spiritual Melody (3 + ref.)
4009. Hail, blessed Virgin Mary - Matteo Coferati: Corona di sacre Canzoni (3)
4010. Hark, a thrilling Voice is sounding - Merton (5)
4011. Joseph was an old Man - English traditional Carol (7)
4012. Lo, He comes with Clouds descending - Helmsley (4)
4013. Longing for Light, we wait in Darkness - Christ be our Light (5)
4014. O come, O come, Emmanuel - Veni Emmanuel (5 + ref.)
4015. On Jordan’s Bank the Baptist’s Cry - Winchester New (5)
4016. People, look east to see at last - Besançon Carol (4)
4017. The Angel Gabriel from Heaven came - Gabriel’s Message (4)
4018. The Lord at first did Adam make - West of England Traditional Carol (4 + ref.)
4019. There is no Rose of such Virtue – John Joubert (4)
4020. This is the Truth sent from above – English traditional Carol, arr. R. Vaughan Williams (5)
(this track is on the single Advent CD but not the download)
4021. When righteous Joseph wedded was – West of England Carol (3 + ref.)

Advent (this track is on the Advent CD)
4021. When righteous Joseph wedded was – West of England Carol (3 + ref.)

4022. A great and mighty Wonder - Es ist ein Ros entsprungen (4 + ref.)
4023. A Virgin most pure, as the Prophets do tell - A Virgin most pure (7 + ref.)
4024. All my Heart this Night rejoices - Warum sollt ich mich denn grämen (4)
4025. Angels from the Realms of Glory - Iris (4 + ref.)
4026. Away in a Manger, no Crib for a Bed - Cradle Song (3)
4027. Away in a Manger, no Crib for a Bed - Manger Scene (Mueller (Murray)) (3)
4028. Child in a Stable - Dans cette étable (3)
4029. Child in the Manger - Bunessan (3)
4030. Child of Heaven, born on Earth – French Lorrain Carol (3 + ref.)
4031. Christians, awake! salute the happy Morn – Yorkshire (6)
4032. Christians, make a joyful Sound - German Melody in Moosburg Gradual (4 + ref.)
4033. Come to Bethlehem and see the newborn King - Pieds en l’Air from Capriol Suite (2)
4034. Deck the Hall with Boughs of Holly - Nos Galan (3)
4035. Ding-dong, ding, ding-a-dong-a-ding - O quam mundum, quam jucundum (3 + ref.)
4036. Ding dong! merrily on high - Branle de l’Official from Orchésographie (3 + ref.)
4037. Every Star shall sing a Carol - Every Star (6 + ref.)
4038. Gaudete! gaudete! Christus est natus – from Piae Cantiones (4 + ref.)
4039. Girls and Boys, leave your Toys, make no Noise - Czech Folk Tune (3 + ref.)
4040. God rest you merry, Gentlemen (descant, Robinson v6) - God rest you merry (6 + ref.)

4041. Good Christians all, rejoice - In dulci jubilo (3)
4042. Good King Wenceslas look’d out - Tempus adest floridum (5)
4043. Good People all, this Christmas time - 19th Century Irish Carol (5)
4044. Hark! the Herald Angels sing (descant, Willcocks v3) - Mendelssohn (3 + ref.)
4045. How brightly shines the Morning Star! - Wie schön leuchtet (3)
4046. Hush! my Dear, lie still and slumber - Isaac Watts, Malcolm Archer (4 + ref.)
4047. I cannot tell why He, whom Angels worship - Londonderry Air (4)
4048. I saw a Maiden sitten and sing - Basque Melody (5 + ref.)
4049. I saw three Ships come sailing in - English Carol (9 + ref.)
4050. I sing of a Maiden - Lennox Berkeley (5)
4051. I wonder as I wander out under the Sky - John Jacob Niles (3)
4052. In the bleak mid-Winter - Cranham (5)
4053. Infant holy, Infant lowly - Polish Traditional Carol (2)
4054. It came upon the Midnight clear - Noel (4)
4055. The Tree of Life my Soul hath seen - Elizabeth Poston (5)
4056. Joy to the World, the Lord is come! - Antioch (Comfort (Mason)) (3)
4057. King Jesus hath a Garden, full of divers Flowers - 17th Century Dutch Carol (6 + ref.)
4058. Listen to the Message that the Angels bring – Traditional Moravian Melody (4)
4059. Little Donkey, little Donkey p Eric Boswell (3 + ref.)
4060. Little Jesus, sweetly sleep, do not stir - Czech Cradle Carol (2)

4061. Love came down at Christmas - Love came down (3)
4062. I saw a fair Maiden sitten and sing - Richard Runciman Terry (4)
4063. Lully, lulla, thou little tiny Child - Coventry Carol (3 + ref.)
4064. Mary had a Baby, yes, Lord - African American Carol (7 + ref.)
4065. Fair maiden, who is this Bairn - Irish Folk Song (4 + ref.)
4066. Now the Holly bears a Berry as white as the Milk - Cornish Traditional Melody (4 + ref.)
4067. O come, all ye Faithful (descant Wilcocks, v6) - Adeste Fideles (7 + ref.)
4068. O holy Night! the Stars are brightly shining - Adolphe Adam (2)
4069. O leave your Sheep - Quittez Pasteurs (4)
4070. O little One sweet, O little One mild - German Chorale Melody (4)
4071. O little Town of Bethlehem - Forest Green (4)
4072. O sleep Thou Heaven-born Treasure Thou - German Carol Schlaf wohl (3)
4073. Of the Father’s Heart begotten - Divinum Mysterium (6)
4074. On Christmas Night all Christians sing - Traditional Sussex Melody (3)
4075. Once in royal David’s City (descant, Willcocks v6) - Irby (6)
4076. Past three o’Clock - London waits (8 + ref.)
4077. Rejoice and be merry - Dorset Church-Gallery Tune Book (4)
4078. Riu riu chiu, la Guarda Ribera - Mateo Flecha (6 +ref.)
4079. See, amid the Winter’s Snow - Humility (Oxford) (5 + ref.)
4080. See him lying on a Bed of Straw - Calypso Carol (4)

Volume 5
4081. Shepherds came, their Praises bringing - Quem Pastores (3)
4082. Silent Night! Holy Night! - Stille Nacht (3)
4083. Sing Lullaby! - Basque Traditional Carol (4)
4084. Still, still, still - Austrian Traditional Carol (2)
4085. Sweet was the Song the Virgin sang - Anonymous song from William Ballet’s Lute Book (3)
4086. The first good Joy that Mary had - English Traditional Carol (7 + ref.)
4087. The first Nowell the Angel did say - The First Nowell (4 + ref.)
4088. The great God of Heaven is come down to Earth - Alan Ridout (6 + ref.)
4089. The Holly and the Ivy - English Traditional Carol (3 + ref.)
4090. The Mother of Jesus gave birth to her Lord - Lourdes (5 + ref.)
4091. The Virgin Mary had a baby Boy - The Virgin Mary (3 + ref.)
4092. There’ll be a new World beginnin’ from tonight! - Cecil Arthur Broadhurst (1 + ref.)
4093. There’s a Star in the East on Christmas Morn - African-American Spiritual (2 + ref.)
4094. Thou must leave Thy lowly Dwelling - Hector Berlioz (3)
4095. Thou who wast rich beyond all Splendour - Fragrance (3)
4096. To us in Bethle’m City – Kölner Psalter (4)
4097. Tomorrow shall be my dancing Day - English Carol Melody (11 + ref.)
4098. Torches, Torches, run with Torches - John Joubert (1)
4099. Unto us is born a Son (arr. Willcocks) - Melody in Piae Cantiones (5)
4100. We wish you a merry Christmas - English Traditional Carol (4 + ref.)


4101. What Child is this, who, laid to rest - Greensleeves (3)
4102. Whence is the goodly Fragrance flowing - Quelle est cette odeur (3)
4103. While Shepherds watched their Flocks by Night - Winchester Old (6)
4104. While Shepherds watched their Flocks by Night - Cranbrook (6)
4105. Who would think that what was needed - Scarlet Ribbons (3)


4106. As with Gladness Men of old - Dix (5)
4107. Bethlehem of noblest Cities - Stuttgart (5)
4108. Brightest and best of the Sons of the Morning - Epiphany (5)
4109. Brightest and best of the Sons of the Morning - Wessex (5)
4110. Faithful Vigil ended - Pastor Pastorum (4)
4111. In our Darkness Light has shone - Upton Cheyney (4)
4112. O worship the Lord in the Beauty of Holiness - Was lebet (5)
4113. One Star shone across the Eastern Sky - Malcolm Archer (3)
4114. Songs of Thankfulness and Praise - St Edmund (5)
4115. Three Kings from Persian Lands afar - Chorale Melody by Philipp Nicolai (3 + ref.)
4116. We three Kings of Orient are - Three Kings of Orient (5 + ref.)


4117. God whose Love is everywhere - Falling Fifths (4)
4118. It’s rounded like an Orange - The Holly and the Ivy (5)
4119. This little Light of mine - Popular American Melody (2 + ref.)

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