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Author(s): John Keys
High quality organ accompaniments to 941 hymns and worship songs - every item in Ancient & Modern: Hymns and Songs for Refreshing Worship.
The accompaniments are played by professional organist John Keys on the organ of St Mary’s, Nottingham. They are accompaniments only (no recorded singing). Each track includes an introduction, followed by the same number of verses as in the hymn book.
Using the recordingsThe tracks are provided as individual MP3 files saved on a DVD-ROM. The files should first be saved on a computer (total storage required: 2.4 GB). You can then play the MP3 tracks from the computer or transfer them to an iPod/MP3 player.
Search for an accompaniment by the name of the hymn, the tune or the hymn number in Ancient & Modern. You can then use your computer or MP3 player to create a playlist for the service.
Each track is also available as an individual download - visit www.hymncds.com/ultimate.html for more information and to hear samples from the recordings.
John Keys was born and educated in Chester. On completion of his schooling, he was assistant organist at Chester Cathedral for 3 years, before becoming an organ scholar at New College, Oxford. There he was taught by Gillian Weir and Nicholas Danby. After graduating, he studied for 3 years at Geneva Conservatoire with Lionel Rogg, and won the 1er Prix de Virtuosité and the Prix Barblan. He was also Organist of Eglise St Jean and then Holy Trinity Church. Having been appointed Director of Music at St Mary’s Church, Nottingham, in 1984, in the same year John won First Prize at the 4th Manchester International Organ Competition. As well as having created a flourishing musical tradition at St Mary’s, he is the University Organist at the University of Nottingham, and plays the organ extensively in Britain and abroad, primarily as a solo recitalist, but also as an accompanist and continuo player. In 2009, John was nominated as an Honorary Fellow of the Guild of Church Musicians.