RENAISSANCE midi file store

The Renaisance Choir is a choir of about 35 singers of all ages, which meets weekly in Emsworth in Hampshire on a Friday evening. The choir gives several public performances every year, in Hampshire and Sussex. The spectrum of music is fairly broad but contains a preponderance of Renaissance music written for the church. If anyone wishes to know more, please contact the website at www.renaissancechoir.org.uk

The music in this section is for use from April 2017

Principles of Robins Midi file design.

The files on this site contain the accompaniment and vocal parts synthesised on the Roland D20, or on an AWE32 computer sound card. The quality of the result however will depend on the quality of your own sound card and sound system on your computer. The accompaniment is spread evenly across both channels, but the parts are arranged on either the left stereo channel, or, in the case of your part, on the right stereo channel. Thus if you set your stereo balance to the centre you will hear a reasonable balance of all parts. However if you set the balance to the right, you should hear your part dominating. Conversely, if you set the balance to the left, your part should be almost inaudible (for confident singers, who probably don't need this help anyway!)

If you are using stereo headphones the effect can be achieved by offsetting the relevant earpiece so you hear less or no sound from it.

Please note that this is strictly for practice, and you should not expect a particularly pleasant sound, and I am afraid no dynamics.

Sometimes there are solo parts alongside the choral parts. In this case they will always be heard on both channels.

Before unaccompanied pieces, or pieces starting with no piano intro, to strike the rhythm for the singer, two extra bars are inserted at the beginning. The first bar contains the initial note of the part on each beat of the bar, and the second bar is empty.


File download area

You are here if you wish to select one or more MIDI files to help you with your practice. Find your voice in the table alongside the piece of music you wish to hear or load down.To hear the midi file played, just click on it. Depending on your browser settings the file may play at once with QuickTime, or with MediaPlayer. Or you may get a pop-up which will offer you the option to "Open" the file, or "Save" it with some warnings about safety. If you only wish to save the file without playing it, its better to right-click and follow the drop-down menu to the "Save" option. In either case, you will be asked to choose where on your computer to place it.

Music for use from April 2017.

My gratitude goes to John Hooper (web site www.learnchoralmusic.co.uk) whose midi files for many of the pieces here have been adapted for this website.

NOTE: If you click on "YES" in the column under "Youtube?", you may find a reasonable quality actual performance, sometimes including a rolling score for good measure.

Title of Piece ComposerVersions for each partYoutube?
Mass in B Minor - GloriaJ. S. Bach Sop 1 Sop 2 Alt Ten Bass YES
Mass in B Minor - Gratias AgimusJ.S.Bach Sop Alt Ten Bass YES
Ne Irascaris Byrd Sop Alt Ten 1 Ten 2 Bass YES
Visita Quaesumas Byrd Sop 1 Sop 2 Alt Ten YES
Pater Noster Csemizcky Sop 1 Sop 2 Alt 1 Alt 2 Ten 1 Ten 2 Bass 1 Bass 2 YES
Congaudeant Catholici Gambie Sop Alt 1 Alt 2 Ten Bass YES
Follow Your SaintGambie Sop 1 Sop 2 Alt 1 Alt 2 Ten 1 Ten 2 Bass
Ave Maria Guerrero Sop 1 Sop 2 Alt 1 Alt 2 Ten 1 Ten 2 Bass 1 Bass 2 YES
Versa Est in Luctum (See note)
Key of F# minor
Alonso Lobo Sop 1 Sop 2 Alt Ten 1 Ten 2 Bass YES
Versa Est in Luctum (See note)
Key of E minor
Alonso Lobo Sop 1 Sop 2 Alt Ten 1 Ten 2 Bass YES
I Saw Him StandingPhillip Moore Sop 1 Sop 2 Alt 1 Alt 2 Ten 1 Ten 2 Bass 1 Bass 2
Mass in C (Coronation) - GloriaMozart Sop Alt Ten Bass YES
Salve ReginaPoulenc Sop Alt Ten Bass YES
Missa O Quam Gloriosum - GloriaVictoria Sop Alt Ten Bass YES
Lux Aurumque Whitacre Sop 1 Sop 2 Sop 3 Alt 1 Alt 2 Ten 1 Ten 2 Bass 1 Bass 2 YES
Sleep Whitacre Sop 1 Sop 2 Alt 1 Alt 2 Ten 1 Ten 2 Bass 1 Bass 2 YES
This Marriage Whitacre Sop Alt Ten Bass YES
NOTES:
  1. There are two versions of Versa Est in Luctum - one in F# minor and one in E minor (The Tallis Scholars chose F# minor)

If you wish to address midi files from the Whole Works section, or files used for previous concerts click the item identified below, or choose the option to access all files.

  1. WHOLE WORKS - Handel's Messiah
  2. here for Christmas concert 1 2006
  3. here for Christmas concert 2 2006
  4. here for Easter concert 2007
  5. here for Singleton music July 1 2007
  6. here for Summer concert 2007 (21/07)
  7. here for Autumn concert 2007 (24/11)
  8. here for January 2008 (CD Music supplement)
  9. here for Easter 2008 concert (05/04)
  10. here for Portugal trip May/June 2008 (4 concerts)
  11. here for summer concert 2008(05/07)
  12. here for Chrissie's wedding music
  13. here for Autumn Concert 2008 (15/11)
  14. here for Christmas concerts 2008 (06/12 and 13/12)
  15. here for Easter 2009 concert (28/03)
  16. here for Summer 2009 concert (11/07)
  17. here for Autumn 2009 concert (31/10)
  18. here for Christmas 2009 concert (05/12)
  19. here for concerts up to Easter 2010
  20. here for concerts in Krakow, Poland (May/June 2010)
  21. here for a concert at Arundel on July 10th 2010
  22. here for a concert at Chichester on November 13th 2010
  23. here for Christmas music 2010
  24. here for concerts after January 2011
  25. here for concerts after April 2011
  26. here for concerts after September 2011
  27. here for concerts from November 2011 through January 2012
  28. here for concerts after January 2012
  29. here for concerts after April 2012
  30. here for concerts after September 2012
  31. here for concerts after November 2012
  32. here for concerts from January 2013
  33. here for concerts from April 2013
  34. here for concerts from September 2013
  35. here for concerts from November 2013
  36. here for concerts from January 2014
  37. here for concerts in Spain from April 2014
  38. here for concerts from May 2014
  39. here for concerts from July 2014
  40. here for concerts from October 2014
  41. here for concerts from January 2015
  42. here for concerts from April 2015
  43. here for concerts from October 2015
  44. here for concerts from January 2016
  45. here for concerts from March 2016 (ie Rome trip)
  46. here for concerts from September 2016
  47. here for concerts from November 2016
  48. here for concerts from January 2017
  49. here for concerts from April 2017
  50. here to access any or all midi files on this site (including those for the Cantemus choir and the Southampton Choral Society)


Technical Notes on Midi file structure.


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