SPECIAL ONE-OFF ENTRY - Portsmouth Festival Choir midi file store

Go to www.portsmouthfestivalchoir.co.u where you will find information about the choir.

This music is expected to be sung from February 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 tape 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 February 2017

My gratitude goes to John Hooper (web site www.learnchoralmusic.co.uk) some of whose midi files 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?
Otcenas - Our Father Leos Janacek Sop 1 Sop 1 Alt 1 Alt 2 Ten 1 Ten 2 Bass 1 Bass 2
Ave Maria Leos Janacek Sop Sop Solo Alt Ten Ten Solo Bass Yes
Our FatherStravinsky, Arr; Dancer Sop Alt Ten Bass

Access Previous MIDI Practice Files:

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. here for music after January 2017
  2. here to access any or all midi files on this site (including those for the Renaissance Choir, Cantemus Choir and the Southampton Choral Society)

Technical Notes on Midi file structure.