Files "cleaned" originally

Giacomo Puccini

Turandot - Act 1

You can freely and lawfully download a printable score for this Work from IMSLP - the Petrucci Music Library - though it may not be exactly the same as the one used to make the Midi Files below, and it probably won't be as good as a proper paid-for engraved and printed score.

There is a rather dark performance of this Work by the Choir and Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala di Milano conducted by Gianandrea Gavazzenion on YouTube starting here.

Here is a "clickable" Table of the available Midi Files for this Work (at the moment there are Files only for Act 1; Files for Acts 2 and 3 may follow, but ... don't hold your breath!). Note that the whole of Act 1 is sung without a pause, but for convenience here the Act has been split into six main sections, each identified by the first spoken words and the Score page number. Note also that unusually there are included Files for the various Soloists and Groups of Singers (these latter are not always fully separated out!), as an aid to smaller Choral Societies who may perhaps not be intending to use professional Soloists. Note further that the phrasing of the Notes in these Files matches - for the most part - the Italian words.

Finally, note that Opera is not really suited for conversion into Midi format, so while a slight attempt has been made to get it all to fit, it may not do so that well!

And finally finally, it's been difficult to squeeze all the Voices and Instruments into the standard 15 (+1) Channels, and the result may not always be quite right! So ... good luck!

Groups*       In the Table, the "Groups" may be the Guards, the Executioner's Assistants, the Ragazzi, the White Priest, or the Handmaidens, as appropriate.

Turandot - Act 1
UNemphasized Liu The Prince Timur /
Ping Pong Pang Groups* Sop 1 Sop 2 Alto 1 Alto 2 Tenor 1 Tenor 2 Bass 1 Bass 2
Popolo di Pekino!
(People of Peking!)
Page 1
yes yes yes None None None yes yes yes yes None yes yes yes yes
Perche tarda la luna?
(Is the moon never coming?)
Page 43
None None None None None None yes yes yes None None yes As 1 yes As 1
O giovi netto!
(Unhappy youth!)
Page 61
None yes None None None None yes yes yes None None yes yes yes yes
Non Figlio, che fai?
(What art thou doing?)
Page 78
None yes yes yes yes yes yes yes As 1 None None yes As 1 yes As 1
Non indugiare!
(Tarry no longer!)
Page 106
None yes yes yes yes yes None None None yes None yes None None None
Non piangere, Liu!
(Oh! weep no more, Liu!)
Page 118
None yes yes yes yes yes None yes yes None None yes yes yes yes

That's the end of Act 1.

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Files originally uploaded in Jul/14.