Files made using Chris Hills's MidiPlay .

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Here are links to the URLs - the Website addresses - for the various Works we'll be singing this term. Click on them, and you'll be taken to the relevant page of the main Website, from which you can access/download the desired Midi files for the individual Pieces.

Purcell's Dido and Aeneas.

It is crucial to watch the Conductor. The Tempi are all over the place, and if you don't watch you get lost!

If you use a Player, such as MidiPlay, which shows you the notes, you'll be able more easily to find where you are - and where the Chorus bits are in between all the Solo sections. However, don't try to read the notes off the screen; listen to the notes but read them from your proper paper Score.

I recommend you listen to the Work all the way through a couple of times at least, so you get a feeling for where the Chorus slots into everything.

BEWARE! When we sang this many years ago with Grayston we used the Laurie/Dart Novello Score, and that's what was used for making the Midis. The Dent/Harris Oxford version is NOT the same ... but it's similar enough for it to be useful for learning the parts.

Parry's Songs of farewell - No. 1: My soul, there is a country
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .- No. 2. I know my soul hath power
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .- No. 3. Never weatherbeaten sail
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .- No. 4. There is an old belief
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .- No. 5. At the round earth's imagined corners
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .- No. 6: Lord, let me know mine end

I would like you all to try using Choral Music Tutor - see below - which has recently undergone a substantial upgrade, and then let me know how you find it.

The Website pages contain links to Midi files for all the parts (Soloists included). You can listen to them either using a Midi Player, such as "MidiPlay" (see below), or instead using Choral Music Tutor ("CMT"), which is a web app that plays Midi files. Choral Music Tutor runs on any device - any Desktop PC (Windows or Mac), Tablet (Android or iPad) or Smartphone (Android or iPhone) - that can browse the internet. It is not an app that you have to download or install.

And if something doesn't work properly, please let me know (see the "Comments" section of my Homepage).

Uploaded on 10/Dec/23