Rehearsal Tracks Information

To help you practice our songs, go to the "Rehearsal tracks ..." page where you can:

1) listen while you are on-line or

2) download the rehearsal mp3 files and save them to your computer

3) create a CD with just the tracks you want.  

 

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To download music files:

 

For Windows users:

To save a rehearsal track to your computer, point the cursor at the file you want to save, and right-click your mouse onto that title.  You will then see “Save Link As”.  Select that option, and then you will get a window where you can enter the title that you want.  Choose a directory on your computer where you want to save it.  Click “Save As …” and Save it.

For MAC users:

Point the cursor at the file you want to save.  Then press and hold “ctrl” while you push the mouse button.  You will then get a menu which includes “Download link as …”  Choose this, name the file as you wish, and save it.        

 

To download the above information, click here.

For help on how to make your own CD from these tracks click here.

 

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For some concerts we will recommend studying with Midi files. 

An excellent free source for lots of rehearsal tracks can be found at http://www.learnchoralmusic.co.uk/complist.html

 

For more information about Midi files read on:

WINDOWS:  

Internet Explorer will play the MIDI files without downloading them. 

Chrome and Firefox appear to download them first before playing them. (If you can fix this, please let me ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) know how you did it.)

 

To be able to manipulate Midi files so that you can hear your part more clearly we suggest that you download and use "Midiplay", a very good free program with lots of great features.  Find it by clicking here

 

MAC:  

For playing MIDI files, there are several suggestions.  

Softronics makes a basic midi player for Mac that is user friendly.  Here's a link to the download:

http://sweet-midi-player.en.softonic.com/mac

 

Roni Music's Sweet MIDI Player -  A version suitable for Mac OS X (10.3.9 or higher) can be downloaded - for free - from

the relevant sub-page of the Roni Music Website.

Garageband - comes installed on new Macs, or is available as part of Apple's iLife suite.

You would then drag the Midi file into Garageband and it will split the File
into tracks that can be individually edited, changed into different
instruments, and played around with to your heart's content.

MuseScore and Melody Assistant are two music notation programs.   They are available in Mac versions


iPhone and iPad Players:

To play Midi files it is necessary to install a suitable app such as "Sweet MIDI player."

An app more suited for use by choral singers is "Learn My Part" (LMP), which is a better alternative that allows you

to select the voice you want to emphasize.  But it is not free.


For iPads there is "Sonja™", which is primarily a music notation tool (using
standard piano-roll format) for those who don't read music well, but it is
also a tool for learning and practicing vocal compositions recorded as
computer files rendered in either Midi or native Sonja format. 

 

Android Tablets and Smart Phone Players - All seem able to play Midi
files, and there are numerous Apps, many free, which will play such files
and even show their notation.

One is Madhav Vaidyanathan's "Midi Sheet Music", which is free but a little basic. It works with

Android and Windows, the Mac OS X, and Ubuntu Linux.

Another excellent notation-displaying app for Android is "Midi File Player."  This is a more

comprehensive "Midi Practice Player", and is downloadable for just under £3.