This page contains music files for each piece of music to be sung at a particular event. Each music file plays all voices but the Alto 1 voice is enhanced.

Click on the piece you want to play and the music will start. The small arrow on the left of the play bar will change to two vertical bars and you can click on this to pause the music if necessary. Volume can be changed by sliding the light coloured bar on the right of the main bar just after the small speaker icon.

 

November 25th & 30th 2019

NOTE:

The Walmisley Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis above does not separate out the quartet in bars 106-121(first 16 bars on page 6) so, if we sing with a quartet and you’re not in it, then don’t sing that bit !

The Purcell Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis above doesn’t separate choirs or part choirs. It probably won’t do any harm the practice the whole thing even though you may well omit parts when/if the choir is split for rehearsals and the actual performance.

 

Bob Chilcott – On Christmas Night

This can be found on the Choralia website here:- https://www.choralia.net/ch02mp3/ch02mp3en.htm

 

Other music

 

For those who feel it helps to know what you’re singing about and are not familiar with the texts and don’t read latin

 

The Ground – translation

Pleni sunt caeli et terra gloria tua.                   Heaven and earth are full of Your glory.
Osanna, Osanna in excelsis.                              Hosanna, Hosanna in the Highest.
Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini.          Blessed is He Who comes in the Name of the Lord.
Benedictus qui venit.                                          Blessed is He Who comes.
Osanna, Osanna in excelsis.                              Hosanna, Hosanna in the Highest.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi,                Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world
Agnus Dei qui tollis peccata mundi,                 Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world
Dona nobis pacem.                                             Grant us peace

 

Totus tuus sum – translation

Maria, Totus Tuus sum,                                   Mary, I am completely yours,
Maria, Mater nostri Redemptoris,                 Mary, Mother of our Redeemer
Virgo Dei, Virgo pia,                                          Virgin Mother of God, blessed virgin
Mater mundi Salvatoris.                                  Mother of the world’s Savior
Totus Tuus sum, Maria                                    I am completely yours, Mary!

 

 

2020

 

Eric Whitacre – Five Hebrew Love Songs

You can find rehearsal files here: – http://www.gracechorale.org/whitacre but, if you prefer, there is a New College Chorale set below.

I checked the rough  pronounciation guide for the complete work below during the excellent and helpful tuition we had and, although it doesn’t appear to use international phonetics and therefore still a bit open to slight interpretation,  agreed with what we were taught and should still be useful as an aide memoir.