his page contains music files for each piece of music to be sung at a particular event. Each music file here plays all voices at equal volume with none enhanced. Once you have practiced using the music enhanced for your voice on the relevant voice page (Soprano 1, Soprano 2 etc.) you can use the files here to get used to the rest of the voices and picking up your entries from the other voices and orchestral backing where provided.

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.

There may also be a YouTube video for some of the pieces following the relevant play list and these can be played by clicking on the small arrow in the middle.

 

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

Videos

 

 Ubi caritas with piano improvisation

 

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.

Below is the Kala kalla for All voices with faster and more staccato “La’s” than the slower practice files on the individual voices pages.

 

 

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.

 

Video