This 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.

 

January 24th – Shrewsbury Abbey

 

My dancing day – arr. Bob Wysome

 

February 17th 2020 Valentine’s Concert

 

Morten Lauridsen – Nocturnes

English translations for Sa nuit d’ete and Soneto de la noche can be found here:

http://www.providencesingers.org/Concerts06/Season13-14/Apr14Lauridsen.php

I can’t find a decent translation of Voici le soir online so here it is:

Voici le soir (Night has come)

Voici le soir;                                                                                             Night has come;
pendant tout un jour encore je vous ai beaucoup aimees            for one whole day again I’ve loved you so much
collines emues                                                                                      stirring hills
C’est beau de voir                                                                                  It’s beautiful to see
Mais: de sentir a la doublure des paupieres fermees                   but: to feel in the lining of closed eyelids
La douceur d’avoir vu  . . . . . . .                                                             the sweetness of having seen . . . . . . .

 

 

 

 

It seems that the rest of the Nocturnes by Cor Cantiamo cannot be embedded in websites such as ours so, to hear the rest, you will need to click on the links below and you will be taken to the YouTube page where the video will start playing. Click on the back arrow to return to this page.

Soneto de la noche  – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyR3-tulPvI

Sure on this shining night – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcDGyln7QC8

Epilogue – Voici le soir – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xns2R2iqSM

 

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.

 

PRONOUNCIATION GUIDE

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.

 

 

There is also this video on how to pronounce the above:

 

Peformance Video