Links to Faure and Dvorak Learning Files

Faure: Requiem: ALL voices can be found with this link

On the page you will see Requiem – 1890 and below that you voice part. For example, if you click on ‘Soprano Chorus Rehearsal Aid’ it will take you to a page where you can choose which movement you want to work on. It very easy.

Dvorak: Mass in D is on cyberbass – Here it is. Enjoy.


Christmas 2021 – Saviour’s Day

Saviour’s Day – SOPRANO – FAST

Saviour’s Day – SOPRANO – SLOW

Saviour’s Day – ALTO – FAST

Saviour’s Day – ALTO – SLOW

Saviour’s Day – TENOR – FAST

Saviour’s Day – TENOR – SLOW

Saviour’s Day – BASS – FAST

Saviour’s Day – BASS – SLOW

Vivaldi Gloria – 1st movement
Vivaldi Gloria Soprano part

Vivaldi Gloria Alto part

Vivaldi Gloria Tenor part

Vivaldi Gloria Bass part

Handel: Surely he hath borne our griefs
Surely Soprano part

Surely Alto part

Surely Tenor part

Surely Bass part

Handel: And with his stripes

And with his stripes Soprano part

And with his stripes Alto part

And with his stripes Tenor part

And with his stripes Bass part

Handel: All we like sheep

All we like sheep Soprano part

All we like sheep Alto part

All we like sheep Tenor part

All we like sheep Bass part

Bruckner: Ave Maria

Bruckner Ave Maria Soprano part

Bruckner Ave Maria 1st Alto part

Bruckner Ave Maria 2nd Alto part

Bruckner Ave Maria 1st Tenor part

Bruckner Ave Maria 2nd Tenor part

Bruckner Ave Maria 1st Bass part

Bruckner Ave Maria 2nd Bass part

Rossini Petite Messe Kyrie

Rossini Kyrie Soprano

Rossini Kyrie Alto

Rossini Kyrie Tenor

Rossini Kyrie Bass

Lauridsen: Sure on this shining night

Sure on this shining night Soprano

Sure on this shining night Alto

Sure on this shining night Tenor

Sure on this shining night Bass

The following is some useful information and links to articles including how to learn your part, singing technique and sight singing:
1. Learning Your Voice-Parts
2. Singing Technique and Vocal Health
3. Sight Singing and Music Theory

1. Learning Your Voice-Parts

The internet provides a wonderful selection of audio practice files that can be downloaded and played directly on your computer or (in many cases) also played on portable MP3 players. In addition to a number of commercial on-line businesses offering practice files, there are also many choral music enthusiasts who create these files and very generously make them freely available for download. It is perhaps appropriate to mention that at least two of these sites have a mechanism (i.e. PayPal) to make a donation toward their support and which you may consider doing if you choose to use those files.

Although there are many possible file formats, the two most common are the MIDI (i.e. .mid) and the MP3 (i.e. .mp3) . Where there is a choice, you will of course need to select the format that meets your particular need.

If you’d like to be able to see the score, control the tempo and  be able to start and stop your playback at particular bar lines then you should use midi files when they are available.  This does however require you to use your desktop, laptop or even a mobile devise for the playback. Assuming you have a Windows 7 or 8 or Mac OS 10.4 or later operating system, I’d recommend that you download a programme called Midi Sheet Music available from here. When the page opens, click the button labeled “Download Windows” or “Download Mac OSX” as appropriate. A pop-up titled “Opening MidiSheetMusic-2.6.exe”  should then appear. Assuming the pop-up does appear, click the  “Save File” button on that pop-up to get this piece of software downloaded to your computer. If the pop-up didn’t appear then click the Midi Sheet Music ( the white text on black background) and then click the green “Download MidiSheetMusic-2.6.exe”. When the download is complete, go to your download folder (that folder will be called Download in Window machines, unless you’ve changed it) and click on the file labelled MidiSheetMusic-2.6.exe to make it run.

When the programme opens, click “File”, then “Open” and then select the midi file you wish to play – you should have already downloaded your .midi practice files. Note that this programme will download very rapidly as it is only 1.372 MBytes in size and does NOT install itselfon your machine i.e. it is a free standing application like the Notepad and Calculator programmes on your Windows computer.

If you prefer to listen to your downloads on a CD player, then it is possible to convert “.mid” and “.mp3” files to an intermediate format (named as “.wav”) and then into a format suitable for burning onto a blank CD-R disk. Unfortunately, you will need the appropriate software and hardware to do this.

The list below identifies a selection of commercial and open source sites and provides the site’s name, its URL (a.k.a. web address) and some general comments that you may find helpful in deciding which one to use.

Commercial General Comments
Chorus Rehearsal CDs available.
Note Perfect CDs and a limited selection of MIDI & Scorch formats.
ChoralLine CDs and vocal scores also available.Telephone number: 01285 644845
CyberBase CDs also available.
Open Source General Comments
John Fletcher The largest selection of files in MP3, MIDI and two Scorch formats available anyway (probably).
Choralia MP3 with electronic voicing (also helps with learning the words).
ChoralTech Midi files only.
John Hooper Good selection but in midi format only.

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2. Singing Technique and Vocal Health

This section will be developed over the coming months but to begin with, here are some excellent sources of information available on the web:

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3. Sight Singing and Music Theory

This section will also be added to over time but to begin with, here are some useful web based tools:

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