MUSIC FOR THE WINTER CONCERT 6 DECEMBER 2015

Rehearsals are as follows:

·        Sunday 4, 11, 18, 25 October

·        Sunday 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 November

·        Please note prompt start at 6:20pm.

Final rehearsal and concert: 6th December 2015.


You will find links to scores in the table below, and also MIDI files and Youtube videos. 


If you want to download Youtube videos then follow these instructions:

·         Open the Youtube video (links below) in a new tab

·         Copy the URL (address – something like  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLPSQMOFxbA”) to the clipboard

·         Click here to open a new tab, with the website keepvid.com

·         Paste the Youtube URL into the box, and then click on the download button

NEW (added 1st November): pronunciation aids for Bach (pieces 1 and 12 on the list). NB large files (ca 5MB each).

Details

Score

Learning Aids

Youtube recordings

1. J S BACH Cantata 61 Nun komm der Heiden Heiland SATB


(movements 1 and 6 sung by choir)

Full score (20 pages) OR

 

Choral sections (13 pages, movements 1 & 6 only)

Cyberbass

Click on your voice part to hear all the parts including accompaniment with your part emphasised.

Arnold Schoenberg Choir, Concentus Musicus Wien, conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt

The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, conducted by John Eliot Gardiner

NEW:  pronunciation aids:

·        Movement 1

·        Movement 6

 

2. PETER PHILIPS O beatum et sacrosanctum diem SSATB

Score

John Fletcher

If you open your voice part in the MIDI (or MP3) column using vanBasco's Karaoke, you can play your part separately.  If you open your voice part in the .htm column, you will hear all the parts with your part emphasised, and you can follow the score: you will need the Scorch Plug-in – if you do not already have this software, you can download it from the page you have opened.

Trinity College Choir, Cambridge conducted by Richard Marlow

Cambridge Singers, conducted by John Rutter

3. THOMAS WEELKES Gloria in excelsis Deo SSAATB

 

Score

Learn Choral Music

Click on your voice part to hear all the parts with your part emphasised.  If you open your voice part using vanBasco's Karaoke, you can play your part separately.

Choir of King’s College Cambridge

4. WILLIAM PYGOTT Quid petis O fili? SATB, verse 1.SATB 2.AB 3.ATB

Score

CPDL

Under `Music Files' find CPDL #06867 - click on the loudspeaker symbol.  You can play the file for each voice separately using vanBascos Karaoke - the labels `Soprano Sax’, `Oboe’, `French Horns’, `Baritone Sax’ denote the SATB parts respectively, throughout both Tutti and Semi Chorus sections.

Vokalensemble der Schola Cantorum Basiliensis directed by Kate Dineen

 

Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford conducted by Stephen Darlington

5. RICHARD DERING Quem vidistis pastores? SSATTB

Score

CPDL

Under `Music Files' find CPDL #25304 - click on the loudspeaker symbol.  You can play the file for each voice separately using vanBascos Karaoke - the labels `Choir Aahs' denote the Sop1, Sop2, Alto, Tenor1, Tenor2, Bass parts in that order.

Coro directed by Mark Griffiths

6. WILLIAM BYRD O magnum misterium SATB, verse SAT

Score

 John Fletcher

If you open your voice part in the MIDI (or MP3) column using vanBasco's Karaoke, you can play your part separately.  If you open your voice part in the .htm column, you will hear all the parts with your part emphasised, and you can follow the score (NB in the Versus section of the score, bars 63-76, the 3 parts are sung by SAT): you will need the Scorch Plug-in – if you do not already have this software, you can download it from the page you have opened.  Note that these files play the parts a minor third lower than the score we are using.

or Singingpractice

Find the 12th piece in the list.    If you open your voice part using vanBasco's Karaoke, you can play your part separately.  Note that these files play the parts a tone lower than the score we are using.

The Monteverdi Choir directed by John Eliot Gardiner

 

Choir of Durham Cathedral directed by James Lancelot

7. JAN SWEELINCK Hodie Christus natus est SSATB

Score

 John Fletcher

If you open your voice part in the MIDI (or MP3) column using vanBasco's Karaoke, you can play your part separately.  If you open your voice part in the .htm column, you will hear all the parts with your part emphasised, and you can follow the score.  NB we will adopt rather different speeds, and relationships between speeds, so these files will be useful mainly for learning pitches.  

The Choir Of Trinity College, Cambridge directed by Richard Marlow

 

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge directed by David Willcocks

8. JOHN SHEPPARD Reges Tharsis SATTBB

Score

 Singingpractice

Find the 8th piece in the list.    If you open your voice part using vanBasco's Karaoke, you can play your part separately.  Note that the parts in the score we are using are labelled Treble, Alto, Tenor, Tenor, Baritone, Bass – in these MIDI files the corresponding parts are labelled Sop 1, Sop 2, Alto 1, Alto 2, Tenor, Bass.  Note also that these MIDI files play the parts a tone higher than the score we are using.

The Tallis Scholars directed by Peter Phillips

 

The Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford directed by Stephen Darlington

 

Choir of St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh directed by Duncan Ferguson ·

9. GIOVANNI PALESTRINA Hodie Christus natus est SATB

Score

CPDL

Under `Music Files' find CPDL #06260: - click on the loudspeaker symbol.  You can play the file for each voice separately using vanBascos Karaoke - the labels `Choir Aahs' denote the SATB parts in that order.

 

No useable recordings are available on YouTube.

10. GIOVANNI PALESTRINA Hodie Christus natus est SSAB ATTB

Score

 Singingpractice

Find the fifth piece in the list.  Select your voice part - note that in these MIDI files the parts are set out in the order S1, S2, A1, A2, T1, T2, B1, B2 whereas in the score we are using they are set out in two choirs - CHOIR 1: S1, S2, A1, B1 and CHOIR 2: A2, T1, T2, B2.  If you open your voice part using vanBasco's Karaoke, you can play your part separately.  

Choir not named.  The piece is performed down a tone.

11. GIOVANNI GABRIELI Hodie Christus natus est SATB SATB

Score

CPDL

Under the heading `Music Files' find `CPDL #18063: Editor: Michael Gibson' - click on the yellow loudspeaker symbol.  You can play the file for each voice separately using vanBascos Karaoke - SATB parts in Choir 1 are labelled `Clarinet', `Oboe', `Tenor Sax', `Bassoon'; and SATB parts in Choir 2 are labelled `Sop Sax', `Alto Sax', `Tenor Sax', `Baritone Sax'

Cor Ariadna, Catalonia (note that this choir tends to sing sharp).

12. J S BACH Jesus bleibet meine Freude from Cantata 147 Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben

Score

Cyberbass

The Amsterdam Baroque Choir and Orchestra, conducted by Ton Koopman

Arnold Schoenberg Choir, Concentus Musicus Wien, conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt 

NEW: pronunciation aid

 

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Last updated:   November 1, 2015

If you want help on using MIDI files, please see Glyn’s Guide.

 

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Unless indicated, all events are held at the church of St Anne and St Andrew, 125 Salusbury Road, Queens Park, NW6 6RG. See map here. For advice on how to get there by public transport, see the
TfL journey planner.


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MUSIC THEORY AND MUSICIANSHIP COURSES

 

The Mary Ward Centre (at 42 Queens Square, WC1 3AQ) run regular courses on music theory, at a variety of levels. They courses would be very useful to choir members wishing to improve their music reading and singing. For further information:

 

·         see their website

·         contact  mwenquiries@marywardcentre.ac.uk  

·         or contact Adam, who is a member of QPS and is attending their courses.

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Warm-up and technical exercises from Mary Phillips.

 In each case go “right click” on the link and then “save target as” to download to your own PC. Then open using one of your usual media players (they are in MP3 format). These are very large files so download may take a little while. Don’t forget to delete them from your PC when you have finished with them.

¨      Warm up exercises  (6 MB)

¨      Technical exercises: part 1  (6 MB)

¨      Technical exercises: Part 2 (5 MB)

¨      Warmup – recorded at 28 October 2007 rehearsal

¨      Online metronome

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If you have any queries about future concerts, please text or call Peter Burtt-Jones on 07931 747133, or on 020 7624 7461, or email him at director@queensparksingers.org.uk.

Last updated:   November 1, 2015