MEMBERS' SUPPORT FOR LEARNING MUSIC
ILLAWARRA CHORAL SOCIETY CELEBRATING 70 YEARS
Panis Angelicus – Franck
Both Learn Choral Music and Choralia use a different edition from ours.
However, the listed Youtube videos show the score and give emphasis to the separate voices.
All in the April evening – Roberton
Learn Choral Music: http://www.learnchoralmusic.co.uk/Roberton/All-in-April/all-in-april.html
All in the April Evening https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8ojon1RJ4E
Ave verum – Mozart
Choralia VS: http://www.choralia.net/mz06/mz06.htm
Choralia MP3: http://www.choralia.net/mz06mp3/
Learn Choral Music: http://www.learnchoralmusic.co.uk/Mozart/Aveverumcorp/aveverum.html
Goin' home – Dvorák
PERFORMANCE – Not identical with our version, but captures the mood beautifully
How lovely are thy dwellings - Brahms
Choralia VS: http://www.choralia.net/br06/br06.htm
Choralia MP3: http://www.choralia.net/br06mp3/
Learn Choral Music: Single parts can be accessed via this Tutti page:
How lovely https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4-_DiaF-RA
Linden Lea – Vaughan Williams
Overly slow, but parts are clear: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvoYHwYDYLA
Songs of love - Brahms
Choralia VS: Selection: Nos 16 & 18 are the last two: http://www.choralia.net/br04/br04.htm
Choralia MP3: Selection: Nos 16 & 18 are the last two: http://www.choralia.net/br05mp3/
Songs of Love https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jw5VoYOvYYI
No. XVI begins at 19:45
No. XVIII begins at 23:15
Saint Matthew Passion – Bach
Choralia VS: http://www.choralia.net/bh11/bh11.htm
Choralia MP3: http://www.choralia.net/bh11mp3/
(On this site our no. 72 is no. 62, and our no. 78 is no. 68)
Learn Choral Music: http://www.learnchoralmusic.co.uk/Bach/Matthew/matthew.html
John Eliot Gardiner, Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra
SOME GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS ON USING CHORAL LEARNING WEBSITES
This site offers synthetic voices singing the words, so that you hear where the syllables come. This also makes it easier to get the rhythms correct.
Select VS tab if you are using a microsoft PC and you will be able to use tempo and volume controls. For MAC, iPad and iPhone you will only be able to use the mp3 tab and will not be able to control the tempo.
Scroll down to your part (e.g. soprano2) and the movement you want to practise.
Then click the speaker in the column you want:
a) your own part with keyboard (left column)     OR
b) all parts, with your part louder (middle column)     OR
c) all parts at the same volume (right column)
When the forward arrow (top box) turns bright blue, click it.
NB: You can use this site online as often as you wish. However, if you want to download files to burn a CD, please note the detailed licence conditions on
Learn Choral Music
The link above takes you directly to the table of movements and voice parts. The first column (UNemphasized) gives all voice parts at equal volume, with (synthetic) orchestral accompaniment.
The voice-part columns give a different instrument to each voice part, and emphasise that voice above the others, which are still audible.
Where MIDI files are available you can listen to your part individually or against other parts with the free MIDI player, MidiPlayW7:
WARNING: Don’t try to download this player from the following site, which appears to have been corrupted:
Instead, download it from this site, which has complete instructions:
When asked where to save the player, select Desktop. You can then drag a music file on to the player and it will open and play the file. This player allows control over tempo and the volume of each part.
You can view more complete instructions for downloading MidiPlayW7 at:
To save a music file, right-click on the title, select Save target as, and select where you want to keep it. Saving a file to the Desktop means you can get to it easily and drag it to your preferred player.
MIDI files should play on computers and, if burnt to CD, on some other CD players. For practising with the computer, the free player MidiPlayW7 allows control over tempo and the volume of each part.
MP3 andWAVE files (created for the Choral Society only – not commercial) can be burnt to CD and should play on any equipment. Tempo and relative volume cannot be controlled in these files.