MIDI music files

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These are Midi Files I created when singing in the Purcel Chamber Choir, used for learning the music as I could increase the volume on the bass or tenor part until I knew the music backwards! Once the volumes are set right for each voice, I let them play in a loop, over and over until it got drummed into me and I could then concentrate on the words. Since I am not able to sight read music well enough, I had to enter the notes one-by-one which took forever!

I found that using Anvil Studios gave me all the functions I needed to create the files, and they will play back on the free version available here:  http://www.anvilstudio.com/ I actually have paid for some of the add-ons but just to play the midi file the free version is fine. Note, you will be able to hear the music using your default Windows/Mac player, but you will not be able to alter the volume of the individual tracks/voices. they are set to however I last had them, probably biased to the Bass.

A La Nanita Nana  Traditional Spanish Carol arranged by Gene Grier and Lowell Everson
Adam lay y-bounden  Boris Ord
Adeste Fideles
Ain't misbehavin'    Fats Waller & Harry Brooks
Ave verum Corpus  William Byrd
Ave Verum.mid      Edward Elgar                                                       
Purcell Chambe Choir

Away in a Manger    W.J. Kirkpatrick                                                   
Birthday Carol      David Willcocks
Blow, Blow, thou winter wind. John Rutter
Blue Moon             arr. David Blackwell
Bread of Heaven
Cantique de Jean Racine. Gabriel Faure
Christmas Song.        Michael Praetorius
Christus Natus Est.     Charles Gounod
De Virgin Mary had a baby boy.  Arr. Malcolm Sargent
Full Fathom Five.,         R. Vaughan Williams
Funeral Sentences,        third version, Henry Purcell
Gabriel's Message.     John Rutter
Handel, Anthem II, part 1
Handel, Anthem II, part 2
Handel, Anthem II, part 3
Handel, CHANDOS
I Got Rhythm         George Gershwin
If ye Love me, keep my Commandments Thomas Tallis
It was a lover and his lass, Shearing, Birthday Madrigals
Jesus Child,         John Rutter

Jingle Bells & all that jazz    Arr. Mim Sciangalepore
Jubilate Deo in D,     Henry Purcell
let's do it                 Cole Porter, arr. David Blackwell
Live with me             Shearing
Over Hill, Over dale     R. Vaughan Williams
Over the Rainbow         arr. Guy Turner
When daffodils begin to peer Shearing
 Spring             Shearing
Who is Silvia    Shearing
   Fie on sinful fantasy    Shearing
Hey, ho, the wind    Shearing
Sheperd's pipe carol
Sigh no more, Ladies
Sing Joyfully
Sleigh ride
We're the Choir         Kjell Lonna

From Handel's Chandos Anthem No 4:  1)
O sing unto the Lord, 3) Declare his honor, 6)  Let the Whole Earth, 7)  Let the Heav'ns Rejoice.
From John Rutter's Magnificat: 1) Magnificat 2)
Of a Rose  3) Quia Fecit mihi 4) Et Misericordia  5) Fecit Potentiam  6)  Esurientes 7) Gloria Patri
From John Rutter's Gloria: 1) Part 1, 2) Part 2, 3) part 3

I have now been back singing with Ars Vocalis in the Conservatoire de Cannes for the Christmas 2012 season see http://www.ars-vocalis.fr/ for program and details