Choir resources

This page contains online resources for the Newport Community Choir, including sheet music and MIDI files.

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Rehearsal schedule

Help with playing MIDI files

See the MIDI Guide for technical help with playing MIDI files...


Current repertoire


Make You Feel My Love

(MP3 audio)

Sylvie 4-part version

(MP3 audio)



(Each part has the rest of the choir at half volume for context.)




John Brown's Body

Lean On Me

Long Black Veil

(These versions don't include the "...and me..." bits at the end.)

Simple Gifts

These are MP3 files, they should play on any device.

Time After Time


Past repertoire



All I Have to Do is Dream

All Through the Night

Banana Boat Song

(Lead part plays at half volume and uses a different tone.)

Banks of the Condamine

(Men's part is 'piano' sound, women's part is 'harpsichord')


Bura Fera (Remote singing version)

This is the version we'll use for singing over Zoom. It's the same as usual, except Sops and Basses sing the verses too.

Carol of the Birds

Canaan's Land

Celtic Blessing

Christmas at Home

Curlews Fly

Other parts will be heard at times in the background, as a guide; they will be half volume and in a different tone.

These files now have a 2 bar lead-in.



These are audio files, generated from the MIDIs. If you can't play the MIDIs, try these. Sorry about the trumpet sound, it was the only one that worked.

Sorry, still only one bar lead-in here.


Dimna Juda

Down in the River to Pray

(L'eguaglianza is filed as "L")

Feelin' Groovy

Freedom is Coming



MIDI versions

(This is the full song, but we don't come in until Bar 21. Piano and kids choir parts are much quieter, your part is loud. Follow along in your sheet music to avoid confusion.)

Audio versions

Hamba Nathi

Happy Birthday

Haul on the Bowline


Note: I have chosen a piano sound for these parts because it's clear and sharp, but it does not sustain long enough for the long notes in Sop, Alto and Tenor parts. Follow in the music and you'll see the long tied notes.

I have included a click track right through all parts because of the long rests and offbeat notes.

If you can't work out how it all fits together, listen to the "Tutti" version.

Hobo's Lullaby

Horror Movie

How Many Days

I Wish I Knew How it would Feel to be Free

If I Fell

In Dulci Jubilo

In This Heart

(Note: the fermatas (pauses) are left out in these versions - they just play straight through.)

Here is the original YouTube video.




It's a Long Hard Road



(OK, I know this really should be sorted as "E" but you know...)


Love Me Tender

Malo Lelei

(These are MP3 recordings.)

Morning Has Broken


My Bonnie Boat

Mysterious Ticking Noise (Harry Potter etc)

No Reindeer

Intro, verse, chorus

Scores for No Reindeer

Now O Now I Needs Must Part

O La Lay

Recording - all parts

O Occhi Manza Mia

(These are MP3 audio files)

Ol' Man River

(Backing parts)

Pack Rack

(see Roof Rack below)

The Parting Glass

Pick a Bale of Cotton

Pump Shanty

Rivers of Babylon

Roof Rack

Russian Lullaby

Santa's Beard

The Sea



This is the a cappella version - a bit different from the version we learnt for Folk to Classical

Silent Night





(You will hear the other parts in the background at half volume.)

Spicks and Specks/Canon

(Revised version 20 June 2019)

Stay With Me

Stand By Me

Step By Step

Sto Mi e Milo

(Both verse and chorus are played without the repeats.)


Sylvie 2-part version

That Lonesome Road

Revised 2020. Other parts will be heard at half volume.

This Darkened Room


To the Earth

Tuxedo Junction

Two of Us

Under the Full Moon Light

Wade in the Water

(Note: Bass/tenor intros, e.g. at start of song, are heard in a different tone: your part is always a piano sound. Swing rhythm has been improved, it's now pretty accurate.


(You will hear all the other parts along with your own, but they will be much softer.)

Wouldn't It Be Loverly


Somagwaza - different version of Zamangwaza for Sing Fest 2014

MIDI Guide


Any modern computer, tablet or phone should be able to play these files. They are not recordings, they are computer-generated music files. They use pre-set computer sounds that are built into your computer or phone. MIDI has several advantages over recordings - they are generated directly from the music software I use, the files are very small, they are very precise in pitch and timing and they are easy to edit if I make changes... or errors!

File won't play?

There could be all sorts of reasons why, but sometimes you can get around it by simply downloading the file (right-click, Save as). You'll probably want to create a new folder on your computer to keep these files, Then double-click the file you've downloaded and it should play.

I don't know where I am in the song

One disadvantage of MIDI files is that there are no lyrics. So is that the first verse or second verse I'm listening to? Your MIDI player will give you a time-count, so just write down the minutes and seconds at the start of the section you want, they you can go back to that time-point whenever you want.

Changing the playback speed

These instrucdtions are for Windows Media Player. I'm guessing other players have the same capacity, you might have to search the help files or google it.

1 If Media Player looks like this, click the Maximise button (circled here) to expand it.

2. Now it should look like this

3 Click the black bar at the bottom, select Enhancements, Play speed settings

4 Move the slider to change the speed