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See the MIDI Guide for technical help with playing MIDI files...
(Lead part plays at half volume and uses a different tone.)
(Men's part is 'piano' sound, women's part is 'harpsichord')
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.
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.
(L'eguaglianza is filed as "L")
(Each part has the rest of the choir at half volume for context.)
(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.)
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.
(Note: the fermatas (pauses) are left out in these versions - they just play straight through.)
Here is the original YouTube video.
(OK, I know this really should be sorted as "E" but you know...)
(These versions don't include the "...and me..." bits at the end.)
(These are MP3 recordings.)
Intro, verse, chorus
Scores for No Reindeer
(These are MP3 audio files)
(see Roof Rack below)
This is the a cappella version - a bit different from the version we learnt for Folk to Classical
(You will hear the other parts in the background at half volume.)
(Revised version 20 June 2019)
(Both verse and chorus are played without the repeats.)
Revised 2020. Other parts will be heard at half volume.
(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.)
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!
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.
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.
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