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Rehearsal Tracks

This page lists a number of websites offering a variety of rehearsal tracks for the music Hardynge Choir will be singing in upcoming concerts.  These sites are not listed in any particular order.

Petite Messe Solennelle

JohnF’s Rehearsal Files

https://johnfletchermusic.org/rossinig-petite-messe-solennelle/

You need to have logged in successfully with the appropriate in-date subscription to access these files: the files are free as the work is out-of-copyright.  MP3 audio files are available for each movement in your voice part, to listen online or to download and save: clear instructions are given on how to do that.

CyberBass
http://www.cyberbass.com/Major_Works/Rossini_G/rossini_petite_messe_solennelle.htm

This site allows you to listen to a synthesised track of each movement in your voice part, but you have to be online to listen to them. Alternatively you can download an MP3 audio file for each track, so that you can play it in your MP3 player and not be tied to your computer. Each track costs of $1.49, or $11.92 for all eight tracks.

Learn choral Music

http://www.learnchoralmusic.co.uk/Rossini/Petite-Messe-Solennelle/petite.html

This site gives a complete set of Midi Files for this Work numbered according to the Ricordi Second Edition Vocal Score that we are using.  You download and save the tracks to your computer and can play them without having to be online.

The site gives a link to an excellent double piano/harmonium performance of this work by the Groot Omroepkoor, under Leonardo Garcia Alarcón, click on YouTube.

For more about Players, and using Tablets and Smartphones, click on Playing Midi Files. This page describes various software packages for playing Midi files,

Choralia

http://www.choralia.net/rs01mp3/rs01mp3en.htm

This site offers a complete set of MP3 files of each movement in your voice part, but you have to be online to listen to them. The main technology is named Virtual Singer (VS), as lyrics are also "sung" by electronically-synthesized human voices. It offers each movement in three different levels:

  1. Voice with metronome - that help to learn the "tempo" and to understand the score,
  2. Emphasised voice and other voices - the individual part is emphasized at a higher volume
  3. All voices.

The site recommends that initially, the singer should learn their part using the first two levels, and then to test their knowledge of the music by singing over the third-level audio track.

ChordPerfect

https://www.chordperfect.com/gioachino-rossini/

This page shows two major Rossini choral works, select the appropriate Chorus Rehearsal Aid for your voice part.  Your voice part is emphasised – all other voices diminished. Unfortunately you will note that only three movements are free: to get access all of this work you have to pay a minimal fee of $4.99 to unlock access to all its remaining parts.

ChoralWiki

http://www2.cpdl.org/wiki/index.php/Petite_Messe_Solennelle_(Gioachino_Rossini)

ChoralWiki, home of the Choral Public Domain Library, provides free choral/vocal scores, texts, translations, and other useful information. CPDL currently hosts free scores of at least 31280 choral and vocal works by at least 3216 composers.  The above link gives scores, music tracks and general information about Petite Messe Solennelle.  For the music tracks scroll down to each movement and click on the icon for a zip file.