Virtual Christmas Concert 2020 – rehearsal tracks

Arrangements for our virtual Christmas concert

NB: You can listen to the completed recordings via links at the bottom of this section.

Programme running order:

  • Resonet in Laudibus arr. D Battiwalla (Black Dyke Band, Darius Battiwalla organ)
  • Suo Gan (Susan Voss violin, Eira Lynn Jones harp; Darius Battiwalla organ)
  • Deck the Hall arr. Langford ( a cappella)
  • Gaelic Blessing John Rutter  (Rachel Fright piano)
  • Holly and Ivy (Rachel Fright piano)
  • Hark the Herald (Black Dyke Band, Darius Battiwalla organ)

Our new Patron Petroc Trelawny has very kindly agreed to provide a commentary, together with a festive poem or story.

You will find vocal scores and recordings at Preparing the Music

Guide Tracks for recording The Holly and the Ivy

Soprano

Alto

Tenor

Bass

Guide Tracks for recording Deck the Hall

Soprano

Alto

Tenor

Bass

Guide Tracks for Recording Suo Gan

Soprano

Alto

Tenor

Bass

Guide Tracks for Recording Resonet in Laudibus:

Soprano

Alto

Tenor

Bass

Guide Track for Recording Hark the Herald:

Guide Tracks for recording Rutter’s Gaelic Blessing:

Soprano

Alto

Tenor

Bass

Recording Instructions 30102020

Recording Instructions16102020

Finished recordings:

Rutter’s Gaelic Blessing

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Rehearsal resources by composer

Bach

You Tube recording of the B minor mass at the Proms

You Tube B min mass with score – Kyrie 1

You Tube B min mass with score – Kyrie 2

You Tube B min mass with score – Gloria, Et in Terra Pax

You Tube B min mass with score – Gratias

You Tube B min mass with score – Qui Tollis (5 minutes 40 seconds in)

You Tube B min mass with score – Cum Sancto Spirito (4 minutes 30 seconds in)

You Tube B min mass with score – Credo

You Tube B min mass with score – Patrem Omnipotentem

You Tube B min mass with score – Et in Carnatus Est

You Tube B min mass with score – Crucifixus

You Tube B min mass with score – Et Resurrexit

You Tube B min mass with score – Confiteor, Et Expecto

You Tube B min mass with score – Sanctus

You Tube B min mass with score – Osanna

You Tube B min mass with score – Dona Nobis Pacem

B minor Mass mp3 files in ChoraliaB

B minor mass on BBC Radio 3

Brahms

Music: Brahmsschicksalslied

Boulanger, Lili

YouTube: Hymn to the Sun by Boulanger

Christmas

Music:

Resonet in Laudibus

Langford Deck the Halls

Rutter Gaelic Blessing

Suo Gan Welsh

Hark The Herald Sop Descant

The Holly and the Ivy – Gardner

Hollyinstructions

Recordings:

Rutter Gaelic Blessing You Tube Cambridge Singers

Rutter Gaelic Blessing Tabernacle Choir

Suo Gan in Welsh – Bryn Terfel

Suo Gan spoken in Welsh by bass Dick Williams

Holly and Ivy (Gardner) – Huddersfield Choral Society

Translation:

Suo Gan translation

Delius

You Tube: To be Sung of a Summer Night on the Water by Delius

Esenvalds, Erik

Esenvalds – Amazing Grace on YouTube

Esenvalds – Evening on YouTube

Faure

Music: Link to Faure Requiem score

Rehearsal tracks and recordings:YouTube recording of Faure Requiem

Cyberbass rehearsal tracks of Faure Requiem

Choral Line rehearsal tracks of Faure Requiem (need to pay)

Chord Perfect rehearsal tracks of Faure Requiem

Choralia rehearsal tracks of Faure Requiem

John’s midi files of Faure Requiem

Fincham, Paul

Ring the Bells (Fincham) – SoundCloud version – voice parts very clear

Ring the Bells (Fincham) – video about the new carol

Gjeilo, Ola

Ola Gjeilo – Ave Generosa on YouTube

Ola Gjeilo – Tota Pulchra es on YouTube

Grieg

Grieg Hvad est du dog skjohn on YouTube

Grieg_1_for_upload – score with Norwegian underlay

Grieg – Ave Maris Stella on YouTube  and version with stave

Handel

Rehearsal notes for Messiah

Messiah Choruses on You Tube with score

Messiah Voice mp3 parts on Choralia

Messiah online parts on CyberBass

Hensel (Mendelssohn), Fanny

YouTube: Schone Fremde by Fanny Hensel

Lotti

Crucifixus score 

Crucifixus YouTube recording

Mozart

Mozart Requiem score

Mahler

Mahler 2: You Tube recording of last movement with moving score

Mahler 2: You Tube recording with Leonard Bernstein

Mahler8choirnotes

Mahler 8 on YouTube

Mahler 8 mp3 voice parts on Choralia

Mahler 8 on Choraline 

Monteverdi

Beatus Vir score 

Beatus vir YouTube recording

Palestrina

Salve Regina score

Salve Regina YouTube recording

Rachmaninov 

Music:

Rachmaninov Vespers movement 5

Rachmaninov Vespers movement 6

Rachmaninov Vespers movement 1

Rachmaninov Vespers movement 3

Rachmaninov Vespers movement 4

Rehearsal tracks and recordings:

Live performance of Rachmaninov on YouTube

Gorgeous version by a Polish ensemble

Recording of Vespers from USSR

Cyberbass tracks – Rachmaninov Vespers

Choral line tracks – Rachmaninov Vespers

Free downloadable midifiles for Rachmaninov Vespers

Rutter

Gloria – You Tube recording

Gloria – Choralia mp3 tracks for each voice part

Gloria – Cyberbass tracks for each voice part

Rehearsal notes for Rutter Gloria

The Holly and the Ivy (Rutter) You Tube

Quem Pastores (Rutter) You Tube – Abbeydale Singers

Schoenberg

YouTube: Friede auf Erden by Schoenberg

YouTube Schoenberg Soprano 1 part

YouTube Schoenberg Soprano 2 part

YouTube Schoenberg Alto 1 part

YouTube Schoenberg Alto 2 part

YouTube Schoenberg Tenor 1 part

YouTube Schoenberg Tenor 2 part

YouTube Schoenberg Bass 1 part

YouTube Schoenberg Bass 2 part

Link to Schoenberg mp3 practice files in each voice part

Schumann, Clara

You Tube recording Abendfeier in Venedig by Clara Schumann

Verdi

Music

Verdi Requiem score

Rehearsal tracks and recordings

Rehearsal Notes Verdi Requiem 8 Mar

Verdi Requiem on You Tube

Verdi Requiem Voice parts on Choralia

Verdi Requiem voice parts on CyberBass

Verdi Requiem voice parts on Chord Perfect

Guide to Verdi Requiem

Wilby, Philip

CD of The Holy Face from Halifax Choral Society via link on our website at The Holy Face. 

Rehearsal notes for The Holy Face 2 Jun 2019

Singing Opportunities

Download the latest singing calendar issue – 21.05 (2020) compiled by Phil Harrison. It lists opportunities to sing fantastic works with like-minded singers; link provided by chorus member John Morgan.

Invitation to sing at world-record attempt for Children in Need – Thu 7 Nov 9.45am

A world-record attempt is being organised for BBC Children in Need – for the most people singing songs in a relay. This is where each word from the songs is sung by a different person. The first person sings the first word, the person next to them the second, and so on, until the song finishes. The songs will be well-loved nursery rhymes. The attempt will take place from 9.45am to 11am on Thursday 7th November 2019 at the Crucible Theatre. If you’re interested in getting involved, please contact Kasturi Pindar 0114 212 3007 or

Invitation to take part in Sheffield ‘Voices for Change’

Ruben Picalli, a 7 year old boy at Hallam Primary School in Sheffield, has been demonstrating at his school gates and in his town centre in support of action for climate change, presenting an assembly to nearly 400 pupils at Hallam Primary. His Mum is organising ‘Voices for Change’, gathering local people to record a melancholic version of “It takes a Worried Man to Sing a Worried Song”. Already signed up are Hallam Primary School parents/PTFA, Hallam Primary School junior choir and Sheffield Children’s Orchestra. If you are interested please contact Cathy Tuck at or telephone Cathy on 078 3456 1626.

Come and Sing John Rutter’s Requiem on January 18th 2020.

With York Music Society, led by David Pipe, 10am to 5pm. £20. Book online via Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/come-and-sing-john-rutters-requiem-tickets-6646019924

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