CANTEMUS is a choir of about 35 singers of all ages, which meets weekly in Bedhampton, near Havant in Hampshire on a Tuesday evening. The choir gives at least three public performances every year. The spectrum of music is fairly broad but contains a preponderance of music written for the church. If anyone is interested in joining in the friendly atmosphere to make music, have a look at the website cantemushavant.com where you will find information about the choir and contact details.
This music is expected to be sung from January 2020
The files on this site contain the accompaniment and vocal parts synthesised on the Roland D20, or on an AWE32 computer sound card. The quality of the result however will depend on the quality of your own sound card and sound system on your computer. The accompaniment is spread evenly across both channels, but the parts are arranged on either the left stereo channel, or, in the case of your part, on the right stereo channel. Thus if you set your stereo balance to the centre you will hear a reasonable balance of all parts. However if you set the balance to the right, you should hear your part dominating. Conversely, if you set the balance to the left, your part should be almost inaudible (for confident singers, who probably don't need this tape anyway!)
If you are using stereo headphones the effect can be achieved by offsetting the relevant earpiece so you hear less or no sound from it.
Please note that this is strictly for practice, and you should not expect a particularly pleasant sound, and I am afraid no dynamics.
Sometimes there are solo parts alongside the choral parts. In this case they will always be heard on both channels.
Before unaccompanied pieces, or pieces starting with no piano intro, to strike the rhythm for the singer, two extra bars are inserted at the beginning. The first bar contains the initial note of the part on each beat of the bar, and the second bar is empty.
If you are using Windows, depending on your browser settings, the file may play at once with QuickTime, or with MediaPlayer. Or you may get a pop-up which will offer you the option to "Open" the file, or "Save" it with some warnings about safety. If you only wish to save the file without playing it, you can right-click and follow the drop-down menu to the "Save As" option where you will be asked to choose where on your computer to place it.
If you are using Apple software, the file will be loaded down to the "Downloads" directory, from where you can play it with your default music program or with one of your choice.
|Title of Piece||Composer||Versions for each part||Youtube?||Requiem||Gabriel Fauré||Click here to access the whole work||00:00|
|Cantique de Jean Racine||Gabriel Fauré||Sop||Alt||Ten||Bass||00:00|
|Ubi Caritas||Maurice Duruflé||Sop 1||Alt 1||Alt 2||Ten 1||Ten 2||Bass||00:00|
|Tota Pulchra es||Maurice Duruflé||Sop 1||Sop 2||Sop 3||Alt 1||Alt 2||00:00|
|Tu Es Petrus||Maurice Duruflé||Sop||Alt||Ten||Bass||00:00|
|Tantum Ergo||Maurice Duruflé||Sop||Alt||Ten||Bass||00:00|
If you wish to address midi files from the Whole Works section, or files used for previous concerts click the item identified below, or choose the option to access all files.