EVENSONG at St Faith's midi file store

On the fourth Sunday of most months the church of St Faith's Havant welcomes choristers from local choirs to join in Evensong. This section will sometimes contain practice files for some of the harmony items.

This music is expected to be sung on 24th July 2022

Principles of Robins Midi file design.

Each sung part has their own version of the work in the fom of a synthesised misic file known as a midi file (filename.mid). Parts and accompaniment have appropriate sounds similar to singers or organ and piano.The singers part will be audibly enhanced on the right stereo channel, other parts will be at a lesser volume on the left stero channel, and accompaniments will be slightly muted and balanced over both channels. You can change your computer's stereo balance to enhance these effects, but 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 may not always hear a particularly pleasant sound, and there will be 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. However the bar numbers of the MIDI file should always match the score.

File download area

Find your voice in the table alongside the piece of music you wish to hear or load down.

If you are using Windows, depending on your browser settings, the file may play at once with QuickTime, or with MediaPlayer. If you have a Mac, your file will probably be read into to your "Downloads" folder, and you can click on it from there to play it with you default music player

Music for use on July 24th 2022

NOTE: If you click on the column under "Youtube?" (if it is not blank) you may find a reasonable quality actual performance, sometimes including a rolling score for good measure. Should you find a number (EG 5:50) this is the minutes and seconds offset to the start of the piece.

Title of Piece ComposerVersions for each partYoutube?Score?
Magnificat in G C. V. Stanford Sop Alt Ten Bass 0.0 Score
Nunc Dimittis in GC. V. Stanford Sop Alt Ten Bass 0.0 Score
Lord, I Trust TheeG. F. Handel Sop Alt Ten Bass 0.0 Score
Festal responses Thomas Tallis Sop Alt Ten Bass Score
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty Sop Alt Ten Bass Score
Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer Sop Alt Ten Bass Score

Access Previous MIDI Practice Files:

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.

  1. Music from December 2021
  2. Music from January 2022
  3. Music from February 2022
  4. Music from March 2022
  5. Music from April 2022
  6. Music from May 2022
  7. Music from June 2022
  8. Music from July 2022
  9. Access any of the midi files on this site

Technical Notes on Midi file structure.