WHOLE WORKS SECTION - Seven Partsongs - Charles Villiers Stanford

This page is from the site www.singingpractice.co.uk where you can find many more pieces to help you with your choir practice.

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The files accessed from this page 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 help 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.

Sometimes 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.

Find your voice in the table alongside the piece of music you wish to hear or load down.To hear the midi file played, just click on it. 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, its better to right-click and follow the drop-down menu to the "Save" option. In either case, you will be asked to choose where on your computer to place it.

Seven Partsongs - Charles Villiers Stanford

My gratitude goes to John Hooper (web site www.learnchoralmusic.co.uk) whose midi files for the pieces here have been adapted for this website

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.

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Title of Piece ComposerVersions for each partYoutube
Diaphenia Stanford Sop Alt Ten Bass 0.0
Corydon, Arise Stanford Sop 1 Alt 1 Ten Bass 0.0
Shall We Go Dance? Stanford Sop 1 Alt Ten Bass 0.0
When Mary Through the Gsrden Went Stanford Sop 1 Alt Ten Bass 0.0
The BluebirdStanford Sop Alt 1 Alt 2 Ten Bass 0.0
The Haven Stanford Sop Alt 1 Alt 2 Ten 1 Ten 2 Bass 1 Bass 2 0.0
Chillingham Stanford Sop Alt Ten 1 Ten 2 Bass 0.0