Midis & pdfs

Current midi files for rehearsal:

In the spring term of 2021 we will be rehearsing various choruses from operas.  We recommend you buy  Opera Choruses, edited: JOHN RUTTER Oxford University Press, 1995 for the scores. 

Here are Midi files for the choruses we are most likely to be doing. ([square brackets] indicates less likely)

All these are available free on Learn Choral Music http://www.learnchoralmusic.co.uk/ . The individual links below should work.

The Italian pronunciation for Verdi Brindisi, Verdi Hebrew Slaves, Verdi Anvil, Handel Enchanted and Mozart Voyagers can be found at the bottom of this page (or alongside the relevant midi file)

We are also doing some intervals training at the start of the rehearsals using the sheets circulated by email. The music for these exercises, if you want to use them at home, is on the Singing Exercises page

Week 1 7 Jan 2021

Verdi – Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves Rutter p253 Verdi Hebrew Slaves words

Verdi – Brindisi Rutter p 245 (Accompaniment) Verdi Brindisi words

Verdi – Anvil Chorus Rutter p 239 Verdi Anvil Chorus words

Week 2 14 Jan 2021 https://www.royalfreemusicsociety.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/01

Bizet – Habanera Rutter p 42

Donizetti – Chorus of wedding guests Rutter p 107 (Accompaniment)

And revise Verdi Brindisi as above

Week 3 21 Jan 2021

Handel – Chorus of enchanted islanders Rutter p 130 (Accompaniment) Handel Enchanted Islanders words

Mozart – Voyagers’ Chorus Rutter p 167 (Accompaniment) Mozart Voyagers words

And revise Verdi Anvil Chorus as above

Week 4

We have employed an eminent Russian to talk us through the words for this. The words are split into three parts. The music remains as one block as previously. We are only doing Borodin this week. Probably quite enough…..

Borodin – Polovtsian Dances p 71 words.pdf

Borodin – Polovtsian Dances p 71 spoken words

Borodin – Polovtsian Dances p 76 words.pdf

Borodin – Polovtsian Dances p 76 spoken words

Borodin – Polovtsian Dances p 84 words.pdf

Borodin – Polovtsian Dances p 84 spoken words

Borodin – Polovtsian Dances music midi Rutter p 71

Week 5 and beyond

[Leoncavallo – Bell Chorus] Rutter p 135

Verdi – Matadors’ Chorus Rutter p 267

[Mascagni – Easter Hymn] aka  O rejoice that the Lord has arisen Rutter p 145

Rossini – Prayer Rutter p 204

Rossini – Villagers’ Chorus Rutter p 209

[Verdi – Triumphal Scene] Rutter p 298

Wagner – Bridal Chorus Rutter p 328

Italian pronunciation mp3s

Verdi Hebrew Slaves words

Verdi Brindisi words

Verdi Anvil Chorus words

Handel Enchanted Islanders words

Mozart Voyagers words