This page lists a number of websites offering a variety of rehearsal tracks for the music Aeolian Singers will be singing in our next concert, St Albans St Cecilia Festival Society concert in St Albans Cathedral. The sites are listed in alphabetical order.
Haydn – The Creation, Hob. XXI:2
Scroll down the page for your voice part. MP3 files of each Voice part with metronome, Empahasised voice with other voice parts, and All voices together.
ChoraLine – Rehearsal CD & EasyPlay (Stream/Download/App)
Select your voice part and select CD (Buy From Presto Music £13.99) or EasyPlay (Stream/Download/App) £9.99.
Under the heading THE CREATION – 1798 click on the Chorus Rehearsal Aid for your voice part. Your voice is emphasised, all other voices diminished.
The Choral Public Domain Library (CPDL)
There are midi files for each of the movements with a chorus with all voice parts together. Scroll down to individual movements and click on the loudspeaker icon to download a MIDI file.
MIDI files of each voice part for each movement are listed in the table. The sale of MP3 audio files has been temporarily discontinued. However you can purchase a CD which contains all four parts, $25 including shipping.
JohnF’s Rehearsal Files
MP3 files of each voice part, all voices together and accompaniment. Read the notes as the files on this website are stored on Dropbox; you don’t need a Dropbox account. Click on your chosen file: this takes you to a new page on Dropbox. You can either stream the music files or download them and listen offline.
Learn Choral Music – John’s Midi File Choral Music site
There is a “clickable” Table of the available UNemphasized Midi Files. The Midi Files were made (mostly) from the old Novello Score, and have that Score’s numbering. Go to his homepage http://www.learnchoralmusic.co.uk/index2.html#comments for help on downloading or using the MIDI files.
Paris Choral Society
MP3 files for each voice part and all voices together.
Each voice part is available for immediate download in MP3 format or mailed to you in CD format. Cost $21.80.
The Silvis Woodshed
MIDI files have only the choral parts (ie, no accompaniment) and are constant velocity (ie, no dynamics).
All voice parts together.
Scroll down the page to Franz Josef Haydn and click on the link for The Creation
Download the ZIP file and extract the files for each movement.
There is a competent performance of this Work by the Philharmonia Orchestra & Chorus conducted by Sir Gilbert Levine.
David Loebel conducts the New England Conservatory Philharmonia, Concert Choir and Chamber Singers.
Follow the full score whilst listening to a performance conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt.