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Practice Material Summer 2017: Rutter Magnificat
Below are music files from:
- Youtube: mp3s from the performance by the Cambridge Singers conducted by Nico Hoogeboom. I have edited the files a bit to shorten the long silent interval at the start.
Practice files using synthetic voices. For each voice there is a
version with the particular voice only
(e.g. '...-soprano.mp3') as
well as a version with all voices, but the voice of choice emphasized
(e.g. '...-sopranoemp.mp3'). In addition there are files with the full SATB choir.
Personally, of the two types of choralia files, I like the emphasized
synthetic voices best: the speech is close enough to be able to
recognize the words once you get familiar with the text plus you can
still hear the other parts of the choir for timing (although better
use the Cambridge Singers performance for a more dynamic timing.
Note to basses: for the first song (Magnificat) I have added a file ('1a-Rutter_Magnificat-bass2emp_splice.mp3')
that includes the slow tenor part that in our performance is sung by the basses.
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The zip files also include the previously circulated practice files for the Huron carol.
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