Midi/MP3 Downloads

After downloading, these files should play on a Windows computer just by double clicking them, but you can be far more productive if you load them into a midi editor. Searching on "free midi editor" brings up several possibilities. I have used the free version of Anvil Studio and found it a good program.

Here are some useful things you can do in a midi editor:

  • Mute everthing but your own part to learn it without distractions.
  • Highlight a tricky passage and have the machine play it over and over in a loop.
  • Slow down a tricky passage to make it easier to learn.
  • Find out how well you really know your part by muting it and singing against the accompaniment and the other voice parts.

If you find a wrong note or broken link please email the information to me at peterkerr@activate.net.au, but note that to get the correct address you have to replace the ate in activate with 8.


Right click on the links to download.

MIDI Downloads

Messiah - MIDI Files

 And the glory of the Lord S  A  T  B 
 And He shall purify the sons of Levi S  A  T  B 
 O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion S  A  T  B 
 For unto us a Child is born S  A  T  B 
 ...semiquaver runs slowed down S  A  T  B 
 Glory to God in the highest S  A  T  B 
 His yoke is easy, His burthen is light S  A  T  B 
 Behold the Lamb of God S  A  T  B 
 Surely, He hath borne our griefs S  A  T  B 
 And with His stripes we are healed S  A  T  B 
 All we like sheep have gone astray S  A  T  B 
 ...semiquaver runs slowed down S  A  T  B 
 He trusted in God that He would deliver Him S  A  T  B 
 Lift up your heads, O ye gates S1  S2  A  T  B 
 The Lord gave the word S  A  T  B 
 Their sound is gone out into all lands S  A  T  B 
 Let us break their bonds asunder S  A  T  B 
 Hallelujah S  A  T  B 
 Since by man came death S  A  T  B 
 But thanks be to God S  A  T  B 
 Worthy is the Lamb that was slain S  A  T  B 
 Amen S  A  T  B 

These midi files are modified from originals taken from John Hooper's "Learn Choral Music" site. His versions use a different style of part emphasis and also have dynamics. Try them out here.



MP3 Downloads

Messiah - MP3 Files

The last column contains links to mp3 files extracted from this performance from youtube.com, featuring the "never louder than lovely" King's College Choir, though not this time with lip-wiping prissiness!

 And the glory of the Lord S  A  T  B  R 
 And He shall purify the sons of Levi S  A  T  B  R 
 O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion S  A  T  B  R 
 For unto us a Child is born S  A  T  B  R 
 ...semiquaver runs slowed down S  A  T  B   
 Glory to God in the highest S  A  T  B  R 
 His yoke is easy, His burthen is light S  A  T  B  R 
 Behold the Lamb of God S  A  T  B  R 
 Surely, He hath borne our griefs S  A  T  B  R 
 And with His stripes we are healed S  A  T  B  R 
 All we like sheep have gone astray S  A  T  B  R 
 ...semiquaver runs slowed down S  A  T  B   
 He trusted in God that He would deliver Him S  A  T  B  R 
 Lift up your heads, O ye gates S1  S2  A  T  B  R 
 The Lord gave the word S  A  T  B  R 
 Their sound is gone out into all lands S  A  T  B  R 
 Let us break their bonds asunder S  A  T  B  R 
 Hallelujah S  A  T  B  R 
 Since by man came death S  A  T  B  R 
 But thanks be to God S  A  T  B  R 
 Worthy is the Lamb that was slain S  A  T  B  R 
 Amen S  A  T  B  R 

These mp3 files are based on original midis taken from John Hooper's "Learn Choral Music" site.