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 an error 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

Vaughan Williams, A Sea Symphony - MIDI Files

I thought our scores would have bar numbers and so used them in the file names. I've added an extra column showing the page on which each extract starts.
 
A Song For All Seas
 Behold the sea, Bars 001-050 p1 S1   S2   A1   A2   T1   T2   B1   B2  
 Today a rude, Bars 082-126 p8 S1   S2   A1   A2   T1   T2   B1   B2  
 And out of these, Bars 127-222 p13 S1   S2   A1   A2   T1   T2   B1   B2  
 Flaunt out, Bars 222-267 (Corrected 24Jan) p19 S1   S2   A1   A2   T1   T2   B1   B2  
 Token of all, Bars 267-317 p25 S1   S2   A1   A2   T1   T2   B1   B2  
 Young or old, Bars 317-367 p32 S1   S2   A1   A2   T1   T2   B1   B2  
 A pennant, Bars 368-414 p37 S1   S2   A1   A2   T1   T2   B1   B2  
 
On The Beach
 On the beach, Bars 017-038 p47 N/A  A1   A2   N/A  N/A 
 A vast similitude, Bars 058-083 p49 S1   S2   A1   A2   T1   T2   B1   B2  
 All souls, Bars 085-127 p52 S1   S2   A1   A2   T1   T2   B1   B2  
 
The Waves
 After the sea-ship, Bars 001-040 p57 S1   S2   A1   A2   T1   T2   B1   B2  
 Tending in ceaseless, Bars 041-066 p60 S1   S2   A1   A2   T1   T2   B1   B2  
 Waves undulating, Bars 074-104 p62 S1   S2   A1   A2   T1   T2   B1   B2  
 Laughing and buoyant, Bars 113-174 p65 S1   S2   A1   A2   T1   T2   B1   B2  
 A motley procession, Bars 187-213 p69 S1   S2   A1   A2   T1   T2   B1   B2  
 A motley procession, Bars 234-251 p72 S1   S2   A1   A2   T1   T2   B1   B2  
 After the sea-ship, Bars 275-308 p74 S1   S2   A1   A2   T1   T2   B1   B2  
 Following the stately, Bars 315-381 p77 S1   S2   A1   A2   T1   T2   B1   B2  
 
The Explorers
 O vast rondure, Bars 001-044 p81 S1   S2   A1   A2   T1   T2   B1   B2  
 Down from, Bars 050-112 p85 S1   S2   A1   A2   T1   T2   B1   B2  
 Ah who shall, Bars 113-161 p88 S1   S2   A1   A2   T1   T2   B1   B2  
 Finally, Bars 166-214 p91 S1   S2   A1   A2   T1   T2   B1   B2  
 Oh thou transcendent, Bars 343-361 p102 S1   S2   A1   A2   T1   T2   B1   B2  
 Greater than stars, Bars 397-442 p106 S1   S2   A1   A2   T1   T2   B1   B2  
 Sail forth, Bars 445-481 p111 S1   S2   A1   A2   T1   T2   B1   B2  
 For we are, Bars 482-510 p116 S1   S2   A1   A2   T1   T2   B1   B2  
 Sail forth, Bars 511-561 p120 S1   S2   A1   A2   T1   T2   B1   B2  

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. I've chopped up the originals into what I hope are easier to use sections.



MP3 Downloads

Vaughan Williams, A Sea Symphony - MP3 Files

The last column contains links to mp3 files extracted form this recording. The original is worth a look, with lovely visuals of sea paintings.

 
A Song For All Seas
 Behold the sea, Bars 001-050 p1 S1   S2   A1   A2   T1   T2   B1   B2   R  
 Today a rude, Bars 082-126 p8 S1   S2   A1   A2   T1   T2   B1   B2   R  
 And out of these, Bars 127-222 p13 S1   S2   A1   A2   T1   T2   B1   B2   R  
Flaunt out, Bars 222-267 (Corrected 24Jan) p19 S1   S2   A1   A2   T1   T2   B1   B2   R  
 Token of all, Bars 267-317 p25 S1   S2   A1   A2   T1   T2   B1   B2   R  
 Young or old, Bars 317-367 p32 S1   S2   A1   A2   T1   T2   B1   B2   R  
 A pennant, Bars 368-414 p37 S1   S2   A1   A2   T1   T2   B1   B2   R  
 
On The Beach
 On the beach, Bars 017-038 p47 N/A  A1   A2   N/A  N/A  R  
 A vast similitude, Bars 058-083 p49 S1   S2   A1   A2   T1   T2   B1   B2   R  
 All souls, Bars 085-127 p52 S1   S2   A1   A2   T1   T2   B1   B2   R  
 
The Waves
 After the sea-ship, Bars 001-040 p57 S1   S2   A1   A2   T1   T2   B1   B2   R  
 Tending in ceaseless, Bars 041-066 p60 S1   S2   A1   A2   T1   T2   B1   B2   R  
 Waves undulating, Bars 074-104 p62 S1   S2   A1   A2   T1   T2   B1   B2   R  
 Laughing and buoyant, Bars 113-174 p65 S1   S2   A1   A2   T1   T2   B1   B2   R  
 A motley procession, Bars 187-213 p69 S1   S2   A1   A2   T1   T2   B1   B2   R  
 A motley procession, Bars 234-251 p72 S1   S2   A1   A2   T1   T2   B1   B2   R  
 After the sea-ship, Bars 275-308 p74 S1   S2   A1   A2   T1   T2   B1   B2   R  
 Following the stately, Bars 315-381 p77 S1   S2   A1   A2   T1   T2   B1   B2   R  
 
The Explorers
 O vast rondure, Bars 001-044 p81 S1   S2   A1   A2   T1   T2   B1   B2   R  
 Down from, Bars 050-112 p85 S1   S2   A1   A2   T1   T2   B1   B2   R  
 Ah who shall, Bars 113-161 p88 S1   S2   A1   A2   T1   T2   B1   B2   R  
 Finally, Bars 166-214 p91 S1   S2   A1   A2   T1   T2   B1   B2   R  
 Oh thou transcendent, Bars 343-361 p102 S1   S2   A1   A2   T1   T2   B1   B2   R  
 Greater than stars, Bars 397-442 p106 S1   S2   A1   A2   T1   T2   B1   B2   R  
 Sail forth, Bars 445-481 p111 S1   S2   A1   A2   T1   T2   B1   B2   R  
 For we are, Bars 482-510 p116 S1   S2   A1   A2   T1   T2   B1   B2   R  
 Sail forth, Bars 511-561 p120 S1   S2   A1   A2   T1   T2   B1   B2   R  

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