Audio resources

This page contains general audio resources for use by choir members.  This includes individual voice lines for some of the pieces we are rehearsing, and pronunciation files where appropriate.

Texts and exercises

John Dexter’s Rhythm Method: – this booklet by our musical director, published in 2009, provides guidance and tuition in the sight-singing of simple and more complex rhythmic patterns.   Audio illustrations of the examples and exercises are available in the document by clicking on the associated track number.   N.B. When viewing the document online, clicking on the tracks will switch to viewing the audio player.  In order to continue displaying the text while playing the audio track, download the document to your phone, tablet or computer and click on the links when online.

Voice lines

Learning tracks for works currently being rehearsed can be played at the following websites.  Click on the name of the work to access the relevant tracks:

Choralia – contains computer-generated tracks playing a single voice part or all vocal parts, with emphasis on the selected voice if required.  There is also an orchestral accompaniment on each track and the vocal parts have synthesised lyrics, which sound slightly bizarre but may be helpful.  Tracks can be paused, speeded up and slowed down and can also be downloaded for offline use should you wish.

Bach: Magnificat
Byrd: Ave verum corpus

Cyberbass – contains computer-generated tracks playing all vocal parts, with emphasis on the selected voice, but with no orchestral accompaniment.  Tracks can be paused and rewound, or slowed and speeded up, but cannot be downloaded for offline use.

Bach: Magnificat

Chordperfect – contains real human voices and an orchestral accompaniment, with emphasis on the selected voice. Tracks can be slowed down, but the free version doesn’t allow downloading for offline use.

Bach: Magnificat – 1st soprano
Bach: Magnificat – 2nd soprano
Bach: Magnificat – alto
Bach: Magnificat – tenor
Bach: Magnificat – bass