Learning music using your computer

If you want to use your computer to help you learn your part, you have two ways of doing it:

Whichever way you choose to do it, be aware that the MIDI files might have the odd mistake in them, so you should always use the printed score. Also, the tempo and dynamics might be different from what your conductor wants.

Most of the links below are to John Hooper's website, where you can find emphasised and unemphasised MIDI files. Other links take you to other websites or directly to MIDI files (shown as MIDI).

Composer Piece
Beethoven Mass in C
Bruckner, A. Christus factus est
Os justi
Doyle, D. I Sing Of A MaidenMIDI
Elgar Ave Verum
Handel, G.F. The King shall rejoice
Foundling Hospital Anthem
Mascagni, P.
Easter Hymn (from Cavalleria Rusticana)MIDI SopranoMIDI AltoMIDI TenorMIDI BassMIDI
Parry, H. My Soul, There Is A CountryMIDI
Pounds, A. London Sonata 1: In Honour of the City of London + In a London DrawingroomMIDI
2: From the WastelandMIDI
3: Composed Upon Westminster BridgeMIDI
5: Shadwell Stairs + LondonMIDI
6 & 7: A March Day in London + In Honour of the City of LondonMIDI
If ye love meMIDI
Stanford, C.V. Beati quorum via
Vaughan Williams, R. Fantasia on Christmas Carols
Serenade to Music

Other places to find MIDI files:

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