Carmina Burana MIDIs

Here is a compressed file of the
MIDI files for Carmina Burana

prepared by Tim Guiles
Carmina Burana MIDIs Tim Guiles
As soon as we straighten out  CORO I  this will be corrected.
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Tracks           1     2    3     4      5     6      7    8     9     10
 Voice            S1  S2  A1   A2   T1   T2   B1  B2        Beat

Note on Song 19 Su Puer-

Midis for Song 19 Si Puer Cum Puella

As written the Basses are in three parts-  on the MIDI 678
  and the Tenors are on MIDI 345

BUT We are singing Tenors and Basses together- SO on Tim’s MIDIs
Bass2 singers turn up MIDI tracks  5 and 8 (to sing low notes in both Bass and Tenor sections)
Bass1 singers turn up MIDI tracks 4 and 7 (to sing mid notes in both Bass and Tenor sections)
Tenor singers turn up MIDI tracks 3 and 6   (to sing high notes in both Bass and Tenor sections)
Note that Tim has included the solo line as well for page 52, to assist you in counting out those measures and coming in correctly.three  times

Here is a compressed file of the MIDI files for Carmina Burana
from LearnChoralMusic.uk.co recommended by Tom Guiles

It is more complicated to use than Tim’s version because it includes several orchestral tracks, and the tracks numbers vary to accomodate some various choral groupings- for example in Song 19 the baritone is accompanied by choruses of three voices of tenors and three voices of basses. (We are not singing it that way. see below.)
Carmina Burana MIDIs   LearnChoralMusic.uk.co
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Here are my notes on using the LearnChoralMusic.uk.com MIDIs

Generally S1, Al, T1 and B2(bass) are tracks 5678, because these are the primary SATB voices.
S2, A2, T2, and B1 are  secondary voices, and often on tracks 1234.
(Track 10 is the beat, tracks 9, 11,12,13 are the orchestral tracks)

Carmina Burana
Usually these MIDI tracks are like this :   Main SATB tracks are 5-6-7-8
If voices are split into 1st and 2nds, then  S2 A2 T2, B1 are tracks 1-2-3-4

1          2          3        4         5        6        7        8          9        10    11   12  13      14
S2      A2      T2      B1       S1      A1      T1      B2     Orch Beat  Orchestra    Solo?

Notes on MIDIs:
ALL songs:
You can listen to recordings of the music and learn some notes and tempos and emotion.  BUT, for MIDIs you really need to be looking at your music when you play the MIDIs.  Learn to use the CUE slider- blue rectangle above the word Jukebox) to back  up over a section several times to learn notes and rhythms in difficult passages.
For the fast tempos, TURN DOWN the tempo of the MIDI by entering -50 in the Tempo Change box.
If when you set one track (yours)  to top volume and lower others, it plays softly, then Pause (two brown rectangles) & restart (hit Pause again) the playing and your volume will go up. Bug in Sweet MIDI.
Jumping to another part and back?
Baritones (Bas1, track 4)- when you sing Tenor 2, you go to the Tenor 2 MIDI (track 3).
Altos when you sing Soprano 2, go to track 1;  Soprano2s dropping to sing Alto 1, go to track 6 to learn,
Good way for clef-jumping, altos and baritones, is to push up both the relevant tracks and pick out your notes.
On long sustained notes, MIDI yellow light sometimes turns off while note continues.

Song 1- O Fortuna-   Chorus  Error MIDI does not play the staccatos as written.
We are singing those staccatos as written and rehearsed.
Error Bass2 -Measure 3 & 4- Follow line in score, sticking to A, not the melodic line on MIDI

Song 2- Fortune plango vulnero Chorus– The MIDI DOES follow the staccatos.
note three verses, with orchestra playing 10 measure turnaround at end of each.

Song 3- Veris Leta facies- Chorus Note delay in choral parts due to five measures of orchestral intro.
Three slow, two brisk. AB in unison and ST in unison alternate.
Altos and Basses can turn up some of the orchestra tracks  (9/11) to help prepare this entrance

Song 4- Omnia Sol Temperat-  Soloists-   Chorus tacet (silent)

Song 5- Ecce gratum-  Chorus   Main SATB now tracks 5-8     S2 A2 T2 B1 tracks1-4.

Song 6-   Dance? –  No chorus

Song 7- Floret Silva-  Chorus see note above on clef-jumping voice (e.g. Baritone to Tenor 2)
note 12 measures chorus silent before final Aaaah

  Song 8-  Chramer, gip die varwe mir- Soprano solo and Chorus
note two measure intro and two measure ending orchestral with no singing.
Three verses.
At 61, Track 14 is Soprano solo (or Coro piccolo unison?)
At measure before 63, lower voice in coro piccolo is on track 5
The Coro Grande sings softly on MIDI, not grandly, and uses  tracks  24678

Song 9-   a. Reie   Tacet- 100 seconds orchestra- MIDI is there, but no choral tracks
b. Swaz hie gat umbe   Chorus   7 measure intro-  25 secs total SATB 5678
Bass splits have both voices on track 8, altos same on track 6.
c. Chume, chume, gesell min  Chorus
Four measure fast intro, seven measure slower instrumental ending
Altos, then four-part men, (no sopranos)  tracks (5)678
MIDI includes repeat of Swaz hie gat umbe  using tracks 1234 and 5678
d. Swaz hie gat umbe  (same as b. above)    Chorus   Seven measure intro
In MIDI above  (9b),  and second half of 9c. Take your pick.

Song 10-  Were diu werlt alle min  Chorus
After  intro, this is SATB unison, except last note is five part C chord.

Song 11 Estuans interius  Baritone Solo,  Chorus tacet

Song 12 Olim lacus colueram    Tenor solo ( and men’s voices), three short verses
Solo on track 15- turn it up-  three verses solo ,and three choruses by men.
Basses  track 8;  tenors track 7; baritones and second tenors unison track 3

Song 13 Ego sum abbas    again Solo Baritone solo  and men’s voices, no repeat
               Basses baritones on tracks 8 and 4, Tenors on tracks 7 and 3 (T1  and T2)
Note the score has Baritone’s words in tiny print to cue men’s Wafna!

Song 14 In taberna quando sumus   Men’s voices
Tenor/ bass unison (tracks 7&8) till just before 98
and no splits till 100,  then track 4 for  baritones)
I do not hear grace notes at 102 in MIDI.

Song 15 Amor volat undique   Soprano solo & ragazzi . MIDI has solo /ragazzi on track 5
                   I do not know who sings as Ragazzi for one measure after 108

Song 16 Dies, nox et omnia   Baritone solo  Chorus tacet

Song 17 Stetit puella  Soprano solo,  Chorus tacet

Song 18 Circa mea pectora  Solo Baritone  and Chorus echoing three times
Baritone solo track4.  When basses split, MIDI has both notes on track 8
Tenors track 7;  sopranos and altos on tracks 5 and 6, unison anyway.

Song 19 Si puer cum puella   as written forSix Men- three tenors, a baritone, and 2 basses
Basses on tracks 468   Tenors  on 3, 7 and 14 (higher track , lower voice)
MRC/SBCC in 2019 will combine the men’s voices for the tenor and bass choruses. All tenors will sing the upper voice (T1 and baritone), all baritones will sing the T2 and the baritone lines, and all Bass2 men will sing the lower tenor voice (T3?) and the low bass lines.

Song 20 Veni veni venias   Choruses- two (dopplio) each SATB
Coro I- SATB tracks 1234   Coro II- SATB tracks 5678

Song 21  In trutina     Soprano solo   chorus tacet

Song 22 Tempus et iocundum  Soprano and Baritone solos, Chorus, & Ragazzi
baritone solo on track 4,   SATB on 5678  (two notes per track for each voice, sorry)
soprano solo/ragazzi on track 1 and 2

Song 23 Dulcissine  Soprano Solo   Chorus tacet

Song 24 Ave formossisima  Chorus SATB
SATB  5678,  split voices are two notes per track. Pick a good one.

Song 25  O Fortuna-  same as Song 1, but sing beautifully though you are exhausted.

 

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