Help Pages

These help pages are full of materials to help you learn your music. You can find them all from the top navigation menu under Help Pages.  The Resources for Sight Singing link has tools to help singers learn to read choral music. The Practice Files link contains sound files of current choir music in MIDI and MUSX formats. On the Diction link singers will find MP3 files with pronunciations of the texts of songs that the choirs perform in languages other than English. The Repertoire link contains PDF files for each song with word-for-word translations of the choir repertoire, along with pronunciation guides in International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), analysis of the pieces, tips and tricks to help singers learn the pieces more efficiently, and links to recordings.

The YouTube Playlist is filled with performances by other choirs of current repertoire – this is a good way to help choir members learn their music if they learn best by ear.

How to Use The Help Pages

These tools are simple to use, but some comfort with computers can be helpful. For most computer systems now, all you will probably need are a set of speakers or headphones. Headphones that work in portable listening devices will work just fine. For more help on how to use these tools, view the video below.


About Copyright

All MIDI files in this collection are provided for rehearsal purposes only. Because of the nature of the sound files, the purpose for which they are intended, and the fact that there is no purchasable form of study help from the publishers of the music represented, these files should fall within “fair use” guidelines of copyrighted material. However, upon using this site, if you find any files here that must not be distributed, please inform the webmaster (see the Contact link on the navigation bar) to request that the file be removed. Music companies should note that these MIDI files do not replace professional recordings and are of no use unless the singer has a purchased score in front of them.