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    Help Files

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 Mr. Brahms says :

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 Practice makes perfect!

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Help Files 2017 (Spring)

Soprano
 
1st Soprano
 
 2nd Soprano
 
 
Alto
 
1st Alto
 
2nd Alto 
 
 
Bass
 
1st Bass
 
 2nd Bass
 

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Help Files 2016 (Fall)

Cyberbass website for the Requiem 
 
 

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Practice Sessions 2015 - 2016 (Winter)

Below our up-dated schedule.

All rehearsals are at Southminster United unless otherwise noted.

• Monday, March 28 7:00 – 9:30 PM St Thomas the Apostle Church

• Saturday April 2  10:00 a.m. – noon  St Thomas the Apostle Church

• Monday April 4  7:00 - 9:30 PM 

• Monday April 11  7:00 - 9:30 PM

• Monday April 18  7:00 - 9:30 PM St. Thomas the Apostle Church

• Saturday, April 23 - Dress rehearsal: at St. Thomas from 1:30 p.m.***

Anyone who can come a bit early for rehearsals at St Thomas to help arrange furniture

in order to make the most of our rehearsal time would be much appreciated.

• Sunday, April 24 - Concert: Warm-up & rehearsal at 1:30 p.m.;

Performance begins @ 3:00 p.m. in St. Thomas Church.

• Monday April 25 - Annual General Meeting: at 6:30 PM***  Southminster United

*** Change!

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Practice details

Monday April 18

Entire programma

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Please see below list of links for our spring programme.

1 - Duo Seraphim -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlgpVWNnP_4 (start 0:25)

        http://www2.cpdl.org/wiki/index.php/Jacob_Handl

MIDI:          alto 1 - 2, bass 1 - 2, sopr 1 - 2, ten 1 - 2

all voices:  alto 1 - 2, bass 1 - 2, sopr 1 - 2, ten 1 - 2

                 all voices 

2 - Victoria - Pueri Hebraeorum

http://www2.cpdl.org/wiki/images/4/4a/Pueri_Hebraeorum_Victoria.mid

MIDI:          alto, bass, sopr, tenor

all voices:  alto, bass, sopr, tenor

                 all voices 


3 - April is in my mistress’ face -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiOWQzRHmbI

      http://www2.cpdl.org/wiki/images/sound/morl-apr.mid

4 - Pärt - Berliner Messe - Credo

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyhKBTWYhak

         Credo        all voices

       Highlight   alto, bass, soprano, tenor

       Solo          alto, bass, soprano, tenor


5 - Es ist das Heil uns kommen her -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyY1HgiHqUY

       http://www2.cpdl.org/wiki/images/sound/brahms/brah-291.mid

       Highlight   alto, baritone, bass, soprano, tenor

       Solo         alto, bass, soprano, tenor


6 - Pastime with good company -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YcDFOu6qWw

7 - Jesus bleibet meine Freude - J.S.Bach https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUo7tQOvapE


8 - Bundeslied -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8QavNErjpM

                 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KbnIH-r-vA


9 - Brahms Requiem “Wie lieblich sind…” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fc3v6mded4g 

          http://www2.cpdl.org/wiki/images/0/04/JB45-4_Wie_lieblich_sind.mid

                  alto, bass, soprano, tenor


10 - Who is at my window, who? -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sW9fw_T38M4

                                            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxXd4QU4_go

                         all voices

       Highlight   alto, bass, soprano, tenor

       Solo          alto, bass, soprano, tenor


        Brahms Liebeslieder Walzer:

11 - “Ein kleiner hübscher Vogel” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOoBzefuK6o 

12 - “Am Donaustrande” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3FYKpH4-Wo

 http://www.cyberbass.com/Major_Works/Brahms_J/brahms_liebeslieder.htm (Separate parts)

 http://imslp.org/wiki/Liebeslieder_Waltzes,_Op.52_(Brahms,_Johannes) (Separate parts)


13 - The Blue Danube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZWvqZKeNzU

 Donau so blau - translation 

 Donau so blau - pronounciation

 An der schönen blauen Donau - Text and MIDI

 An der schönen blauen Donau (Choir) video

 An der schonen blauen Donau (Choir) video II 

 Blue Danube pdf


14 - Handel Messiah “Hallelujah” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usfiAsWR4qU

Separate parts:  http://www.cyberbass.com/Major_Works/Handel_GF/Handel_Messiah.htm

15 - I Have Had Singing - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIRdmOEFq9s 

                                   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9CqOlyHFrY

 soprano - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMNNwaTs_4s

 alto - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNWTIEY91f8 

 tenor - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRIMIm6oWuc

 sorry no bass 


16 - Colin Mawdy Jubilate Deo  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwUcBy8MMd4#t=10

17 - Emery When the Sun Comes After Rain

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SotbkW6ExAs

       Highlight   alto, bass, soprano, tenor

       Solo          alto, bass, soprano, tenor

18 - Cantique de Jean Racine 

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzUMfVpugq4 

                              all voices

       Highlight   alto, bass, soprano, tenor

       Solo          alto, bass, soprano, tenor

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Practice sessions 2015 - 2016 (Winter)

Proposed Southminster rehearsal dates for the next session:

January 11, 18, 25

February 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

March 7, 14, 21, 28 (Easter Monday)

April 4, 11

April 2 at St. Thomas if needed

April 18 and 23 at St. Thomas.

April 24 - Concert.

(Information subject to change) 

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Practice sessions 2015 - 2016 (Fall)

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Ihr Lieben Hirten:
 

Hector Berlioz - L'Enfance du Christ (video)...

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G.F.Handel - Glory to God...

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While shepherds watched their flocks by night (video)...

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Shepflok-all-bass-mid

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Der Engel sprach zu den Hirten, (Heinrich Schütz) (YouTube)...

Der Engel sprach zu den Hirten, tutti...

Der Engel sprach zu den Hirten, sopran 1...

Der Engel sprach zu den Hirten, sopran 2...

Der Engel sprach zu den Hirten, tenor 1...

Der Engel sprach zu den Hirten, tenor 2...

Der Engel sprach zu den Hirten, tenor 3...

Der Engel sprach zu den Hirten, bass 1...

Der Engel sprach zu den Hirten, bass 2...

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Shepherds in the field abiding (409)

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 D'où viens-tu, bergère?

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Kommet, ihr Hirten

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kommet ihr hirten-Translation

 

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Do-you-hear-what-i-hear


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Choral Tech Library...

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Practice sessions 2014- 2015

 

Ottawa Brahms Choir

Springtime Melodies

April 19 2015

Spring is Here,

Claude LeJeuneRevecy venir du Printans 2’15” (2)

Volkslieder – Der Mai ist gekommen 2’00” (19)

Thomas Morley – Now is the month of Maying 2’00” (16)

Birds are Singing,

Felix Mendelssohn BartholdyDie Nachtigall 2’20” (6)

Jacques Arcadelt – Il Bianco e Dolce Cigno 3’00” (1)

Crickets are Chirping,

Josquin des PrezEl Grillo 1’30” (4)

Shepherds are out with their Flocks,

John FarmerFair Phyllis 1’30” (15)

The Flowers are Blooming,

Morten LauridsenChansons des Roses (excerpts) 10’00” (12)

(2) “Contre qui, rose”

(4) “La rose complete”

(5) “Dirait-on”

Entr’acte (instrumental)

And Love is in the Air

Healey WillanRise Up, My Love, My Fair One 2’00” (5)

John Dowland – Awake, Sweet Love 2’00” (17)

Hans Leo Hassler – Tanzen und Springen 1’20” (18)

Johannes Brahms – Liebeslieder Waltzer (Op. 52) 27’00” (8)

                                  (Note: go down for the actual help files)

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 Monday april 13

Entire programme (St. Thomas)

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 Monday april 6

Entire programme

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Help files 2014- 2015

1  Il bianco e dolce cigno - MIDI *
 

2 Claude le Jeune Revecy venir du printemps:  MIDI *
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8hzcpkoh24 -  Suzie Leblanc and Daniel Taylor (fast)

 Ensemble Gilles Binchois  (slow)

5 Rise Up, My Love, My Fair One - Innismara Vocal Ensemble, Newfoundland 
 

6 Die Nachtigall - Seraphim, Montreal 
 
 
(Thanks Linda Russell) 

12 Morten Lauridsen, Chanson des Roses

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7D_Z3Vi93c Taipei Chamber Singers

"Contre qui, rose"  - starts at 2:47
"La rose complète" -  starts at 7:21
"Dirait-on" - starts at 11:27    

(Thanks, Linda)

http://www.learnchoralmusic.co.uk/Lauridsen/Chanson%20roses/chansons-roses.html (MIDI individual parts)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N18ga_Xu1JQ La rose complète

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2J7S8XGNc9g La rose complète - Dirait-on

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZY18s4-QHE La rose complète

http://www.choralmusic.org/study/lauridsen_morten/chansons_des_roses/la_rose_complete.mid  La rose complète

15 Fair Phyllis  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eeVMEMxlkc

    http://www.learnchoralmusic.co.uk/Madrigals-etc/Farmer/fairphyl.mid 

16 Now is the month of Maying -  MIDI *

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qE0sH6ugOtE

17 Dowland Awake, Sweet Love - MIDI *

   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkJ0mCqdfrM

18   Tanzen und Springen

    http://www.learnchoralmusic.co.uk/Madrigals-etc/Hassler/tanzen.mid

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nei6YL9kg4g

    German pronounciation

19  Der Mai ist gekommen (1-3-5) - MIDI *

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPDPruA2Gng

 

* Converted with love by Margaret-Anne Park

 

Click here to download Springtime Melodies Rehearsal Plan

Click here to download springtime melodies programme-rev.pdf

Click here to download springtime-melodies-programme-rev2.pdf

Click here to download translation Brahms Liebeslieder

Click here to download letter German Embassador Ge

Click here to download letter German Embassador Eng PDF

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                               Practice - Schedule
 
Monday, November 17, 2014   7:00 - 9:30 PM - Southminster!

Bach – Wachet Auf

Brahms – O Heiland Reiß

Schütz – Meine Seele

Tavener – The Lamb

Matthews – Dans les ombres

Gibbons – Record of John

Palestrina – Alma Redemptoris

Carol – Es ist ein Ros

Saturday   November 22          

2:00 – 4:00 pm St. Thomas the Apostle Church 2345 Alta Vista Drive

  All

Monday November 24

7:00 - 10:00 PM  St. Thomas the Apostle Church 

  All 

Dress rehearsal:  Saturday, November 29

at St. Thomas 10:00 to 2:00

 All 

Christmas/Advent concert:  Sunday, November 30

Warm-up & rehearsal at 1:30 p.m.; Performance begins @ 3:00 p.m. in St. Thomas Church.

  All


Click here to download Brahms Choir recruitment form 1 in PDF format.

Click here to download Advent-ure Rehearsal Plan in PDF format.

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Click here to download Lyrics & Translation file PDF

 
Help files - Christmas 2014
 

Venez, divin Messiehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqSH9Gp5qXc

         http://www.partitionchoeur.fr/80-trad.-venez-divin-messie.html

         http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=On5jvWGvTWE  

Dans les ombres de la nuit - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4c6vDzSvwA

Advent Matins Responsoryafter-palestrina-choir-of-st-pauls-cathedral-london

Wachet Auf (Bach)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCULWK4tNuc

        http://www.cyberbass.com/Bach_Cantata_Project/BWV_121_140/bach_BWV140.htm

        Wachet Auf (MIDI)

        Wachet Auf (Bass-mp3)

        Wachet Auf (Bass-region-mp3)

        Wachet Auf (Bass-region-75%-mp3)

        Wachet Auf (Bass-end-mp3)

O Heiland, reiß (Brahms)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prhNnot2Uc8

                                 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDXBME-khRY

                                       mp3 file (soprano) 

                                       mp3 file (alto)

                                       mp3 file (tenor)

                                       mp3 file (bass) 

                                       mp3 file - adagio - X2 (bass) 

                                 mp3 file (bass-ending) 

Record of John (Gibbons)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9pE5vrgBHQ

                             http://www.cyberbass.com/Miscellaneous%20Midi%20Files.htm

Bereden väg för Herran (Swedish carol)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cjDoo1DBak

Of a Rose (Rutter)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4sY4VZLKHE (orch. version)

Alma Redemptoris Mater (Palestrina) 

              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XByrU87PN0Q (choral)

              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCPuDaW2eGY&list=PL9SD3GZ81Vdih892c0p-RgUHYHlKip9an&index=6 (all)

              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASA_lhcsaAE&index=1&list=PL9SD3GZ81Vdih892c0p-RgUHYHlKip9an (soprano)

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfxJQjuZZPQ (bass)

                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVQhADba9k0 (tenor)

              http://youtu.be/IFJ54kvNi0E (alto)

The Lamb (Tavener)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2V9lE_FxK8

         http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWZ0IloskZs

         http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8-cFRjcdU0

         The Lamb (MIDI)

          The Lamb - bass segment (MP3)

Meine Seele (Schutz)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1b8MFAx8pzU

             http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTHEdPUew-o

               http://www.therenfrews.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderfiles/meine_seele_2.mid

Nativity Carol (Askwith)mp3 file (alto) 

                                     mp3 file (bass)

                                     mp3 file (soprano) 

                                     mp3 file (soprano alone)

                                     mp3 file (tenor)

                                     mp3 file (tenor alone)

 Es ist ein ros  (Praeturius)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ru0JYOBre7Y 

 

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Season 2013- 2014

 
Here is the schedule of regular and extra rehearsals for the rest of the winter/spring season.
The rehearsals will be at Southminster United unless otherwise indicated.
 
Monday, Feb 10 7:00 - 9:30 PM
Monday, Feb 17 7:00 - 9:30 PM
Monday, Feb 24 7:00 - 9:30 PM
Monday March 3  7:00 - 9:30 PM
Monday March 10  7:00 - 9:30 PM
Monday March 17  7:00 - 9:30 PM
Monday March 24  7:00 - 9:30 PM
Monday March 31  7:00 - 9:30 PM
Monday April 7  7:00 - 9:30 PM
Monday April 14  7:00 - 9:30 PM St. Thomas the Apostle Church  2345 Alta Vista Dr.
Monday April 21  7:00 – 10:00 PM St. Thomas the Apostle Church  2345 Alta Vista Dr.
 
Dress rehearsal:  Saturday, April 26 at St. Thomas 10:00 to 2:00
Concert:  Sunday, April 27 Warm-up & rehearsal at 1:30 p.m.; Performance begins @ 3:00 p.m. in St. Thomas Church.
 

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 Ludmila Vernerova, soprano. Richard Sporka, tenor. Roman Janal, bass. Roman Janal, bass. Virtuosi di Praga, Prague Chamber Orchestra. Conductor, Romano Gandolfi.
Franz Schubert - Mass No. 2 in G major, D 167

I. Kyrie
II. Gloria
III. Credo
IV. Sanctus
V. Benedictus
VI. Agnus Dei

 Shubert Mass No 2 MIDI (Individual learning parts)

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Season 2013- 2014

Help files - Christmas 2013

•  Laßt uns lauschen, translation (Maria Wiegenlied)

•  Laßt uns lauschen, pronounciation (Maria Wiegenlied)

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Last regular rehearsal, dress rehearsal and concert will be at St Thomas the Apostle 2345 Alta Vista Drive. 

Monday, October 28    7:00 - 9:30 PM
Saturday, November 2  10:00 AM - 1:00 PM at St Thomas the Apostle Church

Monday November 4    7:00 - 9:30 PM
Monday November 11   7:00 - 9:30 PM
Monday November 18   7:00 - 9:30 PM
Monday November 25 7:00 - 10:00 PM     at  St. Thomas the Apostle Church 

Dress rehearsal:  Saturday, November 30 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Christmas concert:  Sunday, December 1 Warm-up & rehearsal at 1:30 p.m.;

                                                                      Performance begins at 3:00 p.m.

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Season 2013- 2014

 First rehearsal on Monday, September  9th,  7:00 p.m.

Location : Southminster United Church 

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Season 2012- 2013

Here are the projected rehearsal dates, winter 2012 - 2013:
 
Southminster
Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28
Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25

 >>Extra Rehearsal Sat. Feb. 16th, at St. Thomas<<

Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25
Apr. 1 (Easter Monday), 8, 22 (A.G.M.)


 
St. Thomas
Apr. 15, 20 (dress rehearsal), 21 (concert)

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Here you find a number of music files, such as MP3, MIDI or music scores.
Also, links to actual performances.
These are provided to help you learn your part.
Enjoy!

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Spring Concert, 2013

A big thank you to Gloria Jean Nagy who lend us her voice for the Hungarian pronounciation!  You find the printed words on the inside of  your musical score.

Thank you Sieglinde for the help with the German pronounciation.

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Christmas, 2012

Audio

MIDI

Score

Video

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Carmina Burana rehearsal schedule 2012

If any of you would like additional practice, Harmonia and Brahms Choirs are now in reciprocal mode. 
We are welcome to attend their rehearsals at St. Thomas on Wednesday evenings, starting at 7:30 (2 hours straight through). 
We are still starting at 7:00 pm on Mondays. 
 
Saturday    March 31: 1:30 pm workshop with Lisette Canton, director of the Bach Choir, at St. Thomas (2345 Alta Vista)

Monday      April  9: (Easter) Rehearsal for the Brahms choir at Southminster

Saturday    April 14: 1:30 pm joint rehearsal of all three choirs at St. Thomas

Monday      April 16: Rehearsal at Southminster

Monday      April 23: NO rehearsal 

Wednesday April 25: Mandatory joint rehearsal with Harmonia at St. Thomas at 7:00

Saturday    April 28: Dress rehearsal 2:30-5:30 pm (perhaps later ending) at St. Thomas

Sunday       April 29: Concert 3:00 pm (be prepared to arrive at least an hour prior to performance)

Monday      April 30: Brahms Choir AGM and social at Southminster 7:00 pm

Season 2011- 2012

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Christmas program 2011

Bach Chorale (Video 1)

Bach Chorale (Video 2)

(Thanks to Sieglinde for lending us her voice)

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Season 2010 - 2011

Brahms German Requiem, Opus 45, #1 to 7

Scores from: http://www2.cpdl.org/

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Blue Danube pdf

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click here to download file

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