Hutton & Shenfield Choral Society is a busy performing group and little time is wasted in rehearsals. It is therefore necessary to undertake note bashing at home between rehearsals.
There are a number of websites which help with this, some which can only be used while you are in front of your computer, some which you can download and listen off-
CDs can be purchased from Choraline.
The free on-
www.learnchoralmusic.co.uk/index1.html (can be downloaded -
http://www.johnfletchermusic.org This site has many works including the whole of the Carols for Choirs books. If works are in copyright then only MP3 is available (and not individual parts) but if out of copyright they are in MIDI, MP3 and Scorch (as individual parts). Scorch has to be downloaded (free) and works with Firefox, Edge and Internet Explorer but NOT Chrome or Safari and needs Active-
Please select MP3 from the menu and select your part. You may decide you wish to use the VS (Virtual Singer) technology. To do this you must first download a plug in from myriad -
With Cyberbass, you can alter the speed of playback which helps with the learning. It appear to work with Windows 8 but it does with Windows 7 & 10.
The music for Bach’s St Matthew Passion is on all of the sites (choralia appears just to work in MP3 format).