> Posted by: "ChazCon" ironrat@... valdemar03
> Wed May 7, 2008 9:56 pm (PDT)
> Hey Christian...
> At Bellewode you mentioned that you were organizing a singing group at
> Is that still happening?
> What's the news?
> Love, Constantia
Yep, The heavens willing and the creek don't rise, yes.
First some background:
Last year, Kasha and I set up a "Calontir Choir" and ran rehearsals at
events, including Lilies, with a goal to perform at last summer's
Kingdom A&S. The rehearsals went pretty well, when we had people
come. And then, at Kingdom A&S, not enough choir members attended to
field a team.
Last year, there were reasons we thought it would be rude to try to
perform at Lilies. Those reasons don't apply this year, and it is
*far* easier to assemble a choir there. So that's the plan.
The following list is 95% set. Most of it's from last year.
[ something upbeat ] Cantate, Domino (Hassler)
[ something different ] Il est Bel et Bon (Passereau)
[ something cool ] El Grillo (Des Prez)
[ male voices ] Iia Kasha's motet
[ female voices ] Ecco la Primavera (Landini)
[ the Big Deal ] A Round of Three Country Dances (Ravenscroft)
[ something fairly familiar ] Doe You not Know? (Morley)
[ something people can learn day-of ] Martin Said to His Man (Ravenscroft)
[ rousing closer ] Non Nobis Domine (the modern one)
None of this is secret. Pass it all along.
Now there's a problem, and I'm wondering if anybody can help.
Years ago, I found out that a choir like this works best if people can
hear their parts when practicing.
When I directed the Northshield Choir, I had software that could
produce stand-alone MIDI files (and someone else could turn those into
WAV files that could be played on a normal CD player, instead of a
I currently use a Macintosh, OS 10.2, and I'm having difficulty
finding software that can make stand-alone MIDI files. (My
stripped-down version of Finale can make files that MIDI equipment,
like keyboards, can play, but that's not as helpful!)
So: does anybody have any recommendations for software I could use?
(Noteworthy Composer is ridiculously cheap, good for this kind of
thing,... and only works on PC's.) Barring that, would anybody with a
PC be willing to help with the grunt-work of typing in the music?