Free Files with emphasized voice part
Online MP3 Files
You can either play these from the web page (left-click) or download each file to your PC (right-click and “Save As”).
These particular MP3 files use a “synthetic voice” which does sound a bit odd, but it means that you can hear each syllable pronounced.
It’s very helpful, though purists may shudder! Here’s the link:
Another useful practice resource (in which the emphasised part is played on an instrument rather than voice) can be found here. Unfortunately this site does not feature this Vaughan Williams work
This site enables you to hear your particular part emphasised and sung by professional singers complete with orchestral accompaniment. There are not many composers/works featured on this site at the moment and Vaughan Williams is not amonst them.
John Fletcher’s Midi and MP3 Files (including slowed-down sections)
First of all, you need to register as a user (free option: no charge). Go to the Free Registration page and join up.
You only need to register once. After that, you simply log in on the Login page.
Then go to the John Fletcher’s web page for Vaughan Williams “Fantasia on Christmas Carols”
Alternatively, on his Home page just search for this work.
You can either play these from the web page (left-click) or download each file to your PC (right-click and “Save As”).The slowed-down sections for practice are clearly marked “at slower, rehearsal speed”.
If playing a Midi file direct from the web does not work, you can download the Midi files individually to your PC by right-clicking each icon.
See the MidiPlay page for more details about playing Midi files.
From the popup menu, choose:
“Save Link As…” (Firefox and Chrome) or “Save Target As…” (Internet Explorer)
Also read all about links to rehearsal scores using Midi files on the MidiPlay page.
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