Messiah Learning Track Resources
Here are some good Messiah learning track resources. The first two have parts sung by a vocalist. The other two are very good midi learning tracks.
https://www.chordperfect.com/george-handel/ – Our own Rod Fensom steered us to this resource. It has all the choruses in part-predominant format. It also allows you to slow the recording down. This should be a big help to everyone. You won’t be able to download the files to your computer. The chorus has purchased a copy of the master file which will allow you to download your personal copy (part-dominant). Click on the link above, choose your part, hit Checkout and add in the following code jim.ca6911-676 You should then be able to download the files to your computer.
http://cameratamusic.com/messiah-practice-recordings.php – Has all the choruses from Part I and some selections from Part 2. Part specific. Sung by vocalist.
http://www.memphissymphonychorus.org/rehearsal-tracks/former/handel-messiah/tenor/ – Midi with orchestra in background. Two speeds, performance and rehearsal. Part specific. Very clear midi. Even though the link says “tenor”, it has folders for all voices.
https://www.stmaryssingers.com/handel-messiah.html – This one is kind of cool. Has all the parts in midi on YouTube but as the music plays, a little scroll tool goes over the actual words of the score. Part specific. Can play on your computer or download the .mp3 files to your computer.