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Choralia provides free training aids for choral singers. Audio files are provided, which allow singers to gradually learn their parts by listening to electronically-synthesized sound.

The main technology is named Virtual Singer (VS), as lyrics are also "sung" by electronically-synthesized human voices. An older technology, named Client Music Synthesis (CMS), simulated voices using a simple "doo doo" sound, and it is now discontinued (although all training aids produced in CMS technology remain available).

Three training levels are available: the first level, that only contains an individual part (say, alto), plus metronome clicks that help to learn the "tempo" and to understand the score; the second level, where all the choir voices are present, however the individual part is emphasized in comparison to the others, using a higher volume; and the third level, where all the voices are synthesized with the same sound and with the same volume. Initially, the singer should learn their part using the first two levels, and then to test their knowledge of the music by singing over the third-level audio track. If the singer is able to sing their part without being mislead by the other voices, they are probably ready for group rehearsal. If not, more practice with first or second level tracks may be required.

Our catalogue includes:

J. Adams
A song of peace (Da pacem Domine)
J. Alain
Fantaisie pour choeur à bouche fermée
T. Albinoni
Magnificat
G. Allegri
Miserere
Anonymous
Hanacpachap cussicuinin
Puse mis amores

J. Arcadelt
L'hiver sera et l'été variable
F. Azzaiolo
Già cantai allegramente
C.P.E. Bach
Magnificat
J.L. Bach
Das ist meine Freude












J.S. Bach
Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern BWV1
Christ lag in Todes Banden BWV4
Ich hatte viel Bekümmerniss BWV21
Cantata "Wir danken dir, Gott" BWV29
Allein zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ BWV33
Alles nur nach Gottes Willen BWV72
Cantata "Jesu, der du meine Seele" BWV78
Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit BWV106
Cantata "Das neugeborne Kindelein" BWV122
Aus der Tiefe rufe ich, Herr, zu dir BWV131
Cantata "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme" BWV140
Uns ist ein Kind geboren BWV142
Cantata "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV147 (complete)
Cantata "Jesus bleibet meine Freude" from BWV147
Cantata "Erschallet, ihr Lieder" BWV172
Cantata "Ärgre dich, o Seele, nicht" BWV186
Cantata "Der Herr denket an uns" BWV196
Jesu, meine Freude BWV227
Komm, Jesu, Komm BWV229
Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden BWV230
Mass in B minor BWV232
Mass in F major "Lutheran Mass" BWV233
Mass in A major "Lutheran Mass" BWV234
Mass in G BWV236
Magnificat BWV243
St. Matthew Passion BWV244
St. John Passion BWV245
Furcht und Zittern from "St. Luke Passion" BWV246
Christmas Oratorio BWV248 - Cantata nr. 1,2,3,6
A. Banchieri
Selection from "Barca di Venezia per Padova"
S. Barber
Agnus Dei
S. Barnett
Goin' home to God (arr.)
D. Bartolucci
La Passione
A. Bartschmid
Mass of the Holy Cross
J. Blow
God is our hope and strength
Selection from "Venus and Adonis"
L. Van Beethoven
Choral fantasy op. 80
Hallelujah from "Christ on the Mount of Olives", op. 85
Meeres Stille und Glückliche Fahrt op. 112
Missa solemnis op. 123
Finale from Symphony nr. 9 op. 125

H. Berlioz
Méditation religieuse
La mort d’ophélie
Choirs from "Roméo et Juliette"
The Shepherds' Farewell
L. Bernstein
Chichester psalms
Maria (SATB arr. by M. Huff)
Somewhere (arr. by R. Edgerton)

B. Bettinelli
Ninna nanna
Sia calmo il mio respiro
F. Biebl
Ave Maria (SAATTBB version)
G. Bouzignac
Ave Maria
W. Boyce
Alleluia
J. Brahms
Ein Deutsches Requiem (in German and in English)
How lovely are Thy dwellings
Magdalena from "Marienlieder" op.22
Geistliches Lied op.30
Selection from "Liebeslieder Walzer" op.52
Schicksalslied op.54
A song of destiny (English version of Schicksalslied op.54)
Selection from "Neue Liebeslieder Walzer" op.65
Nänie op.82
B. Britten
Cantata misericordium
Festival Te Deum
A Hymn to the Virgin
Jubilate Deo in C
Rejoice in the Lamb
Saint Nicolas
Te Deum in C

F.X. Brixi
Missa brevis in D
A. Bruckner
Ave Maria
Ecce sacerdos
Locus iste
Os justi

D. Buxtehude
Alles, was ihr tut BuxWV4
Der Herr ist mit mir BuxWV15
Herzlich lieb hab ich dich, o Herr BuxWV41
Ihr lieben Christen, freut euch nun BuxWV51
In dulci jubilo BuxWV52
Jesu meines Lebens Leben BuxWV62
Missa brevis BuxWV114
W. Byrd
Ave Maria
Ave verum
Haec dies - Alleluia Pascha nostrum
Laetentur coeli

A. Campra
Messe de Requiem
G. Carissimi
O felix anima
F. Caudana
Vergine madre
J. Cererols
Serafín
M.A. Charpentier
Magnificat H.79
Messe de Minuit pour Noël
Te Deum
L. Cherubini
Requiem in C minor
B. Chilcott
Canticles of Light
Didn't it rain (arr.)
On Christmas Night
L. Cohen
Hallelujah (SATB arr. by R. Emerson)
S. Coleridge-Taylor
Summer is gone
A. Copland
Have mercy on us, o Lord
Thou, o Jehovah, abideth for ever

R. Corp
Crux fidelis
Missa San Marco
Never weather-beaten sail
Videte miraculum
J. de Araujo
Los coflades de la estleya
H. de la Court
Judaea et Hierusalem nolite timere
D. de Sévérac
Tantum ergo
R.N. Dett
Listen to the lambs
T.L. De Victoria
Ave Maria
Dum complerentur
Dum ergo essent
Missa Dominicalis
Missa "O magnum mysterium"

G. De Wert
Egressus Jesus
Vox in Rama
G. Donizetti
Messa di Requiem
Choirs from "Don Pasquale"
Choirs from "L'elisir d'amore" (selection)

J. Dowland
Come again sweet love
Come heavy sleep
T. Dubois
The seven last words of Christ
R. Dubra
O crux ave
F. Durante
Magnificat
M. Duruflé
Quatre motets sur des thèmes grégoriens
A. Dvořák
Mass in D major op. 86
Stabat Mater
Te Deum op.103

G. Dyson
Hierusalem
E. Elgar
As torrents in summer
Lux aeterna

M. Emery
Missa brevis boreal
G. Fauré
Cantique de Jean Racine
Maria, Mater gratiae
Messe basse
Messe basse (SATB version)
Pavane op. 50
Requiem op. 48 (2 editions)

G. Fernandes
Eso rigor e repente
Xicochi conetzintle
C. Franck
Panis angelicus
Panis angelicus (arr. by K. Downing)

G. Gabrieli
Angelus ad pastores ait
Hodie Christus natus est
C. Gesualdo
O vos omnes
F. Giardini
Viva tutte le vezzose
S. Gibbs
Swing down, chariot
H. Goodall
Eternal Light: A Requiem
C. Gounod
Ave verum
Ave verum (SAB arrangement by F. Seguy)
Bethlehem - The shepherd's nativity hymn
O Divine Redeemer
Pie Jesu (SAB arrangement by F. Seguy)

J. Gregorio
Dona nobis pacem
C. Grossi
Cantata ebraica in dialogo
C. Guastavino
Se equivocó la paloma
Y. Gubanov
Videntes magi stellam
J. Gutierrez de Padilla
Exsultate iusti in Domino
H.L. Hassler
Halleluja - Laudem dicite (2 versions)
Missa "Dixit Maria"
Missa Secunda

F.J. Haydn
Missa Brevis "Rorate coeli desuper"
Missa Brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo
Missa in angustiis (Nelson Mass)
Missa cellensis HOB.XXII:5
Missa cellensis HOB.XXII:8 (Mariazellermesse)
The Creation (2 editions)
Te Deum (I)
Te Deum in C (II)
Die Jahreszeiten (The Seasons)
Insanae et vanae curae
J.M. Haydn
Caligaverunt oculi mei MH277,9
Missa in honorem Sancti Dominici MH419
Missa Sti. Raphaelis MH87
Christus factus est MH628,2

M. Hayes
Magnificat
F.H. Himmel
Adorabunt nationes
G.F. Händel
Acis and Galatea HWV49
Athalia HWV52
Selection from "Israel in Egypt" HWV54
Messiah (2 editions - "Hallelujah" and "For unto us a child is born" also available separately)
Glory to God from "Joshua" HWV64
Birthday Ode for Queen Anne HWV74
Ode for St. Cecilia's day HWV76
Dixit Dominus HWV232
Laudate pueri Dominum HWV237
O praise the Lord with one consent HVW254 (selection)
Let God arise HWW256A (selection)
Zadok the priest (2 editions)
Let thy hand be strengthened HWV259
The King shall rejoice HWV260
My heart is inditing HWV261
C. Ives
Crossing the bar
C. Janequin
Le chant des oyseaux
L. Janáček
Mša Glagolskaja (Glagolitic Mass)
K. Jenkins
The armed man: a Mass for peace
The bards of Wales
The peacemakers
Stabat Mater
Elton John
Can you feel the love tonight (arr. by C. Gerlitz)
J. Jongen
Mass op. 130
Josquin des Prez
Ave Maria a 4 (II)
K. Kempter
Pastoralmesse
Z. Kodály
Ave Maria (1935)
Dancing-song
In supremae nocte coenae from "Pange lingua"
Jesus und die Krämer
Missa brevis
Pourquoi, là-haut, lever mes yeux? (ad. M. Budry)
Székely keserves
Túrót eszik a cigány
Veni, veni Emmanuel

J. Kosma
Autumn leaves (arr. R. O'Connell)
J.L. Krebs
Magnificat
J. Langlais
Messe solennelle
O. De Lassus
Alleluia: Pascha nostrum
Communio: Pascha nostrum
La nuict froide et sombre
Missa octavi toni ("Missa venatorum")
Victimae paschali laudes (2 editions)

M. Lauridsen
Ave Maria
Lux aeterna
O magnum mysterium
K. Leighton
Lully, lulla, thou little tiny child
C. Le Fleming
Five Psalms
F. Liszt
Ave Maria S.20II
Missa choralis S.10
Salve regina S.66
Via crucis

W. Lloyd Webber
Missa Princeps Pacis
A. Lotti
Credo in F
Crucifixus a 8
Missa brevis in D
Missa Sapientiae

G. Mahler
Symphony nr. 2 (Resurrection)
Symphony nr. 8
L. Marenzio
Laudate Dominum (a 8)
F. Martin
Mass for double choir
J. Martinson
Arise my love
P. Mascagni
Regina Coeli from "Cavalleria Rusticana"
N. Maw
One foot in Eden still, I stand
C. Mawby
Alleluia
Ave verum
Jubilate Deo
K. Memley
Lux aeterna
Sing Cantate Domino

F. Mendelssohn
Christe, du Lamm Gottes
Hark! The herald-angels sing (arr. Willcocks)
Hear my prayer/Hör' mein Bitten
Jesu, meine Freude
Veni Domine Op. 39 Nr. 1
Laudate pueri Op. 39 Nr. 2
Surrexit pastor bonus Op. 39 Nr. 3
Psalm 42 Op. 42
Psalm 95 op. 46
Lobgesang (Symphony nr. 2 Op. 52)
Lauda Sion Op. 73
Elijah
Verleih uns Frieden gnädiglich
C. Monteverdi
Altri canti di Marte (prima parte)
Beatus vir primo
De la bellezza le dovute lodi
Ecco mormorar l'onde
Lamento d'Arianna
Lauda Jerusalem
Choral excerpts from "L'Orfeo"
Qual si può dir maggiore
Raggi dov'è'l mio bene
Son questi i crespi crini
Seguita il ballo from "Tirsi e Clori"
Vespers of 1610

T. Morley
It was a lover and his lass
W.A. Mozart
Missa Brevis KV49
Missa Brevis KV65
Missa in C "Dominicus-Messe" KV66
Inter natos mulierum KV72
Regina coeli KV108
Litaniae Lauretanae B.M.V. KV109
Benedictus sit Deus KV117
Regina Coeli KV127
Missa solemnis in C minor "Waisenhausmesse" KV139
Te Deum KV141
Missa in C "Trinitatis-Messe" KV167
Missa Brevis KV192
Missa Brevis KV194
Litaniae Lauretanae B.M.V. KV195
Missa brevis in C "Spatzenmesse" KV220
Misericordias Domini KV222
Missa in C "Credo Messe" KV257
Spaur-Messe (or Piccolomini-Messe) KV258
Missa in C "Orgelsolomesse" KV259
Missa Longa in C KV262
Sancta Maria, Mater Dei KV273
Missa brevis KV275
Regina coeli KV276 (2 editions)
Alma Dei creatoris mater KV277
Coronation Mass (Krönungs-Messe) KV317
Missa solemnis in C KV337
Vesperae Solennes de Confessore KV339
Great Mass in C KV427 (2 editions)
6 nocturnes (2 editions)
Ave verum KV618
Requiem KV626 (2 editions)
Requiem KV626 completed by R. Levin
Lacrimosa/Amen from Requiem KV626 by R. Maunder













J. Noyon
Il est né, le divin enfant (arr.)
J. Offenbach
Barcarolle from "Les contes d'Hoffmann"
C. Orff
Carmina Burana
J. Pachelbel
Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied
C.T. Pachelbel
Magnificat
G.P. da Palestrina
Alma redemptoris mater
Domine quando veneris
Ego sum panis vivus
Missa "Aeterna Christi munera"
Missa Brevis
Missa "Iste confessor"
Missa "Regina coeli"
Sicut cervus
Sitivit anima mea
Super flumina Babylonis
Tu es Petrus (a 5)

R. Panufnik
Westminster Mass
P. Passereau
Il est bel et bon
P. Patterson
O be joyful
S. Paulus
The road home
G.B. Pergolesi
Confitebor tibi Domine
Domine ad adjuvandum me festina
O sacrum convivium
Stabat Mater (3 editions)
L. Perosi
Magnificat
Missa "Benedicamus Domino"
Missa eucharistica
Missa in honorem Beati Gregorii Barbadici
Missa secunda pontificalis
The passion of Christ according to St. Mark
La risurrezione di Cristo

F. Poulenc
Gloria
Litanies à la Vierge Noire
M. Praetorius
En natus est Emmanuel
In dulci jubilo

G. Puccini
Messa di Gloria
Requiem
H. Purcell
Allelujah
Birthday Ode for Queen Mary
Dido and Aeneas
I will give thanks unto Thee
Lord, have mercy upon us
O Lord, God of hosts

A. Pärt
Da pacem Domine
Magnificat
Which was the son of...
S. Rachmaninoff
All-night vigil op. 37 (Vespers), in Church Slavonic and in English
The Angel op. 15 no. 6
Ave Maria
Bogoroditse Devo

J.P. Rameau
Traversez les plus vaste mers and Tremblement de terre from "Les Indes galantes"
A. Ramirez
La peregrinacion
Misa criolla

L. Refice
Ego dilecto meo
M. Reger
O Tod, wie bitter bist Du
J.G. Rheinberger
Requiem op. 60
Abendlied op. 69 no. 3
Mass in C op. 169
S. Rossi
Adon Olam
Psalm 58
Psalm 112 (2 versions)

G. Rossini
La passeggiata
Petite Messe Solennelle
Salve o vergine Maria
Stabat Mater
Toast pour le nouvel an
J. Rutter
Deep river (arr.)
Gloria
Here we come a-wassailing (arr.)
It was a lover and his lass
Magnificat
My true love hath my heart
Requiem

C. Saint-Saëns
Christmas Oratorio op. 12
Messe de Requiem op. 54
L. Saladin
Canticum Hebraicum
A. Salieri
Mass nr. 1 "Hofkapellmeister-Messe"
Requiem in C minor
Salve Regina
A. Scarlatti
Adorna thalamum
Exultate Deo
Salve Regina (a 4)

D. Scarlatti
Magnificat
S. Scheidt
Surrexit Christus hodie
F. Schubert
Mass in F Major D105
Salve Regina D106
Mass nr. 2 in G Major D167
Stabat Mater D175 and Tantum ergo D962
Mass nr. 4 in C Major D452
Mass nr. 5 in A Flat D678
Psalm 23 D706 (2 editions)
Shepherds' chorus from "Rosamunde" D797
Deutsche Messe D872 (2 editions)
Mirjam's Siegesgesang D942
Mass nr. 6 in E flat Major D950
H. Schütz
Die mit Tränen säen SWV378
U. Sisask
Eesti Missa
J. Stainer
The Crucifixion
P.I. Tchaikovsky
The cherubic hymn (version in English)
G.P. Telemann
Das ist je gewißlich wahr TWV1:183 (BWV141)
Meine Seele erhebt den Herrn TWV9:18

W. Todd
Ave Verum Corpus
T. Tomkins
Too much I once lamented
A. Tucapsky
The Sacrifice
J.B. Vanhal
Missa pastoralis
J. Vasquez
Con que la lavare
R. Vaughan Williams
Antiphon from "Five mystical songs"
A Sea Symphony
Benedicite
Dona nobis pacem
Fantasia on Christmas carols

G. Verdi
La Vergine degli Angeli from "La Forza del Destino"
Messa da Requiem
Introduction chorus and Chorus of the Hebrew slaves from "Nabucco"
Gloria all'Egitto from "Aida"
Pater noster
Stabat Mater
Fuoco di gioia from "Otello"
L. Vierne
Messe solennelle
A. Vivaldi
Gloria RV588
Gloria RV589 (2 editions)
Credo RV591
Beatus vir RV597
Magnificat RV610
S. de Vivanco
Magnificat octavi toni
W. Walton
Coronation Te Deum
P. Warlock
Benedicamus Domino
J. Whitbourn
Requiem canticorum
E. Whitacre
Sleep
D. Willcocks
A Ceremony of Psalms
Tomorrow shall be my dancing day (arr.)
M. Zaphelius
Veni redemptor gentium

Listening to a recording of a real choir can be then regarded as a fourth training level, where one learns tempo and dynamics variations that, at least in part, are intentionally neglected at the previous levels. Group rehearsal may be considered as a fifth level, where the director will refine the choir interpretation, and will add their final and personalized touch.

Depending on their individual music skill, each singer will find the best level to start with. More experienced singers may skip the basic levels, while others will not.

Brief audio samples of the first three training levels for both the technologies are provided in the Samples section. Works available in VS technology can be listened to and/or downloaded from the VS catalogue page. To use these training aids you need to install a specific software tool, the Myriad Music plug-in, into your web browser. Alternatively, you may download the same training aids converted already in mp3 format from the mp3 catalogue page. Due to file size, you may need a DSL/ADSL connection to download training aids in mp3 format, while you will not need it if you use the Myriad Music plug-in instead. Furthermore, the Myriad Music plug-in allows you to change "tempo", so that you can slow music down if you need, while mp3 files do not allow to do so. Other changes are possible (transposition, stereo left/right positioning) if another software tool, the Myriad Melody Player, is used. Please read the VS Manual for details.

All files can be downloaded and/or listened free of charge and without entering any personal information. However, a small donation is much appreciated, as producing such files and maintaining the website costs money and, especially, time. Donations increase the likelihood of more works being made available. One third of all donations received is used to support The Choral Public Domain Library. See the Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) section for details about our licensing policy and reasonable donation amounts.