Midi Files: Durufle Requiem

The Durufle Requiem has the following midi files:
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  • 01 Introit Sop
  • 02 Introit F7 Sop
  • 03 Kyrie Sop
  • 04 Kyrie F13 Sop
  • 05 Kyrie F16 Sop
  • 06 Domine F24 Sop
  • 07 Domine F34 Sop
  • 08 Domine F42 Sop
  • 09 Sanctus Sop1
  • 10 Sanctus Sop2
  • 11 Agnus F65 Sop
  • 12 Lux F75 Sop
  • 13 Libera F82-84;87;90-94 Sop
  • 14 Libera F95 Sop
  • 15 Paradisum Sop

The Other has the following midi files.
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  • 1 Aida People M23-70,87-90 Sop
  • 2 Aida People M135 Sop
  • 3 Brindisi M60-76,114-194 Sop
  • 4 Habanera M12 Sop
  • 5 Wedding M55 Sop

Download the files for your voice part and unzip. (If your computer does not already have a program to extract the files, free unzip programs are available - see bottom of this page.) Your voice part is heard in one channel. Everything else (other parts, accompaniment) is in the other channel. (Additional comments are at the bottom of this page.)

You need a midi player to listen to these files. You may use the default midi player that comes with your computer. However I recommend vanBasco's Karaoke Player. It is a free midi player that allows you to easily change the tempo (speed up or slow down), mute unwanted channels, emphasize channels, and repeat sections.

Using vanBasco's Karaoke Player

  1. Download the program.
  2. Install. When installing you can choose to have the vanBasco player be the default player for all midi files (recommended).
  3. Running the program. It will run immediately after installing and present you with a confusing assortment of windows.
    • Close the "Tip" window.
    • Close the "Playlist Window".
    • Close the "Introduction" window by RIGHT clicking on it and choosing close.
    • Close the "Piano" keyboard window. Arrange the three remaining windows as you like. I like to have the "Midi Output" window at the top, the main "vanBasco's Karaoke Player" window below and to the right, and the "Control" window below and to the left.
    • You can close or open these extra windows by clicking on the little buttons at the bottom of the main "vanBasco's Karaoke Player" window.
    • To exit the program click the "X" in the upper right hand corner of the main "vanBasco's Karaoke Player" window. The next time you run it all the windows will be just like they were when you exited the program.
  1. Playing a midi file.
    • If vanBasco is your default midi player just double-click on the desired midi file. This is the best way. If you did not select this at install time, you can RIGHT-click anywhere in the main "vanBasco's Karaoke Player" window and choose "Setup". Then select the "Misc" tab and choose "Select All" in the "Associated file types" section.
    • Next best is to just "Drag and Drop" the file onto a shortcut to the vanBasco program "vmidi.exe".
    • You can also try vanBasco's "playlist" approach. This is nice for listening to several files one after the other.
    • The "Control" window has a slider to change the tempo as you listen. Very nice!
    • In the "Midi Output" window you can mute any (and all) channels by clicking on the red buttons on the left. To emphasize a channel click a blue button on the left. The (blue) channels you select will stay louder and all the others will be not as loud.
  1. One slight problem that may occur is that some instruments have a sustained sound that continues. As a result if you pause or reposition the slider while that type of instrument is playing a note, that note will play forever until you click Stop. If you have this problem go to the Options menu (click the little note in the upper left corner) and choose Setup. On the Midi tab put a checkmark for "Reset on Pause". This should help.

Zip/Unzip programs

  1. 7-Zip - FREE program

Using an Android phone or tablet

  1. An Android device can play a midi file without any extra software. However, I recommend going to the play store to install the (free) "Midi Sheet Music" program. It allows you to change the tempo and has some other options.
  2. Access this web page from your Android browser and then click on the direct midi file links at the top of this page. From there select a midi file and download it to your Android device. It will probably be in some "Download" folder. On my Android device it is in "/sdcard/Download/".
  3. Now you can open the "Midi Sheet Music" program and browse to where you downloaded the midi file and play it.

Using an iPhone or iPad

  1. You need an app to play midi files. I recommend installing the "Learn My Part" app that costs $4.99 from the Apple App Store. More information about this program is available here.
  2. Access this page from your iPhone/iPad browser and then click on the direct midi file links at the top of this page. From there select a midi file and then choose Open in "Learn My Part". After doing this it will appear in the "Learn My Part" Midi file list and you will not have to download that midi file again.

(For a more detailed discussion about various options for listening to midi files on various devices look here.)

Problems or Questions?
If you have any problems or questions you may email me (Paul Fretz) at paulfretz@gmail.com