These midi files have no consistent structure or quality, and may only contain one track, a piano track or multiple tracks.
A major innovation using a digital library is the ability to download MIDI music files which can also help amateur choirs or singers to begin learning pieces, even in 4-part harmony, with very little effort.
The music on this site has been selected in the belief that it is in the public domain or that due permission has been received. Should you feel that this is not the case, please contact us immediately.
Lewandowski's Shabbat Toda V'Zimra midi files (complete midi and Finale files usually with 6 tracks (SATB + organ accompaniment)) and stereo spread of voices. [All thanks to Mike Rosen (see below) for the great effort that this project required]
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Mike Rosen - a Profile
Born in 1949 in Baltimore, Maryland, I became Bar Mitzvah at the Beth Tfiloh Synagogue. The rabbi was Samuel Rosenblatt, the son of Yoselle Rosenblatt. This has absolutely nothing to do with my interest in shul music; simply a brush with greatness.
I sang in school choirs in high school, and did the obligatory 1960s folk music scene. My involvement with music was rekindled in the mid-1980s, when my high school choir decided to have a reunion. It was such fun for all of us that we continued to meet for over a decade. Four of us from this group formed a barbershop quartet, The Alumnotes. I also started singing with a local college/community choir, again under the direction of Dr. Richard Disharoon, my high school choir director, to whom I owe an unrepayable debt. Thanks, Dick!
In about 1990, I found myself self-employed, which gave me the freedom to start attending services at Chizuk Amuno Congregation more regularly. Their magic of their choir, under the exacting direction of Saul Lilienstein, drew me in. In addition to having a lot of music to learn, many of the scores were multi-generation copies of handwritten originals; that is, mostly illegible. Consequently, I started working with notation programs. Since leaving Baltimore for Phoenix, Arizona in 1998, and then moving to Seattle, Washington in 2005, I have honed my vocal and notation skills singing with the Beth El, Temple Chai, and Temple Beth Am congregations, Cactus Chordsmen, and Seattle Seachordsmen.
I found shulmusic.org by accident, and offered to help on this wonderful project. I hope you enjoy listening to these great pieces as much as I do!
I am a cabinetmaker in the real world.
Please visit my site at www.specialmillwork.com to learn even more about me.