Online Orchestra

Covid-19 may keep us at home but the show will go on!

Below are the resources you will need to download in order to record your own audio part to be mixed with our online orchestra recording.

Over the Rainbow: How this powerful song has soundtracked history ...

How does it work?

1. Listen to the Master Midi Mix below to familiarize yourself with the arrangement.

IMPORTANT: This one has a medium-fast introduction in 3/4 before slowing down to the ballad tempo of the tune in 4/4. The click will slow down progressively in between the 2 sections.

2. Download your part by clicking on the link that matches your instrument and abilities. I will update the number of instruments and provide easy parts in due course. Keyboard players can join too by selecting a sound (and hand position) to match.

3. Practice your part with the backing audio files – two slower speeds and one at the regular speed. Do NOT worry about getting it absolutely right. This is to keep us occupied and still have some of the fun that the course usually provides.

Ask your instrument teacher for help and/or fingerings if need be.

Please get in touch if you need the score to be amended (wrong octave, too hard, need a clef change etc…).

4. Record yourself: The best way is to listen to the Master Midi Mix (MMM) with a set of headphones and to record yourself on a phone or laptop. The MMM has TWO BARS of click. Beware, the tune starts on beat 2!

Please remember to tune your instrument before recording….that will save me a lot of tweaking!

5. Save your recording as a .WAV or .MP3 file and email it to me at this address:

richmondmusicacademyuk@gmail.com

6. My little elves will collect all the recordings and sync them together before mixing the lot down to one big orchestral take!

 

Master Midi Mix

This is what it should sound like once all the parts are recorded. This is only a Midi playback with no real instruments.

 

Individual parts

According to your instrument, right-click on the links to download your part as a .PDF and a Midi demo (various speeds available – Regular, 15% slower and 25% slower).

Please get in touch if you need the score to be amended (wrong octave, too hard, need a clef change etc…).

If you are a piano or keyboard player, try to set the sound corresponding to the part you’re downloading or adjust your hand position to a higher/lower octave.

 

Violin 1 / Flute 1 / Keys 1

Over the rainbow [Online orchestra]-Flute

Over the rainbow [Online orchestra]-Violin

Regular speed

15% slower

25% slower

 

Violin 2 / Flute 2/ Keys 2

Regular speed

15% slower

25% slower

Over the rainbow [Online orchestra]-Violin_II

Over the rainbow [Online orchestra]-Flute 2

(Flute 2 players can practice along the violin 2 part even if it’s an octave lower

Easy Keys

For grade 1 level keyboard player or early violin grades:

Over the Rainbow-EZ_Keys

Viola

Regular speed

15% slower

25% slower

Over the rainbow [Online orchestra]-Viola

Bb Clarinet 1

This part is scored for two clarinets. Just choose one note when you see a chord

Regular speed

15% slower

25% slower

Over the rainbow [Online orchestra]-Bb_Clarinet

Bb Clarinet 2 / Trumpet 1

Regular speed

15% slower

25% slower

The score below is valid for BOTH Trumpet and Clarinet in Bb:

Over the rainbow [Online orchestra]-Bb_Trumpet

Alto Sax / Bb Clarinet 3 / French Horn in F / Trombone

Regular speed

15% slower

25% slower

Over the rainbow [Online orchestra]-Bb_Clarinet 3

Over the rainbow [Online orchestra]-Alto_Saxophone

Over the rainbow [Online orchestra]-Horn_in_F

Over the rainbow [Online orchestra]-Trombone

Bass Clarinet / Tenor Sax

The score below is valid for BOTH Tenor Saxophone and Bass Clarinet. For the audio, please listen to the Cello parts.

Over the rainbow [Online orchestra]-Bass_Clarinet

Cello / Bassoon

Regular speed

15% slower

25% slower

The score below is valid for BOTH Cello and Bassoon:

Over the rainbow [Online orchestra]-Violoncello

Double bass / Keys 4

For the audio, please listen to the Cello parts.

Over the rainbow [Online orchestra]-Contrabass

 

 

Big thanks to the following open source programs to make this project possible:

Music Notation: Musescore (https://musescore.org/en)

Sound Editing: Audacity (https://www.audacityteam.org/)