Thank you for taking part in this Sine Nomine remote recording for Jonny.
The details below explain how to make a recording of your own 'part' which will be amalgatmated with everyone else's to form a full choir recording! As a bonus of the technology, this means you can record more than one voice part (for example, both soprano parts in the Byrd or even a mix of soprano and alto). If you are happy to do so, recording more than one voice part would be very useful when we put together the mix.
Please try to get the recordings to me by mid-August (or let me know if you need a later date)
We are recording three pieces:
|Locus Iste||Audio||Video||Score||A couple of entries after gaps have an audible 'count-in'|
|Sing Joyfully||Audio||Video||Score||A wood-block sound is used to indicate rall at end with two semi-quaver taps. Score from p287 of The Oxford Book of Tudor Anthems.|
|Ach Herr||Audio||Video||Score||Easiest to use the video of Stephen conducting|
- Donwload either the video or the audio for the guide tracks; the video for Ach Herr includes Stephen conducting and it is much easier to sing watching this than it is to do it just with the audio guide.
- Instructions are given at the beginning of the Locus Iste guide track and these same instructions should be used for the subsequent pieces.
- You need to listen (or watch) the guide track using one device with headphones and record yourself using another device. You need the headphones to avoid the guide track being heard on the recording.
- You may record yourself with any device, either video or audio will be fine.
- Please make a separate recording for each song.
- Try to record in a dry acoustic (e.g. a carpeted room); please don't add any effects to your recording!
- It is probably sensible to listen to the whole guide track all the way through once before doing the recording; that way you will get a sense of rubato, dynamics etc.
During the recording
- The instructions on the recording will explain that you need to clap on the first two beats of a bar after a full 4-beat bar count in. We will use the recording of these claps to 'line' up everyone's recordings, so it is important that they are in time.
- Begin to sing in the bar following the claps for "Locus" and "Sing". For "Ach", there is a new count-in on the audio and in the video Stephen will bring you in!
After the recording
- Please rename your file with Title-Voice-Name. For example Locus-Tenor-Ralph.mp4 or Sing-Sop-Jenny.mp3
- Send your files to me. You might:
- Upload your files directly to our Sharepoint Site. You will need a password which is the word (in lower case) which completes the Parry anthem title "I was ....". Email me if you are not sure!! If you choose this option, your files may be seen/heard by other members of the choir. Please email me to confirm that you have done this.
- Use the site WeTransfer to send the files to firstname.lastname@example.org This is free to use and can send large files. Please also email me separately to let me know that you have sent them.
- You might, if the files are small enough, be able to email them directly to email@example.com Send each file as a separate email. If the files are too large to send, use one of the methods above.
- Sit back and wait for the final, wonderful recordings of us all singing together!
As reassurance, it is usual for these individual recordings to sound pretty ropey - don't worry about that as it will sound miraculously better once they are all put together and an 'acoustic' added!
Any questions, don't hesitate to ask.
Warmest wishes, and happy singing!