Gabriel Fauré - Pavane, Op.50

Type of post: Teaching Resource
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Posted By: Ian Williamson
Status: Archived
Date Posted: Tue, 7 Mar 2023
The following lists a number of websites offering a variety of rehearsal tracks to help you learn the music Hardynge Choir will be singing in our next concert.  Most are free. Some allow you just to hear your voice part, and a with a few you can follow the score.

There are also a few YouTube video recordings of a performance. Two video allows you to follow the score rather than watch the performers, but obviously you will hear all voice parts with the accompanists on one, and full orchestra on the other.  That may not be the easiest way to learn your part.

Editor: Christopher Kersten
Edition notes: Vocal score with piano accomp.
MIDI file

JohnF’s Rehearsal Files
Scroll down the page and click on Click here for the sound files.
There are rehearsal tracks for each voice part which you can listen to online, Copy to Dropbox, or Download. Select the mp3 file for your voice part.  There is a link to a MIDI file which you have to download, but that is for all voices.

John's Midi File Choral Music site
click on your voice part in the table to listen to the work, or click on Pavane under UNemphasised for all parts together. You are recommended to play these Files with Chris Hills's MidiPlay,, which shows the notes.

The Silvis Woodshed
This is a MIDI file for all voice parts together, and includes the accompaniment.

There are a few good recordings of this work on YouTube, once you get past the annoying adverts.  Or you could use an adblocker extension in your browser, eg Adblock Plus.

In the following two videos you can follow the score as the work is performed, and the first is particularly useful as it has piano accompaniment, which is how we will be singing it.
WDR Rundfunkchor; Gülru Ensari and Herbert Schuch, piano; conductor Peter Dijkstra.
An excellent performance by the Halle Choir and Orchestra conductor Maurice Handford.