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MIDI sequences of classical orchestral pieces – why? In this age of CD and MP3 and god knows what that will finally take over from both, why revert to something like a player piano? Well, for fun basically. I enjoy sequencing; it gives me a chance to Ďconductí, though it started with accompaniments for me to play the clarinet to. As to why anyone else should want to hear them, well, thatís up to you! Certainly the success of sites like the Classical MIDI Archives suggests that someoneís interested. In my case, it was buying an SB Live that persuaded me it was possible to get something approaching music out of MIDI (and I know you can get closer still by spending more), so Iím still trying to see how close I can get.


Sinfonia soundfont – version 3.6 (April 2003): Fellow Audigy 2 users, and others with soundfont-capable synths: itís important to have suitable soundfonts to hear these sequences at their best. Why not try out my orchestral compilation Sinfonia?

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

8:11

(117k)

Overture to Goethe’s Egmont, Op. 84


Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93

8:34

(177k)

I. Allegro vivace e con brio

3:51

(45k)

II. Allegretto scherzando

5:44

(69k)

III. Tempo di Minuetto

6:54

(139k)

IV. Allegro vivace

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

13:45

(242k)

Tragic Overture for Orchestra in D minor, Op. 81

Josef Haydn (1732-1809)

Symphony no. 76 in E flat major, Hob. I:76

5:38

(86k)

I. Allegro

6:58

(67k)

II. Adagio, ma non troppo

8:13

(78k)

version including first-section repeat

3:15

(52k)

III. Menuet: Allegretto

5:48

(81k)

IV. Allegro, ma non troppo

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Symphony no. 34 in C major, K.338

7:05

(108k)

I. Allegro vivace

7:12

(53k)

II. Andante di molto (piý tosto allegretto)

5:16

(97k)

III. Allegro vivace

Carl Nielsen (1865-1931)

Symphony no. 1 in G minor, FS 16, Op. 7

9:35

(187k)

I. Allegro orgoglioso

6:38

(111k)

II. Andante

8:07

(135k)

III. Allegro comodo - Andante sostenuto - Tempo I


Symphony no. 2 (ĎThe Four Temperamentsí), FS 29, Op. 16

9:13

(241k)

I. Allegro collerico

4:25

(39k)

II. Allegro comodo e flemmatico

11:04

(134k)

III. Andante malincolico

7:12

(127k)

IV. Allegro sanguineo


Little Suite for String Orchestra, FS 6, Op. 1

3:28

(23k)

I. Pršludium: Andante con moto

5:31

(63k)

II. Intermezzo: Allegro moderato

6:49

(70k)

III. Finale: Andante con moto - Allegro con brio

Wilhelm Stenhammar (1871-1927)

Serenade for Orchestra in F major, Op. 31

6:39

(105k)

I. Overture: Allegrissimo

Thomas Tallis (c.1505-1585)

9:02

(72k)

Spem in alium: Motet in Forty Parts (n.b. requires 32 channels)






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