Shaky Places rehearsal files

On this page you can access rehearsal files for Shaky Places: a song cycle of New Zealand poems for mixed voices. These are free, a gift from Capital Choir. They make it easy to learn and rehearse your part, whether soprano, alto, tenor or bass.

There are several posts about the rehearsal files on the Capital Choir blog.

Page history

  • The links to rehearsal files on this page originally pointed to my Dropbox Public folder.
  • At some time in 2017/2018, Dropbox dropped support for this type of access so in March 2018 I copied the files to an area on the Two Short Dogs web site and changed all the links.
  • In July 2018 I copied all the Shaky Places files to the Capital Choir’s Google Drive folder, where they can be accessed via links to their parent folders—see the following section. The individual links in the remainder of the document should still work, but some day when I’m feeling energetic I will swap them over to the Google Drive files, or just delete them.
  • In August 2018 I converted all the MIDI files for the individual songs and parts to MP3 format. The MP3 files are easier to play than the MIDI originals (you normally don’t have to find a special player) and as a bonus they seem to sound better.

Shaky Places on Capital Choir’s Google Drive folder

MIDI file of complete cycle (14 songs)

Here is a MIDI file of the entire song cycle. It is the most accurate representation of the music. It’s good for playing right through to get a sense of the structure.

Shaky Places: all 14 songs (MIDI)

MP3 version of complete cycle (14 songs).

This MP3 should work on all devices that can play audio files. (We made it using SolMiRe MIDI to MP3 Online Converter.)

Shaky Places: all 14 songs (MP3)

Individual songs: MIDI and MP3 files

This is a set of rehearsal files, one for each part for each song, plus an all-voices one in most cases. Each of the parts in turn has been emphasised. The originals are in MIDI format, and they have also been rendered to MP3. The simplest way to access these is the Google Drive folders (MIDI and MP3). Below are links to the individual files (MIDI only) on the Two Short Dogs FTP server.

Once in a While

Soprano Alto Tenor Bass All voices

Maui’s Alternate Prayer

Soprano Alto Tenor Bass All voices

Tuatara

Soprano Alto Tenor & Bass All voices

Pohutakawa Magic

Soprano Alto Tenor Bass All voices

Stitch Bird

Soprano Alto Tenor & Bass All voices

Wild Daisies

Soprano Alto Tenor Bass All voices

Twelve Moon Lines

Soprano Alto Tenor & Bass All voices

Make Sure

Soprano Alto Tenor Bass All voices

Not a Maori Hui

Soprano/Choir 1 Alto/Choir 2 Tenor Bass

Erebus Voices

Soprano Alto Tenor Bass All voices

After the Tremor

Soprano Alto Tenor Bass All voices

For the First Time

Soprano Alto Tenor Bass All voices

Today

Soprano Alto Tenor Bass All voices

World

Soprano Alto Tenor Bass All voices

Shaky Places rehearsal files (voice & piano)

These are recordings made by Felicia and are currently available for soprano and alto only. Some of the alto recordings are spread over several files.

Maui’s Alternate Prayer

Soprano

Alto 1 Alto 2

Tuatara

Alto 1 Alto 2

Pohutukawa Magic

Soprano

Alto 1 Alto 2

Stitch Bird

Soprano

Alto

Wild Daisies

Soprano

Alto

Twelve Moon Lines

Soprano

Alto

Make Sure

Soprano

Alto

Not a Maori Hui

Soprano

Alto 1 Alto 2

Erebus Voices

Soprano

Alto first half Alto second half

After the Tremor

Soprano

Alto 1 Alto 2

For the First Time & Today

Soprano

Alto 1 Alto 2 Alto 3