|HOW DO I READ THE MUSIC?|
|Reading and using the files on the pages is actually fairly simple: You need to go to Noteworthy Composer's website and download a copy of Noteworthy PLAYER, which is a free player program for this format. OR, you can simply click HERE to get the player for the version in which these files were written. It is of little import, since Noteworthy's latest version will always be compatible with the older files. (NWC readme file here)
Once you have done that and installed it (follow the directions from the website) you need only click on any link on the page and you will (at least in WIN98) be given the choice of SAVING to your harddrive or OPENING the file at once.
Either choice is acceptable, but if you choose to SAVE the file, you will then have it on your computer
for ready reference, while if you OPEN the file, it will disappear as soon as you close it.
It all depends on if you want to check something out quickly or learn the music.
TO HEAR THE CATCHES YOU DO NEED A SOUND CARD !
MAC users need to go HERE to investigate.
FORMATS: (CATCHES ONLY)
NWC-3 is the full tune in "cascading" fashion: that is, the first voice, then joined by the second voice and so-on
until the last voice has sung a full part. In practice, you may wish to end either earlier
This is the one to download to listen to any Catch, Round or Glee.
NWC-2 is the Catch written in linear fashion which is more suitable for learning purposes. In most instances the tune is unremarkable without the contrapuntal enhancements of the other voices, by which additions it becomes (at tums) Totally Astonishing. For Instructional/Archival purposes.
NWC-1 is the Catch written out for three voices singing at once (as they are meant to be performed). As these are
intended to be sung by each voice until each has sung the song at least once through, the presentation here will
appear a bit abbreviated. When sung by (x) voices the songs are quite impressive (see NWC-3) This file is for
handouts for the group singing them. This is also intended for instructional/archival use.
MIDI: (Yes, after careful consideration and consulting my "Mystery Eight-Ball" Oracle, I've decided that a MIDI will be
appreciated by the casual visitor. (Eigh! You'd damn well better get to appreciatin' then, hadn't you?)
ACTIVE LINKS are shewn in the usual BLUE colour. (no, that was an example, not an actual link.) Links (or link-like objects) in BLACK either have not yet been transcribed, are being edited or are just there to fool you.
I urge you to print out whichever tunes strike your fancy, or CONTACTme about getting the collections on a CD in all formats. (Coming Soon) There are no guarantees as to how long this site will be up on this host. If you'd like to MIRROR this site, please use the contact link above. For any QUESTIONS also use the link above.
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