Students can learn their in-class music more quickly or ahead of time by utilizing these great resources offered to them.
Choral Tracks is a part recording service that is run by professional singer Matthew Curtis. Matthew records each individual part (i.e. Soprano, Tenor, etc..) and puts them online for singers to learn their notes in an individual setting. This helps students that have been out of rehearsal, are struggling with a part, or are looking for extra practice. This site is regularly updated so keep checking for your parts!
Many of these tracks are available FOR FREE if you download Spotify (works with the free or Premium version) and search your song title with the word “Curtis” following it. Spotify offers a web player that does not require a download, CLICK HERE. Tracks can also be purchased through iTunes or the Choral Tracks website/cell phone app for $1. If your piece isn’t listed, Spotify and iTunes are still a great listening tool as there are tons of great choirs to listen to! Also, check the music publisher’s website as there may be part tracks available there for free (i.e. Break of Day – John Trotta)
The following pieces being done at South are currently available with Choral Track parts and/or on Spotify for you to listen to (if it is in bold there are part tracks available through Spotify or the Choral Tracks website/app):
Grace Before Sleep – Susan LaBarr
Dwijavanthi – Ethan Sperry
Gitanjali Chants – Craig Hella Johnson
Requiem – Faure
Der Herr Segne Euch – JS Bach
Cover Me with the NIght – Andrea Ramsey
Stabat Mater, Mvmt. 1 – Pergolesi