The Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, by J.S. Bach.

Practice MP3s

These files lay out only mechanics of pitch and rhythm. The nuances and phrasing that make music beautiful are absent. Your part is in the foreground. Always follow the score, practicing in stages:

1. At first, forget words. listen 90%, and hum or la-di-da 10% volume.

2. When the notes and rhythms are comfortable, start singing the words and increase your volume to 50%.

3. Sing at 100% volume only when you are completely confident.

Filenames give the track #, part, movement #, page # and measure #.

01 SOP Intro
02 SOP 1 P2 M29
03 SOP 5 P25
04 SOP 9 P36
05 SOP 24 P74
06 SOP 26 P81
07 SOP 28 P85
08 SOP 33 P104
09 SOP 35 P106
10 SOP 54 P189 M44
11 SOP 59 P214
12 SOP 64 P227

01 ALT Intro
02 ALT 1 P2 M29
03 ALT 5 P25
04 ALT 9 P36
05 ALT 24 P74
06 ALT 26 P81
07 ALT 28 P85
08 ALT 33 P104
09 ALT 35 P106
10 ALT 54 P189 M44
11 ALT 59 P214
12 ALT 64 P227

01 TEN Intro
02 TEN 1 P2 M29
03 TEN 5 P25
04 TEN 9 P36
05 TEN 24 P74
06 TEN 26 P81
07 TEN 28 P85
08 TEN 33 P104
09 TEN 35 P106
10 TEN 54 P189 M44
11 TEN 59 P214
12 TEN 64 P227

01 BAS Intro
02 BAS 1 P2 M29 rev 151008
03 BAS 5 P25
04 BAS 9 P36
05 BAS 24 P74
06 BAS 26 P81
07 BAS 28 P85
08 BAS 33 P104
09 BAS 35 P106
10 BAS 54 P189 M44
11 BAS 59 P214
12 BAS 64 P 227