Midi Files

Which MIDI files do I need for this year?

Vivaldi’s Gloria
Rutter’s Requiem

What are Midi files?

Perhaps the best way to understand what MIDI is to first understand what it is not:

  • MIDI isn’t music
  • MIDI doesn’t contain any actual sounds
  • MIDI isn’t a digital music file format like MP3 or WAV

MIDI is nothing more than data — a set of instructions. MIDI data contains a list of events or messages that tell an electronic device (musical instrument, computer sound card, cell phone, et cetera) how to generate a certain sound.

Read more here…

How do I play them?

Simply visit the linked pages above and click on the part you wish to practice, and any modern browser should be able to play them. If you are having trouble then I recommend downloading the latest version of Chrome, Firefox or Safari.