Beethoven 9 Choral Practice Aids
MUSIC - please try to get the preferred edition: Barenreiter, BA 9009-90. Edited by Jonathan Del Mar, 1996. ISBN 979-0-006-49953-3 (we may try to see if we can get a volume discount)
PDF MUSIC - CLICK HERE for a PDF file of an older B&H edition for you to start practicing.
Here are some Videos for each choral part - to help you practice!
These are from Youtube - the originals, complete and with additional help, are available at https://www.chordperfect.com/ludwig-van-beethoven
You can get a "Master Class" of your voice part for about $10! - or use the coupon code for our group if you confirm your participation...
I have gotten a coupon code for our chorus members to get these "Master Class" aids at no cost. You will receive the code via email when you have confirmed your participation. The coupon has a 50 person maximum, but if we need more, I will purchase another code when we reach the max.
With your Master Class download you will receive the following:
1. The complete set of audio files of this Chorus Rehearsal Aid for you to use whenever and wherever you want.
2. The FULL Concert – all parts from the same work, with all voices undiminished to help you fine-tune your performance.
3. Instrumental Version – simply the accompaniment, with no voices – perfect for testing your memory of the piece!
Below is a video from YouTube , produced by Barenreiter.
Bärenreiter-Verlag Karl Vötterle GmbH & Co. KG
This video helps choral singers with the pronunciation of the German text in the “Finale” of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. In the first part of the video, you will hear the original poem by Friedrich Schiller “Ode an die Freude” being read. While the text is being spoken, you can follow the German words on the screen. In the second part of the video, sections of the soprano choral part are used as a model. Section by section, you will hear the text of the “Finale” spoken in rhythm and tempo, underlaid with the German text, the international phonetic transcription, and Japanese Katakana. Subsequently you will hear the soprano choral part sung. Measure and page numbers refer to the Bärenreiter vocal score of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 (BA 9009-90). This video is not meant to teach singers how to sing the actual notes and melodic lines. It only focuses on the pronunciation.