California Music in Performance: Sound and Video
Available Performances of Sheet
Sound or video files of two performances are currently available, as
Concert, October 4, 1998. Music Sources,
Center for Historically Informed Performance, Inc., Berkeley, CA.
Gold Rush Cornet
Band; Mother Lode Musical Theatre
The linked Web pages contain additional information about the music in
the audio/video files, as well as the performers and instruments used to play
Available MIDI Sound Files of Sheet Music
A number of MIDI (Musical Instrument
Digital Interface) sound files have been generated by Optical Music
Recognition software from the digitized images of sheet music. For example,
all of the titles of African American music are available in MIDI form. Please note that every effort was made to be
faithful to the original score as printed -- including printing errors. This
means that mistakes in the score can also be heard in the MIDI
Help with Sound and Video files
The multimedia (RealAudio and RealVideo) files are experimentally
posted on a RealMedia server thanks to the hospitality of UCB's Berkeley Multimedia Research
Center. To view and/or
listen to these files, you will need the RealPlayer, available here. You will also need speakers.
In order to listen to the MIDI files, you will need speakers and a MIDI player (availabe on most PC's with Windows 3.x or
higher). If you need a MIDI player, links to
downloadable software/browser plug-ins for a variety of systems can be found here.
If you have software on your work station that allows you to view
separate tracks of a MIDI file, you may wish
to link that application to your Web browser.
The RealMedia files and the MIDI files are available both from the
pages of this Web site and from searches in Search Two for particular printed
sheet music. Just look for the sound or video links.
Currently Available Sheet Music
Titles with Sound or Video
Clicking on the title takes you to the full record for that title;
clicking on "MIDI,"
"RealAudio," or "RealVideo" opens the associated sound