My main aim is to sell sheet music - and if giving away audio and video material free of charge encourages folk to buy my sheet music, then that's okay by me! Besides, it's so easy these days to grab such material from the internet that frankly there's little if any point in trying to charge for it. It's all in a fairly random order, so please feel free to browse around and download whatever appeals to you.
For the soprano or tenor soloist who'd like to sing Idylls or any of its songs individually I've compiled a set of karaoke backing tracks. They're all in uncompressed 32-bit wav format.
These individual song tracks will be useful for practice purposes, where you don't want to be bothered searching through the whole work for the song you want.
This track has all five songs.
They are in the correct sequence and with appropriate breaks between each of them. In theory at least you could use this as the basis for a complete performance if you don't have a pianist available.
A pianist is all a choir needs for the basic choral arrangements of O Love.
The orchestra for the Festival Edition and the chamber orchestras for the three solo vocal arrangements are available here in uncompressed 32-bit wav format.
Although I composed A Himalaya Concerto with the intention that it would be performed by a full orchestra, the preferred mode of performance in Queensland, Australia, is for the work to be performed by the clarinettist alone, as part of a complete audiovisual experience for an audience. It's important bear in mind a few things.
In the real world, concert orchestras and soloists follow conductors, not click tracks. Frankly a click track would be a complete distraction for a clarinettist attempting to give a genuinely artistic performance. However it must be noted that this concerto is difficult enough to play as it is, even with a conductor. Attempting to play it without a conductor would be asking for trouble, even for a professional clarinettist. (The opening of the first movement is particularly tricky in terms of timing.) That's what the player videos (see below) are for: they take the place of a conductor besides providing the audio orchestral backing track.
The audience videos are intended to be projected in sync with the player videos, onto a large screen that the audience can see.
People's choices of computer hardware and software differ. Consequently I prefer not to make any assumptions regarding how a player might choose to implement this concept. I prefer to provide the essential files and guidance notes, and leave the modus operandi to the player. (I use Linux Show Player running on Ubuntu, but QLAB running on Mac OS-X would be the ideal platform if you don't mind spending the money.) So with that in mind, the essential multimedia files are:
MULTIMEDIA FILES FOR ...
Stereo audio + conductor
(1600 x 1080)
(1920 x 1080)
ADDITIONAL FILES ...