Practice Tracks

There are links to practice tracks provided here on both the Choralia website as well as John Fletcher.

Choralia now includes a much improved embedded online player with the facility to slow tracks down. However, this does involve some adverts which is how this has been funded. The attraction of Choralia is that a computerised ‘voice’ sings the words which helps you to keep track of where you are in the music.

For the John Fletcher tracks you need to have a John Fletcher account or be a member of the RMCS John Fletcher group (see below) to access these tracks.

Purcell: Dido and Aeneas
  1. Choralia
  2. John Fletcher


Handel: Zadok the Priest

  1. Choralia
  2. John Fletcher Music

Note that the Zadok tracks on John Fletcher are stored in Dropbox. This shouldn’t be a problem and you don’t need a Dropbox account. You can even play them from Dropbox.

Byrd: Ave Verum

  1. Choralia
  2. John Fletcher Music


John Fletcher Music

If you have a login to this site then practice tracks to a huge number of works are also available. You can create a free account to gain access to works that are out of copyright and £10 pa as an individual to access those that are.

There is now a Riding Mill Choral Society account on John Fletcher’s site, where each individual pays a much smaller amount (£1) per person. This is currently for a 6 month subscription that expires on 17th May. In the Autumn we will renew, but this may be for a year and the cost will then be £2 per person. If you wish to join this group, please contact Nick.

Slowing down practice tracks

If you can download a practice track you could play it using your own software. I recommend ‘The Amazing Slow Downer’ from Roni Music, which I have used for several years. There are versions available for PC and Mac computers, iPhones, iPads and Android devices.