MIDI Creations

CMRMIDImp3 Page
Updated
031406

Rendered as MP3 Files

The CMRMIDImp3 page features MP3 Renderings that have been created from selected MIDI files appearing on CMR and from gifted artists themselves. The latter is a departure from previous methods of streaming the collection,  but I think that as high-speed connectivity becomes more mainstream, MP3 will be the best way to relate to a listener how an artist interprets a certain music piece. The first artist whose works have been placed on the CMRMIDImp3 page are those of Gary D. Lloyd  (UPDATE: The presence of Gary's work on the web has been minimized at this point, and CMR is privileged enough to be one of the last remaining sites to still offer it)  The next artist to appear is the original webmaster for The Classical MIDI Resource,  Dr. Ron Lubetsky.

Some of the MP3s listed below stream from this site, while others will link you to my other site on MP3.COM,  The CMR Players

The MP3s below and linked, have been created on state-of-the-art MIDI equipment, including GigaStudio 160 and the latest in ROM-based Synths.  It's also important to note that some of these MIDI selections were originally sequenced by other individuals, and the MP3 render of these pieces appear here, and/or on The CMR Players  sites with the creator's full blessing.  Additionally, these MIDI files have been modified to sound their best after the rendering process, even though 'best' can be subjective.  Also, let's face it - these are MIDI files that have been "rendered" by a computer.   If you acknowledge that fact, then your expectations will be such that you'll understand that these are not intended as replacements or peers of/to recordings featuring real instruments, but can serve as a pretty reasonable facsimile of the work they represent. They will certainly be useful to someone who wants to get a feel for a piece, who's never heard it, or doesn't have a recording of the work.

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Composer - Title - Comments

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Anderson, Leroy (1908 - 1975) (American)

Bugler's Holiday (1954) A perennial favorite.  Fun to sequence, and even more fun to render

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Barber, Samuel (1910 - 1981) (American)

Knoxville - Summer of 1915 (7 ports) - Original MIDI sequenced by David Siu, M.D.. I've separated instrument tracks, an rendered it with an instrumental voice

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Bartók, Béla (1881 - 1945) (Hungarian)

Dances of Transylvania (6 ports) - Original MIDI file sequenced by David Siu, M.D..   Completely re-rendered again with even newer samples and better resources

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Concerto for Orchestra - Finale - Original MIDI sequenced by David Siu, M.D.. I've remapped the piece again and rendered it on the latest samples from Quantum Leap Brass, Ultimate Strings, and new XSample woods.

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Bernstein, Leonard (1918 - 1990) (American)

Divertimento (1981) - 

  Waltz - MIDI and MP3 by Steve G. Mitchell.  Though updated several times, this was my absolute first rendering

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  Turkey Trot - MIDI and MP3 by Steve G. Mitchell.  Though updated several times, this was my absolute second rendering

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Brahms, Johannes (1833 - 1897) (German)

Variations on a Theme by Haydn - (3 ports) Steve G. Mitchell - My first sequence ever.

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Symphony No.1 - 4th Movt. - Original MIDI sequenced by David Siu, M.D. awhile back. I've remapped the piece and rendered with the latest sample technology from Quantum Leap Brass, Ultimate Strings, and new XSample woods.

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Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80 - Original MIDI sequenced by David Siu, M.D. awhile back. I've remapped the piece and rendered with the latest sample technology from Quantum Leap Brass, Ultimate Strings, and new XSample woods.

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Chabrier, Emmanuel (1841 - 1894) (French)

Marche Joyeuse - The original 32-channel MIDI file  was sequenced by David Siu, M.D.. This MP3 file is a new creation remapped and rendered with the best ROM-based synths of the time

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Debussy, Claude (1862 - 1918) (French)

Fetes - Trois Nocturne's  - MIDI file Originally sequenced by David Siu, M.D. This MP3 file is a new creation remapped and rendered with the best ROM-based synths of the time

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Duruflé, Maurice (1902 - 1986) (French)

Sanctus from Requiem - Sequenced here by David Siu, M.D., and featuring a rather sonically diffuse MP3 rendering. This was an early experiment I did for David to see how "big" a sound could be created by MIDI.  Though it's a little dated, it was impressive for the time

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Hindemith, Paul (1895 - 1963) (German-American)

Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber - (MIDI files sequenced by David Siu, M.D.):

  Turandot - Remapped , separated instrument tracks, and made some controller changes, and  rendered with the latest sample technology from Quantum Leap Brass, Ultimate Strings, and new XSample woods.

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  Marsch - Remapped with new samples, including some new percussion samples. 

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Holst, Gustavus (Gustav) Theodore (1874 - 1934) (British)

The Planets - Jupiter - Originally sequenced by Jack Deckard in 1995.  I re-mapped it to 3-port General MIDI and made significant modifications to the MIDI data. This piece is BIG, and even with the latest technology, portions still sound a bit thin. This project is about 7 years old, on and off, and still has a long way to go. (this is rev. 37) Update: new version added on November 2, 2008

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Janácek, Leos (1854 - 1928) (Czech)

Sinfonietta - Originally sequenced by Reinhold Behringer and David Siu, M.D..  Completely re-worked and remapped 4 years ago.  Quite frankly, some parts of this work sound AWFUL, but other parts are fantastic. 

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Kodály, Zóltan (1882 - 1967) (Hungarian)

Hary Janos - Entrance of the Emperor & His Court - Completely re-worked,  remapped, rendered with the latest sample technology from Quantum Leap Brass, Ultimate Strings, and new XSample woods

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Prokofiev, Sergei (1891 - 1953) (Russian)

Lieutenant Kije Suite (Complete) - (3 Ports) Steve G. Mitchell

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Classical Symphony - 4th Movement (lots of fun) - Steve G. Mitchell

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Ravel, Maurice (1875 - 1937) (French)

Suite d'Orchestre - Le Tombeau de Couperin (1919) - 4th Movement - Original MIDI file sequenced by Reinhold Behringer. The piece was mapped to 6 MIDI ports.

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Shostakovich, Dmitri (1906 - 1975) (Russian)

Symphony No 5 - 4th Movement  - Original MIDI file sequenced by David S. Siu, M.D. several years ago. I've added a massive amount of Controller data.  remapped, rendered with the latest sample technology from Quantum Leap Brass, Ultimate Strings, and new XSample woods.

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Saint-Saëns, Camille (1835 - 1921) (French)

Piano Concerto No 2 - 2nd Movement - Original MIDI file sequenced by David S. Siu M.D. a while back. I've remapped the piece,  and rendered with the best ROM-based synths of the time

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Tchaikovsky, Piotr Ilyitch (1840 - 1893) (Russian)

Capriccio Italien - I rendered this work with the best ROM-based synths of the time  Sequenced by Steve G. Mitchell

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Verdi, Giuseppe (1813 - 1901) (Italian)

Dies Irae Part I - Excerpt - Original 2 port MIDI file sequenced by David Siu, M.D. This work was an experiment, rendered with the best ROM-based synths of the time

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Wiren, Dag (1905 - 1986) (Swedish)

March - Opus 11- Orchestrated by George Pollen.  Original MIDI file sequenced by George Pollen.  I've remapped,  and rendered with the latest sample technology from Quantum Leap Brass, Ultimate Strings, and new XSample woods.

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The following MP3s are featured to illustrate the best way for the artist to relate to his listener the most accurate representation of the artist's interpretive intentions.  Featured here are the talents of 

Gary D. Lloyd

All selections are recorded real-time. That is, record-start,  play on live keyboard,  record-stop - with little post editing

Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770 - 1827)  

Moonlight Sonata

Movement One

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Movement Two

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Movement Three

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Chopin, Frédéric François (1810 - 1849)   

Ballades

Ballade no. 1 - For piano in G minor, Op. 23 (BI 66) composed 1831.

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Ballade no. 2 - For piano in F Major, Op. 38 (BI 102) composed 1836.

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Ballade no. 3 - For piano in A Flat Major, Op. 47 (BI 136) composed 1841.

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Ballade no. 4 - For piano in F minor, Op. 52 (BI 146) composed 1842.

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Sonata No. 3 in B min, Op. 58

1st Movement: Allegro Maestoso

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2nd Movement: Scherzo, Molto vivace

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3rd Movement Three: Largo

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4th Movement Four: Finale, Presto non tanto

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Debussy, Claude (1862 - 1918) (French)

Préludes, Book One: Selections—

IV - (…"Les sons et les parfums tournet dans l'air du soir")  [Ch. Baudelaire]

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(…The sounds and perfumes swirl in the evening air")— quotation from Baudelaire

VI - (…Des pas sur la neige…Footprints in the snow)

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VIII - (…La fille aux cheveux de lin/…The girl with the flaxen hair)

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X- (…La Cathédrale engloutie/…The sunken Cathedral)

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Préludes, Book Two: Complete—

I - (…Brouillards/…Fogs)

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II - (…Feuilles Mortes…Dead leaves)

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III - (…Puerto del Vino/…Wine Gate)

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("Wine Gate" is actually a reference to an Arab monument)

IV - (…"Les fées sont d'exquises danseuses"/…"The faeries are exquisite dancers")

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V - (…Bruyéres/…Moors)

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VI - (…"Géneral Lavine"—excentric/…General Lavine—the eccentric)

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(The "General" is actually an American juggler)

VII - (…La terrasse des audiences du clair de lune/…The terrace for moonlight audiences)

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VIII - (…Ondine/…Water Sprite)

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IX - (…Hommage à S. Pickwick Esq. P.P.M.P.C.)

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X - (…Canope/…Canopic jar)

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(A canopic jar is an urn, with a head on the lid; Debussy owned two.)

XI - (…Les tierces alternées/…The alternating thirds)

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XII - (…Feaux d'artifice/…Fireworks)

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Children's Corner —Coin des Enfants—

Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum

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Jimbo's lullaby—Berceuse des Éléphants

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Serenade for the doll—Sérénade a la Poupée

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The snow is dancing—La Neige Danse

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The little shepherd—Le Petite Berger

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Golliwogg's cakewalk

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Miscellaneous Selections—

Arabesque No.One

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Arabesque No.Two

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Clair de Lune —Moonlight

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Danse (Tarantelle Styrienne)

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Jardins sus la Pluie—Gardins in the Rain

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L'isle Joyeuse (The Isle of Joy)

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Reflets dans L'eau—Reflections in the Water (from Images I) Reverie

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Franck, César (1822 - 1890) - (NEW!! February 1st, 2004)

Symphonic Variations- Special transcription for solo piano by the artist

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Liszt, Franz (1811 - 1886) (Hungarian)

Paganini Etude No.3 "La Campanella" (The Bell)

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Mendelssohn, Felix (1809 - 1847) (German) 

Variations Sériouses in Dmin, Op. 54

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Rondo & Capriccioso in E, Op. 14

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Mussorgsky, Modest (1839 - 1881) (Russian)

Pictures At an Exhibition

1.  PROMENADE; Gnome

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2.  PROMENADE; The Old Castle

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3.  PROMENADE; Tuileries (Children at Play)

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4.  Bydlo (Ox Cart)

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5.  PROMENADE; Ballet of the Chicks in Unhatched Shells

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6.  Samuel Goldenberg and Schmyle

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7.  PROMENADE; Market Place at Limoges

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8.  Caves; To the Dead in a Dead Language

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9.  Hut of Baba Yaga; The Great Gate of Kiev

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Rachmaninov, Sergei (1873 - 1943) (Russian)

Sonata in Bb min, Op. 36 -

1st Movement: Allegro agitato

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2nd Movement: Non allegro

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3rd Movement: Allegro molto

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Concerto No. 1 in F Sharp minor - A Transcription  for Solo Piano (arr. Gary D. Lloyd)

2nd Movement

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Concerto No. 2 in C minor - A Transcription  for Solo Piano (arr. Gary D. Lloyd)

1st Movement: Allegro agitato

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2nd Movement: Non allegro

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3rd Movement: Allegro molto

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Prelude Op. 23 No. 5 in G minor

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Prelude Op. 32 No. 12 in G# minor

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Dr. Ron Lubetsky

All selections are recorded real-time. That is, record-start,  play on live keyboard,  record-stop - with little post editing

Ravel, Maurice (1875 - 1937) (French)

La Valse

Composer's own Piano Transcription - Recorded in realtime by Dr. Lubetsky

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Berg, Alban (1885 - 1935)(Austrian)

Piano Sonata No. 1, Op. 1

Recorded in realtime by Dr. Lubetsky

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