Voice(4), Other Woodwinds(2), Organ(4), Flute(2), Clarinet, Trumpet, Piccolo, Oboe, English Horn, Bassoon(2), Contrabass
This score right here is a MuseScore-simulated (pipe)organ, made up from all kind of instruments. To see how it is done, you have to download the score and hit F10 and see in the mixer all the instruments that are hidden in the score. If you also want to see them in the score then hit the 'i' key and checkbox all the instruments in the list and hit apply. The balancing of all the instruments (in the MS mixer: F10) needs to be very precise. For comparison, Bernard Greenberg and I also made a Hauptwerk version. To see all the instruments involved you can look at the 'Part names' beneath this description (scroll down).
The Doesburg Hauptwerk organ version of this score can be found here: https://youtu.be/B0_czimzDHQ
. To make it absolutely clear and cause no confusion: it is not the same as this score I put up here and is not a YT upload of this score with this soundfile.
To make a version with Hauptwerk two things are needed:
1. The breath pause hacks, that I use, had to be removed. They are called 'hacks' by me, because they are not the standard breath pauses of MS (which is 0; it does not do anything). This is an adjusted breath pause of 1/5th of a second. That way it does what it is intended to do, namely make a short pause 'to breathe'. However, these 'breath pauses' are more or less short clock stops, which midi does not know about at all (maybe that's the reason why MS put them on zero). You can never stop a midi clock in Midi; it just ticks on. So, the 'breath pause' cannot be transformed to MIDI and therefore had to be removed. Midi just ignores them and that way one could ask. Why remove them then? Well, it also is because I need consistency in the exports, to later match up the music files. The vocal export also needs to be without these breath pauses, because the organ export from Hauptwerk will be without breath pauses.
2. (@BSG writes) To make up for the breath pauses, as MIDI is needed for the Hauptwerk organ, one must "cut back" notes in the score, as choir directors often ask. In MS, this has to be done with the "piano-roll editor" (PRE), which is very buggy and prone to crashes and other failures. If, as in this score, 20 staves are involved, the PRE grows hopelessly tedious. So Gertim and I used a program I had written as part of my MS-to-Hauptwerk interface suite, which takes a midi file and a "schedule" of places in the score to cut back notes in all voices (here by a 1/16 note), and produces a new midi file, which has to be imported to MuseScore (and subsequently played), but is not usable as a new "source". MuseScore can't "just play it": one has to turn off "Simplify Durations", "Show Staccato" and "Dotted Notes", and select 1/32 or finer "Quantization", and click "Apply" to get an "honest" rendition.
From that midi import, I made parts with separate vocals and exported that vocals as a .wav and imported that together with the Hauptwerk organ recording and mixed that in Audacity. Then that was, with a picture, uploaded to YT.
To make the scrolling bar video score on YT, I temporarily uploaded a score without breath pauses, and added the new created Hauptwerk mp3 to that. Then I uploaded that to YouTube and after that I removed the score from MS again.
1. Come forth, ye wondering children all,
Come forth from wood and wild,
And let us sing the days of Christ
When He was but a Child,
When He was but a little Child,
as tender as might be,
That blessed night pale Mary came
From distant Galilee.
2. That night when 'mid the cattle herd,
Pure as the snow that falls,
The voice that breathed our Father's love
was hushed among the stalls,
It was the dreary winter-tide,
and dark the hour He came;
but such a brightness round Him burned,
The East was all aflame.
3. He made a wonder where He lay:
Quickened with love and fear,
The barren straw did swell with grain,
ripe in the fruitful ear.
All round the shed the frozen bees
went singing, singing sweet;
The lowly herd, bowed down with fea,
Fell kneeling at His feet.
4. And Mary on her sleeping Son
in solemn gladness smiled:
Remember! 't was the sacred time
when Christ was but a Child.
And yet upon His heaving breast,
by troubled visions tossed,
Still folded in a mystic sign
His tender arms He crossed.
5. Though Mary Mother loosed the clasp,
Her care it was but loss;
For still the silent Sleepers arms
would form that mystic cross.
The daylight dawned, and Jesus woke
and on His mother smiled;
Remember 't was the hallowed time,
When Christ was born a Child.