VIRTUAL WORLDWIDE CHOIR

INSTRUCTION MANUAL

Music Score

Song

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow

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Verse 1

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Verse 2

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Verse 3

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Verse 4

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STEP 1: Rehearsal

  • Please rehearse with the rehearsal audio file until you are very sure of your part.
  • You can also listen to and repeat the English, French or German text with the files.
  • Sing exactly with the blue bar. It shows you at which notes you have to be.
  • The sequence is:
    Str. 1 SATB
    Str. 2 1st insert ST; 2nd insert AB
    Str. 3 SA Children's Choir
    Str. 4 SATB + Upper Voice
    Children's choirs always sing the soprano voice.
  • If you are satisfied with your rehearsal you can go to the recording stage.

Soprano

Rehearse

Alto

Rehearse

Tenor

Rehearse

Bass

Rehearse

Upper Voice

Rehearse

STEP 2: Setup for Recording

  • You will need a recording device (mobile phone or tablet) to record the video and another playback device to listen to the audio file with headphones.
  • Setup your recording device in a room which is silent and well lit. Close all windows and doors to avoid outside noise. Sit such that the strong light source in the room is facing you, and not behind you.
  • Place the recording device on a firm surface and at eye level.
  • Avoid leaving too much empty space above your head.
  • Rotate your recording device such that your video is recorded in landscape mode (horizontally) and NOT portrait mode.
  • Set your recording device’s video settings to record at 1080p at 30fps. (720p at 30fps is also fine).
  • Do a short test recording to ensure that the audio and video is recorded properly.
Align your face
Record in landscape mode

STEP 3: Recording your video

  • Turn on your recording device first.
  • Then start your playback device with your headphones connected and start singing after the organ prelude
  • Make sure you face the camera at most times, ensuring your face is visible. Stay within the video frame at all times.
  • During the organ recital, continue to look into the camera and wait for your cue.
  • After the final note, continue to look into the camera for at least 10 seconds and then stop recording the video.
  • Make sure your video and audio is recorded properly. In case there are issues, rerecord your part and send us the best version.

Soprano

Record

Alto

Record

Tenor

Record

Bass

Record

Upper Voice

Record

STEP 4: Uploading and Sending your video

  • Transfer your final video recording to your computer and rename the file indicating your voice, name, choir and country. For example, Alto_Dawn Cordo_Cadenza Kantori_India.mp4
  • Send this final file to mail@puericantores-virtual.com through Google Drive, OneDrive or DropBox.
  • Do send your recording by August 11, 2020. You will receive a confirmation email once we receive your file. If you have not received a confirmation email within 5 days, please do let us know.

Thank you for being a part of this experience!

This round (Praise God) will be the Introitus in the closing mass of the International Congress of Pueri Cantores 2021 in Florenz.