Musique — Music
Here a a few (personal) pointers.
At L'Épiphanie, the church burned and a new one was built within the remains of the old, and I've been involved in the choice of the new organ at l'Épiphanie (see Choix d'un orgue pour l'Épiphanie). This Web site describes it in more detail, and among other things, the tuning we chose. In the same line, I keep a few random notes:
- Composition de quelques orgues
- Musical tunings
- L'icule Arts: Sound of 64 feet pipes
- Harpes et orgues
For my own use, there is also a search page (the engine is currently broken) for most of the scores I have. This is merely an index, there is no actual score in there.
I have been much involved in the GNU Music project, which through a long story and some radical changes, became the Lilypond project.
The journal Arts might also convey random thoughts of mine.
2 Cantata 147, a special rendering
When my previous boss and good friend, Robert Lachance, decided to retire, we organised a little surprise happening for him, in which music was to be the participation theme for everybody attending. As I knew that Robert loves Bach's choral from Cantate 147, I made a special version of it, available here. You may browse the Lilypond source, see the resulting score and hear the derived MIDI file.
Don't be surprised by the lyrics, if your MIDI tool happens to show them. I've changed them all for the special circumstance! ☺
As an experiment, I physically connected the output of a MIDI synthesiser (a Roland JV-1080) to the input line of the sound card, while simultaneously using the same sound card to generate MIDI events running the synthesiser. A few simple ALSA commands, and prompto it worked: I could grab the generated audio data, which you may use it to compare and evaluate your own MIDI file renderer. Here it is either as an MP3 file, or a much bigger WAV file.