Thursday, January 28, 2010

Loving Music

I love music even more than I love computers. And here is a new KMid2 release, for all the music and KDE lovers. It has several new features, but that is something that you can read in the announcements or the ChangeLog. There are also four new songs replacing the old examples coming from the original KMid. It was not clear the license of those files, so I've created new ones. Like the two first examples (Ay Linda Amiga and Mozart's Ave Verum) the songs were edited in Rosegarden, more or less tweaked, and finally exported in SMF format. The sources of all the songs are the scores published by the Mutopia project. The LilyPond process that creates the beautiful PDF scores also produces MIDI files that have been imported into Rosegarden as the foundation for the final products. Here are the addresses and references, and one rendering as audio.

Schubert (1797-1828): Ave Maria (Ellens dritter Gesang)
Mutopia score
Wikipedia article

The following rendering has been produced in FluidSynth using the General User soundfont.


Mozart (1756-1791):
Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen (Die Zauberflöte / The Magic Flute - No. 14 Arie)
Mutopia score
Wikipedia article

Dies Irae (Requiem)
Mutopia score

Handel (1685-1759): Hallelujah (Messiah)
Mutopia score