Although transcriptions of these composers' music is by definition in the Public Domain, these 'interpretations' ARE copyrighted as performances:
This music may not be reproduced by any means without the expressed written permission of S. D. Rodrian... with the one exception that these Midi files (either in the ZIPped file or individually) may be freely distributed through the WWW as long as they are not modified in any way:
COPYRIGHT NOTICE: Copyright (P) 1997-1999 Mr. S. D. Rodrian
I am making these files available now (rather than later) because I have reached a point of diminishing returns in their editing. That is, theoretically the pieces can always come closer still to the way I think they ought to be interpreted --but not by so much that it justifies my spending all that much more effort on it. Although it was fun while it lasted, it's time to work on something else now.
As a point of departure you must understand that I use the SoundBlaster AWE32 card (on a P.120 PC): This card comes with digitally sampled instruments. [I use Master Tracks Pro.]
On other software (provided the hardware is capable of digitally-sampled instruments), if you don't know how to avoid the FM banks of computer-generated instruments try the Midi Mapper (which might have been properly programmed with your card's wave table instruments).
These files are set to a minimum 'stereo' pan. The following set of 'controls' instructions are for the AWE32 card, but users of other cards may deduce the effect I'm after from them...
for the CREATIVE MIXER: set the Treble, Bass, and MIDI Volumes
to their loudest possible settings. Then set MAIN VOLUME to play at your
own paticular comfort level. NOTE that the note 'velocities' in these files
are set to the loudest possible setting (whenever and wherever possible).
Set all right/left 'balances' as close as possible to the center.
for the AWE32 CONTROL PANEL: Use the Qsound (not Reverb and Chorus).
for the BOB (break-out box): Make sure all the controller 'boxes' (under the M's) are unchecked... Save this setting to the default.bob file if need be: When any box is 'checked' it interferes with the controller information sent by the midi files for proper playback.
MP3 versions of these files are available at either:
J. S. Bach's Chromatic
Fantasy & Fugue
An MP3 version of this file is available at:
J. S. Bach's 'Goldberg' Variations
J. S. Bach Organ Favorites (4 so far)
J. S. Bach's Six 'French' Suites
J. S. Bach's Six Keyboard Partitas
J. S. Bach's Seven Keyboard Toccatas
J. S. Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier (complete: 96 preludes and fugues).
Beethoven's Fur Elise
Beethoven's Piano Sonatas (2 so far)
Chopin's 'Military' Polonaise
The Complete Chopin Nocturnes
Dove Sono from Mozart's Figaro (aria)
Godard's famous 'Berceuse'
The Complete Mozart Piano Sonatas (19)
Schubert's Ave Maria (arranged for trio by S D Rodrian)
Il mio tesoro from Mozart's Don Giovanni
Original Music to Edgar Allan Poe's poem "Sancta Maria."
When The Snow Starts Falling At Christmas (a Christmas tune /w some lyrics)
A Merry Cuban Christmas (a rolicking ethnic celebration of Christmas)
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