I love music – I cannot survive without it. I like (nearly) everything that is musical and melodic, and yes, classical music is high on the list, especially baroque. Not only listening, sometimes I also play (particularly pipe organ), and sometimes I do sing. Back in Indonesia, I was a church organist in Solo (1987-1990), Bandung (1990-1994), Bogor (1996-1998) and Jakarta (1999-2000). But I was mainly playing electronic organ. In Manchester, when I was reading my MSc at UMIST, I was a regular organist at St. Augustine’s (2000-2001). Then since I returned for PhD and work with the University of Manchester I have been a spare organist at St. Augustine’s, St. Edward, and St. Kentigerns. It is in the UK that I enjoy playing a real pipe organ, although I have never been trained to play the instrument.

DSC02388Playing the pipe organ at the University of Manchester’s chaplaincy St. Peter’s House

In Manchester, since 2005, I also lead the Indonesian group (students, community members) singing in the University of Manchester’s Christmas Carol Service. Although the group is small (15) but we do sing nicely (not necessarily and professionally always in-tune, though đŸ™‚ ) and we do regularly receive invitation to sing in other places .. đŸ™‚

koorSome members of the Indonesian Choir in Manchester (2007-2008)

What is more, is that this group consists not only Christian Indonesians but also Muslim Indonesians who like singing and playing music (our flutist was a devoted Muslim, so were our tenor, alto, bass, and sopran). This is the spirit that I would like to keep.

Jesu Joy by Bach – Christmas Carol Service 2007, University of Manchester – Piano: Sammy; Flute: Marini; Conductor: Yanuar
(Video taken and stored in Youtube by Iric, our guitarist)

Hanya Padamu Tuhan – Christmas Carol Service 2008, University of Manchester – Guitar: Iric; Violin: Theo and Nia; Solist: Widya
(Video taken and stored in Youtube by Iric, our guitarist)

Gloria by Vivaldi – Christmas Carol Service 2008, University of Manchester – Organist: Yanuar; Conductor: Jimmy
(Video taken and stored in Youtube by Iric, our guitarist)

This page stores some musical resources that I have been using in Manchester both for my own play on the organ and for the choir rehearsal purposes. They are, naturally, mainly sheets for both instruments (ensemble or solo) and choir arrangement (SATB). Whilst the instrument sheets are in universal block notation, the choir pieces are in numeric notation (which is the most common for Indonesian singers).

As the spirit is sharing, so feel free if you want to download them.

Music sheets for ensemble/solo instruments

Gloria – Antonio Vivaldi (Organ + SATB)
Gloria – Antonio Vivaldi (Violin 1)
Gloria – Antonio Vivaldi (Violin 2)
Gloria – Antonio Vivaldi (Violin 3)
Jesu Joy of Men’s Desiring – JS. Bach (3 Violins + Cello)
Jesu Joy of Men’s Desiring – JS. Bach (Piano/Organ) – downloadable from SibeliusMusic (you need a plugin, but it is free)
Te Deum (a.k.a. Trumpet Voluntary) – Charpentier (Organ /and solo Trumpet/Violin)
Trumpet Tune – Purcell (Organ /and solo Trumpet/Piccollo/Violin)
Trumpet Tune – J. Stanley (Organ /and solo Trumpet/Piccollo/Violin)
Panis Angelicus – C. Frank (Organ and SATB)
Pastorale – Corelli (Organ)

Choir sheets for SATB in numeric notation (useful for those who read numeric notes)

Gloria – Antonio Vivaldi
Transeamus – Josep Schnabel
Panis Angelicus – CĂ©sar Franck (in block notation, sorry!)
In dulci jubilo – RL De Pearsall
Jesu Joy of Men’s Desiring – JS. Bach
Te Deum (a.k.a. “Trumpet Voluntary”) – Charpentier
Hanya padaMu Tuhan – A Sudarsono
Silent Night (8 voices)
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Gita Surga Bergema) – F. Mendelssohn
Adeste Fideles (O come all ye faithful/Hai Mari Berhimpun) – J.F. Wade


Manchester, mid of October 2009

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