Stuffe for The Melbourne Bach Choir and Bach Chamber Choir

A resource page by ITFactotum

Information for Choir Members

Our first concert of 2020 will be J S Bach’s St John Passion on Good Friday 10th April 2020 at 3pm in the Melbourne Recital Centre.  Rehearsals started on January 30th 2020.   Barenreiter score is being used.

This will be followed by a concert given by the Chamber Choir on Saturday 11th April 2020 also in the Melbourne Recital Centre at 7.30pm.  The repertoire will be Bach, Suite no. 3; Bach, Easter Oratorio; Mendelssohn, Jesu meine Freude and Mozart, Vesperae Solennes de Confessore.

Tickets are now on sale.


This page provides links that may be useful to members of the Melbourne Bach Choir and Melbourne Bach Chamber Choir.   These include learning files that can be downloaded to aid in rehearsing and recordings of performances of these works.

Most of the resource material is stored in the cloud on Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive.

From time to time, to keep the content short and clear, material that is currently not in use will be moved to the Resource Archive page. The archive contains some live performance recordings of our concerts as well as pdf musical scores and note learning materials dating back to 2017.     For material dating 2016 and prior go to this link: ChC2016C2 archive

2020 Resources


  1. YT performance – Monteverdi Choir, London Proms, John Eliot Gardiner
  2. audio recording of the above (mp3, 101Mbyte)
  3. YT performance – Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki
  4. audio recording of the above (mp3, 97Mbyte)
  5. YT performance – Karl Richter,1970, Munich Bach Choir
  6. audio recording of the above (mp3, 96 Mbytes)
  7. LCM learning material (midi file voice parts)
  8. Note Perfect mp3 learning tracks – sopaltotenorbass.
  9. ITF MuseScore learning files
  10. ITF pdf score for e-tablet users (pdf file, 30 Mbyte, or compressed 5.7Mbyte)
  11. Interesting New Yorker mag article on Bach. (ref. courtesy Sid Bloch)

(YT = YouTube, ITF = ITFactotum, LCM = Learn Choral Music )


    1. Jesu Meine Freude – pdf score, Musescore notation file*, ITF mp3 voice part files
    2. Easter Oratorio – pdf score file, Musescore notation file *
    3. Mozart Vespers

* NOTE: To use the notation files you must have version 3.x of Musescore (available from

On the “Technical Guffe” page there is information about e-tablet music readers, music reading, playing and notation software, links to two major on-line collections of electronic scores – and more.