Allgemeines Deutsches Kommersbuch. Ausgabe D. Einband grün mit Nägeln
German Composers
C. P. E. Bach
J. Chr. Bach
Johann Sebastian Bach
Ludwig van Beethoven
Wilhelm Bender
Johannes Brahms
Franz Joseph Breuer
Anton Bruckner
Dietrich Buxtehude
Traugott Maximilian Eberwein
Ludwig Fischer
Michael Glinka
Christoph Willibald Gluck
Franz Xaver Gruber
Georg-Friedrich Händel
Franz Josef Haydn
Walther Hensel
Nikolaus Herman
Adolf Hoffmann
Fritz Jöde
Conradin Kreutzer
Martin Luther
Gustav Mahler
Felix Mendelssohn
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Hans Georg Nägeli
Johann Pachelbel
Michael Praetorius
Robert Radecke
Johann Friedrich Reichardt
Karl Gottlieb Reissiger
Franz Schubert
Johann Abraham Peter Schulz
Robert Schumann
Friedrich Silcher
Richard Strauss
Johann Strauß
Georg Philipp Telemann
Melchior Vulpius
Richard Wagner
Gerd Watkinson
Carl Maria von Weber
Carl Friedrich Zelter
Anton Zimmermann
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The term MIDI stands for Musical Instrument Digital Interface, and refers to instruments being "hooked up" to your computer, or stand-alone synthesizers. There are many synthesizers out there on the market, and my own personal preference has been the Roland series. Korg, Kurzweil, and Yamaha also produce respectable synthesizers, and can be found at Musician's Friend per internet. Personally, I wouldn't buy a synthesizer that had less than 88 keys, simply to keep the keyboard consistent with regular piano performance.
I currently am using a Roland JV-1000, as well as an MV-30 (ancient one). The following instruments would be uppermost on my "wish list" and when the opportunity arises, I'll get 'em!
The orchestral sounds on this one are incredible! Plus with 417 drum samples, CD drive, ... how could it be wrong! Pricey, but it's an investment well worth the $$$!
Korg TRITON Studio 88-Key Workstation/Sampler
Korg TRITON Studio 88-Key Workstation/Sampler
One of the major difficulties with some synthesizers is figuring out what's where and how you use it. This one looks self-explanatory and easier than most.
Yamaha MOTIF ES7 76-Key Music Production Synthesizer
Yamaha MOTIF ES7 76-Key Music Production Synthesizer
This one is like the one above, only with more to it. The sound is excellent, making it a great performance instrument.
Yamaha MOTIF ES8 88-Key Music Production Synthesizer
Yamaha MOTIF ES8 88-Key Music Production Synthesizer
All I can say about this one is: "I want it!" They call it the ultimate synth for serious musicians, and I find myself becoming more and more serious!
Kurzweil PC-2X/O 88-Key Performance Keyboard with Orchestra
Kurzweil PC-2X/O 88-Key Performance Keyboard with Orchestra

MIDI programs are different from synthesizers in the sense that they are functional on a PC, and don't need digital input from instruments. The majority of the MIDI-files found in this website under German folksongs were produced by direct notation. That is, all the little musical dots were placed onto the score and performed directly from the program. They were never performed through as pieces of music.
When I originally started this project back in 92, Cakewalk was fairly new, as were most of the MIDI programs for PC. Since then, I have had versions of Finale, Encore, Cakewalk, Mozart, and various others.
I would highly recommend investing higher dollars for a better program, as the majority of the "cheaper" programs tend to deteriorate in quality rapidly, and invariably never include all of the detail/refinement abilities needed for the desired results.

This program is for the publication of musical scores as well as for arranging MIDI files. Used by professionals for preparing scores for publication, it is a highly recommended program.
MakeMusic! FINALE 2004 Academic
MakeMusic! FINALE 2004 Academic

This is the consumer version of the above-mentioned title. Well worth the price, if you intend to publish or even just want to provide notation over the internet.
MakeMusic! FINALE PrintMusic! 2004 Consumer Version
MakeMusic! FINALE PrintMusic! 2004 Consumer Version

Cakewalk has taken their famous SONAR recording software and enhanced it with over 100 new features that set a new standard for the studio production environment. Includes a completely redesigned intuitive user interface, innovative mixing capabilities, universal bus architecture, and advanced MIDI routing.
Cakewalk SONAR3 Producer
Cakewalk SONAR3 Producer

This is what you need at home to compose, notate, arrange, etc. It's my next item up for purchase, and I know it's well worth the $.
Cakewalk Home Studio 2004
Cakewalk Home Studio 2004

The majority of the folksongs presented in this website are my own musical renditions , and they are formatted as midi files or as RealAudio files. The midi files were notated by hand using Cakewalk Audio Pro. The RealAudio files were performed live with an Iorio accordion.
It is my wish to gratefully acknowledge the talent out there in the world today, and to acknowledge my gratitude for the permissions to use imported midi files.
The following midi files can be found in this site, and it is with sincere appreciation that I acknowledge the talent displayed in these arrangements. Hats off to these individuals:
Sequence Copyright
Alma en los Labios © Alfredo Solines Acevedo
Campanilleros de Cabra © D. José Rodríguez M. Pareja
Capriccio © Tchiang Carlos do Rosario
Cielito Lindo © Thomas Thurston
Crazy © Don Carroll
Dadme Abricias © Curtis Clark
Dark Eyes © Marvin Jones
Feelings © WinJammer Demo
Hungarian Dance #5 © Bumji Hisamori
In the Mood © Passport Design
Macarena © Rob Durfee
Maple Leaf Rag © RJ Stratton
New York, New York © Roland Corporation
Orfeo Negro © Roland Corporation
Perfidia © Luciano Quiñones 10/97
Pineapple Rag © RJ Stratton
Sabre Dance © Roland Corporation
Take a Chance on Me © Tune 1000 Corporation
Tennessee Waltz © Dick Anderson
The Girl from Ipanema © Roland Corporation
The Ragtime Dance © RJ Stratton
Two Guitars © Larry M. Conley
Those Were the Days © Darla

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