LDS Hymns in midi format

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LDS Hymns in midi format

Postby ampman » Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:22 pm

Does anyone have or know of resources for downloading or purchasing midi files that can be used with Allen church organs (equipped with a midi player) and appropriate for Sacrament meetings? I have the equipment but no organ player.

Thanks much, Bishop D

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Re: LDS Hymns in midi format

Postby russellhltn » Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:40 pm

I don't have a quick answer for your question, but I thought a few quotes might be helpful in a different way:

Handbook 2: 14.7
When there is not a reasonable alternative, priesthood leaders may authorize the use of meetinghouse pianos and organs for practice, paid private instruction, and recitals involving members of the units that use the meetinghouse.


Handbook 2: 14.9.3
Where an organ is available, it is normally used for prelude and postlude music and hymn accompaniment. A piano may be used for these purposes when an organ or an organist is not available.


I thought there was a quote indicating use of budget funds for private instruction was allowable, but I can't find that.

That's not say using MIDI files is wrong (as long as the copyright is complied with) - some of the newer organs have hymns built-in. In fact, you might want to check the Owners Manual to see if yours has that feature.
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Re: LDS Hymns in midi format

Postby ampman » Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:05 am

Thanks for your response. I have a stake center size organ with a brand new midi player just installed. What I need are a collection of LDS hymns that we can play for meetings of all types. We have one of the Kawai portables with built in midi music - most of the files are corrupt, can;t keep time, misses verses, etc..

I am in hopes that someone in the Church has already done what I am looking for. Appreciate any thoughts.

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Re: LDS Hymns in midi format

Postby cjohn1949 » Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:36 pm

I found them on this site: http://emp.byui.edu/smithk/mechamusic/SongTitles.htm. They claim to have received permission from the Church to make them available this way.

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Re: LDS Hymns in midi format

Postby ampman » Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:58 am

Thanks much - still trying to get this issue settled.

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Re: LDS Hymns in midi format

Postby russellhltn » Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:00 pm

Have you tried working with FM? They're responsible for the larger pieces of equipment. They might be able to arrange for the "repair" of that portable keyboard, or find out who at CHQ would have the MIDI files.
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