Spoken Text Files

These audio files are intended for singers not familiar with diction rules for each work's language. Texts are usually for choral parts only. Please note that your conductor may prefer a different approach.

All files are spoken by Gary D. Cannon unless otherwise indicated.

Johannes Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem

Abraham Kaplan: Eight Days of Chanukah
spoken by Abraham Kaplan

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 3

Carl Orff: Carmina Burana
These files use twelfth-century Germanic Latin, which is different than modern Germanic Latin. Check with your conductor to confirm whether these files apply to your situation.