[Linux4christians] Libre Hymn Collection - Assistance Needed
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Wed Jun 4 17:15:32 EDT 2008
"Don Parris" <parrisdc at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 1, 2008 at 12:12 AM, Nathan Hale <nathan.hale at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I would be very interested in contributing to a Libre Hymnal. I think
> > it would be especially cool to have music included in the hymnal, and
> > I'd have no problem helping out with typesetting using Lilypond or
> > ABC, or even some arrangements (currently doing grad work in
> > theory/comp), so let me know.
> > Nathan - I would welcome the inclusion of music - maybe we can do two
> versions of the hymnal. Ministries can choose between the text-only and the
> scored versions.
> Based on my reading of the Cyberhymnal copyright information, the midis
> appear to be in the public domain (except where specifically noted as
> copyright), and can simply be converted to Ogg-Vorbis format.
> I am now collecting one midi file for each hymn (that I don't already have
> music for), and will convert them with Timidity. However, Timidity gives me
> a message about some instrument not being mapped to anything. I'm just
> using my laptop, so it's probably pretty cheesy. Maybe someone can convert
> the midis with better results? The test I've run is nice, but there is some
> background missing - all I manage to get is the basic melody. Still, that's
> more than some ministries can do without any instruments, etc.
> In our case, we use my laptop to play our music via Amarok. We don't have
> any big screens, or I would download and run one of the lyrics display
> programs. Still, Amarok works great for our purposes.
> D.C. Parris
> Minister, Journalist, Free Software Advocate
> sip:dcparris at ekiga.net <sip%3Adcparris at ekiga.net>
Timidity uses the Freepats sound patch library which is free and
libre, which is as it should be.
More can be found here:
However, you can download and use other patch sets that have a broader
array of instruments which would solve your "instrument not mapped"
I have had very good results with the EAWpatches set which can be
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