Music Collection in Midi format

Midi files are lots of fun. In addition to providing some entertainment while working or playing on your PC, they are good introductions to some music you may not be familiar with. I hope you will find a few files that will encourage you to go out and buy the original recordings of these pieces, and in that way encourage the performers and/or songwriters to continue to use their talents to entertain us.

These pieces  are reflective of my somewhat eclectic tastes in music. I spend a lot of time searching the web for the best available sound files. As a former musician, I am very fussy about getting accurate music.

I sample all the files I make available for download on my AMD Athlon system, equipped with a Aureal Vortex-2 "A3D" sound card and 200 watt speaker system. If they don't sound good on my system - they probably won't sound very good on yours. I only keep files that sound as much as possible like the originally released song. If you want to hear the songs properly, I seriously recommend you use at least a 32 voice card and some decent speakers or headphones - you will enjoy them a lot more!

Click on a song title to play or right click on title to download

And I Love Her
The Beatles
Amazing Grace
Catherine of Aragon
Rick Wakeman
Harlem Nocturne
Seq: Don Carroll
Bohemian Rhapsody
Holding Back The Tears
Simply Red
The Sultans of Swing
Dire Straits
Rhapsody In Blue
George Gershwin
Seq: A. Haveland-Robinson
If I Fell
The Beatles
Seq: D.W.. Barnes
All I Ask of You
Phantom of the Opera
Another Day in Paradise
Phil Collins
The Cars
Shine On (You Crazy Diamond)
Pink Floyd
A Summer Place
Percy Faith
Seq: Don Carroll
Falling Into You
Celine Dion
Strange Magic
Electric Light Orchestra
Seq: Mike Boyce
"Main Title"
Phantom of the Opera
Seq: Frankie Ho
How Deep Is Your Love
The BeeGees
I Can't Tell You Why
Seq: K. Vaughn
Patsy Cline classic
Seq. by Don Carroll
Eric Clapton
Keep Talking
Pink Floyd
Moonlight Serenade
Glen Miller Band
Seq: Garry W001
Opus #1
Black Magic Woman
Gig In The Sky
Pink Floyd
Hopelessly Devoted To You
Olivia Newton-John
Allman Bros. Band
Van Halen
A Man This Lonely
Brooks & Dunn
My Sweet Lord
George Harrison
Saturday Nite Fever
Bee Gees
In Your Wildest Dreams
Moody Blues
Seq: Norma Williams
Does He Love You
Reba McEntire
Money For Something
Dire Straits
All In The Game
Tommy Edwards
Can't Take My Eyes Off You
4 Seasons
Daddy's Home
Shep & The Limelights
Don't Worry Baby
Beach Boys
Dream Lover
Bobby Darrin
Isn't She Lovely
Stevie Wonder
Lost In The 50's Tonight
Ronnie Milsap
Love Letters In The Sand
Pat Boone
My Cherie Amor
Stevie Wonder
My Girl
The Temptations
Rag Doll
4 Seasons
Everybody Wants To Rule
Tears 4 Fears 
This Boy
Travelin' Man
Ricky Nelson
Uptown Girl
Billy Joel
Seq: Norma Williams
Where Or When
Dion & the Belmonts
You Send Me
Sam Cooke
Since I Don't Have You
I Cross My Heart
George Strait
Seq: Dick Anderson
Happy Organ
Dave "Baby" Cortez
God Bless the USA
Lee Greenwood
Seq: Les Herman
Everybody Loves Somebody
Dean Martin
Seq: P. Wolmarans
Givin' It Up For Your Love
Delbert McClinton
Land Of Make Believe
Chuck Mangione
Love Theme
Blade Runner (movie)
At The Hop
Danny & the Juniors
Since I Fell For You
Al Jareau
Tell It Like It Is
Aaron Neville
movie theme
Don't Want To Wait
Paula Cole
Little Red Corvette
The Living Years
Mike & the Mechanics
Love Will Keep Us Alive
The Eagles
Seq: Chris Roy
movie theme 
Seq: Peter Moore
California Girls
The Beach Boys
Local Hero Theme
Mark Knofler
Love Is All Around
The Troggs
Over My Shoulder
Simply Red
composer unknown
light jazz sound
Tequila Sunrise
The Eagles
Seq: Ken Hodges
The Woman in Me
Shania Twain
Seq: Harry Mathews
John Lennon
All Those Years Ago
George Harrison
Seq: Mike Boyce
Sweet Talkin' Woman
Electric Light Orchestra
Seq: Chris Rada
Come Go With Me
Dell Vikings
I Want To Make It With You
Things We Do For Love
10 CC
Blade Runner Main Theme
Chase The Clouds Away
Chuck Mangione
Legend of the One-Eyed Sailor
Chuck Mangione
Light My Fire
The Doors
Love Her Madly
The Doors
(That's Why I'm) Easy
The Commodores
More Than A Woman
Bee Gees
Something Got Me Started
Simply Red
Fleetwood Mac
Seq: Bill G.
Layla (UnPlugged Remix)
Eric Clapton
Magic Carpet Ride
Sexy Eyes
Captain Hook
Against All Odds
Phil Collins
Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye
The Vogues
Fanfare for the Common Man
Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Seq: Hands On/Le Voi
White Christmas
Irving Berlin
Seq: GaryW0001
10th Ave Freeze out
Bruce Springstein
Besame Mucho
Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra
Lullaby of Birdland
David Sanborn
Shangri La
Jackie Gleason
Children of Sanchez
Chuck Mangione
Seq. Gary Badger
 Hide and Seek
Chuck Mangione
Seq. Gary Badger
Baby I'm A Want You
Abbey Road Medley
Lovers Theme
Barry White - LUO
Do You Want To Know A Secret
Every Time You Go
Paul Young
I Just Called To Say
Stevie Wonder
I Write The Songs
Barry Manilow
Big Band
Relax (Don't Do It)
Frankie Goes To Hollywood
Culture Club
 Evening Time 
composer unknown
jazzy sound, misc. midis
composer unknown
syncopated percussion piece
Latin Beat
composer unknown
latin swing sound
composer unknown
"Steely Dan" style piece

If anyone knows who sequenced any of the un-attributed files above - please let me know so I can do so!

I'm happy to announce that  two MIDI's above  - "Children of Sanchez" and "Hide and Seek", both by Chuck Mangione, were sent to me by a visitor and fellow brass player and MIDI sequencer named Gary Badger, from Sydney, Australia.  Gary did a great job on these two MIDI's. Any fan of Mangione will know the Children of Sanchez main theme, and I seriously recommend this album to anyone interested in expressive music - there are cuts on the disk that will make a grown man cry.   I hope other visitors will send me files they have created, so we can share with others!

Need a good MIDI File player for your Win95 system? vanBrasco's Midi Player is a great one with really cool graphics and features! You can get the latest version right HERE at my website! It's only 399k!

Another player a lot of people really like - because it also plays CD disks, WAV and MP3 files is WinAMP. I use it myself frequently because it uses playlists for my extensive collections of MIDI's and MP3's. Take the link below to get it - FREE

While both Netscape 4.xx and MSIE 4.xx have a built-in sound file player, neither can do what a custom plug-in can do. Crescendo's Live Update is a plug-in I recommend to fully enjoy MIDI files. Click the graphic below to get the file.

D/L Crescendo

I've been searching for a way to find out what individual did the sequencing on my collection of Midi files so I can credit the author properly. I just came upon a great program for any Midi collector - called the Midi Toolbox! This program, which is freeware to private users, was programmed by Alex van den Berg and is just unbelievable in what it can do. You can use it as a general midi player, or with the set of internal tools you can crack the midi code and see on screen who sequenced the file, any copyrights, tracks, even lyrics if they're imbedded! You can get this program at Alex's website at Midi Toolbox Website This is a must have program!