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Title: Christopher Rouse upload
Post by: Paulp on December 24, 2012, 09:05:46 am
I attempted to access the mouthwatering Christopher Rouse hoard that has just appeared only to get the following from Rapidshare:

Download not available
File owner's public traffic exhausted. (da3c7b74)

 :(

Is there a chance that it could be reposted?

Many thanks in advance.............




Title: Re: Christopher Rouse upload
Post by: suffolkcoastal on December 24, 2012, 04:35:42 pm
I got the same message. Please can they be re-uploaded as there are some interesting pieces here.


Title: Re: Christopher Rouse upload
Post by: lescamil on December 24, 2012, 07:03:46 pm
Sorry about that. I am no longer paying for a premium Rapidshare account, so I had a feeling this would happen. Can anyone tell me where I can reupload this archive at? It is rather huge, so the alternate site would have to accomodate a large file.


Title: Re: Christopher Rouse upload
Post by: dyn on December 24, 2012, 07:19:45 pm
might have to break the file down into units of <200 mb... mediafire seems like the most reliable of the cloud storage sites i know of, but unless you upgrade to one of their premium plans (the cheapest of which allows files of up to 1 GB) individual file size is limited


Title: Re: Christopher Rouse upload
Post by: lescamil on December 24, 2012, 07:21:18 pm
Ok, I will break it up and put it on Mediafire. Stay tuned.


Title: Re: Christopher Rouse upload
Post by: lescamil on December 24, 2012, 08:14:35 pm
Ok, I updated the post with new links.


Title: Re: Christopher Rouse upload
Post by: Paulp on December 24, 2012, 11:37:02 pm
Many thanks! Looking forward to getting to grips with them all.  :)


Title: Re: Christopher Rouse upload
Post by: cjvinthechair on December 25, 2012, 10:01:22 am
Fantastic Christmas present - just playing his 'Karolju' which I received for Christmas; went onto his site to discover he'd written a Requiem, which didn't appear to be recorded, wondered how on earth I'd ever get hold of it, then popped onto A-M F to discover it's magically appeared !

Much thanks to Mr. Lescamil - and of course, once more, Happy Holidays to all !


Title: Re: Christopher Rouse upload
Post by: lescamil on December 25, 2012, 10:47:59 am
One bit of news about the Requiem. Apparently there were plans to commercially record it (with Teldec, I believe), but they reportedly pulled out of plans. It will continue to be in limbo for a while yet. The recording I provided will have to suit us until it gets a proper recording (not that there is anything wrong with the premiere!), but who knows when that will be.


Title: Re: Christopher Rouse upload
Post by: cjvinthechair on December 25, 2012, 02:20:12 pm
Oh, dear !
After all that it's fooled me, & come up with a 'zip' which I can't open - not like Mediafire's usual downloads at all.
 Tell me I'm being stupid....OK & after you've done that any advice would be most welcome !


Title: Re: Christopher Rouse upload
Post by: Holger on December 25, 2012, 02:57:12 pm
Hi,

first, thanks to lescamil for reuploading the files on MediaFire - I now downloaded them as well. For those having problems with decompressing the files, I use a little program called "hjsplit" for that. Just google it, it's very easy to use and will give you the back the file you need (and then can decompress as always).


Title: Re: Christopher Rouse upload
Post by: cjvinthechair on December 25, 2012, 04:40:06 pm
Mr. Holger - thanks; did look it up....as always am hugely hesitant about programs that say 'oh, we'll just do all these things as well', so will pass on that.
Unsure why this Mediafire download differs from the many I've managed pretty 'incident-free' from here & elsewhere. Is there no other way than to download more 'dodgy looking' software ?


Title: Re: Christopher Rouse upload
Post by: Holger on December 25, 2012, 05:02:39 pm
The reason is just that lescamil splitted the file before uploading it to MediaFire because it would have been too large for a single upload. That's nothing MediaFire did, in fact. There is an upper limit regarding the size of the files which can be uploaded to MediaFire (it's 200 MB). So, if you want to upload larger files you must split them in whatever way. Different methods require different tools, and this one just requires hjsplit (actually, I don't know for sure whether it might also be done by using another program) - in any case, I used hjslit myself dozens of times before and never had any problems.


Title: Re: Christopher Rouse upload
Post by: lescamil on December 25, 2012, 06:14:07 pm
Sorry I should have noted in the post. Please use hjsplit or 7zip (what I used to split it) to join the three files.


Title: Re: Christopher Rouse upload
Post by: Holger on December 25, 2012, 07:01:21 pm
Oh, of course I should also have thought about 7zip since this is a program I have in use myself as well. Anyhow, both programs work fine and are easy to use. 7zip offers a lot of further functions, hjsplit is basically just for splitting and joining files.

Back to Rouse: of course, I cannot say for sure which orchestra is playing in "Kabir Padavali" and who is conducting, but Rouse's website gives the information that the work was premiered by Dawn Upshaw, the Minnesota Orchestra and David Zinman. So, these performers are at least a reasonable candidate for those we hear in the recording you uploaded.


Title: Re: Christopher Rouse upload
Post by: fr8nks on December 25, 2012, 07:02:28 pm
Thank you, lescamil, for the Chrostopher Rouse uploads. I am a big fan of his music and I have not heard these works before. Also great job with the recorded sound.


Title: Re: Christopher Rouse upload
Post by: cjvinthechair on December 25, 2012, 08:50:13 pm
Most kind of you, gentlemen...but 7zip looks even more confusing !  Maybe they'll bring out a CD of the Requiem as suggested. Thanks.


Title: Re: Christopher Rouse upload
Post by: lescamil on December 25, 2012, 10:37:08 pm
Back to Rouse: of course, I cannot say for sure which orchestra is playing in "Kabir Padavali" and who is conducting, but Rouse's website gives the information that the work was premiered by Dawn Upshaw, the Minnesota Orchestra and David Zinman. So, these performers are at least a reasonable candidate for those we hear in the recording you uploaded.

Yes, I considered this, and that would be a good candidate, since the Minnesota Orchestra regularly broadcasts their concerts. However, it has had other performances since the premiere, and some of those might have been broadcasted. I will keep scouring around for information.


Title: Re: Christopher Rouse upload
Post by: guest2 on December 26, 2012, 01:07:04 am
. . . Is there no other way than to download more 'dodgy looking' software ?

I understand your hesitation Mr. Chair. Here is the simplest solution, which uses neither HJsplit nor 7zip:

1) download the three files from Mediafire in the usual way. Their names are as follows:

    ChrisRouse.zip.001
    ChrisRouse.zip.002
and
    ChrisRouse.zip.003

2) go to a Command Prompt, and navigate to the directory on your computer in which those three files now reside.

3) simply type:

    copy /b ChrisRouse.zip.001+ChrisRouse.zip.002+ChrisRouse.zip.003 ChrisRouse.zip

That will join the three files together, and you should now have a normal zip file with the name ChrisRouse.zip

4) if you open that normal zip file (ChrisRouse.zip) in the usual way you will find that it contains a second normal zip file, with the name "Christopher Rouse.zip" - I don't know why it was done that way with one zip within another zip. Anyway if you open that second normal zip file ("Christopher Rouse.zip") in the usual way you will finally find the music you want.

Do let me know if you have any problems with any of these steps.


Title: Re: Christopher Rouse upload
Post by: cjvinthechair on December 26, 2012, 10:32:40 am
Mr. Gerard - thanks so much for taking time for a bear with very little IT (or any other) brain ! OK, so...what is a 'command prompt'; I know where the files are, so do I still need this 'prompt'; where is any typing done ?
Sorry...I have a job typing an E-mail, never mind complex stuff like this !      Very much obliged.           Clive.


Title: Re: Christopher Rouse upload
Post by: guest2 on December 26, 2012, 01:38:00 pm
. . . OK, so...what is a 'command prompt'; I know where the files are, so do I still need this 'prompt'; where is any typing done ? . . .

Yes, you still need the command prompt, because that gives you a place to do the typing.

So - step 2 is easy if you know how:

2a) go to the folder on your computer where the three files you downloaded are.

2b) press the Control Key and the Menu Key together Shift Key and the Menu Key together . (The Menu key is the special key just to the right of the Alt key on the right.)

2c) a menu will pop up, and one of the items says "Open Command Window Here" - select that.

2d) next a smallish black window will pop up. That is the "Command Window" or "Command Prompt" as I call it. You can type commands into it. So now you can go on to step 3 and type that command to join the three parts, as follows:

    copy /b ChrisRouse.zip.001+ChrisRouse.zip.002+ChrisRouse.zip.003 ChrisRouse.zip

Be careful to type a space before and after the /b and also before the final ChrisRouse.zip (which is the name of the result, the joined file).

You are thereby commanding the computer to copy the three files, one after the other, to one resultant file. The plus signs simply mean "join these files together".

Let me know again if there are any problems.


Title: Re: Christopher Rouse upload
Post by: Amphissa on December 26, 2012, 07:59:38 pm

There's nothing dodgy about HJSplit. It is a commonly used program. Same with 7Zip. These are both standard software used by millions on the Internet for years.

Just install the program on your computer. I recomment 7Zip, because it is more versatile. 7Zip will also open .rar files and .zip files.

Go into My Computer (aka Windows Explorer). Go to the folder that you downloaded the files into. Probably Downloads, unless you specified a place to put it.

RIGHT-CLICK on the file ending in .001

From the menu that appears, point to 7Zip and from the submenu select the item for Extract Here.

Done. You can move the files to some other folder if you like.


Title: Re: Christopher Rouse upload
Post by: Elroel on December 27, 2012, 10:46:42 am
Another programme that does the trick, also free, is HJsplit. The program can do more than the name suggests: it can also join the parts together. It works very smoothly and .... it is small

Just type hjsplit in your browser and download.

Elroel


Title: Re: Christopher Rouse upload
Post by: cjvinthechair on December 27, 2012, 12:07:18 pm
Thank you - did try it; can't make it work either. Sorry, gentlemen, I'm just wasting your time...let's get back to music I can download, nice ordinary Mediafile, press a button and you've got it, programs;suitable even for idiots like me. Mr. Rouse's Requiem, which is the piece I really want, will get to me one day if it's meant to !
Many thanks indeed to you all for trying.              Clive. 


Title: Re: Christopher Rouse upload
Post by: guest2 on January 05, 2013, 04:54:25 am
If anyone is still interested, I made a serious error in Reply 20: I wrote "control key and menu key together" when it should have been "shift key and menu key together"! Now corrected.


Title: Re: Christopher Rouse upload
Post by: suffolkcoastal on January 07, 2013, 09:21:57 pm
I'm having a torrid time with the 7Zip and HJsplit downloads. I've downloaded both followed the instructions but nothing happens and my laptop just freezes. Is there any possibility that the three works in particular I'm interested in hearing, the oboe concerto, concerto for orchestra and 3rd Symphony, could be uploaded as separate mp3 files?

Many thanks


Title: Re: Christopher Rouse upload
Post by: lescamil on January 07, 2013, 09:36:19 pm
Wow, if I would have known this would have been such an issue for so many people, I would have uploaded everything as separate files!


Title: Re: Christopher Rouse upload
Post by: Dundonnell on January 07, 2013, 09:38:41 pm
I am uploading them as separate mp3 files as I write :)


Title: Re: Christopher Rouse upload
Post by: Dundonnell on January 07, 2013, 10:01:04 pm
Done!

Uploaded and links posted in the US Music section :)


Title: Re: Christopher Rouse upload
Post by: suffolkcoastal on January 07, 2013, 10:42:29 pm
Thanks very much for taking the time to do that Dundonnell. Much appreciated.


Title: Re: Christopher Rouse upload
Post by: cjvinthechair on January 08, 2013, 03:19:34 pm
Thanks very much for taking the time to do that Dundonnell. Much appreciated.
Heartily seconded !


Title: Re: Christopher Rouse upload
Post by: cjvinthechair on January 08, 2013, 03:24:42 pm
Wow, if I would have known this would have been such an issue for so many people, I would have uploaded everything as separate files!
Please don't worry, Mr. Lescamil...entirely my idiocy. Lovely thought of yours in the first place !