First and foremost, if these MIDI files sound shitty, IT IS NOT MY FAULT! A MIDI file will only sound as good as the MIDI player you have in your computer. For example, the first one below---Ave Maria Lola---should sound somewhat like piano, bass, drums and brass. If it sounds like a little plastic merry-go-round on a birthday cake, then don't bother listening to any of these, you will just think I am a dork.
Secondly, if you are smart enough to know how to steal these midi files, send them to friends, and put them on your own web site---which most people are nowadays---just please at least give me credit, in the way of for example a link to my site, or an e-mail link to email@example.com. Thankyou. So here they are, some of my favorite midi files that I've made so far:
AVE MARIA LOLA---a salsa arrangement of Schubert's famous Ave Maria ("Ave Maria Lola" is a Carribean expletive.)
RAVEL'S BOLERO---with a different beat. I made this for my ex-brother-in-law's spice-selling website.
A NIGHT IN TUNISIA---by Dizzy Gillespie, with my crazy piano and marimba solos... this is sort of the way my band The Vern Nelson Problem plays this song.
SPIRIT JAM---orchestral interlude (4th movement) from my nine-movement Pentecost cantata Veni Creator Spiritus; this movement is based on the ancient Gregorian chant of that name... once again, with a different beat.
PACHELBEL'S CANON---There are just so many horrible versions of this popular baroque piece, especially in midi.... a wedding consultant's site paid me 100$ to make this.
AMAZING GRACE---a simple arrangement of the old hymn, I made this for a friend of mine's "Christian" site.
"BLUESY MIDI"---never thought of a title for this; a Las Vegas webmistress wanted something "bluesy and mysterious" so I composed this... it should be "looped" so right when it ends it starts again...
CROW---someone wanted this popular hit from the 90's which you may recognize... it's also sposta be looped....
SATIE---One of my favorite Erik Satie pieces, the second half of his "Pieces Froides"... this being just me playing the piano, it should even sound ok on a shitty old-fashioned FM-synthesizer midi player...
CLAIR DE LUNE by Claude Debussy---also just me playing piano... a perennial favorite of course...
THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY--- theme from the great Segio Leone western (composed by Ennio Morricone)-- I made this for the website of a gun store in Texas, Vaquero Leather.
CHURCHYEAR.MID--for the home page of the Order of the Holy Cross; this is meant to be LOOPED!