Although I got my VS1053 working by lodging a piece of wire between pins 33 & 34, I did not think my soldering skills were adequate for making it a permanent solution. Fortunately it turns out there is another solution.On the VLSI website someone has asked if there is way to exit midi mode. Appraently it is possible to initiate a software re-boot and over-ride the state of pin 34. This is the method described:"You can detect RTMIDI mode after hardware/software reset by checking AUDATA. If you see 44100/44101, RTMIDI has been activated, and you can write GPIO_DDR=3 and GPIO_ODATA=0, then give software reset to boot into normal decoding mode."I have tried it & it works. For information the address of GPIO_DDR is 0xC017 and the address of GPIO_ODATA is 0xC019.