Saturday, December 12, 2009

Free Christmas music on Amazon and iTunes

Amazon has a free Christmas music sampler: X5 Free Classical Sampler - Classical Christmas. It includes:

1. A Christmas Festival Overture by Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra (7:17)
2. The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: Iii. March: Tempo Di Marcia Viva by Bonn Classical Philharmonics (2:27)
3. Concerto Grosso in G Minor, Op. 6:8, "christmas Concerto": V. Allegro - Vi. Pastorale: Largo by Southwest German Chamber Orchestra (6:00)
4. Christmas Oratorio, Bwv 248: Chorale No. 64 in D Major: Nun Seid Ihr Wohl Gerochen by Basel Brass Quintet (3:06)
5. The Messiah, Hwv 56: Hallelujah Chorus by London Philharmonic Orchestra (4:14)

They also have the Sampler Clause for free. It includes:

1. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear by Frank Sinatra (3:32)
2. Good King Wenceslas by Paul Weston & His Orchestra (2:50)
3. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Remastered 1997) by The Robert Shaw Chorale; Al Chernet (2:45)
4. Deck the Halls by Mario Lanza; Henri René and His Orchestra (1:58)
5. O Come, All Ye Faithful (Digitally Mastered May 1990) by Norman Luboff Choir (2:32)
6. Panis Angelicus by Robert Goulet (3:13)
7. Silent Night, Holy Night by Mahalia Jackson (5:04)

iTunes also has a free holiday sampler, aptly called the iTunes Holiday Sampler.

1. O Come All Ye Faithful by Amy Grant (3:01)
2. The First Noel by David Archuleta (4:32) (You don't have to listen to this one. It's free, people!)
3. Silent Night by Sarah McLachlan (3:48)
4. Carol of the Bells / Jingle Bells by Barry Manilow (2:45)
5. It Snowed by Meaghan Smith (3:39)
6. Above the Northern Lights by Mannheim Steamroller (4:33)
7. Baby, It's Cold Outside by Lady Antebellum (3:34)
8. We Three Kings by Toby Keith (2:26)
9. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen by Rascal Flatts (3:54)
10. Silent Night by Wynonna (3:26)
11. Twelve Days of Christmas by Mexicani Marimba Band (4:16)
12. We Wish You a Merry Christmas by Weezer (1:26)
13. A Snowflake Fell (And It Felt Like a Kiss) by Glasvegas (4:22)
14. Another Christmas Song by Stephen Colbert (2:39)
15. Greensleeves by Vince Guaraldi Trio (5:28)
16. Dream a Dream by Charlotte Church (3:49)
17. The Nutcracker, Op. 71, Act 2: Character Dances (Divertissement) - Dance of the Reed Pipes by Kirov Orchestra & Valery Gergiev (2:13)
18. Angels We Have Heard On High by Aretha Franklin (5:25)
19. O Holy Night by Musiq Soulchild (4:21)
20. Auld Lange Syne by The Lonesome Travelers (2:52)

Who doesn't love Christmas music? Who doesn't love free?? Who doesn't love Robert Goulet?!?!?! Get downloading!

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