ArkivMusic Newsletter

Dear ArkivMusic Customer,

This week, ArkivMusic gets in the spirit of the holidays in a big way, with every ArkivMusic single-CD Christmas reissue on sale for $9.99 when you buy three or more* – now through Monday only! These classic Christmas recordings range from solemn music of the Renaissance to jazzy arrangements of the '60s, from the pure soprano voice of Elisabeth Schwarzkopf to the mellifluous magic of the King's Singers, from the gentle caress of a harp to the glamor and grandeur of the Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra.

These and more treasured favorites are made available once again by ArkivMusic to bring joy to all of your holiday gatherings.

Silent Night - Christmas Harp Music / Ayako Shinozaki
Harpist Ayako Shinozaki takes us to a place of soothing calm, of almost contemplative intimacy. These songs and carols run the gamut from the ancient to the modern, elegantly arranged and elegantly performed.

A Venetian Christmas / McCreesh, Gabrieli Players
A ClassicsToday 10/10! McCreesh's customary focus on bringing to life the pomp and ceremony of a huge celebratory occasion offers huge rewards for the listener as musicology, the finest performing forces, and first-rate sound engineering combine to deliver a bold and beautiful "you are there" experience. Don't miss this one!

The Music of Christmas / Dragon, Hollywood Bowl
A nostalgic treasure – Carmen Dragon's classic recording of his own arrangements performed by the Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra and recorded at the Samuel Goldwyn Studios in 1957.

Once As I Remember... / Gardiner, Monteverdi Choir
If you wouldn’t normally dream of buying a record for Christmas, well, you’ll just have to make an exception for this.

A Renaissance Christmas / Jaffee, Waverly Consort
Michael Jaffee and the Waverly Consort offer up a selection of Renaissance Christmas fare.

Christmas Carols / Westenburg, Musica Sacra
One of the best Christmas albums I've heard in years. The performances are uniformly splendid, and Deutsche Grammophon's recording is exceptionally clean.

Chantons Noel - Let's Sing of Christmas
These carols from France reach back to the 15th century, often pairing secular text with liturgical melody and reflecting a living faith born of a people's deep love of the poetry and the beauty gazed upon in nature.

A Marian Christmas / Krueger, St. Martin's Chamber Choir
A ClassicsToday 10/10! An outstanding program that features top-notch ensemble singing and uniformly fine engineering. This is one of the finest American ensembles you'll hear on recordings, and it couldn't represent itself more advantageously than in this repertoire. A must for Christmas and choral music fans.

Carols for Organ / Marie-Claire Alain
Master organist Marie-Claire Alain plays a selection of French Baroque and Classical pieces written for the instrument to celebrate Christmas.

Wonderland of Christmas / Andre Kostelanetz
A bracing splash of holiday cheer from the Swinging Sixties.

Russian Christmas / Korniev, St. Petersburg Choir
In the Russian tradition, all the words and music blend equally to convey something of the peaceful joy of this mid-winter feast.

In Dulci Jubilo - Christmas with James Galway
The incomparable flutist celebrates Christmas in Bavaria with the Munich Radio Orchestra and the Regenburger Domspatzen.

Be sure to view our complete selection of Christmas ArkivCDs on sale at 3 for $30* – but remember, this sale ends at midnight ET Monday, December 2!

As always, I thank you for your support and love of classical music.

The Arkiv Team

*Buy 3 or more titles from our list of eligible Christmas ArkivCDs and pay just $9.99 each. (Note: Multidisc sets are not included in this sale.)