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.

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.

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

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

Silent Night - Christmas Harp Music / Ayako Shinozaki
Return to a time when the holiday season didn't seem quite so loud, and the holidays were as soothing and calm as a winter landscape after a snowfall – a time of almost contemplative intimacy.

The Elizabeth Schwarzkopf Christmas Album
The incomparable Elisabeth Schwarzkopf sings a varied program of classical pieces for Christmas.

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.

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.

Musical Christmas Tree - Morton Gould
This orchestral holiday classic features many of Morton Gould's own arrangements as well as original compositions written for the holidays, including "Winter" from Burchfield Gallery and "Skiers Waltz" from the Cinerama Holiday Suite.

Chantons Noël - 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 Waverly Consort Christmas / Michael Jaffee
These traditional carols and hymns from England and New England, surprisingly foreign or ancient to some ears, make an engaging holiday album for any listener looking for an adventurous Christmas record.

Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Highlights / Dorati
No other recording boasts the sense of magic heard on this sumptuous account, as close as one can get to "definitive."

Deck the Hall - Songs for Christmas / King's Singers
In this original release from 1973, The King's Singers present a collection which, in many ways, reflects their entire output, containing as it does a wide variety of styles.

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.

Eric Feidner

*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.)