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It’s Beginning to Sound a Lot Like Christmas

Album covers for The Piano Guys Family Christmas, Seattle Symphony Orchestra Holiday Classics, Tchaikovski's The Nutcracker and Swan Lake, and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra A Classical Christmas
08/12/2018

I’ve curled up with a hot chocolate, with not 1, but 2 large marshmallows bobbing afloat. Outside my window, the snow is gently falling and my neighbours are carefully stringing lights above their garage and in their trees. All that is missing in this moment is music.

 

Holiday Music on Music CD

Admittedly, I don’t own a lot of holiday albums anymore. It’s not the kind of thing I use throughout the year. I’m so glad the public library offers a few hundred unique titles on music CD!

 

Catalogue search tip: try searching by Subject “Christmas Music”, or, in French, “Musique De Noël” > filter your search by Format Music CD.

 

Streaming Access to Holiday Music

Too cozy at home to make a trip to your branch? Consider streaming some holiday music through our Online resources > Category Music.

I personally enjoy streaming from Naxos Music Library & Naxos Music Library Jazz. There is a limit of simultaneous users, but there is no limit to the total number of albums you can stream per month!

Naxos Music Library offers streaming access to over 1 million tracks ranging from classical and jazz to world music. It can be accessed from any computer, anywhere, anytime with your library card. Naxos also features an app that can be used on iPhones, iPads and Android devices.

 

Searching for Music in Naxos Music Library

There are multiple ways of finding music in Naxos Music Library, including Browsing, Advanced Search; Keyword Search; and a Catalogue Search using an Album catalogue number. Searching and Listening help guides are available in the help section of the database. However, to make your search easier, I’ve included a few of my favourite albums. To find these in Naxos, simply enter the title of the album, or the catalogue number in the Naxos search field.

 

Wishing you a music-filled Holiday season!

 

Céline’s Naxos Music Album Picks

Holiday Naxos Music Picks / Coups de coeur Naxos du temps des Fêtes by Céline_Biblio

A Holiday selection of albums, available through our Naxos Music Library online resource subscription. / Une sélection d'albums pour le temps des Fêtes, disponibles à partir de La discothèque Naxos. #Christmas, #Noël

  • Image: A Family Christmas
    One of my personal favourites: The Piano Guys' A Family Christmas! A unique group that blends classically influenced instrumental music with an uplifting modern flair. / Un de mes albums préférés : The Piano Guys’ A Family Christmas! Ce groupe musical unique fusionne de la musique instrumentale classique et moderne, produisant un son exaltant. Naxos Catalog No.: 886444019439
  • Image: Christmas together
    If you liked the first Christmas album above, you'll also love The Piano Guys' most recent Christmas album, Christmas Together. / Si vous avez aimé le premier album de Noël du groupe The Piano Guys, écoutez leur album de Noël plus récent, Christmas Together. Naxos Catalog No.: 886446252797
  • Image: A classical Christmas
    A beautiful album of traditional and modern favourites, performed by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. / Un excellent album de musique populaire et traditionnelle du temps des Fêtes, présentée par la Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, à Londres. Naxos Catalog No.: 0094633808256
  • Image: Holiday classics

    Holiday classics

    By Seattle Symphony Orchestra
    The Seattle Symphony's first holiday album, embracings "works composed specifically for Christmas as well as other pieces that convey a universal message of peace, love and hope" (album booklet), directed by Gerard Schwarz. / Ce premier album du temps des Fêtes de la Seattle Symphony, dirigée par Gerard Schwarz, offre des oeuvres de Noël, ainsi que d’autres pièces communiquant un message universel de paix, d’amour et d’espoir (trad. du texte du livret d’album). Naxos Catalog No.: 8.572673
  • Image: 50 Classic Christmas Carols, From Cathedral & Abbey Choirs
    If you love a good choral album, this one is my pick for you! It features the Brentwood Cathedral Choir, St. Chad's Cathedral Choir, and Wellington Cathedral Choir. / Si vous aimez la musique de chorale, cet album est pour vous! Il met en vedette des chorales renommées d’Angleterre, dont la Brentwood Cathedral Choir, la St. Chad’s Cathedral Choir et la Wellington Cathedral Choir. Naxos Catalog No.: 3663729064233
  • Image: Nutcracker

    Nutcracker

    Swan Lake (highlights)
    I can't imagine the Holidays without music from Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker & Swan Lake. With so many recordings to choose from, I suggest this album of excerpts, performed by The Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, directed by Michael Halász, in 1988. / Mais est-ce vraiment le temps des Fêtes sans la musique de Casse-Noisette et du Lac des cygnes de Tchaïkovski? Il existe plusieurs enregistrements formidables de ces chefs-d’œuvre; je vous propose cet album d’extraits, présentée par la Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, dirigée par Michael Halász, en 1988. Naxos Catalog No.: 8.550050
  • Image: My First Christmas Album
    An album for all ages, offering a selection of the most popular carols, as well as some other surprises. / Un album pour tous âges, offrant une sélection de chants de Noël populaire, ainsi que quelques surprises. Naxos Catalogue No.: 8.578340
  • Image: Christmas Vintage Holiday Favourites
    A real gym! Enjoy this nostalgic collection of original recordings from 1934 to 1947. / Une vraie perle! Je vous propose cet album particulièrement nostalgique, une collection d’enregistrements originaux de 1934 à 1947. Naxos Catalog No.: RX130