More Christmas Carols and Hymns:

We have added 2 new Carols and 5 new Hymns to our catalogue, and here are the relevant mp3 files:

Fem Får Fire Geder - Danish Folk Tune

Fem Får Fire Geder - sample from original manuscript "Fem Får Fire Geder" ("Five Sheep Four Goats") is a traditional folk melody from Denmark, first published in the 18th century. The original manuscript (part of a collection of fiddle tunes) is now held in the Danish Royal Library. It has been recorded and performed by various artists, including the Danish String Quartet. Here are 4 mp3 files now added the mfiles library:

Debussy: Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum

Claude Debussy Claude Debussy's Children's Corner is a suite for piano dedicated to his daughter. The final movement Cakewalk is already on mfiles and here we present the first movement "Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum". We include mp3 files for the original piano version, and two different arrangements for Flute and Piano:

Theme from Brahms' Symphony No.3

Johannes Brahms In total Brahms composed 4 Symphonies, and the theme from the 3rd movement of his Symphony No.3 in F has captured the imagination of other composers and songwriters. Here are MP3 Files for 3 different arrangements of that theme:

Massenet: Méditation from Thaïs

Jules Massenet Jules Massenet (1842–1912) was a French composer most famous for his operas. One of his operas called "Thaïs" has an instrumental movement called "Méditation" which is popular, and frequently heard on its own in concerts and on albums. Here are mp3 files for 3 different versions:

Keyboard music by C. P. E. Bach

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach C. P. E. Bach was the 2nd surviving son of J. S. Bach, a gifted composer who helped bridge from the Baroque to the Classical Era. He was particularly famous for his keyboard music, and here we present MP3 files for 4 keyboard works by the composer:

Por Una Cabeza by Gardel & Le Pera

Nicola Benedetti: The Silver Violin - album cover "Por Una Cabeza" is a famous Tango Song by Carlos Gardel and Alfredo Le Pera. The title meaning "By a Head", the song tells of a lover who is passionate about women and horse betting. Originally a song, it is mostly heard today in instrumental arrangements. Here we present mp3 versions of 3 different arrangements:

Beethoven's 7th, the 2nd movement for piano

Ludwig van Beethoven Beethoven's 7th Symphony is a perennial favourite in concerts. Here's a range of piano arrangements of the 2nd movement. The most difficult is by Franz Liszt who created Piano Transcriptions of all Beethoven's 9 symphonies. Here are MP3 files of 3 different Piano Arrangements in decreasing order of difficulty:

Elgar: Salut d'Amour

Edward Elgar In 1888 Edward Elgar composed a little piece of music called "Salut d'Amour" (or "Love's Greeting"). This was dedicated to Caroline Alice Roberts who was soon to become his wife. The music was originally for Violin and Piano though Elgar then made multiple arrangements of it for various instruments and groups. On mfiles we now provide mp3 files for the following versions:

More Traditional Folk Tunes

Loch Lomond We have added some additional items to our folk music collection. Representing the "Sea Shanty" we have the traditional "Drunken Sailor" and the popular "Wellerman". We have also added two different versions of the traditional Scottish song "Loch Lomond". Here are the relevant mp3 files:

Bach: "Little" Organ Fugue in G Minor

Johann Sebastian Bach at the Organ Bach composed several stand-alone fugues for Organ, and this one in G minor (sometimes called the "Little" Gm Fugue) is the most famous. Here we present MP3 Files for 4 different versions of this fugue:

Dvorak - Humoresque No.7

Antonin Dvorak Dvorak's Humoresques are a set of 8 piano pieces (Op.101) with a light, whimsical nature. The most famous of these is No.7, originally in G-flat major though you can often get simpler versions in G major, and arrangements for many different instruments. Here we have mp3 files for:

Suo Gân - Traditional Welsh Lullaby

John Williams: Empire of the Sun - soundtrack album cover Suo Gân is a traditional Welsh lullaby, which has been performed and recorded by many artists from Wales and Worldwide, and famously used in the film "Empire of the Sun". Here are mp3 files of 3 instrumental versions of the folk song:

Pachelbel's Canon in D - revisited

Johann Pachelbel Pachelbel's Canon in D has so far had just two arrangements on mfiles, and it is time for us to revisit this popular work and provide additional versions. So here are mp3 files for 4 arrangements of Pachelbel's Canon in D including the composer's original version:

Death in Classical Music

Saul Tries to Kill David by Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld Handel's "Dead March" is a respectfully solemn processional for the death of Saul, whereas "Dido's Lament" by Purcell is an anguished emotional song as Dido contemplates suicide. Here are MP3 files for 3 different arrangements of each work:

Mozart's Menuetto Allegretto

Mozart portrait Mozart's last full symphony is No.41 in C major sometimes called the "Jupiter" Symphony. The 3rd movement is a Minuet and here we present mp3 files for the original orchestral version and 2 further arrangements of this movement:

Cherry Ripe - Traditional Song

2 Cherries "Cherry Ripe" started as a poem by Robert Herrick (1591–1674) and then became a song with music by Charles Edward Horn (1786–1849). The song became very popular, and is now essentially a traditional folk song. Here are mp3 files of the original song (with oboe replacing the voice), and an arrangement for piano solo:

Two composers connected to Chopin

John Field - engraving Two composers with a Chopin connection. John Field composed a number of Nocturnes and inspired Chopin to write his own. Carl Filtsch was a young student of Chopin who sadly died at the age of 14. Here are some mp3 files of music by both composers:

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