The Music in the Air

It seems to start earlier and earlier ever y year. We hear it in the grocery store, the mall, and even the doctor’s office. We can’t escape it. Winter holiday music descends upon us – whether we are ready or not!

Personally, I can’t wait to hear songs from A Charlie Brown Christmas. The bouncy, happy “Linus and Lucy” tune, without my really knowing, was my first exposure to jazz music. The song, “Skating” still invokes memories of Lucy telling her peers that she NEVER eats December snowflakes; she prefers January’s.

Whether you prefer “Variations on the Kanon by Johnan Pachelbel” from George Winston’s December, Bing Crosby crooning “The Christmas Song” from Bing Crosby (The Christmas Collection), “My Favorite Things” performed by Christ Botti on Yo –Yo Ma & Friends' Songs of Joy & Peace, or “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, the library’s collection contains a diverse selection of genres that fit your musical needs for holiday parties, family gatherings, or quiet winter nights at home.

It’s easy to locate music using our online catalog. From the “Advanced Catalog Search,” you can simply enter the criteria for which you’re looking (e.g., the singer’s name, song title, etc) and select “Music Recordings” from the pull-down menu next to Material Type. The example below shows a search looking for all our music holdings including The Chipmunks:

(You may click on the images to see larger, more detailed views)

As always, please don't hesitate to ask a librarian for help either navigating the catalog or locating specific items. We’re happy to help you!

-- Let music be a part of your holidays and every day,
Anna, Hopewell Branch


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