Celebrate the New Year with these Great New Year’s Songs!

Do you have New Year’s plans to ring in 2009 by playing or singing the New Year’s song Auld Lang Syne? Did you know that Auld Lang Syne is based off of a Scottish poem written by Robert Burns in 1788? The poem was then set to the tune of a traditional Scottish folk song and has been sung to ring in the New Year in several countries around the world! “Auld Lang Syne” is usually sung each year at midnight on Hogmanay (New Year’s eve) in the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Hong Kong, Singapore and English-speaking areas of India,
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Christmas Movie Soundtrack Playlist for Monday Melodies

We are so glad that you enjoyed our first Christmas music playlist, so we created another one for you. Today, we bring you Christmas music from several Christmas movie soundtracks including: Bad Santa, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Scrooged, Elf, Santa Clause 2, Christmas with the Kranks and more! Did you know that many of the same, popular Christmas songs are played in different soundtracks? Or that non-Christmas carols and even rock music are sometimes used to accentuate different parts in the movie, like in Jack Frost? While researching the Christmas movies for this post, we even found that some soundtracks were either one hundred percent original (i.e. composed just
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Free Christmas Music Playlist for Today’s Monday Melodies

The first snow has officially landed here at Musicnotes.com, and we’re making plans to get ready for Thanksgiving. Pumpkin pie and turkey aren’t the only things on our minds — we’re getting ready for the holidays. Like all of you, we’re wrapping up November and counting down the days until Christmas. In today’s Monday Melodies music playlist, we’ve added seventy Christmas song titles for hours of Christmas music for you to listen to. This Christmas music playlist is a blend of novelty, Christian, and traditional Christmas music. We’ve also chosen a wide range of talented musicians and singers as well. Listen to Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Amy Grant, The Carpenters, Aretha Franklin,
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Ingrid Michaelson Winter Song Duet with Sara Bareilles

What happens when two great songwriters get together? Well, in this case you get Winter Song, written by Ingrid Michaelson and Sara Bareilles. Featured on the Hotel Cafe Holiday Winter Songs collection, the Ingrid Michaelson Winter Song duet with Sara Bareilles is one of fifteen songs on this holiday CD. A portion of the proceeds from this holiday collection will go to charity. Here is a quote from their website about this new Holiday compilation celebrating the female singer-songwriter: In the year of the female singer-songwriter, Epic Records and Hotel Cafe have partnered up to release Winter Songs – a compilation of both original recordings as well as classic holiday
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The Whole Note: Christmas Novelty Songs, David Bowie Duet and More!

Laugh, Sing, Play Dive into the holiday season this year by tickling your funny bone. Why not take a break from practicing for your holiday concerts by singing along to one of our Christmas Novelty songs? In this special sheet music collection, we picked seven of your favorite Christmas novelty songs to provide you with a little fun this holiday season and save you fifteen dollars in the process. Even the Christmas “scrooge” in your family will sing along to seven funny Christmas songs that include: Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer, I Yust Go Nuts At Christmas, Donde Esta Santa Claus, Christmas Wrapping, I Want a Hippopotamus for
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Celebrate U.S. Election Day and Listen to Free Patriotic Music!

Today is November 4th, Election Day here in the U.S. No matter which party we Americans decide to vote for today, we will come together as Americans to vote for many offices held throughout our great nation, including the office of the President of the United States. Today is an important day for all of us, and we invite you to listen to these patriotic songs and sing along in tribute to this historic day. As you listen to this selection of songs we have patriotic sheet music for in today’s special post, why not read more about the history of the U.S. presidential elections? From the people who bring
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Top 25 Halloween Sheet Music Best-Sellers from 2007

Even though this year’s Halloween is just around the corner, we decided to take a look back to 2007 and see what last year’s Halloween sheet music hits were. From Monster Mash to This is Halloween, we were amazed at the depth and breadth of Halloween sheet music titles in this list. Thank you for supporting Musicnotes.com; we appreciate each and every one of our fabulous customers! Without further delay, here’s your 2007 top sheet music downloads from Halloween. 2007 Top 25 Halloween Sheet Music Downloads 1. Theme Song from Halloween (1978) John Carpenter 2. This is Halloween (A Nightmare Before Christmas) Danny Elfman 3. Monster Mash Bobby Picket, Leonard
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Debuting Trans-Siberian Orchestra Sheet Music!!

This week many of us here at Musicnotes.com have visions of sugar plums dancing in our heads. We’ve just uploaded twenty-six songs from Trans-Siberian Orchestra, a holiday blend of guitar tabs and sheet music for you to download instantly. Trans-Siberian Orchestra has become something of a musical phenomenon over the past 10 years; the group’s extraordinary concerts and innovative soundtracks have provided its fans with glitter-filled dreams during the holidays for more than a decade. The Trans-Siberian Orchestra was founded in 1996 in Lakeland, Florida by composers Paul O’Neill and Robert Kinkel, and Savatage lead singer Jon Oliva. The group’s name is inspired by the Trans-Siberian Railway in Russia which
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New Halloween Sheet Music Page and Spooky Hits!

Whether you enjoy Trick-or-Treating, watching scary movies or going out to a Halloween party, Musicnotes.com has a ton of great sheet music perfect for October 31st. You may recall I mentioned we were making some changes to Musicnotes.com and to the blog. One of the changes we made was to our Halloween sheet music page. We organized the page by the type of music we offered, featuring spooky theme songs from TV and movies, great Halloween selections for kids, classical music and broadway hits. I had mentioned creepy TV theme songs earlier this week, and I’ll be sharing a few more sheet music recommendations throughout the month in addition to
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Creepy Theme Songs from Old TV Shows

Many of us here really enjoy watching television through http://www.hulu.com.(1) The best part about Hulu? It offers a ton of free, black-and-white tv shows from the days of early television. One of the shows that Hulu features is the Alfred Hitchcock Presents TV series. If you’ve ever seen it, you’ll notice that Alfred Hitchcock Presents has a very, creepy opening sequence where familiar music plays in the background while Hitchcock’s portrait is displayed ominously on a blank screen. Well, believe it or not that song in the background is entitled, "Funeral March for a Marionette." This song was written by French composer Charles Francois Gounod who lived in the 1800s.
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