Celebrate winter holidays the world over with Musicnotes.com!
From China to Germany, New Zealand to the United States, there are dozens of winter holidays celebrated the world over — including Christmas. If you’re a Chinese native, you might eat dumplings in honor of the Dongzi Festival. If you celebrate Boxing Day, you might fill boxes with food and clothes for the needy.
To mark the importance of African-American traditions, maybe your family will decorate your home as part of your Kwanzaa celebration. If you’re Jewish, perhaps you’ll be lighting candles this year as part of Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights.
Are you celebrating Christmas or Yule? You might be lighting a Yule log, going to church, singing carols, decorating your tree or giving gifts as part of your family’s unique Christmas tradition.
Whichever winter holiday you are celebrating during this time of year, we at Musicnotes.com would like to extend our warmest greetings to you and your family. Many of us here have our own traditions for this holiday season, which includes a lot of songs that mean something special to each and every one of us. Our Customer Service Christmas Favorites collection is a good indication of that, because it offers a wide range of music that truly speaks to each of them.
In honor of world holiday traditions, we offer both Hanukkah sheet music and Kwanzaa sheet music in addition to Christmas sheet music from around the world. Additionally, since Christmas is often celebrated as a religious and non-religious holiday, we feature both Christian sheet music and non-Christian music. By “non-Christian,” we mean that we offer a number of popular Christmas songs and traditional carols that were not explicitly written about the religious aspect of Christmas or the holiday season.
From all of us here at Musicnotes, we hope you enjoy the music of the season and are able to find your song. Remember, you can also visit our Christmas sheet music page to request your song, too!
Sheet Music for Mistletoe by Colbie Callait
Earlier this month we added sheet music for Winter Song, a duet with Ingrid Michaelson and Sara Bareilles. As we explained when we released the sheet music, this song originated from a holiday CD called the Hotel Cafe Winter Holiday Songs.
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.–Winter Song Sheet Music Release
This past week we released sheet music for Mistletoe by Colbie Caillat which is part of that holiday CD. You can listen to Mistletoe on Colbie Caillat’s MySpace Page. The song has a heavy folk feel, but blends R & B vocals with country music to create a very unusual Christmas song. Because of the way the song was written, the Mistletoe sheet music is available as a “Singer Pro” edition, where the vocal line is separate from the piano scoring.
In addition to featuring this song on the charity CD, Colbie Caillat has also publicly supported the Marine’s Toys for Tots campaign this year by asking her fans to bring a toy to her concert shows. You can read more about Colbie Caillat’s Charity Efforts for Toys for Tots on her MySpace blog.
Bella’s Lullaby Sheet Music Now Available
Thank you to all of you who requested sheet music for Bella’s Lullaby. On our blog post about sheet music from Twilight and Stephenie Meyer’s Playlist, we had quite the debate in the comments about what the “true” version of this song was. Well, now it is official: Carter Burwell is the composer of Bella’s Lullaby and other music from the Twilight movie soundtrack.
Now you can play all of the songs from the Twilight score by ordering sheet music from Twilight in a folio, otherwise known as a printed sheet music collection.
Stay in tune for the downloadable sheet music for this song and other music from the Twilight film, we will continue to update you once we have more information.
Preview for Next Week – Free Gift and More!
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From all of us here at Musicnotes.com, we hope you have a wonderful weekend!