Great Musical Clips

Music is said to be the speech of angels: in fact, nothing among the utterances allowed to man is felt to be so divine. It brings us near to the infinite.Thomas Carlyle (1795–1881)

The Online Language Learning Database

"I Am Woman"
Jonathan & Darlene's
Greatest Hits


Street musician performing
"Hallelujah" on the glass harmonica

Right-click on the picture,
and Save the mp4 link as...
Then double-click the file to
watch the video.


The Anne Thomas
Jazz Quartet

"I'm Beginning to See the Light"

"My Romance"

"Beautiful  Love"

"You Don't Know What Love Is"

Available to entertain in the Monadnock area


"Before Thy Cross"
sung by Moscow Cathedral Choir
with basso profundo solo.

Order CD


"Danny Boy"
sung by The Vocal Majority

Order CD


"I'm Getting Sentimental
over You"
played by Kenny Barron

Order CD


click "Cherokee"
from the CD album
"Hamp & Getz"

Order CD


Click here to play. In the fall of 1957 Ella Fitzgerald
performed in Los Angeles. There
was a real rapport with the audience,
and Ella was at her best. This excerpt
from "Stompin' at the Savoy" shows
off her renown scat singing, stretching
even her creative style. At one point she
asks, "Where do we go from here?"

Order CD


Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5
by Heitor Villa-Lobos

Order CD


"Evenstar" from 
The Lord of the Rings - 
The Two Towers
by Howard Shore

Order CD


click to play

Stravinsky's biggest mistake
(From "Three Movements of Petrouchka")



"Lullaby of Christmas"
read by Gregory Peck
(19 minutes)



"Clair de lune" by Debussy
performed by Alpin Hong

Order CD


"I'm Getting Sentimental
over You"
Tommy Dorsey

Order track


"Smoke Gets in Your Eyes"
Pat Joyce


"Who Hid the Halibut
on the Poop Deck?"
Yorgi Yorgesson


click to play "The Auctioneer"
by Leroy VanDyke and Buddy Black
sung by Ralph Eichler.



Compare these two pieces:

"Humming Chorus" from Madama Butterfly

"Bring Him Home" from Les Miserables

Composition based on prime numbers

Click here to play.

The Boston Common
Barbershop Quartet

One of the top three quartets
ever! Here they sing "Little Girl"
composed by Mac Huff and
Norman Starks.

Order CD


Click to play.

Ajax commerial
composed by
Joe Hines in
1948 for


Click here to play. Sarah Chang, age 12, plays 
the cadenza from Paganini's 
violin concerto no.1.


Order CD


Ron McCroby whistles. Click to play Jazz whistler Ron McCroby
recorded only two albums in
his lifetime, and neither has
been made into a CD. His 
"Ron McCroby Plays Puc-
colo" is preserved on the
Vinyl Preservation Project
website.  Here is Joy Spring  
from that album.


Click here to play.

Sony Music 1998
"Moto Perpetuo" was written by Paganini for the violin. A wind instrument player finds that there is no opportunity for a breath. Wynton solves this problem by using "circular breathing"—a technique where the player inhales through his nose while maintaining air pressure with his cheeks, like bagpipes. To the listener, Wynton appears to go for more than four minutes wtihout taking a breath.

Order CD


Click here to play.

Frank Sinatra
Sony Music 1995

From 1942 to 1944 the Musicians' strike prevented many singers from recording. Sinatra recorded "A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening" for Columbia Records in 1943 using the Bobby Tucker Singers as backup. The arrangement has a strange, empty sound by today's standards.

Order CD


Click here to play.

Harpo was the second oldest Marx, and the one that everyone absolutely loved. (Originally named Adolph, he changed that to Arthur, and later was given the name Harpo.) He was soft-spoken and gentle, and when he walked in the room animals and children ran to him. He was a true musical genius, learning to play several instruments by ear alone. One day when he was a boy, he picked up his grandmother's old harp, put it on the wrong shoulder, and began to play, never to quit. Here he
plays a harp-flute duet  in the movie "Go West."


Click here to play. Back in the '50s Red Skelton made
a 45 RPM record for MGM Records
with "Little Babe" on one side and
"Foggy Foggy Dew" on the other.
The instumental backup is provided
by David Rose and his orchestra.
Here is the lullaby "Little Babe."


Click here to play.

Brother James' Air

From a collection of
eleven church solos
performed by
Lynn Wolaver.


Click here to play.

Roy Rogers & Dale Evans
Happy Trails to You

mp3 (2.7 MB)


Midi Jazz