As finals wind down and thoughts return to the upcoming holidays, nothing sets the mood better than music. Arkansas Tech students, faculty, and staff can stream holiday music, commercial free, through the Library’s online streaming music collection, Naxos Music Library.
This streaming music database contains over 1.7 million full-length musical recordings and more than 100,000 albums. The bulk of the collection is made up of classical music, but you can find many blues, jazz, folk, and international music recordings as well.
Search by title, author, composer, or other keyword for specific selections, or browse by various genres, including Blues, Jazz, Pop, Gospel, World, and Instrumental. Naxos has even gone to the trouble to create playlists centered around themes, films & television, instrument style, and yes Virginia, even holidays. Navigate to the Naxos Music Library Playlists–>Holidays and Special Occasions to select from one of four Christmas music playlists.
If those playlists don’t get the job done, create your own playlists by signing up for a student account within the Naxos Music Library database. Once logged in, you can add songs and entire albums into your playlist.
Worried about being tied down to the desktop? Download the mobile app for Naxos and stream music from anywhere—even on your way to grandma’s house.
Additionally, check out the Naxos Spoken Word Library–our collection of 6,700 hours of streaming spoken word content. Get a fire going and listen to the unabridged, full-cast radio production of Charles Dickens’s, A Christmas Carol. There’s also an anthology of Christmas stories, music, recipes, sermons and carols called The Christmas Collection.
But if you just want to hear Benedict Cumberbatch perform in the Tempest, you can do that, too.
We hope you enjoy the well-deserved break over the holidays. The Library will begin reduced winter interim hours on Wednesday, Dec. 16 through Dec. 23rd. We will be closed from Thursday, Dec. 24th through Sunday, January 3rd. The reduced hours continue until classes resume on January 11th. See our full schedule of hours at the library website.
For questions about the Naxos Music Library, Naxos Spoken Word Library, or suggestions for great holiday music, contact your festive librarians at email@example.com. Have a great winter break, and may your days be merry and bright.