Welcome to our MP3 Download Donationware Collection of over 300 Original Classical and Ragtime Recordings.
Original Percussion Arrangements of Classics and Ragtime - Musical Fun for Charity
Original Instrumental Music - MP3 Recordings
These MP3 recordings of new percussion based arrangements of classical and ragtime
pieces emphasize the counterpoint, bring fresh colours from new world instruments in
exciting ways. Many of our latest recordings feature a combination of a Balinese
Gamelan Orchestra with Marimbas, steel drums and vibraphones. These combinations
work well with Ragtime and other piano music - but more surprisingly with the adition
of Ocarinas and flutes for major orchestral pieces including symphonies.
Latest recordings include Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, Dvorak’s
Largo from 9th Symphony, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and more
Inspired by Emerson Lake and Palmer, Wendy Carlos and Evelyn Glennie amongst
others - our percussion arrangements belong to a Feel Good Electronica musical
genre - more than old wine in new bottles - they are original recordings which repay
active listening. For example our recordings of Beethoven's 3rd and 5th Symphonies
show how new world instrumentation can shed new light on even the greatest
classical creations - bringing them to life in fresh and exciting ways whilst remaining
true to the original spirit. This is born out with our interpretation of numerous
concertos and two symphonies by Dvorak including the Largo.
The digital recordings of these arrangements were compressed into MP3 files. They
are sampled at 48k Hertz and encoded at 192k bits per second - slightly better than a
CD. They are suitable for use with all your MP3 Players including iPods, iPads, iPhones
and Android devices and can readily be added to your collection by means of the
relevant software such as iTunes.
We retain the copyright for
any public performance or
commercial use of our
recordings and the details
are spelt out in our
Commercial Page. But you
can download them free of
charge for your unrestricted
If you like the recordings
please make a donation to
Rotary International's End
Polio Now Fund.
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In the last few weeks we added ten new
Chopin recordings including the famous
Revolutionary Etude and the Funeral
March and 19 pieces by Debussy including
La Mer and two complete Dvorak
Symphonies Nos 8 & 9. Today we published
Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture.
The arrangements all use our established
combination of Steel Drums and Marimbas
supported by Gamelan, Harp, Ocarina and
Vibraphone as appropriate.
They provide a variety of new
interpretations to some established