MUSEUM MUSIC

Museum Music is the leading producer and distributor of music CDs and documentary DVDs to the museum, gift, and specialty markets.  Our one-of-a-kind line of CDs, produced for the world’s leading museums, feature unique compilations, as well as original recordings, celebrating the relationship between music, and art, history, ideas, and the human experience.  Whether you’re looking for music relating to Impressionist artists, or for the favorite jazz tunes ofJackson Pollock, Stuart Davis, Romare Bearden, or Frida Kahlo, we’ve got you covered.   We also distribute documentaries from PBS, Arthaus Musik, Simmons Art, L&S Video, and other producers of high quality art and culture-themed DVDs.

 

THE JAZZ AGE
Release # MM178

NEW RELEASE

This brand new CD, produced for the Cleveland Museum of Art, contains an unparalleled collection of music recordings from 1920s and early 1930s by the musicians and performers that personify the Jazz Age.  Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Joséphine Baker, Jelly Roll Morton, Cab Callaway, Paul Whiteman, and Eubie Blake, are just of a few notable jazz pioneers whose unforgettable music can be heard on this release.  Put on your flapper dresses and knickers & suspenders, and dance the night away to this CD. 

Running Time:  58:34

New RELEASES

IN FULL SWING
Release # MM176

Our IN FULL SWING CD is appropriately named.  Produced in conjunction with the major traveling Stuart Davis exhibition of the same name, this CD features swinging tunes by jazz greats Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Oscar Peterson, Earl “Fatha” Hines, Art Tatum, Fats Waller, and many more.  Stuart Davis was greatly influenced by jazz, and this CD includes many of Davis’ favorite jazz musicians.   We guaranty that your foot will be tapping as you listen along to IN FULL SWING! 

Running Time:  51:30

POP! GOES THE EASEL
Release # MM172

It’s here!  The newest masterpiece from the Museum of Modern Art.  This wonderfully entertaining music CD features updated musical arrangements of classic children’s songs with new, original lyrics, inspired by some of the most famous artwork from MoMA’s collection.  Featuring original performances by Broadway’s biggest stars, including Ben Vereen, Jessie Mueller, James Monroe Iglehart, Dee Dee Bridgewater, John Leguizamo, Chuck Cooper, Sutton Foster, Andrea Martin, Richard Kind, Alice Ripley, Dulé Hill, and Kelli O’Hara, plus The Texas Tenors.  The clever, catchy songs will inspire kids and adults alike to sing, laugh, and learn about some of the world’s greatest works of art.  Beautifully designed in a special, mini-book package, this CD makes the perfect gift.  

Running Time:  32:04

MONET & MUSIC
Release # MM177

 This unique CD presents the evolution of music during the years encompassed by painter Claude Monet’s entire artistic output -- beginning in 1862 with soaring and robust Romantic works, and concluding in 1917 with the more evocative and subtle Impressionist pieces.  You will quickly realize just how progressive and ahead-of-the-curve Monet was.  Produced for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, this beautiful and rich CD features musical works by Tchaikovsky, Strauss II, Saint-Saëns, Bizet, Delibes, and other Romantic era composers, as well as music by Debussy, Ravel, Dukas, and other Impressionist era composers.   A must for your classical CD collection. 

Running Time:  74:16


BOOKS

The Dinosaurs’ Night Before Christmas
By Anne Muecke

Item #:  CRBK01

The dinosaur fossils in the museum come to life (and sing, dance, and eat gingerbread) in this rollicking twist on the classic poem ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.  And with the enclosed CD, children of all ages can enjoy dinosaur-themed Christmas party music, and hear the story read aloud by the Today Show’s Al Roker!


Museum Coffee House

We are pleased to announce the launch of our brand new company at the Summer 2017 NYNOW (Artobjects Booth # 7266).  Museum Coffee House supplies packaged, superior quality coffees to museums stores, and gift and specialty shops.  All of our coffees are FDA certified Organic and Fair Trade.  Our unique designs and packaging, with artistic and cultural images and themes, turns our delicious coffees into appealing products, gifts, and souvenirs.  We also supply bulk coffee for museum cafés and restaurants.