Tuesday, December 18, 2007

[music] London Symphony Orchestra - Hallelujah Chorus

"Handel's Messiah was first performed in a theatre during Lent in 1742, but the work has since become a staple of Christmas concerts in churches the world over. The whole thing is two and a half hours long, so we chose our favorite bit for this week's free Discovery Download: the Hallelujah chorus, based on excerpts from the Book of Revelation. If you like it, check out the rest of the album, which features a bonus video with excerpts of the live performance at London's Barbican concert hall and an interview with conductor Sir Colin Davis." -- iTunes Store

Genre: Classical

Download for Free!

the fine print: Downloads are usually free for ~1 week after they've been posted. After that, you'll have to pay for them. Sorry! You snooze, you lose.

10 comments:

tim1wheaton said...

it seems to be unavailable from the UK free.
The site clicks across from itunes UK to say US site only then the US site says - not available in the UK

Gloom

Ann said...

Same thing happens in Australia. It goes to the US site and asks you to set up an account, and then .... no sign of the free offer ....

m06orama said...

Same thing from Canada. It asks you to sign in, then tells you that you don't have an account at the US store, then bounces you back to the Canadian store. No free download for you!

supastar k3v said...

If you're having country problems with this, remember that you MUST be in the US store and be logged in with your US account.

You can verify what country you're in by going to the iTunes Store home page, and scrolling down to the very bottom. There should be a spot right above the copyright where it says "My Store" and then the country of the store you're in. Make sure this is "United States".

Luis said...

As usual Macau is not even a place in this world (is it?), how can I believe the download was possible to get?

Rob said...

I'm sure Tim, Ann and m06orama as well as myself know all about availability of songs in US versus the countries in which we live - especially after having waited for so long myself before iTunes actually launched in Australia.
The point is really about misleading advertising. It should state "for US only" and then we wouldn't feel duped. And we also wouldn't be led on a eChase (just made that up!!) with a let-down ending.
I'll just have to ask Santa for it...

m06orama said...
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geeket said...

Amazing!!!!! Goosebumps. Wonderful quality. I have my speakers on high and it is shaking the house. Thank you, iTunes, for this little Christmas gift that fills our home.

ICTHUS said...

I have to agree with ROB - it is quite unethical to advertise in this way it should state just as clearly as the 'you snooze you lose' line that it is only available in the US.
Frustrated -(Oxfordshire)

Anonymous said...

Even though I'm in the US, they force you to create an account, complete with credit card billing info - which then refuses to validate a credit card security code I have sitting right in front of me!! I knew there was a reason I keep deleting iTunes from my computer - proprietary crap! So much for "free download" - this is definitely false and/or misleading advertising - time for a class action lawsuit ?