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Old 07-21-2011, 02:38 AM   #1
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Question Names of free songs that came with Windows XP?


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I remember a number of years back when I was using Windows XP, there were free songs on it.
Can someone tell me the titles. I remember there was one from Beethoven, another from Talking Heads and a jazz number titled something like 'highway...'?
 
Old 07-21-2011, 02:46 AM   #2
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Yeah, remember those--never listened, though. This "Yahoo answer" seems to suggest that the tracks were Beethoven's 9th Symphony, Highway blues, and Like humans do.

I very much doubt the tracks are "free." Microsoft has surely paid for being able to distribute them, and you paid for them when (if) you paid for Windows.
 
Old 07-21-2011, 05:59 AM   #3
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Hi.

I remember a number of years back when I was using Windows XP, there were free songs on it.
Can someone tell me the titles. I remember there was one from Beethoven, another from Talking Heads and a jazz number titled something like 'highway...'?
New Stories (Highway Blues), Beethoven Symphony #9 (Scherzo). I think I saw an extra song on another machine, though.

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I very much doubt the tracks are "free."
Beethoven's music should be free to perform/print/redistribute, but the recording of actual performance probably isn't free (I'm not very familiar with performance rights).
 
Old 07-21-2011, 01:41 PM   #4
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Cheers b0uncer & SigTerm. Thats them alright.
 
Old 07-25-2011, 04:04 AM   #5
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Beethoven's music should be free to perform/print/redistribute, but the recording of actual performance probably isn't free (I'm not very familiar with performance rights).
Me neither--but I meant "as a whole," the songs that come along the OS as samples aren't completely free. I guess one is more or less free to whistle them, but I doubt if one is free to share the audio files over the web.
 
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New Stories (Highway Blues), Beethoven Symphony #9 (Scherzo). I think I saw an extra song on another machine, though.
The 'extra' track would have been David Byrne- Like Humans Do. IIRC its on not on XP SP2 and SP3 versions.
 
  


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