Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Day 16 - Playlist of Classical Music

Playlist of Classical Music

This is not my 'Desert Island Discs' of classical music. I'd be hard pressed to include all of my favourite pieces by the major composers. So this is a list of a few pieces of classical music by composers you may not be familiar with but that have some meaning for me. There's a Spotify link to each piece of music through the title.

If you listen you'll probably notice a preference for contemporary minimalist, early/medieval and English pastoral music. It's pretty easy to join the dots between these styles.

Gyorgy Ligeti Clocks and Clouds

Arvo Part Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten

Gavin Bryars Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet (It'll help if you read the background to this piece here)

Peter Warlock Capriol Suite 

Michael Praetorius Dances From Terpsichore

Thomas Tallis Spem in Alium

Giovanni Pergolasi Stabat Mater

John Tavener The Protecting Veil

George Butterworth The Banks of Green Willow

Terry Riley In C (Not classical but listen to his A Rainbow in Curved Air as well - an extraordinary piece of early electronic music and a huge influence on Brian Eno, Kraftwerk etc.)

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