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Golden Slumbers

From Byrd and Vivaldi to Philip Glass and Thelonius Monk, a specially curated mix of non-stop night-time music to bring you Golden Slumbers.

From William Byrd's Midnight to Thelonius Monk's 'Round Midnight (in a version by Bill Evans), a specially curated mix of non-stop nocturnal music and music to slumber to. Including Elgar's Sea Slumber, Truman Sleeps from Philip Glass's film soundtrack, restless Nocturnes from Vivaldi and Vaughan Williams and, finally, John Rutter's dreamy setting of the traditional song Golden Slumbers.

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Music Played

  • Philip Glass

    Truman Sleeps (The Truman Show)

    Performer: Valentina Lisitsa.
    • Decca.
  • Edward Elgar

    Sea Slumber Song (Sea Pictures, Op 37)

    Singer: Janet Baker. Conductor: John Barbirolli. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra.
    • Elgar: Cello Concerto/Sea Pictures: Du Pre/Baker/LSO/Barbirolli.
    • EMI.
    • 5.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in G minor, RV 104, 'La notte'

    Performer: Adrian Chandler. Performer: Katy Bircher. Performer: Peter Whelan. Ensemble: La Serenissima.
    • Vivaldi: The French Connection 2.
    • Avie.
    • 21.
  • Leos Janáček

    On the Overgrown Path: The barn owl has not flown away!

    Performer: Marc-André Hamelin.
    • Schumann: Kinderszenen / Janacek: On the Overgrown Path.
    • Hyperion.
    • 10.
  • John Dowland

    Mr. Dowland's Midnight

    • Nocturnal.
    • BIS.
    • 1901.
  • Thelonious Monk

    Round About Midnight

    Ensemble: Bill Evans Trio.
    • Five Four.
  • Richard Heuberger

    Der Opernball, Op. 40: Midnight Bells (Arr. F. Kreisler for Violin & Piano)

    Performer: Elena Urioste. Performer: Tom Poster. Music Arranger: Fritz Kreisler.
    • Estrellita.
    • BIS.
    • 12.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    A London symphony (Symphony no.2), 3rd movement; Scherzo - nocturne

    Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder.
    • Vaughan Williams: London Symphony/Oboe Concerto: Halle/Elder.
    • Halle.
    • 3.
  • Trad.

    Golden Slumbers

    Music Arranger: John Rutter. Choir: The Cambridge Singers. Conductor: John Rutter.


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