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Soundtrack for night

An adventurous, immersive soundtrack for late-night listening, from classical to contemporary and everything in between.

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1 hour, 30 minutes

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Last Wednesday 23:00

Music Played

  • George Frideric Handel

    O Lord, whose mercies numberless (Saul)

    Singer: Iestyn Davies. Ensemble: Arcangelo. Conductor: Jonathan Cohen.
    • Hyperion.
  • Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

    Who I am and why I am where I am

    Performer: Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith.
  • Tomás Luis de Victoria

    O magnum mysterium

    Ensemble: Stile Antico.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Benny Golson

    Whisper Not

    Ensemble: Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers.
    • RCA.
  • Claude Debussy

    'Et la lune descend sur la temple qui fut' from Images set 2 for piano, no.2

    Performer: Arturo Michelangeli.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Richard Rodney Bennett

    Lady Caroline Lamb: 'Caroline'

    Orchestra: New Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Marcus Dods.
    • EMI.
  • Soumik Datta

    Improvisation over Tavener's The Veil of the Temple: Mother of God, here I stand

    Composer: John Tavener. Performer: Soumik Datta. Orchestra: O/Modernt Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Hugo Ticciati.
    • Signum.
  • Jónsi & Alex Somers

    All the big trees

    • Parlophone.
  • Robert Schumann

    2nd Movement from Piano Quintet

    Performer: Marc-André Hamelin. Ensemble: Takács Quartet.
    • Hyperion.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No.1: Blumine

    Orchestra: Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Hannu Lintu.
    • Ondine.
  • Helen Chadwick

    Some Nights

    Singer: Helen Chadwick.
    • Helen Chadwick.
  • Trad.

    Raga Vasantapriya (excerpt)

    Performer: L. Subramaniam.
    • Nimbus.
  • Brian Eno


    Performer: Brian Eno.
    • Island Records.
  • Traditional Danish

    Sonderho Bridal Trilogy, Part III

    Ensemble: Danish String Quartet.
    • DaCapo.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Miroirs: Oiseaux tristes

    Performer: Beatrice Rana.
    • Warner.
  • Benjamin Britten

    A ceremony of carols: Interlude

    Performer: Sioned Williams.
    • Hyperion.
  • Traditional Irish

    She moved through the fair

    Performer: Andreas Scholl. Performer: Edin Karamazov. Performer: Stacey Shames. Music Arranger: Craig Leon.
    • Decca.


Discover the Archive Remix

Discover the Archive Remix

A magical sonic journey conjured from the BBC music archives - perfect for late nights.