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Music for the darkling hour

A magical sonic journey conjured from the BBC music archives. Subscribe to receive your weekly mix on BBC Sounds.

30 minutes

Music Played

  • Claude Debussy

    Preludes, book 1 (No 1, Danseurs de Delphe)

    Performer: Igor Levit.
  • Richard Reed Parry

    Quartet for Heart and Breath

    Performer: Sarah Neufeld. Performer: Richard Reed Parry. Orchestra: London Contemporary Orchestra.
  • Traditional Galician

    Foliada de Entrimo

    Performer: Virgilio Fernandez.
    • Folkways Records.
  • Dmitry Bortniansky

    Cherubic Hymn no.7 for chorus

    Choir: Eesti Filharmoonia Kammerkoor. Conductor: Paul Hillier.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Radiophonic Workshop


    Ensemble: Radiophonic Workshop.
    • Room 13.

    Be My Neighbour

  • John Luther Adams

    Strange Birds Passing

    Ensemble: NEC Contemporary Ensemble. Conductor: John Heiss.
    • Mode.
  • Swing Set

    In the Night

    Performer: Swing Set.


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