A moment of stillness: three pieces for calm and reflection

A simple theme today - peace, calm, tranquility - three pieces to provide a moment of stillness in our busy lives. Firstly, J S Bach's Prelude in C Minor, performed by David Tayler: https://youtu.be/FnpaMm_2QYc   Next, Dum Transisset Sabbatum by John Taverner (1490-1545), sung by the Tallis Scholars: https://youtu.be/pTLx7aL7dIQ   And finally, a beautiful interpretation of Jarabi…

A Merry Classical Christmas

Christmas is a great time of year for music. It's so enjoyable to catch up on the sheer variety and breadth of favourite seasonal tracks, as well as discovering new ones. Here are three aural Christmas decorations to add even more sparkle to your festivities. I was interested to read the BBC's list of 'compelling…