“Music is the universal language of mankind.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: celebrating the power of performance to bring us all together

“I've found that no matter what life throws at me, music softens the blow.” ― Bryce W. Anderson In my last post, I wrote about the power of silence, stillness and calm to help us navigate our busy lives. I passionately believe in the importance of finding those moments of peace and quiet for ourselves.…

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…