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Life is too short to listen to bad music, and in a time when every day feels like an aural assault of traffic, news bites, media clips, jingles, cliches, and slogans, it’s time to give your ears a treat and bathe them in a great tune.

In that moment before going to bed, when thoughts are still chasing each other around in your head, it’s nice to just simmer everything down with a beautiful piece of music because it would be just plain wrong for you not to treat your senses.

A good friend of all of ours at the MSO said that he loved music because it was a signpost to your soul. That alchemy of listening and letting the music work its magic is what it’s all about.

Here are some of my lullaby favourites...

Rohan de Korte's Music for Falling Asleep

I hope you like the list.


I chose Spiegel im Spiegel because I used to play it for my son when he wouldn’t sleep at night, the piano plays like stars coming out in the night sky and that violin is like an old man’s voice telling you it’s all going to be alright.

Billy Joel’s lullaby is like that too.

Sheku Kanneh-Mason: Komm Sußer Tod

Sheku Kanneh-Mason played the Komm Sußer Tod as his encore when he performed with us (at the Mid-Season Gala) and it was one of those moments of somebody getting close to what heaven must be like.

Beethoven: String Quartet in A Minor & Audrey Hepburn: Moon River

And then there’s the Beethoven hymn from one of his last ever pieces, the string quartet in A minor, where you can’t help but think that he’s saying thank you to god for having been given a pen and the ability to write music.

And Audrey Hepburn, whose performance of Moon River almost didn't make it into the film 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' - this perfectly captures the timelessness and power of music.

Thanks for listening,

Sleep tight!

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