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Relaxing classical music selections

Composers (listed chronologically by life dates)

Stephen of Liège (ca. 850-920)

Josquin Desprez (ca. 1450/1455-1521)

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (ca. 1525-1594)

  • Kyrie from the Pope Marcellus Mass

Gregorio Allegri (ca. 1582-1652)

Remo Giazotto (1910-1998) [after Tomaso Albinoni (1671-1751)]

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

  • Adagio from Keyboard Suite No. 2 in F major, HWV 427
  • Largo from Serse (opera)

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787)

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Fryderyk (Frédéric) Chopin (1810-1849)

Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Alexander Borodin (1833-1887)

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)

  • The Swan from Carnival of the Animals for two pianos and orchestra

Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)

Jules Massenet (1842-1912)

  • Meditation from Thaïs (opera, 1894/1898) for violin and piano

Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)

  • Morning Mood from Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, op. 46 for orchestra

Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)

Engelbert Humperdinck (1854-1921)

Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)

Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909), arr. Leopold Godowsky (1870-1938)

Edward MacDowell (1860-1908)

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

Richard Strauss (1864-1949)

Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)

Erik Satie (1866-1925)

Scott Joplin (1868-1917)

Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912)

Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)

  • Introit from Requiem, op. 9 for solo voices, mixed chorus, orchestra, and organ

Arvo Pärt (b. 1935)

Philip Glass (b. 1937)

Eric Whitacre (b. 1970)

Film music excerpts

John Barry (1933-2011)

Howard Shore (b. 1946)

  • “The Shire” from the soundtrack for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001 motion picture)