With the following list of works, night is revealed in its glorious splendor. Let works like Alfred Antonini's Why Reach for the Moon? take you dancing, and allow Richard Addinsell to lead you through the velvet reaches of the unknown with his Dangerous Moonlight concerto. Have Samuel Barber's Night Flight, Op. 19 hold your hand as you reflect, or Eric Whitacre's soothing lyrics in Goodnight Moon sing you to sleep.
This playlist also features works by Howard Swanson, George Antheil, Helen Grime, Ernest Bloch, Yehudi Wyner, Duke Ellington, Manuel de Falla, Bright Sheng, Joan Tower, Zhao Jiping and Edward Elgar.
"And the night shall be filled with music,
and the cares, that infest the day,
Shall fold their tents . . .
and steal silently away."
— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Day is Done