Listen: A Little Night Music

Listen: A Little Night Music
As the sun sets each day, somehow, someway we enter the night. This magical time stretches before us to be filled with food, family, bedtime stories, mischief, mistakes, peace, secrets, beauty and love. We find in the night the things we long for during the day.

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

A Little Night Music