Click here to listen to three Spotify playlists created for the coronavirus lockdown by Robin Surgeoner MBE aka Angry Fish. Or read on for our two Classical music lists, including one which is uniquely suited to people who are very unwell.
In 2018 we teamed up with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO) to launch two uniquely inclusive classical music playlists available to listen to free online via Spotify. ‘Relax and Unwind’ is calming and soothing, while ‘Inside the Human Mind’ is lively and energising. Full track details are below. Both are created by BSO Intern Laura Robertson, and can also be found on the Spotify app by searching for ‘vilify’.
Classical music can be enjoyed by anyone, however impaired or unwell they may be, but all too often, carers and support workers have no time to do anything but switch on the radio. Then, people with reduced levels of consciousness can become distressed by the rapid change of mood, conversations and lyrics they don’t fully understand, and aggressive listeners phoning in. These playlists can be used with confidence by people working with ill and Disabled people, as well as enjoyed by all.
The Planets, Suite for Large Orchestra, Op. 32: II. Venus – The Bringer of Peace by Gustav Holst, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, George Hurst from The Planets and the Cosmos in Classical Music.
Prélude a l’apres-midi d’un faune, L. 86 by Claude Debussy, Peter Lloyd, André Previn, London Symphony Orchestra from Music for Drawing.
Préludes, Book I, L. 117: VIII. La fille aux cheveux de lin by Claude Debussy, Jean-Bernard Pommier from Good Night Classical.
Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Gerald Jarvis/Robert Growcott/Cedric Morgan/Alan Turner/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra/Constantin Silvestri, Constantin Silvestri, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra from Vaughan Williams: Symphonies Nos. 4-6 etc.
I. Prélude by Johann Sebastian Bach, Yo-Yo Ma from Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007/I. Prélude.
Variation 15 (Dunkirk) by Benjamin Wallfisch, Edward Elgar from Dunkirk: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.
Greensleeves by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Philharmonia Orchestra from The Most Relaxing Classical Music In The Universe.
Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46: I. Morning Mood by Edvard Grieg, Paavo Berglund, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra from Classical Music for the Summer.
Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, B. 178 From the New World: II. Largo by Antoninn Dvorak, Carlo Maria Giulini, Philharmonia Orchestra from The Greatest Symphonies of the Romantic Era.
Nocturnes, Op. 9: No. 2, Andante in E-Flat Major by Frederic Chopin, Samson Francois from Music for Drawing.
Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46: III. Anitra’s Dance by Edvard Grieg, Sakari Oramo, City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra from Music for Drawing.
Suite Bergamasque, L. 75: III. Clair de lune by Claude Debussy, Khatia Buniatishvili from Motherland.
Saint-Saens: Carnival of the Animals, R. 125: VII. Aquarium by Camille Saint-Saens, Alexander Armstrong, Vasily Petrenko, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra from Peter and the Wolf.
3 Gymnopedies: Gymnopedie No. 1 by Erik Satie, Klara Kormendi from Satie: Piano Works (Selection).
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: No. 1 In C Major, BWV 846 by Johann Sebastian Bach, Jeno Jando from J.S. Bach : The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1.
Abschiedsserenade: II. Moderato by Valentin Silvestrov, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Kirill Karabits from Karabits: Concertos for Orchestra – Silvestrov: Elegie – Abschiedsserenade.
Dvorak: Silent Woods, Op. 68 No. 5, B. 182 – 2011 – Remaster by Antonin Dvorak, Jacqueline du Pré, Daniel Barenboim, Chicago Symphony Orchestra from Dvorak: Cello Concerto.
Sicilienne, Op. 78 by Gabriel Fauré, Marielle Nordmann, Jean-Pierre Rampal from Music for Flute & Harp.
Short Ride in a Fast Machine by John Adams, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop from Adams: Shaker Loops / Wound Dresser / Short Ride in A Fast Machine.
Firebird Suite – 1919 Version by Igor Stravinsky, Chicago Symphony Orchestra from Fantasia 2000 (An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack).
Equus by Eric Whitacre, London Symphony Orchestra from Water Night.
Also sprach Zarathustra, Op.30, TrV 176: Prelude (Sonnenaufgang) by Richard Strauss, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan from Strauss, R.: Also sprach Zarathustra; Till Eulenspiegel; Don Juan; Salome’s Dance Of The Seven Veils.
Finlandia, Op. 26 by Jean Sibelius, Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Osmo Vanska from The Sound of Sibelius.
Dvorak: Symphony No.9 in E minor ‘From the New World’, Op.95 B178 : III Scherzo – Molto vivace [Poco sostenuto] by Antonin Dvorak, José Serebrier, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra from Dvorak: Symphonies Nos 1 – 9.
Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein, Columbia Symphony Orchestra from Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue & An American in Paris.
The Planets, Suite for Large Orchestra, Op. 32: I. Mars – The Bringer Of War by Gustav Holst, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Chorus, George Hurst from Holst: The Planets and Other Unearthly Music.
Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92: II. Allegretto in A Minor by Ludwig van Beethoven, Orchester Wiener Akademie, Martin Haselback from Beethoven: Symphony 7 & Wellington’s Victory (Resound Collection, Vol. 2).
The Planets, Suite for Large Orchestra, Op. 32: IV. Jupiter – The Bringer Of Jollity by Gustav Holst, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, George Hurst from Holst: The Planets and Other Unearthly Music.
Elgar: Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85: I. Adagio – Moderato by Edward Elgar, Jacqueline du Pré, Sir John Barbirolli, London Symphony Orchestra from Dvorak/Elgar Cello Concertos.
Main Theme From “Schindler’s List” by John Williams, Nicola Benedetti, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Kirill Karabits from The Silver Violin.
Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74 Pathétique: IV. Finale. Adagio lamentoso by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Teodor Currentzis, Musica Aeterna from Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.6.
Adagio for Strings, Op. 11 by Samuel Barber, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Marin Alsop from Barber: Cello Concerto – Medea Suite – Adagio for Strings.
Grand Canyon Suite: I. Sunrise by Ferde Grofé, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Hans-Dieter Baum from The Planets and the Cosmos in Classical Music.
Danse macabre in G Minor, Op. 40 by Camille Saint-Saens, Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Keith Clark from Saint-Saens: Symphony No. 3 / Piano Concerto No. 2.
Symphony No. 2 in G ‘A London Symphony: II. Lento’ by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Andrew Manze, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra from Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 2 ‘A London Symphony’ & Symphony No. 8 in D Minor.
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: Prelude to Act 1 by Richard Wagner, Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker from Tristan Und Isolde.
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO) is a cultural beacon for the South and South West, existing to give people across the region of over 10,000 square miles the opportunity to experience and participate in great art. As one of the UK’s busiest orchestras, the BSO reaches around 5,000 concert-goers per week and is the only UK symphony orchestra not based in a major city. In February 2018, the BSO became the first professional symphony orchestra in the world to have a disabled-led ensemble as a core part of its activities. Created, curated and conducted by James Rose, as part of his Change Makers training placement with the Orchestra, BSO Resound consists of six musicians who play a variety of instruments, from flute and violin to the latest in assistive music technology, the Linnstrument. BSO Resound is a permanent addition to the BSO’s output, promoting diversity within the orchestral music sector and the wider society as a whole, and continuing the BSO’s mission to make music accessible for everyone.
James Rose says: “Together! 2012 CIC have supported my musical development right from the start, and so I have first hand-experience of their passion for supporting people who have disabilities to participate and develop on a musical level.” James was one of the first members of the Together! Music Club, and is now a member of the Together! 2012 Community Advisory Board.