For the final post, it’s the wonderful Mr Handel again, and a piece that’s proved its worth for getting me through tough times.
This is the piece that I used to play as a ritual to make me happy before all my school exams.
As the playlist draws to an end, here’s the boy’s final contribution (yes, more organ music).
Ba da-da da-da da-da, feeling groovy … yes, you’re humming it too now aren’t you.
A deliriously joyful performance by Philippe Jaroussky, Christina Pluhar and her group L’Arpeggiata – you have to make sure you watch past the first 40 seconds…
Some cheerful noise from Shostakovich that once did a great job of dispelling my nerves before I was interviewed on national radio
A quirky little song about living free and not having a care in the world performed by swing jazz band Man Overboard.
Aaron Copland’s Hoedown always sounds like a party that I’d like to be at.