Happiness Playlist Index

When my musical world ground to a halt because of coronavirus, (about a week before the announcement of full lockdown), I decided to console myself by posting a piece of music every day that makes me happy. Friends and family chipped in with ideas too, and I’ve been thrilled at how many people have told me they’ve been following it. As time wore on, I realised that I wouldn’t be able to keep it up forever, so I decided to stop at fifty, and hopefully that will give me and others plenty to dip back into in emergencies. So here, ordered by composer, is the happiness playlist index, with links to each post. Stay happy, stay safe and enjoy the music.

J.S. Bach
Brandenburg Concerto No.2 
Fugue in G minor BWV 578
Ach Herr lass dein lieb Engelein
Kron und Prei gekrönter Damen

Beethoven
Piano concerto No. 1, final movement
Beethoven Symphony No.7 Movt 4

Boëllmann
Menuet from Suite Gothique

Brahms
Rondo alla zingarese
Horn trio, movt.1

Bruckner
Symphony No.7 Scherzo

Chopin
Nocturne Op.9 No.2

Copland
Hoedown from Rodeo

Dvořák
Slavonic Dance Op.46 No.8

Elgar
Serenade for Strings

Elisa Rodrigues
Chega de Saudade

Gershwin
Summertime (Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong)

Gilbert and Sullivan
Dance a Cachucha

Handel
Coronation Anthem: Zadok the Priest
Let the bright Seraphim
Dopo Notte
Coronation Anthem: The King Shall Rejoice

Howells
The House of the Mind
Collegium Regale Magnificat

Joni Mitchell
Morning Morgantown

Julian Anderson
Bright Morning Star

Khachaturian
Masquerade Waltz

Man Overboard
The Old Man of the Mountain

Monteverdi
Ohime ch’io cado

Mozart
Fin ch’han dal vino

Palestrina
Laudate Pueri

Piazolla
Libertango

Pierre Akendengué
La Couleur de l’Afrique de Ma Chanson

Pitoni
Cantate Domino 

Rachmaninov
Elegie Op.3 No. 1
Hymn of the Resurrection

Ravel
Apothéose: Le jardin féerique
Le Tombeau de Couperin – Forlane 

Saint-Saëns
Aquarium

Shostakovich
Festive Overture

Sibelius
Symphony No. 2 finale

Simon and Garfunkel
59th Street Bridge Song

Stanford
Magnificat in C 

Stravinsky
The Owl and the Pussy Cat

Tchaikovsky
1812 Overture
Violin Concerto
Capriccio Italien

Telemann
Concerto for Flute and recorder fourth movement

The Smiths
This Charming Man

The Waterboys
The Raggle Taggle Gypsy

Vierne
Symphony No.1 Final