The index to my happiness playlist: fifty happy pieces of music for troubled times
The final chorale of Bach’s St John Passion always lifts my soul, and reminds me of the joy I felt last time I sang it.
Another choice by my son, for both piece and performance, and they’ve sparked off several trains of thought that have made me smile.
This Bach fugue always made me want to skip out of the choir stalls whenever our organist played it as a voluntary.
This has always been one of my favourite settings of the Magnificat and as you can guess from the photo, we had it at our wedding.
My dear friend Jo has suggested this wonderfully happy, laid back music from her other home in Gabon.
A dose of George’s Marvellous Medicine that I love playing with my friend Fiona because it makes us laugh so much.
Beethoven’s first piano concerto has a cheerfully syncopated rhythm that brings a smile to one of my regular readers, and made me happy today.
We went for a longish drive up to Hadrian’s Wall today, so today’s happy tune is one that reminds of childhood car journeys.