When night is almost done,
And sunrise grows so near
That we can touch the spaces,
It’s time to smooth the hair
And get the dimples ready,
And wonder we could care
For that old faded midnight
That frightened but an hour.
Eric Satie musically encoded these special hours into a mellow and soothing tapestry of sound, with Aaron Copland capturing the unbridled optimism of the new day. While Antonio Vivaldi was principally concerned with your spiritual awakening, Ferde Grofe musically details the first rays of a new sun gently rising over the vast expanse of the Grand Canyon. And once you hear the seductive sounds of Dvořák’s Humoresque, the frightening aspects of the witching hours are nothing but a memory.
Eric Satie: Gymnopedie No. 1, arranged Claude Debussy
Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring, “Andante”
Antonio Vivaldi: Nulla in mundo pax sincera, RV 630
Ferde Grofe: Grand Canyon Suite “Sunrise”
Antonín Dvořák: Humoresque Op. 101 no. 7