Music Department Recommends: a listening companion on Spotify

As a means of keeping you entertained / amused / company during lockdown, we’re delighted to present the Music Department Recommends playlist on Spotify this week – your essential guide to differing soundworlds during the current climate.

Each day, we’ve been adding a new piece for your listening pleasure, ranging from laid-back jazz to joyful Baroque, contemporary pop, big band swing or classic tunes. At the moment, Stevie Wonder’s ebullient Did I Hear You Say You Love Me is rubbing shoulders with tracks from Billie Eilish and The 1975, a tranquil summer garden-of-sound from Debussy, a track from Miles Davis’ legendary Kind of Blue album, a beautiful piece by Olafur Arnalds and more – today’s recommendation is the lyrical and mesmerising Strange Birds Passing for flute ensemble by John Luther Adams.

Wherever you’re listening, make sure you Follow our growing playlist as we share songs to entertain, relax, move or transport you somewhere new – the Music Department Recommends playlist is here for you!

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