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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!

Dance Orchestra at Summer Music Week: playlist on Spotify

Continuing with the jazz thread running through Summer Music Week next month, the new University Dance Orchestra brings the spirit of the 1930s to the Colyer-Fergusson Hall on Wednesday 11 June;  to that end, Captain Murgatroyd has risen from the trombone section to create a Spotify playlist of tunes that we’ll be playing, to get you in the mood (d’you see what I did, there…)


tomfooleryBring your dancing-shoes to the event; period costume optional, but highly recommended! It should be a great occasion; get the date in your diaries now…