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Hi All, I've been listening to music to take my mind off things. I wake up in the early hours going over and over things and I realise I need to break the cycle. I've tried a bit of classical music and its been ok but Its a genre of music that I know little about. Can anyone recommend some relaxing music that I can listen to? Do any of you have a favourite tune that helps you to relax? I will try almost everything although perhaps not heavy metal at 4 in the morning! Thanks x

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    Hi Jenny

    I listen to music in the night too, soemtimes on my radio, but the talking between tracks, and ads on Classic FM can wake me up.  Soemtimes i connect my iPod to the hifi and listen to classical.  The most relaxing music for me is that which stays at approximately one volume without great crescendos and is gentl.  Fitting this definition my favouriote classical composers are from the Renaissance: Palestrina and Josquin, also Ockeghem and Byrd..  I also have soem natural sounds cds, the type with a tinkling stream, birdsong, summer meadow, you'll get the idea.  If you can't download them Amazon are bound to be able to help, and if you want to know what a composer sounds like before you buy, there is always YouTube.


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    One beautiful piece of music I find really relaxing is Dedicated to Children of Nature by Marth.  I originally found it on youtube and downloaded it and it's just SO good at calming me down.
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    Yes, Enya definitely, very calming and they have done sevaral abums.  And Adiemus, another calming band with sevarl albums suitable for late at night. Ans Sade, she's a talented Anglo/Nigerian singer, calming and soulful, but get her early albums.  Another singer songwriter I listen to at night is Suzanne Vega, especially the ones from the late 80s and early 90s


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