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Tunes for a Monday Morning

This morning, music for a quiet, sleepy, overcast day here at the edge of Dartmoor....

Above, "Lachrimae" by the English composer John Dowland (1563-1626), performed by the great English classical guitarist & lutenist Julian Bream.

Below, "Nocturnal, after John Dowland," by the English composer Benjamin Britten (1913-1976), performed by the Scottish classical guitarist Paul Galbraith.


"Cantus, in memoriam for Benjamin Britten" by the extraordinary Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, directed by Edward Gardner.

And last...

Just in case you haven't seen it before: "The Art of Jeanie Tomanek," in which Jeanie's goregous paintings are paired with Arvo Pärt's equally gorgeous music.

Jeanie Tomanek is a contemporary mythic artist who lives and works in Georgia, near Atlanta. The music here is "Spiegel im Spiegel," beautifully performed by Sally Maer on cello and Sally Whitwell on piano, both of them based in Australia.