Music To Study By

<strong>ABC Exclusive</strong> Our relationship with music begins before birth and is hard-wired in the womb - the musicality of the mother&#8217;s voice creates a powerful bond which scientists think is pivotal to the infant&#8217;s survival. As young children we acquire language and numeracy skills best when music is involved: we learn the alphabet in song, our times table to a rhythmic pattern. As we reach our teen years, research shows that our relationship with music is as important to us as our relationship with our friends. Throughout our lifespan, whatever our cultural background, music is right there with us marking every milestone in our life and setting the mood for all occasions. When it comes to studying and learning, music can play a vital role. Listening to music triggers endorphins (natural pain relief) and dopamine (feelings of buoancy, optimism, energy and power), and reduce the stress hormone cortisol. It also affects the heart rate and blood pressure. The result: the calm but alert alpha brain state which is ideal for learning. This 2CD album contains over two hours of music carefully selected to trigger the brain / body responses that will set you up for a productive study session: calmed, soothed and ready to learn. <strong>Track Listing: CD1</strong> 1 JS BACH Oboe Concerto in A major, BWV1055R: I. Allegro 2 VIVALDI The Four Seasons &#8211; Spring: III. Allegro 3 MENDELSSOHN String Quartet No. 3: III. Andante espressivo ma con moto 4 JS BACH Cantata BWV182 &#8216;Welcome, King of Heaven&#8217;: Sonata (Grave, Adagio) 5 WAGENSEIL Trombone Concerto in E-flat major: II. Allegro assai 6 PURCELL Chacony in G minor 7 JC BACH Sinfonia concertante in E-flat: II. Andante 8 MENDELSSOHN Piano Trio No. 1: II. Andante con moto tranquillo 9 PURCELL A New Ground 10 JS BACH Concerto in C minor for violin and oboe: II. Adagio 11 MOZART Kegelstatt Trio: I. Andante 12 JS BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 5: III. Allegro 13 PHILIDOR Suite V in D major: VI. Chaconne 14 BOISMORTIER Trio Sonata in D major, Op. 50 No. 6: II. Allegro <strong>CD2</strong> 1 RODRIGO Concerto de Aranjuez: I. Allegro con spirito 2 MOZART Horn Concerto No. 1: I. Allegro 3 RIETZ Concert Piece for oboe and orchestra, Op. 33: III. Finale (Allegro animato) 4 HANDEL The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba 5 HUMMEL Adagio, Theme and Variations, Op. 102 &#8211; excerpt 6 BOCCHERINI Guitar Quintet No. 4 &#8216;Fandango&#8217;: I. Allegro maestoso 7 JEFFES Music for a Found Harmonium 8-10 JS BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 11 FAURÉ Sicilienne from Pelléas et Mélisande 12 BUFFARDIN Flute Concerto in E minor: II. Andante 13 JS BACH Oboe Concerto in D major, BWV1053R: I. Allegro 14 PURCELL Chacone: Dance for the Chinese Man and Woman from The Fairy Queen

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