Today on Radio Riel, in the run-up to Thanksgiving in the US and with Winter approaching (indeed, it’s already arrived in some parts of the United States as the Jetstream waves about as it is increasingly wont to do), we present a programme of music evoking the countryside and rural life.
Mainly, but not exclusively, classical in nature, we’ll hear music like Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony and the beautiful but lesser known Symphony No 3, “Pastoral”, from Vaughan Williams. There’s The Lark Ascending and many other beautiful relaxing classics – and some lighter orchestral pieces like Ketelbey’s In A Lover’s Garden Suite.
In addition, you’ll hear some relaxing ‘smooth jazz’ and New Age pieces, again with a country air.
Relax with us today and enjoy the varied sounds of the countryside.
Today’s programme is presented by Elrik Merlin. If you are in the United States or Canada, please click here to launch the Stream Licensing player. To listen from outside North America, click here to start your player .
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The image is of a winter landscape at Offley, by Richard Thomas