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For a Day in Your Life

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The box set For a Day in Your Life collects four volumes of Decca's classical music lifestyle series -- For a Sunday Morning, For a Lazy Afternoon, For an Evening With Friends, and For Your Dreams -- and provides an entire day's worth of mellow classical music. For a Sunday Morning collects lively yet relaxing compositions, including Grieg's "Morning Mood," Bach's "Sleepers, Awake," and Johann Strauss II's "Morning Newspapers." For a Lazy Afternoon features soothing pieces such as Pachelbel's "Canon in D," Bach's "Largo From Concerto for Two Violins and Orchestra in D Minor," and Corelli's "Adagio- Allegro-Adagio from Concerto Grosso in G Minor." For an Evening With Friends includes both lively, playful pieces such as Mozart's "Serenade No. 13 N G, K525 (Eine Kleine Nacthmusic)" and intimate compositions like Bach's "Suite No. 4 for Lute in E, BWV 1006A." Finally, For Your Dreams features restful, somewhat romantic pieces like Mozart's "Adagio Non Troppo From Flute Concerto in G" and "Romanza (Andante) From Horn Concerto No. 4." Truth be told, the music on each of these volumes is equally lovely and relaxing; each disc is just as appropriate for any of the suggested occasions -- or virtually any occasion, for that matter.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
Peer Gynt Suite for orchestra (or piano or piano, 4 hands) No. 1, Op. 46
1 4:21
Serenade for string orchestra in E major, B. 52 (Op. 22)
2
6:17
3
5:43
Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068
4
Air
5:13
St. Paul's Suite, for strings, Op. 29/2, H. 118
5 3:36
6 8:27
Pelléas et Mélisande, incidental music and suite for orchestra, Op. 80
7
3:56
Cantata No. 140, "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme," BWV 140 (BC A166)
8 5:28
Petite suite (4), for piano, 4 hands (or orchestra), L. 65
9 3:46
Peer Gynt Suite for orchestra (or piano or piano, 4 hands) No. 1, Op. 46
10 3:27
Peter Grimes, opera, Op. 33
11 2:39
English Folk Song Suite, for orchestra (orchestrated by G. Jacob)
12 3:21
13
9:25

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
Canon and gigue, for 3 violins & continuo in D major, T. 337
1 4:35
Concerto for 2 violins, strings & continuo in D minor ("Double"), BWV 1043
2 7:16
Concerto Grosso in G minor ("Christmas Concerto"), Op. 6/8
3
3:03
Cantata No. 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben," BWV 147 (BC A174)
4 3:07
Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067
5 1:25
Water Music Suite No.1 for orchestra in F major, HWV 348
6
Air
3:28
The Fairy Queen, semi-opera, Z. 629
7 1:37
Lute (Chamber) Concerto, for lute (or guitar), 2 violins & continuo in D major, RV 93
8 3:57
Concerto for oboe, strings & continuo in D minor, SF. 935 (often transposed to C minor)
9 4:25
Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622
10 8:12
11 3:29
Divertimento No. 2 for flute, oboe, bassoon, 4 horns & strings in D major, K. 131
12 5:38
Suite for solo cello No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007
13 2:44
Sonata for violin & piano No. 17 in C major, K. 296
14 4:56
Divertimento No. 2 for flute, oboe, bassoon, 4 horns & strings in D major, K. 131
15 3:59
Solomon, oratorio, HWV 67
16 2:57

Track Listing - Disc 4

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (Introduction and 24 Variations), for piano & orchestra in A minor, Op. 43
1
3:06
2 3:45
Flute Concerto No. 1 in G major, K. 313 (K. 285c)
3 8:32
4 2:50
Horn Concerto No. 4 in E flat major, K. 495
5 4:14
Lakmé, opera
6
5:05
7 2:10
Symphony No. 38 in D major ("Prague"), K. 504
8 8:54
Water Music Suite No.3 for orchestra in G major, HWV 350
9 2:57
10 8:48
Concierto de Aranjuez, for guitar & orchestra
11 11:15
Koanga, opera, RT i/4
12 4:07
Romeo and Juliet, fantasy-overture for orchestra in B minor (3 versions)
13 3:17
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