ORYX 506

BAROQUE MUSIC FOR CONTEMPLATION

A very special disc created for study, relaxation or meditation.
On this disc we have assembled three programs or groups of pieces.
Each group consists of approximately 20 minutes' adagio movements, and terminates with a faster, more lively movement.

Use this CD for superlearning,
for meditation, contemplation, relieving stress,
or simply as enjoyable, relaxing listening.

The purpose of this compilation is to induce a state of relaxation, wherein stress is relieved, and the brain is in state receptive to contemplation and learning.

Researchers have found that certain music types ease the brainwaves into the relaxed 'alpha state' that is ideal for Superlearning. One form of this superlearning music is the adagio movements of may baroque composers.

The adagio movements are around 40 to 60 beats per minute. In many string concertos and other works, the adagio movements often encapsulate the quintessential thematic and emotional material. However it is their 40-60 beats per minute and slow rhythm that slow body and mind functions and allow an alpha state of mind. This enables one to excel in retention and recall of materials presented in 20 minute intervals. It is also great for relieving stress.

Total Time: 73:49

Group A

1  JS Bach Suite 3 BWV 1068: Air
2  Vivaldi Guitar Concerto: Largo
3  JS Bach Clavier Concerto BWV 1056: Largo
4   Albinoni Oboe Concerto Opus 9/11: Largo
5  Handel Water Music, Suite 1: Air
6  Vivaldi Four Seasons, Winter: Adagio
7  Wassenaer Concerto 4: Adagio-Allegro

Group B

8  JS Bach 3-Clavier Concerto BWV 1064 flute/violin version: Andante
9  Wassenaer Concerto 3: Andante
10  Handel Oboe Concerto 2: Andante
11  Boyce Concerto Grosso in b: 4th movement
12  Geminiani Concerto 9: Largo
13  Albinoni Sonata (Symphony) Op 2/5: Adagio
14  Alessandro Scarlatti Concerto 4: Allegro

Group C

15  JS Bach Sonata for Harpsichord & Violin BWV 18: mvt 3
16  Corelli Concerto Grosso Op 6/12: 3rd movement
17  JS Bach Clavier Concerto BWV 1058: Adagio
18  Handel Oboe Concerto 1: Adagio
19  Corelli Concerto Grosso Op 6/1: 3rd movement
20  Alessandro Scarlatti Sinfonia 12: Adagio-Allegro

MUSIC SAMPLES

4   Albinoni Oboe Concerto Opus 9/11: Largo
7  Wassenaer Concerto 4: Adagio
10  Handel Oboe Concerto 2: Andante
13  Albinoni Sonata (Symphony) Op 2/5: Adagio

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Some wonderful music
for quiet moments, enjoyable, peaceful.

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