A number of music sessions were held at Hospice Day Therapy Unit by Mr Stephen Mangion, sessions that have been thoroughly enjoyed by all.

During the first session, a brief history of music was given from early Roman/Greek music,through Gregorian Chant, Polyphonic, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, the Modern period.  Each session started with a brief description followed by playing of excerpts from some of the main composers of the period.

Below are the pieces played by Mr Mangion;

The Baroque

S. Bach: Prelude nos. 1 and 9, Fugue no. 2, Italian Concerto (first movement), Inventions nos. 4 and 8, Badinerie

F. Handel: Largo from Xerxes, Sarabande

C.P.E. Bach: Solfeggio

The Classical Period

Muzio Clementi: First movement of Sonatina No. 5

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Sonata in A (first movement), Sonata in C (first and second movements)

Ludwig van Beethoven: First movement from Sonata in C sharp minor (Moonlight), Ode to Joy

The Romantic Period

Robert Schumann: Reverie from Kinderszenen

Franz Schubert: Moments Musicaux No. 3

Frederick Chopin: Preludes Nos. 4 and 15, Waltzes Nos. 9 and 10, Etudes No. 3 (excerpt)

Johannes Brahms: Waltzes Nos. 11 and 15

The Modern (Impressionist) Period

Antonin Dvorak: The New World (Piano adaptation of second movement)

Claude Debussy: Claire de Lune

Maurice Ravel: Pavane pour une Infante Defunte

Modest Moussorgsky – Pictures at an Exhibition: Promenade, The Old Castle