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Mindful Music Moments

Enjoy a short selection from one of our favorite composers, while taking time to breathe, center, and reset for the day, guided by Mindful Music's founder and narrator, Stacy Sims.

"Music," wrote John O'Donohue, the late Irish poet and philosopher, "is what language would love to be if it could." In this strange season, as we contend with isolation, anxiety, life changes and challenges, we're also finding a deeper appreciation of music's power to move us, nourish us, accompany our complex emotions, and connect us to each another.

May also happens to be National Meditation Month — a perfect time, we thought, for WGUC listeners to experience Mindful Music Moments, a Cincinnati-based program that brings a daily dose of classical calm to thousands of school children around the country.

Mindful Music Moment for May 28

Bach: Cello Suite #1: Prelude

"We've had the good fortune to be able to share our Mindful Music Moments school program with families at home, staff and patients in hospitals, and now, WGUC's audiences," Stacy writes. "Our mission is to improve the mental and emotional well-being, connectedness, and effectiveness of all citizens through arts integration, mindfulness, movement and healing-centered practices. There is no better time than the present for us to share this work."

We'll collect all the morning selections and mindfulness prompts here as we go, so you can relive and share the moments, any time.

Upcoming Episodes

May 29: Strauss Thus Spake Zarathustra: Fanfare

Past Episodes

May 4: Bach Little Fugue
May 5: Handel Messiah: Hallelujah Chorus
May 6: Prokofiev Cinderella: Happiness Waltz
May 7: Mozart Abduction from the Seraglio: Overture
May 8: Saint-Saens Aquarium
May 11: Verdi La donna e mobile
May 12: Tchaikovsky Swan Lake: Theme
May 13: Williams Olympic Fanfare
May 14: Puccini Nessun Dorma
May 15: Grieg Morning Mood
May 18: Wagner Ride of the Valkyries
May 19: Satie Gymnopedie #1
May 20: Saint-Saens Elephant
May 21: Rimsky-Korsakov Flight of the Bumblebee
May 22: Copland Fanfare for the Common Man
May 25: Sousa Stars and Stripes Forever
May 26: Gershwin Summertime
May 27: Grieg Peer Gynt: Hall of the Mountain King
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