Music for Sunrise


29 Sep 2007, 16:40

I received a lot of really nice feedback on my last mix Music for Stargazing Vol 1. Thanks for all of the nice comments. One listener asked if I could go from night to day and do a sunrise mix. So, per your request, I would like to present: Music for Sunrise.

This mix, like the last, was inspired by the annual trips I take to a lake cottage in northern Wisconsin. Besides putting together music mixes for looking at the night sky I had also, over the years, collected tracks to play in the early mornings. The tracks collected for this sunrise mix are ambient in nature--songs that give a sense of an awakening dawn sky. Most of the tracks also have a Classical Music "sound" to them. I’ve always associated early mornings with Classical Music and that first hot cup of coffee. I also included a few very slow, quiet Classical works in the mix as well. Music for Sunrise was originally inspired by the work of Harold Budd. He is an amazing piano player with a massive body of excellent ambient compositions. The album he did with Brian Eno, Ambient 2: The Plateaux of Mirror, was my first introduction to him many moons ago. If any album evokes “dawn” this beautiful work would be it. So, the next time you awake at dawn, grab a hot cup of joe and play Music for Sunrise. I hope you enjoy it.


1. Deon Rowe - Early Morning Birds (field recording)
2. Olivier Nijs – Cornfield Insects and Birds (field recording)
3. Harold Budd & Brian Eno - First Light
4. John Foxx & Harold Budd - Long Light
5. James Johnson – Remembrance
6. Kit Watkins - Beauty Drifting
7. Patrick O'Hearn - A Lovely Place To Be
8. Aaron Copeland - Appalachian Spring: Andante
9. Rachel's - Egon & Wally Embrace and Say Farewell
10. Michael Hoppé - Martin Tillman - Tim Wheater - Long Ago
11. Erik Satie - Gymnopdie I (Orchestration Debussy)
12. Roger Eno - Days Like This
13. John Didlock – Dawn Chorus (field recording)
14. Vaughan Williams - The Lark Ascending
15. Max Richter - Sunlight
16. Henry Purcell - Sonata for Trumpet & Strings in D Major - Adagio
17. Stars of the Lid - Jon McCafferty - Anchor States - Part I
18. Harold Budd + Ruben Garcia + Daniel Lentz - Somos Tres
19. Roger Eno - Turning
21. Robin Guthrie & Harold Budd - The Memories Returning
22. Helios - Halving the Compass

Downloads (right click, save target as):

MP3 [68:25m] (192k) (96 mb)

Cover Art & Score (624k Zip)

Additional artist links can be found on my main blog site here.


  • TheDoman

    I recently had a trip early on the train, and I found helios to be the only thing on my mp3 player that I could stand so early lol! I will grab this, and give it a go this week cheers

    30 Sep 2007, 17:58
  • nrvnet


    30 Sep 2007, 18:10
  • Deepspace_

    try this: full ambient stargazing album here

    8 Dic 2007, 13:07
  • nrvnet

    Nice stuff Deepspace. I'll see if I can work some of your stuff in to a future mix. Thanks for listening. -Rick

    2 Ene 2008, 2:42
Ver todos (4)
Dejar un comentario. Entra en o regístrate (es gratis).