Soothing Music for Your Young Child

It’s never to early to introduce a child to great classical music. Try playing some of these soothing favorites at naptime or bedtime.

Bach, Johann Sebastian
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring BWV 147
Chorale Prelude BWV 645 “Wachet Auf”

Beethoven, Ludwig van
Für Elise
Piano Sonata in c# minor, Op. 27, No. 2 “Moonlight:” Adagio sostenuto

Brahms, Johannes

Chopin, Frederic
Prelude in Db Major, Op. 28 No. 15 “Raindrop”

Debussy, Claude
Prelude Book 1, No 8 “La Fille Aux Cheveux de Lin” (Girl With the Flaxen Hair)

Grieg, Edvard
Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46: Morning Mood

Handel, George Frederick
Concerto for Harp in Bb Major, Op. 4 No. 6: Andante allego

Humperdinck, Engelbert
Hansel and Gretel: “Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep”

Massenet, Jules
Thaïs: Meditation

Mendelssohn, Felix
Concerto for Violin in e minor, Op. 64: Andante

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Concerto for Flute and Harp in C Major, K.299: Andantino
Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K.467: Andante

Pachelbel, Johann
Canon in D Major

Rachmaninoff, Sergei
Concerto for Piano in c minor, Op. 18 No. 2: Adagio

Saint-Saëns, Camille
Carnival of the Animals: No. 13, “The Swan”

Schubert, Franz
Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 114 “The Trout:” Andantino

Tchaikovsky, Piotr
Sleeping Beauty: Waltz

Vaughan Williams, Ralph
Fantasia on Greensleeves

Vivaldi, Antonio
The Four Seasons “Winter:” Largo

Waldteufel, Emily
Skater’s Waltz