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Classical Chill: Guitar

Experience ultimate relaxation with Classical Chill.

These albums feature some of the most beautiful and peaceful music ever written, perfect for concentration or relaxation. Be swept away by 500 years of gorgeous, calming music, from Bach to Beyoncé, hand-picked by the team at ABC Classic.

With over two hours of music in each collection, you can hit ‘play’ on the Classical Chill series and float away with the most beautiful music ever written. These albums will put you at ease and help you focus on what’s at hand – whether that’s studying for exams, racing towards a work deadline, or simply curling up on the couch with your favourite book.

Classical Chill: Guitar offers over two hours of acoustic, resonant beauty: from classical favourites to timeless folk tunes, South American flavours to beloved Beatles songs. With a who’s who of Australian guitarists including the Grigoryan Brothers, Tim Kain, Matt Withers, Karin Schaupp andGareth Koch, this album will carry you away with beautiful music.



  1. MYERS Cavatina from The Deer Hunter
  2. LOVELADY Incantation No. 2
  3. BACH Sinfonia from Cantata No. 156
  4. CHARLTON The Beauties of the World
    Are Revealed for the First Time
    from The Rainbow Serpent
  5. KOCH The Unveiled Queen
  6. ORFFAmor volat undique (Love flits everywhere) from Carmina burana
  7. SCHUBERT In Praise of Tears
  8. GREENBAUM Sonata for Guitar:
    II. Elated
  9. TRAD. Wild Mountain Thyme
  10. BACH Cello Suite No. 6: II. Allemande
  11. McLEAN Vincent (Starry, Starry Night)
  12. LENNON–McCARTNEY Yesterday
  13. RACHMANINOFF Vocalise
  14. CHARLTON Reverie
  15. TRAD. Banana Boat Song
  16. ALBÉNIZ Tango
  17. MONTES Preludio de Adios
  18. RODRIGO Concierto de Aranjuez:
    II. Adagio


  1. BACH Cello Suite No. 1:
    I. Prelude
  2. VIVALDI Lute Concerto in D major:
    II. Largo
  3. GRIGORYAN Distance
  4. BREL Chanson des vieux amants
  5. MOZART Divertimento in D major:
  6. BRAHMS Intermezzo, Op. 118 No. 2
  7. DEBUSSY Clair de lune (Moonlight)
  8. PIAZZOLLA Tango Suite: II. Andante
  9. SOR L’Encouragement: I. Cantabile
  10. RIGNEY Two Swings in the Heart-Shaped Garden
  11. TRAD. Slow, Slow, Slow Your Boat
  12. HOUGHTON Drift
  13. TRAD. The Salley Gardens
  14. ISAACS Angel
  15. FALLA Asturiana
  16. FALLA Nana
  17. PONCE Estrellita
  18. BACARISSE Romanza

Artists include:

Slava & Leonard Grigoryan

Ken Murray • Matt Withers • Karin Schaupp

Gareth Koch • Guitar Trek

Music can change lives. For almost 20 years, the Hush Foundation has been working with renowned Australian artists to create music of joy and calm – originally to support children in hospital, and now enjoyed everywhere from concert halls to living rooms. In this latest offering from the Hush series, pianist Tony Gould and guitarist Peter Petrucci present music that can bring optimism even in the toughest times.The Hush Foundation, under the inspirational leadership of physician Professor Catherine Crock AM, transforms the healthcare experience for patients, families and staff through music and the performing arts. It has produced 17 albums, bringing some of Australia’s finest performers and composers together in collaborative partnerships that engage with the lived experience of people in the health system and other stressful environments. Hush albums are played not only in hospitals, but also in aged care, palliative care and childcare facilities to reduce stress and anxiety. Community and international orchestras also play music composed for Hush. In 2014, Hush’s contribution to Australian music was acknowledged with the APRA/AMCOS Award for Excellence.Gathering of Kindness recognises the power of the small acts of kindness and respect that build trust and create a sense of safety and security in difficult and challenging situations. ‘When we ask patients, their families and those working in healthcare “What matters to you?”’ says Professor Crock, ‘the single word at the top of the list is kindness.’Tony Gould and Peter Petrucci wrote the music on this album with the Hush ‘family’ firmly in mind. ‘We hope they serve at least one of music’s purposes in life, and that is to help calm our fellow humans in times when things aren’t going so well. Music can do this superbly. It can also give us joy, can foster kindness and a sense that, ultimately, everything will be all right.’ This latest album has been named after the healthcare events Hush has hosted since 2016. The Gathering of Kindness bring people working in health and aged care together to talk about ways kindness can flourish in their organisations and services. These events are being hosted throughout November at metro, regional and rural healthcare organisations across Victoria, and include live performances of Hush plays and music, healthcare book launches and panels, narrative and a range of self-care workshops, as well as updates on new research being undertaken. Hush is also hosting a ticketed event at KPMG in Melbourne on Thursday 14 November.›Pianist / composer / critic / author / academic / educator Tony Gould has been involved in music in Australia for over half a century. A prolific performer, composer and recording artist across several musical genres of art music, Tony has composed and performed alongside other renowned musicians Australia-wide and internationally. His numerous accolades include membership of the Order of Australia (AM) in recognition of his contribution to music.Peter Petrucci is one of Australia’s leading jazz guitarists, recognised for his virtuosity and lyricism in improvisations and artful compositions. He has released eight albums – the latest, They Know That We Know, in August 2019. Peter has performed locally and internationally supporting distinguished musicians and has appeared at numerous international jazz festivals, in the US, Canada, Germany, Italy, the Melbourne International Jazz Festival and the Wangaratta, Stonnington and Queensland Jazz Festivals. TRACKLISTING 1 All Things Good2 Anthem3 Calm4 Autumn Lullaby5 Quiet6 Spring Town7 It’s Up to You8 A Little Folk Song9 Essence10 Truth and Beauty11 The Softness of Air12 The Smile Peter Petrucci guitar – Tony Gould piano Tks 1-3, 5, 8, 10-12 composed by Tony Gould.Tks 4, 6, 7 and 9 composed by Peter Petrucci.