To help get me into bedtime mode I usually listen to Loreena McKennitt, lately through An Ancient Muse. In general her music is gorgeous, but this album tends to be more calming than some of her others. Me thinks this bard needs to come through Montreal again, it’s been a couple years.
A friend introduced me to McKennitt’s music in ’97 with “the Mummer’s Dance” and “Stolen Child”, which have remained favorites. The latter’s lyrics are from Yeat’s poem of the same name.
Other sleepy soundtracks of mine include Anthony Stewart Head’s Music for Elevators, Gregorian chant, Vive Voce’s album of Pierra de la Rue’s Magnifcats and Salve Reginas, and rain and the ocean.
What other sleepy time tunes do folks listen to?