Please nominate, as a Comment below, a piece of music (or more than one if you wish, of any genre or style, as fun or as serious as you like) that you feel is appropriate to this pandemic period – whether for titular or narrative reasons, or through the sheer nature of the music itself, because it resonates with our predicament, or offers therapy or escape, or is a beacon of what a creator can say through great music.

My contribution (please read on) is intended as light-hearted, no more than responding to a name – i.e. given we are currently required to wear face-coverings in many circumstances, I thought of Roger Sessions’s score for The Black Maskers (1923; Suite 1928), but a click away, below, as recorded in this instance by Walter Hendl and the American Recording Society Orchestra, 1952: worth a listen on its own terms anyway.