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The Essential Michael Nyman Band


Release Date: 01/19/1993 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 436820   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Michael Nyman
Performer:  Michael NymanLinda HirstSarah Leonard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Michael Nyman Band
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 7 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Works on This Recording

1.
The Draughtsman's Contract: An eye for optical theory by Michael Nyman
Performer:  Michael Nyman (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Michael Nyman Band
Period: 20th Century 
2.
The Draughtsman's Contract: The garden is becoming a robe room by Michael Nyman
Performer:  Michael Nyman (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Michael Nyman Band
Period: 20th Century 
3.
Water Dances: Stroking by Michael Nyman
Performer:  Michael Nyman (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Michael Nyman Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Notes: This selection shares a track and timing with "Water Dances:
Synchronising." 
4.
Water Dances: Synchronising by Michael Nyman
Performer:  Michael Nyman (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Michael Nyman Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Notes: This selection shares a track and timing with "Water Dances: Stroking." 
5.
Prospero's Books: Miranda by Michael Nyman
Performer:  Linda Hirst (Mezzo Soprano), Michael Nyman (Piano), Sarah Leonard (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Michael Nyman Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1990; England 
6.
A Zed and Two Noughts: Prawn-Watching by Michael Nyman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Michael Nyman Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1985; England 
7.
A Zed and Two Noughts: Time Lapse by Michael Nyman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Michael Nyman Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1985; England 
8.
Drowning by Numbers: Fish Beach by Michael Nyman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Michael Nyman Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988; England 
9.
Drowning by Numbers: Wheelbarrow Walk by Michael Nyman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Michael Nyman Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988; England 
10.
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover: Miserere Paraphrase by Michael Nyman
Performer:  Sarah Leonard (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Michael Nyman Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1989; England 
11.
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover: Memorial by Michael Nyman
Performer:  Sarah Leonard (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Michael Nyman Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1989; England 
12.
Drowning by Numbers: Not Knowing the Ropes by Michael Nyman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Michael Nyman Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988; England 
13.
The Draughtsman's Contract: Chasing sheep is best left to shepherds by Michael Nyman
Performer:  Michael Nyman (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Michael Nyman Band
Period: 20th Century 

Sound Samples

The Draughtsman's Contract (film score 1982): Chasing Sheep is best left to Shepherds
The Draughtsman's Contract (film score 1982): An eye for optical Theory
The Draughtsman's Contract (film score 1982): The garden is becoming a robe room
A Zed and Two Noughts-Film Score (1985): Prawn-watching
A Zed and Two Noughts-Film Score (1985): Time Lapse
Drowning by Numbers (Film score, 1988): Fish Beach
Drowning by Numbers (Film score, 1988): Wheelbarrow Walk
Drowning by Numbers (Film score, 1988): Knowing the Ropes
The Cook, the Thief, his Wife & her Lover (Film score, 1989): Miserere Paraphrase
The Cook, the Thief, his Wife & her Lover (Film score, 1989): Memorial
Water Dances (film score): Stroking...Synchronising
Prospero's Books (music from the film by Peter Greenaway): Miranda

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