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If: Michael Nyman, Henry Purcell

Iestyn Davies, Fretwork

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No Time in Eternity  
1
I. To Music (I)
Michael Nyman; Iestyn Davies; Fretwork
2:14
2
II. No Time in Eternity
Michael Nyman; Iestyn Davies; Fretwork
0:49
3
III. Fortune
Michael Nyman; Iestyn Davies; Fretwork
1:02
4
IV. The Definition of Beauty
Michael Nyman; Iestyn Davies; Fretwork
0:54
5
V. Things Mortal Still Mutable
Michael Nyman; Iestyn Davies; Fretwork
1:25
6
VI. The Watch
Michael Nyman; Iestyn Davies; Fretwork
1:57
7
VII. To Music (II)
Michael Nyman; Iestyn Davies; Fretwork
2:29
8
Balancing the Books (arr. Richard Boothby)
Michael Nyman; Fretwork
9:49
The Diary of Anne Frank (arr. Richard Boothby)  
9
If
Michael Nyman; Iestyn Davies; Fretwork
3:31
10
Why
Michael Nyman; Iestyn Davies; Fretwork
4:19
Oedipus, Z.583 (arr. Richard Boothby)  
11
II. Music for a While
Henry Purcell; Iestyn Davies; Fretwork
3:52
12
Music After a While
Michael Nyman; Fretwork
11:51
13
Evening Hymn, Z.193 (arr. Silas Wolston)
Henry Purcell; Iestyn Davies; Fretwork
4:51
14
The Self-Laudatory Hymn of Inanna and her Omnipotence
Michael Nyman; Iestyn Davies; Fretwork
13:17
15
O Solitude, my Sweetest Choice, Z.406 (arr. Richard Boothby)
Henry Purcell; Iestyn Davies; Fretwork
5:20
Total Playing Time    67:40
When Michael Nyman started reinventing the English baroque back in the 1980s, one critic described the result as “pump-action Purcell.” This recording combines these two singular musical styles through the stunning voice of countertenor Iestyn Davies and viol consort Fretwork, serving as the bridge across three centuries. The programme combines bold harmonies, wondrous inventions, and melodies that will haunt your dreams – whether from the 17th century or the 21st.

Recorded following a concert tour of the programme, the album includes the premiere recording of a new commission from Michael Nyman, Music after a While – based upon Purcell’s song, or more particularly upon its strikingly original bass-line, with its insidious rising chromatics.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Signum Records Studio Masters

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