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Michael Nyman: On The Fiddle For Cello And Piano: Cello

Book Only | Cello
Composer Michael Nyman
Publisher Chester Music
Instrumentation Cello and Piano

On The Fiddle consists of three pieces derived from scores to three Peter Greenaway films.
The first piece Full Fathom Five, is a version of the Shakespeare song setting made for Prospero's Books (1990).
The second Angelfish Decay, is an arrangement of an arrangement: the music for the speeded up time lapse decaying animal sequences in A Zed And Two Noughts (1985) was written for two violins and a harpsichord. This was subsequently 'reduced' to a violin solo for Zoo Caprices (1986). For On The Fiddle a piano part has been added.
The final piece Miserere Paraphrase, was written for use in The Cook, The Thief, His Wife And Her Lover (1989), and is a transcription of Nyman's setting of the 'Miserere' text (Psalm 51) sung in the film by a boy soprano and mixed chorus.
This version for cello and piano written in 1997. Duration c.15 mins.

Product Type Book Only
Release Date 2002
Pages 15
ISBN 9780711975729
Edition Number CH61478
Catalog No. MUSCH61478
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