Concert Suite from Prospero's Books

Michael Nyman (1944)

Concert Suite from Prospero's Books 1994

2(pic)22(bcl)2/2210/pf/str
Duration 
25
Publisher 

1. Prospero's magic
2. Prospero's curse
3. Come unto these yellow sands
4. Cornfield
5. Miranda

The fifth feature film that Peter Greenaway and Michael Nyman produced in 1991, Prospero's Books is a reworking of The Tempest. The score was written for the Michael Nyman Band and made into a suite for chamber orchestra in 1994. The first performance was given by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Ivor Bolton in January 1995.

Performances 
19/20/21.1.95 Glasgow: Scottish Chamber Orchestra/Ivor Bolton
24/25/26.4.03 St Paul, MN, USA: St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
17.6.03 Royal Festival Hall, London: BBC Concert Orchestra/Michael Nyman
22.9.04 Rome, Italy: Rome Sinfonietta/Michael Nyman
9/11.11.04 Brucknerhaus, Linz, Austria: Bruckner Orchester Linz/Elisabeth Fuchs
17.6.11 Melbourne Town Hall, Australia: Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
12.2.13 Douai, France: Le Sinfonietta/Vsevolod Polonsky
7.6.13 Old Billingsgate, London: Philharmonia Orchestra/Christian Kluxen
9.4.14 Basel, Switzerland: Sinfonieorchester Basel/Dennis Russell Davies
2
Flute
2nd doubling piccolo
2
Oboe
2
Clarinet
2nd doubling bass clarinet
2
Bassoon
2
Horn
2
Trumpet
1
Trombone
1
Piano
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