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Balancing the books


Having seen my arrangement, Nyman suggested I look at a work he had written for the Swingle Singers, Balancing the books, a wordless vocal-work in eight parts. I arranged this, but we didn’t find an opportunity to perform it until Fretwork was invited to take part in the Minimalism Unwrapped festival at Kings Place in London in 2015.

from notes by Richard Boothby © 2019


Nyman & Purcell: If & other songs
Studio Master: SIGCD586Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 8 on SIGCD586 [9'50] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD586 track 8

Recording date
31 May 2018
Recording venue
St George's Church, Chesterton, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Nicholas Parker
Recording engineer
Andrew Mellor
Hyperion usage
  1. Nyman & Purcell: If & other songs (SIGCD586)
    Disc 1 Track 8
    Release date: March 2019
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