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If

composer
written for Seiya Araki's animated film 'The Diary of Anne Frank'
arranger
author of text

 
Some time during the 2000s, I came across Nyman’s song If, scored for piano and strings and thought it could work for viols—I made an arrangement and sent it to the composer, who approved. The calm simplicity of the harmonic pattern and melody makes for a compelling work, which expresses the child-like naïveté of the text. It was written, together with Why, to texts by Roger Pulvers as part of an animated film by Seiya Araki, The Diary of Anne Frank.

from notes by Richard Boothby © 2019

Recordings

The Silken Tent
SIGCD826Download only
Emilia
SIGCD141Download only
Nyman & Purcell: If & other songs
Studio Master: SIGCD586Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Details

Track 24 on SIGCD826 [4'12] Download only
Track 5 on SIGCD141 [4'37] Download only
Track 9 on SIGCD586 [3'32] Download only

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