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If

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

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

Details

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

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD826 track 24

Artists
ISRC
GB-LLH-19-82624
Duration
4'12
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  1. The Silken Tent (SIGCD826)
    Disc 1 Track 24
    Release date: September 2019
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