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Music after a while


In 2017 Fretwork commissioned Michael Nyman (with funds generously donated by Mark Reed) to write a new instrumental work for them, and he responded with Music after a while, which is based upon Purcell’s song, or more particularly upon its strikingly original bass-line, with its insidious rising chromatics. It was premiered in Milton Court, in London’s Barbican Centre in May 2018.

from notes by Richard Boothby © 2019


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


Track 12 on SIGCD586 [11'51] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD586 track 12

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 12
    Release date: March 2019
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