Music for the Piano Volume II (Music of the Sayyids and the Dervishes). Composed by Georges Ivanovich Gurdjieff and Thomas De Hartmann. Arranged by Charles Ketcham, Laurence Rosenthal, and Linda Daniel-Spitz. For Piano (Piano). Schott. 152 pages. Schott Music #ED7842. Published by Schott Music (HL.49007570).
Gurdjieff, born in Kaukasus at the boundary between Armenia and Turkey, developed a philosophical apprenticeship that melds the esoteric knowledge of the East and the scientific thinking of the West. As he traveled many years through Asia and the East, he gathered and recorded melody and ritual dances. His friend and student Thomas de Hartmann processed these to piano pieces.