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Songs and Arias for Soprano and Piano

By Michael Nyman

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Soprano, Piano Accompaniment
Composed by Michael Nyman. Music Sales America. 116 pages. Chester Music #CH66693. Published by Chester Music (HL.14023656).

Item Number: HL.14023656
ISBN 1847726909. 9x12 inches.

Sixteen songs and seven arias for high voice and Piano, composed over a fifteen-year period from 1989 to 2004, with texts in English, French, German and translations from German, Portuguese and Russian. Texts from the Bible, Shakespeare, Mozart, Rimbaud, Fernando Pessoa and Paul Celan and by living writers Roger Pulvers, Kevin Power, Victoria Hardie and Michael Hastings. While the original text-free version of Life's Chaos appeared as part of the musical accompaniment to Dziga Vertov's Man With A Movie Camera, there are songs from three of his film scores: The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover, Prospero's Books and The Diary Of Anne Frank, and from four song cycles: L'Orgie Parisienne, Six Celan Songs, Cycle of Disquietude and Acts Of Beauty. There are arias from two stage operas, Facing Goya and Man and Boy: Dada and a TV opera, Letters, Riddles and Writs.

  • ALLEZ! ON PREVIENDRA LES REFLUX D'INCENDIE (L'ORGIE PARISIENNE) 
  • AS NOSES MOVE (FROM FACING GOYA) 
  • BEFORE YOU CAN SAY COME AND GO (ARIEL SONGS FROM PROSPERO'S BOOK) 
  • COME UNTO THESE YELLOW SANDS (ARIEL SONGS FROM PROSPERO'S BOOK) 
  • ES WAR ERDE IN IHNEN (FROM SIX CELAN SONGS) 
  • FULL FATHOM FIVE (ARIEL SONGS FROM PROSPERO'S BOOK) 
  • HE SANG IN A GENTLE VOICE (FROM CYCLE OF DISQUIETUDE) 
  • I AM AN UNUSUAL THING (FROM LETTERS, RIDDLES AND WRITS) 
  • I'M RIDING ON A TRAM (FROM CYCLE OF DISQUIETUDE) 
  • IF (FROM THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK) 
  • LIFE'S CHAOS (FROM ACTS OF BEAUTY) 
  • MISERERE (FROM THE COOK, THE THIEF, HIS WIFE AND HER LOVER) 
  • MOZART ON MORTALITY 
  • NACHTLICH GESCHURZT (FROM SIX CELAN SONGS) 
  • QUAND TES PIEDS ONT DANSE (L'ORGIE PARISIENNE) 
  • SILENCE EMERGES (FROM CYCLE OF DISQUIETUDE) 
  • THINGS THE ARTIST MUST NOT DO TODAY (FROM MAN AND BOY:DADA) 
  • THIS IS WHAT I FOUND TODAY (FROM MAN AND BOY:DADA) 
  • TORTURED PRISONER (FROM FACING GOYA) 
  • WHERE THE BEE SUCKS (ARIEL SONGS FROM PROSPERO'S BOOK) 
  • WHILE YOU HERE DO SNORING LIE (ARIEL SONGS FROM PROSPERO'S BOOK) 
  • WHY (FROM THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK) 
  • YOU ARE MY SON (FROM FACING GOYA) 

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