World's Largest Sheet Music Selection


Out Of The Ruins

By Michael Nyman

Be the first! Write a Review

SATB Choir and Organ
Composed by Michael Nyman. Music Sales America. Classical. Book [Softcover]. Composed 1993. 26 pages. Chester Music #MUSCH60272. Published by Chester Music (HL.14023662).

Item Number: HL.14023662

ISBN 9780711930056. 9x12 inches.

Out of the Ruins touches on Gregorian chant and sacred music of the Baroque. This is a slowly evolving requiem that draws on Armenian traditions with no hint of Nyman's signature propulsive rhythms.Some of the music can be heard in different form in Nyman's third Quartet and the soundtrack for Carrington. In 1988, Armenia suffered a devastating earthquake in which caused widespread destruction and killed more than25,000 people. BBC director Agnieszka Piotrowska asked Michael Nyman to write a work to accompany a documentary she was making for the first anniversary, and offered text from 10th century poet Grigor Narekatsi's Book ofLamentations.

Nyman is a contemporary British composer of richly layered, modular minimalist pieces, often incorporating period instruments or instrumentation outside the normal Orchestral offerings. He isparticularly well known for his film scores, including The Piano, The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover, Prospero's Books and The Claim, among many others. His work is widely performed and recorded.

Priority Direct Import titles are specialty titles that are not generally offered for sale by US based retailers. These items must be obtained from our overseas suppliers. When you order a Priority Direct Import title, our overseas warehouse will ship it to you directly at the time of order, typically within one business day. However, the shipment time will be slower than items shipped from our US warehouse. It may take up to 2-3 weeks to get to you.

See Similar Sheet Music and Digital Downloads

Close X

By signing up you consent with the terms in our Privacy Policy

I am a music teacher.