- 1 Track 1 Start
- 2 Sequence (für Blockflöte und Glockenspiel) Start
- 3 Track 3 Start
- 4 Time song (für Countertenor, Blockflöte und Violoncello) Start
- 5 Track 5 Start
- 6 Tota pulchra es (für Sopran, Countertenor, Blockflöte, Violoncello und Orgel) Start
- 7 Track 7 Start
- 8 The song of the turtle dove (für Countertenor, Blockflöte und Violoncello) Start
- 9 Quam pulchra es (für Sopran, Blockflöte, Violoncello und Orgel) Start
- 10 Track 10 Start
- 11 Alleluia (für Sopran, Blockflöte, Cembalo und Schlagzeug) Start
- 12 Track 12 Start
- 13 Music for a pied piper (für Countertenor, Blockflöte, Violoncello, Orgel und Cembalo) Start
- 14 Track 14 Start
- 15 Verses in Memoriam David Munrow (für Countertenor, Blockflöte, Violoncello, Cembalo und Glockenspiel) Start
- 16 Track 16 Start
- 17 En Attendant (für Countertenor, Blockflöte, Violoncello, Orgel und Glockenspiel) Start
- 18 Track 18 Start
- 19 Kyrie tropes (für Sopran, Countertenor, Blockflöte, Violoncello, Orgel und Schlagzeug) Start
- 20 Track 20 Start
- 21 Munrow's muse (für Sopran, Countertenor, Blockflöte, Violoncello, Klavier, Cembalo und Glockenspiel)
Gig of a lifetime: Michael Nyman
Composer Michael Nyman on Musica Reservata, Festival Hall, early 1970s
I was besotted with this group, and went to review them for The Spectator. They were performing motets by the early 17th century German composer Michael Praetorius, who is usually known for a bunch of poppy dance arrangements called Terpsichore. These, by contrast, were massive choral, orchestral works.. just thrilling.
Musica Reservata were so different from other early musicians at the time. They were conducted by John Beckett, Samuel Beckett's cousin and run by a brilliant Irish self-trained musician called Michael Morrow. He was a rough bear of a man with a huge walrus moustache far from most clean-cut, Oxbridge, polite classical musicians.
I tried to put across my visceral excitement in my review. It was a sheer, bloody-minded shock to the system to find that early music could have the same kind of vitality and heavy-duty effect on your musical senses as Stravinsky, Stockhausen or Steve Reich. Laura Barnett
'Nyman Brass' is released on MN Records on Sept 18.
PS. I am great fan of Michael Nymans work, and the related films he worked for notably The Piano, and my favourite film of all time PROSPEROS BOOKS.....