Prospero's Books

Soundtrack

This was the last of the collaborations between director Peter Greenaway and composer Michael Nyman. Most of the film's music cues, (excepting Ariel's songs and the Masque) are from an earlier concert, La Traversée de Paris and the score from A Zed & Two Noughts. The soundtrack album is Nyman's sixteenth release.

Track listing

  • 1. Full fathom five 1.58
  • 2. Prospero's curse 2.38
  • 3. While you here do snoring lie* 1.06
  • 4. Prospero's Magic 5.11
  • 5. Miranda 3.54
  • 6. Twelve years since 2.45
  • 7. Come unto these yellow sands* 3.44
  • 8. History of Sycorax 3.25
  • 9. Come and go* 1.16
  • 10.Cornfield 6.26
  • 11.Where the bee sucks* 4.48
  • 12.Caliban's pit 2.56
  • 13.Reconciliation 2.31
  • 14.THE MASQUE+ 12.12

Performers

  • Sarah Leonard, Ariel*
  • Marie Angel, Iris+
  • Ute Lemper, Ceres+
  • Deborah Conway, Juno+

Michael Nyman Band

  • Alexander Balanescu, violin
  • Jonathan Carney, violin, viola
  • Elisabeth Perry, violin
  • Clare Connors, violin
  • Kate Musker, viola
  • Tony Hinnigan, cello
  • Justin Pearson, cello
  • Paul Morgan, double bass
  • Tim Amhurst, double bass
  • Lynda Houghton, double bass
  • Martin Elliott, bass guitar
  • David Rix, clarinet, bass clarinet
  • John Harle, soprano & alto saxophone
  • David Roach, soprano & alto axophone
  • Jamie Talbot, soprano & alto saxophone
  • Andrew Findon, tenor & baritone saxophone, piccolo, flute
  • Graham Ashton, trumpet
  • Richard Clews, horn
  • Marjorie Dunn, horn
  • Nigel Barr, bass trombone
  • Steve Saunders, bass trombone
  • Michael Nyman, piano & musical direction

Technical

  • Produced by David Cunningham
  • Engineer: Michael J. Dutton
  • Assistant engineer: Dillon Gallagher (PRT), Chris Brown (Abbey Road Studios)
  • Mixed by Michael J. Dutton, Michael Nyman, and David Cunningham at PRT Studios and Abbey Road Studios
  • Edited at Abbey Road Studios by Peter Mew
  • Art Direction: Ann Bradbeer
  • Photography: Marc Guillamot
  • Design: Creative Partnership
  • Artist representative: Don Mousseau

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