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Nyman, Michael String Quartet No 3 (for string orchestra)

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Michael Nyman STRING QUARTET No. 3 (1990) Arranged by the composer for String Orchestra (2003)

Score

CHESTER MUSIC


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Composer’s Note In the summer of 1989 I composed a choral work, Out of the Ruins, for Agnieszka Piotrowska’s BBC2 documentary which dealt with the physical and emotional responses of some of the inhabitants of Leninakhan to the earthquake which devastated Armenia the previous December. When he heard the recording of the work that I made with the Holy Echmiadzin Chorus under the fervent conducting of Khoren Meykhanejian, Alex Balanescu suggested turning Out of the Ruins into a string quartet. There seemed no reason or opportunity to do this until I felt the need to add to the intensity of my experiences in Armenia the no less profound experience of witnessing the images of the Romanian revolution on television during the latter part of December 1989. Just as the structure of my Third String Quartet (1990) may connect it with the First, so they also share a debt to Thurston Dart (my professor at King’s College, London, between 1961 and 1965). It was Dart who had the inspiration to send me to Romania in 1965, ostensibly to study folk music. The volumes of transcriptions that I brought back with me had remained unopened until, with this proposed ‘celebratory’ string quartet (though at the time it was difficult to know quite what to celebrate in postrevolutionary Romania), an occasion arose where I could use this material in what seemed to me was a non-exploitative manner. The compositional procedure was as follows: to take Out of the Ruins as a template on which the Romanian vocal or instrumental music would be superimposed, quite often stretched into new intervallic shapes through the demands of the completely pre-formed harmonic structure.

The composer made this arrangement of the Third String Quartet for string orchestra in March 2003. The first performance was given by the Eos Orchestra, New York, conducted by Ken Selden in the Concert Hall, Ethical Cultural Society, New York City on 24 April 2003.

Duration: c.15 minutes Conductor’s score and string parts are available on hire from the Publishers

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STRING QUARTET No. 3 arranged for string orchestra by the composer MICHAEL NYMAN (1990/2003) = c.40 Violin 1

Violin 2

Viola

Cello

Bass

,

3

5

div. sul tasto - senza vib.

cantabile sostenuto sul tasto - senza vib.

legato

quasi soli

sul tasto - senza vib.

Š Copyright 2003 Michael Nyman Limited / Chester Music Limited

10/01/06


5 poco vib.

8

poco vib.

poco vib.

11

3

14

A

con vib. (sempre sul tasto)

con vib. (sempre sul tasto)

pesante con vib. (sempre sul tasto)


6

pochiss. pi첫 mosso

= c.48

div. nat.

16

div. nat.

non solo

nat.

sim. nat. cresc.

marc.

18

pesante

20


7 22

, a tempo

sul D, sempre sul tasto

sul tasto

sul G, sempre sul tasto

sul tasto

24

, B pi첫 mosso

= c.64

div.

marc. e cantabile, legato

marc.

marc.

marc.

marc.

26


8 28

non div.

=

pesante e molto marc. (ruvido) div.

cant.

marc. div.

31

34

=


9 37

=

legato e cantabile

solo

marc. e cant.

39

sim.

41


10 =

43

45

=

pesante come sopra

marc.

49

=


11 53

=

legato e cantabile

marc.

55

sim.

57

div. (quasi soli)

cant. non solo


12 =

59

61

=

come sopra div.

=

65

unis.


13

69

=

rit.

3

3

dim.

dim.

dim.

dim.

dim.

C meno mosso

= c.40

div.

73

sospirando

gliss.

gliss.

div.

div.

marc. e cant. solo, con rubato

6

6

6

6

cantando

(

)

(

)

(

)

,

75

gliss.

ad lib. (con molto rubato)

3


14 77

gliss.

molto cant.

3

,

79

gliss.

gliss.

ad lib.

3

82

gliss. div.

3 6

6

6


15

,

84

gliss.

6

6

6

3

non trem.

86

gliss. non trem.

6

pi첫 mosso = c.96 88

cant.

div.

cant.

unis.

(non solo)

6

non trem.


16 90

92

unis.

div. cant.

94


17 div.

96

6

unis.

6

6

6

D Tempo primo, ma poco pi첫 mosso

allarg.

= c.46

98

div.

6

6

6

6

legato e marcato quasi soli

div.

pizz.

101


18 103

105

poco allarg. 107

, poco meno mosso sul G, sul tasto

sub. sul tasto, non solo

sub. sul tasto sub. sul tasto

sub. sul tasto

sub.

= c.40


19

a tempo 110

sul D

div. nat.

nat.

nat. pesante nat.

nat.

(pizz.)

,

113

div.

solo

115

sim.


20

poco meno mosso

117

cresc. div.

cresc. non solo div. 3

cresc.

3

cresc.

marc.

cresc.

marc.

cresc.

marc.

119

allarg.

121

unis.

arco


21

= 44 solo

E 123

sim.

3

div.

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

quasi soli

sim.

legato

quasi solo div.

3

126

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

non solo

129

3

3

quasi solo

3

3

3

3

3

3

sub.

non solo

3

3


22 132

3

135

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

cresc.

cresc.

cresc.

cresc.

sempre solo norm.

F 138

con energia

3

3

* div.

div.

div.*

*

* In bars 138-146

is to be played unequally: approximately

3

3:2

3


23 140

5:4

3

*

accel. tutti 143

cresc.

cresc.

cresc.

cresc.

cresc.

* 145

* as previous page

3:2

3


24

G pi첫 mosso

= 126-132

147

marc.

marc.

marc.

marc.

marc.

149

151

quasi soli

molto marc. e cant.


25 153

155

157


26 159

161

163


27

H Tempo primo ma poco meno mosso 165

(

sempre)

div.

(

sempre)

div.

(

sempre)

div.

(

sempre)

(

sempre)

167

div. 169

,


28

rit.

,

172

cresc.

cresc.

cresc.

cresc.

cresc.

poco meno mosso 175

sul tasto

sub. sul tasto

sub. sul tasto

sub. sul tasto

sub. sul tasto

sub. nat. 178

div.

cresc. poco a poco nat.

cresc. poco a poco div.

nat.

cresc. poco a poco nat.

cresc. poco a poco nat.

cresc. poco a poco

,


29

181

sempre cresc.

quasi soli

6

molto pesante

6

6

6

div.

sempre cresc.

sempre cresc.

sempre cresc.

183

6

6

6

6

6

6

6

185

6

6

6

6

6

Nyman STRING QUARTET NO 3 FOR STRING ORCHESTRA  

String Orchestra; Chester Music; musicsalesclassical.com; 14229

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