• Michael Nyman
  • H.R.T (1995)

  • Chester Music Ltd (World)

Commissioned by Relâche

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  • 18 min

Programme Note



18 years as a full-time composer and at last my first US commission!
Thank you, for Franklin!

HRT stands for High Rise Terminal, a term from linguistics which refers to the way that some English speakers (especially Australians, sometimes Americans) end their sentences with a rising inflection, sometimes giving a statement the feel of a question.

Self-evidently, a recurring melodic motif of HRT is a schematised reflection of this inflection.

© Michael Nyman 1995