• Michael Nyman
  • Queen of the Night (The Draughtsman's Contract) (1982)

  • Chester Music Ltd (World)

Exclusive to the Michael Nyman Band
Unavailable for performance.

  • 2ssx(asx).barsx:(picc:fl)hn.tpt.btbn(euph)pf2vn.va.vcebgtr
  • also available for sax ensemble/pf.ebgtr
  • 6 min

Programme Note

Queen of the Night. Based on a Purcell song, from the Yorkshire Feast Song, which I remember singing as a school kid, it is based on an amazingly minimal ground bass that modulates and that I have slightly ‘reggaefied.’ The final section uses that prevalent bass line to support a totally different melodic and harmonic world.


Queen Of The Night - 2004 Digital Remaster


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