1. Scores and audio to get started on playing

Here are all the media (scores and parts) for In Re Don Giovanni class performance.

Below this are audio files to listen to, first for Michael Nyman’s version and then for several other versions of In Re Don Giovanni for flutes, string quartet, accordions and brass band.

Finally there are some more audio files to listen to:

  • for Nyman’s ‘Queen of Night’, based on a song by 17th century English composer Henry Purcell, ‘So when the glitt’ring Queen of Night’ (audio included for that too)
  • one other famous piece of Nyman’s (‘Time Lapse’).

Scores

Here’s a version of the whole score you can listen to, not high quality as it’s just played on midi instruments exported as audio from QuickTime:

Here is the full score, containing all the instruments: InReDonGiovanniScoreATred

Here is the conductor’s score, which includes all four parts (winds, strings, brass and bass) : InReDonGiovanniConductorATred

Wind parts

One wind line ‘doubled’ on all instruments.

Flute: 01InReDonGWINDFluteATred

Soprano sax/clarinet in Bb: 02InReDonGWINDClariSaxATred

Alto sax in Eb: 03InReDonGWINDAltoSaxATred

Electric guitar (with tab) doubling winds: 04InReDonGWINDEGtrATred

Brass parts

This is from the original sung melody from Mozart’s version, ‘doubled’ on all the brass instruments.

Horn in F: 05InReDonGBRASSHornFATred

Trumpet in Bb : 06InReDonGBRASSTrptBbATred

Trombone: 07InReDonGBRASSTrbATred

String parts

Piano (doubling all strings) and rhythm guitar chords: 08InReDonGSTRINGSPianoATred

Violins 1 (for two violins, or several): 09InReDonGSTRINGSVln1ATred

Violas (for two violins or several): 10InReDonGSTRINGSVlaATred

Violins 2 (two more violins, or several, same as Violas): 10InReDonGSTRINGSVln2ATred

Bass parts

These parts are the one bass line.

Cello: 11InReDonGBASSCelloATred

Bass guitar (with tab): 12InReDonGBASSBassGtrATred

Baritone sax in Eb: 13InReDonGBASSBariSaxATred

Original Mozart version: the Catalogue Aria from Don Giovanni

This is the original score Catalogue Aria from Mozart’s Don Giovanni, just the first 16 bars, which forms the basis for Nyman’s ‘In Re Don Giovanni’: CatalogueAriaMozartDGATred

And here’s Mozart’s voice part, if you want it separately: CatalogueAriaMozartDGVOICEATred

And here’s the audio of the whole aria, sung by Teddy Tahu Rhodes with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (iTunes details here):

In Re Don Giovanni – Michael Nyman Band versions:

In Re Don Giovanni from Michael Nyman live (iTunes details here):

In Re Don Giovanni from Michael Nyman Mozart 252 album (iTunes details here):

In Re Don Giovanni – other versions

Flutes version –  from Tracked by Andy Findon: chinese flutes/pan-pipes/ocarinas/bass guitar (iTunes details here):

Accordions version [triple accordions!] – Motion Trio  (iTunes details here):

String quartet version – Smith String Quartet (iTunes details here):

And here’s the Momenta Quartet doing a version live in New York.

Brass band version –  Wingates Band (Nyman Brass album) (iTunes details here):

In Re Don Giovanni revisited

Nyman later created another work, also based on the Catalogue Aria from Don Giovanni: ‘Revisiting the Don’ (iTunes details here):

Nyman’s ‘Queen of Night’ (iTunes details here is based on a song by 17th century English composer Henry Purcell (iTunes details here), ‘So when the glitt’ring Queen of Night’:   Nyman adapts the song’s repeating two-bar ‘ground bass’ chord progression.

One other famous piece of Nyman’s (‘Time Lapse’) (iTunes details here):

And here is a live performance of the Michael Nyman Band playing ‘Time Lapse’. The piece was used in Peter Greenaway’s 1985 film A Zed and Two Noughts.

Here’s the chord sequence for ‘Time Lapse’:

Intro: || (C) F Db | Bb Eb Cm | Ab Db| Gm7b5/Bb C ||

Ground: || Fm Bbm7/Db | Eb Abmaj7/C | Db Gm7b5/Bb | G7/B Csus4 C || [played 8x]

|| im ivm/3| bVII bIII | bVI iim7b5/3 | II7/3 Vsus4 V ||

A piano version of the sheet music can be found here.

3 Responses to “1. Scores and audio to get started on playing”

  1. danielrshaw Says:

    Now that’s resourcing:)

  2. Peter Says:

    Hello. Don’t you please have In re don Giovanni score for string quartet also? Thank you for reply.


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