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Michael Nyman Orchestra

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Years active  1993-present
Origin  London, United Kingdom
Associated acts  Balanescu Quartet John Harle Band Camilli Quartet London Saxophonic Michael Nyman Band
Genres  Contemporary classical music, Film score
Record labels  Virgin Records, EMI, Warner Bros. Records, Caroline Records, E.G. Records, Argo Records
Similar  Ann Morfee, Tony Hinnigan, Marie Angel, Simon Haram, Michael Nyman

The Michael Nyman Orchestra is a group that expands on the Michael Nyman Band for specific album work, often for movie soundtracks.



In 1993, the Michael Nyman Band joined with an orchestra for the first time in their recording history with MGV: Musique à Grand Vitesse. The album credit is to "The Michael Nyman Band and Orchestra".

The Michael Nyman Orchestra has operated as a formal group since then. Such soundtrack albums as Practical Magic, Ravenous, The End of the Affair, The Claim, and The Libertine are credited to this Orchestra. While the former two titles lack detailed credits, the latter three albums show that most of the Orchestra has remained consistent.


From the 2000 soundtrack album The Claim.

Bass Guitar

  • Martin Elliott
  • Oboe/Cor Anglais

  • Chris Hooker
  • Clarinet/Bass Clarinet

  • Dave Fuest
  • Flute/Piccolo

  • Jonathan Snowden
  • Baritone Sax

  • Andy Findon
  • Trumpet/Flugel/Piccolo Trumpet

  • Steve Sidwell
  • Trombone/Tuba

  • Nigel Barr
  • Percussion

  • Greg Knowles
  • References

    Michael Nyman Orchestra Wikipedia

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