Mark R. Bannister
Orchestral & Instrumental
for Film, TV & Theatre
have found all the mysteries and lost all the
meaning, we will
be alone, on an empty shore."
This marvellously well-written play
by Tom Stoppard required some very technically precise music. Set
in a house in two time periods, while a 19th century
tutor is slowly falling in love with Thomasina - his
mathematically gifted pupil, 20th century scholars are
debating the events that took place a hundred years ago and learn
of something very sad ...
The music in this show drifted
seemlessly and mysteriously between the two time periods, adding
an almost ghostly quality to the emerging love story.
The production was expertly directed by David Duff for
the Richmond Shakespeare Society in Twickenham.
(MP3 - 4 mins 26 secs - 3.40 Mb)
This music was revived in a Windsor Theatre Guild production, directed
by Dom Cook at the Windsor Arts Centre in November 2006.
The following manuscripts were written using Sibelius 3 in 2005,
inspired by the music for Arcadia from 1999. These can be viewed
as MIDI scores (played using Scorch), or listened to as plain
MP3 files (which will probably sound better):
Piano Duet No. 1 (The Frog and the Butterfly)
Prelude No. 1 (Thomasina)
Prelude No. 2 (Broadwood Rhapsody)