The Draughtsman’s Contract is the soundtrack album to the namesake British period drama with music by pianist/composer Michael Nyman. The album was produced by David Cunningham and released in 1982 on Charisma. Across the channel, the label issued the album under the movie’s French title Meurtre dans un Jardin Anglais.
A1. “Queen of the Night” (6:09)
A2. “The Disposition of the Linen” (4:47)
A3. “A Watery Death” (3:31)
A4. “The Garden Is Becoming a Robe Room” (6:05)
B1. “Chasing Sheep Is Best Left to Shepherds” (2:33)
B2. “An Eye for Optical Theory” (5:09)
B3. “Bravura in the Face of Grief” (12:16)
Artwork [Xerography] – Laurie-Rae Chamberlain
Baritone Saxophone – Andrew Findon
Bass Guitar – Malcolm Bennett
Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone – Ian Mitchell
Composed By, Harpsichord, Piano, Supervised By [Music Supervisor] – Michael Nyman
Double Bass – Barry Guy
Engineer – Robert Zimbler, Brad Grisdale, Dave Hunt, J. Martin Rex, Steve Smith
Euphonium, Bass Trombone – Steve Saunders
Illustration – Yves Prince
Mastered By – Tim Young
Music Consultant – H. Purcell
Performer – The Michael Nyman Band
Producer – David Cunningham
Producer [Post Production] – Tony Cousins
Soprano Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone – John Harle
Tenor Saxophone – Keith Thompson
Violin – Alexander Balanescu, Elisabeth Perry
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