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Performer: Gavin Bryars
Genre: Electronic / Classical
Title: A Portrait
Country: Europe
Released: 2003
Style: Modern Classical, Experimental, Minimal
Label: Philips
Catalog Number: 473 296-2
MP3 version ZIP size: 1108 mb
FLAC version ZIP size: 1903 mb
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 665


1Les Fiancailles (1983, Rev. 1996)
Cello – Sophie HarrisDouble Bass – Gavin BryarsPercussion – Gerald Kirby, Martin AllenPiano – Dave Smith Viola – Bill HawkesViolin – Elizabeth Perry, Harriet Davies
3 The Sinking Of The Titanic
6Song I3:26
7Song III3:16
8 One Last Bar, Then Joe Can Sing
9Song V4:02
10 -
11 Cello Concerto (Farewell To Philosophy)
12North Shore
Cello – Caroline Dale, Sian Bell, Sophie HarrisConductor – Roger HeatonDouble Bass – Gavin Bryars, Steve WarnerLeader – Elizabeth PerryPercussion – Gerald KirbyPiano – Dave Smith Viola – Andrew Parker , Nick Barr, Zo SosinskaViola [Solo] – Bill HawkesViolin [First] – Patricia Calnan, Patrick KiernanViolin [Second] – Edmund Coxon, Harriet Davies, Miranda Fulleylove
13("The Philosopher")2:09
14Song II4:21
15Song VI3:14
16("Farewell") A Tempo5:55
17Song VII3:12
18Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet - Single
Performer – Tom Waits
19Più Mosso4:53
22Più Mosso7:42
23Titanic Lament (Radio Edit)
Orchestra – Gavin Bryars Ensemble
24The Green Ray
Conductor – Ivor BoltonOrchestra – Bournemouth SinfoniettaSaxophone – John Harle
25Song IV1:35
26Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet - Single Remix
Performer – Tom Waits
27 Adnan Songbook
28Pocco Meno Mosso6:11
29Song VIII5:23


  • Art DirectionPaul Chessel
  • CelloJulian Lloyd Webber (tracks: 1-1 to 1-7)
  • ConductorJames Judd (tracks: 1-1 to 1-7)
  • Conductor [Gavin Bryars Ensemble]Dave Smith (tracks: 2-2 to 2-9)
  • Instruments [Nexus]Bill Cahn (tracks: 1-8 to 1-10), Bob Becker (tracks: 1-8 to 1-10), John Wyre (tracks: 1-8 to 1-10), Robin Engelman (tracks: 1-8 to 1-10), Russell Hartenberger (tracks: 1-8 to 1-10)
  • OrchestraEnglish Chamber Orchestra (tracks: 1-1 to 1-7), Gavin Bryars Ensemble (tracks: 2-2 to 2-9), Nexus (tracks: 1-8 to 1-10)
  • Performer [Gavin Bryars Ensemble], CelloSophie Harris (tracks: 2-2 to 2-9)
  • Performer [Gavin Bryars Ensemble], Clarinet, Bass ClarinetRoger Heaton (tracks: 2-2 to 2-9)
  • Performer [Gavin Bryars Ensemble], Double BassGavin Bryars (tracks: 2-2 to 2-9)
  • Performer [Gavin Bryars Ensemble], Electric Guitar, Acoustic GuitarJames Woodrow (tracks: 2-2 to 2-9)
  • Performer [Gavin Bryars Ensemble], ViolaAndrew Parker (tracks: 2-2 to 2-9), Bill Hawkes (tracks: 2-2 to 2-9)
  • Photography By [Cover]Hugo Glendinning
  • Soprano VocalsValerie Anderson (tracks: 2-2 to 2-9)


Booklet with lyrics and notes by the composer in English, French and German.
Amendments to song titles in booklet:
"Cello Concerto (Farewell to Philosophy). Dedicated to Julian Lloyd Webber". - "One Last Bar, Then Joe Can Sing for percussion ensemble". - "The Green Ray. Dedicated to John Harle and the Bournemouth Sinfonietta". - "Adnan songbook. Dedicated to Jane Quinn and Martin Duignan". -

From Booklet: "Recording locations:
CD 1: Abbey Road Studios, November 1995 (1-7);
Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY, May 1995 (8-10);
Air Studios, Lyndhurst Hall, October 1996 ;
Looking Glass Studios, New York/Prairie Inn Studio, Cotati, California ;
CD 2: Winter Gardens, Bournemouth, July 1991 ;
Air Studios, Lyndhurst Hall, November 1997 (2-9, 11);
Le Chateau d'Eau, Bourges/Westleton Church, Suffolk/DAT Studios, Cricklewood, London/Dave Hunt Studio, London, 1994 ;
Looking Glass Studios, New York/Prairie Inn Studio, Cotati, California ".

Printed (Booklet) and made (CD) in Germany. Some copyies with sticker "gavin bryars 60th birthday celebration".


  • Barcode: 028947329626
  • Label Code: LC00305
  • Rights Society: BIEM/MCPS


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