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Michael Nyman – Chasing Sheep is Best Left to Shepherds

The Draughtsman's ContractChasing Sheep is Best Left to Shepherds is a piece of minimalist music from the soundtrack for The Draughtsman’s Contract, written by Michael Nyman. In the thirty years since its release it has been much quoted and sampled and performed by various ensembles. It is based on a ground bass from the Prelude to Act III, Scene 2 of Henry Purcell’s opera, King Arthur.

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