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Selected Works from the Archive of the National Theatre.

30s
Two Households – David Shrubsole
(30s)
0:31
45s
Two Households – David Shrubsole
(45s)
0:40
60s
Two Households – David Shrubsole
(60s)
1:00
First Brush StrokesDavid Shrubsole
Stark, sparse, poignant piano chords. Satie style beauty.
First Brush Strokes – David Shrubsole
(Original)
0:27
From the album Light & Shade (NT019)
Charmed QuarksDavid Shrubsole
Playful, intriguing, pizzicato; clarinet opening, double bass at 0.30, violin at 0.43. Vaudevillian ending at 1:08.
Charmed Quarks – David Shrubsole
(Original)
1:14
30s
Charmed Quarks – David Shrubsole
(30s)
0:30
From the album Discreet Charm
45s
These Violent Delights – David Shrubsole
(45s)
0:44
60s
These Violent Delights – David Shrubsole
(60s)
1:00
The Elegance of NumbersDavid Shrubsole
Beautiful, flowing, playful minimalist piano. Percussive regular jingles from 1.25 till 2.03.
The Elegance of Numbers – David Shrubsole
(Original)
2:26
30s
The Elegance of Numbers – David Shrubsole
(30s)
0:30
45s
The Elegance of Numbers – David Shrubsole
(45s)
0:45
60s
The Elegance of Numbers – David Shrubsole
(60s)
0:59
From the album Light & Shade (NT019)
Principia MathematicaDavid Shrubsole
Rapid harp under elegant flute and cello conversation. Lovely flow and balance with intriguing feel and beautiful resolutions. Slows at 0:59. Becomes more sombre with cello singing.
Principia Mathematica – David Shrubsole
(Original)
2:30
From the album Light & Shade (NT019)
The Arrow of TimeDavid Shrubsole
Delicate digital droplets and percussion. Electronics, genetics. Building rhythm and texture by 0.38, obsessive, mechanical.
The Arrow of Time – David Shrubsole
(Original)
2:03
30s Version A
The Arrow of Time – David Shrubsole
(30s Version A)
0:30
30s Version B
The Arrow of Time – David Shrubsole
(30s Version B)
0:30
Version B
O Serpent Heart – David Shrubsole
(Version B)
1:29
30s Version A
O Serpent Heart – David Shrubsole
(30s Version A)
0:28
30s Version B
O Serpent Heart – David Shrubsole
(30s Version B)
0:29
45s
O Serpent Heart – David Shrubsole
(45s)
0:45
60s
O Serpent Heart – David Shrubsole
(60s)
1:00
Cycle Of DaysDavid Shrubsole
Lamenting cello over piano chords. Distant melancholic feel.
Cycle Of Days – David Shrubsole
(Original Mix)
0:54
Movement RapideDavid Shrubsole
Building intro gives way to busy, frenetic piano motion at 0.13.
Movement Rapide – David Shrubsole
(Original)
1:08
30s
Movement Rapide – David Shrubsole
(30s)
0:29
From the album Discreet Charm
Version B - No intro
Theory of Balance – David Shrubsole
(Version B - No intro)
2:34
30s
Theory of Balance – David Shrubsole
(30s)
0:31
Discreet TangoDavid Shrubsole
Passionate violin tango. Angular, vigorous, intense, affirmative and sensual, with percussive intention.
Discreet Tango – David Shrubsole
(Original Mix)
2:15
30s Version A
Discreet Tango – David Shrubsole
(30s Version A)
0:29
30s Version B
Discreet Tango – David Shrubsole
(30s Version B)
0:29
45s
Discreet Tango – David Shrubsole
(45s)
0:45
60s
Discreet Tango – David Shrubsole
(60s)
1:01
Rise of MarsDavid Shrubsole
Low, deep voices. Abstract tension and climax. Horrid revelation. Build 12"- 20"
Rise of Mars – David Shrubsole
(Original)
0:28
30s
Rise of Mars – David Shrubsole
(30s)
0:30
From the album The Ancients (NT012)
Temple SwordDavid Shrubsole
War drums and dark voices. Sinister power, conflict. Ends with sword slash fx.
Temple Sword – David Shrubsole
(Original)
0:31
30s
Temple Sword – David Shrubsole
(30s)
0:30
From the album The Ancients (NT012)
Delight and ShadeDavid Shrubsole
Simple, elegant piano waltz. 19th century, Edwardian style and sophistication.
Delight and Shade – David Shrubsole
(Version 1)
1:41
30s
Delight and Shade – David Shrubsole
(30s)
0:30
From the album Light & Shade (NT019)
The Beauty That Still RemainsDavid Shrubsole
Steady, sweet dramatic cello reciting over a supportive piano. 1.11 onwards piano alone.
The Beauty That Still Remains – David Shrubsole
(Original Mix)
1:30
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