Music

GURDJIEFF/DE HARTMANN MUSIC

“I wish to tell something about Georgi Ivanovitch. Here we understand why Georgi Ivanovitch put always a great weight on music. He himself played and he also composed. If we compare it with the music of all the religions we can see that music plays a great role, a great part in so-to-say religious service. But after the work of Georgi Ivanovitch we can understand it more, we can understand it better, that music helps to concentrate oneself, to bring oneself to an inner state where we can assume the greatest possible emanations. That is why music is just the thing which helps you to see higher. In this regard I will just play . . .”  — Thomas de Hartmann

CDs of Recorded Music

Below is a list of selected recorded music composed by Georges Ivanovich Gurdjieff & Thomas de Hartmann, as well as DVDs and printed sheet music that is available.  For a complete list of all available recordings and sheet music, contact:  btwb@bythewaybooks.com or gurdjieffbooksandmusic.com

The Music of Gurdjieff/de Hartmann
Georges Ivanovich Gurdjieff & Thomas deHartmann (Composers)
New York, NY:  G-H Records
These are the only recordings available of Thomas deHartmann himself playing the music he composed with Gurdjieff.

The following 4 volumes were published by Wergo in 1998. These CDS represent the complete archive of the music composed by GI Gurdjieff and Thomasde/Hartmann. Pianists include Laurence Rosenthal, Charles Ketcham and Linda Daniel-Spitz.

Vol I: Asian Songs and Rhythms
Vol II:  Music of the Sayyids and the Dervishes
Vol III: Hymns, Prayers and Rituals
Vol IV: Hymns from a Great Temple and Other Selected Works

Music Played by Laurence Rosenthal
Gurdjieff-de Hartmann, Volumes 1, 2, and 3 (3 separate CDs)
Publisher:  Intrada, 2007

Oriental Suite, The Complete Orchestral Music – 1923–1924
Gert-Jan Blom, The Netherlands: Basta AudioVisuals, 2006
Includes a 255-page hard-bound book with extensive information
about the music, numerous photographs, and notations about the
music for the Sacred Dances of GI Gurdjieff as performed in Paris
and New York in 1923 and 1924 (4 CDs)

Harmonic Development:
The Complete Harmonium Recordings 1948-1949
Publisher:  Gert-Jan Blom, 2004
Includes 136 recordings of more than 19 hours of music-on a single mp3 disc; an extra 2-CD set in standard audio format with a representative compilation of the recordings; and an illustrated 144-page book with photographs and recollections.

Played by Stafford Ordahl
Gurdjieff/ De Hartmann: Easter Music
Publisher:  Taliesin West, 2004

Played by Cecil Lytle
Words for a Hymn to the Sun: The Complete Piano Music of
Georges I. Gurdjieff and Thomas de Hartmann, Volume 3
Reading of a Sacred Book: The Complete Piano Music of
Georges I. Gurdjieff and Thomas de Hartmann, Volume 2
Publisher:  Celestial Harmonies, 1992

Played by Nott, Rosemary
Music of the Prierre:  Gurdjieff/deHartmann
Published 2011

DIGITAL VIDEO DISCS (DVDs)

Laurence Rosenthal:  The Gurdjieff-de Hartmann Music:
Sandpoint Concert and Talks
Produced by Morning Light Press, 2011
A remarkable performance of several of the Gurdjieff/deHartmann compo-sitions, coupled with insightful and erudite comments by Laurence Rosenthal, who has been playing the Gudjieff/deHartmann music for more than 50 years.

Meetings with Remarkable Men
Directed by Peter Brook
This film adaptation of Gurdjieff’s book, with music by Laurence Rosenthal, has become a point of reference. Its production in the 1970’s was a labor of love spanning several continents.  Subtitled in 9 languages; 103 minutes

SHEET MUSIC

Vol I:   ASIAN SONGS AND RHYTHMS
Gurdjieff/De Hartmann
Publisher: Schott, 1997
Three-page preface and eight-page Critical Notes printed in English, French and German; 140 pages

Vol II:  MUSIC OF THE SAYYIDS AND THE DERVISHES
Publisher: Schott, 1996
Three-page preface and eight page Critical Notes printed in English, French and German; 152 pages

Vol III:  MUSIC FOR THE PIANO: HYMNS, PRAYERS AND RITUALS
Publisher: Schott, 2003

Vol IV:  MUSIC FOR THE PIANO: HYMNS FROM A GREAT TEMPLE
AND OTHER SELECTED WORKS
Publisher: Schott, 2006
The final volume of the Gurdjieff/deHartmann Music for the Piano; sheet music in a paper bound volume; 115 pages