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Opening from Glassworks by Philip Glass (Piano)

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Opening from Glassworks – Philip Glass with sheet music

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Glassworks

Glassworks is a chamber music work in six movements by Philip Glass. It is considered a paradigmatic work of his compositional style. Following his larger-scale concerts and stage productions, Glassworks was Philip Glass’s successful attempt to create a more pop-oriented work ‘suitable for listening on a Walkman’, with considerably shorter and more accessible pieces composed for the studio. of recording. The studio album was released in 1982.

Movements

I. Opening (piano (with horn at the end)) 6’24’
II. Floe (2 flutes, 2 soprano saxophones, 2 tenor saxophones, 2 horns, synthesizer) 5’59’
III. Island (2 flutes, 2 soprano saxophones, tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, 2 horns, viola, cello, synthesizer) 7’39’
IV. Rubric (2 flutes, 2 soprano saxophones, 2 tenor saxophones, 2 horns, synthesizer) 6’04’
V. Façades (2 soprano saxophones, synthesizer, viola, violoncello) 7’20’ – It originates from the soundtrack of the film Koyaanisqatsi, but was ultimately not used for the film; it is interpreted as a loose piece (ISWC T-010.461.089-0).
SAW. Closing (flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, horn, viola, cello, piano) 6’03’ – Repetition of Opening.

‘Opening”

Opening’ uses strings of strings, on a string of strings, on rounds in 4/4 compass. Formally it is composed of three groups of four measures of three or four chords repeated four times each one, ABC:||ABC, which merges with the next movement, ‘Floe’ with the entrance of the horns.

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