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Philip Glass

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2nd Perception of Light, Moon, Mist and Rainbow (1)
600 Lines, for ensemble (1)
600 Lines (1)
1000 Airplanes on the Roof (1)
A Brief History of Time: selections (1)
A Brief History of Time (1)
A Descent into the Maelstrom (1)
A Gentleman's Honor (2)
A Madrigal Opera (1)
A Musical Portrait of Chuck Close (1)
A Secret Solo 2 (1)
Aguas da Amazonia (arr. Third Coast Percussion) (1)
Aguas da Amazonia (orchestral version) (1)
Akhnaten (7)
Always Neverwas (1)
Analog (1)
Anima Mundi (1)
Another Look at Harmony Part 4 (1)
Another Look at Harmony (1)
A secret solo (2)
A sip of wine (1)
Bent: Suite for String Quartet (1)
Book of Longing (2)
Brass Sextet (1)
Cabin in the Rockies (1)
Candyman (2)
Cassandra's Dream (film score) (1)
Cello Concerto no.2 'Naqoyqatsi' (1)
Cello Concerto (2)
Changing Opinion (2)
Channels and Winds (1)
Chaotic harmony (1)
Choral plainchant elaborated with Choral re-entry in repeated quaver movement (1)
Closing (1)
Company (2)
Concert Overture (2012) (1)
Concerto Fantasy for two timpanists and orchestra (transc. Mark Lortz for wind band) (1)
Concerto Fantasy for two timpanists and orchestra (1)
Concerto Grosso (1)
Concerto for Saxophone Quartet (version for four saxophones without orchestra) (4)
» IV
Contrary Motion (1969) (1)
Dance no.2 (3)
Dance no.4 (5)
Dance no.9 (1)
Definition (1)
Descent into the Maekstrom (arr. Aleksander Waaktaar for orch.) (1)
Distant Figure (Passacaglia for piano) (3)
Dracula Suite (arr. Michael Riesman) (1)
Dracula Suite (2)
Dracula (2)
Dreaming awake (3)
Dressed Like An Egg (1)
EOB (1)
Echorus (3)
Einstein on the Beach (highlights) (1)
Einstein on the Beach (8)
» Aria
» Bed
Etoile Polaire (1)
Etude no.1 (2)
Etude no.2 (reworked by Christian Badzura) (2)
Etude no.2 (10)
Etude no.3 (2)
Etude no.5 (reworked by Christian Badzura) (1)
Etude no.5 (6)
Etude no.6 (6)
Etude no.8 (1)
Etude no.9 (reworked by CFCF) (1)
Etude no.9 (9)
Etude no.10 (1)
Etude no.11 (2)
Etude no.12 (2)
Etude no.13 (3)
Etude no.14 (2)
Etude no.15 (2)
Etude no.16 (7)
Etude no.17 (2)
Etude no.18 (4)
Etude no.20 (6)
Etudes for Piano nos.1-10 (9)
Etudes for Piano nos.11-20 (6)
Facades (arr. James Strauss for flute and strings) (1)
Facades (trans. for 4 double basses, harpsichord & piano) (1)
Facades (8)
Feeding frenzy (1)
Forgetting (1)
Funeral of Amenhotep III (1)
Glasspiece no.1 (1)
Glassworks 2 (2)
Glassworks (17)
» Floe
Gradus, for bass clarinet (1)
Gradus for trumpet (1)
Harmonium Mountain (1)
Harpsichord Concerto (2)
Houston Skyline (1)
How Now (5)
How much I love you (1)
In the Penal Colony (1)
In the Summer House (1)
In the Upper Room (3)
Itaipu (2)
Jenipapo no.14 (1)
Jenipapo (1)
Kabul (1)
Kepler (2)
King Lear (incidental score) (1)
Koyaanisqatsi (Soundtrack) (3)
La belle et la bete (2)
Les Enfants terribles (arr. Michael Riesman for piano duet) (1)
Les Enfants terribles (3)
» Suite
Let the letter read you (1)
Life: A Journey Through Time (1)
Lightning (2)
Liquid Days (1)
Low Symphony (2)
» III
Mad Rush (14)
Melodies for saxophone (4)
» no.10
» no.11
Melodies for trumpet (1)
Metamorphoses I-V (6)
Metamorphosis I (arr. Gerard Cousins for guitar) (1)
Metamorphosis II (arr. P Glass and James Strauss for flute, strings and harp) (1)
Metamorphosis II (version for solo piano) (3)
Metamorphosis III (arr. Gerard Cousins for guitar) (1)
Metamorphosis III (1)
Metamorphosis II (4)
Metamorphosis IV (3)
Metamorphosis I (1)
Metamorphosis V (arr. Gerard Cousins for guitar) (1)
Metamorphosis (2)
Mishima (arr. Michael Riesman) (1)
Modern Love Waltz (5)
Monsters of Grace (3)
Music for Voices (1)
Music in Contrary Motion (5)
Music in Fifths (6)
Music in Similar Motion (6)
Music in Twelve Parts (2)
» no.1
» no.2
» no.7
» no.8
» no.9
» no.10
Music with Changing Parts (3)
Naqoyqatsi (Life as War) (film score) (5)
Neverwas (2)
No Reservations Combine (1)
North Star: Etoile polaire (arr. James McVinnie) (1)
Notes On A Scandal (2)
Olympian (4)
One+One (1st version) (1968) (1)
Opening Section: choral plainchant (1)
Opening (1)
Open the Kingdom (Liquid Days, Part Two) (1)
Orbit (1)
Organ interlude on C pedal in minims with gentle cross-rhythms (1)
Orphee: Suite (arr. James Strauss for flute, strings and percussion) (1)
Orphee: Suite (arr. Paul Barnes for piano) (1)
Orphee (1)
Overture to La Belle Et La Bete (1)
Overture (1)
Partita for solo violin (1)
Partita no.1 for solo cello 'Songs and Poems' (1)
Partita no.2 for solo cello (1)
Passages (2)
Pendulum (1)
Perpetulum (1)
Piano Concerto no.2, After Lewis and Clark (arr. P Barnes for solo piano) (1)
Piano Concerto no.2, After Lewis and Clark (2)
Piano Concerto no.3 (1)
Piano Quintet 'Annunciation' (1)
Piano Sonatina no.2 (1)
Piece in the Shape of a Square, for two flutes (1)
Piece in the Shape of a Square for two trumpets (1)
Pieces (3) from Appomattox (1)
Planctus (1)
Point Blank (1)
Portraits (1)
Powaqqatsi (Soundtrack) (2)
Prelude to Endgame (1)
Quartet Satz (1)
Samurai Marathon (film soundtrack) (1)
Satyagraha (8)
» Act II
» Act I
Saxophone Quartet (arr. Brooklyn Rider) (1)
Saxophone Quartet (1)
Scenes (6) from 'Les Enfants Terribles' (1)
Sequences with organ obligato (1)
Songs (3) for choir a capella (2)
Songs and Poems for Solo Cello (1)
Spinning (1)
Spuren der Verirrten (The Lost) (2)
Streets of Berlin (1)
String Quartet no.1 (3)
String Quartet no.2 'Company' (12)
String Quartet no.3 'Mishima' (10)
String Quartet no.4 'Buczak' (4)
String Quartet no.5 (4)
String Quartet no.6 (1)
String Quartet no.7 (1)
String Quartet no.8 (1)
String Sextet (1)
Strung Out, for amplified violin (2)
Symphony for Solo Piano (Symphony no.8, arr. P Markiewicz) (1)
Symphony no.1 'Low' (2)
Symphony no.2 (2)
Symphony no.3 (6)
Symphony no.4 'Heroes' (5)
Symphony no.5 (1)
Symphony no.6 'Plutonian Ode' (1)
Symphony no.7 'Toltec' (1)
Symphony no.8 (2)
» I
Symphony no.9 (1)
Symphony no.10 (1)
Symphony no.11 (1)
Taoist Sacred Dance (1)
The Building (1)
The Crucible: music for violin and cello for Arthur Miller's play (1)
The Fall of the House of Usher (2)
The Fog of War (1)
The Grid (1)
The Hours (OST) (7)
The Hours (arr. piano solo by Michael Riesman and Nico Muhly) (4)
The Hours: Suite (arr. Michael Riesman) (1)
The Hours: Suite for piano and orchestra (arr. Michael Riesman) (2)
The Hours Suite (2)
The Hours (3)
The Illusionist: Suite (1)
The Illusionist (2)
» Finale
The Light (2)
The Music of Candyman (1)
The Night of Santiago (1)
The Not-Doings of an Insomniac: Partita for double bass (1)
The Orphee Suite (3)
The Passion of Ramakrishna (1)
The Perfect American (4)
The Photographer (1)
» Act 2
The Secret Agent (OST) (2)
The Secret Agent for solo cello (1)
The Sound of a Voice: Suite (1)
The Truman Show (1)
The Voyage (1)
The Windcatcher (1)
The Witches of Venice (1)
The late, great Johnny Ace: Coda (1)
The new rule (1)
Thin Blue Line (3)
Tirol Concerto for piano and orchestra (2)
Trilogy Sonata (5)
Truman Sleeps (arr. Gerard Cousins for guitar) (1)
Truman Sleeps (arr. Simon Parkin) (2)
Truman Sleeps (2)
Two Pages (7)
Violin Concerto (arr. James Strauss for flute and orcehstra) (1)
Violin Concerto no.2 'The American Four Seasons' (4)
Violin Concerto (7)
» II
Violin Sonata (5)
Visitors (1)
Voices for organ and didgeridoo (1)
Waiting for the Barbarians (1)
Why Are We Here? (1)
Wichita Vortex Sutra (version with narration) (1)
Wichita Vortex Sutra (7)

Philip Morris Glass (born January 31, 1937) is an American composer. He is considered one of the most influential music makers of the late 20th century. His music is also often controversially described as minimal music, along with the work of the other "major minimalists" La Monte Young, Terry Riley and Steve Reich.

Glass has distanced himself from the "minimalist" label, describing himself instead as a composer of "music with repetitive structures". Though his early mature music shares much with what is normally called "minimalist", he has since evolved stylistically. Currently, he describes himself as a "Classicist", pointing out that he is trained in harmony and counterpoint and studied such composers as Franz Schubert, Johann Sebastian Bach and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart with Nadia Boulanger.

Glass is a prolific composer: he has written works for the musical group which he founded, the Philip Glass Ensemble (with which he still performs on keyboards), as well as operas, musical theatre works, ten symphonies, eleven concertos, solo works, chamber music including string quartets and instrumental sonatas, and film scores. Three of his film scores have been nominated for Academy Awards.

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Recent Glass releases

Dear Mademoiselle: A Tribute to Nadia Boulanger
Dear Mademoiselle: A Tribute to Nadia Boulanger

£12.56

(Alpha)

Glass - Les Enfants terribles (arr. Riesman), 2 Etudes
Glass - Les Enfants terribles (arr. Riesman), 2 Etudes

£11.25

(Deutsche Grammophon)

Khatia Buniatishvili: Labyrinth (Vinyl LP)
Khatia Buniatishvili: Labyrinth (Vinyl LP)

£34.16

(Sony)

Strange Energies: Piano Etudes by Sandresky & Glass
Strange Energies: Piano Etudes by Sandresky & Glass

£12.56

(Orange Mountain Music)

A Character of Quiet: Piano Works by Schubert & Glass
A Character of Quiet: Piano Works by Schubert & Glass

£12.56

(Orange Mountain Music)

Khatia Buniatishvili: Labyrinth
Khatia Buniatishvili: Labyrinth

£11.25

(Sony)

The Best of Kevin Bowyer: Discover Organ Masterworks of the 20th Century
The Best of Kevin Bowyer: Discover Organ Masterworks of the 20th Century

£18.86

(Nimbus)

Jess Gillam: Time
Jess Gillam: Time

£12.15

(Decca)

Jess Gillam: Time (Clear Vinyl LP)
Jess Gillam: Time (Clear Vinyl LP)

£22.46

(Decca)

Glass & Choegyal - The Last Dalai Lama
Glass & Choegyal - The Last Dalai Lama

£12.56

(Orange Mountain Music)

Glass - Symphony for Solo Piano
Glass - Symphony for Solo Piano

£12.56

(Orange Mountain Music)

Glass - Piano Works
Glass - Piano Works

£10.76

(Steinway & Sons)

Sleeper’s Prayer: Choral Music from North America
Sleeper’s Prayer: Choral Music from North America

£12.56

(Delphian)

Stravinsky & Glass - Violin Concertos
Stravinsky & Glass - Violin Concertos

£11.25

(Sony)

Glass - King Lear (original score)
Glass - King Lear (original score)

£12.56

(Orange Mountain Music)

Glass - Musical Offering
Glass - Musical Offering

£12.56

(Orange Mountain Music)

Glass - Violin Concerto no.2 ‘American Four Seasons’, Violin Sonata
Glass - Violin Concerto no.2 ‘American Four Seasons’, Violin Sonata

£6.12

(Naxos - American Classics)

Unexpected News: Nico Muhly & Philip Glass
Unexpected News: Nico Muhly & Philip Glass

£12.56

(ABC Classics)

Meditations and Reflections for Solo Violin
Meditations and Reflections for Solo Violin

£10.76

(Steinway & Sons)

Glass - Venezuelan Elegy
Glass - Venezuelan Elegy

£12.56

(Orange Mountain Music)

Glass - The Fall of the House of Usher
Glass - The Fall of the House of Usher

£25.16

(Orange Mountain Music)

Glass - Annunciation
Glass - Annunciation

£12.56

(Orange Mountain Music)

Jenny Lin: The Etudes Project Vol.1: ICEBERG
Jenny Lin: The Etudes Project Vol.1: ICEBERG

£12.56

(Sono Luminus)

Glass - Glassworlds Vol.6: America
Glass - Glassworlds Vol.6: America

£12.56

(Grand Piano)

Glass - Symphony no.5 (CD + DVD)
Glass - Symphony no.5 (CD + DVD)

£21.38

(Orange Mountain Music)

Glass - Samurai Marathon (OST)
Glass - Samurai Marathon (OST)

£12.56

(Orange Mountain Music)

Classical Chillout (Vinyl LP)
Classical Chillout (Vinyl LP)

£24.26

(Warner)

50 Years of the Philip Glass Ensemble
50 Years of the Philip Glass Ensemble

£20.66

(Orange Mountain Music)

Glass - Descent into the Maelstrom
Glass - Descent into the Maelstrom

£12.56

(Orange Mountain Music)

Glass - The Not-Doings of an Insomniac, Prelude to Endgame
Glass - The Not-Doings of an Insomniac, Prelude to Endgame

£12.56

(Orange Mountain Music)

Perpetulum
Perpetulum

£25.16

(Orange Mountain Music)

Schumann Quartett: Chiaroscuro
Schumann Quartett: Chiaroscuro

£12.56

(Berlin Classics)

A Minimal Sax: Glass, Nyman, Reich, Torke
A Minimal Sax: Glass, Nyman, Reich, Torke

£6.26

(Brilliant Classics)

Vanessa Wagner: Inland
Vanessa Wagner: Inland

£12.56

(Infine Music)

Vanessa Wagner: Inland (Vinyl LP)
Vanessa Wagner: Inland (Vinyl LP)

£26.96

(Infine Music)

Glass - The Grid
Glass - The Grid

£12.56

(Orange Mountain Music)

Simon Ghraichy: 33
Simon Ghraichy: 33

£12.15

(Deutsche Grammophon)

Jeremy Denk c.1300 - c.2000
Jeremy Denk c.1300 - c.2000

£17.96

(Nonesuch)

Virtuoso Piano Etudes
Virtuoso Piano Etudes

£30.21

(Brilliant Classics)

Glass - The Hours, Distant Figure
Glass - The Hours, Distant Figure

£12.56

(Orange Mountain Music)