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Shades of Glass (band version)

for concert band
Level: Grade 5
Duration: 7:00
Product ID : TSPCB21-001
Price: $80.00
Item #: TSPCB21-001

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Description

Dustin Schulze’s original homage to the minimalist composer Philip Glass has now been adapted for concert band, featuring woodwinds, brass, and a large array of percussion instruments. In this new version, Schulze composed a fair amount of new material using a many different textures and layering effects to create a unique sense of motion and continuity. To juxtapose this, he also crafted some moments based on Bach chorales in the brass, which he happened to be practicing while writing the piece. These two techniques come together to form one complete musical journey that is both emotionally thrilling and intellectually satisfying.   

This piece comes as a professionally printed and bound score and includes individual parts in PDF format for printing or for tablet viewing.

Instrumentation

2 flutes

2 oboes

2 bassoons

3 Bb clarinets

Bb bass clarinet

3 alto saxophones

Tenor saxophone

Baritone saxophone

3 Bb trumpets

4 horns

2 trombones

Bass trombone

Euphonium

Tuba

Piano

Crotales (2 octaves)

Glockenspiel

Chimes

Xylophone

Vibraphone

Marimba (4-octave)

4 timpani

Cymbals & gongs (hi-hat, 2 splash cymbals, 3 suspended cymbals, crash cymbals, China cymbal, tam-tam)

Drums (bongos, bass drum (shared), low tom)

Accessories (claves)

Description

Dustin Schulze’s original homage to the minimalist composer Philip Glass has now been adapted for concert band, featuring woodwinds, brass, and a large array of percussion instruments. In this new version, Schulze composed a fair amount of new material using a many different textures and layering effects to create a unique sense of motion and continuity. To juxtapose this, he also crafted some moments based on Bach chorales in the brass, which he happened to be practicing while writing the piece. These two techniques come together to form one complete musical journey that is both emotionally thrilling and intellectually satisfying.   

This piece comes as a professionally printed and bound score and includes individual parts in PDF format for printing or for tablet viewing.

Instrumentation

2 flutes

2 oboes

2 bassoons

3 Bb clarinets

Bb bass clarinet

3 alto saxophones

Tenor saxophone

Baritone saxophone

3 Bb trumpets

4 horns

2 trombones

Bass trombone

Euphonium

Tuba

Piano

Crotales (2 octaves)

Glockenspiel

Chimes

Xylophone

Vibraphone

Marimba (4-octave)

4 timpani

Cymbals & gongs (hi-hat, 2 splash cymbals, 3 suspended cymbals, crash cymbals, China cymbal, tam-tam)

Drums (bongos, bass drum (shared), low tom)

Accessories (claves)



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