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Shades of Glass

for percussion ensemble
Level: Med-Advanced
Duration: 6:45
Personnel: 14
State Lists: Indiana | Florida | Texas
Release Date: 2012
Product ID : TSPCE-64
Price: $48.00
Item #: TSPCE-64


All percussion sounds (except piano) used in this audio recording were generated from Virtual Drumline software also by Tapspace.

 


Description

Shades of Glass is an elaborate piece for large percussion ensemble containing colors and themes inspired by the famed American repetitive-structure composer, Philip Glass. Its aim is to create a hypnotic sense of euphoria by way of layered, repetitive figures, and colorful textures.

 

The piano plays a substantial role in adding to the overall landscape, and the piece will require all players to have a keen sensitivity for how the whole ensemble is greater than the sum of its parts. This piece is unique and challenging, and also quite accessible for a wide variety of audiences.

 

This piece comes with a full, bound score and includes a CD-Rom containing an audio recording and all individual parts available for printing.


Video courtesy of The Woodlands High School - Dir. Andy Salmon

Instrumentation

  • Crotales (2 octaves)
  • Chimes
  • Glockenspiel
  • 3 vibraphones
  • 4 marimbas—low A
  • 4 timpani (optional 5)
  • Drums (concert toms, bongos, congas, concert bass drum, concert snare drum, large tom)
  • Cymbals (riveted china cymbal, hi-hats, suspended cymbal, crash cymbal, splash cymbal, hand cymbals)
  • Accessories (claves, castanet machine, triangle, finger cymbals, roto tom frame*)
  • Piano

*Played with triangle beater while spinning.

Description

Shades of Glass is an elaborate piece for large percussion ensemble containing colors and themes inspired by the famed American repetitive-structure composer, Philip Glass. Its aim is to create a hypnotic sense of euphoria by way of layered, repetitive figures, and colorful textures.

 

The piano plays a substantial role in adding to the overall landscape, and the piece will require all players to have a keen sensitivity for how the whole ensemble is greater than the sum of its parts. This piece is unique and challenging, and also quite accessible for a wide variety of audiences.

 

This piece comes with a full, bound score and includes a CD-Rom containing an audio recording and all individual parts available for printing.


Video courtesy of The Woodlands High School - Dir. Andy Salmon

Instrumentation

  • Crotales (2 octaves)
  • Chimes
  • Glockenspiel
  • 3 vibraphones
  • 4 marimbas—low A
  • 4 timpani (optional 5)
  • Drums (concert toms, bongos, congas, concert bass drum, concert snare drum, large tom)
  • Cymbals (riveted china cymbal, hi-hats, suspended cymbal, crash cymbal, splash cymbal, hand cymbals)
  • Accessories (claves, castanet machine, triangle, finger cymbals, roto tom frame*)
  • Piano

*Played with triangle beater while spinning.


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