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The following is a list of compositions by Philip Glass. For a description of these works, please see the associated pages and the Philip Glass page.

Works for the Philip Glass Ensemble

  • 600 Lines (1967)
  • How Now for ensemble or piano (1968)
  • Music in Fifths (1969)
  • Music in Similar Motion (1969)
  • Music in Contrary Motion (1969)
  • Music with Changing Parts (1970, recorded 1973)
  • Music in Twelve Parts (1971–1974)
  • Another Look at Harmony, Parts I and II (1975)
  • North Star (1977)
  • Dance (Dance 1, 3 and 5, 1979, with Lucinda Childs and Sol LeWitt)
  • Glassworks (1982)
  • A Descent Into the Maelstrom (based on the short story by Edgar Allan Poe, 1986)
  • Orion (2004)
  • Los Paisajes del Rio (2008)


Operas



Chamber operas, music theatre



Works for solo piano

  • How Now for piano (1968)
  • Two Pages (for Steve Reich) for piano (or electric organ, 1969)
  • Modern Love Waltz for piano (piano version of Fourth Series Part Three, 1977)
  • Mad Rush for piano (originally titled Fourth Series Part Four, 1979)
  • The Olympian for piano (1984)
  • Cadenza for Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 21 (K. 467, 1786) (1987)
  • Metamorphosis for piano (1988)
  • The French Lieutenant Sleeps from The Screens for piano (1989)
  • Night on the Balcony from The Screens for piano (or harpsichord, 1989)
  • Tesra for piano (1993)
  • 12 Pieces for Ballet for piano (1993)
  • Etudes for piano, Volume 1 (1994-1995)
  • The Joyful Moment for piano (1998)
  • Dreaming Awake for piano (2003, written & recorded by Glass as a benefit for Jewel Heart.)
  • A Musical Portrait of Chuck Close, two movements for piano (2005)


Works for solo piano, arranged by others from various sources

  • Trilogy Sonata for piano (1975/1979/1983, from Einstein, Sathyagraha and Akhnaten, arranged by Paul Barnes in 2001)
  • Closing from "Mishima" for piano (1984, transcribed by Michael Riesman)
  • Anima Mundi for piano (1991, transcribed by Michael Riesman)
  • Selections from "A Brief History of Time" for piano (1991, transcribed by Michael Riesman)
  • The Orphée Suite for piano (1991, transcribed by Paul Barnes in 2000)
  • Candyman: Helen's Theme and more for piano (1992, transcribed by Michael Riesman)
  • Overture from La Belle et la Bete for piano (1994, transcribed by Michael Riesman)
  • Jenipapo: No.14 for piano (1995, transcribed by Michael Riesman)
  • Epilogue from Monsters of Grace for piano (1998, transcribed by Paul Barnes in 2001)
  • Dracula for piano (1998, transcribed by Michael Riesman in 2007)
  • Naqoyqatsi: Primacy of Number for piano (2002, transcribed by Michael Riesman)
  • The Fog of War for piano (2002, transcribed by Michael Riesman)
  • Music from the Hours for piano (2002/2003, transcribed by Michael Riesman and Nico Muhly)
  • Concerto No.2 "After Lewis and Clark" for piano (2004, transcribed by Paul Barnes)
  • Neverwas Set for piano (2005, transcribed by Michael Riesman)
  • "Life in the Mountains" from "The Illusionist" for piano (2006, transcribed by Michael Riesman)
  • Notes on Scandal: I knew her for piano (2006, transcribed by Michael Riesman)
  • No Reservations Combine for piano (2007, transcribed by Michael Riesman)


Works for two pianos

  • In Again Out Again for two pianos (1967)
  • Six Scenes from Les Enfants Terribles for two pianos (1996, transcribed by Maki Namekawa and Dennis Russell Davies)
  • Four Movements for Two Pianos (2008)


String quartets

  • Three String Quartets (from the early 1960s, withdrawn)
  • String Quartet No. 1 (1966)
  • String Quartet No. 2 Company (1983, composed for a dramatization of Samuel Beckett's novella; also orchestral version, see Other works for orchestra)
  • String Quartet No. 3 Mishima (1985)
  • String Quartet No. 4 Buczak (1989)
  • String Quartet No. 5 (1991)
  • Dracula for string quartet (or piano and string quartet) (1998, music for the 1931 film)


Chamber music (other than string quartets)

  • String Trio (around 1952, withdrawn)
  • Brass Sextet (1962-1964)
  • Play for two saxophones (1965, music for Samuel Beckett's play)
  • Music for Ensemble and Two Actresses for wind sextet and two speakers (1965)
  • Head On for violin, cello and piano (1967)
  • Two Down for two saxophones (1967)
  • Piece in the Shape of a Square for two flutes (1967)
  • Another Look at Harmony, Part 3 for clarinet and piano (1975)
  • Fourth Series Part Three for violin and clarinet (1978)
  • Opening from Glassworks for piano, cello and percussion (1981)
  • Façades, for two saxophones (or flute and clarinet) and string ensemble (1981)
  • Prelude to Endgame for timpani and double-bass (1984, for the play by Samuel Beckett)
  • Music from The Screens for chamber ensemble (1989/1991, from a collaboration with Foday Musa Suso)
  • The Orchard (from The Screens) for cello, piano and percussion (1989)
  • Love Divided By for flute and piano (1992)
  • In the Summer House for violin and cello (1993, music for the play by Jane Bowles)
  • Saxophone Quartet (1995; also orchestral version, see Works for solo instruments and orchestra)
  • Tissues (from Naqoyqatsi) for cello, percussion and piano (2002)
  • Taoist Sacred Dance for piano and flute (2003)
  • Music from The Sound of a Voice for flute, pipa, violin, cello and percussion (2003)
  • Sonata for Violin and Piano (2008)
  • String Sextet (1995/2009, adapted from Symphony No.3)


Works for solo instruments (other than piano)

  • Strung Out for violin (1967)
  • Piece in the Shape of a Square for 2 flutes (1967)
  • Gradus for saxophone (1968)
  • Arabesque In Memoriam for flute (1988)
  • France from The Screens for violin (1989)
  • Melodies for saxophone (1995)
  • Songs and Poems for Cello (2005-2007)


Symphonies



Other works for orchestra

  • Piece for chamber orchestra (1967)
  • Music in Similar Motion for chamber orchestra (1969, orch. in 1981)
  • Company for string orchestra (1983; orchestral version of String Quartet No. 2 Company (1983), see String quartets)
  • Glass Pieces for orchestra (1983, orchestral versions of "Funeral" from Akhnaten and Floe and Facades, for Jerome Robbins' ballet)
  • Prelude and Dance from Akhnaten for orchestra (1983)
  • the CIVIL warS - the Cologne Section for orchestra with optional mixed chorus (1984)
  • Two Interludes from the CIVIL warS - the Rome Section for orchestra (1984)
  • Phaedra for string orchestra and percussion (1985)
  • Runaway Horses from Mishima for string orchestra and harp (1985)
  • In the Upper Room for chamber orchestra (1986, music for Twyla Tharp's dance piece)
  • The Light, a Symphonic Portrait for orchestra (1987)
  • The Canyon, a Dramatic Episode for orchestra (1988)
  • Passages for chamber orchestra (1990, a collaboration with Ravi Shankar)
  • Mechanical Ballet from The Voyage for orchestra (1990)
  • Interlude from Orphée for chamber orchestra (1991)
  • Concerto Grosso for chamber orchestra (1992)
  • Three Pieces from The Secret Agent for orchestra (1995)
  • Days and Nights of Rocinhamarker, Dance for orchestra (1997)
  • DRA Fanfare for orchestra (1999)
  • Dancissimo for orchestra (2001)


Works for orchestra, orchestrated by others

  • Modern Love Waltz for chamber orchestra (1977, orch. by Robert Moran in 1979)
  • The Thin Blue Line for string orchestra (1988, arr. by Michael Riesman)
  • Overture to "La Belle et la Bete" for string orchestra and piano (1994, arr. by Michael Riesman)
  • Life: A Journey Through Time in seven sections for orchestra (2006, orch. by Michael Riesman, from The Secret Agent, Les Enfants Terribles, Dracula and other works, for the visuals by Frans Lanting)


Other works for orchestra, with chorus and solo voices

  • Koyaanisqatsi: Life out of balance for chorus, ensemble and orchestra (1982, performance version 2009)
  • The Olympian: Lighting of the Torch and Closing for orchestra and chorus (1984)
  • Itaipu, a symphonic portrait for chorus and orchestra in four movements (1989)
  • Persephone (T.S.E.) for orchestra and chorus (1994, music for a theatre work by Robert Wilson)
  • Songs of Milarepa for baritone and chamber orchestra (1997)
  • Psalm 126 for orchestra and chorus (1998)
  • The Passion of Ramakrishna for chorus and orchestra (2006)


Concerti and other works for solo instruments and orchestra

For piano

For harpsichord

  • Concerto for Harpsichord and Orchestra (2002)

For violin

  • Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (1960, withdrawn)
  • Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No.1 (1987)
  • Echorus for two violins and string orchestra (1995, version of the Etude No. 2 for piano)
  • Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 2, "The American Four Seasons" (2009)

For cello

  • Concerto for Cello and Orchestra (2001)

For violin and cello

  • Double Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra (2010)

For saxophone

  • Facades for two saxophones (or flutes) and string orchestra (1981)
  • Concerto for Saxophone Quartet and Orchestra (1995)

For timpani

  • Concerto Fantasy for Two Timpanists and Orchestra (2000)


Works for solo instruments and orchestra, arranged or orchestrated by others

  • Closing from "Glassworks" for piano and string orchestra (1981, arr. by Michael Riesman)
  • Passages for Saxophone Quartet and Orchestra (1989, three movements arranged in 2001 by Dennis Russel Davies)
  • Dracula: Suite for string orchestra and piano (1998, arr. by Michael Riesman, 2007)
  • Suite from The Hours for piano, strings, harp and celeste (2002, arr. in 2003 by Michael Riesman of Glass's music for the film The Hours)


Vocal works



Works for chorus

  • Another Look at Harmony, Part IV for chorus and organ (1975)
  • Fourth Series Part One for chorus and organ (1977)
  • Three Songs for chorus a-cappella (1984, texts by Leonard Cohen, Octavio Paz and Raymond Levesque)


Works for organ

  • Fourth Series Part Two (Dance No.2) for organ (1978)
  • Fourth Series Part Four (Mad Rush) for organ (1979)
  • Voices for organ, didgeridoo and narrator (2001)


Music for the theatre

  • Music for Play (Samuel Beckett, 1965)
  • Music for the Red Horse Animation (Lee Breuer, 1968)
  • Music for The Lost Ones (Beckett, 1975)
  • Music for the Saint and the Football Player (Thibeau and Breuer, 1975)
  • Dressed Like an Egg (1977)
  • Music for Cold Harbor (Dale Worsley and Bill Raymond, 1983)
  • Music for Company (Beckett, 1984)
  • Endgame (Beckett, 1984)
  • The Screens (Jean Genet, 1990, with (Foday Musa Suso)
  • Music for Cymbeline (Shakespeare, 1991)
  • Henry IV, Parts One and Two (Shakespeare, 1992)
  • In the Summer House (Jane Bowles, 1993)
  • Woyzeck (Georg Büchner, 1993)
  • The Elephant Man (2001)
  • Beckett Shorts (Beckett, 2007)
  • The Bacchae (Euripides, 2008)


Film scores



Arrangements

  • Icct Hedral for orchestra (1995, from the electronic track by Aphex Twin)
  • Sound of Silence for piano (2005, from the song by Paul Simon)


Other works



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