List of compositions by Philip Glass

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" (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

* "Einstein on the Beach" for the Philip Glass Ensemble (1976, with Robert Wilson)
* "Satyagraha" (1980, libretto by Constance De Jong)
* "Akhnaten" (1983)
* "the CIVIL warS", Rome Section (1984, with Robert Wilson, libretto includes texts by Seneca the Younger)
* "The making of the representative for Planet 8" (1985-88, libretto by Doris Lessing, after her fourth novel from Canopus in Argos)
* "The Voyage" (1990, premiered in 1992, libretto by David Henry Hwang)
* "White Raven" (1991, premiered as "O Corvo Branco" in 1998, with Robert Wilson, libretto by Luísa Costa Gomes)
* "The marriages between zones three, four, and five" (1997, libretto by Doris Lessing, after her second novel from Canopus in Argos)
* "Galileo Galilei" (2002, libretto by Mary Zimmerman and Arnold Weinstein)
* "Waiting for the Barbarians" for voices, chorus and orchestra (2005, after the novel by J. M. Coetzee)
* "Appomattox" (premiered at San Francisco Opera on October 5, 2007)

Chamber operas, music theatre

* "A Madrigal Opera" for voices, violin and viola (1980)
* "The Photographer" for soloists, chorus and orchestra (1982), based on the life of Edweard Muybridge)
* "The Juniper Tree" (1985, with Robert Moran)
* "The Fall of the House of Usher" (libretto after the short story by Edgar Allan Poe, 1987)
* "1000 Airplanes on the Roof" for voice and ensemble (text by David Henry Hwang, 1988)
* "Hydrogen Jukebox" for voices and ensemble (libretto by Allen Ginsberg, 1990)
* "Orphée" for voices and chamber orchestra (1993, after the film by Jean Cocteau)
* "La Belle et la Bête" for voices and the Philip Glass Ensemble or chamber orchestra (1994, after the film by Jean Cocteau)
* "Les Enfants Terribles", Dance Opera for voices and three pianos (1996, after Cocteau's novel and the film by Jean-Pierre Melville)
* "The Witches of Venice", children's opera-ballet (1997)
* "Monsters of Grace", chamber opera for the Philip Glass Ensemble (1998, with 3D digital footage directed by Robert Wilson, libretto from works of Jalaluddin Rumi)
* "In the Penal Colony" for voices and string quintet (2000, libretto after the short story by Franz Kafka)
* "The Sound of a Voice" for voices and chamber ensemble including pipa (2003, libretto by David Henry Hwang)

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 (1977)
* "Fourth Series Part Four (Mad Rush)" for piano (1979)
* "Trilogy Sonata" for piano (1975/1979/1983, from "Einstein", "Sathyagraha" and "Akhnaten", arranged by Paul Barnes in 2001)
* Cadenza for Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 21 (K. 467, 1786) (1987)
* "Metamorphosis" for piano (1988)
* "Wichita Vortex Sutra" 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)
* "The Orphée Suite" for piano (1993, transcribed by Paul Barnes in 2000)
* "12 Pieces for Ballet" for piano (1993)
* Overture from "La Belle et la Bete" for piano (1994, transcribed by Michael Riesman)
* "Etudes" for piano, Volume 1 (1994-1995)
* "The Joyful Moment" for piano (1998)
* "Epilogue from Monsters of Grace" for piano (1998, transcribed by Paul Barnes)
* "Dracula" for piano (1998, transcribed by Michael Riesman)
* "Dreaming Awake" for piano (2003, written & recorded by Glass as a benefit for Jewel Heart.)
* "Music from the Hours" for piano (2003, transcribed by Michael Riesman and Nico Muhly)
* "A Musical Portrait of Chuck Close", two pieces for piano (2005)

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)

tring 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 (1956, 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)
* "Piece in the Shape of a Square" for two flutes (1967)
* "Head On" for violin, cello and piano (1967)
* "Another Look at Harmony, Part III" 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 orchestra (1981)
* "Prelude to Endgame" for timpani and double-bass (1984, for the play by Samuel Beckett)
* "Music from The Screens" for chamber ensemble (1989, 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 and percussion (2002)
* "Taoist Sacred Dance" for piano and flute (2003)
* "Music from The Sound of a Voice" for flute, pipa, violin, cello and percussion (2003)

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" (2006)

ymphonies

* Symphony No. 1 "Low" (1993)
* Symphony No. 2 (1994)
* Symphony No. 3 for 19 string players (1995)
* Symphony No. 4 "Heroes" (1996)
* Symphony No. 5 "Choral" for soloists, chorus and orchestra (1999)
* Symphony No. 6 "Plutonian Ode" for soprano and orchestra (2001)
* Symphony No. 7 "Toltec" for orchestra and chorus (2005)
* Symphony No. 8 (2005)

Other works for orchestra

* "Piece for chamber orchestra" (1967)
* "Company" for string orchestra (1983; orchestral version of String Quartet No. 2 "Company" (1983), see "String quartets")
* "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" for orchestra (1987)
* "The Canyon", a Dramatic Episode for orchestra (1988)
* "Passages" for chamber orchestra (a collaboration with Ravi Shankar) (1990, also arr. for Saxophone Quartet and Orchestra by Dennis Russel Davies)
* "Mechanical Ballet from The Voyage" for orchestra (1990)
* Concerto Grosso for chamber orchestra (1992)
* "Interlude from Orphée" for chamber orchestra (1993)
* "Three Pieces from The Secret Agent" for orchestra (1996)
* "Days and Nights of Rocinha", Dance for orchestra (1997)
* "Dracula: Suite" for string orchestra and piano (1998, arr. by Michael Riesman, 2007)
* "DRA Fanfare" for orchestra (1999)
* "Dancissimo" for orchestra (2001)

Other works for orchestra, with chorus and solo voices

* "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

For piano

*Piano Concerto No. 1 "Tirol", for piano and string orchestra (2000)
*Piano Concerto No. 2 "After Lewis and Clark", for piano, Native American flute, and orchestra (2004)
*Suite from "The Hours" for piano, strings, harp and celeste (arr. by Michael Riesman of Glass's music for the film "The Hours")

For harpsichord

*Concerto for harpsichord and Orchestra (2002)

For violin

*Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (1960, withdrawn)
*Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (1987)
*"Echorus" for two violins and string orchestra (1995, version of the Etude No. 2 for piano)

For cello

* Concerto for Cello and Orchestra (2001)

For saxophone

* "Passages" for saxophone quartet, string orchestra, piano and percussion (1989, three movements arranged by Dennis Russel Davies, 2001)
*Concerto for Saxophone Quartet and Orchestra (1995)

For timpani

*Concerto Fantasy for Two Timpanists and Orchestra (2000)

Vocal works

*"Music for Voices" (1970)
*"Hebeve Song" for soprano, clarinet and bassoon (1983)
* "Songs from Liquid Days" for voices and ensemble (texts by Paul Simon, Suzanne Vega, David Byrne and Laurie Anderson, 1986)
*"De Cie" for four voices (1988)
*"Ignorant Sky", Song (1995, for Suzanne Vega)
*"The Streets of Berlin", Song (1997, for Mick Jagger)
*"Planctus", Song for voice and piano (1997, for Natalie Merchant)
*"In the Night Kitchen" for voices and chamber ensemble (2005)
*"Book of Longing" for solo voices and chamber ensemble (2007, texts by Leonard Cohen)

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 Octavio Paz and others)

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

* "Mark di Suvero, sculptor" (Francois de Menil and Barbara Rose, also known as "North Star") (1977)
* Godfrey Reggio's trilogy "Koyaanisqatsi" (1983), "Powaqqatsi" (1988) and "Naqoyqatsi" (2002)
* "" (Paul Schrader, 1985)
*"Hamburger Hill" (John Irvin, 1987)
*"The Thin Blue Line" (Errol Morris, 1988)
*"Mindwalk" (Bernt Amadeus Capra, 1990)
*"A Brief History of Time (film)" (Errol Morris, 1991) (biopic based on Stephen Hawking's popular physics book)
* "Anima Mundi" (Godfrey Reggio, 1992)
* "Candyman" (Bernard Rose, 1992) (based on Clive Barker's short story, "The Forbidden")
*"" (Bill Condon, 1995)
*"Jenipapo" (Monique Gradenberg, including a song written for Suzanne Vega, 1995)
* "The Secret Agent" (Christopher Hampton, 1996)
* " [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118698/ Bent] " (Sean Mathias, 1997)
* "Kundun" (Martin Scorsese, 1997) (Academy Award nomination)
*"The Truman Show" (Peter Weir, 1998) (three original tracks, as well as material from "Powaqqatsi", "Anima Mundi" and "Mishima")
* "Dracula" (1998) (re-release of Tod Browning's 1931 film starring Bela Lugosi)
* "Shorts" (Michal Rovner, Shirin Neshat, Peter Greenaway and Atom Egoyan) (2001)
* "The Baroness and the Pig"(Michael Mackenzie, 2002)
* "The Hours" (Stephen Daldry, 2002) (Academy Award nomination)
*"The Fog of War" (Errol Morris, 2003) (an interview of Robert McNamara, former U.S. Secretary of Defense)
* "" (2004)
* "Secret Window" (David Koepp, 2004)
* "Taking Lives" (D.J. Caruso, 2004)
* "Undertow" (David Gordon Green, (2004)
* "Neverwas" (Joshua Michael Stern, 2005)
* "The Reaping" (Stephen Hopkins, 2006) (rejected)
* "Chaotic Harmony" (Sat Chuen Hon, 2006)
* "Roving Mars" (George Butler, 2006)
* "The Illusionist" (Neil Burger, 2006)
* "" (2006)
* "Notes on a Scandal" (2006)
* "No Reservations" (Scott Hicks) (2007)
* "Cassandra's Dream" (Woody Allen) (2007)
* "Les Animaux Amoureux" (Laurent Charbonnier) (2007)

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

* "One Plus One" for amplified tabletop (1968)
* "" (1977) [ASCAP Title Code: 498083802]
* "Pink Noise", acoustic installation (1987, with Richard Serra)
* "Brown Piano", "Martingala", "Double Rhythm", "Boogie Mood", "Sax", "Variation": alarm bleeps for Swatch wristwatches (1994, some with Jean Michel Jarre)
* "Aguas da Amazonia" (arranged and performed by Uakti from "12 Pieces for Ballet", 1993/1999)
* Philip Glass donated a track to the CD "Too Many Years: A Benefit for Clear Path International"

External links

* [http://www.philipglass.com/music/compositions/index_compositions.php Alphabetical list of Philip Glass' works on his website]
* [http://www.philipglass.com/glassengine/ Glass Engine]


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