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SEE ALSO

AVAILABLE SCORES:
Music in Similar Motion at ChesterNovello.com

RELATED RECORDINGS:
Music in the Shape of a Square on Stradivarius
Two Pages / Contrary Motion / Music In Fifths / Music In Similar Motion on Nonesuch

RELATED FILMS:
Four American Composers: Philip Glass by Peter Greenaway
Looking Glass by Éric Darmon

CATEGORIES:
Orchestral, Chamber, PGE

Music in Similar Motion

(1969) 12'

Music by Philip Glass

CAST:
2.pic.2.Eh.2.Ecl.bcl.2/4.2.2.2.1/ eorg or pg/ str.
Music in Similar Motion is an open score which can be performed by any group of instruments; it is not confined to the arrangement listed. New orchestration for chamber orchestra written in 1981.

NOTES:
The real innovation in "Similar Motion" is its sense of drama. The earlier pieces were meditative, steady-state pieces that established a mood and stayed there. But "Similar Motion" starts with one voice, then adds another playing a fourth above the original line, and then another playing a fourth below the original line, and finally a last line kicks in to complete the sound. As each new voice enters, there is a dramatic change in the music.

— Philip Glass

PUBLISHER:
Dunvagen Music Publishers
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