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In a performance given at Milton Court in London as part of the BBC Philip Glass at 80 Total Immersion weekend, the Guildhall New Music Ensemble plays Philip Glass's Glassworks.

Philip Glass's Glassworks is performed by the Guildhall New Music Ensemble conducted by Richard Benjafield, in a recording from Milton Court, London, as part of the BBC Philip Glass at 80 Total Immersion weekend.

Recorded at Milton Court on January 28th 2017

Philip Glass: Glassworks
No.1: Opening
No.2: Floe
No.3: Island
No.4: Rubric
No.5. Facades
No.6: Closing

The Guildhall New Music Ensemble:
Flutes: Antonia Berg, Simon Williams
Soprano saxophones: Tammy Clark-Barrett, Thomas Gimson
Tenor saxophones: Finlay McEwen, Max Ellenberger
Horns: Ben Pollock, Oliver Johnson
Viola: Ruth Kemna
Cello: Akito Goto
Piano: Jason Gong
Synthesizer: Ben Smith
Richard Benjafield (conductor)

Glassworks, written in 1981, was one of the first pieces by the American composer to achieve cult status. Written in a new 'romantic' style that was a departure from Glass's more hard-edged minimalist sound world, it is scored for flute, soprano and tenor saxophones, piano, synthesizer, horns and strings.

45 minutes

Music Played

  • Philip Glass


    Ensemble: Guildhall New Music Ensemble. Conductor: Richard Benjafield.