Glass, Philip

By David Timlin


Here’s an excerpt from the first movement of Philip Glass’ Violin Concerto No. 1. This section, rehearsal nos. 3-8, is full of Glass trademarks: rolling arpeggios, hypnotic repetition, swirling rhythmic phrasing. I mean, if you’re at all familiar with the music of Philip Glass … you’ll recognize that this sounds just like Philip Glass.

Violin music, of course, often translates well to guitar, and this example certainly does. These 30+ measures as arranged contain some relatively unusual shapes and wicked stretches, and they make for a nice sweep and hybrid picking workout

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