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The Hours

Music from the Motion Picture Arranged for Piano Solo

By Philip Glass

Customer Rating:   13 Reviews Write a Review


The Hours (Music from the Motion Picture Arranged for Piano Solo). Composed by Philip Glass (1937-). For Piano/Keyboard (Piano). Piano Solo Songbook. 20th Century and Movies. SMP Level 6 (Late Intermediate). Collection. Standard notation (does not include words to the songs). 64 pages. Hal Leonard #AM977383. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.313251).

ISBN 1844490610. With standard notation (does not include words to the songs). 20th Century and Movies. 9x12 inches.

This folio features piano solo arrangements of 11 beautiful Philip Glass compositions from this highly acclaimed, Oscar-nominated film score, including Choosing Life, Morning Passages, Tearing Herself Away and more.

This title has selections that range in difficulty from SMP Level 5-6.

About SMP Level 6 (Late Intermediate)

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4-note chords in both hands with large stretches and leaps. Irregular and complicated rhythms.

  • Choosing Life 
  • Dead Things 
  • Morning Passages 
  • Something She Has To Do 
  • The Hours 
  • The Poet Acts 
  • Why Does Someone Have To Die? 
  • Escape! 
  • Tearing Herself Away 
  • I'm Going To Make A Cake 
  • An Unwelcome Friend 
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  • February 19, 2012 Cool

    Good music. Well-arranged since the original uses much piano. Book itself has Annoying stiff binding.

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  • May 18, 2010 Love it

    Great collection of some very well arranged sheet music.

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  • May 12, 2008 Very nice, but sadly incomplete

    The Hours is a really nice book. The music is wonderfull and left me and listeners amazed. However, sadly the book has not been reviewed or arranged by Philip Glass himself. Two men (which I'm sure are really good musicians, do not get me wrong) adapted the original music...

    for piano and string quartet to a piano solo. I somehow felt that this was not always done with the same respect and feeling as Glass himself. Too bad, because apart from that it is a marvellous book. I surely recommend it if you're into melancholic and somewhat dramatic music.

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  • April 11, 2008 Enjoyable Minimalism

    Riesman and Muhly have done a fantastic job in re-creating the atmosphere of the score in this piano arrangement. The depth and precision to be found in it is stunning to say the least... Truly enjoyable minimalstic settings of Glass's original.

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  • March 13, 2008 I love it

    This sheet music is just what I was hoping for. It is manageable, yet challenging, and beautiful. I am very happy with my purchase.

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