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Knee Play 3 (Einstein On The Beach)

From Einstein On The Beach

By Philip Glass

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SATB Choir
From Einstein On The Beach. Composed by Philip Glass (1937-). Philip Glass: Einstein On The Beach - Knee Plays. Opera or Operetta. Book Only. 10 pages. Chester Music #MUSDU10626. Published by Chester Music (HL.14024616).

Item Number: HL.14024616

8.25x11.75 inches.

Einstein On The Beach, the opera from which Knee Play 3 was extracted, was a seminal work that broke all the rules, being non-linear, non-narrative, episodic, dreamlike and five hours long.Knee Play 3 is one of the number songs composed for scene changes, using numbers and solfege syllables as text.

American composer Philip Glass is widely known as one of the most celebrated,influential and prolific of the modern composers. He is frequently referred to as a minimalist, though he prefers to call himself a composer of 'music with repetitive structures.'

Glass' operas, among them therenowned Einstein On The Beach, are performed across the globe, and he has created work for small and large ensembles, film and experimental theatre, and founded his own performing group, The Philip GlassEnsemble.

This eight minute piece is the third Knee Play from Einstein On The Beach and is scored for unaccompanied SATB chorus.

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