Philip Glass: The Complete Piano Etudes

Books | Piano

Composer: Philip Glass
Format: Sheet Music | Instrumental Album

The Complete Piano Etudes is the first ever publication of all 20 of renowned composer Philip Glass's beautifully simple pieces for solo Piano.

With their deft rhythmic and dynamic changes, exciting harmonies and moving melodies, the Etudes are a joy to hear and play. Glass has composed 20 pieces that are at once relaxing and musically captivating, making this collection ideal for a committed fan as well as a casual Pianist. Whether you are planning to perform the pieces in public or privately for your own pleasure, this sheet music is guaranteed to be produced to the highest quality and the utmost accuracy.

The critically-acclaimed and widely influential composer himself states:

"The Etudes are meant to be appreciated not only by the general listener, but especially by those who have the ability and patience to learn, play and perform the music themselves."

See Philip Glass articulate his feelings on the Etudes in our exclusive video below:

The Etudes explore a diverse range of textures, techniques and harmony, making this sheet music perfect for a Pianist looking to immerse themselves in more lyrical ways of playing, or simply to enjoy the subtle beauty of the pieces. To add to the brilliance of the music itself, the engraving has been printed on traditional and aesthetically pleasing cream paper and is conveniently sewn-bound to lay flat.

Composed over two decades between 1991 to 2012, the Etudes were originally released as two books along with a recording of the first ten by Glass himself in 2003. Now, this collection exclusively contains all of these fantastic Piano pieces, first conceived as a self-teaching tool to enhance and aid Glass's own understanding of the instrument.

As one of the most prolific and influential composers of the 20th century, Philip Glass's works have been enjoyed for almost half a century throughout the world. With this book you can learn all 20 of his interesting and arresting Etudes for solo Piano, published together in a single volume for the first time.

Check out our second exclusive video below to hear Glass on why he decided to publish this collection especially for you, the player:

ISBN: 9781783058044
Skill Level: Intermediate Explain this
Published on: 26 November 2014
No of pages: 112
Language: English
Catalogue No: DU10967
 
     
       

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        Philip Glass: The Complete Piano Etudes reviews verified by reevooReevoo

        Quality of content
        9.3
        Value for money
        9.0
        Overall rating
        9.2
        Scores 9.2 out of 10 based on 26 reviews
        8 out of 10

        Peter

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        Learning and playing a different genre of music is refreshing, in this case sorting the various rhythms with contrary hands is not only fun but extremely enjoyable. As a musician and retired teacher I can thoroughly recommend it to anyone who enjoys just playing the piano.
        Reviewer left no comment
        Confirmed purchase: 06 February 2017
        Published on: 20 February 2017
        10 out of 10

        Steven

        Fresno GB surprised
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        high quality of publishing standards
        Reviewer left no comment
        Confirmed purchase: 05 December 2015
        Published on: 08 January 2016
        8 out of 10

        Daniel

        Norwich GB Plays Piano for pleasure
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        A beautiful set of études, very playable. They are not totally minimalist, so as to allow as much feeling through the arpeggios and runs. Frequent polyrhythms mean frequent practice. Nice sized staves.
        I didn't want to break the page binding to put it on the piano stand, but it does need a bit of folding and pressing flat on your favourites. Not always paginated for easy page turns.
        Confirmed purchase: 13 July 2015
        Published on: 12 August 2015

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