One of the influential greats of compositional history - Discover Steve Reich scores at Musicroom
Steve Reich is one of the pioneers of Minimal music alongside composers such as Philip Glass and Terry Riley. With his compositional contributions such as Music for 18 Musicians and Tehillim, he has changed the landscape of contemporary classical music. Inspiring the likes of Bjork and Bowie, he has also proved to have been a major influence on wider contemporary music and culture.
Steve Reich’s tape loop experiment pieces It’s Gonna Rain and Come Out created looping phasing patterns. Consequently, the concept of rhythmic displacement of notes became the basis for many of his compositions such as Clapping Music and Piano Phase. The pulse and repetitive sonic outcome of his hypnotic counterpoint and polyphony has become his signature sound. Browse Steve Reich scores below and explore his rhythmic and harmonically compelling sonic soundscape. There’s a wealth of other classical sheet music & songbooks which includes an impressive offering of contemporary classical music at Musicroom.