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String Quartet No. 5

By Philip Glass

String Quartet (Parts)
Composed by Philip Glass (1937-). Music Sales America. Classical. Set of Parts. 64 pages. Music Sales #DU10080. Published by Music Sales (HL.14012801).

Item Number: HL.14012801

8.5x11.0x0.161 inches.

The fifth string quartet by the innovative Philip Glass was originally commissioned by David and Evelyne Lennette for the Kronos Quartet, and was first performed on February 15, 1992.

16 - Viola 1 page

16 - Violin I 1 page

16 - Violin Ii 1 page

16 - Violoncello 1 page

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  • 4

    Canoga Park, CA
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  • June 10, 2020 Philip Glass quartet No. 5

    We really liked it and will continue to play it. Challenging but not impossible.

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    Mari G
    Northampton, MA
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  • April 08, 2017 difficult to read

    I heard this piece at a concert and loved it, hence ordered the music. Although it is not technically difficult, it is printed in a way that makes it difficult to read; specifically, the font used for the notes could be standardized, and the symbols used for repeating phrases could...

    be replaced with the actual music to make the piece more accessible. I've played it now in two quartets, both advanced amateur players, and we struggled to interpret symbols. It seems a gratuitously challenging style of printing.

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  • 5

    University Park, MD
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  • May 05, 2013 Philip Glass, String Quartet #5

    Glass's fifth quartet is a challenging and very rewarding piece.It has elements of the minimalism that one associates with Philip Glass, but it is more complex and interesting, than, e.g., his quartet #2.Highly recommended.

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