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Glass Works (by Mark Goodenberger)

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Glass Works was commissioned in 1996 by the Third Angle New Music Ensemble for a performance at the Bullseye Glass Foundry. Goodenberger's thought was to compose a piece fitting for that setting, therefore all of the instruments are made of glass. Carrying that concept further, Goodenberger wanted the music to imitate the four sounds that make up the title: “gla,” “ss,” “wor” and “ks.” This was done both vocally and through the timbres created by the chosen instruments.

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Musical Features
Technical Features
InstrumentationPercussion 1: One high-pitched glass for breaking, one high pitched glass wind chimes, three crystal goblets (pitched higher than the other players), three large glass bowls Percussion 2: One medium pitched glass for breaking, one medium pitched glass wind chimes, one high crystal goblet, three small glass bowls Percussion 3: One low pitched glass for breaking, one low pitched glass wind chimes, one medium crystal goblet, three medium-small glass bowls Percussion 4: Four glass gongs, one low crystal goblet, three medium-large glass bowls, one box filled with broken glass (played with gloved hands), three medium-small glass bowls
Level SuggestionIntermediate