Joelle Wallach


Year: 1981

Duration (in minutes): 9'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: orchestra and chamber orchestra

Instruments: any brass, any string, bassoon, cello, clarinet, flute, harp, oboe, percussion, piccolo, timpani, trombone, trumpet, tuba, viola

Publisher: Carl Fischer

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Score PDF: Glimpses-Complete-Score-Carl-Fischer.pdf


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Description: Glimpses, composed in 1980 and published by Carl Fischer, consists of eleven fragmentary musical phrases. The focus of the work is its exploration of unusual orchestral colors. As a painter might achieve different and distinctive shades by mixing pigments, then making them lighter or darker, denser or more transparent, so Glimpses groups unexpected combinations of orchestral instruments at different volumes and densities to produce original and often startling orchestral sonorities.

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