As part of Philip Glass’ 75th birthday year in 2012, I composed a Rhapsody based on a 3-chord progression from Philip Glass’ score for “Koyaaniqatsi”. It was done for a group of new composers influenced by his work. The approximately 8-minute piece is scored for full orchestra and solo piano.
Nocturne is a neo-classical tone poem for full orchestra. It is scored for: strings (violin, viola, cello, contrabass), harp, tubular bells, percussion (chinese gong, snares, tin toms, whip, crash & glass cymbals), 4 timpani, celesta (or glockenspiel, if played with wrapped mallets), woodwinds (bassoons, cor anglais, oboes, clarinets, piccolo, flutes) and brass (tuba, bass trombone, trombones, french horns, trumpets) and takes approximately 8 – 9 minutes to perform.
Nocturne is structured as a series of loosely connected vignettes that take place from sunset to sunrise in the deep forest. There are 6 sections (the times in parentheses are approximate start times from the MP3 performance below):