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Philip Glass

Publisher: Chester Music

The Canyon (1988)
commissioned by the Voorheen ADM Oudegracht, The Netherlands
Dunvagen Music Publishers Inc
Sub Category
Large Orchestra
Year Composed
18 Minutes
Programme Note
Philip Glass The Canyon (1988)
'The Canyon' is the second piece of a series of symphonically conceived "portraits of nature" (preceded by 'The Light' and followed by 'Itaipu'). The composition does not refer to a particular canyon; it is based on an idealized canyon of the imagination.

© Philip Glass

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    Atlanta Symphony Orchestra / Atlanta Symphony Chorus
    Robert Shaw
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