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Publisher: Chester Music

Company (1983)
Commissioned by the Mabou Mines Development foundation for the dramatization of Samuel Beckett's prose poem 'Company'.
Publisher
Dunvagen Music Publishers Inc
Category
Orchestra
Sub Category
String Orchestra
Year Composed
1983
Duration
8 Minutes
Orchestration
Programme Note
Philip Glass Company (1983)
These four short works were conceived as theatre pieces. I composed them for the Mabou Mines Production of the play ‘Company’, which was given its premiere at the Public Theatre in the early part of 1983. This will be the first live performance of this particular piece, since the original music for the theatre was played on tape. Since the Public Theatre debut, I have been asked to perform this music with the Philip Glass Ensemble, but written as they are for string quartet, the pieces are not at all suitable for the Ensemble. It is gratifying to have this music being performed before a live audience in a proper setting by such accomplished performers. Each piece a composer writes must find its own outlet. This is especially true with a composer like myself, who often writes specifically in collaboration with a visual element, whether theatre, film or dance. I’m happy to see that Company has found its home.


© Philip Glass

  • Ensemble
    Kronos Quartet
    Nonesuch:
  • Ensemble
    Ulster Orchestra
    Soloist(s)
    Adele Anthony, violin
    Conductor
    Takuo Yuasa
    Naxos:
  • Ensemble
    Conjunto Ibérico cello octet
    Conductor
    Elias Arizcuren
    Ibérico Records:
  • G. Schirmer / AMP:
Performances
Date
Title
  • 19 OCT 2013
    Konzert Theatre, Bern; Switzerland
    Berner Symphonie Orchester
    Mrs. Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla, conductor
  • 07 SEP 2013
    Marburg, Germany
    Marburger Kammerorchester
    Heyer, conductor
  • 13 MAY 2013
    Ulster Hall, Belfast
    Ulster Orchestra
  • 02 MAR 2013
    Opek, Leuven, Belgium
    Collegium Frascati
  • 02 FEB 2013
    Oak Ridge, TN
    Oak Ridge Civic Music Association
    Dan Allcott, conductor
  • 20 JAN 2013
    Compiegne, France
    Orchestre de Picardie
  • 12 JAN 2013
    Jackson, MS
    Mississippi Symphony
    Crafton Beck, conductor
  • 19 OCT 2012
    London
    New London Orchestra
  • 06 JUL 2012
    Konstanz Rheinstrandbad GERMANY
    Concerto Constanz
    Mettler, conductor
  • 30 APR 2012
    ACHTBRÜCKEN Musik für Köln
    Philharmonie Cologne, Germany
    Mahler Chamber Orchestra
    Lawrence Renes, conductor
  • 20 APR 2012
    Kolarac Hall, Belgrade, Serbia
    Belgrade Symphony Orchestra
    Jonathan Schiffman, conductor
  • 16 MAR 2012
    Zagreb, CROATIA
    Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra
  • 04 FEB 2012
    Warwick
    English Chamber Orchestra
    Robin O'Neill, conductor
  • 26 JAN 2012
    Salle Poirel Nancy, FRANCE
    Orchestre Symphonique et Lyrique de Nancy
    Jonathan Schiffman, conductor

    Other Dates:
    27 January - Salle Poirel Nancy, FRANCE
  • 12 JAN 2012
    Ljubljana, SLOVENIA
    Slovene Philharmonic Orchestra
    Jonathan Schiffman, conductor
  • 09 OCT 2011
    Minneapolis, MN
    Dakota Valley Symphony
    Stephen Ramsey, conductor
  • 12 FEB 2011
    Wiesbaden, Germany
    Theatre Wiesbaden
  • 18 OCT 2010
    Birmingham, UK (2 performances)
    City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

    Other Dates:
    22 October - Birmingham, UK (2 performances)
  • 15 OCT 2010
    The Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow Concert Halls, Glasgow, Scotland
    Smith Quartet

    Other Dates:
    17 October - The Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow Concert Halls, Glasgow, Scotland
  • 07 JUL 2010
    Rexburg, ID
    Brigham Young University
    Robert Tueller, conductor
  • 07 JUL 2010
    Rexburg, ID
    Brigham Young University
    Robert Tueller, conductor
  • 09 JUN 2010
    Denver, CO
    Youth Orchestra of the Americas
    Eddy Mariano, conductor
  • 25 MAY 2010
    Wroclaw, Poland
    Politechnika Wroclawska
  • 15 MAY 2010
    Corning, NY
    Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes
    Toshiyuki Shimada, conductor
  • 24 MAR 2010
    St John Smith Square, London
    London Chamber Orchestra
  • 13 MAR 2010
    Tilburg, Holland
    Magogo Kamerorkest
  • 30 JAN 2010
    Bethlehem, PA
    Lehigh University
  • 10 JUL 2009
    Studio 7, BBC Manchester, UK
    BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

    Other Dates:
    11 July - Lowry Theatre, Manchester, UK
  • 10 JUL 2009
    Gronginen, Holland
    Nederlands Strijkers Gilde

    Other Dates:
    11 July - Delft, Holland
    12 July - Amsterdam, Holland
  • 26 APR 2009
    Tonbridge
    Tonbridge School

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