piano by philip glass


Ember Gleams - Wokaroka {Jul 1, 2016}


It’s time to continue our special Be Random! #2 series, here at Musica in Extenso. I thought that today we will listen contemporary sounds from the prodigy american composer, Philip Glass.

Today on Musica in Extenso:

Philip Glass

Dreaming Awake

Piano: Nicolas Horvath

Dreaming Awake is a very relaxing piano work, that follows the main composing conception of the minimalism: repetition, spareness and simplicity. The title of the piece explains the idea of the composer: another world, where we can dream awake. The piece offers 15 minutes of silence and freeze the time for a couple of moments. 

Enjoy! - Editor-in-Chief

Magical Music

One thing I’m lucky enough to have studied is Classical music, particularly for Piano and Flute. So I thought I’d put together this list for people who want to include some music in their rituals. Both spirits and gods are said to appreciate music, and it helps us to get into all sorts of mind-sets. This list is mostly contemplative or sad/dramatic, and only a tiny section of the amount of music out there. So, first of all, just sit back, close your eyes and hear.

Hypnotic and Peaceful Music

Gnossiennes no. 1 by Satie (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLFVGwGQcB0)

Hypnosis by Ian Clarke (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPQtK3lZPVw)

Maya by Ian Clarke (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sdhJWAC2SA)

A L'Apres Midi D'Un Faune by Debussy (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYyK922PsUw)

Reverie by Debussy (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRjllL-MP0U)

Peace of the Woods by Grieg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgRvjTtrzEo)

Etoile Polaire by Philip Glass (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZcrLCM7T7k)

Mad Rush by Philip Glass (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtQpSGyPCBE)

Gymnopedie no. 1 by Satie (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-Xm7s9eGxU)

Consolation no. 3 by Liszt (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfDmUk7ie6s)

Moonlight Sonata movement 1 by Beethoven (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nT7_IZPHHb0)

Claire De Lune by Debussy (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fvo_iOuSck)

Miserere by Allegri (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IA88AS6Wy_4) it would be a shame not to include this piece.

Dance of the Blessed Spirits by Gluck (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgfcUePpqBQ)

The Spheres by Ola Gjello (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iocKB3UYD9s) another one it would be a shame not to mention!

Dramatic/Busier Music
For those times when you need a bit more action!

Escape from the Hours by Philip Glass (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vn4jsyYdsxQ)

Violin Concerto no. 2 by Philip Glass (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKJc8v7i9m0)

Piano Concerto no. 2 by Rachmaninoff (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEGOihjqO9w)

Adagio for Strings by Barber (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KylMqxLzNGo)

Danse Macabre by Saint-Saens (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyknBTm_YyM)

Nocturne no. 19 by Chopin (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wx0jkZdQwN8)

Pavane by Faure (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpgyTl8yqbw)

Fantasia on Greensleeves by Vaughn-Williams (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ius8hx63Hso)

Pan by Roussel (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaNGUcBoNTU)

Liebenstraum (Love’s Dream) no. 3 by Liszt (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4XEPdYO5mM)

Thais Meditation by Massenet (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLhvMgucWns)

Symphony no. 3 (“Organ”) by Saint-Saens - give it all a listen, it’s so worth it (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWCZq33BrOo)

The Lark Ascending by Vaughn-Williams (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJjwtXf9Q6U)

Got any to add? Comment below!


Ember Gleams - History of Doubts  {Jun 9, 2016}

À cette heure tu ne dors pas ?  Non, je ne dors pas, je m'éparpille, j'écoute, un peu la pluie et un peu le piano de Philip Glass ; à la vitre de ma mémoire, dans la buée de mes yeux fatigués, il y a, gouttes d'eau et notes de pluie qui pactisent, il y a tant d'amour que je ne veux pas fermer les yeux. À cette heure tu ne dors pas ? Non, je ne veux pas m'absenter, pas encore, même pas mourir,  je veille sur l'amour qui est à cet instant, un piano noir au fond d'un océan, au fond d'un grand salon médusé…  et ce piano joue pour nous.
Voilà je dors, oui je dors et je rêve que je te rêve à haute voix…
—  jacques dor

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