Two Minimalist Etudes (2000/2011)

for Solo Guitar

Duration: 8 mins

I – The Glass Harp
II – The Glass Abacus

Programme Notes

These two pieces lay forgotten in my music archive for 10 years until I rediscovered them whilst going through a box in 2011.

For reasons I don’t know, I never got around to transferring them from the written page into the Sibelius notation system that I now use.

I did that in 2010 as I quite liked the pieces when I found them. They are strongly influenced by Philip Glass and perhaps fill a gap left by the fact that Glass has not written any solo guitar works.

They were published in my Mel Bay Solo Guitar Collection as two additions to my Etudes for Five Fingers.