Shades of Glass

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Dustin Schulze

General Info

Year of Published: 2012
Publisher: Tapspace
Difficulty: Intermediate to Advanced
Duration: 00:06:45
Cost: $48.00


Player 1: Crotales & Chimes
Player 2: Glockenspiel
Player 3: Marimba 1
Player 4: Marimba 2
Player 5: Marimba 3
Player 6: Marimba 4
Player 7: Vibraphone 1
Player 8: Vibraphone 2
Player 9: Vibraphone 3
Player 10: Piano
Player 11: Timpani
Player 12: 4 Concert Tom-toms & Bongos & Hi-hat & Suspended Cymbal & China Cymbal
Player 13: Concert Snare Drum & Tom-tom (Low) & Suspended Cymbal & Congas & Crash Cymbal & Splash Cymbal
Player 14: Roto-toms & Triangle & Hand Cymbals & Suspended Cymbal & Splash Cymbal & Finger Cymbals & Castanet Machine & Concert Bass Drum


Shades of Glass by Dustin Schulze is an elaborate piece for large percussion ensemble containing colors and themes inspired by the famed American repetitive-structure composer, Philip Glass. Its aim is to create a hypnotic sense of euphoria by way of layered, repetitive figures, and colorful textures. The piano plays a substantial role in adding to the overall landscape, and the piece will require all players to have a keen sensitivity for how the whole ensemble is greater than the sum of its parts. This piece is unique and challenging, and also quite accessible for a wide variety of audiences.

Recent Performance

Works for Percussion by this Composer

Dark Sky - Marimba Duo
Dots & Dashes - Percussion Quartet
Flawed Perfection - Marimba
Involution - Percussion Quartet
Lucid Mantra - Percussion (13) & Piano
Raspberry Tango - Marimba Quartet
Shades of Glass- Percussion (13) & Piano
The Rem Cycle - Percussion (11) & Piano
Waterfall - Marimba