I wrote to his publisher about purchasing the sheet music for the Philip Glass Etudes for Piano and received this reply on April 28, 2008:
"Thank you very much for your enquiry. These Etudes are not yet complete. Philip Glass has written 16 of a projected 20 Etudes and they are consequently unavailable to purchase. Philip Glass maintains performance exclusivity on these pieces too. Sorry I cannot be of further assistance."
Chester Music / Novello & Co
tel: +44 (0) 207 612 7438
fax: +44 (0) 207 612 7549
Well, they are apparetnly recorded.
There are some people who are very good at listening to recorded music and transcribing the music onto paper.
I am not a big fan of breaking copywritght laws, but when things are not published, or when you have to purchase an entire score for one part I don't think God would object too much - - if you are doing it for yourself and not making money from it.
Re: Etudes for Piano by Philip Glass 16:26 on Monday, April 28, 2008
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Thanks to both of you: I have recently found out that they are as of yet not entirely complete, and I do not have the ear, patience, or desire to write out the etudes by hand from a recording! Thanks to both for your help, it is very much appreciated. I will just wait until they are completed, and maybe then will I be able to find a book of Glass's etudes on music store shelves!