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Musically, the ballet is full of trademark Glass elements with its short repeated phrases, arpegiated rhythms and strong orchestrations.
Perhaps someone who already owns the original release might question whether this is worth the purchase and I can wholeheartedly say that it is.
It's one of the most beautiful dance scores I've ever listened to; While Twyla Tharp's original choreography is one of my all time favorites.
This music by Phillip Glass is awe inspiring and wonderful to listen to at home. Originally danced to by Twyla Tharp I was blown away in my seat by the music. Read morePublished 10 months ago by CCC Jr.
When I listen to this, it is normally in my car, it so relaxes me. This will be played at my funeral, that is when I die in many many years from now.Published 11 months ago by Karen V M
A few minutes of this is plenty. Glass long milked this particular genre for all it was worth. Some reviewers here have complained that the CD is too short. Read morePublished on April 6, 2011 by billinrio
The Houston Ballet Company recently revisited this work and dance arrangement with great acclaim. I feel this work and music score is contemporary without being precotious. Read morePublished on November 9, 2009 by JP Anderson
The final movement of In the Upper Room (Dance IX) is, pure and simple, one of the most gorgeous pieces of music ever written. Read morePublished on September 4, 2009 by William Michaels
Just like with the new release of 'Koyaanisqatsi' it is great to finally get a complete recording of 'In the Upper Room'. Read morePublished on August 30, 2009 by Douglas Burkett