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The Hours
(2002)
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Composed by:
Philip Glass

Conducted by:
Nick Ingman

Co-Produced and Performed on Piano by:
Michael Riesman

Co-Produced by:
Kurt Munkacsi
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Nonesuch Records
(December 10th, 2002)
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ALBUM AVAILABILITY
Regular U.S. release.
Awards
AWARDS
Winner of a BAFTA Award and nominated for a Golden Globe, a Grammy Award, and an Academy Award.
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Buy it... if you tend to relax to atmospheric classical music led by piano and strings, harmonious by nature but without clearly defined themes.

Avoid it... if you prefer scores with more sharply defined cue changes and thematic swells, or if even the most accessible material from Philip Glass won't entice you to give his music another chance.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #175
WRITTEN 2/14/03, REVISED 3/1/09
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The Hours: (Philip Glass) The highly acclaimed translation of Michael Cunningham's novel to the big screen in 2002 was more successful than anyone could have predicted, with the superb acting performances in the film catapulting it to the forefront of popular and critical attention entering a generous awards season for the picture. The film's plot revolves around the novel Mrs. Dalloway, detailing how it affects the lives of author Virginia Woolf in the 1920's, housewife Laura Brown in the 1940's, and book editor Clarissa Vaughn in the present. With the original Woolf novel the only basic connection between the three women, the story expands upon the common emotional trials that all three face. The film, despite covering 80 years in various settings between the three lead characters, follows a consist theme of melodrama in its production values. Thus, a musical score that might normally fashion three distinct musical styles, one for each of the eras, could instead maintain a less specific, but more consistent sound throughout the entire film. Cunningham had always been familiar with the work of composer Philip Glass, even exclaiming that he had listened to Glass' works while writing for a long time. As such, it was a pleasant surprise for the author that the composer was locked as a member of the crew for The Hours after the departure of its original composer, Oscar-winner Stephen Warbeck. The style of Glass' music fit the intended environment of this production quite well. A well-known crossover between the classical and film music genres, Glass had evolved into a sort of new-age classical composer with minimalistic tendencies. Any number of postmodern-related labels have been applied to his style of writing, though his film scores are known for their solid, unassuming classical consistency. Not a writer of big themes or experimentation in the realm of modern instrumentation, Glass' work had resulted in one previous Academy award nomination (Kundun) and a significant following in record stores for many decades.



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Good, interesting and thought-provoking score
Sheridan - February 17, 2007, at 10:36 a.m.
1 comment  (2710 views)
The hours's music
Anna Rosa Petrella - July 18, 2006, at 12:59 p.m.
1 comment  (2841 views)
good music
Zeinab - February 26, 2006, at 10:38 a.m.
1 comment  (2878 views)
song
Gavin - December 30, 2004, at 7:02 a.m.
1 comment  (2395 views)
What is the Problem? Its good!   Expand >>
Jonathon Park - February 21, 2004, at 8:09 a.m.
3 comments  (4157 views)
Newest: April 9, 2004, at 7:15 p.m. by
Jonathon Park
Glass score for the hours
V. Innerst - November 29, 2003, at 7:41 p.m.
1 comment  (2486 views)
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 57:39
• 1. The Poet Acts (3:43)
• 2. Morning Passages (5:33)
• 3. Something She Has to Do (3:12)
• 4. 'For Your Own Benefit' (2:03)
• 5. Vanessa and the Changelings (1:48)
• 6. 'I'm Going to Make a Cake' (4:04)
• 7. Unwelcome Friend (4:11)
• 8. Dead Things (4:24)
• 9. The Kiss (3:57)
• 10. 'Why Does Someone Have to Die?' (3:56)
• 11. Tearing Herself Away (5:03)
• 12. Escape! (3:51)
• 13. Choosing Life (4:01)
• 14. The Hours (7:47)

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NOTES AND QUOTES
The insert includes an interesting note from author Michael Cunningham about Philip Glass and several excerpts from the book itself.
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