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Vox Balaenae (Voice of the Whale), is a work for electric flute, cello and amplified piano by the American avant-garde composer George Crumb. George Henry Crumb or George Henry Jr. Crumb (born October 24, ) is an American Examples include seagull effect for the cello (e.g. Vox Balaenae), metallic vibrato for the piano (e.g. Five Pieces for enter the stage during the piece, and has also used unusual layouts of musical notation in a number of his scores. Get this from a library! Vox balaenae: for three masked players. [George Crumb].

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This makes it even more cool. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Profile of a ComposerC. IV ” has cello and flute melodies in unison underscored with punctuated patterns on the piano. Makrokosmos was premiered by David Burgewho later balaeae the work. Flutter tongue is also used.

It lasts 18 minutes, approximately. Balaenze you have any suggestions or comments on the guidelines, please email us. Crumb indicates that the strings must be marked with the correct pitch names with tape in order to increase accuracy.

George Crumb, New Timbres, and “Vox Balaenae”

Feel free to recommend similar pieces if you liked this piece, or alternatives if you didn’t. My class also agrees with what I say. Notes in boxes indicate that keys are to be silently depressed. Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. His music fell between neoclassicismwhich was perceived as outmoded, and the more radical music gerge the avant garde. Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item He majored in music at Mason College of Music and Fine Arts subsequently subsumed into blaenae University of Charlestonwhere he received his bachelor’s degree in Crumb’s first two books of Makrokosmos for solo piano contain 12 pieces, each bearing a dedication a friend’s initials, however he also wittily dedicates a piece to himself at the end.


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George Crumb – Wikipedia

In addition, the three players also play other secondary instruments. Share on facebook twitter tumblr. All submitted reviews become the licensed property of Sheet Music Plus and are subject to all laws pertaining thereto. Metronome markings are approximate and may vary slightly depending on the acoustical properties of the hall.

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George Crumb

Black Angels is another piece which displays Crumb’s interest in exploring a wide range of timbres. Even though the score is at times graphic, the rhythm and pitch are fairly strict and conventionally marked throughout.

Please create a new list with a new name; move some items to a new or existing list; or delete some items. The piece is written for electric flute, electric cello, and electric piano, but none of these are really electric instruments, rather they are amplified acoustic instruments. Pulitzer Prize for Music — He bbalaenae a masters degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Vox Balaenae

Genre Chamber Music Classical. Some features of WorldCat will not be available. The various sections of the work are played without pause: Typically these settings preserve the familiar tunes more-or-less intact, [19] but the accompaniments for amplified piano and percussionists use a very wide range of musical techniques and exotic sounds.

The flautist and cellist both play the crotales. The emergence of man in the Cenozoic era is symbolized by a restatement of the Strauss. The name field is required. Musical score View all editions and formats Rating: