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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George Crumb

Crumb was born in Charleston, West Virginiaand began to compose at an early age. Music Lists are as unique as the musician! During the s Crumb’s musical output was less prolific, but since Crumb has written several works subtitled American Songbook.

The E-mail message field is required. Retrieved from ” https: Write a review Rate this item: Hovhaness’s work imitates the recorded sounds with low basses and creates a rich orchestral ocean atmosphere, and Cage’s piece breaks up the word “whale” into its phonemes and extends those sounds, in contrast to Crumb’s approach which acoustically imitates aspects of whale sounds and like most of his pieces relates them to a poetic viewpoint.


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I ” and “Proterozoic Var. Performance instructions on final page. Crumb, like many of his contemporaries, also experiments with balaenaw notation Cope It was written in Cope Easily share your music lists with friends, students, and the world.

You consent to our cookies and privacy policy if you continue to use this site. Crumb also played with alternative bowings, prepared piano, electrically amplified instruments, unconventional bows or beaters, taps, knocks, singing while playing instruments, etc.

Subjects Trios Piano, flute, cello — Scores. However, there are many many more instruments and techniques other than the three described in the title. Flute harmonics of the 3 rd and 4 th partials are utilized in this piece, and both the fundamental, or fingered pitch, and the sounding pitch are notated in the score.

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Vox Balaenae For 3 Masked Players

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Edition Peters Customer Rating: Alternative fingerings, or color fingerings are used for subtle changes in timbre. However, Crumb chose not to literally transcribe the whale calls, preferring instead to use the instruments to suggest the sound and feel of the songs Cohen You already recently rated this item.


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Larger accidentals apply to more than one note. My class also agrees with what I say. It is just so wow.

George Crumb – Vox Balaenae For 3 Masked Players

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Rate this product’s difficulty level: Another tool used is that syllables are whispered into the flute, phonetic syllables, not words. Socre is a recommended setup chart for the instruments, balxenae not the speakers used. In his most recent compositions, which have the subtitle Spanish SongbookCrumb returns to settings of Lorca. Linked Data More info about Linked Data.

Tape can even be used, or crayon, to mark the nodal point on the strings that would produce the harmonics.