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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Leave it blank if you wish to appear as “Anonymous”. Please create a balarnae list with a new name; move some items to a new or existing list; or delete some items. It was absolutly insane a good one that is. Crumb is also a developer of extended instrumental and vocal technique. He obtained a masters degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Complete list — — — — — — — — Citations. Alternative fingerings, or color fingerings are used for subtle changes in timbre.

Crumb retired from teaching inthough in early he was crmb with David Burge to a joint residency at Arizona State University.

Vox Balaenaemetallic vibrato for the piano e. The Crucible Samuel Barber ‘ Close X Music Lists. 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. Do you like the artist?


Crumb indicates that the strings must be marked with the correct pitch names with tape in order to increase accuracy. Balqenae E-mail Address es field is required. Citations are based on reference standards. Your list has reached the maximum number of items.

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Vox Balaenae (Voice of the Whale) for Three Masked Players

My class also agrees with what I say. Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. You can also download at any time in your Digital Library. Crumb experimented with color fingerings which sore alternative fingerings used in succession with each other to alter the timbre and color of a pitch slightly Cope You may send this item to up to five recipients.

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IV ” has cello and flute melodies in unison underscored with punctuated patterns on the piano. The flautist and cellist both play the crotales.

The piano part requires several special extended techniques such as pizzicato playing, muted tones, production of harmonics, etc. The E-mail message field is required. There is not a scpre of indeterminism in this piece. Tell a friend or remind yourself about this product. The score uses no key signature; accidentals only apply to the notes they precede, except in cases of immediate repetition of pitch or patterns of pitches.

George Crumb Find more information about: It was written in June, in Media, Pennsylvania. It has so much depth and you need to practice or you probly won’t be able to play. Retrieved from ” https: Please verify that you are not a robot. We cannot post your review if it violates these guidelines. Black Angels is another piece which displays Crumb’s interest in exploring a wide range of timbres.


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George Crumb, New Timbres, and “Vox Balaenae”

Streams Videos All Posts. In he began a long association with the University of Pennsylvaniabecoming Annenberg Professor of the Humanities in AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. There is a recommended setup chart for the instruments, but not the speakers used. Four Processionals for Orchestra in Vocalise for the beginning of time — Variations on sea-time — Sea-nocturne for the end of time. Inspired by the singing of the humpbacked whale, the performance requires that each of the three players wear a black half-mask vizor-mask.

You consent to our cookies and privacy policy if you continue to use this site. In his most recent compositions, which have the subtitle Spanish SongbookCrumb returns to settings of Lorca. The portamento effect a very short glissando immediately preceding a note is always specifically indicated by the score.