String Quartet amplified string quartet - Difficulty: difficult
SKU: PE.EP66304 For Electric String Quartet
. Composed by George Crumb. String Quartets. Edition Peters. 20th Century. Full score. With full score notation and performance notes. Composed 1970. 9 pages. Duration 24m. Edition Peters #98-EP66304. Published by Edition Peters (PE.EP66304).
ISBN 9790300720364. 16.5x20.5 inches. English.
'Black Angels' (Thirteen Images from the Dark Land) was conceived as a kind of parable on our troubled contemporary world. The numerous quasi-programmatic allusions in the work are therefore symbolic, although the essential polarity - God versus Devil - implies more than a purely metaphysical reality. The image of the 'black angel' was a conventional device used by early painters to symbolize the fallen angel. (George Crumb)
Not only a contemporary classic of the string quartet literature, Crumb's 'Black Angel' is one of his most iconic scores. Produced in large format. 4 Copies needed for performance (performers play from the score).