Vox Balaenae (Voice of the Whale) for Three Masked Players
Electric Flute, Electric Cello, Electric Piano
by George Crumb
Small Ensemble - Sheet Music

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Contemporary Small Ensemble electric flute, electric cello and electric piano - Difficulty: difficult

SKU: PE.EP66466

Electric Flute, Electric Cello, Electric Piano. Composed by George Crumb. Mixed Instruments - Trio; Solo Small Ensembles; Trio. Edition Peters. 20th Century. Full score. With full score notation and performance notes. Composed 1971. 15 pages. Duration 18m. Edition Peters #98-EP66466. Published by Edition Peters (PE.EP66466).

ISBN 9790300722818. 16x12 inches. English.

Composed in 1971, George Crumb's 'Vox Balaenae' ('The Voice of the Whale') for 'electric' (amplified) flute, cello, and piano was inspired by recordings of whale song and considers, in typically theatrical manner, man's relationship to nature. Crumb invites the performers to play wearing black half masks under blue lighting if possible. A contemporary music classic, this Edition Peters score is notable for its presentation of Crumb's famous calligraphy. Three scores are required for performance.

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