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Ruminations on "Round Midnight" by Thelonius Monk for Amplified Piano

By George Crumb

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Solo piano - Difficulty: difficult
Ruminations on "Round Midnight" by Thelonius Monk for Amplified Piano. Composed by George Crumb (1929-). 20th Century. Collection. With standard notation and performance notes. Composed 2001. 14 pages. Duration 15m. Edition Peters #EP68044. Published by Edition Peters (PE.P68044).

Item Number: PE.P68044

ISBN M-3007-4954-9. 17x11 inches. Program notes: English/German.

This work was originally composer as one of the pieces in the ''Round Midnight Variations' project. In this project a number of composers were asked to write pieces based on Thelonius Monk's famous tune. George Crumb describes his contribution to the project as 'Ruminations on 'Round Midnight.' Nine sections. 'This piece is not difficult to read....Like other works by Crumb, this piece creates a canvas of multi-shaded colors and a variety of textures.'--Clavier, September 2005

New off-set version saddle-stitched and sized to Crumb's original notation. Program notes in English and German.

  • 1. Nachtliches Thema 
  • 2. Scharade 
  • 3. Vorahnung 
  • 4. Cobweb und Peaseblossom (Scherzo) 
  • 5. Beschworung 
  • 6. Wiederbegegnung mit Golliwog 
  • 7. Blues in der Nacht 
  • 8. Kadenz mit lautenden Glocken 
  • 9. Mitternachtsverwandlung 
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