George Crumb

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Crumb rose to prominence in the second half of the 20th century on the strength of his highly personal avant-garde style.
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Composition Highlights

Title Year Avg. Duration Genre
Black Angels (Images I), for electric string quartet 1970 Chamber Music
Ancient Voices of Children, for mezzo- & boy soprano, oboe, mandolin, harp, amplified & toy piano & 3 percussionists 1970 Vocal Music
Makrokosmos I, for amplified piano 1972 Keyboard
Makrokosmos II, for amplified piano 1973 Keyboard
Celestial Mechanics (Makrokosmos IV), for amplified piano, 4 hands 1979 Keyboard
Music for a Summer Evening (Makrokosmos III), for 2 amplified pianos & 2 percussionists 1974 Chamber Music
Eleven Echoes of Autumn (Echoes I), for alto flute, clarinet, violin & piano 1966 Chamber Music
Sonata for cello 1955 Chamber Music
Star-Child, for soprano, antiphonal children's voices, male speaking choir, bell ringers & large orchestra 1977 Choral
A Little Suite for Christmas, A. D. 1979, for piano 1980 Keyboard
Vox Balaenae, for 3 masked players: electric flute, electric cello & electric piano 1971 Chamber Music
Apparition, for soprano & amplified piano 1979 Vocal Music
Eine Kleine Mitternachtmusik (A Little Midnight Music) Ruminations on 'Round Midnight by Thelonius Monk, for amplified piano 2002 Keyboard
Processional, for piano 1983 Keyboard
Songs, Drones and Refrains of Death, for baritone, electric guitar & double bass, amplified piano & harpsichord & 2 percussionists 1962 Vocal Music
Nocturnes (4) (Night Music II), for violin & piano 1964 Chamber Music
Night Music I, for soprano, piano/celeste & 2 percussionists 1963 Vocal Music
Early Songs (3), for voice & piano 1947 Vocal Music
Night of the Four Moons, for alto, alto flute/piccolo, banjo, electric cello & percussion 1969 Vocal Music
Madrigals, for soprano & chamber ensemble, Book 2 1965 Vocal Music
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