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performed by the Miró Quartet
Daniel Ching (violin), Sandy Yamamoto (violin), John Largess (viola), Joshua Gindele (cello)
Black Angels: Thirteen Images from the Dark Land (Images I), for electric string quartet, by George Crumb (1970)
http://miroquartet.com/
http://www.georgecrumb.net/
https://www.edition-peters.com/composer/george-crumb/w00945

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I. Departure
0:00 Threnody I: Night of the Electric Insects (tutti)
01:39 Sounds of Bones and Flutes (trio)
02:24 Lost Bells (duo)
03:33 Devil-music (solo: cadenza accompagnata)
05:15 Danse Macabre (duo)
II. Absence
06:11 Pavana Lachrymae (Der Tod und das Mädchen) (trio)
07:17 Threnody II: Black Angels! (tutti)
10:14 Sarabanda de la Muerte Oscura (trio)
11:14 Lost Bells (Echo) (duo)
III. Return
12:34 God-music (solo: aria accompagnata)
15:38 Ancient Voices (duo)
16:11 Ancient Voices (Echo) (trio)
16:49 Threnody III: Night of the Electric Insects (tutti)

⠀Each of the string players is also assigned a set of instruments to play throughout the piece
「Violin 1: maraca, 7 crystal glasses, 6″ glass rod, 2 metal thimbles, metal pick (paper clip)
「Violin 2: 15″ suspended tam-tam and mallet, contrabass bow (for use on tam-tam), 7 crystal glasses, 6″ glass rod, 2 metal thimbles metal pick (paper clip)
「Viola: 6 crystal glasses, 6″ glass rod, 2 metal thimbles, metal pick
「Cello: maraca, 24″ suspended tam-tam, soft and hard mallets, contrabass bow

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