Music of Our Time, Vol. 3: George Crumb
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCR803     Release Date: 1998-01-01
Barbara Ann Martin, soprano; Derek Yale, boy soprano; Noel Bisson boy soprano; Geoffrey Michaels, violin; Lori Barnet, cello; Dorothy Freeman, oboe and harmonica; Patrick Mercuri, mandolin; David Crumb, mandolin; Sophie Labiner, harp; Marcantonio Barone, piano, electric piano, toy piano, humming; Susan Jones, William Kerrigan, and Kenneth Miller, percussion; Sonja Downing, Ken Williams, and Sydney Foster, glass harmonica; George Crumb, Kenneth Miller, humming; James Freeman, piano, conductor

I was a young first-year instructor in music at Swarthmore College and a freelance bass player when I first met George Crumb (b Charleston, WV, 24 Oct 1929). The enterprising conductor of the Philadelphia Composers Forum, Joel Thome, decided to try out the new bass player in town and invited me to play in a concert that included the first book of Crumb’s Madrigals, for soprano, vibraphone, and bass. Practicing my part, I was immediately entranced by the sensuous sounds, the remarkably acute understanding of the instruments, the clear sense that every note and every rest were essential to the piece, and the extraordinarily beautiful reflection of Lorca’s haunting poetry. The piece literally changed my life, for I realized that I wanted to know and play every note this composer had written, and to share that music with everyone I knew.
—James Freeman

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Track Listing

Ancient Voices of Children: I. El niño busca su voz
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Ancient Voices of Children: DANCES OF THE ANCIENT EARTH
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Ancient Voices of Children: II. Me he perdido muchas veces por el mar
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Ancient Voices of Children: III. De donde vienes, amor, mi niño
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Ancient Voices of Children: IV: Todas las tardes en Granada, todas las tardes se muere un niño
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Ancient Voices of Children: GHOST DANCE
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Ancient Voices of Children: V. Se ha Ilenado de luces me corazon de seda
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A Little Suite for Christmas, A.D. 1979: I. The Visitation
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A Little Suite for Christmas, A.D. 1979: II. Berceuse for The Infant Jesus
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A Little Suite for Christmas, A.D. 1979: III. The Shepherd's Noël
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A Little Suite for Christmas, A.D. 1979: IV. Adoration of The Magi
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A Little Suite for Christmas, A.D. 1979: V. Nativity Dance
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A Little Suite for Christmas, A.D. 1979: VI. Canticle of The Holy Night
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A Little Suite for Christmas, A.D. 1979: VII. Carol of The Bells
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Three Early Songs: I. Night
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Three Early Songs: II. Let It Be Forgotten
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Three Early Songs: III. Wind Elegy
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Dream Sequence (Images II)
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