Black Angels / Kronos Quartet

(compact disc)

BLACK ANGELS (1970) (18:15)
Thirteen Images from the Dark Land
George Crumb (b. 1929 Charleston, W. Virginia)

  1. I. DEPARTURE (5:37)
    1. Threnody I: Night of the Electric Insects (1:22)
    2. Sounds of Bones and Flutes (:40)
    3. Lost Bells (:54)
    4. Devil-music (1:39)
    5. Danse Macabre (1:02)
  2. II. ABSENCE (5:25)
    1. Pavana Lachrymae (1:07)
    2. Threnody II: Black Angels! (2:30)
    3. Sarabanda da la Muerta Oscura (:46)
    4. Lost Bells (Echo) (1:02)
  3. III. RETURN (7:13)
    1. God-music (3:01)
    2. Ancient Voices (:33)
    3. Ancient Voices (Echo) (:34)
    4. Threnody III: Night of the Electric Insects
      --- Sarabanda de la Muerta Oscura (Echo) (3:05)
  4. SPEM IN ALIUM
    (SING AND GLORIFY) (late 16th century) (8:52)
    40-Part Motet
    Thomas Tallis (b. c. 1505 Kent? d. 1585 Greenwich) arranged by Kronos (1989)

  5. DOOM. A SIGH

    (10:54)
    Istvan Marta (b. 1952 Budapest)
  6. THEY ARE THERE!

    (2:47)
    Fighting for the People's New Free World
    Charles Ives (b. 1874 Danbury, CO d. 1954 New York, NY)
    Kronos part arranged by John Geist (1990)

QUARTET NO. 8

(1960) (20:00)
Dimitri Shostakovich (b. 1906 St. Petersburg d. 1975 Moscow)
  • I. Largo (4:57)
  • II. Allegro Molto (4:19)
  • III. Allegretto
  • IV. Largo (4:12)
  • V. Largo (3:56)
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