Songs, Drones and Refrains of Death

George Crumb

Year

1968


Duration

30'


Instrumentation

baritone - electric guitar, percussion (2), amplified piano (=amplified harpsichord), electric double bass


Genre

Chamber Music


Text/Libretto

Federico Garcia Lorca


Premiere

Iowa City, University of Iowa, Center for New Music, 29 March 1969: Harold Heap, baritone


Publisher

Edition Peters


Comment

Composer sanctions performance with amplified acoustic (classical) guitar, provided there is an appropriate pick-up available.


Source

score; composer homepage;