Lux Aeterna - Crumb!

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  1. steevihn

    steevihn

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    I am doing a concert where we'll be playing Lux Aeterna by George Crumb. The wind part is for Bass Flute and Sop Recorder. Have any of you played this? Are there any types of flutes I could use instead of recorder? Or should I just learn the recorder for the piece?
    Here's a link to the piece!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYEEEeNGnj0
    Excited to be doing some classical bass flute playing! :~)
     
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  2. hakukani

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    George Crumb was a resident composer for two weeks at my university back in 1975. My impression from his lectures about his music is that if he wrote for soprano recorder, he meant soprano recorder. It's not a difficult instrument to learn.
     
  3. gurzil

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    Yes, you should learn recorder. Depending on instrument availability, know that you could sub in the alto (barring multiphonics or range) and transpose the part up an octave for the correct pitch, and effectively get a different tone than soprano. But a Kung Studio or Mollenhauer Dream, in pearwood or maple would be affordable and sound great. An Aulos 703 or Yamaha 3xx would be even more affordable and would still sound good.

    Here is the Aulos soprano played by Lenka Molčányiová.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVARLQolFk0
     
  4. hakukani

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    I just listened to a bit of the piece. I grabbed my (aulos) soprano recorder, and found that the part is mostly C scale. It should be relatively straightforward.
     
  5. Taragot

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    really nice piece!

    I'm thinking of doing it myself - but the problem might be the sitar player. How is the notation? Is there an alternative instrument, which could replace the sitar?

    Thanks for sharing this piece and more infos from inside!
     

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