Kronos Kryptos

Four Tableaux for Percussion Quintet

Performing Score
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George Crumb's first work for percussion ensemble, Kronos Kryptos: Four Tableaux for Percussion Quintet received its world premiere at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in April 2019 and appears here in a facsimile of the composer's autograph manuscript. The composer revised the fourth movement ("Appalachian Echoes") in May 2020.

Due to the distance between players onstage, and in order to heighten certain theatrical elements in the score, a conductor is recommended for performance. This is a performing score. A minimum of five copies are required for performances.

Jointly commissioned by the Chamber Music Society and by the Library of Congress, Kronos Kryptos is dedicated to the Lincoln Center Chamber Players. "Appalachian Echoes" bears the additional dedication, "For my daughter Elizabeth Ann (In Memoriam)".

  • 22-minute work for percussion quintet
  • Requires five percussionists, large battery of instruments
  • George Crumb's first piece for percussion instruments alone
  • Requires extended playing techniques, including shouting, whispering and pantomime
  • Conductor recommended

Additional Information

Item Number: EP68630
Format: Sheet Music
Number of Pages: 24
Duration: 22 Mins
Publication Date: 15/09/2021
Barcode: 9790300760636
ISMN: 9790300760636
Format: 420 x 297 mm
Instrumentation: Percussion Quintet
Language: English / German

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