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||Black Angels: I. Departure||Kronos Quartet||5:37||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Black Angels: II. Absence||Kronos Quartet||5:25||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Black Angels: III. Return||Kronos Quartet||7:16||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Spem in Alium (also set as "Sing and Glorify") motet for 40 voices, P. 299||Kronos Quartet||8:52||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Doom. A Sigh.||Kronos Quartet||10:54||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||They Are There! Fighting for the People's New Free World||Kronos Quartet||2:47||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Quartet No. 8: I. Largo||Kronos Quartet||4:56||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Quartet No. 8: II. Allegro molto||Kronos Quartet||2:36||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Quartet No. 8: III. Allegretto||Kronos Quartet||4:18||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Quartet No. 8: IV. Largo||Kronos Quartet||4:10||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Quartet No. 8: V. Largo||Kronos Quartet||3:57||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
Black Angels is one of Kronos' finest works, a haunting cycle of compositions thematically linked by their relationships to war and brutality. The title piece, composed by George Crumb in response to Vietnam, is marked by its contrasting emotional and dynamic shifts; for effect, the Quartet augments its music with chants, shouts, whispers and the occasional moment of percussion. Multiple overdubs create the vast sound on 16th-century composer Thomas Tallis' 40-part motet "Spem in Alium," a response to Holofernes' siege on the Jewish fortress of Bethulia. The only commissioned work on the record is Istvan Marta's "Doom. A Sigh," based on a pair of Romanian folk songs.
Formed: 1973 in United States
Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s