George CrumbAncient Voices Of Children / Music For A Summer Evening (Makrokosmos III)

Label:Elektra Nonesuch – 9 79149-2
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Ancient Voices Of Children (A Cycle Of Songs On Texts By Federico Garcia Lorca)
1I. El Niño Busca Su Voz4:27
2[I.] Dances Of The Ancient Earth2:22
3II. Me He Perdido Muchas Veces Por El Mar2:14
4III. ¿De Dónde Vienes, Amor, Mi Niño? (Dance Of The Sacred Life-Cycle); IV. Todas Las Tardes En Granada, Todas Las Tardes Se Muere Un Niño6:43
5[IV.] Ghost Dance1:58
6V. Se Ha Llenado De Luces Mi Corazón De Seda7:07
Music For A Summer Evening (Makrokosmos III) (For Two Amplified Pianos & Percussion)
7I. Nocturnal Sounds (The Awakening)5:17
8II. Wanderer-Fantasy5:07
9III. The Advent13:23
10IV. Myth5:12
11V. Music Of The Starry Night11:20

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Total Time 65:10

A compilation of two earlier releases by Nonesuch: Tracks 1 to 6 from Nonesuch H-71255 [1971] and tracks 7 to 11 from Nonesuch 0396 [1974].

Ancient Voices of Children recorded January 1971, New York, with the assistance of the Ford Foundation Recording Publication Program.
Music for a Summer Evening recorded January 1975, New York.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 7559-79149-2 4
  • Barcode (Scanned): 075597914924
  • SPARS Code: AAD
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Matrix / Runout: 2 79149-2 SRC-03 M1S5

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Ancient Voices Of Children / Music For A Summer Evening (Makrokosmos III) (CD, Album, Compilation)Nonesuch79149-2US1987
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Ancient Voices Of Children / Music For A Summer Evening (Makrokosmos III) (CD, Album, Compilation, Club Edition, Reissue)Elektra Nonesuch, Elektra Nonesuch9 79149-2, D 144538US1990
Ancient Voices Of Children / Music For A Summer Evening (Makrokosmos III) (CD, Album, Compilation)Elektra Nonesuch7559-79149-2GermanyUnknown
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Ancient Voices Of Children/Music For A Summer Evening (Makrokosmos III) (CD, Album, Compilation)Elektra Nonesuch9 79149-2USUnknown


  • furtstock's avatar
    On the US version of this CD track 10 ('Myth' which is part IV of Music for a Summer Evening) is missing on the disc!! This track lasts 5.12 minutes. On the German version this track is on the CD. The German CD is complete and last 5.12 minutes longer than the US version. Avoid the US version!
    • ThisGuyFrritz's avatar
      I remember in the 1980s when I was at a flea market and was looking through some vinyl records (possibly about the time before I got my first CD player). One particular record got my attention. The cover sort of resembles a newspaper article with a picture insert of a nebula. What got my attention were "Makrokosmos" and that it was a Nonesuch record. I've heard a few Nonesuch records and notice how different the music tends to be. So I thought I buy it for $1 (if I recall correctly). When I listened to it at home, I knew I made a good choice. It had the strange 20th century music - rather atonal. It's a good thing the vinyl record was in good shape, especially when it came to the very quiet parts. I have that record today, still in good shape.

      About a few years after buying the vinyl record, I was looking through some CDs in a store (after I got my first CD player). I've found the Nonesuch CD that had "Ancient Voices of Children" AND "Music for a Summer Evening (Makrokosmos III)." I didn't buy it because I wanted to get it on sale. Well, time passed. One day, I saw one up for bid on eBay. I think I was the only bidder on it. The jewel case may have a few scratches (which I wouldn't worry about) but the CD itself was like new.
      I'm glad that I got it on CD. I could listen to the music without any clicks or pops you would hear from a vinyl LP (especially since the music gets very quiet at times). Although you wouldn't get the "warm analog sound" you get from the vinyl. Nevertheless, it does sound very good considering that it's AAD. Whoever likes avant-garde music may want to get this.
      One thing I want to let you know. Whoever did the tracking on the CD must've misjudged about the beginnings of "Myth" and "Music of the Starry Night." "Myth" begins at index 8:02 on track 9. Tracks 10 and 11 are the last movement, "Music of the Starry Night." Take note of that when listening to this CD.


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