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Volume Seven of Bridge’s Complete Crumb Edition features the world premiere recording of Crumb’s new Appalachian folk song cycle, “Unto the Hills”. Performed by Crumb’s daughter, soprano Ann Crumb, with Orchestra 2001 conducted by James Freeman, the thirty-six minute cycle features spectacularly colorful (more than 75 percussion instruments) and moving renditions of such classic folk tunes as “Black, Black, Black is the Color”, “Poor Wayfaring Stranger”,” The Riddle”, and “All the Pretty Little Horses”. Also included on this CD is a stunning new reading of Crumb’s classic “Black Angels” for Electric String Quartet. Performed by the brilliant, young Miró Quartet, this performance, supervised by the composer, features a combination of early 21st Century virtuosity and state of the art recording technology.