Chorus/Vocal

the national anthems (2014) 24'

Text by David Lang
SATB + string quartet

when we were children (2013) 9'

Text by David Lang
for chamber choir

ark luggage (2012) 9'

Text by Peter Greenaway
for soprano and string quartet

death speaks (2012) 26'

Text by David Lang
soprano, vln, egtr, pno - all amplified

love fail (2012) 60'

Text by David Lang (after Lydia Davis, Marie de France, Gottfried von Strassburg, Béroul, Thomas of Britain and Richard Wagner)
SSAA playing simple percussion instruments

where the bee sucks (2012) 3'

voice and piano

i live in pain (2011) 4'

Text by David Lang (after Beatriz de Dia)
women's chorus; SAA

i never (2010) 9'

Text by David Lang (after Thomas Tallis)
40 solo voices, arranged in 8 groups of s,a,t,bar,b

oh graveyard (2010) 3'

Text by David Lang (after the spiritual "Lay This Body Down")
SATB

statement to the court (2010) 10'

Text by Eugene Debs
SATB, strings, bass drum

battle hymns (2009) 50'

Text by David Lang (after Sullivan Ballou, Stephen Foster and Abraham Lincoln)
large chorus, plus one snare drum

for love is strong (2008) 11'

Text by David Lang (after The Song of Songs)
SATB chorus a cappella / Chorus plus 1 instrument

the little match girl passion (for chorus) (2008) 35'

Text by David Lang (after H.C. Andersen, H.P. Paulli, Picander and Saint Matthew)
chamber choir, plus 4 voices (SATB) each playing simple percussion

Water (2008) 76'

music and text by Michael Gordon, David Lang and Julia Wolfe
SATB, 1.1.1.1(cbn)/1.1.1.0/2perc/pf/egtr/str(1.1.1.1.1) [all instruments and voices amplified]

evening morning day (2007) 6'

Text by David Lang (after Genesis)
treble choir or version for men's chorus

the little match girl passion (2007) 35'

Text by David Lang (after H.C. Andersen, H.P. Paulli, Picander and Saint Matthew)
4 voices (SATB) each playing simple percussion

again (after ecclesiastes) (2005) 5'

Text by David Lang (after Ecclesiastes)
small chorus SATB

i want to live (2005) 4'

text by Deborah Artman
3 SSA

i lie (2001) 5'

Text (Yiddish) by Joseph Rolnick
small chorus SAA

pay me now (2000) 2'

soprano, viola, cello, bass

this condition (2000) 5'

Text by Lydia Davis
small chorus SAA

by fire (1984) 5'

Text by Sun Tzu, Robert Scheer
small chorus SATB

lifespan 15'

3 or more whistlers