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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

Carnegie Hall Corporation and The Perth Theater and Concert Hall for Paul Hillier and Theatre of Voices

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let me come in (2021) 10'

(arr. piano and voice)
text by David Lang (after Song of Songs 5:2)

soprano and piano

The Fisher Center at Bard College with co-commissioning support by The Los Angeles Opera

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10 Years of ‘the little match girl passion’

On October 27, 2007 Paul Hillier and Theatre of Voices premiered David Lang’s the little match girl passion in Carnegie Hall. The composition won Lang a Pulitzer Prize, the recording won a Grammy Award, and the score has since become one of the most performed new works in the world.

Staged by Glimmerglass Opera and Portland Opera, choreographed by the Paris Opera Ballet and the Royal Swedish Ballet, with theatrical productions in Moscow, London, Edinburgh, and Sydney, it has been performed over 400 times across 35 countries…

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