battle hymns (2009) 50'

Text by David Lang (after Sullivan Ballou, Stephen Foster and Abraham Lincoln)

large chorus, plus one snare drum

Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia and Leah Stein Dance Company

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libretto (English) by David Lang, after Sullivan Ballou, Stephen Foster and Abraham Lincoln

may be choreographed, staged or sung in concert

movements may be sung individually; the three Stephen Foster movements may be sung grouped together as a separate piece: ‘after stephen foster’


ensembles: Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia
conductors: Alan Harler
instruments: Percussion, Voice