Chorus/Vocal

sun-centered (2022) 25'

10 solo voices

Commissioned for the Tallis Scholars by Cal Performances, Carnegie Hall Corporation, Hopkins Center, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Stanford Live, Virginia Tech and Concertgebouw Bruges (Belgium).

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we were (2021) 10'

text by David Lang (after Song of Songs)

SATB

co-commissioned by Flagey, Brussels, for Vox Clamantis, Tallinn, Jaan-Eik Tulve, Director; the Crossing, Philadelphia, Donald Nally, Director; and the Fisher Center at Bard College, New York

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the sense of senses (2021) 8'

text by David Lang (after Song of Songs)

SSAATTBB

co-commissioned by the Company of Music, Vienna, Johannes Hiemetsberger, Director; the Crossing, Philadelphia, Donald Nally, Director; and the Fisher Center at Bard College

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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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a girl (2017) 4'

text in Yiddish, by an anonymous author

solitary (2016) 8'

text by David Lang (after the Book of Lamentations)

a house (2016) 18'

text by David Lang

last spring (2015) 5'

words and music by david lang (after aasmund olavsson vinje)

Cloud River Mountain (2015, rev. 2017) 32'

music by Michael Gordon, David Lang, Julia Wolfe and Lau Luo

where you go (2015) 8'

Text by David Lang after the Book of Ruth

love fail (2012) 60'

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

love fail – arr. female chorus (2012, rev. 2016) 60'

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

oh graveyard (2010) 3'

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

i never (2010) 9'

Text by David Lang (after Thomas Tallis)

battle hymns (2009) 50'

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

i lie (2001) 5'

Text (Yiddish) by Joseph Rolnick

by fire (1984) 5'

Text by Sun Tzu, Robert Scheer