Chorus/Vocal

David Lang

before and after nature (2025) 60'

SATB + amplified sextet

Stanford Live, Carnegie Hall, LA Master Chorale, Helsinki Festival, Chamber Choir Ireland, Kilkenny Arts Festival

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David Lang

poor hymnal (2023) 60'

word and music by David Lang

SATB

co-commissioned for The Crossing and Donald Nally by Elizabeth and Justus Schlichting, Jill and Loren Bough, and Peggy and Mark Curchack.

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David Lang

the national anthems (arr. string orchestra) (2023) 24'

Text by David Lang

SATB + string orchestra

LA Master Chorale, the Berlin Radio Choir, and Yale Choral Artists

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David Lang

we were (2021) 10'

text by David Lang (after Song of Songs)

David Lang

let me come in (2021) 10'

text by David Lang (after Song of Songs 5:2)

Michael Gordon

Montaña (2020) 60'

A music-film collaboration with Bill Morrison (film)

David Lang

stateless (2019) 6'

text by David Lang, after a letter by Rabbi Moses ben Nachman

David Lang

true pearl (2018) 30'

words by Sybil Kempson

David Lang

a girl (2017) 4'

text in Yiddish, by an anonymous author

David Lang

solitary (2016) 8'

text by David Lang (after the Book of Lamentations)

David Lang

a house (2016) 18'

text by David Lang

David Lang

last spring (2015) 5'

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

David Lang • Julia Wolfe • Michael Gordon

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

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

David Lang

where you go (2015) 8'

Text by David Lang after the Book of Ruth

David Lang

manifesto (2015) 4'

Text by David Lang

Michael Gordon

Cinnamon (2012) 2'

text by Francisco Nuñez

David Lang

ark luggage (2012) 9'

Text by Peter Greenaway

David Lang

love fail (2012) 60'

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

David Lang

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)

David Lang

i live in pain (2011) 4'

Text by David Lang (after Beatriz de Dia)

David Lang

i never (2010) 9'

Text by David Lang (after Thomas Tallis)

David Lang

oh graveyard (2010) 3'

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

David Lang

battle hymns (2009) 50'

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

Julia Wolfe

Thirst (2008) 27'

David Lang

i lie (2001) 5'

Text (Yiddish) by Joseph Rolnick

Michael Gordon

XVI (1993) 9'

David Lang

by fire (1984) 5'

Text by Sun Tzu, Robert Scheer