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Lang, David


Stage works and dance
Orchestra works
Ensemble works
Chamber music
Vocal music
Solo works
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STAGE WORKS AND DANCE


prisoner of the state
(2019)
S.T.Bar.B. – male Chr – 2.pic.2.2(bcl).2.cbn - 4.2(in C).2.0 - timp - 3perc - str
Duration: 75‘
WP: 6.06.2019, New York 

the mile-long opera (2018)
for 1000 singers
Duration: 60‘
WP: 3.10.2018, New York

true pearl (2018)
SSAATTBB - ob.cl(bcl) -2perc - pf - vl.vc.db
Duration: 30‘
WP: 4.10.2018, Boston

the loser (2016)
solo baritone, solo piano - perc- vla.vc.db
Duration: 60‘
WP: 2016, New York 

plainspoken (2010)
for Benjamin Millepied and the New York City Ballet
pf.2vl.vla.vc
Duration: 22‘
WP: 06.2010, Wyoming

Water (2008)
music and text by Michael Gordon, David Lang and Julia Wolfe
SATB - 1.1.1.1(cbsn) - 1.1.1.0 - 2perc - pf. e-gtr - str(1.1.1.1.1) [all instruments and voices amplified]
Duration: 76‘
WP: 2.02.2009, Copenhagen
 
Shelter
(2005)
music by Michael Gordon, David Lang and Julia Wolfe
text by Deborah Artman
3S. - 1.1.1.1. - 1.1.1.1. - perc -  pf.e-gtr. eb - 2.1.1.1. [all instruments and voices amplified]
Duration: 65‘
WP: 20.03.2005, Cologne 

amelia (2002)
for Eduard Loch and La La La Human Steps
Duration: 80‘

Lost Objects (2001)
music by Michael Gordon, David Lang and Julia Wolfe
text by Deborah Artman
S. 2Ct - small Chr - DJ - baroque orchestra – perc - e-gtr.eb.synth [all instruments and voices amplified]
Duration: 62‘
WP: 23.05.2001, Dresden

The Carbon Copy Building (1999)
music by Michael Gordon, David Lang and Julia Wolfe 
text by Ben Katchor
Ms.T.Bar.Bar.Ct - cl(bcl, cbcl, ssx) - perc - synth.e-gtr [all instruments and voices amplified]
Duration: 72‘
WP: 9.09.1999, Turin

modern painters (1995)
text by Manuella Halterhoff
major roles: Bar.lyric S.Ms.dramatic T.character S.B
3T.S.2Bar.B - silent gir l- Chr - 2(pic).2(ca).2(bcl.)2 - 4.2.2.0 - 2perc - pf(syn).hp - str
Duration: 110‘
WP: 29.07.1995, Santa Fe




ORCHESTRA WORKS


harmony and understanding (2018)
for orchestra and audience
Duration: 20‘
WP: 14.03.2018, Lucerne

symphony for broken instruments (2017)
for orchestra of broken instruments
Duration: 30‘
WP: 2.12.2017, Philadelphia

symphony without a hero (2017)
3.3.2.bcl.2.cbn - 4.3(in C).2.btrb.1 - 3perc.timp. - cel.hp - str
Duration: 28‘
WP: 8.02.2018, Seattle

heavyweight (2015)
2.2.2.2 - 4.3.3.0 - timp.perc - str
Duration: 5‘
WP: 13.05.2015

mountain (2014)
4.4.3.bcl.3.cbn - 4.4.4.1 - perc.timp - hp - str
Duration: 13‘
WP: 11.03.2014

man made (2013)
orchestra version 
2(1pic).2.2(1bcl).2(1cbn) - 4.3.2(1btrb).1 - 3perc.timp - hp.pf - str
Duration: 22‘
WP: 8.05.2013, London

man made (2013)
chamber orchestra version
1.picc.2.2.1.cbsn - 3.2.2.1 - 3perc.timp - hp.pf - str
Duration: 22‘
WP: 1.08.2017, New York

wed (2013)
for string orhestra
Duration: 5‘
WP: 7.03.2013, Adelaide 

reason to believe (2011)
text by David Lang
SSA - 2.picc.2.2.2 - 4.3.2.btrb.1 – 2perc.timp - hp - str
Duration: 18‘
WP: 1.10.2011 

concerto (world to come) (2010)
solo cello - 1.1.1.bcl.1 – 2.0.0.0 - perc - str
Duration: 24‘
WP: 8.05.2010, Umea 

darker (2010)
for 12 solo strings
Duration: 60‘
WP: 1.04.2010, Brugge

fur (2004)
solo piano - 3.2-euph.2-bcl.2.cbn - 4.3.3.1 - timp.4perc - cel - str
Duration: 23‘
WP: 8.09.2004, Cardiff

loud love songs (2004)
solo perc -1.2.2.2 – 2.1.1.1 - timp.3perc - pf - str
Duration: 18‘
WP: 8.04.2004, New York 

how to pray (2002)
for orchestra
3.2.2.bcl.3 - 4.3.3.1 - timp.3perc - pf - str
Duration: 10‘
WP: 3.11.2002, New York

the passing measures (1998)
solo bcl - 8 alto voices -0.0.0.0 – 4.3.3.1 - 4perc - 2pf.eb - 8 (or more) vc.2 (or more) db; [amp]
Duration: 45‘
WP: 3.05.1998, Birmingham

grind to a halt (1996)
2.pic.3.2.bcl.2.cbn – 4.3.3.1 - timp.4perc.hp - pf - str
Duration: 11‘
WP: 18.11.1999, Huddersfield

international business machine (1990)
2.pic.3.3.3 – 4.3.3.1 - 4perc. - hp.cel - str
Duration: 5‘
WP: 25.08.1990 

eating living monkeys (1985)
3pic.3.ca.3.bcl.3 - 4.3.3.1 - 4perc - hp.pf - str
Duration: 8‘
WP: 19.04.1985 



ENSEMBLE WORKS


super chill (2017)
picc.bcl.trb.e-gtr.pf.glockenspiel.vln.vla.vc.db
Duration: 6‘
WP: 1.06.2017, Galway 

questionnaire (2015)
for 120 guitars
Duration: 20‘
WP: 14.10.2015, New York 

my international
(2012)
for text by David Lang (after Eugene Pottier)
picc.ob.cl.bsn - hn.tpt.trb.tba – vib – pf - 2vln.vla.vc.db
Duration: 4‘
WP: 21.01.2012, Oberlin 

pierced (2007)
for solo cello, solo piano, solo percussion and strings
Duration: 15‘
WP: 06.12.2007

o isis and osiris (2005)
2hn.2tpt.3trb.timp
Duration: 4‘
WP: 12.10.2005, Mannheim 

writing on water (2005)
text by Peter Greenaway
2Bar.1B - 0.0.0.0 - 1.1.1.0 - 2perc – pf.e-gtr.eb - vla.vc [amplified]
Duration: 32‘
WP: 29.10.2005, London 

increase (2002)
fl.ob.cl.bsn - hn.tpt.trb – 2perc - pf.synth - vln.vla,vc,db [amp]
Duration: 11‘
WP: 19.10.2002, New York 

men (2001)
for trombone - bcl.bsax - euph -2perc - 2pf - vla.vc.db [all amplified]
Duration: 45‘
WP: 18.10.2001, Ulm

I fought the law (1998)
picc.ob.ebcl.tpt.vl.vla.vc.db and two pieces of junk metal (1 or 2 players)
Duration: 6‘
WP: 4.05.1998, Milan 

street (1994)
fl.3ssax.hn.3tpt.3trb.pf.eb [amplified]
Duration: 8‘
WP: 07.1994, Amsterdam

slow movement (1993)
2fl.0.3(asax.ten sax.bar sax).0 - 0.0.0.0 - perc - 2key.acc.2e-gtr.eb - vl.vc [all amplified]
Duration: 25‘
WP: 15.06.1993, London

my evil twin (1992)
0.0.3.0 - 2.0.0.0 - perc. - hp.e-org.eb - 2vla.2vc
Duration: 11‘
WP: 13.12.1992, Birmingham

are you experienced? (1987)
text by David Lang
narrator, tuba solo - fl.ob.cl.bsn - hn.tpt.trb - perc - pf.e-gtr.synth - vla.vc.db
Duration: 23‘
WP: 27.05.1988, Pittsburgh

spud (1986)
fl.ob.cl(bcl).hn.timp.vl.vla.vc.db
Duration: 10‘
WP: 6.03.1986, Saint Paul 

hammer amour (1978)
piano solo - 2fl.2cl. 2.hn.tpt. trb.perc
Duration: 10‘
WP: 25.09.1989, Pittsburgh 



CHAMBER MUSIC


gift (2018)
for viola and guitar
Duration: 4‘

ever-present (2018)
for 2 electric guitars and 2 pianos
Duration: 7‘

wed (2018)
version for piano trio
for violin, cello, piano
Duration: 5‘

Road Trip (2017)
cl.perc.pf.gtr.vc.db
Duration: 60‘
WP: 27.10.2017, New York

tiny dance party (2017)
fl.cl in Bb.vib.pf.vl.vc.pf. 
Duration: 2‘
WP: 06.2017

broken (2016)
for treble viol and viola (or, alternatively, for viola duet)
Duration: 5‘
WP: 1.02.2016, New York

shade (2016)
for piano trio and strings
Duration: 20‘
WP: 21.01.2017, Eindhoven

almost all the time (2014)
for string quartet
Duration: 18‘
WP: 18.11.2014, Gateshead

play/pause (2013)
drum set - 2 e-gtr
Duration: 70‘

wed (2013)
version for brass quintet
2tpt. in C.hn in F.trb. tba or btrb
Duration: 5‘
WP: 16.12.2013, Zwolle

labyrinth within (2012)
fl.ob.cl.bcl.bsn.hn.vl.vla.vc.db
Duration: 60‘

light moving (2012)
for violin and piano
Duration: 4‘
WP: 13.10.2012, Cincinnati 

unused swan (2012)
cl.perc.pf.e-gtr.vc.db
Duration: 5‘
WP: 20.03.2012, London

bristle (2011)
for 2 or more double basses
Duration: 4‘
WP: 04.2011, West Hartford

cheating, lying, stealing (2011)
2.picc.2.3 in Eb.bcl.3- 2asax.tsax.bsax - 4.32.btrb.euph.1 - 4perc. - pf - str
Duration: 12‘
WP: 15.10.2011, Bowling Green

involuntary (2011)
for 2 piccolos, 2 trumpets in C and 1 drummer
Duration: 4‘
WP: 8.03.2011

stuttered chant (2011)
for cello and percussion in unison
Duration: 4‘
WP: 11.11.11, Los Angeles

undanceable (2010)
for piano and cello
Duration: 3‘
WP: 18.11.2010

killer (2009)
for electric violin, kick drum and pre-recorded audio
Duration: 5‘

forced 03 (2008)
fl.bcl.trb.perc.pf.e-gtr.vl.vla.vc.db [amp]
Duration: 10‘
WP: 10.06.2008, Dublin

lend/lease (2008)
for piccolo and percussion
Duration: 3‘
WP: 2.12.2008, London 

table of contents (2008)
for percussion duo
Duration: 8‘
WP: 17.09.2008, New York

these broken wings (2008)
fl.picc.cl.bcl.perc.pf.vl.vc.
Duration: 16‘
WP: 22.03.2008, Richmond

after gravity (2007)
for piano 4 hands or two pianos
Duration: 5‘
WP: 30.03.2007, Buffalo 

revolutionary etudes (2006)
for saxophone quartet (satb)
Duration: 22‘
WP: 9.06.2006, Rockport 

work (2006)
for cello, piano, percussion and video
Duration: 60‘
WP: 19.04.2006

sunray (2006)
cl.perc.pf.e-gtr.vc.db
Duration: 11‘
WP: 22.07.2006 

warmth (2006)
for electric guitar duet
Duration: 7‘
WP: 23.04.2006, New York City 

gravity (2005)
for piano four hands, or two pianos
Duration: 8‘
WP: 20.07.2005, Cividale del Friuli

breathless (2003)
for wind quintet
Duration: 12‘
WP: 23.06.2003, London 

world to come (2003)
for solo cello and pre-recorded cellos
Duration: 24‘
WP: 30.10.2003, New York 

how to pray (2002)
for cello, piano, rock organ, e-guitar and drums
Duration: 9‘
WP: 3.10. 2002, Nottingham

the so-called laws of nature (2002)
for percussion quartet
Duration: 32‘
WP: 19.10.2002, New York

child (2001)
for my very empty mouth, sweet air, short fall, stick figure, and little eye
fl(pic).cl(bcl).perc.pf.vl.vla.vc
Duration: 42‘
WP: 16.11.2003, Prague 

stick figure (2001)
cl.perc.pf.vc. and 1 or 2 non-percussionists
Duration: 10‘
WP: 12.03.2001, Milan

short fall (2000)
picc.pf.vl.vc
Duration: 4‘
WP: 1.10.2000, Luxembourg

pay me now (2000)
for soprano, viola, cello and bass
Duration: 2‘

little eye (1999)
for cello and 4 non-percussionists
Duration: 7‘
WP: 16.10.1999, Rome

my very empty mouth (1999)
fl.bcl.pf.vl.vla.vc
Duration: 13‘
WP: 05.2000, Strasbourg
 
sweet air (1999)
fl.cl.pf.vl.vc
Duration: 8‘
WP: 9.09.1999, Turin

miracle ear (1996)
for toy piano and metal pipes 
Duration: 4‘

wed (1995)
version for string quartet
Duration: 11‘
WP: 1996

cheating, lying, stealing (1993)
bcl.perc.pf.vc and 2 antiphonal brake drums
Duration: 11‘
WP: 29.03.1993, New York

face so pale (1992)
for 6 pianos
Duration: 9‘
WP: 20.11.1993, Huddersfield 

music for gracious living (1992)
text by Deborah Artman
for an actor and string quartet
Duration: 22‘
WP: 20.06.1993

vent (1990)
for flute and piano
Duration: 7‘
WP: 13.02.1990, New York City 

burn notice (1988)
fl.pf.vc or pf.vl.vc
Duration: 7‘
WP: 7.11.1988, New York 

dance/drop (1987)
bsax.bsn.perc.pf.synth
Duration: 11‘
WP: 10.02.1989, Toronto

frag (1984)
fl.ob.vc
Duration: 7‘
WP: 1.10.1985, Philadelphia 

illumination rounds (1981)
for violin and piano
Duration: 10‘
WP: 23.04.1982, New York 



VOCAL MUSIC


if i am silent (2019)
SATB
Duration: 8‘
WP: 20.03.2019, New York

stateless (2019)
text by David Lang, after a letter by Rabbi Moses ben Nachman
SATB
Duration: 5‘
WP: 5.10.2019, Barcelona 

teach your children (2019)
soprano solo – CChr - SATB -1(1picc).2.2.2 - 4.2.2.1 - timp.2perc - str
Duration: 25‘
WP: 16.08.2019, San Francisco 

the writings (2019)
SATB
Duration: 40‘
WP: 19.03.2019, New York 

prayers for night and sleep (2018)
text by David Lang
forsolo soprano, solo cello,1 percussionist and string orchestra
Duration: 15‘
WP: 27.10.2018, Amsterdam

she is called (2018)
text by David Lang
for treble choir
Duration: 5‘
WP: 8.01.2019, New York

a girl (2017)
text in Yiddish, by an anonymous author
for women's choir
Duration: 4‘
WP: 28.03.2017, California 

if I sing (after psalm 101) (2017)
by David Lang
for chamber choir or 8 solo voices (ssaattbb)
Duration: 4‘
WP: 2.09.2017, Ulrecht 

the public domain (2016)
for 1000 singers
Duration: 30‘
WP: 13.08.2016, New York 

sleeper's prayer (2016)
for treble voice and organ
Duration: 7‘
WP: 1.10.2016, Los Angeles

a house (2016)
text by David Lang
SATB
Duration: 18‘
WP: 17.04.2016, Evanston 

memorial ground (2016)
for massed singers and soloists
Duration: 30‘
WP: 26.07.2016, East Neuk of Fife

anatomy theater (2016)
Ms.T.Bar.B - fl(picc).cl(bcl). - tpt -perc - pf(acc) - vl.vla.vc.db
Duration: 75‘
WP: 16.06.2016, Los Angeles 

make peace (2016)
SATB
Duration: 3‘
WP: 8.07.2016, Philadelphia

last spring (2015)
words and music by david lang (after Aasmund Olavsson Vinje
SSAATTBB 
Duration: 5‘

manifesto (2015)
text by David Lang
for male choir
Duration: 4‘

simple song #3 (2015)
version for chamber ensemble
soprano, solo violin - 1.1.0.0 - 1.0.0.0 - 2perc - hp or pf (optional synth) - 1.1.1.1.1
Duration: 6‘

Cloud River Mountain (2015)
S.cl.perc.pf. gtr.vc.db
Duration: 60‘
WP: 21.06.2015

simple song #3 (2015)
version for soprano, piano
Duration: 6‘

when I am alone (2015)
for mumbling choir
Duration: 30‘

where you go (2015)
text by David Lang after the Book of Ruth
for chamber choir or 12 solo voices (ssssaaatttbbb)
Duration: 8‘
WP: 16.08.2015, Tanglewood 

crowd out (2014)
for 1000 people yelling
Duration: 40‘
WP: 7.06.2014, Birmingham 

just (after song of songs) (2014)
SSA.perc.vla.vc
Duration: 13‘
WP: 24.10.2014, Drogheda

just (after song of songs), (2014)
version for string quartet 
SSA.2vln.vla.vc
Duration: 13‘
WP: 6.12.2018, Oslo 

the national anthems (2014)
text by David Lang
SATB - string quartet
Duration: 24‘
WP: 8.06.2014, Los Angeles 

the whisper opera (2013)
text by David Lang
for soprano, flute, clarinet, percussion and cello
Duration: 60‘
WP: 30.05.2013, Chicago 

when we were children (2013)
text by David Lang
for chamber choir
Duration: 9‘
WP: 20.07.2013, Cooperstown

the same train (2012)
SATB
Duration: 3‘

death speaks (2012)
text by David Lang
S.vln.pf.e-gtr.[all amplified]
Duration: 26‘
WP: 25.01.2012, New York 

ark luggage (2012)
text by Peter Greenaway
for soprano and string quartet
Duration: 9‘

where the bee sucks (2012)
for voice and piano
Duration: 3‘

head heart (2012)
SSAA
Duration: 4‘
WP: 29.06.2012, New Haven

love fail (2012)
SSAA playing simple percussion instruments
Duration: 60‘
WP: 29.06.2012, New Haven 

love fail (2012)
version for women's choir 
8 solo female singers playing simple percussion instruments
Duration: 60‘
WP: 10.01.2016, Boston

i live in pain (2011)
text by David Lang (after Beatriz de Dia)
women's choir (SAA)
Duration: 4‘
WP: 2.01.2011, Philadelphia

the wood and the vine (2011)
SSAA

i never (2010)
text by David Lang (after Thomas Tallis)
for 40 solo voices, arranged in 8 groups of SATBarB
Duration: 9‘
WP: 27.11.2010

oh graveyard (2010)
text by David Lang (after the spiritual "Lay This Body Down")
SATB
Duration: 3‘
WP: 30.09.2010 

statement to the court (2010)
text by Eugene Debs
SATB - str - bass drum
Duration: 10‘
WP: 27.06.2010 

after Stephen Foster (2009)
Text by David Lang (after Stephen Foster)
SATB
Duration: 20‘
WP: 13.06.2009, Philadelphia

battle hymns (2009)
text by David Lang (after Sullivan Ballou, Stephen Foster and Abraham Lincoln)
for large choir and one snare drum
Duration: 50‘
WP: 13.06.2009, Philadelphia 

the little match girl passion (2008)
text by David Lang (after H.C. Andersen, H.P. Paulli, Picander and Saint Matthew)
chamber choir and 4 voices (SATB) each playing simple percussion
Duration: 35‘
WP: 20.11.2008

for love is strong (2008)
text by David Lang (after The Song of Songs)
SATB choir a cappella
Duration: 11‘
WP: 28.10.2008, Copenhagen 

evening morning day (2007)
text by David Lang (after Genesis)
for treble choir or for men's choir
Duration: 6‘
WP: 2.05.2007, New York 

the little match girl passion (2007)
text by David Lang (after H.C. Andersen, H.P. Paulli, Picander and Saint Matthew)
4 voices (SATB) each playing simple percussion
Duration: 35‘
WP: 27.10.2007, New York 

again (2005)
text by David Lang (after Ecclesiastes)
for a small choir (SATB)
Duration: 5‘
WP: 15.05.2005, New York 

the difficulty of crossing a field (2002)
text by Mac Wellman
S.Ms.T.Bar.B. - small choir - string quartet
Duration: 75‘
WP: 22.03.2002, San Francisco

i want to live (2005)
text by Deborah Artman
SSA
Duration: 4‘
WP: 20.03.2005, Cologne

depart (2002)
cello and 4 vocals
Duration: 18‘

i lie (2001)
text (Yiddish) by Joseph Rolnick
for a small choir (SAA)
Duration: 5‘
WP: 17.06.2001, San Francisco 

this condition (2000)
text by Lydia Davis
for a small choir (SAA)
Duration: 5‘
WP: 12.06.2005, New York 

by fire (1984)
text by Sun Tzu, Robert Scheer
for a small choir (SATB)
Duration: 5‘
WP: 30.06.1986, London



SOLO WORKS


MUTED (2018)
for solo violin
Duration: 45‘
WP: 8.06.2018, Oranjewoud

spring and greene (2017)
for piano
Duration: 3‘

the day (2016)
for solo cello and playblack
Duration: 30‘
WP: 17.08.2016

bell (2015)
for solo piano
Duration: 6‘
WP: 3.05.2015, Rotterdam

hard hit (2015)
for solo piano
Duration: 4‘
WP: 29.01.2015, New York 

low resolution (2015)
for violin solo
Duration: 3‘
WP: 05. 2016, New York 

touch not the cat (2015)
for solo percussion (tambourine)
Duration: 2‘

mystery sonatas (2014)
for solo violin
Duration: 45‘
WP: 29.04.2014, New York 

winter piano (2014)
Duration: 3‘

ornament and reproach (2013)
for solo piano
Duration: 3‘
WP: 7.11.2013, Vancouver

before gravity (2012)
for piano 4-hands
Duration: 3‘
WP: 6.05.2012, New York 

string of pearls (2006)
for solo marimba
Duration: 9‘
WP: 10.11.2006, Austin

unchained melody (2004)
for solo percussion
Duration: 7‘
WP: 2.03.2004, La Jolla 

this was written by hand (2003)
for piano solo
Duration: 9‘
WP: 23.06.2003, London 

ordinary (2012)
for organ
Duration: 3‘
WP: 28.03.2012, Cincinnati 

wavy (2012)
for piano 6-hands
Duration: 3‘
WP: 6.05.2012, New York 

boy (2001)
for piano solo
Duration: 3‘
WP: 13.12.2001, New York 

I feel pretty (2001)
for double bass solo
Duration: 5‘
WP: 8.09.2001, Minneapolis 

diet coke (1999)
for piano
Duration: 2‘

grind (1999)
for piano
Duration: 2‘

beach (1997)
for piano solo
Duration: 9‘

broken door (1997)
for piano solo
Duration: 5‘
WP: 1.08.1998, Palermo

cello (1997)
for piano solo
Duration: 5‘

scraping song (1997)
for solo percussion
Duration: 9‘
WP: 1.11.1998, New York 

thorn (1993)
for flute solo
Duration: 5‘
WP: 8.06.1993, Berlin 

cage (1992)
for solo piano
Duration: 3‘

memory pieces (1992)
for piano solo
Duration: 30‘

press release (1992)
for bass clarinet
Duration: 10‘
WP: 16.03.1992, Cambridge, 

press release (1992)
verson for baritone saxophone
Duration: 10‘
WP: 14.11.2001, New York

press release (1992)
version for bassoon
Duration: 10‘
WP: 9.05.1992, Amsterdam, 

wed (1992)
for piano solo
Duration: 5‘

the anvil choir (1991)
for solo percussion
Duration: 7‘
WP: 12.05.1991, New York 

orpheus over and under (1989)
for piano duo
Duration: 18‘
WP: 27.03.1989, New York City 

while nailing at random (1983)
for piano solo
Duration: 10‘
WP: 2.03.1988, Toronto




mick's dream (2015)
from soundtrack to Paolo Sorrentino’s “Youth”
Duration: 4‘

simple song #3 (2015)
from soundtrack to Paolo Sorrentino’s “Youth”
Duration: 6‘

wood symphony (2015)
from soundtrack to Paolo Sorrentino’s “Youth”
Duration: 4‘

the woodmans (2011)
score to film by C Scott Willis
Duration: 35‘

(Untitled) film score (2009)
Duration: 96‘

In C (2009)
arr. by David Lang
WP: Grand Valley 

Heroin (2007)
text and music by Lou Reed 
arr. by David Lang
for tenor and cello
Duration: 11‘

Requiem For A Dream (2000)
arr. by David Lang

Music for Airports (1998)
arr. by Michael Gordon, David Lang, Julia Wolfe
cl.perc.pf.e-gtr.vc.db
Duration: 48‘
WP: 7.03.1998, New York 

Born to be Wild (1994)
arr. by David Lang
for percussion
Duration: 3‘
David Lang is one of the most performed American composers writing today. He is acclaimed for his vocal music, including his Pulitzer Prize-winning the little match girl passion, and for his theatrical imagination, in his operas, in narrative music for dance and film, and in massive site-specific events and installations. He earned Golden Globe, Critics' Choice, and Academy Award nominations for his music for Paolo Sorrentino's film Youth. Most recently, Lang scored Paul Dano's directorial debut, Wildlife, as well as Patty Jenkins’s limited series I Am the Night.

Recent works include his opera prisoner of the state (with libretto by Lang) — premiered in 2019 by the New York Philharmonic, who co-commissioned the work along with Rotterdam's de Doelen Concert Hall, London’s Barbican Centre, Barcelona’s l’Auditori, Bochum Symphony Orchestra, Malmö Opera, and Bruges’s Concertgebouw; the writings, commissioned by Carnegie Hall and the Netherlands Kamerkoor, and premiered by Theatre of Voices; the mile-long opera, co-created with architect Elizabeth Diller and premiered in New York City's mile-long elevated park The Highline; the loser, which opened the 2016 Next Wave Festival at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and for which Lang served as composer, librettist, and stage director; the public domain for 1,000 singers at Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival; his chamber opera anatomy theater at Los Angeles Opera and at the Prototype Festival in New York; the concerto man made for the ensemble So Percussion and a consortium of orchestras, including the BBC Symphony and the Los Angeles Philharmonic; mountain, commissioned by the Cincinnati Symphony; death speaks, a song cycle based on Schubert, but performed by rock musicians, including Bryce Dessner from The National and Shara Worden from My Brightest Diamond; the whisper opera, for the International Contemporary Ensemble and soprano Tony Arnold; and love fail, an evening-length work for the early music vocal ensemble Anonymous 4, with libretto and staging by Lang.

Lang is a Professor of Music Composition at the Yale School of Music and is Artist in Residence at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.