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David Lang

Publisher: G. Schirmer

My Very Empty Mouth (1999)
Red Poppy
Works for 2-6 Players
Sub Category
Pierrot Ensemble (no voice)
Year Composed
13 Minutes
Programme Note
David Lang My Very Empty Mouth (1999)
Composer Note:

The phrase "My Very Empty Mouth" is part of a sentence I was taught to help remember the order of the planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, etc. Now I no longer remember the whole sentence, and the rest of the solar system has been lost.

— David Lang

My Very Empty Mouth is part of a larger work, Child. Other movements of Child are also available separately:
  • Stick Figure   (10')
    cl, pf, perc, vc, and 1 or 2 non-percussionists
  • Short Fall   (4')
    pic, pf, vn, vc
  • Sweet Air   (8')
    fl, cl, vn, vc, pf
  • Little Eye   (7')
    cello and 4 non-percussionists

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