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Publisher: G. Schirmer

wed (for string quartet) (1995)
Work Notes
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Works for 2-6 Players
Sub Category
String Quartet
Year Composed
4 Minutes
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Programme Note
David Lang wed (for string quartet) (1995)
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Composer Note:
wed was commissioned by the American Conservatory Theater for the Kronos Quartet. wed is from a series of incidental pieces and songs I wrote for the American Conservatory Theater's 1996 production of Shakespeare's play The Tempest, with music performed live by the Kronos. wed is a bittersweet interpretation of the wedding masque Prospero creates to entertain his daughter Miranda and her beloved Ferdinand.

wed should be subdued and still, devoid of almost all expression.

— David Lang

Reviews was a pleasure to hear David Lang’s strangely tender, harmonically diffuse Wed, from 1996, written as incidental music for a production of Shakespeare’s “Tempest,” music meant as a bittersweet, fantastical evocation of a wedding masque.
Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times,19/07/2009
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