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David Lang

Publisher: G. Schirmer

wed (for string orchestra) (1995)
Red Poppy
Sub Category
String Orchestra
Year Composed
4 Minutes
Programme Note
David Lang wed (for string orchestra) (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

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