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LANG, D.: Death Speaks / Depart (Worden, Dessner, Muhly, Pallett, Farnum, Geissinger, Montano, Sweeton, Beiser)

LANG, D.: Death Speaks / Depart (Worden, Dessner, Muhly, Pallett, Farnum, Geissinger, Montano, Sweeton, Beiser)

The Classical Shop
release date: July 2013


Artists:

Kate Geissinger

Soloist

Nico Muhly

Soloist

Record Label
Cantaloupe

Genre:

Vocal & Song


Classical

Total Time - 42:09
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LANG, D.: Death Speaks / Depart (Worden, Dessner, Muhly, Pallett, Farnum, Geissinger, Montano, Sweeton, Beiser)

     
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DAVID LANG

     
 

Death Speaks

 
1 No. 1. You will return 4:25
2 No. 2. I hear you 3:45
3 No. 3. Mist is rising 5:02
4 No. 4. Pain changes 6:19
5 No. 5. I am walking 4:25
 Nico Muhly Soloist
     
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Depart

18:13
 Kate Geissinger Soloist
     


In 2012, David Lang spent so much time racking up awards -- from Carnegie Hall’s 2013-14 Debs Composer’s Chair to Musical America’s Composer of the Year -- that it’s a wonder he was able to wrangle a project of the size and scope of death speaks. Commissioned by Carnegie Hall and Stanford Lively Arts to go on a program with his piece the little match girl passion, death speaks draws its initial inspiration from the work of Schubert -- specifically the song "Death and the Maiden."
 
As Lang describes it, "I went alphabetically in the German through every single Schubert song text (thank you, internet!) and compiled every instance of when the dead sent a message to the living. All told, I used excerpts from 32 songs, translating them very roughly and trimming them in the same way that I adjusted the Bach texts in the little match girl passion." 
 
For the next step in the process, Lang sought to recruit an ensemble of successful indie composer/performers who had training in classical music, and invite them back into the fold. "I asked rock musicians Bryce Dessner (The National), Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond) and Owen Pallett (Final Fantasy) to join me, and we added Nico Muhly. He’s not someone who left classical music, but he’s known and welcome in many musical environments. All these musicians are composers and they can write all the music they need themselves, so it’s a tremendous honor for me to ask them to spend some of their talent on my music." 
 
As a companion to the five-part "death speaks," Lang also composed "depart," the second piece on the album. Featuring four solo vocalists with Maya Beiser on multi-tracked cellos, the music offers a life-affirming meditative ambience intended to help family members deal with the death of a loved one. The piece currently plays as part of a permanent installation at a hospital morgue just outside of Paris.
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