battle hymns (2009) 50'
Text by David Lang (after Sullivan Ballou, Stephen Foster and Abraham Lincoln)
large chorus, plus one snare drum
Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia and Leah Stein Dance Company
libretto (English) by David Lang, after Sullivan Ballou, Stephen Foster and Abraham Lincoln
may be choreographed, staged or sung in concert
movements may be sung individually; the three Stephen Foster movements may be sung grouped together as a separate piece: ‘after stephen foster’