• Missy Mazzoli
  • A Thousand Tongues (for viola and electronics) (2009)

  • G Schirmer Inc (World)

Arranged by the composer (2010)

  • viola (amp), voice and prerecorded electronics (one player)
  • 6 min
  • Stephen Crane
  • English

Programme Note

For amplified viola and prerecorded electronics (performed by one player).

May 28, 2010
Nadia Sirota, viola

Composer Note
A Thousand Tongues was commissioned by cellist and vocalist Jody Redhage. This piece is a short but intense response to the following text by Stephen Crane:

   Yes, I have a thousand tongues,
   And nine and ninety-nine lie.
   Though I strive to use the one,
   It will make no melody at my will,
   But is dead in my mouth.

— Missy Mazzoli


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