- Missy Mazzoli
A Thousand Tongues (for piano trio and electronics) (2009)
- G Schirmer Inc (World)
Arranged by the composer (2021)
- vn, vc, pf; prerecorded electronics
- 6 min
- Stephen Crane
For piano trio and prerecorded electronics
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