works

 

Orchestral

Eating Flowers (2015) 10′

Commissioned by the Pacific Harmony Foundation for the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music
Scoring
3(3.pic).2.ca.3(3.bcl).3(3.cbsn)-4.4.2.btbn.1-timp.perc(cym, antique cym, glsp, xylo, vib, mar, tub bells)-hp.pno-str
World Premiere
August 15, 2015, Santa Cruz, CA; Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium; Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music; Marin Alsop, conductor; Cabrillo Festival Orchestra

Facets of Motion (2018) 15′

Commissioned by for the Atlantic Classical Orchestra by the Rappaport Foundation
Scoring
2.2.2.2-4.3.2.1-timp.1perc(mar, vib, b.d, sus cym, med thunder sheet)-str
World Premiere
April 4, 2018, Atlantic Classical Orchestra, David Amado, Palm Beach Gardens, FL (United States of America), Eissey Campus Theatre

Forestallings (2019-20) 25′

Commissioned by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Colorado Music Festival, and by the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra Foundation in recognition of Federico Cortese’s tenth anniversary as Music Director of the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra
Scoring
2.2.2.2.-2.2.1.0-timp-str
World Premiere
April 4, 2018, January 10,2020
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Krzysztof Urbański, Indianapolis, IN (United States of America), Hilbert Circle Theatre

God Music Bug Music (2011) 12′

Scoring
3.3.3.3.,4.3.3.1., 4 percussion, piano, harp, strings
World Premiere
January 6, 2012, Minnesota Orchestra

Music for Loss (2011) 8′


Scoring
2.2.2.2.,2.2.1., 2 percussion, celesta, harp, strings
World Premiere
December 8, 2011, Woolsey Hall, Yale School of Music, Yale Philharmonia

Nymphs (2013-14) 30′

Commissioned by the Alabama Symphony Orchestra
Scoring
2.2.2.2.,4.2.1.1., percussion, celesta, harp, strings
World Premiere
May 2, 2014, Alabama Symphony Orchestra
Press Quote:
“…it draws listeners immediately into Lash’s sound world, a trumpet and violin soloing above an effervescent texture of harp, celesta, and light pitched percussion.

“Lash has a keen sense for orchestration, which came across with suggestions of random flight and peaceful outdoor settings, beautifully woven into string and brass sectional passages. More than once, the work brought to mind the vaporous ambiance and fluid tonality of the Impressionists. Take Debussy (“Nocturnes,” “Images” come to mind), advance one century and superimpose Lash’s postmodern language and unique gift for color combinations. Of the many excellence ASO commissions in recent years, this is likely to have the most staying power..” –Michael Huebner, AL.com

The Voynich Symphony (2015) 40′

Commissioned by the New Haven Symphony Orchestra
Scoring
2(2.pic).2.2.2-4.2.2.1-timp.2perc(b.d, cym, cimb, vib)-hp-str
World Premiere
October 1, 2015 New Haven, CT, Woolsey Hall (USA) · Conductor: William Boughton · New Haven Symphony Orchestra (world premiere of Movement I: Herbal)

Chamber Orchestra

Hush (2011) 14′


Scoring
1.1.1.1.,1.1.1., 2 percussion, piano, harp, vln, vln, vla, vc, db
World Premiere
September 9, 2011, Silver Spring, MD, Great Noise Ensemble
Press Quote:
“…gorgeous, playful work…not far from the crystalline soundworld often traversed by Björk.” –Jason McCool, The Pinkline Project

This Ease (2013-14) 15′


Commissioned by the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Scoring
2.2.2.2.,1.1.0.0., percussion, harp, strings
World Premiere
April 26, 2014, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Press Quote:
“…atmospheric and melancholy… Lash [is] a sensitive orchestrator.” –LA Times

Chamber Orchestra with Chorus

Requiem (2018) 35′

for chorus and chamber orchestra
Commissioned by Jeffrey Douma, the Yale Choral Artists
World Premiere
September 24, 2016, Yale Choral Artists, Yale Philharmonia, Jeffrey Douma, Conductor; St. Mary’s Church, New Haven, CT

String Ensemble

Chaconnes (2016) 15′

for string orchestra
Commissioned by Interlochen Center for the Arts for the Interlochen Academy Orchestra’s performance in the NY Phil Biennial
World Premiere
June 5, 2016, New York, NY, David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center (USA) by the 2016 New York Philharmonic Biennial
Conductor: Christopher Rountree – Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra

Octet, Selves (2011) 15′

for string violin consort or string orchestra
Commissioned by the Hutchins Consort East
World Premiere
January 26, 2012, The Tank, New York, NY, Hutchins Consort East

Solo Instruments with Orchestra or Ensemble

Concerto for Harp and Chamber Orchestra (2015) 15′

Co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall and Orchestra of the Swan
Scoring
1.1.1.1-1.1.0.0-timp.perc(b.d)-str
World Premiere
October 23, 2015, New York, NY, Carnegie Hall, Zankel Hall (USA) · Hannah Lash, harp · Conductor: George Manahan – American Composers Orchestra

Concerto No 2 for Harp and Orchestra (2016) 25′

Commissioned by the Colorado Music Festival
Scoring
2.2.2.2-1.1.1.0-1perc(crot, vib, tamb, b.d)-hp-str
World Premiere
July 31, 2016, Colorado Springs, CO · Hannah Lash, harp · Conductor: Jean-Marie Zeitouni – Colorado Festival Orchestra

In Pursuit of Flying, for solo piano with chamber orchestra (2018) 30′

Commissioned by the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra with lead support by Justus and Helen Schlichting
Scoring
2.2.1.2-2.1.0.0-hp-str
World Premiere
May 25, 2018, St. Paul, MN, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts · Jeremy Denk, piano · Conductor: Teddy Abrams – St. Paul Chamber Orchestra

Double Concerto for Piano and Harp (2018) 15′

Commissioned by the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation for the Naples Philharmonic
Scoring
2.2.2.2-2.2.0.0-timp-str
World Premiere
November 14, 2019, Artis-Naples, Naples, FL · Jeremy Denk, piano · · Hannah Lash, harp · Conductor: Arvo Volmer – Naples Philharmonic

The Peril of Dreams, for 2 solo harps and orchestra (2020) 35′

Commissioned by the Seattle Symphony with lead support by Justus and Helen Schlichting
Scoring
3(3.pic).3.3.3-4.3.2.btbn.1-timp.3perc(I: mar, xylo, cast; II: vib, glsp, rototoms; III: s.d, cast)-str
World Premiere
November 18, 2021,Seattle, WA · Hannah Lash, harp · · Valerie Muzzolini, harp · Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard – Seattle Symphony

Fault Lines, for flute and string orchestra (2020) 35′

Commissioned by the Presteigne Festival, with generous financial support from the John S Cohen Foundation and the George Vaas Commission Fund
Scoring
strings
World Premiere
August 27, 2019,Presteigne, Wales· Katherine Byron, flute · Conductor: George Vaas – Presteigne Festival Strings

Chamber Music

Leander and Hero (2015) 35′

Commission made possible by the Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program, with generous funding provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Chamber Music America Endowment Fund.
Scoring
fl(pic, soprec).ob(ca, soprec).cl(bcl).bsn(soprec)-hn(soprec)
World Premiere
February 9, 2016 New Haven, CT, Sprague Hall, Yale School of Music (USA) · City of Tomorrow

Adjoining (2015) 10′

for violin and piano (commissioned by Francesca Anderegg)

World Premiere
May 4, 2015; Northfield, MN; St. Olaf College; Francesca Anderegg, violin; Brent Funderburk, piano

Around (2015) 15′

for piano trio

World Premiere
8/05/15, Bennington Chamber Music Festival New Music Workshop, Bennington College, Carriage House, Bennington, VT; Tom Frenkel, Violin; Charlie Thomas, cello; and Jeff Cohlberg, piano

C (2011) 5′

for vibraphone and piano (commissioned by Zuzanna Szewczyk)
World Premiere
November 3, 2011, Sprague Hall, Yale School of Music, Paul Kerekes and Michael Compitello

Filigree in Textile (2011) 17′

for harp and string quartet (commissioned by the Fromm Music Foundation for the JACK Quartet and Yolanda Kondonassis)
World Premiere
October 16, 2011, Miller Theatre, Columbia University, the JACK Quartet and Yolanda Kondondassis
Press Quote:
“…lively and interesting, with rapid major-to-minor shifts, creating a wonderful restlessness.” –Neil Prufer, I Care if You Listen

Folksongs (2011) 10′

for flute, percussion, and harp (commissioned by Ralph Kaminsky and Hester Diamond for the MAYA Trio)
World Premiere
March 25th, 2011 at Symphony Space, NY, NY, MAYA Trio
Press Quote:
“…an appealing set…” –Allan Kozinn, NYTimes

Four Still (2004) 6′

for string quartet
World Premiere
2005, Harvard University, Arditti Quartet

Frayed (2009) 8′


for string quartet (written for the Jack Quartet)
World Premiere 05/07/10
Jack Quartet, Look and Listen Festival, NYC
Press Quote:
“…striking and innovative….you hoped to hear it again…” –Steve Smith, NYTimes

Friction, Pressure, Impact (2012) 15′

for cello and piano (commissioned by TwoSense)
World Premiere
October 2012, Roulette, NY, NY, Twosense

Glockenliebe (2011) 8′

for three glockenspiels (commissioned by Talujon Percussion)
World Premiere
December, 2011, DiMenna Center, NY, NY, Talujon Percussion

Leander and Hero (2015) 35′

Commission made possible by the Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program, with generous funding provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Chamber Music America Endowment Fund.
Scoring
fl(pic, soprec).ob(ca, soprec).cl(bcl).bsn(soprec)-hn(soprec)
World Premiere
February 9, 2016 New Haven, CT, Sprague Hall, Yale School of Music (USA) · City of Tomorrow

Leaves, Space (2014) 12′

for Double bass and Harp (commissioned by Claire Happel)
World Premiere
June 3, 2015 by Claire Happel, harp, Philip Alejo, double bass

Moth Sketches (2013) 14′

for piccolo, trumpet, perc., harp, three violins, viola, cello, bass
World Premiere
October 3, 2013, Yale School of Music, Yale Philharmonia

Music for Eight Lungs (2016) 10′

for bass clarinet, trumpet, male voice and trombone
Commissioned by Miller Theatre at Columbia University

World Premiere
April 7, 2016, Miller Theatre, New York, NY, Miller Theatre Composer Portrait Concert – Loadbang

Octet: Selves (2011) 17′

for the Hutchins Consort East (commissioned by the Hutchins Consort East)
World Premiere
January 26, 2012, The Tank, NYC, Hutchins Consort East

Pulse-space (2014) 11′

for string quartet (commissioned by Guggenheim Works & Process and choreographed for dance by Pam Tanowitz)

World Premiere
February 22, 2015; New York, NY; Peter B. Lewis Theater, Guggenheim Museum; Flux Quartet

Sonata for Violin and Piano (2015) 24′

Commissioned by Francesca Anderegg (movement I) and the McKim Fund in the Library of Congress (movements II & III)
World Premiere (Mvt 1): May 4, 2015 Northfield, MN, St. Olaf College (USA) · Francesca Anderegg, violin; Brent Funderburk, piano
World Premiere (Mvt 2, 3): November 13, 2015 Washington, DC, Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building, Coolidge Auditorium (USA) · Members the of Ensemble Intercontemporain; (Dimitri Vassilakis, piano; Diégo Tosi, violin)
World Premiere (Complete work): February 9, 2016 New Haven, CT, Sprague Hall, Yale School of Music (USA) · Jacob Ashworth, violin; Lee Dionne, piano

Subtilior, Lamento (2011) 14′

for flute, clarinet, piano, percussion, violin, and cello (commissioned by the Naumburg Foundation for the Da Capo Chamber Players)
World Premiere
May 2, 2012, Weill Hall of Carnegie Hall, the Da Capo Chamber Players

Three Shades Without Angles (2013) 8′

for flute, viola, and harp (commissioned by the Boston Symphony Orchestra)
World Premiere
Febrary 9, 2014, Jordan Hall, Boston, MA, BSO Chamber Players

Total Internal Reflection (2013) 20′

for string quartet (commissioned by the Great Lakes Chamer Music Festival and the Aspen Music Festival for the Jupiter Quartet
World Premiere
June 2013, Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, Detroit, MI, Jupiter Quartet

Two Movements (2015) 14′

for violin and piano (commissioned by the McKim Fund in the Library of Congress)
World Premiere
November 13, 2015, Washington, DC, Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building, Coolidge Auditorium (USA) · Members of the Ensemble Intercontemporain (Dimitri Vassilakis, piano; Diégo Tosi, violin)

Choral

From the Depths I Cry Out (2014) 12′

for SATB Choir: minimum 16 voices (commissioned by the Yale Choral Artists)
World Premiere
June 20, 2014, New Haven, CT, Festival or Arts and Ideas, Yale Choral Artists, Jeffrey Douma

Requiem Pro Avibus Mortuis (2012) 35′

for SATB Choir: minimum 24 voices (commissioned by the Park Avenue Christian Church)
World Premiere
April 22, 2012, Park Avenue Christian Church Choir, Paul Vasile

Vocal/Dramatic

Desire (2015) 80′

Chamber Opera in one act
Libretto (Eng) by Hannah Lash
Commissioned by Miller Theatre
Scoring

For string quartet
Woman – mezzo, Man 1 – countertenor, Man 2 – bariton
World Premiere
Miller Theatre, NY, NY, JACK Quartet, Kirsten Sollek, Daniel Moody, Christopher Herbert
Director: Rachel Dickstein

Beowulf (2015) 80′

Chamber Opera in two acts
Libretto (Eng) by Hannah Lash
Commissioned by Guerilla Opera
Scoring

For clarinet, saxophone, percussion and violin
Beowulf – baritone, Mother – soprano, nurse – tenor
World Premiere
Boston, MA, Zack Box Theater at Boston Conservatory (USA), Guerilla Opera
Staging: Andrew Eggert

Blood Rose (2010) 40′

Scoring
Alto, Countertenor, String Quartet
World Premiere
September 24, 2010, Park Avenue Christian Church,
Kirsten Sollek, Alto; Eric Brenner, Countertenor; JACK Quartet
Press Quote:
“…captivating….both daring and intelligently written…One never felt the absence of a full orchestra, for [Lash] provides a colorful array of textures, many of them quite beautiful.”
–Christian Carey, Musical America

Stoned Prince (2013) 25′

for male vocalist/actor, trumpet, trombone, bass clarinet (commissioned by Loadbang)
World Premiere
April, 2011, Symphony Space, Cutting Edge Festival, NY, NY

Violations (2012) 25′

for 3 high voices, two pianos, two vibraphones, and electronics (commissioned collectively through Kickstarter)
World Premiere
March 28, 2013, Yale School of Music

Solo Works

 

 

Liebesbrief an Schumann (2014) 3′

for solo piano (commissioned by David Kaplan as part of “Interludes and Interruptions” – Short Pieces to Complement Schumann’s Davidbündlertänze)

World Premiere
September 21, 2014; Chatham, NJ; Lyrica Chamber Music; David Kaplan, piano

Give Me Your Songs (2016) 7′

for solo piano
Commissioned by Nadia Shpachenko

World Premiere
May 20, 2016, Pasadena, CA, Boston Court Performing Arts Center (USA) ; Nadia Shpachenko, piano

Six Etudes and a Dream (2015) 25′

for solo piano
Written for Lisa Moore

World Premiere
April 7, 2016, New York, NY, Miller Theatre, Columbia University (USA)
Miller Theatre Composer Portrait Concert – Lisa Moore, piano

For Ben (2014) 12′

for solo electric guitar

World Premiere
January 25, 2014; New Haven, CT, Morse Recital Hall, Yale School of Music; Ben Verdery, electric guitar

Secrets (2012) 8′

for trumpet and electronics (commissioned by Andy Kozar)
World Premiere
2013, The Stone, NY, NY

Stalk (2008) 6′

for solo harp
World Premiere
September 29, 2008, American Modern Ensemble, the Times Center,
Jacquiline Kerrod
Press Quote:
“…appealing…florid and introspective…”–Bruce Hodges