The 2008 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Music

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For distinguished musical composition by an American that has had its first performance or recording in the United States during the year, Ten thousand dollars ($10,000).

Awarded to "The Little Match Girl Passion" by David Lang, co-commissioned by the Carnegie Hall Corporation and The Perth Theater and Concert Hall, and premiered October 25, 2007 in Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York City (G. Schirmer, Inc.).


Richard Oppel, Pulitzer Board co-chair (left), presents the 2008 Pulitzer Prize in Music to David Lang.

Finalists

Also nominated as finalists in this category were: "Meanwhile" by Stephen Hartke, premiered November 7, 2007 at the University of Richmond (ELR Music Publishing, Inc.), and "Concerto for Viola" by Roberto Sierra, premiered November 11, 2007 at Barnes Hall, Ithaca, NY (Subito Music Publishing).