Many Thousands Gone for SATB, Flute, Cello, and Piano

While writing Freedom Suite for string orchestra which was inspired by the empathy I felt for Harriet and Dred Scott, I was standing on the steps of the St. Louis Courthouse and thought of the many thousands that had stood there and been sold at auction.  Many...

In Peace and Joy I Now Depart for SATB, Flute, and Piano

In Peace and Joy I Now Depart is a six-phrase hymn by Martin Luther.  Harbach was inspired to write a two-part piece with the form of ABAB.  The A parts are newly composed with the ethos underscoring a feeling of Peace, while the B portions evoke the feeling of Joy. ...

Fanfare for Grand Center for Brass Quintet

Fanfare for Grand Center for Brass Quintet was commissioned by St. Louis Public Radio and the University of Missouri-St. Louis for the opening of UMSL at Grand Center.  The ceremony was for major donors to UMSL and KWMU, St. Louis Public Radio, September 14, 2012,...

Visions of Hildegard for Violin and Piano

Visions of Hildegard was inspired by Hildegard of Bingen of the Order of Saint Benedict.  She lived from 1098-1179, and she was known as Saint Hildegard, Sibyl of the Rhine, as well as an abbess, writer, composer, philosopher, mystic, and visionary. Many consider her...