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Toccatas and Fugues on American Hymns

These Toccatas and Fugues on American Hymns are based on three nineteenth-century hymns written by American women.  The first piece I arranged was Blessed Assurance, Jesus Is Mine, entitled Assurance. The music was written in 1898 by Phoebe Palmer Knapp (1839-1908)....

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Toccatas and Fugues on Hymns by European Women Composers

Give of Your Best by Charlotte Barnard opens with toccata figures with a full statement of the hymn melody in the pedal. A four-voice fugue follows with toccata interspersions and finishes with a short toccata section with the melody in the left hand. Very little is...

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Together in Harmony for Brass

2 Trumpets, Horn, Trombone, Tuba, Timpani, Electric Bass, Cymbals, Drum Set, and Percussion Together in Harmony, is a wish for hope and peace.  It begins with an animated fanfare followed by a short fugue before evolving into W. C. Handy’s “St. Louis Blues.” The...

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Tom and Sally – Musical

Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings had a clandestine, illicit, and loving relationship; and Thomas allegedly fathered six of Sally’s children.  Sally Hemings’ mother, Betty, was biracial, and Betty’s father, Captain John Hemings, was white.  Sally’s father was John...

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Transformation for String Quartet

Alice Guy’s 1912 silent film, Making an American Citizen is a groundbreaking examination of power—the egalitarian culture of a new country, the dominance of older, patriarchal values, and the ultimate triumph of the human spirit. Barbara Harbach’s newly composed...

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