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Contemporary Composers for Harpsichord, Vol. II

This second volume of HMP's Contemporary Harpsichord Series pairs two rhythmically vibrant works. Emma Lou Diemer is a well-known composer, especially admired for her keyboard works. Toccata is a perpetual motion of energy with splashes of glissandi and climactic...

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Cuatro Danzas para Flute y Piano

Cuatro Danzas para Flute y Piano (2018) is a four-movement piece with a Spanish flavor and frenzied outer movements.  The music anticipated Harbach’s move to the South West with its Spanish influences. Danza Flamenco begins with a whirling waltz with toccata-like...

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Daniel and the Beastly Night – Youth Musical

Daniel and the Beastly Night is a 30-minute musical for youth. Written for unison or two-part choir, it dramatizes the popular Biblical story of the prophet Daniel who faces death because of his commitment to prayer. Incorporating humor and a variety of musical...

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Daystream Dances for Oboe and Piano

This exuberant set showcases the abilities of both pianist and oboist. I. Rolling Brightness is a rollicking and upbeat dialogue between oboe and piano. Its soaring lines and frequent key changes give it a playful character. II. Reeling Dusk is a headlong rush into a...

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Demarest Suite for String Orchestra

Echoes of Our Youth begins the suite with lush sonorities and bold statements. Its range of emotions such as insecurity, joy, and nostalgia, are all feelings associated with childhood.  Echoes is loosely based on the duet that Marie and Emil sing to each other in the...

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Divertimento and Military Rondo for the Piano

Maria F. Parke (1772-1882) was born in London and made her debut as both a singer and pianist when she was nine years old. A Divertimento and Military Rondo for the Piano is a charming and sometimes virtuosic work of medium difficulty. It features tuneful melodies,...

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Dorothy Parker Love Songs for Soprano, Violin and Piano

An American poet, short story writer, screenwriter, satirist and critic, Dorothy Parker (1893-1967) had an unerring acuity for commenting on twentieth-century urban peculiarities.  She became renowned for her writing as in The New Yorker and as a member of the...

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Early American Scandals for Orchestra

Early American Scandals (2017) are four snapshots that look back to the turbulence, Revolution, slavery, Civil War and social unrest of the 18th and 19th centuries. Harbach has always been intrigued by this time period, and has written several compositions exploring...

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Easter Toccata for Organ

This blazing toccata by Barbara Harbach is built on the well-known seasonal hymn, "Jesus Christ is Risen Today" (Easter Hymn). It is a dynamic piece that features the melody in the pedals and bravura sixteenth-note motion in the manuals. A more introspective middle...

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Echoes from Tomorrow for Chamber Ensemble

Echoes from Tomorrow was inspired by Adolf Mérei’s 1915 Hungarian-Jewish silent film Simon Judit (Judith Simon), based on the nineteenth-century ballad by Jewish poet József Kiss. Judith Simon is the sad and poignant story of a young woman who fell in love with a...

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