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Harriet’s Story for Soprano, Violin and Piano

Harriet’s Story - remembering Harriet and Dred Scott Harriet’s Story contributes to the rich historiography of Missouri and Midwest through music. The impetus for this dramatic song cycle was the 150th anniversary of the state’s entrance into the Civil War in 1862.  ...

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Hypocrisy – Orchestral Suite

13 Movements of Original Music Based on the 1915 Silent Film Directed by Lois Weber Barbara Harbach wrote Hypocrisy, an original film score to the 1915 silent film, Hypocrites, directed by the legendary American director, Lois Weber (1888-1939). The film points out...

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Impromptu and Presentiment

Ralph Ricardo Simpson, distinguished musician, scholar, and lecturer is a native of Birmingham, Alabama. He began his musical training at an early age, and when a mere lad, served as organist of several leading churches. He graduated from Alabama State University with...

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In Memoriam: Turn Round O My Soul, to Your Rest

In Memoriam: Turn Round, O My Soul, To Your Rest is a eulogy and elegy remembering the friends and loves that have passed through our lives.  Strings evoke the feelings that words cannot express – sadness, beauty, mournfulness, grief, sorrow, and nobleness.  The...

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In My Lunchbox

Judith Lang Zaimont is an internationally-recognized composer whose music is characterized by its expressive strength, dynamism, and rhythmic vitality. Her musical language is coloristic, employing a chromatic, almost centrifugal tonality which shrewdly balances the...

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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. ...

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Incantata for Chamber Ensemble

Incantata for Chamber Ensemble was inspired by Paul Muldoon’s poem, Incantata, written in memory of the artist Mary Farl Powers. The poem, published in The Annals of Chile (1994), is both an elegy and a celebration. The premiere was October 30, 2011, at the Touhill...

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Introduction and Fugue for Solo Organ

Ann Sheppard Mounsey Bartholomew (1811-1891) was an English composer, teacher, and organist. The Introduction is majestic with dotted notes and trills and unexpected harmonic twists. Mounsey Bartholomew evidently enjoyed the Baroque style of fugal writing, for her...

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