Videos

Videos from 7 World Continents

Charles Schmitz – Photographer
Elizabeth Schmitz – Videographer
Barbara Harbach – Composer

In Memory of the Fallen Dutch

In Memoriam – Turn Round, O My Soul for String Orchestra
In Memory of the Fallen Dutch is a tribute to the nearly 200 Dutch victims of the Malaysian commercial plane that was shot down over the Ukraine. May they rest in peace. In Memory of the Fallen Dutch features the photographs of Dr. Charles D. Schmitz set to the music of Dr. Barbara Harbach with video production by Dr. Elizabeth Schmitz, taking the viewer on a photographic tour of Holland accompanied by classical composition, In Memoriam—Turn Round, O My Soul for String Orchestra.

Ireland Remembered

Ireland Remembered from Incantata for Chamber Ensemble
Ireland Remembered takes the viewer on a photographic tour of the Irish countryside, its cities, towns, castles and seascapes accompanied by classical composition, Incantata for Chamber Music.

West by Northwest

Arcadian Reverie for String Orchestra
West By Northwest is a video takes the viewer on a photographic tour of the Western Canada, California, Wyoming, Utah, Montana, Washington and Oregon accompanied by classical composition, Arcadian Reverie for String Orchestra.

The Beauty of Saint Louis

Carondelet Caprice for Chamber Ensemble
Anyone interested in visiting or relocating to Saint Louis, Missouri will find this video compelling. This national award-winning video combines the photographs of Dr. Charles D. Schmitz set to the beautiful music of Dr. Barbara Harbach with video production by Dr. Elizabeth Schmitz. The Beauty of Saint Louis takes the viewer on a photographic tour of the its streets, environs, attractions, people and landscapes accompanied by classical composition, Carondelet Caprice for Chamber Ensemble.

Quiet Reflections

In Memoriam from Soul of Ra for String Orchestra
Quiet Reflections is a video featuring tranquil places around the world with paths, seascapes, benches, animals and nature. Quiet Reflections transports the viewer to calm and lovely places accompanied by the classical composition, In Memoriam from Soul of Ra for String Orchestra.

The Flirtatious Penguins of Antarctica

Fiddleflirt from Frontier Fancies for Violin and Orchestra
The Flirtatious Penguins of Antarctica is a video featuring Antarctic expedition photographs by Dr. Charles D. Schmitz of Chinstrap, Gentoo, Adelie and Emperor penguins in their natural habitat of Antarctica. The photographs are set to the music, Fiddleflirt from Frontier Fancies for Violin and Orchestra by Dr. Barbara Harbach with video production by Dr. Elizabeth Schmitz.

The Flirtatious Penguins of Antarctica

Carondelet Caprice for Chamber Ensemble
An American Tribute to Paris takes the viewer on a photographic tour of the Paris streets, people, rivers, and attractions accompanied by the classical composition, Carondelet Caprice for Chamber Ensemble.

Life with a Latin Beat

Midnight Tango from Night Soundings for Orchestra
Life With A Latin Beat is a video featuring Latin American landscapes, people and takes the viewer on a photographic tour of Mexico to the South American countries including Brazil, Chile, Argentina, and Paraquay, highlighting landscapes, cities, towns, people, animals and seascapes. The music, Midnight Tango from Night Soundings for Orchestra, embodies the essence of Life With A Latin Beat.

Flowers Around the World

Transformations for String Orchestra
Flowers Around the World is a video that takes the viewer on a photographic tour of uniquely beautiful flowers across six continents of the world accompanied by the classical composition, Transformations for String Orchestra.

Antarctica Forever

III. After Forever from Gateway Symphony for Orchestra
Antarctica Forever is a video featuring the incredible beauty of the 7th continent and takes the viewer on a tour of Antarctica, its landscapes, icebergs, sunsets, water, animals, and life accompanied by classical composition, After Forever from Gateway Symphony for Orchestra.

Animals Always

The Saint Louis Zoo: Rhapsody Jardine for Oboe and String Orchestra
Animals Always is a tour of the Saint Louis Zoo, and a tribute to the over 18,700 animals of the Saint Louis Zoo and the amazing people who care for them, Animals Always takes the viewer on a tour of the magnificent Saint Louis Zoo and its beautiful animals accompanied by classical composition of Rhapsody Jardine for Oboe and String Orchestra.

Forces at Play on Seven Continents of the World

Forces at Play for Chamber Ensemble
Forces at Play on 7 World Continents takes the viewer on a photographic tour across seven continents of the world accompanied by the classical composition, Forces at Play for Chamber Ensemble.

Rocky Mountaineer Train Ride

Honor at Boar’s Head for Orchestra from One of Ours – a Cather Symphony
Canadian Rocky Mountaineer Train Ride is a video featuring a photographic tour of the Canadian Rockies and Western Canada accompanied by classical composition, Honor at Boar’s Head – One of Ours: A Cather Symphony.

The African Serengeti and Ngorongord Crater

Dancedevil from Frontier Fancies for Violin and Orchestra and Blessings: Gift of Blood from Veneration for Orchestra
The African Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater
takes the viewer on a photographic tour of the landscapes and animals of Africa accompanied by the classical compositions, Dancedevil for Violin and Orchestra and Blessings: Gift of Blood for Orchestra.

Peru: Historic Land of the Inca

American Dialogues for Flute and Piano
Peru: Historic Land of the Inca
is a tour of Peru featuring Machu Picchu, the Inca ruins, Peru countryside, mountain dwellings, and the famous cities of Cusco and Lima accompanied by the classical composition, American Dialogues for Flute and Piano.

New Zealand: The World Down Under

Charity-Caress from Veneration for Orchestra
New Zealand: The World Down Under takes the viewer on a photographic tour of the landscapes, seashore, Glacier Rivers, rainforests, mountains, pastures and cities of New Zealand accompanied by Dr. Harbach’s classical composition, Charity-Caress from Veneration for Orchestra.

Fanfare for Italy

Rhapsody Ritmico for Brass Quintet
Fanfare for Italy takes the viewer on a photographic tour of the attractions, landscape, people, seashore, cities and towns of Italy.

Paris: An American Tribute to the Fallen French

In Memoriam: Turn Round, O My Soul for String Orchestra
Paris: An American Tribute to the Fallen French is a video of Paris scenes honoring the victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13, 2015. ​

Transformation of the Soul of Europe

Pastorale and Return from Transformations for String Quartet
The Transformation of the Soul of the European Continent has begun. The question is, does the continent lose its soul—its cultural heritage—or does it fight back and preserve itself in light of unprecedented challenges by outside influences. Recent travelers to Brussels and Bruges, Belgium; Berlin, Germany; London, England; and Paris, France have seen the encroachment of foreign settlers that do not share European values. In fact, they work against the laws and values of the host countries and even try to impose their own laws. This video essay is designed to highlight what it means to be “European” and will serve as a reminder about what is at stake for Europe.

Historic Churches On 7 World Continents

From The Birth, Life and Death of Christ:  No. 5 Jesus Before Caiphus, The Denial of St. Peters; No. 15 Committed to the Tomb; and & 20 The Resurrection 
Historic Churches On 7 World Continents takes the viewer on a photographic tour of many of the most historic churches of the world. Historic Churches On 7 World Continents.

The Arctic: Land of the Ice Bears

Anticipation from Echoes from Tomorrow for Chamber Ensemble 
The Arctic: Land of the Ice Bears is a video featuring the incredible beauty of the arctic with its landscapes, icebergs, water and animals.

Norway, Land of the Midnight Sun

III. Joyous Day from Demarest Suite for String Orchestra
Norway: Land of the Midnight Sun takes the viewer on a photographic tour of the attractions, landscape, people, seashore, cities and towns of Norway.

New Orleans: Let the Good Times Roll

III. Together in Harmony from Symphony for Ferguson
New Orleans: Let the Good Times Roll is a video featuring New Orleans and takes the viewer on a photographic tour of the its streets, environs, attractions, people and life.

British Columbia: A Photo Tour

III. Freedom – At Last from Freedom Suite for String Orchestra
British Columbia: A Photo Tour takes the viewer on a tour of the western most Canadian province through photographs of the landscape, seashores, lighthouses, wildlife and the inspiring cities. This video features the beauty of British Columbia.

Exploring Newfoundland

The Morning Trumpet from Two Songs from the Sacred Harp for String Orchestra
Exploring Newfoundland takes the viewer on a tour of the eastern most point of North America through photographs of the landscape, seashores, lighthouses, wildlife, fishing villages and the colorful city of St. John’s.

Finland in Photos and Music

II. Sunset, St. Louis from the Gateway Festival Symphony
Finland in Photos and Music takes the viewer on a photographic tour of the attractions, landscape, people, cities and towns of Finland.

Paris: An American Tribute to the Fallen French

In Memoriam – Turn Round, O My Soul for String Orchestra
Paris: An American Tribute to the Fallen French is a video of Paris scenes honoring the victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13, 2015.

New Zealand: The World Down Under

II. Charity-Caress from Veneration for Orchestra
New Zealand: The World Down Under is a video featuring a photographic tour of the landscapes, seashore, Glacier Rivers, rainforests, mountains, pastures and cities of New Zealand accompanied by Dr. Harbach’s classical composition, Charity-Caress.

Winter Wonderland Around the World

Arrival in Bethlehem/Nativity and Arrival of the Magi/The Sleep of Jesus from The Birth, Life and Death of Christ for Chamber Orchestra
Winter Wonderland takes the viewer on a photographic tour of winter scenes throughout the world featuring magical lights, snow and ice.

A Photo Tour of Magical London

Hester from The Scarlet Letter for Orchestra
This Photo Tour of Magical London takes the viewer on an exciting adventure of this historic city with photographs taken by Dr. Charles D. Schmitz, music composed by Dr. Barbara Harbach and performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, with video production by Dr. Elizabeth Schmitz. As part of their nearly four-decade research study, In Search of Great Marriages Around the Globe, Dr. Charles and Dr. Elizabeth Schmitz have captured the beauty of the world in photographs. Enjoy their latest photo/music essay entitled, A Photo Tour of Magical London.

Iceland: The Land of Fire and Ice

Now I See What Cannot Be from Symphony No. 7: O Pioneers!
Iceland: The Land of Fire and Ice is video about one of the youngest island countries in the world, created over a 24 million year period by volcanic eruptions. Its topography reflects the violence of its creation. Join us on a tour of Iceland featuring the photographs of Dr. Charles D. Schmitz set to the music of Dr. Barbara Harbach with video production by Dr. Elizabeth Schmitz. As part of their research study, In Search of Great Marriages Around the World, the Doctors Schmitz traveled throughout Iceland

Heroes Amongst Us

Soul of Ra: In Memoriam for String Orchestra
Heroes Amongst Us: A Tribute to the Veterans of Central Missouri is a video highlighting the heroism of those who served our country from Central Missouri. Heroes Amongst Us
combines the photographs from family and friends of the individual veterans, the patriotic photographs by Dr. Charles D. Schmitz set to the music of Dr. Barbara Harbach with video production by Dr. Elizabeth Schmitz. When these fine men and women from Central Missouri signed up for service they knew the dangers, they knew they could die, and they knew that their lives were now under the authority of someone else. And let’s be clear — those who served offered their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor to serve their country. We could not be more proud to honor these veterans and all who keep our freedom safe.

Discovering Amsterdam

Civil-Civility – Light of Truth
Discovering Amsterdam
is a video featuring photographs by Dr. Charles D. Schmitz set to the music of Dr. Barbara Harbach with video production by Dr. Elizabeth Schmitz. Discovering Amsterdam takes the viewer on a photographic tour of the Dutch culture, streets, people, and attractions accompanied by the classical composition, Light of Truth. As part of their research study, In Search of Great Marriages Around the World, Dr. Charles and Dr. Elizabeth Schmitz traveled throughout the world photographing its captivating beauty.

Traveling the World

Freedom Suite for String Orchestra
Traveling the World
is a video featuring the photographs of Dr. Charles D. Schmitz set to the music of Dr. Barbara Harbach with video production by Dr. Elizabeth Schmitz. Traveling the World takes the viewer on a photographic tour across seven continents of the world accompanied by the classical composition, Freedom Suite. As part of their research study, In Search of Great Marriages Around the World, the Dr. Charles and Dr. Elizabeth Schmitz traveled throughout all seven continents of the world.

The Nile River Valley of Egypt

Rhapsody Ritmico for Brass Quintet
The Nile River Valley of Egypt is a video featuring photographs by Dr. Charles D. Schmitz set to the music of Dr. Barbara Harbach with video production by Dr. Elizabeth Schmitz. The Nile River Valley of Egypt takes the viewer on a photographic tour of the Egyptian culture, streets, people, and attractions accompanied by the classical composition, Rhapsody Ritmico – Chamber Music 1: Ensemble Istropolis. As part of their research study, In Search of Great Marriages Around the World, the Dr. Charles and Dr. Elizabeth Schmitz traveled throughout Egypt and its environs.

Banff In All Its Beauty

III. Always on Our Love Depend from Symphony No. 7 O Pioneers!
Banff In All Its Beauty
is a video featuring the photographs of Dr. Charles D. Schmitz set to the beautiful music of Dr. Barbara Harbach with video production by Dr. Elizabeth Schmitz. Banff In All Its Beauty takes the viewer on a photographic tour of Banff and environs accompanied by classical composition, Symphony No. 7 “O Pioneers!” – III. Always on Our Love Depend. As part of their research study, In Search of Great Marriages Around the World, the Doctors Schmitz traveled throughout the world interviewing successfully married couples.

A Journey to the Soul of India

The Soul of Ra: In Memoriam and Phoenix Rising
A Journey to the Soul of India
is a video featuring photographs by Dr. Charles D. Schmitz set to the music of Dr. Barbara Harbach with video production by Dr. Elizabeth Schmitz. A Journey to the Soul of India takes the viewer on a photographic tour of the Indian culture, streets, people, and attractions accompanied by the classical composition, Soul of Ra for String Orchestra. As part of their research study, In Search of Great Marriages Around the World, the Dr. Charles and Dr. Elizabeth Schmitz traveled throughout India and its environs.