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Compositions by Barbara Harbach

Toccata on All Hail the Power for Organ

This appealing and exciting setting of the hymn tune Diadem features trumpet flourishes, a majestic setting of the melody in the pedal with toccata figurations in the manuals, and a lively fugue that combines the fanfare motives, the fugal subject, and the toccata...

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Four Dances for Two for Oboe and Violin

Rococo Promenade is based on the Baroque French overture style with a galloping fugal middle section before a return to the jaggedly dotted style of the beginning. Afternoon Divertimento alternates a calm, lullaby-like mood with bursts of frenzied energy typical of a...

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Frontier Fancies for Violin and Piano

Frontier Fancies for Violin and Piano, and exuberant set that showcases the interaction between the violin and the piano. In Fiddleflirt, the two instruments are protagonists in a duel of speed and energy. Twilight Dream is an evocative aria and lush respite before...

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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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Rhapsodie Jardine for Oboe and Strings

This work vividly evokes a landscape full of lush harmonies and exotic melodic perfumes, a musical vista of resonant colors and aromatic counterpoint. The opening fantasie-like section juxtaposes a minimalistic ostinato pattern in the lower strings with the evocative...

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Toccatas and Fugues on American Hymns for Organ

Blessed Assurance, Jesus is Mine ¥ There's a Wideness in God's mercy ¥ Nearer, Still Nearer This edition offers engaging interpretations of several beloved American hymns. Each is arranged with an opening toccata, a fugal section, and a closing flourish. Appropriate...

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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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