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Compositions by Barbara Harbach

Visions of Hildegard for Orchestra

Visions of Hildegard was inspired by Hildegard of Bingen of the Order of Saint Benedict.  She lived from 1098-1179, and she was known as Saint Hildegard, Sibyl of the Rhine, as well as an abbess, writer, composer, philosopher, mystic, and visionary. Many consider her...

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Advent & Christmas for Solo Voice, Vol. I

Come Back, Oh Christ Come Back, Oh Christ is a poignant setting of Thomas Hubert’s mystical words, “Come back, oh Christ, come back a little child… Show us yourself once more this Christmastide.” Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence are...

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Advent & Christmas for SATB, Vol. 2

This Night in Bethlehem This Night in Bethlehem is a serene, a cappella setting telling the story of the mysterious night of Christ’s birth. Sing! Christ is Born Sing! Christ is Born is an exuberant setting, “Sing with loud and joyful voices. Sound the trumpet! Sound...

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Advent & Christmas for SATB Voice, Vol. 3

Audible Light Audible Light is a joyous song featuring synesthesia, “Radiate singing! Reverberate light! Brightness and music together this night. Bethlehem Wind Bethlehem Wind tells the struggle and hope of “We travel once again the road to Bethlehem.” “The wind...

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Advent & Christmas for SATB, Vol. 4

Amid the World’s Bleak Wilderness Amid the world’s Bleak Wilderness is a powerful new arrangement of this striking hymn featuring a charming introduction and interlude, key changes, meter changes, and passing dissonances. The verses start with women in unison, then...

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Lent & Easter for Solo/SATB, Vol. 5

Now the Green Blade Riseth Now the Green Blade Riseth is a setting of the popular French carol, Noël Nouvelet, a traditional French Christmas and New Year’s carol. It was translated into English with the poignant line, “Love is come again like wheat arising green.”...

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Lent & Easter for SATB, Vol. 6

As Sun Disperses the Mourning clouds As Sun Disperses the Mourning Clouds is an Easter Meditation for a cappella SATB with the message, “So Christ is risen Lord, our source of faith, of hope, and life through death.” Of Christ’s Dark Cup Of Christ’s Dark Cup is a...

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Spirituals for Solo or Unison, Vol. 7

Jesus Walked This Lonesome Valley Jesus Walked This Lonesome Valley has the first and third verses with an improvisatory, plaintive melody, while the other two verses follow the original spiritual, “Oh, nobody else can walk it for us, we have to walk it by ourselves.”...

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Spirituals for SATB, Vol. 8

Rolled Away Rolled Away begins with a slow antiphonal introduction which weaves into an exciting and rhythmic section, filled with hope, “Ev’ry worry in my heart rolled away, Hallelujah! Hallelujah!” Give Me Jesus Give Me Jesus, for Soprano Solo and SATB has an a...

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Joy and Praise for SATB #2, Vol. 10

We Proclaim the Wondrous Glories of His Name We Proclaim the Wondrous Glories of His Name is a rousing anthem using the tune of J. J. Mouret’s Rondeau from Sinfonie de Fanfares. Sing, Alleluia Sing, Alleluia is a meditative anthem using on the two words, Sing,...

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