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Compositions by Barbara Harbach

Joy and Praise for SATB #3, Vol. 11

The Hills Shout Glad Hosannas The Hills Shout Glad Hosannas is a rousing anthem with an exuberant piano part, “The earth itself awakens to greet the Prince of Peace. And sings of restoration of energy released. Come, Holy Spirit Veni Creator Spiritus believed to have...

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Psalms for SATB #1, Vol. 12

The Lord Takes My Life – Psalm 54 The Lord Takes My Life – Dominus Susceptor est Anima – a Psalm of support. The Lord takes My Life into His hands, the Lord sustains my breath, my life. I Will Give Thanks – Psalm 138 I Will Give Thanks (in English only) – a Psalm of...

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Psalms for SATB #2, Vol. 13

Create in Me a Clean Heart – Psalm 51 Create in Me a Clean Heart is from Psalm 51: 2,12.  "Miserer mei, Deus": These words of penitence from this well-known Psalm are used in many ceremonies throughout the Church year.  Misericordia is tender-heartedness, pity,...

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Psalms for SATB #3, Vol. 14

The Lord Shepherds Me – Psalm 23 The Lord Shepherds Me – a Psalm of support. Dominus pascit me, animam meam refecit. Dominus pascit me, animam meam refecit. The Lord shepherds me, nurtures me, feeds me, renews me, refreshes my breath and restores my soul. The Lord...

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Psalms for SATB #4, Vol. 15

Bless the Lord, O My Soul – Psalm 103 Bless the Lord, O My Soul – a Psalm of supplication. Bless.  Bless me. Bless my soul. Bless the Lord. Bless the Lord, O my soul. O bless the Lord Benedic.  Bless. Here I Am, O Lord – Psalm 40 Here I Am, O Lord – (in English) – a...

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Psalms for SATB #5, Vol. 16

Praise the Lord and Sing to Him a New Song – Psalm 150 Praise the Lord and Sing to Him a New Song – (in English) - A Psalm of praise. Praise the Lord and Sing to Him a New Song uses Jeremiah Clark’s famous and popular Trumpet Tune with words from Psalm 150. As Long as...

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Soprano Voice with Instruments #1, Vol. 17

Vocalise Lament for Soprano and Cello Vocalise Lament was written for the 40th Anniversary of the Laumeier Sculpture Park in St. Louis, Missouri, and was premiered October 15, 2016.  It features several sections with syllables of the singer’s choice guaranteed to...

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Voices with Instruments #2, Vol. 18

A Love Supreme (Singers Edition) Cheryl Walker’s beautiful poem, A Love Supreme, provides the inspiration and text for this composition written for the St. Louis Women’s Chorale with the Equinox Chamber Players.  Walker’s evocative words create several diverse...

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Soprano Voice with Instruments #3, Vol. 19

Terezin Children’s Songs for Soprano, Violin, and Piano The ghetto of Terezin (Theresienstadt), located in the hills outside Prague, was an unusual concentration camp in that it was created to cover up the Nazi genocide of the Jews. 97,297 died among whom were 15,000...

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SATB with Instruments #4, Vol. 20

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...

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