Compositions by Barbara Harbach

A Love Supreme for SSAA, Woodwind Quintet, and Piano

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 sections that weave in and out of each...

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Following the Sacred Sun – Suite for Chamber Ensemble

Flute, Clarinet, Horn, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Percussion Following the Sacred Sun is a four-movement suite that follows the adventures of Sacred Sun or Mi-Ho’n-Ga, (1809? - 1836?), an eighteen-year-old young woman who left her Osage fur-trapping family and friends...

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Eclipsis lunae for Orchestra

Eclipsis lunae for Orchestra When the people saw that the moon was beginning to cover the sun, they became deeply distressed and anxious.  To drive out the evil spirit that was covering the sun, they thought that music might dispel the darkness.  First, they offered...

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Psalms for SATB #2, Vol. 14

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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Joy and Praise for Solo/SATB #1, Vol. 9

Rise Up, My Love (Solo) Rise Up, My Love text is from Song of Solomon 2: 10-13 (KJV), and the music lovingly portrays the haunting quality of the contralto voice. Reach Out! (Solo/Unison) Reach Out! was written as a Mission Song for unison Children’s Choir. The...

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