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Compositions by Barbara Harbach

Four Dances for Two for Flute 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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Together in Harmony for Brass

2 Trumpets, Horn, Trombone, Tuba, Timpani, Electric Bass, Cymbals, Drum Set, and Percussion Together in Harmony, is a wish for hope and peace.  It begins with an animated fanfare followed by a short fugue before evolving into W. C. Handy’s “St. Louis Blues.” The...

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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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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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Hypocrisy

Hypocrisy 1915 for Orchestra and Hypocrites, silent film (Total time 54:29) Director: Lois Weber Released MSR Classics Orchestra IV 2018

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Tres Danzas para Clavecin or Piano

Tres Danzas para Clavecin or Piano is a three-movement piece with a Spanish flavor and frenzied outer movements.  The music anticipated Harbach’s move to the Southwest with its Spanish influences. Danza Flamenco begins with a whirling waltz with toccata-like sixteenth...

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Three Fragments

These are hauntingly beautiful pieces for solo oboe, appreciated by both the audience and the performer.

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Look to Love – Opera

Synopsis: Young Marya has been raised on French novels and is, consequently, in love. When her parents refuse to let poor sub-lieutenant Vladimir court her, she and Vladimir plan to elope. On the evening set for the elopement, a fierce blizzard moves in. Marya and her...

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O Pioneers! – Opera

Synopsis: O Pioneers! ― An American Opera, in two acts and 35 musical numbers, is adapted from Willa Cather’s lyrical novel of tragedy and transformation. It is 1910, and Nebraska is making the transition from frontier to prosperous rural heartland. Returning from...

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The News from Tierra Nueva

In 1961 in Tierra Nueva, the only journalism job Rita can land is society reporting. She covers the “surprise” engagement party [“It's Hard To Sit Still”] for Jorge, from one of that nation’s leading families. Jorge leaves the party to pick up Elaine, a graduate...

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