Compositions by Barbara Harbach

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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Transformations for String Quartet

This eight-movement work for string quartet was inspired by pioneer director Alice Guy Blache's 1912 silent film Making an American Citizen. The moods range from nostalgia to agitation to resolution. This haunting score captures a vein of folk America and utilizes the...

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Festive Pieces for Solo Organ

As an organist, I am always looking for festive pieces for a special celebration or for an exciting postlude. Festive Toccata is an exuberant setting with dueling manuals over a dramatic pedal part.  A short pedal solo leads back into the opening gestures with a short...

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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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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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