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Compositions by Barbara Harbach

Carondolet Caprice for Chamber Ensemble

Carondelet Caprice for Chamber Ensemble was inspired by pioneer American director Lois Weber’s 1913 silent film How Men Propose.  The moods and themes range from vibrant to nostalgic and feature a distinctly American idiom.  The whimsical interaction between the...

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Frontier Fancies for Violin and Orchestra

This exuberant set showcases the interaction between the violin and the orchestra. In Fiddleflirt, the instruments are protagonists in a duel of speed and energy. Twilight Dream is an evocative aria and lush respite before the wild tarantella of Dancedevil.

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Judith Simon

Judith Simon 1915 for Chamber Ensemble and silent film, Simon Judit (Total time 26:16) Director: Adolf Merai, Hungarian-Jewish silent film Simon Judit Premiered at the Touhill Performing Arts Center, UM-St. Louis, November 2006 Renamed Echoes from Tomorrow for Chamber...

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Separately Together: Synesthesia for Chamber Ensemble

Separately Together – Synesthesia for Chamber Ensemble, a five-movement work for chamber ensemble, was inspired by pioneer director Alice Guy Blaché’s 1913 silent film A House Divided. The piece explores a variety of emotions and atmospheres that reflect the sensory...

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Light Out of Darkness, Soprano and Piano

Light Out of Darkness is an evocative work taken from Helen Keller’s own words. This inspiring work portrays some of the poignant realities of Keller’s world: “my fingers are wise” is lyrical and suggestive, “my fingers split the sands” evokes the play of the rippling...

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American Solstice for Chamber Ensemble

American Solstice is loosely based an original fiddle tune that captures something of the flavor and independence of the American frontier spirit. The second theme reflects the influence of the American hymn collection known as The Sacred Harp, yet it features...

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Pleasure Flow, Tender Mist for Soprano and Piano

Pleasure Flow, Tender Mist is a song cycle for soprano that creates a gently stirring atmosphere and draws on the simple but pleasing lyrics. Each movement is distinct in its affect and harmonic structure yet together form a flowing organic whole. The moods range from...

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