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Compositions by Barbara Harbach

Rustic Scene for Viola and Piano

Rustic Scene for Viola and Piano evokes the quintessentially American frontier character and spirit. Viola and piano imitate, chase, and call out to the other as they explore the full range and dynamic possibilities of both instruments. Folk-like melodies, harmonies...

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How Men Propose

How Men Propose 1913 for Chamber Ensemble and silent film (Total time 4:54) Director: Lois Weber Premiered at Webster University, November, 2005 Renamed Caronelet Caprice for Chamber Ensemble Released on MSR Classics 1253 Chamber Music I

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A House Divided

A House Divided 1913 for Chamber Ensemble and silent film  (Total time 13:47) Director: Alice Guy Blaché Premiered at Webster University, November, 2005 Renamed Separately Together for Chamber Ensemble Released MSR Classics 1253 Chamber Music I (David Shepard, a film...

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A Morning Trumpet for Organ and Oboe

A Morning Trumpet is based upon five early American hymns from the Sacred Harp: “The Morning Trumpet”, “Morning Hymn”, “Come Away to the Skies”, “How Firm a Foundation” and “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot”, entwined in the interplay between the organ, that “great beast that...

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Forces at Play for Chamber Ensemble

Forces at Play is a modern ballet, a celebration of life, an affirmation of the human spirit, and a landscaped journey through movement.  Multiple forces are playing, dancing, making music, interacting, weaving, colliding, and floating through time and space.  Forces...

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Gloria! Organ Music for Advent and Christmas

Skillfully constructed, this collection includes energetic settings of favorite carols, an exciting recessional for Christmas called "Gloria," and a delightful quodlibet of carols. Harbach writes music at the moderate level to fit any size instrument. Tunes: Besancon;...

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