Sulpitia Lodovica Cesis came from Modena, the daughter of nobility. She entered the convent of San Geminiano in 1593. The convent was known for its excellent music. Cesis played the lute
When I was a choir director and organist, I found there was a need for moderately easy arrangements for violin, clarinet, and cello, or any combination of instruments that fit the ranges of the violin,
Fantasy and Gigue for flute, clarinet, and cello has two theme areas that alternate, whirl and twirl, and are coupled with unusual meters that produce a shimmering ensemble that is
Go, My Children Hymn Settings for postludes, Organ, Vol. 5 by Barbara Harbach includes the hymns Go, My Children, with My Blessing or God, Who Made the Earth and Heaven; Oh, for a Thousand
Ride On, In Majesty Hymn Settings for Lent and the Passion, Organ, Vol. 4 by Barbara Harbach includes the hymns All Glory, Laud, and Honor; Christ Jesus Lay in Death’s Strong Bands;
Holy Manna Hymn Settings for Organ, Vol. 3 by Barbara Harbach includes the hymns Blessed Be the God of Israel or As Saints of Old; God, Who Stretched the Spangled Heavens or All Who
Land of Rest Hymn Settings for Organ, Vol. 2 by Barbara Harbach includes the hymns Holy, Holy, Holy or Santo, Santo, Santo; As Saints of Old or Blessed Be the God of Israel; As We Gather at
Includes the hymns Blessing and Honor, God Himself Is Present, Guide Me Ever, Great Redeemer or God of Grace and God of Mercy, God of Our Life, All-Glorious Lord, and Open Now Thy Gates of
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
Discover the music of the woman who taught Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn and Franz Schubert. Marie Kiene Bigot de Morogues (1786-1820) was a leading performer of her day who championed the works of her
This is the newly recovered wedding recessional that Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel (1805-1847) wrote for her own wedding in 1829. A stately march, it alternates between sections of full chords and imitative
The ghetto of Terezin (Theresienstadt), located in the hills outside Prague, was an unusual concentration camp in that it was created to cover up the Nazi genocide of the Jews. These songs are
An American poet, short story writer, screenwriter, satirist and critic, Dorothy Parker (1893-1967) had an unerring acuity for commenting on twentieth-century urban peculiarities. She became renowned
Fanfare for Grand Center for Brass Quintet by Barbara Harbach is an exuberant celebration for brass with triumphant rising themes and exciting rhythms that provide an exhilarating nobility and
Three Pieces for Organ and Brass by J. S. Bach, arranged and transcribed by Barbara Harbach, include Now Vengeance Hath Been Taken (Nun seid ihr wohl gerochen) from Christmas Oratorio
God is Love (Gott der du Liebe heisst) from Cantata No. 33 (Allein zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ) BWV 33 and is the fifth movement, a duet aria for tenor and bass. The aria lends itself
Perambulations for Trumpet and Piano showcases the lyric possibilities and rhythmic energy of the trumpet. It opens with a blues-tinged melodic theme before moving to a bright Vivace toccata in the
Sulpitia Lodovica Cesis came from Modena, the daughter of nobility. She entered the convent of San Geminiano in 1593. The convent was known for its excellent music. Cesis played the lute well, and she
Ghirlanda de madrigali by Vittoria Aleotti contains eighteen four-voice madrigals for soprano (canto), alto, tenor, and bass. The madrigals are short, imitative, alternating with chordal sections,
Renaissance Motets for Brass Ensembles, Vol. 2, contains Exurgat Deus (Let God Arise and Scatter His Enemies), a five-voice motet from Psalm 67. Imitative texture predominates with
Two Italian Duets by G. F. Handel and arranged by Barbara Harbach contains material used later in the Messiah: "Quel fior che all'alba ride" and "No, di voi non vo' fidarmi."
The Sounds of St. Louis by Barbara Harbach incorporates and combines original fugues and melodies with the popular Civil War song, "Missouri! Missouri! Bright Land of the West!," the wistful
Rococo Promenade is based on the Baroque French overture style with a gallop-ing fugal middle section before a return to the jaggedly dotted style of the beginning.