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1252
Harbach - Vol. I, MSR 1252 Orchestral Music–Symphony, Reverie & Rhapsody

Frantiek Novotn violin, Cynthia Green Libby oboe, Kirk Trevor, conductor Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra

  RECORDING OF THE YEAR 2008   Bob Briggs, MusicWeb International ~ January 2009 

  CRITICS CHOICE 2008    American Record Guide ~ January / February 2009 

  MUSOC.ORG 2009    Classics of Contemporary Art Music ~ November 2009

Veneration for Orchestra I. Blessings: Gift of Blood II. Charity-Caress III. Grace: Pleasure Heart
Frontier Fancies for Violin and Orchestra I. Fiddleflirt II. Twilight Dream III. Dancedevil
Arcadian Reverie for String Orchestra
Rhapsody Jardine for Oboe and String Orchestra
One of Ours – A Cather Symphony I. On Lovely Creek II. Autumn in Beaufort III. Honor at Boar’s Head

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1253
Harbach Vol. II MSR 1253 Chamber Music I - Ensemble, String Quartet & Woodwind Quintet
Kirk Trevor, conductor Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Istropolis: Moyzes String Quartet, Woodwind Quintet and Brass Quintet Slovak Radio Symphony Wind & String Chamber Soloists American Solstice for Chamber Ensemble (Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass & Piano)

  MUSOC.ORG 2009    Classics of Contemporary Art Music ~ November 2009 

American Solstice for Chamber Ensemble (Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass & Piano)
Transformations for String Quartet
Forces at Play for Chamber Ensemble (Flute/Piccolo, Clarinet, Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano & Percussion)
Carondelet Caprice for Chamber Ensemble (Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Viola, Cello & Piano)
Fantasy and Fugue for Woodwind Quintet
Separately Together – Synesthesia for Chamber Ensemble (Flute/Piccolo, Clarinet, Violin, Viola, Cello & Piano)
Rhapsody Ritmico for Brass Quintet
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Harbach Vol. III MSR 1254 Toccatas, Flourishes and Fugues - A Celebration of Hymns
Barbara Harbach, organ, Aeolian-Skinner Organ, Christ Church Cathedral, St Louis, Missouri

Chester Let Tyrants Shake Their Iron Rods, and Slav’ry Clank Her Galling Chains
In Babilone – There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy
Azmon – Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing or Awake
O Waly Waly – Although I Speak with Angel’s Tongue
Chorale Fantasy on Ein Feste Burg – A Mighty Fortress is Our God
Reverie on Vater unser – Our Father Who Art in Heaven
Finale on Ein Feste Burg – A Mighty Fortress is Our God
Kingsfold – I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say, Come Unto Me and Rest
Sufferer – They Crucified My Lord
Land of Rest – How Long, O God
American spiritual – Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Comin’ for to Carry Me Home
Holy Manna – All Who Hunger, Gather Gladly
Gloria (B. Harbach), original 21st Century melody
Besançon – People, Look East
 Antioch – Joy to the World
Forest Green – As Saints of Old
Darwall’s 148th Before You, Lord, We Bow
Llangloffan – Bless Now, O God, the Journey
African American Spiritual – Wade in the Water
Ar Hyd Y Nos – Go, My Children, with My Blessing
Hermas – On Our Way Rejoicing
The Morning Trumpet – Oh, When Shall I see Jesus, and Reign with Him Above?
Christ lag in Todesbanden – Christ Jesus Lay in Death’s Strong Bands
Erre Gyere – traditional Hungarian melody

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Harbach Vol. IV MSR 1255 Chamber Music II – String Orchestra, Ensemble & Woodwind Quintet
Kirk Trevor, conductor Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Istropolis: Woodwind Quintet Slovak Radio Symphony Wind & String

Selected by Bob Briggs of MUSICWEB INTERNATIONAL as a RECORDING OF THE YEAR 2009  

Selected by the PYTHEAS CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY MUSIC as the Featured Recording for November 2009 
 

MUSOC.ORG 2009    Classics of Contemporary Art Music ~ October 2009

The Soul of Ra for String Orchestra (2005/2006)
Freeing the Caged Bird
for Woodwind Quintet
(2006/2007) Maya Angelou; Sara Teasdale; Kate Chopin; Emily Hahn
Transformations
for String Orchestra
(2004)
Echoes from Tomorrow
for Chamber Ensemble
(2006)
Lilia Polka (Kate Chopin)
for Woodwind Quintet
(2007)
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Harbach Vol. V MSR 1256 Vocal Music - Soprano, Winds, Strings, Harp, Trumpet & Piano
Stella Markou - Soprano
Kurt Baldwin, Donita Bauer, Paul Garritson, Thomas George, David Gillham, Barbara Harbach, Diana Haskell, Paul Hecht, Paula Kasica, Joanna Mendoza, Alla Voskoboynikova, Ayako Watanabe, James Richards, Conductor

Abigail! for Soprano, Flute, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Harp, Violin, Viola & Cello (2007) Miss Adorable, Lady Adams, Remember the Ladies,
My Heart is Light
Pleasure Flow, Tender Mist
for Soprano and Piano (2003) Wind, Tend, Mist, In the Calm in the Cool, Pleasure is Flow
Emily!
for Soprano, E-flat Trumpet and Piano (2007) I Taste a Liquor Never Brewed, If You Were Coming in the Fall, Wild Nights! Wild Nights!
Light Out of Darkness
for Soprano and Piano (2005)
Cherish-Caress
for Soprano and Cello (2002)
Pioneer Women: From Skagway to White Mountain
for Soprano, Clarinet & Piano (1994) Catherine Van Curler, Cordelia Nobel, Margaret Murie,
Gertrude Fergus Baker
Twenty-first Century Pioneer
for Soprano and Piano (2007)
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Bon Anna Bon di Venezia - Six Sonatas for Harpsichord, Opus 2 (1757)

MSR 1241 Barbara Harbach, harpsichord

(c. 1740-1767)
Sonata I in G Minor, Sonata II in B-flat Minor, Sonata III in F Major, Sonata IV in C Major, Sonata V in B Minor, Sonata VI in C Major
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summershimmer Summershimmer: Women Composers for Organ

Barbara Harbach, organ. This disc by well-known organist and composer Barbara Harbach is an exciting foray into the richly diverse world of organ music by women composers. This disc, almost seventy-four minutes long, primarily surveys music not previously recorded including premieres of works by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich and Libby Larsen. Harbach’s previous recording of organ music by women composers, a landmark in the field, was labeled a “revelatory release” by The American Organist.
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Summershimmer: Organ Music by Women Composers
 (Hester Park) CD 7704 $15.98

 

dances Daystream Dances: Women Composers for Oboe

Daystream Dances by Barbara Harbach. This exciting release captures a variety of twentieth century sounds for oboe and piano. Libby’s playing sparkles with clarity and brilliance, and she draws on a beautiful palette of sounds. Collins is an award-winning pianist in several national and international competitions. Together, they bring nuance and virtuosity to this international program of music from the U.K., Australia, Ukraine, France, and the U.S.
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sonatas Sonatas by Elizabeth: Elisabetta de Gambarini & Elizabeth Hardin

Barbara Harbach, harpsichord. Enjoy the Baroque spirit at its frolicking best with the keyboard works of Elisabetta de Gambarini and Elizabeth Hardin. Energy, sparkle, wit, and engaging melodies characterize these delightful sonatas from the second half of the eighteenth century. Seventy-three minutes of premiere recordings by the well-known performer Barbara Harbach, who is also a pioneer in research on women composers.
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Sonatas by Elizabeth (Hester Park) CD 7702 $15.98

 

classical prodigies Classical Prodigies: Elizabeth Weichsell Billington & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Barbara Harbach, harpsichord. A striking comparison of two of the world’s most gifted child prodigies -- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who needs no other accolades, and Elizabeth Weichsell, who went on to become one of the greatest singers England ever produced. This disc juxtaposes the keyboard works of each composer at age eight, and again at age eleven. This pure-digital recording is sure to make you hear the harpsichord with a brilliance that you’ve never heard before.
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Classical Prodigies
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pieces Pieces Parisiennes: Madame de Villeblanche and Marie Bigot
Susan Chan, piano This is the first recording of the complete works of Madame de Villeblanche and Marie Bigot, both composers active in the Paris music scene at the close of the eighteenth and beginning of the nineteenth century. These challenging pieces richly enhance and expand our conception of the role of women composers of this time period. Chan is a gifted interpreter of Eastern and Western keyboard repertoire, and has specialized in the
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jazz composer Close Your Eyes: Women Jazz Composers
This CD is the first to highlight women composers of jazz--from Billie Holiday’s God Bless the Child to Sarah Hannah Sheppard’s Swing Low, Sweet Chariot. The powerful combination of piano and horn allows these great songs to speak with simple grace and undiluted charm. “Brilliantly performed, this disc will astound the casual listener with the number of familiar pieces included, and thrill the professional with the mastery these two musicians have of their craft.” (reviewer Thomas Erdmann in Women of Note Quarterly) Bernice Petkere, Billie Holiday, Maria Grever, Dee Libbey, Mable Wayne, Sharah Hannah Sheppard, Dana Suesse, Dorothy Fields, Kay Swift, Ann Ronell, Sadie Vimmerstedt, Ruth Lowe
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Close Your Eyes: Women Jazz Composers (Hester Park) CD 7701 $15.98

 

harpsichord 20th Twentieth-Century Harpsichord Music

Kingdom Records, London, UK (Now available on Gasparo, GSCD-251, no longer on Kingdom) (Barbara Harbach, harpsichord) Bohuslav Martinu, Deux Pieces, Sonate pour clavecin, Deux Impromptus Virgil Thomson, Four Portraits Vincent Persichetti, Harpsichord Sonata No. 7 William Albright, Four Fancies Samuel Adler, Sonata Rick Sowash, The Unicorn and Theme with Six Variations Alec Templeton, Bach Goes to Town
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harpsichord 20th Contemporary Harpsichord, Volume II

Gasparo Records, GSCD-266, Peterborough, NH (Barbara Harbach, harpsichord) Dan Locklair, The Breakers Pound Vivian Fine, Toccatas and Arias Randall Thompson, Four Inventions Edith Boroff, Metaphors Gerald Near, Triptych Barbara Harbach Spaindango: CD Review has called Harbach’s Spaindango a “fetching piece, full of antique flourishes mixed with 20th-century rage and madness, a cauldron of churning notes.”
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harpsichord 20th Contemporary Harpsichord, Volume III

Gasparo Records, GSCD-280, Peterborough, NH (Barbara Harbach, harpsichord) Dan Locklair, Fantasy Brings the Day Samuel Jones, Two Movements Arnold Rosner, Sonatine d’Amour Daniel Pinkham, Partita Samuel Adler, Bridges to Span Adversity
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harpsichord 20th Contemporary Harpsichord, Volume IV

Gasparo Records, GSCD-290, Peterborough, NH (Barbara Harbach, harpsichord) Emma Lou Dkiemer, Toccata Michael Rose, B’rachah (Benediction) Gardner Read, Fantasy – Toccata Edith Borroff, Hyperboles Mary J. Van Appledorn, Parquet Musique Vincent Persichetti, Serenade No. 15 Robert Stern, Fantasia (ancora?) Barbara Harbach Tres Danzas para Clavecin has a Spanish flavor and frenzied outer movements that feature flamenco clusters, glissandi, and fast arpeggios.
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women composers Women Composers for the Organ: Music Spanning Five Centures

Gasparo Records, GSCD- 294, Peterborough, NH, (Barbara Harbach, organ). Roberta Bitgood On an Ancient Alleluia Amy Beach, Prelude on An Old Folk Tune Elizabeth Stirling Psalm 104 and Fugue Edith Borroff, Passacaglia Fanny Mendelssohn, Prelude Marga Richter, Quantum Quirks of a Quick Quaint Quark Violet Archer, Sonatina Clara Schumann, Prelude and Fugue Gwyneth Walker, In Celebration Miss Steemson, A Dirge for Funerals Gracia Baptista, Conditor Alme Mary J. Van Appledorn, Sonnet Jeanne Demessieux, Prelude and Fugue Grete von Zieritz, Praludium & Fugue Barbara Harbach’s Fanfare and Toccata,Lasst Uns Erfreuen, is a bright-sounding toccata built on the easily-recognized “All Creatures of Our God and King.” Appropriate for concert or for church, it opens and closes with full organ fanfare and features a central part of perpetual motion and interesting modulations.
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Organ Music by Women Composers (Gasparo) CD 294 $15.98

 

dallas Christmas in Dallas - Carols for Brass & Organ

Christina Harmon - organ Jeffrey Curnow & Adam Gordon - trumpet, Gregory Hustis - french horn, Clarece Candamio - organ

Christmas favorites reverberate in new and delightful ways in combination of superb talent, musical innovation, and stellar performances. Traditional carols and holiday favorites are garbed in sparkling new clothes by Dallas-based composer Christina Harmon. Harmon is joined by Jeffrey Curnow, Principal Trumpet of the Dallas Symphony, and Adam Gordon of the Forth Worth Symphony, Gregory Hustis, Principal Horn of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Clarece Candamio, organist at Lovers Lane United Methodist Church in Dallas

We Wish You a Merry Christmas * Lo! How a Rose E’er Blooming * While by My Sheep I Watch’d at Night * Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring / The First Noel * God Rest You Merry, Gentleman * What Child is This * For Unto Us a Child is Born * Noel * Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly * Silent Night * Alleluia from Exsulate, Jubilate * Sussex Carol * Angels We Have Heard on High * O Come, O Come, Emmanuel * Rejoice Greatly, O Daughter of Zion * Sinfonia from Cantata No. 142 * Joy to the World * Away in a Manger * In Dulci Jubilo
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Christmas in Dallas: Carols for Brass and Organ (Hester Park) CD 7706 $15.98

 

Goldberg
J.S. Bach Goldberg Variations

Barbara Harbach, harpsichord. Goldberg Variations for Harpsichord , Gasparo Records (Gallante), GG 1018, Peterborough, NH , 2002
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Pachelbel
J.S. Bach Goldberg Variations
Barbara Harbach, organ. Pachelbel Canons , Organist, Gasparo Records, GSS-2001, Peterborough, NH, 1999
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Bach and Handel
Bach & Handel: Music for Two Trumpets and Organ
Barbara Harbach, Organist, Barbara Butler & Charles Geyer, Trumpets, Gasparo Records, GSS-2002, Peterborough, NH, 1999
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American Hymns
American Hymn Preludes - Samuel Adler and Gardner Read

Barbara Harbach, Organist, Gasparo Records, GSCD-258, Peterborough, NH, 1990
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18th Women
18th Century Women Composers - Music for Solo Harpsichord, Vol. 1
Barbara Harbach, Harpsichord, Vol. I Gasparo Records, GSCD-272, Peterborough, NH, 1995
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18th Women
18th Century Women Composers - Music for Solo Harpsichord, Vol. 1I
Barbara Harbach, Harpsichord, Vol. II Gasparo Records, GSCD-281, Peterborough, NH, 1993
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Art of the Fugue, Gasparo Records, Peterborough, NH, 1990

 

Women of Note Quarterly WNQ $20.00
Women of Note Quarterly: Individual and Institution WNQ IN $25.00
Back issues of Women of Note Quarterly: $6.00 each
Women of NoteCards 1 (12 cards: Schumann, Boulanger, Seeger) WNC 1 $9.95
Women of NoteCards 2 (12 cards: Mendelssohn, Hildegard, Beach) WNC 2 $9.95

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