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A Lassie's Love CD

Email: jmbarker@udel.edu
Musical Compositions

ORCHESTRA

Suilean a’ Chloinne (2001/2006/2010) for string orchestra - pub. McKenna-Keddie

A Celtic Prayer  (1994/2005) for symphony orchestra 

Nollaig (1998) for children’s chorus and symphony orchestra, with the optional addition of folk                              instrumentalists; traditional folk song texts - pub. Boosey & Hawkes (chamber version arranged
                           by Dr. Betty Bertaux; see Betty Bertaux Choral Series)

Geodha Air Chùl Na Grèine (1987) for folk band, string orchestra, choir and Scottish Gaelic soloist; poetry by
​                          Derick S. Thomson


THEATRE

The Bacchae  (1992) original musical score for Euripides' Greek Tragedy ‘The Bacchae’  


CHORAL (see orchestral for Nollaig and Geodha Air Chùl Na Grèine)

My Son (2011) for choir and percussion ensemble; words by Joseph and Anne Paroulek 
                           - pub. McKenna-Keddie

Nobody Told Me (1997; enlarged version ‘98) for three soprano soloists, solo improv. trumpet, chorus,    
                           woodwind/brass ensemble, banjo, piano and percussion; poetry by Walter de la Mare

Three Highbrows We (1995) for SSA chorus and chamber ensemble; poetry by Herbert Farjeon 

Harmony of Angels  (1992) for large choir, full orchestral brass, percussion and pipe organ; Shaker hymn texts

A Plea  (1990) for 'a cappella' chapel choir and solo trumpet; biblical text

Via, Veritas, Vita  (1986) for 'a cappella' chapel choir; biblical text


MULTIMEDIA 

Tìrean cèin (2016) for erhu and violin, accompanied by film with vocal/orchestral soundtrack


INSTRUMENTAL CHAMBER

Le Passage du Temps (2013) for baroque flute, violin, viola da gamba, violoncello and harpsichord

…a love like no other… (2013) for woodwind quintet and piano - pub. McKenna-Keddie 

Snowfeathers (2013) for erhu, violin, piano and percussion - pub. McKenna-Keddie 

Seann Oràn (2012) for flute and acoustic guitar with recording; poetry by Derick S. Thomson
                           - pub. McKenna-Keddie

umurangi-kikorangi (2007) for oboe, horn and piano; extension of Red Sky at Night (2002) score 
                            - pub. McKenna-Keddie; available from Gail Warnaar Double Reed Music Shop

The Hole Thing  - 

                          Wookey Hole (2012) for oboe, cor anglais, bassoon and piano - pub. McKenna-Keddie

                         Piddle-in-the-Hole (2005) for oboe, cor anglais, bassoon and piano - pub. McKenna-Keddie

Geodha (1992/1998) for string trio and timpano - pub. McKenna-Keddie

Earthtones (1993) for marimba and violin - pub. Southern Percussion
                          also available from McKenna-Keddie

Eilean Donan  (1991) for soprano saxophone, cello, piano and percussion 


VOCAL CHAMBER

A Lassie's Love (2015) for soprano, flute and piano; poetry by Robert Burns - pub. McKenna-Keddie

sair wrocht wi lilt (2006) for bass voice, flute, oboe/cor anglais, clarinet/saxophone, viola, bassoon, 
                          double/electric bass, piano, percussion; text by Jennifer Margaret Barker

Two Poems (2003) for soprano, violin, viola, violoncello and percussion; poetry by Pulitzer-prize winner, 
                          Stephen Dunn - pub. McKenna-Keddie

L’amour… (2001) for countertenor, alto flute, English horn, contrabass clarinet, harpsichord and celesta
                          - pub. McKenna-Keddie

Naibh Beags/Nyvaigs (1997) for soprano, alto saxophone, C flute/alto flute/piccolo, 3 multi-percussionists, 
                         piano and narrator 


SOLO

...to the pale green sea of evening... (2015) for Bb clarinet and piano - pub.McKenna-Keddie

Dumgoyne (2012) for C flute and harpsichord - pub. McKenna-Keddie

BuMian (2011) for solo piano - pub. McKenna-Keddie

Moana (2010) for solo piano - pub. McKenna-Keddie

Effigies (2006) for pipe organ - pub. McKenna-Keddie

Salve Fiesta Dies (2003) for Bb trumpet and pipe organ - pub. McKenna-Keddie

Geenyoch Ballant (2002) for solo piano - pub. McKenna-Keddie

Tout Entière (2001) for baritone and piano; poetry by Charles Baudelaire - pub. McKenna-Keddie

Na Trì Peathraichean (2000) for C flute and piano - pub. McKenna-Keddie; available from Flute World Co. 

Blue Waters (1998) for solo vibraphone - pub. Southern Percussion
​                           also available from McKenna-Keddie

The Enchanted Glen (1993) for Bb clarinet and piano - pub. Vanderbeek & Imrie Ltd.
​                           also available from McKenna-Keddie

Three Thoughts (1986) for solo piano - pub. McKenna-Keddie

Four Promenades (1986) for solo oboe


TRANSCRIPTION

Flute/Piano transcription (1999) of Pulitzer Prize-winning Concerto for Flute, Strings and Percussion by
​Melinda Wagner; commissioned by the composer for publication by Theodore Presser 


IN PROGRESS

Helen of Gloag, opera
A Lassie's Love (working title; opera based on Barker's song cycle of that name), chamber opera
Caledonia, wind ensemble and Celtic Drummer









Barker's compositions are also available from the Scottish Music Centre 
and the British Music Collection
Barker performing with Dr. Daniel Stevens on 'Cirque du Piano', 2010
Dr. David Herman, Trustees Distinguished Professor of Music and University Organist Emeritus at the University of Delaware; commissioner of Barker's 'Effigies' for pipe organ
English Translation of Composition Titles
BuMian (Mandarin) - sleepless

Geenyoch Ballant (Scots) - insatiable/ravenous ballade

Geodha (Scottish Gaelic) - A Geo (Bay)

Geodha Air Chùl Na Grèine (Scottish Gaelic) - A Geo (Bay) in the Sun's Shelter

Le Passage du Temps (French) - The Passage of Time

Moana (Maui) - waterfall, lake, ocean

Naibh Beags/Nyvaigs (Scottish Gaelic/Scots) - Little Ships

Na Trì Peathraichean (Scottish Gaelic) - The Three Sisters...(of Glencoe)

​Nollaig (Scottish Gaelic) - Christmas

sair wrocht wi lilt (Scots) - full of lilt

Seann Oràn (Scottish Gaelic) - Old Song

Suilean a’ Chloinne (Scottish Gaelic) - Children's Eyes

Tìrean cèin (Scottish Gaelic) - Distant Shores

Tout Entière (French) - All of Her

umurangi-kikorangi (Maui) - Red Sky/Blue Sky
Duo Pegasus, who regularly perform Barker's 'The Enchanted Glen' for clarinet and piano
Barker with composers 
Eric Ewazen and Joshua Green, and trombonist, Tim Plimpton.
" a composer of profound sensibility" 
- Victoria International Arts Festival, Gozo, Malta