Carol Barnett (Beady Eyes) Distributed by Graphite Publishing

Carol Barnett’s music has been called audacious and engaging. Her varied catalog includes works for solo voice, piano, chorus, diverse chamber ensembles, orchestra, and wind ensemble.

She was awarded the 2003 Nancy Van de Vate International Prize for Opera for her chamber opera, Snow, and her music theater work Meeting at Seneca Falls was featured at the 2006 Diversity Festival in Red Wing, MN. The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass, commissioned in 2006 by VocalEssence and written with Marisha Chamberlain, had its Carnegie Hall debut in February 2013 and has become a favorite across the country. Recent works include Coy Pond Suite for the Gordon College Big Band; Mortals & Angels: A Bluegrass Te Deum for the Distinguished Concerts International New York Festival Chorus and bluegrass band Dailey & Vincent; and Musica, dei donum optimi for the Rose Ensemble.

Barnett is a charter member of the American Composers Forum and a graduate of the University of Minnesota, where she studied composition with Dominick Argento and Paul Fetler. She was composer-in-residence with the Dale Warland Singers from 1992 to 2001, and was an adjunct faculty member at Augsburg College from 2000 to 2015. Further information is available at CarolBarnett.net.


Music Published by Carol Barnett (Beady Eyes)

Balulalow (from I Sing the Birth)

Carol Barnett mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, percussion, 3-5 min.

Christmas Eve, Bells

Carol Barnett mixed choir, Difficulty : 4, a cappella, 3-5 min.

Dance and Sing

Carol Barnett mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, piano, 3-5 min.

Franklin Credo

Carol Barnett mixed choir, Difficulty : 2, a cappella, less than 3 min.

From the Good Earth

Carol Barnett treble choir, Difficulty : 3, piano, 3-5 min.

God Bless the Young Folk

Carol Barnett mixed choir, Difficulty : 2, piano, 3-5 min.

Golden Slumbers

Carol Barnett mixed choir, Difficulty : 4, a cappella, less than 3 min.

I Sing the Birth (from I Sing the Birth)

Carol Barnett mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, percussion, 3-5 min.

Inextinguishable Blaze (from I Sing the Birth)

Carol Barnett mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, percussion, 3-5 min.

Melted Into Dreams

Carol Barnett mixed choir, Difficulty : 4, a cappella, 3-5 min.

My Own Epitaph (from Epigrams, Epitaphs)

Carol Barnett mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, piano, less than 3 min.

Near Odessa

Carol Barnett treble choir, Difficulty : 3, piano, 3-5 min.

On My First Son (from Epigrams, Epitaphs)

Carol Barnett mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, piano, 3-5 min.

On the Setting up Mr. Butler’s Monument in Westminster Abbey (from Epigrams, Epitaphs)

Carol Barnett mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, piano, less than 3 min.

One Equal Music

Carol Barnett men's choir, Difficulty : 4, a cappella, 3-5 min.

Quem Pastores (from I Sing the Birth)

Carol Barnett mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, percussion, less than 3 min.

Swedish Lullaby

Carol Barnett mixed choir, Difficulty : 2, piano, less than 3 min.

The Birds (from I Sing the Birth)

Carol Barnett mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, percussion, less than 3 min.

The King of Yellow Butterflies

Carol Barnett mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, a cappella, less than 3 min.

The Lady who Offers her Looking-Glass to Venus (from Epigrams, Epitaphs)

Carol Barnett mixed choir, Difficulty : 3, piano, less than 3 min.

Variaçao

Carol Barnett mixed choir, Difficulty : 4, a cappella, less than 3 min.

We Clasp the Hands

Carol Barnett treble choir, Difficulty : 2, piano, 3-5 min.

Welcome all Wonders

Carol Barnett mixed choir, treble choir, Difficulty : 3, 1-2 instruments, 3-5 min.

1: (Easy) No divisi in voice parts, accompaniment doubles or supports vocal parts, diatonic, symmetrical phrases, textures mostly homophonic, simple rhythms, stepwise voice leading (conjunct), moderate ranges, no extended techniques, and limited sustained singing.

2: (Medium Easy) Limited divisi, voices somewhat independent from accompaniment, some chromatics, phrases may be longer or more fragmented, mostly homophonic, moderate rhythmic complexity, some difficult intervals (disjunct motion), moderate ranges, extended techniques are simple, limited sustained singing.

3. (Medium) Limited divisi, unaccompanied, or with independent accompaniment (voice parts not doubled), many chromatics, phrases of varying lengths, more contrapuntal textures, moderately complex rhythms, some difficult intervals (disjunct motion), moderately difficult/challenging ranges, extended techniques are potentially challenging, and some sustained singing.

4. (Medium Difficult) Abundant divisi, unaccompanied, or accompanying instruments are fully independent from voice parts, many chromatics and/or key changes, long and/or broken phrases, potentially little homophony, complex rhythms, many difficult intervals (disjunct motion), difficult/challenging ranges, potentially difficult extended techniques, and a demand for sustained singing.

5. (Difficult) Adundant divis, unaccompanied, or accompanying instruments are fully independent from voice parts, many chromatics and/or key changes, long and/or broken phrases, potentially little homophony, complex rhythms, extreme ranges, use of challenging or unusual extended vocal techniques, abundant sustained singing.