Carol Barnett is an American composer. Barnett's compositions range from solo piano, voice, chorus, diverse chamber ensembles, orchestra, and wind ensemble. She is a charter member of the American Composers Forum, a former McKnight fellow, and her works, including the popular Bluegrass Mass, are performed internationally. Click here to peruse or purchase works by this audacious and engaging female composer!

Rising golden sun,
the music of a new day;
come, share it with me.


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....Check out the recent Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra Mahler Project video - click below to start at my interview segment, and scroll back for a deep dive into Mahler 5:

...Shaker Suite: Canterbury recently recorded on PARMA Recording's live stream:

..."A Guide to the Music of Carol Barnett" by Dr. Matthew Bumbach published in Chorus America's Research Memorandum Series

..."Blessing" featured in Les Carnets de Camargo (Camargo Foundation, Cassis, France)

...Just published by E. C. Schirmer, "My People Are Rising," my piece for women's chorus, violin, and doumbek inspired by Mohja Kahf's unfinished poem about the Syrian revolution. Beady Eyes Publications titles can now be found on Graphite Publishing’s Marketplace page

...Into the Fire recently performed by Saint John UMC Choir and Monroe Crossing:

Currently Working On...

...A short work for The Cantata Singers, will wickham, and Monroe Crossing, based on a text by Mark Twain.

...Revising the libretto of my chamber opera, SNOW, in preparation for reading and performance - stay tuned for further developments!

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Golden Slumbers
SATB a cappella

chamber opera