“March to Glory” – Organ Solo
Carol Barnett’s MARCH TO GLORY: ”Draw Me Nearer” was inspired by the chorus of that wonderful old hymn by Fanny J. Crosby and William H. Doane. The work progresses from the first faint glimmerings of hope to a full-fledged triumphant procession. The chorus itself is a short musical journey that expresses both longing and jubilation. March to Glory looks at both these emotions, moving from one to the other in a spirited, joyful journey. Carol Barnett’s March to Glory is available through Beady Eyes 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 Meeting at Seneca Falls was featured at the 2006 Diversity Festival in Red Wing, MN. Other recent works include The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass for VocalEssence and Monroe Crossing, Song of Perfect Propriety for the Cornell University Women’s Chorus, Prelude and Romp for the Medalist Concert Band, and Praise, for organ and steel drum.
A longtime presence on the Minnesota music scene, 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 currently teaches at Augsburg College in Minneapolis.