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Fever Pitch, for Unaccompanied Viola

I cannot tell you how many violists have come up to me over the years, asking me for a feature solo for viola. Well, the wait is finally over!!

It took the contagious enthusiasm of a sweet and talented violist I’ve had the pleasure of working with many times to give me the kick-in-the-pants I needed to complete this unique challenge!

This brand new, unaccompanied solo for viola offers the daring artist a “fever pitch” of drama, melody, and virtuosity! For approximately six minutes, the violist is set free to explore a mystifying world of Dream and Thought, flitting between the sounds of Celtic melancholy, J.S. Bach, and George Gershwin with simply their imagination and instincts to guide them.

 

Right now on the product page, I’ve posted a little, raw recording of me playing the opening of this work, but it gets challenging after that point, and, while I can play it, it’s a little messy right now, haha! I’d rather wait until I’m (or a certain marvelous violist is) ready to properly record this for you all. 🙂

It’s a ton of fun to play in the meantime, though! Enjoy!

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Presenting… “Music for The Book of I (The Existential Edition)”!

At long last, the 2014 soundtrack to the novel by Jorge Armenteros, “The Book of I,” is available in all its re-mastered and re-recorded glory!

You can purchase it directly from me in either digital or physical formats, purchase it on Bandcamp, or listen to it via any of the other popular places music resides online!

I hope you enjoy this artistic, stirring journey into the human condition…

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New Album “Paroketh’s Veil” Now Available!

From CBTTF Records, featuring the original works of Sarah Wallin Huff, we introduce…

Paroketh’s Veil

Purchase this recording at http://cbttf.com/albums/parokeths-veil

Right now, the album is only available in DVD and Blu Ray formats, but the downloadable mp3s should be available soon. Get your copy here!

“The word Paroketh (PRKTh) refers to the Four Elements: Peh (Water), Resh (Air), Kaph (Fire), and Tau (Earth). It is the Veil of the Temple before the Holy of Holies… a veil made up of the four classical elements of the human body” (Dan Sewell Ward, Feb 2007). In the Kabbalistic Tree of Life, the “Veil of Paroketh” lies between the middle branches of intention, or consciousness, and the lowest branches of our physical reality. Everything “above” Paroketh’s Veil emerges from our conscious decisions and beyond… from the past stories and experiences that help shape our intentions to act as we choose in the world.

 

A vintage aura of story and myth envelops this intimate collection of chamber music. For example, “Falada” — Portuguese for “speaking” or “discourse” — brings to mind the role storytellers of old played in their communities, passing down vital history and life lessons to the young. “Weeping Willow” recalls emotional whirlwinds of despair, hope, and passion — emotions common to us all. “Forgotten Melody” seeks deep within the soul to uncover that which was once hidden. And the three diverse works — “Of Roses and Lilies,” “Aradia, La Bella Pellegrina,” and “The Oracle” — tell the stories of their respective characters: ancient tales that continue to impact our modern culture.

 

May we embrace our past stories to uncover the commonality inherent to all humanity.

 

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“simplicity” is now available!

Due to a large and involved soundtrack project I recently took on (featuring my music that will appear in the background of an upcoming bingo game app), I am now able to share these fresh electronic tunes with you all as it’s own full album!

With smooth and comfortable underpinnings reminiscent of Brahms stepping out to jazz, or Zappa gently walking through a garden with a favorite melody, “simplicity” provides a meditative setting while rewarding close listening. The treasures are in the details […]

via “simplicity” Now Available! — Novel Soundtrax

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Introducing… The Dark Glass Sinfonia!

“We See Through A Glass Darkly…”

The Dark Glass Sinfonia is Wallin-Huff’s latest composition for symphony orchestra. Built upon an integrated set of hexachordal formulae – blending the concepts of free atonality with modal harmony – this work represents the enigmatic and ongoing, emotional flux of the Soul. Running time: approx. 6 minutes.

…I plan on expounding further on how I constructed this work later… 😉

But, for now, you can purchase and download the score here, and enjoy the midi demo recording below!

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New T-Shirt Colors and New Single!

For today’s two awesome updates…

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Experience the “Leviathan” Multimedia Art-Book: Now Online!

Now Available for Everyone… Experience the mythological tale that under-girds the epic 25-minute Concerto! Enter the Story here…This original picture-book and poem by Sarah Wallin Huff features the three movements and subsections found within her 2008 concerto for 6-string electric violin, EWI, synth, and orchestra, “Leviathan of the Ancient Deep,” allowing the reader to dive…

via NEW! Experience the Leviathan Multimedia Art-Book! — i Support New Music

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Kesher Chronicles #2, “Questions of Faith,” Now Available!

The second installment of the epic “Kesher Chronicles” is now Available, in both Kindle eBook and paperback formats! Pick up your copy today & enjoy! (*^@^*)

Twenty-three years after surviving the Scandal of 2241, Janice Parc lives out her adulthood in pleasant normalcy with her husband and three children. The family gets the chance to visit the village of Hiskitan in northernmost Artemisia. Janice knows she must face her memories with courage if her heart is to move on. So she agrees to the journey for the sake of her family and for her own growth.

Unfortunately, the depth of the Artemisians’ pain is too great to ignore. The last living relative of Agent David Rifadoft will not allow her suffering, nor that of her people, to go unanswered. By her guidance, the adventure that began with such hope will escalate into a cycle of tragedy. In the effort to rescue Janice and her family, Special Officer Steven Roberts abandons his post at the Experimental Colony on Ares. He returns to Earth, and the darker truths behind their past begin to unfold.

 

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ESOTERICA is Here!

My newest full-length album is finally here!!!

Just in time for Christmas– with two brand spankin’ new holiday songs to get you in the mood! 😉

ESOTERICA invites the listener to journey through arcane mists of time and diverse worlds of sound. From one of Wallin Huff’s earliest works, “Pegasus,” to her latest work, “Weeping Willow,” this album is woven together from the threads of intimate chamber music, sweeping orchestral works, and even some modern electronica. With “Now Winter Nights Enlarge,” a scene of bacchanal youth during Wintertime Festivities excites the imagination, while “Christmas Wayfarer” follows original adaptations of traditional winter carols across a thrilling journey across the world. “Wings of the Four Seasons” retells a traditional Japanese tale by way of treble-and-alto string trio; “Butterfly Lullaby” soothes troubled nightmares with the Native American symbolism of the butterfly as bringer of Hope; “Introit” and “Song of the Golden Spiral” transport to alternate planes of reality entirely. A mystical aura breathes throughout ESOTERICA, surrounding the spirit with wonder.

It’s available — at a reduced cost — for direct download from my store right now; iTunes, Spotify, GooglePlay, etc., should be up shortly.

Enjoy!

☆*・゜゚・*\(^O^)/*・゜゚・*☆