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New Sheet Music for String Orchestra & New Merch!

Composed for Ryan M. Luévano and the Neue World Orchestra Project, the 2002 string quartet “Greek Dance” has found new life as a driving work for string orchestra!!! I’m so grateful to have been given the opportunity to revisit this old little gem of a work! 🙂

Enjoy the digital demo below, and check out NWOP’s first concert on March 10 to hear the debut performance!

(Want to check out the original string quartet version? Listen to a recording here, or watch a video here…)


New in the Leviathan Merch Store a lovely necklace pendant has been added — featuring the exclusive album artwork for the early release of “Leviathan of the Ancient Deep”! Check it out and support the upcoming “Legends” (official title still pending) album (*wink, wink*) that will accompany this epic concerto for 6-string electric violin!

Check back often–Zazzle runs sales all the time! 🙂
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Help Support Our Musicians, & Be Named on the Album!

We’re doing it– We’re gonna record “Of Roses and Lilies” (my beautiful, neo-Romantic work for Soprano soloist, women’s choir, and small orchestra), this April!!!

And, I want to pay our small orchestra for their work; please consider pitching in, and choose from awesome rewards! Like, getting your name & PHOTO in the Album notes, getting a signed score of the work, getting the finished & signed album, choosing free albums from my existing discography…

This campaign ends March 12th!! Please check it out, and spread the word! We all appreciate your help! 😀

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The Leviathan Project: Why Am I Doing This?

Check out this brand new post on the iSupportNewMusic.com blog…

…All this begs the question: If I have the capability of cheaply producing good quality albums on my own, why do I need to fund-raise for this Ultimate Leviathan Project? Why not go it on my own? Simply put…

This piece is just too big for me to produce all on my own.

 

Read the rest of the article to see what all is involved in a project like this, and why I need all the help I can get! 😉 It’s all worth it, though. I cannot wait to have the definitive recording of this work finally available for all to enjoy! And you can be a huge part of that effort! 🙂

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Leviathan of the Ancient Deep: Mythic Electric Violin Concerto

“Leviathan of the Ancient Deep” is a concerto for 6-string electric violin, EWI, Synth, and orchestra.Collaborating with PARMA Recordings, we want to create a definitive recording of this challenging work, in order to share it with others.

This is a one-of-a-kind concerto that deserves to be heard! Check out the video below exploring the history behind this unique work, and hear a solo snippet from Movement 1 (“Seekers of the Legend”) played by Sarah on her cool Dragon-Violin!

If you agree that this is a work that should be shared with others, visit iSupportNewMusic.com to see how you can help. Set up a custom, subscription-based donation if you like, get exclusive, project-based announcements when you contribute, and choose from an exciting list of rewards!

And, of course, the biggest thing you can do is spread the word about this project to your circle of connections – never underestimate the power of sharing! 🙂

Thank you–we couldn’t do this without you! <3

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New “Leviathan” Multimedia Experience!

UPDATE: This ebook is now available as a multimedia, online presentation! Experience it for free here!


Did you know about the extensive, mythic story behind the 2008 electric violin concerto, “Leviathan of the Ancient Deep”? Well, now you can enjoy it in epic, literary form AND support the official recording project!

Announcing the newest addition to the Ultimate Leviathan Recording campaign

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Get the eBook today – name your price; all funds support the recording project!

 

Explore the myth behind the Leviathan concerto in this artistic ebook! Available in both epub and mobi formats.

This original picture-book and poem by Sarah 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 into the mythology that built the musical work. This ebook even includes audio clips from both the digital demo recordings and the room recordings of the live performance premiere, illustrating each section of this poetic epic with its matching segment found in the Concerto.

Name your price – all proceeds go toward funding the Recording!

Enjoy a few preview pages below… Thank you for your support! 🙂

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Subscription-Donations Now Accepted!

This just in —

YOU choose how much to donate monthly to the Ultimate Leviathan Recording and when to stop payments.

How would you like to pledge any amount to the Ultimate Leviathan Recording and make recurring payments toward the project every month?

You can choose any of the gifts listed and make recurring payments toward that goal! Just be sure to send me a note and let me know which gift you have your eye on. ?

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iSupportNewMusic.com – Now Open!

Come visit my brand new, self-hosted fundraising site for current recording projects – iSupportNewMusic.com!

Currently, I’m raising money for the Ultimate Leviathan Recording Project. It’s going to be my next major album release with PARMA, featuring my largest and most complicated (and most unique) composition to date – my 2008 concerto for 6-string electric violin, synth, EWI, and orchestra, “Leviathan of the Ancient Deep”!

While I’m able to collaborate with friends to release a lot of my music independently, “Leviathan…” is such a large and fickle work that I really only trust PARMA to get it done right, to bring my ultimate vision of the work to life. 🙂 And, for that, I need your help. Go visit my new website for details!

I anticipate bringing new content to the site regularly, adding news, engaging stories, contests, and more!

You can join my eNewsletter to stay in the loop, and I’ll send you 3 Free Original tracks!

Music brings us together. Without you, it would be a lonely world indeed. <3

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“Leviathan” News – the Ultimate Recording Project

Leviathan of the Ancient Deep” is a three-movement, 25-minute concerto for 6-string electric violin, EWI, Synth, and orchestra. Written in 2008 and not premiered live until 2016, it is indeed a monster of a work:

“…it’s a fantastic piece – imaginative, engaging, and pretty wild” (Sam Renshaw)

Collaborating with PARMA Recordings and the Moravian Philharmonic of the Czech Republic, we are working to create a definitive recording of this challenging, cinematic work so that its dramatic sonic experience can be shared widely with others.

Please consider helping us reach our funding goal to make this unique recording a reality. All the info and rewards are at: ffnd.me/at/479/909/#/story

When it comes to fundraising, personal connection and building meaningful relationships are key.

So, do you know any potentially interested sponsors – corporate and private – in your personal sphere of influence? If so, would you be so kind as to send me a message introducing them to me? I’d be happy to send them a Sponsorship Packet and discuss the opportunity to sponsor this recording personally with them!

Never underestimate the power of your simply sharing this adventure with others… Thank you so much for your help!!

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My Radio Interview….

Hey the archive recording of my interview with KHTS’s George Cummings and T. Katz is now available for the hearing! Check it out below…

[audio https://sarahwallinhuff.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/friday-matinee_nov1.mp3]

In other related news…

The recording session for my “Courage Triptych” will be happening THIS Saturday morning, November 9th, (CA time) 12am – 3am!

I’m going to be skyping in on the live session in the Czech Republic with the Moravian Philharmonic — I’m so excited! I’ve never heard this early work of mine done by the pros, or even imagined I’d get the chance to, so this is an exciting and rare thing for me!  

We need to raise $28,000, so every little bit helps… Thank you for your help in making this debut release of five of my works possible! :mrgreen:

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Works to be Featured on New Album

Greetings! I thought everyone might be interested in a single post where demos of the five compositions that will be included on my upcoming PARMA album could be found… so that you can take a listen to just a small sample of the awesome-ness that we are producing and that YOU are a vital part of! :mrgreen:

In no particular order, the new works to fill this exciting album are:

  • Anima Mechanicae: Soul of the Machine for string quartet, performed by the New England String Quartet (this sample track is a clip from the recording of the NESQ)[audio https://sarahwallinhuff.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/01-anima-mechanicae_-soul-of-the-machine_proclip.mp3]
  • Adoré for string orchestra, performed by the Moravian Philharmonic (this sample track performed by the Aineo Christian Orchestra)
    [audio https://sarahwallinhuff.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/14_adorc3a9_clip.mp3]
  • Counterpoint Invariable for violin trio (sample midi track below)
    [audio https://sarahwallinhuff.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/counterpoint-invariable_fabdemo.mp3]
  • Gypsy Wanderer sonata for violin and piano (sample midi demos below)
    Movement 1:
    [audio https://sarahwallinhuff.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/gypsy-wanderer_mvt-1.mp3]
    Movement 2:
    [audio https://sarahwallinhuff.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/gypsy-demo_mvt-2.mp3]
    Movement 3:
    [audio https://sarahwallinhuff.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/gypsy-wanderer_mvt-3.mp3]
    Movement 4:
    [audio https://sarahwallinhuff.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/gypsy-wanderer_mvt-4.mp3]
  • Courage Triptych for violin duo, piano, soprano saxophone, and string orchestra, performed by the Moravian Philharmonic (sample midi demos below)
    I. A Garden Prayer:
    [audio https://sarahwallinhuff.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/5_garden-prayer_clip.mp3]
    II. Broken Innocence
    [audio https://sarahwallinhuff.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/broken-innocence-sound_updated.mp3]
    III. Valiance
    [audio https://sarahwallinhuff.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/valiance-sound_updated.mp3]

Spread the word! Let’s get this project funded!