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Finally – the Leviathan Official Digital Demos!

So… it’s been a long-time in limbo for this work… But with the LIVE DEBUT PERFORMANCE just on the horizon, I finally just bit the bullet and finished the fully updated, digital mock-up recordings of the three movements of my electric violin concerto, Leviathan of the Ancient Deep.

Enjoy the digital demo for now… and the live version is coming soon! 🙂

https://soundcloud.com/sarah-wallin-huff/sets/leviathan-of-the-ancient-deep-official-digital-demo

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New EP, “SONATA MODERNA,” Now Available!

It’s officially available now! Go check out my new EP, “SONATA MODERNA“!

Album Notes
This EP features all new Classical music, as well as the return of a recent favorite, composed and performed by Sarah Wallin Huff. SONATA MODERNA is a sonic journey of movement — of nostalgia and anticipation.

The title track, “Sonata Moderna,” is based on an ancient piece from the 17th century (“Sonata sopra la Monica” by Biagio Marini). Featuring two violins and cello with rock rhythm and chords, the past is united with the present in this driving work. Featuring: Sarah Wallin Huff (violins), Anne Sherrill (cello), Paul Hoover (electric guitar), Emily Gibb (electric bass), and Dave Gruchacz (drum set).

“Sweet Camila” returns (re-recorded) from its debut in the soundtrack album, “Music for The Book of I.” Based on Camila, a feature character in Jorge Armenteros’ novel, “The Book of I,” this work for string quartet looks back at good times with nostalgia while encouraging our main character to move forward with hope. Featuring: Brett Bird and Lainey White (violins), Sarah Wallin Huff (viola), and Anne Sherrill (cello).

“Organic Circuitry” is a unique string quartet, pitting the acoustic violin and cello against electric 5- and 6- string violins with effects. It evokes a futuristic state of being, merging ancient instruments with new technology. Featuring: Sarah Wallin Huff (acoustic and electric violins) and Anne Sherrill (cello).

As a bonus, the newest composition from Wallin Huff, “Intrepid: A Fantasy for Oboe/English Horn Soloist and Chamber Ensemble,” has been included in this release. “Intrepid” is a dramatic expression of Life’s Journey, of migration and personal metamorphosis. Featuring: Allison McKay (solo Oboe/English Horn), Asuncion Ojeda and Tiffany Gibb (flutes/piccolo), Russell Vittrup (clarinet), Clayton Slusser (bassoon), Jeff Boultinghouse (horns), Daniel Chandler and Phil Alimoren (trombones), Lyle Michaud (piano), Sarah Wallin Huff (percussion), and the strings — Violins: Mel Bolosan, Josh LeMaster, Corinne Olsen, Abby Olson, Lainey White (concertmaster), Tim Yao; Viola: Sean Lyons; Cello: Emily Rader; Bass: John Hester. Conducted by Sarah Wallin Huff.

All tracks recorded, produced, and mastered by Tyler Bailey at The Master’s College, Santa Clarita (CA), except for “Sweet Camila,” which was recorded, produced, and mastered by Mauricio Gasca at Scott Frankfurt Studio, Los Angeles (CA).

And many thanks to those who graciously gave their amazing talents to make this happen: Tyler J Bailey​, Mauricio Gasca Music​, Scott Frankfurt Studio​, TMC Music​, Anne Tribble Sherrill​, Brett Bird​, Lainey Elizabeth White​, Emily Gibb​, Paul Hoover, Dave Gruchacz, Allison McKay​, Asuncion Ojeda​, Tiffany Gibb​, Russell Vittrup​, Clayton Slusser​, Jeff Boultinghouse, Daniel Chandler​, Philip Alimoren​, Lyle Michaud​, Mel Bolosan​, Joshua LeMaster​, Corinne Olsen​, Abby Olson​, Tim Yao​, Sean Lyons​, Emily Rader​, John Hester​.

Oh! And THANK YOU to José Marques​ for the way-excellent album artwork!

It’ll show up on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, etc.. in just a few more days…
Enjoy! ^_^

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INTREPID: Fantasy for Oboe/English Horn Soloist

Announcing the completion of my latest work, INTREPID, a Fantasy for Oboe/English Horn Soloist and Chamber Ensemble – specially written for my talented friend, Terry Halvorson!

I am so happy with the way this piece turned out, and I can’t wait to hear it live. More details on that to come… 😉

For now, enjoy this riveting demo recording!

https://soundcloud.com/sarah-wallin-huff/intrepid-fantasy-for-oboe-english-horn-soloist

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New Oboe Fantasy in the Works…

A talented friend of mine, Terry Halvorson — oboe, english horn, and recorders-of-all-sizes player extraordinaire — has asked me to compose a new work for his upcoming senior recital. Not only am I always thrilled to write something new for the people I know and love, I’m so pleased with how this work is finally coming along; it took me a bit to get a feel for the nature of this piece and see it unfold.

Enjoy this brief 3 minute teaser demo of my opening ideas from this new, rapidly emerging Fantasy for Oboe and English Horn!

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Madrigal – New Music Video Up!

For your listening/viewing enjoyment, I have uploaded the demo recording of my latest work for orchestra, “Madrigal,” to YouTube, with engaging images of Renaissance art and musical life.

If you’re interested in purchasing the score, or the score with parts, be sure to visit my Sheet Music Store!

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“Madrigal” Coming Together…

Update 1/21/2017: This piece is finished, and has even been premiered live by the Santa Clarita Phil! And… I’ve just released a recording of it on the new album, ESOTERICA! 🙂

 

I feel like my new work, “Madrigal, for Orchestra,” is finally coming along nicely, headed in a clearer direction now. I’m so excited about it! Enjoy this brief sneak peek of the opening 5:30 minutes…. Hope to be officially finished with it within the next few weeks; I can’t wait to see where it goes from here! 🙂

Music is Copyright 2014 Sarah Wallin Huff.

"A Madrigal" by John Callcott Horsley
“A Madrigal” by John Callcott Horsley

 

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New Handbell Piece Finished!

Enjoy this digital demo of my new piece for handbell choir – dedicated to my dear friend, Claire Blackwell, at The Master’s College in Santa Clarita CA!

Sadly, my playback for bells is limited to the upper range, so you’ll hear a mix of piano and bells, but it gives a good idea of what this piece is all about… I absolutely love how it turned out!! 🙂

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Review for USB Stereo Audio Adapter, and a How-To…

My USB adapter arrived today! Yippee! iPhone image on 2013-07-23 at 15_42_19

I opened it up to play around with it a bit, just to make sure that my computer and GarageBand would recognize it…

The computer instantly saw it and I was able to adjust the input in the System Preferences–>Sound menu.

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Now, interestingly enough, GarageBand did not readily perceive the extra input source….

So, I went into Preferences….

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…Clicked onto the Audio/MIDI section….

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…Where I could click the “Audio Input” drop-down button to find “C-Media USB Audio Device”…

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And, voilà, GarageBand was now receiving the info coming in from the adapter, once I selected it in Input Source drop-down menu of the track.

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And, so far, just plugging Aisling directly into the port (via a wonderfully handy 1/8th to 1/4 inch male-to-male cable adapter I have), the sound is crystal clear!

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Next up, sometime this week, I’ll begin attaching everything together with my awesome beautiful Behringer mixer and start recording the nice demos for Gypsy Wanderer…! :mrgreen: