Welcome to #NewTuneThursday!
Let’s ring the bells for today’s new tune, since the New Year is just around the corner!
“Resplendence” is a five-and-a-half minute long work for 3.5 octave handbell choir. Composed in 2014, I used the opportunity to experiment with various sorts of combinatoriality (I really dig playing with aggregates!). I found that bells are a great way to experiment with such serialism because, like with a piano, the pitches are definite; the players can’t tweak them. And the resonant quality of the bells gives off such a glorious shower of shimmering sound!
Unfortunately no group has tackled this piece yet (but that may change in the coming year…) and, also unfortunately, no midi sound package I have access to contains all 3.5 octaves or bells. So in this recording, you’ll hear some piano with the bells… Use your imagination and envision the full handbell choir covering all those notes…
**And seriously, if you know of an advanced handbell group that might be interested in playing this piece for the first time (A World Premier!) hit me up! 🙂
Enjoy listening to the demo below…
“Resplendence” can be performed by an experienced ensemble with advanced ability. Get the sheet music here! And stay tuned for our new work of next week…
I’ve been invited to perform an hour-long set of music for the residents and guests at Hillcrest!
This FREE show will be on Friday, September 25th, starting at 6:45 pm. Find more details here.
I’ve invited two of my talented colleagues, Mike Jung (piano) and Kyle Graham (guitar/mandolin/viola/composer) to join me!
Several of my original works will be performed: “Butterfly Lullaby,” “Personal Echo,” “Pegasus,” “Solitude’s Hypocrisy,” and “Oppression/Blessings and Harmony“… We’ll perform an original work of Kyle’s, too, as well as some Brazilian choro and Celtic folk!
All in all, it will be a very unique performance! Hope to see you there!
Need a place to celebrate and reflect upon the Christmas Story this Christmas Season, complete with community carol-singing and candle-lighting? Come join us at His Way Community Church in Santa Clarita (CA), December 24th, 5pm-6pm!
This year’s Christmas Eve Service will include a music trio of piano, violin and cello playing some popular Christmas Carols, a Christmas story reading and a candlelight singing of Silent Night.
All music will be specially composed and arranged by Sarah, and will be performed by Sarah on violin, Taylor Arnone on cello, and Mike Jung on piano.
Find more details at this Event Link!
PARMA has sent me a proposal for the first stages of recording this summer, toward the release of a Selected Works of Sarah Wallin Huff album to be released in the very near future! So far, this recording will include my original works: Gypsy Wanderer, Counterpoint Invariable, Adoré, and the recently recorded Anima Mechanicae!
~~ I need your help to make this a reality! ~~
You can help in many ways:
- Donate ANY amount and choose from an extensive and exciting list of rewards, reserved specially for those who’ve Backed this project!
- Contribute via PayPal, check, or credit/debit card; we can even agree upon splitting up greater amounts into smaller payments, if you like.
- Purchase my original music from my Purchase page!
- Sponsor and help organize a fundraising event or concert at a local venue of you choice!
- Share this and spread the news (and the opportunity) to everyone you can think of.
Backers who supported me during the Anima Mechanicae project, I’ve included a special message for you at the following link as well. 🙂