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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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Music TBT: “In the Forest”

It’s time for my Music TBT, where I randomly choose a work from my repertoire and reminisce about its beginnings!

Today’s TBT Selection is…

In the Forest (Amazing Grace)

(Purchase the sheet music and official recording)

This original work by Sarah Wallin Huff creatively weaves the beloved Amazing Grace melody in and out of a second original tune titled “In the Forest,” evoking a meditative and melancholy sense of wandering and reflection, as if hidden from the outside world.

This composition for string quartet was composed in 2011 at the request of Danielle Rosaria Cummins and the organization Alternate Avenues. The piece existed originally as only an unfinished sketch for solo piano, started some years prior. When Wallin Huff was requested to compose a quick-and-dirty string quartet arrangement of the traditional tune Amazing Grace for a formal fundraising banquet being held in two days, Wallin Huff was inspired to take her old sketch of “In the Forest” and turn it into this present string quartet that was instantly well-received and continues to be sought after in performance.

Not much else I can say about this lovely tune. I’m just super-duper happy I could use that old piano sketch and turn it into this beautiful string quartet! I never get tired of listening to it or playing it… See if you can hear the “Amazing Grace” theme sneaking its way into the latter part of the “In the Forest” half, in the viola part!

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“Madrigal” & “Book of I” Score, Now Available!

Now available in the sheet music store!

In the new score-only downloads section, you can purchase “Madrigal, for Orchestra” as well as the entire “Musical Response Suite for The Book of I.”

And, the full score-plus-parts download of “Madrigal” is now available in the brand new Orchestra section of my catalog.

Enjoy browsing, and be sure to check back often as my list of titles grows!

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Semi-Live & Partial Debut of LEVIATHAN!

During our exciting Composition Studio Recital TOMORROWThursday, 482px-Destruction_of_LeviathanDec 11 @ 4pm-5pm – I will be debuting movements 1 and 3 from my 2007 concerto for 6-string electric violin, LEVIATHAN OF THE ANCIENT DEEP.

I have finished reworking the digital orchestral background for these two outer movements (and even touched up a few things in the writing itself, since it’s been 7 years since it was first written!!), and I will be performing the solo to this digital accompaniment on my dragon-fiddle, Aisling. LIVE!

You won’t want to miss this event of beautiful, creative, and stirring new music from the students at The Master’s College – and don’t miss this partial debut of the LEVIATHAN CONCERTO!!!!

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“Music for The Book of I” – Now Available!

Now on CD Baby, iTunes, and very soon at other online retailers, Book of I OST coverartyou can purchase your own copy of my OST for Jorge Armenteros’ novel, The Book of I!

…the soundtrack composed by Sarah Wallin Huff stands out as both a powerful album, taking its listener on an emotional journey of beauty, despair, and hope, as well as a fascinating study of the composer’s visceral and intellectual connection to the source material…the album is a stunning collection of gorgeous, orchestral selections comprised mostly of string instruments that are, at times, vividly haunting but always entirely engrossing. (Barbra Dillon)

 

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“The Book of I” is Available; Album Available Soon!

Out today is Jorge Armenteros‘ striking novel, “The Book of I,” as well as artwork by Liselott Johnsson. Unfortunately, there was a slight delay in the release of my accompanying OST, but the album will be available shortly, I promise – within the coming week. So keep your eyes and ears out for it!

In the meantime, go read this fantastic review for the album and the encompassing collaboration by Barbra Dillon over at Fanboy Comics. And, you can go listen to teaser clips at my Book of I OST page!

-excerpt from Fanboy Comics…

…the soundtrack composed by Sarah Wallin Huff stands out as both a powerful album, taking its listener on an emotional journey of beauty, despair, and hope, as well as a fascinating study of the composer’s visceral and intellectual connection to the source material.  Featuring the stellar work of musicians Darrell Peries, Caleb Barnes, Cathy Alonzo, Jenna Ford, Lainey Elizabeth White, Brett Bird, Jonatas Mostacato, Ayla Draper, and [Wallin] Huff herself, the album is a stunning collection of gorgeous, orchestral selections comprised mostly of string instruments that are, at times, vividly haunting but always entirely engrossing.  [Wallin] Huff, who previously released her own album, Soul of the Machine, earlier this year, clearly has a passion and a gift for sharing every ounce of her mind, body, and soul with the listener, as if providing a warm invitation for the listener to share the same in response.

 

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“Organic Circuitry” Live Debut on YouTube

Here’s the video of our debut performance of my electro-acoustic work, “Organic Circuitry”! Featuring Jonathan Sun on violin, Judy Kang on cello, Kay Pech on electric 5-string, and myself on electric 6-string; performed July 20, 2014 in Cerritos CA.

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Debut Event Next Week!!!

Don’t miss it! Enjoy LIVE performances of:

  • Anima Mechanicae – featuring: Christina Burbano-Jeffery and Lainey White (violins), Sarah Wallin Huff (viola), and Jenna Ford (cello).
  • Gypsy Wanderer, movement 3 – featuring: Sarah Wallin Huff (violin) and Lyle Michaud (piano).
  • A Garden Prayer (from “Courage Triptych”) – featuring: Sarah Wallin Huff and Christina Burbano-Jeffrey (violins), and Lyle Michaud (piano)

Get your custom tees ordered ahead of time, here.

See you at the one and only Brave New World Comics!

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Soul of the Machine – NOW Available!

My debut album with Navona Records – SOUL OF THE MACHINE – is now officially available!!

You can purchase it at your favorite retailers, such as:

Go get yourself a copy and spread the word! 😉

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