Doug Harbin

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Doug Harbin is a composer/pianist residing in Moorhead, Minnesota.  Performances of his music have occurred throughout the world including Australia, Canada, China, England, Finland, South Korea, and the United States.  His works have been included in regional, national and international conferences by the Society of Composers Inc., College Music Society, ClarinetFest, and the CFAMC.  Harbin’s works have also been performed by many renowned ensembles including the St. Lawrence String Quartet, Cantata Profana, Arizona Contemporary Music Ensemble, American Contemporary Ensemble, and Soprani Compagni.

In 2017 Harbin’s work and the heavens turned black was toured by the Concordia Orchestra throughout the Midwest and his work Primeval Fugue was included in the American Composer Alliance’s 80th Anniversary concert series in New York City.  His piece In the Shadows of the Moonlight won the 2008 Arizona State University Symphonic Orchestra’s Composer Competition and aired on Phoenix’s KBAQ.  In 2012 Harbin received a Professional Development Grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts to serve his second residency as an artist at the Banff Centre (Banff, Canada) where he has had several premieres.

Harbin graduated from Arizona State University with a DMA in music composition in 2011 and has been on faculty at Arizona State University, Grand Canyon University, Mesa Community College, and Taylor University.  Currently, Harbin serves as Assistant Professor of Music Theory and Composition at Concordia College.

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1 An den Mond (2011)
Piano trio
violin, cello, piano

2 and the heavens turned black (2017)
orchestra
2+pic 2+EH 2+bscl 2+cbsn - 4331 hp timp perc(3) strings

3 AS THE WIND (2009)
cello quartet
4 cellos

4 Blue on Black III (2008)
Any four instruments that blend nicely

7 Goethe Songs (2019)
mezzo soprano, 2 percussion, and 2 pianos

8 Goethe Songs (2018)
mezzo soprano, percussion, and piano

9 In the Shadows of the Moonlight (2008)
2222 4221 timp +3 perc, hp, cel, str

10 Isomorphing (2014)
fl, cln, vln, vlc, pf, perc

11 MARK TWAIN QUOTES (2015)
2 Sopranos, Piano

12 MELTING POINT (2017)
3 cl in Bb

13 NARCISSIST SUITE (2016)
viola, piano

14 ON LONG ROADS (2015)
solo cello

15 PRIMEVAL FUGUE (2016)
Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello, Piano, Marimba

17 The Seven Dwarfs (in seven modes) (2017)
violin, piano

18 SHARDS (2016)
solo violin

19 Sonata for Bassoon and Piano: Loki (2007)
Bassoon and Piano

20 Tell Me a Story (2019)
contrabass flute, viola, and fixed media

21 Trepidations (2011)
Piano duo

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