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 Susan LaBarr

Susan LaBarr (b. 1981) is a composer and choral editor living and working in Springfield, Missouri. Her compositions are published by Walton Music, Morningstar Music, and Santa Barbara Music Publishing. Susan has completed commissions for choirs worldwide, most notably Seraphic Fire, the National ACDA Womenís Choir Consortium, and the Texas Choral Directorís Associationís Directorís Chorus. She served as the Missouri Composer Laureate for 2012 and 2013. Her arrangement of Quem pastores laudavere appeared on New York Polyphonyís 2014 Grammy- nominated album, Sing Thee Nowell. Her work for mezzo soprano and piano, Little Black Book, was premiered at Carnegie Hall in October 2019.

Central to Susanís musical vocabulary is the knowledge she gained from studying with Alice Parker at her home in Hawley, Massachusetts, where she attended the Composerís Workshop and Melody Studies Workshop. Susan attended Missouri State University in Springfield, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in music and a Master of Music in music theory. Susan, her husband Cameron, and their son Elliott reside in Springfield, Missouri, where Cameron is the Director of Choral Studies at Missouri State University and Susan works as Editor of Walton Music.

Susan LaBarr has 22 titles published with Santa Barbara.
Click on any title below to view the complete score and hear a recording if available.

After the Storm SATB SBMP 1066 Audio Audio Video
Angele Dei SATB div. SBMP 1087 Audio Audio Video
Blessing in the Leaving SATB div. SBMP 1241 Audio Audio
Dream Ship, The SATB SBMP 1079 Audio Audio Video
Fly SATB div. SBMP 903 Audio Audio
Forever Gone SATB SBMP 990 Audio Audio
Grace Before Sleep SATB div. SBMP 1005 Audio Audio Video
Grace Before Sleep SSAA SBMP 1196 Audio Audio
Hold Fast to Dreams SSA SBMP 1426 Audio Audio Video
Hold Fast to Dreams SATB SBMP 1136 Audio Audio Video
Hold Fast to Dreams -NEW SAB SBMP 1721 Audio Audio
Hope Is the Thing with Feathers SA SBMP 1071 Audio Audio Video
Huron Carol SATB SBMP 1179 Audio Audio
Iesus Ahattonnia SATB SBMP 1180 Audio Audio
Now Touch the Air Softly SATB SBMP 1140 Audio Audio
Spring Shall Bloom SSA SBMP 1311 Audio Audio Video
The Castle Builder SSA SBMP 1173 Audio Audio Video
The Castle Builder SATB SBMP 1175 Audio Audio
Threaded with Stars SSAA SBMP 1240 Audio Audio
Under the Willow SSAA SBMP 896 Audio Audio Video
You Cannot Lose My Love SATB div. SBMP 824 Audio Audio
You Cannot Lose My Love SA SBMP 1144 Audio Audio Video

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Sean Barnette