Carol Barnett is an American composer. Barnett's compositions range from solo piano, voice, chorus, diverse chamber ensembles, orchestra, and wind ensemble. She is a charter member of the American Composers Forum, a former McKnight fellow, and her works, including the popular Bluegrass Mass, are performed internationally. Click here to peruse or purchase works by this audacious and engaging female composer!

Rising golden sun,

the music of a new day;

come, share it with me.

Newly Available from Beady Eyes Publishing

Sonata for Horn and Piano

"Winter, Snow"

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...It's out! To preview the audio (and order the CD), click below: Dashing Vol. 3, featuring my "Hodie" and "Christmas Eve, Bells." Order now:
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...A fun new idea! Vocal music for young singers by contemporary composers. Bravo to Robert Peavler and North Star Music, LLC. Find my "Blessing" in Mezzo-soprano Vol. 2:

go to North Star Music

...My first time on a podcast!

go to Let's Talk About Music! podcast

Currently Working On...

...Editing a new version of my chamber opera, Snow

...A recording of my "A Tree Telling of Orpheus" and "Elizabethan Garland" with Border CrosSing/Ahmed Anzaldúa

Hot Off the Press...

..."Bells, Blessings" appearing in Oxford University Press' Carols for Choirs, Vol. 6, summer 2023

..."A Monument to Adam" for chorus and bluegrass band, for the Cantata Singers/will wickham
-Long delayed Covid premiere now scheduled for June 2023

..."Orchard in Bloom" for the Choral Arts Ensemble/Rick Kvan

..."Before Prayer" for the Unity Singers/Ahmed Anzaldúa

Premiere Opportunities


Golden Slumbers
SATB a cappella

chamber opera


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