Larry Barnes: Composer for stage and screen

Larry J Barnes

Awards, Prizes: Winner, Cleveland Orchestra Composition Contest National Endowment for the Arts Composer Fellowship Bernard and Rose Sernoffsky Prize Howard Hanson Prize 31 ASCAP Standard Composer Awards: American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (1979 to 2013) UTSA Faculty Research Award (1984) Two Kentucky Arts Council Artist Awards State of Kentucky Al Smith Award for Excellence in Composition Bingham Fellow for Excellence in Teaching (1993-present) Chosen for Society of Composers Piano CD (2006) Composer of Original Motion Picture Soundtrack for Euphoria, Winner of Gold Award for Documentary, Houston Film Festival (2008) Transylvania University Faculty Development Grants for travel to China, India, Senegal and Northern Ireland

Selected Commissions: Bertram Turetzky, contrabass, San Diego; Krefting Piano Company, Cincinnati; Owensboro Symphony Orchestra, Kentucky; Jefferson Duo (flute and harp), Lexington Quadrant Ensemble (flute, clarinet, cello, piano), Lexington The Trio (saxophones), NYC Kentucky Music Teachers’ Association Commissioned Composer 1988 and 2014 Gregory Partain, piano, Lexington Skip Gray, tuba, University of Kentucky Victoria Neve, piano, San Francisco State University The Bizet Trio, University of Kentucky The Lexington Guitar Trio Lee Boot, director, Euphoria (original soundtrack) Denine LeBlanc, Piano professor, University of Louisville

You may see a performance of my Sunlight Dialogues for Flute and Percussion, published by Southern Music, on YouTube:


Toccata: Act of War
This work was commissioned by pianist Gregory Partain and premiered by him at a Kentucky Music Teachers' Association conference in 2002. Subsequently it was chosen by SCI for a national tour and recording by Jeri-Mae Astolfi on Capstone records; for a recording on "Gregory Partain: Works, Volume II;" and for broadcast by Princeton Public Radio on a 24-hour marathon September 11, 2011, "We Remember September 11." It's incredibly powerful in Greg's performance! Send me an email for a complete examination copy of the score.
For flute, harp and Andean rainstick. Soon to be release by Alry Publications, Inc.