Carol E. Barnett

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Carol Edith Barnett (born 23 May 1949) is an American composer. She was born in Dubuque, Iowa, and studied at the University of Minnesota with Dominick Argento, Paul Fetler, Bernard Weiser for piano and Emil J. Niosi for flute. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in 1972 and a masters in 1976.[1]

After completing her education, Barnett took a teaching position at Augsburg College in Minneapolis. From 1992-2001, she was composer-in-residence with the Dale Warland Singers.[2] In 2003 she received the Nancy Van de Vate International Prize for Opera.[3]


Selected works include:

  • Cyprus, first impressions (sound recording)
  • Concerto, 1984
  • Sonata, 1984
  • An American Thanksgiving (Webster; McKay; Ninety-Third Psalm) - SATB divisi
  • By and By, SSAATTBB
  • Children’songs, SA, clarinet, piano
  • Cindy ', SSAATTBB, guitar or piano
  • Cyprian Suite, concert band
  • Dance of Zálongo, SA/SATB, claves, piano
  • Deep River, SSAATTBB
  • Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, SATB divisi, oboe, handbells
  • Hodie, SSAATTBB
  • The Last Invocation, SSAATTBB
  • Little Potato, SATB divisi
  • My Soul’s Been Anchored in the Lord, SATB divisi
  • Mythical Journeys, flute, guitar
  • Red River Valley, SSAATTBB, oboe, harp or piano
  • A Song of Perfect Propriety, SSA, piano
  • Steal Away, SSAATTBB
  • Tirana, concert band
  • Winter, Snow, SSA, piano
  • The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass, SATB divisi; S/A/T soli; fiddle, mandolin, banjo, guitar, bass

Her music has been recorded and issued on CD, including:

  • The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass Audio CD (November 13, 2007) Clarion, ASIN: B000XLQGNQ
  • Syncopated Lady Audio CD (July 27, 1999) Capstone, ASIN: B00000JLD5


  1. ^ Sadie, Stanley; Tyrrell, John (2001). The new Grove dictionary of music and musicians: Volume 2. 
  2. ^ Newhouse, Brian. "The Dale Warland Singers Program Notes". Retrieved 22 January 2011. 
  3. ^ Heinrich, Adel (1991). Organ and harpsichord music by women composers: an annotated catalog.