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Sonata Commission Consortium-BSN/PN

Composer: Harlin, Patrick

Publisher: TrevCo-Varner Music

Edition: TVM 2018


for bassoon and piano
By Patrick Harlin
Co-Commissioner $50.00
Commission Underwrite $100.00 (buy two copies)
Upon completion:
  • Your name will be listed in the printed edition as a member of the consortium
  • You will receive a complimentary copy of the edition
  • You will have a one-year performance right- January 1st through December 31st 2018 (with the other commissioners) before the Sonata is made available to the general public for purchase

Patrick Harlin, composer

The New York Times writes that Patrick Harlin's “aesthetics capture a sense of tradition and innovation…” and that “Mr. Harlin is breaking new ground.”

Patrick’s music is often rhythmic, propulsive, lyrical, and inspired by nature. His music has been performed by the St. Louis Symphony, Calgary Philharmonic, Collegium Cincinnati, Aarhus Post-Orkester, Alarm Will Sound, Rochester Philharmonic, Kansas City Symphony, Calidore String Quartet, Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, and many more.  

Upcoming premieres include the Art of Flight  in May 2017. The 30-minute companion work to Vivaldi's Four Seasons was commissioned by Christ Church Cathedral in collaboration with visual artist Anne Patterson’s yearlong Murmuration art installation.  Additional works include a piano concerto for pianist Jeffrey Gilliam, as well as brass quintets for members of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and a solo viola work for Brant Bayless, principal violist of the Utah Symphony. 

Recent awards include a Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Presser Award from the Theodore Presser Foundation, and the premiere Aspen/Hermitage residency prize, and the Rappaport Prize in Composition.

A recent Calgary Herald review notes "Rapture demonstrated both imagination and skill, qualities that are self-recommending. One can only hope for more performances and a bright future for the talented young composer. 

Visit his website at or soundcloud for more information and sounds.