John M. Tarrh — Composer and Consultant


Photo of Brahms' grave

Current projects

Recently Completed Works

Diptych Fantasy, a newly composed concert overture for full orchestra, will be performed by Lexington Symphony, Jonathan McPhee, Music Director, on April 30, 2022.

Great War Triptych for chorus and string quartet, setting poems written during World War I, will be performed by the Lexington Pops Chorus on May 20th and 21st, 2022. The first two movements were previously performed at the Walden School's Creative Musicians Retreat. Click here for an audio recording of that performance along with a synthesized audio of the third movement. Click here to see the piano vocal score for the complete work with program notes. Click here to see the full score for the complete work with program notes. Click here to see the texts.

Works in process

A piece to be performed at the Walden School's Creative Musicians Retreat in June, 2022. Instrumentation to be determined.

Contemplated future works

A duet for harp and viola, and songs for piano and chorus.

Grave of Johannes Brahms in the Zentralfriedhof in Vienna, Austria (photo by John Tarrh).


© John M. Tarrh. Music published by Meriam Hill Music (ASCAP).