2008 – 7 Movements – Duration: 20 minutes
String orchestra or String quintet
2004 – 5 Movements – Duration: 26 minutes
[audio:http://charliebarnett.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/1Guitarsuite.mp3|titles=Suite For Guitar and Orchestra – Suite 1][audio:http://charliebarnett.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/2GuitarSuite.mp3|titles=Suite For Guitar and Orchestra – Suite 2][audio:http://charliebarnett.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/3GuitarSuite.mp3|titles=Suite For Guitar and Orchestra – Suite 3][audio:http://charliebarnett.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/4GuitarSuite.mp3|titles=Suite For Guitar and Orchestra – Suite 4][audio:http://charliebarnett.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/5GuitarSuite.mp3|titles=Suite For Guitar and Orchestra – Suite 5]
Minimum orchestra required: 2 fl(picc), 2 ob, 2 cl, 2bsn, 2 trp, 2 hrn, 1 perc, timp, strings, solo guitar
Description: This was a commission for the guitarist Masayuki Kato. It has been played and recorded in the US by Peter Fields. The orchestral parts are a snap. The guitarist needs to be a master.
2004 – 5 Movements – Duration: 42 minutes
Minimum orchestra required: 2 fl(picc), 2 ob (EH), 2 cl, 2bsn, 3 trp, 4 hrn, 3 trb, tba, 3 perc, timp, harp, strings
Description: Five movements, each based on a card from the tarot deck. Although it has not been done, I have always thought that it would be cool to have a local luminary draw the cards from the conductor’s hand and then project them behind the orchestra (they are very colorful) and then play the movements in the order they were drawn. Below are the movements as performed by the Capital City Symphony.
[audio:http://charliebarnett.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2-O-the-Fool-CCS-2.mp3|titles=The Tarot – O The Fool]
[audio:http://charliebarnett.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/4-The-Hanged-Man-CCS.mp3|titles=The Tarot – The Hanged Man]
[audio:http://charliebarnett.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/6-The-Emperor-CCS.mp3|titles=The Tarot – The Emperor]
[audio:http://charliebarnett.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/3-The-Star-CCS.mp3|titles=The Tarot – The Star]
[audio:http://charliebarnett.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/5-The-Magician-CCS-1.mp3|titles=The Tarot – The Magician]
2004 – 1 Movement – Duration: 8 minutes
Minimum orchestra required: 2 fl (picc), 2 ob (EH), 2 cl, bsn, 3 trp, 4 hrn, 3 trb, tba, 3 perc, timp, harp, strings
Description: The Pleiades is a group of seven stars that is part of the Taurus constellation. It is also called the Seven Sisters. Many astronomers say that it is best seen by first finding it and then looking away from it. I love this concept.