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Album Featuring Haskins' Composition Hits #13 Nationally

Trio Performs Music Prof's 'My Garden' on New Recording

February 3, 2012

Elizabeth Haskins (wearing red) is pictured with Holly Chatham, Patrick Wood and Christine Howlett following the trio's performance in November at Vassar College. Their album,

Elizabeth Haskins (wearing red) is pictured with Holly Chatham, Patrick Wood and Christine Howlett following the trio's performance in November at Vassar College. Their album, "Love Raise Your Voice," which features Haskins' composition was among iTunes' top classical music sales earlier this year.

Elizabeth Haskins’ musical composition “My Garden” for soprano, violin and piano was performed this fall at Vassar College and is featured on a new recording that reached #13 on iTunes’ classical music charts.

Haskins, assistant professor of music at Wilmington College and her husband, Robert J. Haskins, emeritus professor of music, traveled to Poughkeepsie, N.Y., in November to attend a performance at Vassar College by Christine Howlett, Patrick Wood Uribe and Holly Chatham that included “My Garden.”

The composition, published by Vivace Press in 2004, includes three pieces, “There Is a Budding Morrow in the Moonlight,” “Spring Quiet” and “Another Spring,” and is based upon texts by Christina Rossetti.
The trio also recorded “My Garden” on their new compact disc, Love Raise Your Voice, on the MSR Classics label. Several weeks ago it was among the top-selling classical albums on iTunes. It also is available on amazon.com.

Haskins is thrilled with the high profile exposure of her composition.

“Hearing Holly Chatham, Patrick Wood and Christine Howlett perform my set of songs, ‘My Garden,’ at Vassar last fall was a wonderful experience,” she said. “Now seeing the success that the CD is having is not only thrilling, but overwhelming.

“It is all such a blessing.”

“My Garden” premiered in 2002 at WC’s Festival of Women in Music and Art and was later performed in 2005 at the University of Missouri—St. Louis in its Women in the Arts program. Robert J. Haskins orchestrated the piece.