Carol Barratt

Composer, Educator, Lyricist & Librettist

Concert Music

Carol’s frequently performed concert works include her Magificat & Nunchuck’s Dimittis, her song cycles Love….a Strange Disease and Songs for Singing and her celebrated¬†Fantasy Preludes and Patter Preludes, the former recorded for Fuzzy Moon records.

Educational Music

Carol has devoted her life to music education and is acknowledged as a leading authority on the subject. She has over 80 publications in print including the renowned Chester Piano Books for Chester Music and the Bravo series for Boosey & Hawkes.

Lyricist & Librettist

She has also written poetry for most of her life, contributing librettos to works (e.g Stabat Mater, The Peacemakers, Stella Natalis) by her husband Sir Karl Jenkins. In 2014, Carol completed a children’s book titled Idwal: A Tall Tree and ¬†some Tall Stories’. Her most recent book is Natures Nasties.