Thanks for visiting! If you are a musician looking for new and unabashedly tonal music to perform, you're in the right place! There are plenty of sample scores and sound files (mp3) to choose from. Writing tonal music is not a fashion for me; I've been doing it for over forty-five years.
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See the World Premiere of the Overture to 221B, my musical based on the Sherlock Holmes character of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, as played by the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra (SASO), conducted by Linus Lerner. BRAND NEW: Richard White on YouTube
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See short videos with music written especially for each video. There are a number of silent film stars featured, including Charlie Chaplin and shorts by Thomas Edison. Click here for a fun time!
(Please note: Some files are quite large; a broadband connection as well as headphones are highly recommended.)BRAND NEW Three by Seven: Seven Sketches for Three Flutes. Here are seven short sketches entitled March, A Lonely Tale, Ragamuffins, Chorale, Fughetta, Sheperd's Song, and Tarantella. Recordings of all seven "sketches" as well as a
free download of movement three, Ragamuffins, for your listening and playing pleasure can be found here. BRAND NEW Minute-Tours: Ten Short Conversations for Two Flutes. The brevity of each movement - roughly one minute in length - gives the piece its title, which also plays on the word "Miniatures." Recordings of all ten "tours" as well as a
free download of movements SIX and NINE for your listening and playing pleasure can be found here. BRAND NEW: Recordings of Nine Rags for Three Guitars.
These arrangements for three guitars of a few of my Piano rags in Classic Style can be found here. NEW: Click here to hear and read about my latest composition:
Sketches from an Attic Trunk for ten instruments. NEW: Click here to hear and read about my recent:
New Keyboard Sonatinas for advanced early to middle grade piano students. If you're a teacher of keyboards, this is sure to interest! NEW RECORDINGS of my CLARINET, OBOE, and FLUTE Sonatas.
NEW: These three scores are now available at PaypalSonata for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 95 (1992). I - II - III
Sonata for Oboe and Piano, Op. 96 (1992). I - II - III Sonata for Flute and Piano, Op. 97 (1992). I - II - III NEW: Promontories for Brass - 2005. A fanfare in memory of Elie Siegmeister, friend and mentor. NEW: Serenade for String Orchestra - 1994. A six movement suite from a projected ballet. I - II - III - IV - V - VI NEW: Twelve Bagatelles for Guitar, 2004. Firmly planted stylistically in the nineteenth-century, these pieces will remind some of composers such as Fernando Sor, Mauro Giuliani, and Matteo Carcassi. They are not at all technically difficult, yet will offer a decent challenge to intermediate players looking for fresh material to survey. Sample scores and full audio realizations (mp3) can be found here. Are you a church organist? You'll find lots of Preludes and Fugues as well as a few miscellaneous pieces, including Meditation: in memoriam September 11, 2001, here.
Hear complete performances of my Prelude and Fugue (7.1 mb) based on the familiar Shaker Tune, 'Simple Gifts,' and the Prelude and Fugue on the French Medieval tune NoŽl Nuvelet as realized by composer and organist, Jonathan Orwig.
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If you enjoy playing classic ragtime piano, you'll enjoy my recent piano music composed in the classic ragtime style.
Pianists! A complete recording of the Toccata-Scherzo movement of my Piano Sonata from 1994 can be heard here. (2.1mb) Let me know what you think!
There's much to choose from for you woodwind players too: sonatas for Clarinet and Piano, Oboe and Piano, and Flute and Piano, as well as my Sextet for woodwind quintet and piano, my Divertimento for woodind quintet and piano, and my Serenade #2 for woodwind quintet. They can all be found here .Fanfare for a Website is a thirty second improvisation in celebration of the opening of this site in 1994. There was no editing involved in its creation, which was done on a Korg O1/WFD music workstation. Enjoy!
Five By Joplin is a pedagogical work-in-progress for piano students in the very early grades of development. As the title indicates, I have adapted and simplified five piano rags by Scott Joplin and accompany each with detailed study exercises designed to facilitate easy mastery.
More sample scores and mp3s of choral music, both accompanied and SATB as well as some orchestral compositions and music for brass ensembles.
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