Music for Woodwinds and Piano of Richard White

Richard White: Music for Woodwinds and Piano


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The woodwind instruments are perhaps my favorite instrumental group. As a teenager I played both oboe and clarinet; alas, I no longer play these georgeous-sounding instruments. As a young and aspiring composer, however, the experience was invaluable. There's nothing like direct hands on experience.

In 1992, a particularly prolific year for me, I conceived the idea of writing a sonata for each of the woodwind instruments which make up the traditional woodwind quintet, each to be accompanied by piano. That year I wrote the three sonatas which appear below before other matters pressed in and derailed the project. Of course, there's still time and I will eventually pick up where I left off. Encouragement is always welcome!

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. Below are recordings of all seven "sketches" as well as a
free download
of movement three, "Ragamuffins" for your listening and playing pleasure.

I hope you enjoy the music!

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." Below are recordings of all ten "tours" as well as a
free download
of movements SIX and NINE for your listening and playing pleasure.

I hope you enjoy the music!

For more information about this music or to share your thoughts and comments, contact me at
whitcopress@cox.net

NEW RECORDING

THREE By SEVEN: Seven Sketches for Three Flutes. (2008)
FREE SCORE (PDF) - RAGAMUFFINS

NEW RECORDING

Minute-Tours: Ten Short Conversations for Two Flutes. (2008)
FREE SCORE (PDF) - SIX
FREE SCORE (PDF) - NINE

Trio for Flute, Oboe, and Bassoon (1972)


NEW RECORDING

Sonata for Clarinet and Piano Op. 95 (1992)


NEW RECORDING

Sonata for Oboe and Piano Op. 96 (1992)

NEW RECORDING

Sonata for Flute and Piano Op. 97 (1992)

Serenade #2 for Woodwind Quintet Op. 98 (1992)

Sextet for Woodwind Quintet and Piano Op. 106 (1994)

Divertimento for Woodwind Quintet and Piano Op. 111 (1994)


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