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Five By Joplin

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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.

WHAT'S NEW?

You can now purchase scores at my new PayPal page.
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BRAND NEW:
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
Visit my YouTube channel to see my videos and leave comments.

BRAND NEW: Video Page
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.

BRAND NEW: Recordings of band arrangements of Scenes of Old Brooklyn, a set of eight piano rags.

BRAND NEW: Recordings of band arrangements of 17 of my piano rags.

BRAND NEW: Instrumental versions of Three Introits for SATB and organ: Gloria (with 2 trumpets); O Keep My Soul; Sing a New Song.

BRAND NEW: Expanded versions of my Bagatelles for Solo Guitar. Now with string quartet.

NEW: Antonelli's Nose - An Opera Buffa - Pictures

NEW: Antonelli's Nose - An Opera Buffa - Story, cast, and Production notes

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 Paypal

Sonata 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.
Visit him at http://www.evensongmusic.net/

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!

COMING SOON!

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.

In a hurry? . . . Looking for a specific genre or instrumental combination? Use the search engine below to quickly find anything on this website.

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Recent News

BRAND NEW: Recordings of band arrangements of 17 of my 39 Ragtime Piano Pieces in 'Classic' Style can now be heard on my ragtime page.

NEW: Complete recordings of Scenes of Old Brooklyn for piano and 39 Ragtime Piano Pieces in 'Classic' Style can now be heard on my ragtime page.

NEW recording of my Trio for Flute, Oboe, and Bassoon - 1972
Click here.
Written in 1972 for the Greenwich House Woodwind Trio in New York City when I was on the faculty there.

NEW recording of my Sonatina for Flute and Harp (Guitar) - 2005
I - II - III
An Homage to Franz Schubert.

NEW recording of my Nethermead Air and Variations - 2005. A set of nine variations on an original tune for Flute, Clarinet, French Horn, and Harp.

NEW recording of my Toccata for Organ (Moto Perpetuo) as realized by composer and organist, Jonathan Orwig.

NEW recording of my Prelude and Fantasy - Fugue and Chorale on 'Old Hundredth' as realized by composer and organist, Jonathan Orwig.

My new photo page

Linda Ronstadt sings Richard White on A Merry Little Christmas

Hear complete performances of my Prelude and Fugue on the French Medieval tune NoŽl Nuvelet as realized by composer and organist, Jonathan Orwig.

Aaron Copland Letters

Elie Siegmeister Photos

Gardening Photos

Recent Portraits

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