Free Compositions by Richard D. Russell
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Three Partings for medium voice and piano trio (2011) NEW!
Amid the Blinding Snow for soprano and piano trio (2011) NEW!
Ah! Are You Digging On My Grave? for male & female duet, and piano trio (2011) NEW!
Eldorado for high voice and piano trio (2010)
Annabel Lee for tenor and piano trio (2010)
The Tune is in the Tree for soprano and piano quintet (2010)
Adagio from String Quartet No. 1 (2009)
NeverSummer flute, clarinet, piano (2008)
The Duel soprano, bass clarinet, marimba (2006)
Spirals piano trio (2005)
Circle Variation (Fourth) piano trio (2005)
Conversations (Faces) piano trio (2002)
Works for Flute
Works for Voice
(see also the vocal selections in Chamber Music, above)
Time is Not an Option Prize winner for Fordham University’s Voices Up! project, for soprano and piano (2010)
A Poe Fantasia for soprano and piano (2010)
The Tune is in the Tree for soprano and piano (2009)
Four Shakespeare Songs in Madrigal Style for two sopranos, unaccompanied (2009)
When Time is Over | Four Songs of Emily Dickinson for soprano and piano (2009)
Two Rilke Songs for soprano, violin, piano (2007)
Three Elegies for soprano and percussion (2006) also arranged for soprano and piano
Three Songs of Carl Sandburg for soprano and piano (2002)
Peace I Leave With You SATB, a cappella (1993)
Works for Violin
Violin Sonata No. 1 for violin and piano (2008)
Works for Piano
Dantes Variations for solo piano (2011) NEW!
Works for Harpsichord
Harpsichord Sonata No. 1 (2008)
Works for Trombone
Design for Lightning for trombone and electronics (2002)
Balance for trombone and electronics (2001)
Ave Maria (Schubert) soprano, violin, piano (2008)
Works for Musical Theater
The following are musical theater titles written in collaboration with Emily Thompson. They are intended for the young, either as performers and/or audience. Information about licensing a performance may be obtained by emailing Richard D. Russell by clicking here.
It Takes A Rainbow (2013)
Young brown lizards explore the colorful world of frogs and learn the value of being multi-hued!
Cupid’s Bow (2013)
Cupid always creates mischief on Mount Olympus, but when he is banished to a middle school without his bow and arrow, he must learn to deal realistically with complex emotions such as love.
The War of the Words (2012)
An adaptation of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, set in a modern day middle school.
To A Muse (2012)
What is wrong with Theodore? He needs some inspiration to finish a school project. When the nine muses hear his call, they arrive and offer their divine services… yet only Theodore can see them, and he thinks he is losing his mind!
Katrina The Shrew (2011)
A musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew.
The above series of musicals has been cited as a “Promising Practices” program by the Character Education Partnership, an organization of passionate people advocating for integrity, honesty, respect, and other core ethical values to be fused into education for the betterment of our nation. The CEP cited these musicals for the way they ”…present a moral and promote character education … students view characters correcting wrong choices and taking healthy steps to create a supportive community.” These musicals help create a community and can integrate an educational curriculum.
The citation may be read by clicking here: Character Education Partnership