LIST OF WORKS

ORCHESTRA

Plath Songs for Voice & Orchestra (1988; Revised 2013)

   (*3 *3 *3 *3 - 4 2 3 1 - Timp + 2 - Mezzo-Sopr - strings)

Three Moons for Orchestra (1990, Revised 2017)

   (2 2 2 2 - 2 1 2 0 - Timp + 2 - Strings)

Elegy for Cello & Chamber Orchestra (2004)

   (1 *2 *3 * 2 - 2 0 0 0 - solo cello - strings)

           Audio: Elegy

Les Bijoux: Nocturne for Violin & Orchestra (2011)

   (2 2 2 2 - 2 2 0 0 - Timp + 2 - Harp - solo violin - Strings)

"Broadway Boogie-Woogie" – arrangement of Serenade for Chamber Ensemble (2013)

   (*3 *3 *3 *3 - 4 3 3 1 - Timp. + 4 - Strings)

Symphony #1 (in One Movement) (2014)

   (*3 *3 *3 *3 - 4 3 3 1 - Timp. + 3 - Strings)

        MIDI: Energetico

Concertino for Piano & Chamber Orchestra (2014)

   (1 1 1 1 - 2 1 1 0 - Timp. + 2 - solo piano - Strings)

        MIDI: Poco vivace

        MIDI: Andante cantabile

        MIDI: Frenetic

Variations for String Orchestra (1991, revised 2014)

         MIDI: Variations

Symphony #2 (2016)

   (*3 *3 *3 *3 - 4 3 3 1 - Timp. + 3 - Strings)

         MIDI: Con passione

         MIDI: In Memorium

         MIDI: Presto: Quasi un Tango ubriaco

Lacrimosa for String Orchestra (2019)

 

Nocturnal Transformations (2019)

   (2 2 2 2 - 4 2 3 0 - Timp. + 1 - Strings)

         MIDI: Nocturnal Transformations

 

Symphony #3 for String Orchestra (2020)

         MIDI: Allegro

         MIDI: Larghetto ed appassionato

         MIDI: Presto

Symphony #4 for Wind Ensemble "...and the Winds Danced " (2020)

   (*3 *3 *5 *3 2 alto sax, 2 tenor sax, 1 bar. sax - 4 3 3 1, 2 Euph  - Timp. + 2)

         MIDI: Allegro con brio

Love Songs of Ancient Sumeria for Baritone & Chamber Orchestra (2020)

  (1 1 1 1 - 1 0 0 0 - 2 perc - harp - baritone voice - 1 1 1 1 1 )


CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

Variations for String Quartet (1989, Revised 2014)

Serenade for Chamber Ensemble "Broadway Boogie Woogie" -flute, clarinet, piano, percussion, violin & cello (1991)

         Audio: Serenade

Sonata for Clarinet & Piano (1993)

Due Celli (2013)

        Audio: Calmly, vivo

        Audio: Aria: Lento e cantabile

        Audio: Saltarello

Nocturne & Dance for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano (2014)

        AudioNocturne & Dance

Rhapsody for Reed Quintet (2014

       Audio: Rhapsody

Fantasy for Flute, Percussion & Piano (2015)

   also available for Flute & Piano

        Audio: Fantasy

Romance for Cello & Piano (2016)

        Audio: Romance

Lacrimosa for String Quartet (2016)

       Audio: Lacrimosa

String Quartet #2 (2017) (with Lacrimosa as 2nd movement)

Duo for Flute & Violin (2017)

        Audio: Allegro ma non troppo

        Audio: Presto

        Audio: Affettuoso

        Audio: Vivace

Sonata for Cello & Piano (2017)

Tango for Piano Trio (1997-2017)

Inventions for Violin & Viola (2017)

Sonata for Violin & Piano (2019-2020)

String Trio (2020)


PIANO SOLO

Prelude & Fantasy (1986)

Piano Sonata (2015)

Bagatelles for Piano (2017)


VOICE WITH PIANO OR CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

Earth for soprano & chamber ensemble - Bb clarinet, C trumpet, 2 percussionists, violin & cello (1975)

Pound Songs for soprano, clarinet & bass clarinet (1977)

Three Songs for Baritone & Violin (1979)

Eros for Mezzo Soprano & Cello (1982)

Five Songs of Love for Mezzo-Soprano & Mixed Chamber Ensemble - oboe, clarinet, bass-clarinet, bassoon, violin, viola & cello (1987)

Five Songs for Voice & Piano (1989)

         Audio & Video: Five Songs

Sappho Fragments for Soprano & String Trio (2004)

          AudioSappho Fragments

Rumi Songs for Soprano & Chamber Ensemble - flute, clarinet, piano, percussion, violin & cello (2013)

Michelangelo Songs for Baritone, Oboe & String Trio (2015)

Arabic Love Songs for Soprano, Cello & Piano (2016)

         Audio: Oh, My Love

         Audio: I am no Teacher

         Audio: My Lover Asks

Songs of Majnun Leyla  - tenor voice, flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, piano and tambok (2018)

Sappho Fragments II - soprano, flute, Bb clarinet, violin & cello (2020)

 


CHORAL

Alone for Chorus (SATB) & String Quartet (1975)

Lux aeterna (2014 – SATB)

Madrigals (2015 - SSATB)

 


CHAMBER OPERA

Song of the Magdalene for soprano, mezzo-soprano, baritone, alto-saxophone, cello & piano

(Also arranged for chamber orchestra) (1993)

        Audio: Song of the Magdalene


ARRANGEMENTS

Two Tableaux and Malinche’s Aria from Roger Session’s Montezuma - soprano, flute, clarinet,

piano, 2 percussionists, violin & cello (1988, Theodore Presser Company Rental Catalogue)

Bohemian Rhapsody (Freddy Mercury) for cello & piano (2019)

 


EDITION

Duo for Violin & Cello (1978) by Roger Sessions (1991, Merion Music, Inc.)

 


DISCOGRAPHY

Elegy for Cello & Chamber Orchestra – San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, Matt Haimovitz, cello

and Benjamin Simon conducting (SFCO 2005-2006 Season Highlights CD)

Roger Sessions: Duo for Violin & Cello (1978) – Curtis Macomber, violin and Joel Krosnick, cello

(Koch International Records); also Gil Morgenstern, violin and Darrett Adkins, cello (20th

Century Duos for Violin & Cello – Engine Company #803016)

Roger Sessions: Two Tableaux and Malinche’s Aria from Montezuma - “Music from the

American Academy in Rome,” Susan Narucki, soprano and Jeffrey Milarsky conducting (Bridge

Records).

Richard Aldag: Broadway Boogie-Woogie - Recent Chamber Works - Albany Records (Troy 1764)

Fantasy for Flute, Piano & Percussion; Due Celli; Nocturne & Dance; Arabic Love Songs; Duo for Flute & Violin; Romance for Cello & Piano; Lacrimosa for String Quartet; Serenade for Chamber Ensemble "Broadway Boogie-Woogie"

San Francisco Chronicle Review

“The evening's most potent offering was the premiere of Sappho Fragments, a quartet of short settings for soprano and string trio by San Jose composer Richard Aldag. Aldag underscores the disconnected nature of his texts by writing seamless chordal textures for the strings, in all but one of the movements, then punctuating them with brief, arrestingly rhetorical interjections by the singer. The effect is to leave the listener grasping at the tiny, elusive snippets of Sappho (all we have, tragically, of that unforgettable poetic voice). The string music, meanwhile -- now elegiac, now vivacious -- passes in wordless eloquence, as if hinting at all that has been lost.”  

 

YouTube Comment on Song of the Magdalene

"Ravishing. Those who pretend that music has ended should listen. This is not 'art music,' it is actual music."