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

Three Moons for Orchestra (1990, Revised 2017)

Elegy for Cello & Chamber Orchestra (2004)

Les Bijoux: Nocturne for Violin & Orchestra (2011)

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

Symphony #1 (in One Movement) (2014)

Concertino for Piano & Chamber Orchestra (2014)

Variations for String Orchestra (1991, revised 2014)

Symphony #2 (2016)


Lacrimosa for String Orchestra (2019)


Nocturnal Transformations (2019)


Symphony #3 for String Orchestra (2020)


...and the Winds Danced for Large Wind Ensemble (2020)


Variations for String Quartet (1989, Revised 2014)

Serenade for Chamber Ensemble "Broadway Boogie Woogie" -flute, clarinet, piano, percussion,

violin & cello (1991)

Sonata for Clarinet & Piano (1993)

Due Celli (2013)

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

Listen to clips on SoundCloud: rjaldag/aldag-nocturne-dance-i rjaldag/aldag-nocturne-dance- ii

Rhapsody for Reed Quintet (2014)

Listen to clip on SoundCloud: 

Fantasy for Flute, Percussion & Piano (2015)

   also available for Flute & Piano

Romance for Cello & Piano (2016)

Lacrimosa for String Quartet (2016)

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

Duo for Flute & Violin (2017)

Sonata for Cello & Piano (2017)

Tango for Piano Trio (1997-2017)

Inventions for Violin & Viola (2017)]

Sonata for Violin & Piano (2019-2020)


Prelude & Fantasy (1986)

Piano Sonata (2015)

Bagatelles for Piano (2017)


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)

Sappho Fragments for Soprano & String Trio (2004)

                  Listen to clips on SoundCloud:


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)

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



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

Lux aeterna (2014 – SATB)

Madrigals (2015 - SSATB)



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

(Also arranged for chamber orchestra) (1993)



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)



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



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


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.”  


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