Monday, October 2, 2017

New Solo Flute Piece Completed "Joyful"

Russo completed work on his new solo flute piece: JOYFUL -- a 2:35 minute one movement tonal piece.  If you would like to listen to the computer generated sound file of this music you may do so by clicking here.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

"Forever Young" Overture Completed

Russo completed work on his new composition "Forever Young" - this is an orchestra overture dedicated to the military young men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice fighting for our freedom.  This 7 minute overture is score for 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 French horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, 1 bass trombone, 1 tuba, timpani, 2 percussion and strings.  If you would like to listen to a computer generated sound file of this music you may do so by clicking here.

Friday, June 23, 2017

New Woodwind Quintet Completed

Russo has completed work on his new Woodwind Quintet -- he composed this three movement work for his friends in the Harmonia V Quintet -- The musicians in this ensemble are:  Jennifer Berman, flute; Janet Rosen, oboe; Jim Forgey, clarinet; Robert Hoyle, French horn; Sue Cross, bassoon.   If you would like to listen to the computer generated sound files for each of its three movements you may do so by clicking here.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

New Trio Completed

Russo completed work on his new trio "Nature Speaks" -- this one movement work is scored for alto recorder, violin and cello -- though it may be performed with different instrumentation.   It depicts in sound difficulties and beauties of nature.   If you would like to listen to the computer generated sound file of this music you may do so by clicking here.    (Note:  the alto recorder part is a bit loud on this sound file).

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Third Movement of Flute Oboe Concerto to be Performed at School Concerts

On Tuesday, May 16th -- at 9:30am and 10:45am -- the third movement of Russo's Flute, Oboe and Strings Concerto will be performed at Lewis Mills High School in Burlington CT.   The location address is 26 Lyon Rd, Burlington CT.  Russo will be at the performance to talk about his music.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Friendship Trio Sound Files Now Available

Russo was commissioned to compose his Friendship Trio (for flute, clarinet and piano) by the Palisades Virtuosi in August 2016 -- he completed work on this music in September 2016 and the piece was given its first performance in November 2016.    If you would like to listen to the computer generated sound files of each of its three movements you may do so by clicking here.


Saturday, January 7, 2017

1982 Trio Recovered -- Revised and Now Available

Russo's Trio Festivo -- a 3 movement trio scored for oboe, clarinet, bassoon (with English Horn instead of oboe in the 2nd movement) -- was recovered, revised and is now available.   The music was composed in 1982 for the Trio Festivo Ensemble -- the players of this trio were: Nobuo Kitagawa on oboe/English Horn; Andy Grenci on clarinet and Mike Breaux on bassoon.   You may listen to the computer generated sound files of each movement by clicking here.