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Paul Richards

Born in New York City in 1969 to a musical family, composer Paul Richards has been engaged with music since childhood, including forays into various popular styles, the Western canon, and Jewish sacred and secular music through his father, a cantor. All of these experiences inform his creative activities, which have included numerous orchestral, vocal, chamber, and theatrical works. Hailed in the press as a composer with a "strong, pure melodic gift, an ear for color, and an appreciation for contrast and variety," and praised for his "fresh approach to movement and beautiful orchestral coloration," his works have been heard in performance throughout the country and internationally on six continents.

He has been recognized in numerous competitions, including the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra's Fresh Ink 2002 Florida Composers' Competition, the International Section of the 2000 New Music for Sligo/IMRO Composition Award and the 2001 and 2004 Truman State University/M.A.C.R.O. Composition Competitions. Other honors and awards include Special Distinction in the 2006 ASCAP Rudolph Nissim Prize, Finalist in the 2006 American Composers Orchestra Whitaker Reading Sessions, Second Prize in the International Horn Society Composition Competition in 2001, First Place in the 1999 Voices of Change Composers Competition, two First Place prizes in the Guild of Temple Musicians Young Composers Award (1994-95, 1995-96) and many others.

Commissions have come from organizations including the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, Florida State Music Teachers Association and Music Teacher's National Association, Duo 46, Sonoran Consort, Meet the Composer-Arizona, Arizona Repertory Singers, Arizona Commission on the Arts and Catalina Chamber Orchestra. In addition, many university wind programs have commissioned Richards' work, including those of Baylor, Florida, Illinois-Champaign/Urbana, Michigan, Nevada-Las Vegas, North Carolina-Greensboro, Northern Iowa, Syracuse and Truman State.

Fables, Forms, and Fears, a CD of Richards' chamber music, was released by Meyer Media in July of 2007. Music by Paul Richards is also recorded on the Capstone, Mark, Summit, and MMC labels, including a recent recording featuring famed clarinetist Richard Stoltzman and the Slovak Radio Orchestra. Currently associate professor of composition at the University of Florida, he previously taught at Baylor University, and earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Composition at the University of Texas at Austin, and Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in Theory and Composition at the University of Arizona.

21 products found in Paul Richards

Richards: A Butterfly Coughs in Africa for Clarinet Choir
Richards: A Butterfly Coughs in Africa for Clarinet Choir
  • $37.50
Richards: Bat out of Hell (study score and alto saxophone solo part only)
Richards: Bat out of Hell (study score and alto saxophone solo part only)
  • $37.25
Richards: Bat out of Hell for Alto Saxophone and Concert Band (full score and parts)
Richards: Bat out of Hell for Alto Saxophone and Concert Band (full score and parts)
  • $275.00
Richards: Jigsaw for Alto Saxophone and Cello
Richards: Jigsaw for Alto Saxophone and Cello
  • $24.75
Richards: Jigsaw for English Horn and Cello
Richards: Jigsaw for English Horn and Cello
  • $24.75
Richards: Magic Forest Scenes for Solo Clarinet
Richards: Magic Forest Scenes for Solo Clarinet
  • $5.95
Richards: Nigun and Fugue for five clarinets
Richards: Nigun and Fugue for five clarinets
  • $22.50
Richards: One Step at a Time for Clarinet Choir
Richards: One Step at a Time for Clarinet Choir
  • $35.00
Richards: One Step at a Time for Five Clarinets
Richards: One Step at a Time for Five Clarinets
  • $17.50
Richards: Pulse and Drone for Saxophone Quartet [SATB]
Richards: Pulse and Drone for Saxophone Quartet [SATB]
  • $15.25
Richards: Pulse and Drone for String Quartet
Richards: Pulse and Drone for String Quartet
  • $15.25
Richards: Snake in the Garden  for clarinet and wind ensemble (score and parts)
Richards: Snake in the Garden for clarinet and wind ensemble (score and parts)
  • $95.00
Richards: Snake in the Garden for clarinet and orchestra (score and parts)
Richards: Snake in the Garden for clarinet and orchestra (score and parts)
  • $150.00
Richards: Snake in the Garden for clarinet and orchestra [SCORE]
Richards: Snake in the Garden for clarinet and orchestra [SCORE]
  • $30.00
Richards: Snake in the Garden for clarinet and piano
Richards: Snake in the Garden for clarinet and piano
  • $16.25
Richards: Snake in the Garden for clarinet and wind ensemble [SCORE]
Richards: Snake in the Garden for clarinet and wind ensemble [SCORE]
  • $30.00
Richards: Stem Cell for Seven Clarinets
Richards: Stem Cell for Seven Clarinets
  • $30.00
Richards: Swan Song for Basset Clarinet (or clarinet in A) and Piano
Richards: Swan Song for Basset Clarinet (or clarinet in A) and Piano
  • $10.25
Richards: Swan Song for Basset Horn and Piano
Richards: Swan Song for Basset Horn and Piano
  • $7.25
Richards: Thread for alto saxophone and cello
Richards: Thread for alto saxophone and cello
  • $13.25