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Free sheet music for Rick Sowash’s works

Free of charge, I will email PDFs of the scores and parts for any of my works to anyone who is interested. Print ‘em and play ‘em. I will also email free mp3s of these works so that you can hear them and see if you like the music.

If you want to see what I have written for your particular instrument or type of ensemble, just email me and ask: rick@sowash.com. I will send you lists of my works for violin, cello, flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, keyboard, solo vocal works, choral works, works for various chamber ensembles, etc.

It’s my policy nowadays to give away my music to the greatest extent possible. So there is no charge for the files I’m sending you. My gift. The musical ideas came to me for free, after all. I’m just passing them along.

However, I welcome contributions because they help pay for more recording of my works. If you wish to support my work financially, make a check payable to Rick Sowash and mail it to me at: 338 Milton Street, Cincinnati, OH, 45202.

Here is a list of all my works which I consider significant. (The list does not include most of my earliest works, nor later works which I feel missed the mark.)

Piano Trios:
Piano Trio #1: “Four Seasons in Bellville”
Piano Trio #2: “Orientale and Galop”
Piano Trio #3: “A Christmas Divertimento”
Piano Trio #4 (untitled)
Piano Trio #5: “Eroica”

Trios for clarinet, cello and piano:
Trio #1 for Bb clarinet, cello and piano: "Voyage of the Spirit."
Trio #2 for Bb clarinet, cello, piano: "Enchantment of April"
Trio #3 for Bb clarinet, cello, piano: "Shadows of November"
Trio #4 for Bb clarinet, cello, piano: "Conversation of the Trees"
Trio #5 for Bb clarinet, cello, piano: "in classical style"
Trio #6 for Bb clarinet, cello, piano: "Goddess of the Moon"
Trio #7 for Bb clarinet, cello, piano: "The Philosopher visits a Country Fair"
Trio #8 for Bb clarinet, cello, piano: "Two Self-Portraits"
Trio #9 for Bb clarinet, cello, piano: "Five Women"
Trio #10 for Bb clarinet, cello, piano: "Winds of May"
Trio #11 for Bb clarinet, cello, piano: "We Sang, We Danced"
Trio #12 for Bb clarinet, cello, piano: "Voyageurs"
Trio #13 for Bb clarinet, cello, piano: "Passacaglia & Fugue"
The View from Carew: Romance for Bb clarinet, cello & piano
Concerto for Cello & Strings with Clarinet (reduction for clarinet, cello and piano)

Trios for violin, clarinet and piano:
Trio #1 for violin, Bb clarinet & piano: “Sunny Days”
Trio #2 for violin, Bb clarinet & piano: “American Variations on a Belorussian Folksong”
Trio #3 for violin, Bb clarinet & piano: “Memories of Corsica”
Trio #4 for violin, Bb clarinet & piano: “Images of Mt. Emily”

Works for string ensembles:
Fantasia on "Shenandoah" for String Quartet
Suite for Three Violins; five movements
The Cliffs Above the Clear Fork for four cellos
Spring Fever Suite for two cellos
Fathers’ Day Suite for string trio; four mov'ts.
A Christmas Rondo for string trio
Variations on an Original Christmas Carol for string trio
Spring Fever Suite for two cellos
The Cliffs Above the Clear Fork for four cellos
Sinfonietta for Four Violins

Works for violin & cello duo
Convivial Suite for violin and cello; seven movements
A Suite of Virtues: Homage to John Chapman for violin and cello; seven movements
Three Bagatelles for violin & cello

Works for a solo cello
Little Suite in G for solo cello; four movements
Sunday Morning Variations (on an original hymn tune) for solo cello

Works for solo clarinet
Six Lovely Little Variations on “Love is Little”
Variations on a theme by Grandma Moses
College Town Diary: Twelve Months in Gambier, OH; twelve movements

Works for solo trumpet
Sodbuster Godtruster for solo Bb trumpet
Ten Versions of the Same Stupid Tune for solo Bb trumpet

Works for solo string instrument plus piano
Sonata for violin and piano; three movements
Suite for Viola and Piano; six movements
Harvest Hymn and Harvest Dance for cello and piano
The Cliffs Above the Clear Fork for cello and piano
Sonata for cello and piano; three movements
Largo Religioso for cello and piano
Dinner at Louisa’s for cello and piano
A Hero’s Prayer for cello and piano
Lullabye for Kara for cello and piano
Dark Forest for cello and piano; three movements
October Reveries for cello and piano; three movements

Works for solo wind instrument plus piano
Lullabye for Kara for bass clarinet and piano
A Hero’s Prayer for bass clarinet and piano
Sonata for Flute and Piano; two movements.
Une Pavane Americaine: Homage to Ravel for Flute and Piano
The View from Carew: Romance for Bb clarinet & piano
Sanctuary at 3 AM: for Bb clarinet and piano
Sanctuary at 3 AM: for flute and piano
Suite from “A College Town Diary” for clarinet & piano; six movements
Two Homages for Bb clarinet or trumpet & piano
I. Gelato per Dio (Ice Cream for God) - Homage to Puccini
II. Curly Prays - Homage to Richard Rodgers
Concerto for Bb Clarinet & Orchestra; three movements (reduction for clarinet and piano)
Lincolnesque for Bb clarinet and piano
Processional for trumpet & piano
And the Truth Shall Set You Free for trumpet and piano
Wake Up Call for trumpet and piano
Texas Preacher Lady Comes to Cincinnati for trumpet and piano

Works for two or three instruments plus piano
Lagoons of San Diego County for flute, alto flute, Bb clarinet & piano; three movements
Picket Fence for oboe, violin and piano
Largo Religioso for two cellos and piano
Seasonal Breezes for flute, cello and piano; four movements

Works for piano trio plus a wind or brass instruments
Daweswood: a Concertino for violin, clarinet, cello and piano; three movements
Anecdotes and Reflections for violin, clarinet, cello and piano; six movements
Cape May Suite for oboe, violin, cello and piano; four movements.
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: A Christmas Legend for violin, trumpet, cello & piano; five movements.
Four Places on the Appalachian Trail for French horn, violin, cello and piano

Works for clarinet and cello
A Christmas Ceremony for Bb clarinet and cello; five movements
Born of the Same Wild Mother for Bb clarinet and cello; five movements
Glory Hallelujah for Bflat Clarinet and Cello; four movements
Calloway Suite for Bb clarinet and cello; seven movements
Three Bagatelles for clarinet and cello; three movements

Works for various combinations of winds and strings
Street Suite for violin and clarinet; ten movements
An Audubon Portrait, Octet for 2 oboes, 2 Bb clarinets, 2 Fr. Horns, 2 bassoons
Impressionist Suite #1: Three Major Painters; for oboe, A clarinet & bassoon
Impressionist Suite #2: Four Minor Painters; for oboe, A clarinet & bassoon
Woodwind Quartet: “Our Home”
Clarinet Quartet: “Our Home” (also available for saxophone quartet)
Clarinet Quartet: Chanty and Ragtime
Woodwind Quintet: “Three American Perennials”
Three Bagatelles for clarinet and bassoon; three movements
Trio con Brio for violin, Bb clarinet and cello; five short movements
Three Piquant Pieces for oboe and strings
Pastorale for flute and string trio
Mt. Airy Suite for flute or oboe, violin and cello; four movements
Quintet for clarinet in A and string quartet; four movements
A Little Breakfast Music for two violins, oboe and clarinet
Serenade for Mary for flute, clarinet and string quartet
Seasonal Breezes for flute, cello and piano; four movements
A Christmas Ceremony for flute and cello; five movements

Works for brass
Two Homages for trumpet & piano

I. Gelato per Dio (Ice Cream for God) - Homage to Puccini
II. Curly Prays - Homage to Richard Rodgers

Processional for trumpet & piano
And the Truth Shall Set You Free for trumpet and piano
Wake Up Call for trumpet and piano
Texas Preacher Lady Comes to Cincinnati for trumpet and piano
A Hero's Prayer for tuba and piano.
Trumpet Talk for two trumpets; six movements.
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: A Christmas Legend for violin, trumpet, cello & piano; five movements.
Four Places on the Appalachian Trail for French horn, violin, cello and piano
Ben Franklin Gives Thanks; for SATB and brass choir with timpani and bells; text by Benjamin Franklin.

Works for solo keyboard
The Unicorn for solo piano or harpsichord
Theme and Six Variations for solo harpsichord
Harbachsichord: Suite for solo harpsichord; two movements
Variations on a Hiking Song ("The Happy Wanderer”) for solo piano
Toccata Misterioso for solo piano
Pensée for solo piano

Works for solo guitar
Reluctant Farewell for solo guitar;
Guitar Suite: “For an Old Friend at Christmas”; three movements.

Works for orchestra
Concerto for Bb Clarinet and Orchestra; three movements.
(2nd mov’t is Romance for Clarinet and Orchestra: “The View from Carew”
World Enough and Time: a Rhapsody for cello and orchestra.
Fantasia on ‘Shenandoah’ for string orchestra.
Serenade for Mary for chamber orchestra; five movements
Variations on “A Little Child” for strings and harp or piano.
North Country Suite; five movements
Concerto for Cello & Strings with Clarinet; four movements

Choral Works
Forty Two-part Motets for S-A or T-B: Volumes I, II, III, IV
An Appalachian Lord’s Prayer for SATB.
Be Still & Know That I Am God for SATB; text from Psalm 46.
Give Thanks to the Lord for SATB and piano; text from the Bible.
Winsomely for SATB; text from the Riverside Prayer Book.
To Everything There Is A Season for SATBB & pno. Ecclesiastes.
So Shall You Reap SATB, trombone & optional piano; text from New Testament.
I Hear America Singing for SATB and piano; text by Walt Whitman.
Everyone Sang for SSATB; text by Siegfried Sassoon.
Philosophical Anecdotes for SATB; three mov'ts.

I. The Philosopher; traditional legend.
II. The Search; text from Diogenes' Lanthorne by Samuel Rowlands
III. The Country Fair; text from The Compleat Angler by Izaak Walton.

Pirate Treasure for SATB; text by Abbie Farwell Brown.
The Bromfield Testament for SATB and piano; text by Louis Bromfield.
Four Christmas Carols for SATB and piano,

I. A Little Child There is Y-born; text anon.
II. Green Grow'th the Holly; text anon.
III. The Carol of the Birds; text by R.S.
IV. The Carol of the Golden Lamb; text anon.

Shenandoah's Ark for SATB; text by Jacobus Revius.
David's Lament for SATB; text from II Samuel.
Three Songs from The Harvest of a Quiet Eye for SATB and piano;. Texts by Odell Shepard.

I. Inamorata
II. The Town Beyond The Mountain
III. October

Night Thoughts for SSA; text by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Fuchsetotenlieder (Songs of the Death of Foxes) for SATB & piano.

I. The Ballad of Red Fox
II. Four Little Foxes - Lew Sarrett
III. Hunting Song - Donald Finkel.

Why We Sing for SATB; text by Rick Sowash
Three Apple Songs for SATB and piano.

I. Johnny Appleseed; text by Florence Boyce Davis.
II. The Planting of the Apple Tree; text by Wm. Cullen Bryant.
III. Long Ago On A Fine Spring Day; text by Mary Legler.

Incarnation for SATB; text by Heraclitus.
Fourteen Songs from "Chamber Music," a cycle of poems by James Joyce.
The Wisest Singer for SATB; text by Guigo the Carthusian.
Three Admonishments from Three Men In A Boat by Jerome K. Jerome

I. How Good One Feels for SATB;
II. Listening for a Voice for SATB;
III. Let Your Boat of Life Be Light for SATB;

Four Songs of the Midwest.

I. Lo, 'tis Autumn - text by Walt Whitman.
II. A Warm, Rich Land of Plenty - text by Sherwood Anderson.
III. Ohio Farmer - text by Carl Sandburg.
IV. Dear to Me, This Soil - text by H.D. Thoreau.

Go out into the World for SATB; text from the New Testament.
A Thought from God for SATB; Marcie Hans, from Serve Me a Slice of the Moon.
Adam the First for SATB; text is a traditional Sunday School rhyme.
Alleluia for SATB.
The Poem of Creation for SATB & piano; text by H.D. Thoreau.
An Angry Prayer for SATB & piano; text from Proverbs.
Vanna's Spin on God for solo, SATB & piano; text by W.B. Ignatius.
Verities for SATB & piano; texts by Walt Whitman and Robert Fulghum.
From the Ashes of Dead Stars for SATB & piano; text by Steve Van Kuiken.
We've Come to Know, SATB & oboe; text by W.B. Ignatius.
God's Glue for 3 groups of mixed voices; text by W.B. Ignatius.
Ours is a Church that Welcomes Everyone, SATB; text by Rick Sowash.
Blessings Flow, SATB & flute; text by Alvin Schutmaat.
Who Shall Soothe? SATB & pno.; from Walt Whitman's "Passage to India"
Life's Oldest Song, SATB; text by Rick Sowash.
The Endless Tapestry; text by Odell Shepard.
The Universal Mother; text from the Tao Te Ching.
Walking Together for SATB, flute & piano; text by Nancy Tolford-Peeno, arr..by R.S.
Emerald Fields for SATB; text by Jane Parker Huber and Christopher Webber.
I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes for SATB; text from Psalms.
Everlasting Arms for SATB; text from Deuteronomy.
Night Thoughts for SSA; text by R.L. Stevenson
The Peace of God for SATB and piano; text from Shaker hymn, adapted by R.S.
The Creative Love of God for SATB and piano; text by Tim McGinley
Ben Franklin Gives Thanks; for SATB & pno.; text by Benjamin Franklin.
also available for SATB and brass choir with timpani and bells
Blessed Are the Meek; for SATB; text adapted from the Bible.
You Shall Know the Truth; round for SATB; text from the Bible.
Born of the Same Wild Mother: Anthem for Earth Day; for SATB & piano.
Walk with God; for SATB and piano; text from Micah.
Ask What Makes You Come Alive; for SATB; text by Howard Thurman.
The Energies of Life; SATB a cappella; Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (adapted by R.S.)
The Energies of Life; SATB with piano; Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (adapted by R.S.)
Verdant Groves; SATB & pno.; adapted by R.S. from a Shaker hymn text.
Amos in the Time of the Great Recession; two-part motet; text from the book of Amos.
Amos in the Time of the Great Recession; SATB with pno. text from the book of Amos.
Clean Up! for SATB. text by G.B. Shaw, adapted by R.S. 2010.
Walking Together for SATB, flute & piano; hymn & text by Nancy Tolford-Peeno, arr..by R.S.
The Universal Mother for SATB; text from the Tao Te Ching.

Solo vocal with piano
Lo, Tis Autumn for bari. & pno.; text by Walt Whitman.
A Pavane For The Nursery for sop. & pno.; text by William Jay Smith.
I Was Remembering This Morning for alto & pno.; text by Thornton Wilder.
The Flower-Fed Buffaloes for unaccompanied bari.; text by Vachel Lindsay.
Joy Comes With The Morning for bari. & pno.; text from Psalm 30.
The Banks of the Devon for ten. & pno.; text by Robert Burns.
American Sampler Song for sop. & pno.; anonymous text.
I Hear America Singing for ten. & pno.; text by Walt Whitman.
Night Clouds for sop. & pno.; text by Amy Lowell.
Lucinda Matlock for sop. & pno.; text by Edgar Lee Masters.
Dear To Me, This Soil for bari. & pno.; text by H.D. Thoreau.
The Man Who Loves Nature for bari. & pno.; text by Louis Bromfield.
When Thou Commandest Me To Sing for sop. & pno.; text by Tagore.
The Silver Swan for sop. & pno.; text by Thomas Morley.
The Days of Our Glory for bari. & pno.; text by Lord Byron.
As Surely As The Sunset for bari. & pno.; text by H.D. Thoreau.
A Warm, Rich Land of Plenty for ten. & pno.; text by Sherwood Anderson.
Ohio Farmer for bari. & pno.; text by Carl Sandburg.
*Bright April for sop. & cello; texts by Sara Teasdale.

1. A Little While
2. A Maiden
3. Less than the cloud to the wind
4. I Shall Not Care
5. Grey Eyes
6. Gifts
7. Reprise: A Little While

Hunting Song for bari. & pno.; text by Donald Finkel.
Three Songs from The Harvest of a Quiet Eye for sop. & pno.; texts by Odell Shepard.

1. The Elm Tree is a Lady
2. The Town Beyond The Mountain
3. October

Velvet Shoes for sop. & pno.; text by Elinore Wylie.
The Planting of the Apple Tree for bari. & pno.; text by W.C. Bryant.
The Picture for sop. & pno. or gtr.; text by Frederick O. Sylvester.
Yellow Leaves for bari. & pno.; text by William Shakespeare.
A Hawthorne Berry for bari. & pno.; text by Mary Webb.
Night Thoughts for soprano and flute; text by RLStevenson.
A Seal’s Lullabye for mezzo and pno. text by Rudyard Kipling.
Prairie Prayer for baritone and pno. text by Katherine Bryson.
“from The Enchanted April” for mezzo soprano and pno; text by Elizabeth Von Arnim.
Teasdale Songs for mezzo-soprano and piano; texts by Sara Teasdale.

1. A June Day
2. Love Me
3. The Tune
4. Night Song at Amalfi
5. The Net
6. The Sea Lover
7. Let It Be You

Songs of Assiduity for mezzo-soprano, cello and piano; texts by Marcius Willson.

1. How Very Small
2. Coral Insects
3. A Thoughtful Boy

Along the River for mezzo, clarinet and piano; early love poems by James Joyce
Along the River for mezzo, flute, clarinet and piano; early love poems by James Joyce;
Silvery Songs for mezzo, flute and piano; settings of seven poems by Walter De La Mare
Three Myths for coloratura, clarinet and piano;

1. Pan by Elizabeth Barrett Browning,
2. Music of the Spheres by Alfred Lord Tennyson
3. Orpheus by Anne Terry White.

American Threnodies for mezzo, viola, cello and piano; texts by Thoreau, Dickinson, Whitman.
Three Whitman Songs for mezzo soprano & Bb Clar.; texts by Walt Whitman.

1. The First Dandelion
2. A Noiseless Patient Spider
3. A Farm Picture

Diana’s Songs for mezzo soprano and piano; texts by Annie Finch.
Foreground, Background for mezzo soprano and Bb clarinet; texts by Walt Whitman.
Vanna’s Spin on God for mezzo soprano and piano; text by Bucky Ignatius.
Newborn Baby for soprano, flute and piano; text by W.B. Ignatius.
Newborn Baby for soprano, cello and piano; text by W.B. Ignatius.
Cat by Tolkien for baritone & piano.; text by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Honor, Riches, Marriage Blessing for bari. & pno.; text by Wm. Shakespeare.
Summer is Gone for contralto or bari. & pno.; text by Odell Shepard.
Mr. Franklin Proffers Thanks for bari. & pno.; text by Benjamin Franklin.
Walking in the Valley of the Shadow for bari. & pno. text by Odell Shepard.
Song of the Marsh for mezzo, clarinet & piano.; text by Odell Shepard.
Appalachian Lord’s Prayer; for unaccompanied soprano; text adapted by R.S.
Appalachian Lord’s Prayer; for soprano & piano; text adapted by R.S.
Calloway Songs for mezzo and cello; various texts
Song of the Marsh for mezzo, clarinet & piano; text by Odell Shepard.

Works for vocal duet with piano
On a Night of Snow for soprano, baritone & piano; text by Elizabeth Coatsworth
Prairie Prayer for soprano, baritone & piano; text by Katherine Bryson
Joy Comes With The Morning for soprano, baritone & piano; text from Psalm 30

Cantata
The Harvest of a Quiet Eye; cantata for soprano, baritone, SATB, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano; twelve movements

Chamber Opera
God’s Messenger Comes to Everyman 18-minute chamber opera for dramatic baritone, bass-baritone, string quartet and piano; libretto adapted by David Robinson from the anonymous morality play “Everyman"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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