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O sing to the Lord a new song! Sing to the Lord all the earth. Sing to the Lord, bless His Name; proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day.
Psalm 96, 1-2

The tones of air, I know not how they flow; where'er they move, all things melodious grow.
Faust PT II, Goethe

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Recordings

Lost World Tango

Two Lonely People

Galaxy

Elysium

Blues for Zarathustra

Wings of the Morning

Cycles

Doloroso

17 Solo Piano Improvisations

Music in Three Parts

House of Counted Days

Voyage to Arcturus

Ron Thomas performances, recordings, teaching, composition and essays.

Compositions on iTunes

The following compositions are commercially available from iTunes. Click the links to listen to samples and purchase tracks.

(Note: if a track is over ten minutes long, it is only available by purchasing the entire album.)

Solo Piano

Solo Keyboards

Solo Drums

Duo for Piano and Bass

Duo for Keyboards and Drums

Duo for Two Keyboards

Trio for Keyboards, Trumpet and Soprano Saxophone

Trio for Keyboards, EVI and Percussion

Trio for Piano, Bass and Drums

Quartet for Piano, Trumpet, Bass and Drums

Quartet for Two Keyboards, Violin and Drums

Quartet for Two Keyboards, Electric Bass and Drums

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Other Compositions

Selected compositions from 1961 to the present. Click the underlined links to hear the mp3 files.

  • Five Miniatures: Flute, Clarinet, Percussion, 1961
  • Sextet: Piccolo, Oboe, Bass Clarinet, Cello, Bass, Piano, 1962
  • String Trio, 1962
  • Piano Work I (Sonata), 1963
  • Desire Caught By The Tail: Chamber Orchestra, 1964-1965
  • Piano Work II (Best-Are-The-Life-Things): 1964-1965
  • Water Vamp (Theatre Piece One): player, Violin and Piano (one player), 1964
  • Occasion: Flute, Clarinet, Soprano Saxophone, Trombone, 1965
  • Changings VI: Large Orchestra, 1964-1968
  • Poeme: Flute and String Orchestra, 1972
  • Pater Noster: A Capella SATB Choir, 1974
  • Tears of Fire: Solo Alto Saxophone, 1974
  • Ballade (Ghosts In The Weed Garden): Alto Saxophone, Piano, 1974-1975
  • Music For Violin, Cello, and Piano, 1975
  • Impromptu: Piano, 1976
  • Doxology: Speaking and Singing Chorus and Saxophone Quartet, 1976
  • Music For Soprano Saxophone And Strings, 1976
  • Two Shakespeare Sonnets: Soprano and Trombone or Bass, 1976
  • Three Sacred Songs: Soprano, Harp, and Alto Saxophone (a version exists for violin, cello and harp), 1979
  • Three Songs of Farewell on texts of James Joyce, dedicated to the memory of John Cage: Mixed Choir and Piano, 1993
  • A Post-Modern Exhortation from Proverbs: Organ, 2 baritone singers, 2 trombonists and SATB choir, 1993
  • Elegy for Stefan Wolpe: Trumpet, Saxophone, 4 low drums, 1993
  • Nocturne: Alto Saxophone and Piano (formerly Ballade #2), 1994
  • Six Piano Pieces, 1992-1999
  • Music for Baritone Sax, Violin, and Piano, 1997
  • Four Scenes from Emily Dickenson: Voice and Piano, 1998
  • Misty Hill Breezeless Glade : for Voice, Clarinet and Viola, 1999
  • Epithalamion: Two Trumpets and Organ, 2000
  • Webern Variations: Piano and Cello, 2004-2005

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