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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

Recent
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.

Les Three Concerts


Performers from Concert 6: Gary Gress, Daniel Spiegel, pianists; Ellen Eager, Jeffrey Solow, cellists; Christi Heatwole, viola; Laveena Sollenberger, clarinet; Andrea Moore, voice; and Ryan Kauffman, saxophone; along with the composers.

Concerts presented by David B. Thomas, Matthew Monticchio and Ron Thomas, 1999 - 2009.

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Concert 1
A Time for Rejoicing

Wheatland Presbyterian Church
Lancaster, PA
March 28, 1999

David Thomas
Five Sa cred Songs

Matthew Monticchio
Two Etudes for Solo Piano

Ron Thomas
Nocturne for Saxophone and Piano

Ron Thomas
How Many the Fictitious Shores (Four Scenes from Emily Dickinson)

David Thomas
Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean

Ron Thomas
Elegy for Stefan Wolpe

Matthew Monticchio
Three Songs from Isaiah

Performers
Matthew Monticchio, Gary Gress, Ron Thomas, Cong Fan, piano
Deborah Lipsi, voice
Joseph McNichols, trumpet
Kathleen Mitchell, saxophone
Tony Santone, percussion

Concert 2
The second annual New Music Concert

Wheatland Presbyterian Church
Lancaster PA
Probably 2000

Matthew Monticchio
Song of Ruth

David Thomas
e.e.cummings at twilight: s(oon there’s a moo)n&

Ron Thomas
Ballade (Ghosts in the Weed Garden)

Matthew Monticchio
A Short Song on a Fragment from George Herbert

David Thomas
Seven Sacred Sketches

Ron Thomas
How Many the Fictitious Shores (Four Scenes from Emily Dickinson)

Performers
Ron Thomas, Gary Gress, Matthew Monticchio, piano
Deborah Lipsi, voice
Kathleen Mitchell, Saxophone
Jamie Beals, voice
Patricia Smith, voice
Christyan Seay, voice
Nancy Baum, cello

Concert 3
Third annual New Music Concert

Church Farm School
Exton, PA
March 17 2002

Ron Thomas
Ephitalamion for Two Trumpet and Organ

David Thomas
Impromptu for Flute and Piano

Ron Thomas
Impromptu for Piano

David Thomas
My Wanderings O’er (Six Sacred duets for Two female voices and piano)

Matthew Monticchio
Sonata for Flute and Piano

Performers
Ron Thomas, Sam Hsu, Gary Gress, piano (and organ)
Margaret Claudin, flute
Katie Falcone, trumpet
Deborah Lipsi, Patricia Stasis Winter, voice
Roger Morgan, trumpet

Concert 4
New Music for Piano

Tenth Presbyterian Church
Philadelphia, PA
October 17, 2003

Ron Thomas
Piano Work 1 (Sonata)

David Thomas
Sonata for Piano

Ron Thomas
Five Piano Pieces

David Thomas
Winter Pages for Piano Solo

Performers
Gary Gress, Benjamin Harding, Sam Hsu, Matthew Bengtson, pianists

Concert 5
Matthew Bengtson Recital

University of the Arts, February 15, 2005
Philadelphia, PA
Haverford College, February 20, 2005
Haverford, PA

Matthew Monticchio
Sonata One for Piano

Ron Thomas
Six Pieces for Piano

David Thomas
Piano Sonata No. 2

Performer
Matthew Bengtson, piano

Concert 6
The Sixth Les 3 Concert

Wheatland Presbyterian Church
Lancaster, PA
June 5, 2005

David Thomas
Piano Sonata No. 1

Ron Thomas
Misty Hill…..Breezeless Glade

David Thomas
Sonata for Cello Solo

Ron Thomas
Tears of Fire

Matthew Monticchio
Wordless Miniatures

Performers
Gary Gress, Daniel Spiegel, pianists
Ellen Eager, Jeffrey Solow, cellists
Christi Heatwole, viola
Laveena Sollenberger, clarinet
Andrea Moore, voice
Ryan Kauffman, saxophone

Concert 7
The Poet Sings

Wheatland Church
Lancaster PA
June 13, 2006

Ron Thomas
Four Scenes from Emily Dickinson

Matthew Monticchio
Lullaby

Matthew Monticchio
A Short Song: a fragment from George Herbert’s Peace

Matthew Monticchio
Atmosphere Inscription for a garden wall (Robert Frost)

David Thomas
Whitman Songs

Performers
Andrea Moore, soprano
Daniel Spiegel, piano

Concert 8
10th Anniversary of Les 3

Wheatland Presbyterian Church
Lancaster, PA
October 25, 2008
Concert of New Music

Jason Newman, Sonata for Piano (2007-08)
Matt Bengtson, piano

David B. Thomas, Bomb Bomb (2008)
Jarred Antonacci, trombone
Matt Bengtson, piano

Ron Thomas, Now None But Christ (1979)
Matthew Monticchio, piano
Jerel Frey, tenor

Jason Newman, Nocturne for Piano (2004)
Matt Bengtson, piano

Matthew Monticchio, A Cradle Song (2008)
Matthew Monticchio, piano
Jerel Frey, tenor

Ron Thomas, How Many the Fictitious Shores (1999)
Ron Thomas, piano
Valerie Engler, soprano

Matthew Monticchio, Imporchima (childrens dance) 2008
chime piano, percussion, other instruments

David B. Thomas, Three Studies (2008)
Matt Bengtson, piano

Matthew Monticchio, Micro-Movements for Trio (2008)
Beth Shirk, flute
Laveena Sollenberg, clarinet
Chris Brooks, violin

Concert 9
The Suffering Servant

Wheatland Presbyterian Church
Lancaster PA
April 10, 2009

"Three Views of the Cross"
Compositions for Soprano Valerie Engler

David Thomas "To Know Just How He Suffered Would Be Dear"
Ron Thomas "The Cross of Christ"
Matt Monticchio "Who for the Joy"

Matt Monticchio, Conductor
Matthew Allison, Flute
Chris Brooks, Violin
Anne Heller, Piano
Mary Huesken, Cello
Matt Monticchio, Piano
Ron Thomas, Piano
Laveena Sollenberger, Clarinet
Ben Young, Guitar

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