Ron Levy Original Compositions
Ron Levy's solo piano music is published by Piano Pronto
Ron Levy's chamber music ("Thinkling Music") is available from SMP Press
The following works are in the process of being transferred to SMP Press:
This adorable little trio for Clarinet, Marimba and Double Bass. Has lots of ostinati, a bit of jazz influence — and exquisitely enigmatic titles.
Okay, here we go ... this completely unique (because every performance will perforce be different) piece — a "Happening" really — is a conglomerate of controlled improvisation, audience interactivity, and "lo-tech" (think boom box. And overhead projector.) Composer supervision is highly recommended for future performances!
Derived and expanded from "Rockin' Viola", aka the Quartet for Viola, Piano, Clarinet and Bassoon of 1988
Of 1988. See above.
Written for the Da Capo Chamber Players. Brief. Whimsical.
This one starts perky! And then traverses a range of moods and themes. Wait for the wood block, pardner!
Follow the antics of this authentically ancient bird.
A repeated "D" ostinato in the marimba starts this adventure at high speeds.
Quaint. Charming. A Renaissance quadrille, AND a fiddler on some rooftop, somewhere. Also a wedding!
Bringing Bach into the Twentieth Century (but not THAT 20thC!)
It's a fanfare, folks.
Somber tones and high-flying aerial acrobatics, spinning to a peace-filled conclusion.
It's not often that an audience will burst out laughing during an electronic music concert. It happened here.
Motor boats in the dark. That's what I hear.
Some say my best piece to date. I say that too.
"You may have the universe if I may have Italy" — Giuseppe Verdi
Period piece for 5 players + optional percussion
If I Ran The Zoo, Part II
Children's music, sponsored by Time Warner Cable, feat. Wayne Wayne, flute
"Music and Poetry have ever been acknowledged Sisters,
which walking hand in hand support each other" — Henry Purcell
Three Songs for contralto, clarinet, cello, and piano:
"Ah, Are You Digging On My Grave" (Thomas Hardy)
"Song" (Esther Mathews)
"spring is like a perhaps hand" (ee cummings)
Composed for Mary Lou Iauco-Bewley and players