“I create music for performing musicians and seek to fully engage them as they learn and perform my compositions.”  – Richard J. Chandler

The week of December 10th, 2018.  As a composer, Richard J. Chandler’s works have been performed by the Minnesota Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra, The Bethlehem Chamber Orchestra, the St. Cloud State University Wind Ensemble, in college recitals at SCSU, CSB-SJU and the University of MN as well as in recitals throughout the Minneapolis and St. Paul Metro and in Greater Minnesota. Richard currently performs on bassoon, saxophones and recorders with the CloudWinds Trio and has performed with the Amadeus Chamber Symphony and the St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra.  

News & Events

  • Posted on October 12, 2018

    Our CloudWinds Trio is excited to play a part in the upcoming special services celebrating baptism taking place at Celebration Lutheran Church, 1500 Pine Cone Rd N, Sartell, MN 56377. We are honored to be a part of the 8:30 am and the 10:00 am services on January 13th, 2019. We look forward to meeting members of the congregation as we do our part to contribute to the worship service. We appreciate the opportunity extended to us by the Celebration Lutheran Church Director of Worship & Music Ministries, Jennifer Ambrosier.  

  • Posted on October 1, 2018

    Late this summer, our The CloudWinds Trio performed for an outdoor wedding just north of St Cloud, MN. The setting was beautiful. It took place in the yard, underneath large pine trees at a residence along the Mississippi River. Using our usual instrumentation of flute, clarinet, and bassoon, we played relaxing pieces by composers Kummer and Bozza as prelude music. For the wedding ceremony, we played an arrangement that I made of the Lana Del Ray version of "Once Upon a Dream." Right after the ceremony, we played a variety of pieces with me switching from bassoon to tenor saxophone. Later that evening, Al joined the Jazz band from Minneapolis on tenor saxophone. Tom and I sat in for one piece each with Tom on clarinet and me on alto saxophone. We had a great deal of fun and look forward to playing for more weddings! Best, Richard Chandler