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

Week of July 9th, 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.  


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  • Posted on June 5, 2018

    I am very excited to have finished writing a new 12-minute work called "Sax Transcends for Saxophone Quartet and Narrator." It is like the ghost of Adolphe Sax, the inventor of the saxophone, returns from the dead to tell his life story, which is interspersed with the music. And a colorful life it was! Intrigue, betrayal and an assassination attempt by rival instrument manufacturers! It is scheduled to be premiered in Shanghai, China, the beginning of July by the International Saxophone Quartet.

  • Posted on May 22, 2018

    This recital featured the music of composer Doug Duea. It also included 2 pieces by Richard Chandler, Youthful Dance and Flight of Time from the set of duet sketches, DaVinci Transcending Time.  They were performed by Richard Dirlam on baritone saxophone and Richard Chandler on alto saxophone. The compositions and performance were well received by audience members. Here is a link to the two pieces as performed:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TazNIK0F9wM&t=3s&list=PLi16xHh-U6u0n7eCuHM5G1TCxfCwBjJVh&index=3  

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