Richard J. Chandler

Composer for Performing Musicians


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The CloudWinds Trio Performed for an Outdoor Wedding

By Richard Chandler / 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 […]

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Sax Transcends for Saxophone Quartet and Narrator

By Richard Chandler / 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, […]

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Chandler’s DaVinci Duets Performed at DeLaSalle High School Recital

By Richard Chandler / 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 […]

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Chandler’s “Sacred Geometry” Performed by MN Sinfonia!

By Richard Chandler / January 15, 2018

Program Notes for Sacred Geometry from the Sinfonia Both the St. Paul and the Minneapolis performances were well received by the audiences! Of the people that I invited, 18 were able to be at the concerts! I also heard a number of very nice comments from audience members. And the orchestra, and conductor Jay Fishman, […]

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Chandler’s Sacred Geometry for Chamber Orchestra to be Premiered

By Richard Chandler / September 25, 2017

I am pleased to announce that my Sacred Geometry for Chamber Orchestra is to be premiered by the Minnesota Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra on January 12th and 13th, 2018, in Minneapolis, MN. This piece is one of the four that were were selected to be premiered through a granting award funded by the McKnight Foundation in cooperation with […]

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New Music Created for You

By Richard Chandler / June 19, 2017

Would it be cool for you to have a new piece created for you as a ‘stand alone’ composition or as an element for a work of poetry, modern dance, film, video game or any other creative project?

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The Top 3 Things to Consider When Looking for a High Quality Used Instrument

By Richard Chandler / June 18, 2017

Rather than renting or purchasing a new, student-level instrument, instead consider purchasing a high quality used one. Here are the top 3 things to consider:

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Richard Chandler Awarded MN Artist Grant

By Richard Chandler / April 9, 2017

In April of 2017 I was awarded a $3,000 Individual Artist Grant by the Central Minnesota Arts Board. This grant is funded by the McKnight Foundation of Minnesota.

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