Richard Lane (1933–2004) — Reflection (1977) for organ
Richard Lane (1933–2004) was born in Paterson, New Jersey and educated at the Eastman School of Music where he studied piano with José Echániz and composition with Louis Mennini, Wayne Barlow, and Bernard Rogers. Lane’s compositions include works in many genres, including solo works for nearly every instrument. He particularly enjoyed writing instrumental works for his friends and colleagues, and his catalog thus provides a wealth of excellent pieces for performers of all kinds. His music has been performed around the world by countless musicians, including principal clarinet Stanley Drucker and trumpet Philip Smith of the New York Philharmonic. Lane died on September 12, 2004 in Newark, New Jersey.
“Reflection” (1977) is a truly masterly work, obtaining a tremendous amount of emotional expression from a superb economy of means. The commissioner, organist Karl Tricomi, writes: “I commissioned this work during the summer of 1976 and premiered it in the spring of 1977 in Medford, New Jersey. Richard Lane was fond of 20th century French music, and the work reflects this affinity for the atmospheric and coloristic affects of that style, as well as a masterful sense of classical proportion and thematic development.”
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