Byron Adams

Byron Adams, Concerto for trumpet and string orchestra

Concerto
for trumpet and string orchestra

Byron Adams, Illuminations for piano

Illuminations
for piano

Byron Adams, Le Jardin Provençal for flute, oboe, cello and harpsichord

Le Jardin Provençal
Suite française
for flute, oboe, cello and harpsichord

Byron Adams, Overture To A Lyric Comedy for string orchestra

Overture To A Lyric Comedy
for string orchestra

Byron Adams, Sonata for trumpet and piano

Sonata
for trumpet and piano

Adams Byron Viola Sonata

Sonata
for viola and piano

Byron Adams, Suite on Old Nautical Airs for tuba and piano

Suite on Old Nautical Airs
for tuba and piano

Byron Adams, Variationes Alchemisticae for flute, viola, cello and piano

Variationes Alchemisticae
for flute, viola, cello and piano

Byron Adams

Byron Adams (*1955)

Byron Adams (b. 1955, Atlanta, Georgia, USA) is a composer, musicologist, and conductor. He was educated at Jacksonville University, the University of Southern California, and Cornell University, where he earned a doctoral degree studying composition with Karel Husa.

Adams is a composer of tonal music with an inimitable style who employs individual adaptations of traditional techniques. His music is melodic, contrapuntal, concise, and rhythmically alert.

Adams' music has been performed at the 26th “Warsaw Autumn” International Festival of Contemporary Music, the Conservatoire Américain in Fontainebleau, France (where he taught in the summer of 1992), and the Philharmonia Orchestra of London.

As a musicologist, Adams specializes in British music of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. His essays have appeared in journals such as ###i/i### and Music and Letters. In 2007, he was appointed scholar-in-residence for the Bard Music Festival, and edited Edward Elgar and His World (Princeton, 2007).

Byron Adams is Professor of Music at the University of California, Riverside.

Variationes Alchemisticae
for flute, viola, cello and piano

Variationes Alchemisticae Variationes Alchemisticae

Overture To A Lyric Comedy
for string orchestra

Overture To A Lyric Comedy Overture To A Lyric Comedy

Concerto
for trumpet and string orchestra

I. Allegro ma non troppo I. Allegro ma non troppo

II. Lento elegiaco II. Lento elegiaco

III. Allegro vivo III. Allegro vivo