Richard Lane

Lane Richard 14 Easy Pieces For Piano Pno73

14 Easy Pieces
for piano

Lane Richard 3 Impromptus Pno68

3 Impromptus
for piano

Lane Richard 3 Organ Pieces Org4

3 Organ Pieces
Prelude - Recessional - Reflection
for organ

Lane Richard 4 Duos Viola Va18

4 Duos
for 2 violas

Lane Richard 5 Duos Viola And Flute Mcx76

5 Duets
for flute and viola

Lane Richard 6 Duos Flute Fl19

6 duets
for 2 alto recorders

Lane Richard 8 Violas Duos Va9

8 Viola Duos
for 2 violas

Lane Richard Aria Flute Fl27

Aria
for flute and piano

Lane Richard Aria And Allegro Va25

Aria and Allegro
for viola solo and string orchestra

Lane Richard Aria For Adina Tb67

Aria for Adina
for trombone and piano

Lane Richard Canzona Vc11

Canzona
for cello and piano

Lane Richard Canzone Mcx54

Canzone
for violin, viola and piano

Lane Richard Caprice Flute Fl21

Caprice
for flute and piano

Lane Richard Conversation Co72

Conversation
for horn in F and viola

Lane Richard Dialogue Flute Fl26

Dialogue
for flute and piano

Lane Richard Dommage A Bach Fl23B

Dommage à Bach
for flute and string quartet

Lane Richard Elegy Vc14

Elegy
for 12 violoncelli

Lane Richard Elegy Vn22

Elegy
for violin and piano

Lane Richard Executive Suite Tp251

Executive Suite
for trumpet and alto saxophone

Lane Richard Intermezzo Flute Fl24

Intermezzo
for flute and piano

Lane Richard Introduction And Allegro Ob6

Introduction and Allegro
for english horn and piano

Lane Richard Jigsaw Tb66

Jigsaw
for trombone and saxophone quartet

Lane Richard Nocturne For Saxophone Sax3

Nocturne
for alto saxophone and string orchestra

Lane Richard Nocturne For Viola Va13

Nocturne
for viola and piano

Lane Richard Piano Sonata 1 Pno101

Piano Sonata 1
for piano

Lane Richard Piano Sonata 2 Pno102

Piano Sonata 2
for piano

Lane Richard Piano Sonata 3 Pno103

Piano Sonata 3
for piano

Lane Richard Piano Sonata 4 Pno104

Piano Sonata 4
for piano

Lane Richard Quartet For 4 Violas Va16

Quartet for 4 violas
for 4 violas

Lane Richard Quasimodal Suite Sax13

Quasimodal Suite
for 2 alto saxophones

Lane Richard Rondo Cl29

Rondo
for 2 clarinets and piano

Lane Richard Scherzo Wind Band Ov18

Scherzo
for wind band

Lane Richard Serenade Mcx52

Serenade
for flute, viola d’amore and strings

Lane Richard Sonata Clarinet Cl28

Sonata
for clarinet and piano

Lane Richard Sonata Mcx49

Sonata
for clarinet, basset horn and piano

Lane Richard Sonata Oboe Ob7

Sonata
for oboe and piano

Lane Richard Viola Sonata No 1 Va10

Sonata N° 1
for viola and piano

Lane Richard Viola Sonata No 2 Va20

Sonata N° 2
for viola and piano

Lane Richard Flute Sonata No 3 Fl35

Sonata N° 3
for flute and piano

Lane Richard Viola Sonata No 3 Va14

Sonata N° 3
for viola and piano

Lane Richard Sonatina No 1 For Trumpet Tp253

Sonatina No. 1
for trumpet and piano

Lane Richard Sonatina No 2 For Trumpet Tp254

Sonatina No. 2
for trumpet and piano

Lane Richard Song Flute And Harp Fl22

Song
for flute and harp

Lane Richard Song Trumpet And Piano Tp250A

Song
for cornet (trumpet) and piano

Lane Richard Song Trumpet And Strings Tp250B

Song
for cornet (trumpet) and strings

Lane Richard Song For Rachel Fl18

Song for Rachel
for flute and piano

Lane Richard Souvenir Flute And Organ Fl25

Souvenir
for flute and organ

Lane Richard Suite Oboe Horn Co73

Suite
for oboe, horn and strings

Lane Richard Suite 2 Guitars Gui12

Suite
for 2 guitars

Lane Richard Suite Oboe Viola Piano Mcx53

Suite
for oboe, viola d’amore and piano

Lane Richard Suite Flute And Guitar Mcx74

Suite
for flute and guitar

Lane Richard Suite Saxophone Piano Sax4

Suite “A Study in Summer”
for alto saxophone and piano

Lane Richard Suite 1 Piano Pno75

Suite N° 1
for piano

Lane Richard Talent Night Zoo Pno59

Talent Night At The Zoo
7 little pieces
for piano

Lane Richard Magicians Shoes Wq Mcx47D

The Magician’s Shoes
A Musical Fable
for woodwind quintet, piano and narrator

Lane Richard Theme And Variations Horn Co74

Theme and Variations
for horn and piano

Lane Richard Trio Violin Horn Piano Mcx75

Trio
for violin, horn in F and piano

Lane Richard Trio No 1 Clarinet Viola Piano Mcx50

Trio N° 1
for clarinet, viola and piano

Lane Richard Trio No 2 Clarinet Viola Piano Mcx51

Trio N° 2
for viola, clarinet and piano

Lane Richard Trio No 2 Flute Clarinet Piano Mcx56

Trio N° 2
for flute, clarinet and piano

Lane Richard Triptych Va11

Triptych
for 6 violas

Richard Lane

Richard Lane (1933-2004)

On September 3, 2004, a police patrol intercepted a convertible Ford Mustang that was zigzagging out of control.

Richard Lane had just left Cape Cod, where he spent his summers composing, and suffered a stroke while driving back to his home in Paterson, New Jersey. He was urgently taken to Newark University Hospital, but nine days later, he passed away, leaving behind a rich legacy of over 500 unpublished works.

An unexpected gift

A few months after Lane’s death, Demothenes Dimitrakoulakos, Lane’s former student, at the time stationed in Wiesbaden, Germany with the US Army Band, discovered that he was the legal heir of Lane’s complete musical work. With the first opportunity, he flew to Paterson to take possession of the manuscripts. While visiting Lane’s house, which had been uninhabited for several months, it was evident that the house had been burglarized.

The manuscripts lay in chaos all over the place but were now finally saved from most probable destruction. It was then that Dimitrakoulakos vowed to create a detailed works catalogue, discovering more than 500 works of various difficulty levels and instrumentations, including the piano sonatas, true masterpieces that showcase all the talent and originality of Richard Lane.

In 2006, composer Joseph Turrin, also a former student of Lane’s, coincidently drew the attention of Editions Bim to Richard Lane’s music.

The ambitious project of publishing all these unknown musical treasures was born.

Richard Bamford Lane

Richard Bamford Lane (1933, Paterson, New Jersey, USA) began learning the piano by himself at the age of seven. From 1945 to 1951 his parents offered him private lessons with renowned pianist Isadore Freeman, who was an active chamber musician with members of the New York Philharmonic. Thanks to him, Lane’s exceptional musical talent quickly blossomed. At eighteen, Lane received a full scholarship (piano and composition) to attend the Eastman School of Music in Rochester (NY), where he completed his academic studies in 1956, graduating with a masters in music. During this time, he composed many works for his friends, peers and professionals. 

The Ford Foundation

When the Ford Foundation launched its Young Composers Project in 1959, Lane was one of the 12 young artists selected to breathe new life into the public school music system in different US states with new musical works. Lane’s creativity was strongly stimulating and many beautiful works were born during this period.

At the age of 28, Richard Lane returned permanently to his hometown of Paterson NJ, where he earned his living giving private music lessons and performing as a pianist.

Lane composed tirelessly and dedicated his works to his young and older students, to famous performers, chamber ensembles, choirs, wind bands and orchestras. His catalogue of works grew, although he showed no interest in publishing them. Lane’s music, subtly American, is part of the historical line inherited from the great masters of music for six centuries, to whom he makes delicate allusions here and there.

Suite N° 1
for piano

I. Polichinelle I. Polichinelle

II. Nocturne II. Nocturne

III. Berceuse III. Berceuse

IV. Waltz IV. Waltz

V. Epilogue V. Epilogue

Sonata
for oboe and piano

I. Allegro non troppo I. Allegro non troppo

II. Andante II. Andante

III. Allegro vivace III. Allegro vivace

Piano Sonata 1
for piano

I. Allegro molto I. Allegro molto

II. Lento II. Lento

III. Presto III. Presto

Piano Sonata 2
for piano

I. Adagio ma non troppo I. Adagio ma non troppo

II. Andante religioso II. Andante religioso

III. Allegro molto III. Allegro molto

Piano Sonata 3
for piano

I. Allegro molto I. Allegro molto

II. Adagio molto espressivo II. Adagio molto espressivo

III. Allegro e vivace III. Allegro e vivace

Piano Sonata 4
for piano

I. Allegro molto I. Allegro molto

II. Adagio II. Adagio

III. Presto III. Presto

Dommage à Bach
for flute and string quartet

Dommage à Bach Dommage à Bach

Trio
for violin, horn in F and piano

I. Allegro non troppo I. Allegro non troppo

II. Adagio II. Adagio

III. Allegro molto III. Allegro molto

Suite “A Study in Summer”
for alto saxophone and piano

I. A Study in Summer I. A Study in Summer

II. A Song of the Hill II. A Song of the Hill

III. Interlude III. Interlude

IV. Evening Blues IV. Evening Blues

V. Finale V. Finale

Souvenir
for flute and organ

Souvenir Souvenir

Song for Rachel
for flute and piano

Song for Rachel Song for Rachel

Song
for cornet (trumpet) and strings

Song Song

Song
for cornet (trumpet) and piano

Song Song

Sonatina No. 2
for trumpet and piano

I. Allegro I. Allegro

II. Adagio II. Adagio

III. Molto allegro III. Molto allegro

Quasimodal Suite
for 2 alto saxophones

I. BACH:US I. BACH:US

II. Uno Duo II. Uno Duo

III. Papa Razzi III. Papa Razzi

IV. Boozy Floozy Blues IV. Boozy Floozy Blues

V. Nicht Nacht V. Nicht Nacht

VI. Space Race VI. Space Race

Nocturne
for viola and piano

Nocturne Nocturne

Nocturne
for alto saxophone and string orchestra

Nocturne with piano Nocturne with piano

Nocturne with strings Nocturne with strings

Introduction and Allegro
for english horn and piano

Introduction & Allegro Introduction & Allegro

Caprice
for flute and piano

Caprice Caprice

Aria
for flute and piano

Aria Aria

4 Duos
for 2 violas

I. Moderato I. Moderato

II. Allegro semplice II. Allegro semplice

III. Allegretto III. Allegretto

IV. Allegro deciso IV. Allegro deciso

14 Easy Pieces
for piano

Song For Carolyn Song For Carolyn

The Clown The Clown

Pedal Pedal

Song For Jeffery Song For Jeffery