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...
About Song for Rachel
An exceptional sense of melody
Richard Lane enjoyed writing smaller works for friends and students. These works all carry his characteristic musical imprimatur of a synergy of charm and an exceptional sense of melody and harmony. Very few composers have been able to write simple, easy works without compromising their personal styles and artistic values. Richard Lane was a master of that art.
- Editions Bim