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Redstone House Press

Music of

Richard M. Walsh

Richard M. Walsh is a composer of (mostly sacred) choral music, hymn tunes, liturgical music, instrumental music, and some straight-ahead rock.

The choral pieces range from accompanied two-part anthems to unaccompanied eight-part extended works.  Are they different from the usual releases from some of the big-name publishers?  Are they worth looking at?

Come and see.

The instrumental works to date are for handbells, for organ, for wind ensemble, and for symphony orchestra.  Additional works are composed on a periodic basis.

References to works from the existing catalog, as well as to new compositions, will be gradually added to the site.  Also see my page at J. W. Pepper's MyScore site HERE, where I will gradually add scores for sale.

A Dallas native, Rick has been composing music since he was a teenager, and music – composition and performance – remains his primary passion.  Rick has since 2001 served as the Director of Music at First Presbyterian Church in Grapevine, Texas.  After studying music at North Texas State University (now UNT) and completing his Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Texas, he met his future wife, Dee, at Northway Christian Church in Dallas, the congregation in which he had grown up.  In high school and college Rick played guitar and sang in rock bands and later played bass guitar in Les Amis, a jazz trio, prior to graduate studies in choral conducting at the University of Colorado at Boulder (where he eventually earned no additional music degree but rather a BS in EE/CS).  Rick retired in 2014 after a 30-year career with a large corporation and is currently back at SMU pursuing his second graduate degree, a Master of Sacred Music at Perkins School of Theology and Meadows School of the Arts.  In his “spare time” Rick continues to compose music and work on other projects musical and non-musical.

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