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ROBERT LOMBARDO

Robert Lombardo is the son of Sicilian immigrants. He received his BM & MM in composition from the Hartt School of Music and was awarded the PhD from the State University of Iowa. His principal composition teacher was Arnold Franchetti. Lombardo is a prolific composer who has written more than 200 works for solo instruments, chamber ensembles, orchestra, as well as four chamber operas and a number of song cycles. His wife Kathleen has written texts for several of his compositions. Among them: Johnny Sequel (a companion piece to Gianni Schicchi), Against Forgetting, a cantata in memory of the Holocaust children, Aria Variata –a solo cantata for mezzo soprano and string orchestra, recorded by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra for Albany Records and Last Letters Home: a Meditation on War for mezzo soprano and string quartet. Six chamber works of his featuring the mandolin and performed by Dimitris Marinos is on the Albany Records label. A Northwestern University CD features pianist Salvatore Spina performing four compositions by Lombardo. Recent compositions include: Snapshots & Reflections: Five Miniatures for string quartet, Fantasy Variations #8 for solo viola, Painters’ Notes: a duo for violin & viola commissioned by, and for, Almita and Roland Vamos, Duo for alto sax and marimba, Fantasy Variations #9 for solo piano, Premonitions for string trio, Frosted Window II for mezzo soprano, flute & mandolin, Fantasy Variations #10 for solo guitar, and Espressivo/agitato for violin & piano. ... more

Code Name Price
JP4016 Lombardo, Robert: Dance Suite: An Entertainment [SATB] $20.75
JP8008 Lombardo, Robert: Dark Side of the Moon $4.25
JP3013 Lombardo, Robert: Duels & Duets $13.25
JP4018 Lombardo, Robert: Duo for Alto Saxophone & Marimba $16.25
JP4017 Lombardo, Robert: Fantasy Variations #5 for solo alto saxophone $5.75