Robert Edward Smith
Robert Edward Smith has written
over 100 works for vocal and instrumental ensembles of all sizes ranging from
unaccompanied viola to symphony orchestra. He has been Composer in Residence at
Trinity College Chapel since 1979 and taught harpsichord and continuo
realization at the Hartt School, University of Hartford from 1992 to the
present. In 2002 he was appointed as Composer in Residence, St. John’s Memorial
Chapel at Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Recent works include three sonatas for
unaccompanied viola, two sonatas for violin and piano, a sonata for two violas,
24 preludes and fugues for organ, a sonata for flute, viola and harp, a concerto
for trumpet and wind quintet, and Variations on an American Folk Tune for
Also a distinguished harpsichordist, he is the
first person since the eighteenth century to perform in public the complete
harpsichord literature of François Couperin. His recording J, S. Bach:
Harpsichord Music in the Grand Manner (Wildboar Recordings) was named as one
of the best recordings of the year by the American Record Guide in 1996.
Mr. Smith has been Director of the Trinity
College Summer Chamber Music Series since 1997.
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