Author Archives: Robert

New Music for Fall 2013

It’s been a productive Fall, compositionally speaking, even though there was some personal downs among all the ups.My new compositions include: Two pieces for Handbell choir A new work for trumpet and organ Three sets of pieces for organ left-hand … Continue reading

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August updates

I’ve done a bit of reorganization of both choral and instrumental pages, and added in a bunch of titles. Having done so, I’ve noticed that a couple of categories, like choral/satb are getting a bit large. I’ll either trim some … Continue reading

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Three Psalm Preludes

In mid-July 2013 I realized that our Artist in Residence, Phil Sullivan, an outstanding trumpeter, was due to arrive shortly at St. Stephen’s for a three-week residency. While we had plenty to play, from his own repertoire, to my Five … Continue reading

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St. Stephen’s Psalter

My latest project is a collaboration with composer Peter Margen. We set 14 psalms, written by participants in the annual men’s retreat at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Orinda, California. You’ll find more information about the project at the blog … Continue reading

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Welcome

Welcome to Adamsworks, devoted to the music and writing of Robert Train Adams. I’ll be providing an overview of my compositions, primarily for small- to mid-size chorus and instrumental ensembles, with a number of solo instrumental works as well as … Continue reading

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Sic transit website

Well, I was supposed to be adding more content to my website this week. I haven’t yet found an easy way to port over my old pages, since I decided to organize things a little differently: Where my old website … Continue reading

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The Transition Continues

If you’ve previously visited Adamsworks, you will notice that most of the content has disappeared, not to mention that things look a lot different. I’m in the process of moving the site, which will soon contain both my catalog of … Continue reading

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In Transition

If you’ve previously visited Adamsworks, you will notice that most of the content has disappeared, not to mention that things look a lot different. I’m in the process of moving the site, which will soon contain both my catalog of … Continue reading

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From the Director

Choosing the music for a concert is at best a somewhat mysterious process (please see my earlier post for concert details). At the end, we hope that the audience will feel that the music fits together, that there is a … Continue reading

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Christmas Fantasy

From time to time I like to comment on one of my compositions. The process gives me the opportunity to take a step back and look at the piece, and also helps me create program notes. Since the Christmas Fantasy … Continue reading

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