obert Edward Smith composes music that is "enthusiastically tonal and melodic" (Boston Music Intelligencer). His "tuneful and well made" (Boston Globe) music is designed to appeal to the average concertgoer, while being sophisticated enough to bear repeated hearings. Mr. Smith also has made arrangements of music such as Bach Trio Sonatas for viola and harpsichord, and has composed cadenzas for baroque works, such as the cadenza for harpsichord for Bach's Third Brandenburg Concerto.
The Composer in Residence at Trinity College Chapel in Hartford, Connecticut, since 1979, Mr. Smith also taught harpsichord and continuo realization at the Hartt School, University of Hartford from 1991 to 2011.
Mr. Smith welcomes commissions from individuals celebrating a personal milestone, as well as from opera, orchestral or chamber music groups seeking to expand their repertoire.
Mr. Smith's music which was published by Tetra/Continuo is now available on this site. Please go to the Compositions Page to view available works. Other new works available on this site are Suite Petite for piano and strings. Composed with children in mind, it is mindful of the limited range of a young hand. It consiste of four movements, and can be played with string orchestra or quartet. It is listed on the Compositions page under Orchestral Music. Also new in the organ section is an easy transcription of a selection from Handel's Water Music. Much of it is for manuals only, as Handel's bass lines are often too difficult for the pedal board.
To hear complete works, visit Robert Edward Smith at https://soundcloud.com/robert-edward-smith