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.
A CD of Mr. Smith performing Bach's Goldberg Variations is available for $20. To order, please go to the Compositions page and click on the Buy Now button.