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Memphis Composers

Memphis area composers, including current and former faculty, students, community members.


Mr. James Richens is a Composer in Residence with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra and Professor Emeritus (Composition, Orchestration, and Electronic Music) at the University of Memphis. He received a Bacholor's degree in music composition from Memphis State University in 1958 and a Master's of Music in theory and composition from Eastman School of Music in 1960. Richens is from Memphis, Tennessee.


Another autumn : alto saxophone & piano score

Introduction and toccata LP

Prelude and dance; B♭ clarinet solo with piano score 

Prelude and dance for clarinet and band LP

Sweetly sings The Phoenix LP