Richard Lambert is an experienced composer, organist and conductor. He is also a Senior Examiner, Trainer and Moderator for the London College of Music at the University of West London.
His compositions have been performed in the UK, Europe, North and South America, Africa and S.E.Asia.
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14 June 2020: Richard signed a contract with UMP (United Music Publishing), initially for 55 pieces from his catalogue to be published.
13 April 2020: Richard's recital on the Harrison & Harrison organ at Christ Church, Skipton, Yorks has been postponed until after the coronavirus pandemic.
22 December 2019: Away in a manger, (Op 48/1) was perfomed by Uppingham Church choir, Rutland UK at their service of Nine lessons and Carols. It was conducted by the composer.
7-31 October 2019: Richard examined for LCM at the Malta Society of Arts, Palazzo de la Salle, Valletta. He presented Diplomas to the successful candidates of 2018 at the Graduation Ceremony in the Concert Hall there on 24 October. On 12 October Richard performed on the organ in St Paul's Pro-Cathedral, Valletta - alongside works by Bach, Elgar, Boyce et alia, he played Intrada Op 28/1, March in D Op 28, and March in F Op 28/3.
14-15 September 2019: 17 of Richard's shorter compositions were recorded for a CD at Wathen Hall, St Paul's School, Barnes, London. Date of availability late 2020.
March 31 - April 3 2019: Richard served on the online adjudicating panel for the 4th International Young Talent Music Competition, Istanbul (director Benal Tanrisever, BT Muzik)
15 December 2018: Chater Community Choir performed Good King Wenceslas (Op 48 No 3) in Oakham School Chapel, Rutland, UK.
June 15 -16, 22 - 23 2018: The song Come away death (Op.20 No.3) was selected by Karla Burkitt, Artistic Director of Laark Productions, and included in four performances of Twelfth Night at The Highlands Center for Natural History, 1375 Walker Road, Prescott, Arizona 83603.
1 October 2017: Tateuchi Hall at the Community Hall for Music and the Arts, Mountain View, San Jose, CA 94040. Matt Volkar (bassoon) performed Sonata for bassoon and piano (Op.36) with Melody Fu (piano); and Humoresque (Op.33).
24 June 2017: Barrowden Church, Rutland UK. 7pm 'Music for a Summer's Evening': Richard performed with Claire O'Brien (soprano) and Rachel Smith (flute) in a concert which included the premiere of 'Echo', the fourth movement of ...too bitter sweet (Op.27), to words by Christina Rossetti, for soprano, flute and piano. Abigail's Jig for flute and piano (Op.10 No.2a) and ...in the quiet evening hours (Op.27 No.2c) were also performed.
19 May 2017: Richard gave a short organ recital in Harringworth Church, Northants UK at 7pm, as prelude to a lecture by Julian O'Neill: The Smile - a Revolution in Western Art. The music linked with the theme of the talk and included music by Bull, Boyce, Bach and March in F (Op.28 No.3).
14 April 2017: St Paul's Anglican Pro-cathedral, Valletta, Malta. Hugo Agius Muscat, as the dedicatee, gave the official premiere of Paraphrase on 'Rockingham' for organ (Op.57 No.2).
Richard has collaborated with the celebrated poet George Szirtes on a major choral work, The Returning, which, besides commemorating the centenary of WW1, delivers a message which considers the continuing emotional fall-out from universal human conflict.
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28 April 2019: Criss Cross, Op 37/1, A Day at the Seaside, Op 37/3 and ...the sun breaks through the darkest clouds, Op 31/2 were played by the composer (piano) at the church of St Peter & St Paul, Uppingham, Rutland UK.
18 March 2019: Nocturno em Carcavelos, Op 25a was premiered by Rachel Smith (alto flute) at a National Trust Lecture Evening, Brighton & Hove Association. Withdean Sports Centre, Brighton, UK.
15 December 2018: Chater Community Choir, director Tracy Steward with Roger Rowell (piano) performed Good King Wenceslas, Op 48/3 at Oakham School Chapel, Rutland UK.
15-16, 22-23 June 2018: Come away death, Op 20/3 was sung in four performances of Twelfth Night at the Highlands Center for Natural History, Prescott, Arizona 83603
April 2018: ...in the quiet evening hours, Op 27/2c was played by Chun Nicole Wai Yan (alto flute) as part of her ALCM flute diploma at the Studio of Victor Man-Yiu Ho in Hong Kong.
12 November 2017: Remembrance Day service at Ickenham United Reformed Church, Middlesex, UK. Peter Williams (organ) played In memoriam (Op.29 No.1)
1 October 2017: Tateuchi Hall at the Community Hall for Music and the Arts, Mountain View, San Jose, CA 94040. Matt Volkar (bassoon) played Sonata for bassoon and piano (Op.36) with Melody Fu (piano); and Humoresque (Op.33).
13 August 2017: Christ Church, Dorset Road, Singapore. ETB Samuel Jigme Harrison (organ) played Come, ye Thankful People, Come (Op.47 No.17).
14 April 2017: St Paul's Pro-Cathedral, Valletta, Malta. Hugo Agius Muscat played Paraphrase on Rockingham (Op.57 No.2) at the Good Friday service.
13 April 2017: St Julian's Parish Church, St Julian's Malta. Hugo Agius Muscat played Paraphrase on Rockingham (Op.57 No.2) at the Maundy Thursday service.
9 April 2017: St James the Great, Shirley, Solihull, UK Kevin Gill played Paraphrase on Rockingham (Op.57 No.2) at the Palm Sunday service.
9 April 2017: St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Newport Beach CA. Dr Jung-A Lee played Toccata for organ 'Gloria, laus et honor' (Op.57 No.1) at the Palm Sunday service.
9 April 2017: Parish of Christ Church, Singapore. ETB.Samuel Jigme Harrison (organ) played All hail the power of Jesus' name (Op.47 No.16)
Visit the publications page for a complete list.
- July 2020: UMP to start publishing Richard's music - 55 pieces initially.
- October 2019: Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano Op 36a - see also Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano, (Op 36a) in the catalogue (Forton Music 816)
- Midnight Reflections for Solo Tuba Op 25c - see also Midnight Relections (Op 25c) in the catalogue (Forton Music FM827)
- September 2019: There was sweet music, Op 48/5 a carol for unaccompanied mixed voices (Encore Publications)
April 2019 Sonata for Euphonium (or Baritone Horn) Op 36c - see also Euphonium Sonata (Op 36c) in the catalogue (Forton Music FM796)
LCM Clarinet Syllabus 2019- has selected four pieces for grade examinations: Cantilena for Clarinet and Piano Op 11c (published in 'Cameos' Forton Music FM618) for grade 6 List B; Sintra Syncopation for solo clarinet Op 25b (Forton Music FM638) for grade 6 List C; Abigail's Jig for Clarinet and Piano Op 10 no.2i (published in 'Cameos' Forton Music FM618) for grade 7 List A, and Five Short Pieces Op 9b [any three] (published in 'Cameos' Forton Music FM618) for grade 8 List C.
LCM Alto/Baritone (Classical) Saxophone Syllabus 2019- has selected three pieces for grade examinations: Cantilena for sax and piano Op 11, for grade 6 List B; Abigail's Jig for sax and piano Op 10 2j, for grade 7 List A; and Five Short Pieces Op 9f [any three] for grade 8 List C (all three works are published as 'Cameos' for sax and piano by Forton Music FM637)