Below you can find a sampling of my compositions. Enjoy!

 

The Latest:

In the past few months, I've been working on writing some four-hand piano arrangements of Christmas carols, which will hopefully be recorded as a proper album in the coming spring (to be out in time for December 2015!). Here is a sampler of the pieces.

 

PIANO

Dedicated to Damien Dixon, this piece is entitled "A Lasting Legacy".

 

 

Written for the occasion of the 30th anniversary of Westminster Choir College's High School Piano Camp, this 4-hand piece is dedicated to Ingrid Clarfield and Don Smith.

 

 

The following pieces are two movements (I and III) from my Piano Sonata in b-flat minor. 

 

 

These three pieces are my Three Preludes for the Right Hand Alone, published by Alfred Music Publishing (linked on my "Publications" page).

 

 

This piece is dedicated to my teacher, Ingrid Clarfield.

 

 

 

CHORAL

With lyrics by Ian Pomerantz, this version is for treble choir and piano. Both this and the SATB version are available through Transcontinental Music (linked on my "Publications" page).

 

 

 

This Christmas piece uses bits and pieces of the lyrics of traditional French and Polish carols, with original English lyrics by myself. Commissioned by the VOICES Chorale, it was originally for SATB Chorus, Children's Chorus, Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello. This version is for treble voices, piano, and cello, and is available for purchase through GIA Music (linked on my "Publications" page).

 

 

This piece was the winner of the 2010 Cincinnati Children's Choir Composition Competition. Written for SSA Chorus, Piano, and Conga Drum, this piece is available for purchase through Alfred Music Publishing (linked on my "Publications" page).

 

 

Dedicated to and premiered by Lynnel Joy Jenkins and the Princeton Girlchoir, this piece is for SSA Chorus and Piano. It is available for purchase through GIA Music (linked on my "Publications" page).

 

 

Dedicated to KellyAnn Nelson, this piece was premiered by the Quarter Notes (Princeton Girlchoir). For SSA Chorus and Piano.

Written as the Graduating Anthem of Westminster Choir College of Rider University's Class of '06, this piece is for SATB Choir and Organ.

Instrumental/Ensemble Music

Dedicated to the memory of my great grandfather, Harry Dundon.

 

This piece was commissioned by the Washington Grove Muskrat Band for July 4, 2012.

 

This piece is written for string quartet. 

 

 

Pop Style

 

Hide Yourself in Me

 Ryan Brechmacher, Instruments/Vocals

 

 

Going Off to Sleep

Ryan Brechmacher, Instruments/Vocals

Ira Nesterova, Lyrics

 

 

One (Live)

Ryan Brechmacher, Piano/Vocals

Peter McClanahan, Drums

 

 

Your Eyes

Ryan Brechmacher, Piano/Vocals

Alexandra Clint, Vocals

Steve Hayden, Bass

 

 

Sailing Song

Ryan Brechmacher, Piano/Vocals

 

 

Fallin' for You

Ryan Brechmacher, Piano/Vocals

Joel Metzger, Guitar/Bass/Vocals

Audrey Weiger, Vocals