Richard F. Sayage
Original works, variations, acoustic work, all original “unmastered” recordings
So, I never considered myself a composer, of any caliber. I still do not think that, as this has always been a psychological purge for me. I love music, the guitars, the power of expression given to us by a force stronger than any one of us. Those few that can channel it, truly channel, are richer than any mulit-millionaire, at least in my own dense opinion.
All of these pieces have a story. Some I will tell as time allows, some will stay private.
Here are the unedited original recordings, when they were finally materialized. The recordings are not great, the equipment less than perfect, the reproductions are less than anything I would put out in an official recording format. This is me simply sharing some of these meaningful moments in my life. Thank you kindly for your attention and appreciation. Rich Note that most of the classical pieces are in my Volume 1 Book. The acoustic pieces are not published as written music as they are most private to me. I’ve been told that they are rather beautiful, where I hope so. There inspiration came from beautiful people, whom I cherish.
- Prelude #13 Well Tempered Bk 1 – this is written by JS Bach, of course. It’s a favorite piece of music that translated pretty well to the guitar.
- Dhiana’s Playtime – Acoustic piece written for and about my eldest daughter, playing in the backyard, seeing me, running over to tell me she loves me and then, going back to her playtime. She is an amazing young lady, where she was an incredible child. I am fortunate to have her in my life.
- The Black Oak Harp – Acoustic piece, centered around a Black Oak, that I had the honor of looking at while visiting the Bayard Cutting Arboretum, hanging with my girls and their grandmother. The music just came to me, fleshed it out, where this is the result.
- Prelude #2 in A Minor
- Prelude in #3 D Major – This was written for an amazing cat, Crazy Cat, who died 1.5 years in to his incredible life, a wonderful companion, for my youngest daughter, Samantha. She was heart-broken, as was I. It took me weeks to recover, where I still think back on this beautiful creature.
- Prelude #7 – D Major – a private moment
- Prelude #10 A Father Remembers – for my beloved father. I miss him terribly, for 15 years now, as of 2023
- Samantha’s Lullaby – the original version, of which I have many other iterations. It is a fun piece to play, one that I played softly for the girls, which put them to sleep in a minute. Golden! LOL
- Prelude 13 – A Son Remembers – written in memory of my father
- Samantha’s Reel – an acoustic piece in honor of my youngest. It’s a fun and pretty rolling piece of music
- The Lonely Walk – a meaningful piece of music in my life, which I cannot speak about. I don’t even play this anymore.
- The Passing of Mark – An acoustic piece, written for my good friend, Vic Alinovi, in honor of his son, Mark, who died young and full of promise. I mourn Mark, Vic and now Vic’s wonderful 2nd wife, Caroline Alinovi. Such beautiful people, such tragedy, such deep loss as to render the heart.
- The Sorrow of Angels – written in honor of my mother, Yvette Sayage. A strong willful woman, who I miss.
- Valerie’s Air_Sonata in A – written with my ex-wife in mind, when I adored her. I wish I still did adore her, but she has made this impossible.
- 200210-Prelude15-1975 Hermann Hauser II 988 Spruce CSA – C Major, I love this piece, as an homage to Bach
- Dhianas Prelude #1 – E Minor, for my eldest daughter.
- There are more, including a piece written for my Gandalf Cat, and one alternate tuning piece for my daughters, who are so ridiculously important to me; well, there are so many more, but I am tired, I am saddened, where the blunt truth is, I’m in a lot of pain. Richard