MUSIC

I have worked in many different musical genres and with many wonderful artists over my career.  Here are a few selections from some of my favorite studio sessions.  In an industry where technology is taking over, I still prefer to use living, breathing musicians in the studio.  My gratitude to the incredible musicians I have been blessed to work with over the years.  Enjoy!  (Click on FREE to download free sheet music.)

MUSICAL THEATRE

JOURNEY ON FINALE

Music & lyrics by Jay Richards (From the musical JANE EYRE)

Vocals by Karlee Heap and Kent Braddy

Jane’s song of affirmation reprised at the finale when she returns to her beloved, blind Edward (NO one does gothic drama like the Brits!).

THIS HOUSE

Music & Lyrics by Jay Richards (From the musical JANE EYRE)

Vocals by Kent Braddy

Trapped in a prison of his own making, Rochester speaks of secrets of Thornfield Hall—“Oh, the tales these walls could tell.”

CHILDREN OF THE WIND

Arranged & conducted by Jay Richards (From the musical RAGS)

Vocals by Linda Mugleston

 

Benedictus

Composed by Jay Richards (From the musical JANE EYRE)

Just a crossover between scenes, but I rather liked it.ᅠᅠI may have to develop this one.

 

I WILL FLY

Music & Lyrics by Jay Richards (From the musical LITTLE WOMEN)

Vocals by Siera Peery

Laurie Laurence can’t help falling in love with Jo March during this affirmation power ballad.ᅠ The perfect “I am/I want” statement for a strong leading lady.

JANE'S FLIGHT

Composed & conducted by Jay Richards (From the musical JANE EYRE)

My favorite part of composing for musical theatre (or film) is creating the dramatic underscoring.ᅠᅠHere, Rochester tries to stop Jane from fleeing Thornfield Hall.ᅠᅠToo late—should of come clean about the whole crazy first wife thing.

ENOUGH FOR ME

Music & Lyrics by Jay Richards (From the musical LITTLE WOMEN)

Vocals by Hillary Dodd & Sarah Huff

Beth shares with Jo her gentle heart’s desire—“I’ve never dreamed of being anywhere but home.”

MADNESS UP THE STAIRS

Music & Lyrics by Jay Richards (From the musical JANE EYRE)

Vocals by Debbie Ditton

Thornfield Hall has a dark secret—and she’s a wee bit crazy!

PROVIDENCE

Music & Lyrics by Jay Richards (From the musical LITTLE WOMEN)

Vocals by Lisanne Norman Brooks & Sarah Huff

Calming Jo’s youthful, impetuous spirit, Marmee sings of looking to a higher power in dark and difficult times.

TIMES LIKE THIS

 Arranged & conducted by Jay Richards (From the musical LUCKY STIFF)

Vocals by Linda Mugleston

GENTLE SHEPHERD

Music & Lyrics by Jay Richards (From the musical JANE EYRE)

Vocals by Sebrina Woodland

The School Mistress at Lowood School shows Jane the first kindness she has ever known.

 

THORNFIELD GARDEN

Composed by Jay Richards (From the musical JANE EYRE)

That scene in Act II when everything is finally all right—only it’s not.

 

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