Rick Sowash (b. 1950)
Unlike most composers, Rick Sowash has not sought an academic or commercial career in music. Following the example of Charles Ives, Sowash has retained his art as a passionate avocation, earning his living in non-musical ways. He is the author of three books about the history and folklore of Ohio, his native state. He has also been a politician, theatre manager, radio broadcaster and innkeeper. He is a member of ASCAP, both as a composer and as a publisher. His books, scores and CDs are published by the Rick Sowash Publishing Company. For more information, go to: www.sowash.com
His other CD's are:
Rick Sowash: Enchantment of April (Three trios for clarinet, cello and piano)
Rick Sowash: Eroica (Four works for various chamber ensembles)
Rick Sowash: A Portrait at 50 (Five works for various chamber ensembles)
Rick Sowash: Four Piano Trios (violin, cello and piano)
Rick Sowash: Chamber Music with Clarinet (violin, cello and piano)
Music for the Appalachian Trail includes Sowash's Fantasia on "Shenandoah"
Songs of Humor & Satire; choral music including "Philosophical Anecdotes"