Tom Febonio, composer


I was born in Salem, Massachusetts in 1950 and began my career in music at the age of sixteen playing the electric bass in a rock & roll band. This kept me occupied for about a decade, during which time I took up songwriting and recording, traditional music and jazz. As an adult I studied piano with Edith M. Mehaffey, and the viola, theory and conducting with Joseph A. Leary.
My compositions to date are mostly tonal and structured along classical or romantic lines, and include solo and chamber pieces for piano, guitar, mandolin, strings and winds. A number of these works are available from ALRY Publications, Edition Corvus, Forton Music, and VCello Music Publications.
Audio recordings include releases by Duo Ahlert & Schwab, Sherry Finzer & Darin Mahoney, Suzanne Williams, Jack Garvey, Eric Blackmer, Full Cold Moon, and Keltish.



Describe your music


Four Ballads  

Blues for Matilda

String Quartet in Cm

Four Songs for guitar   

Five Pieces for violin and guitar

Additional info

Recent Works:

Two Sonatinas for mandolin and guitar

Rain and Wonder (for alto flute, viola, guitar and bass)

Madrigals (for alto flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon)

Three Idylls for piano

Alma (for alto flute and guitar)

Water Ballads (for mandolin and guitar)

Blues for Matilda (for flute, cello and guitar)

Three Songs for Early Autumn (for violin, clarinet and guitar)

Three Romances (for alto flute, viola, cello and guitar)

White Sky in November (for alto flute, cello and piano)

Andante (from the Second String Quartet) for piano

Sketches from Derby Wharf (for cello and guitar)