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 https://youtu.be/J7EwMLanAj8
Blues for Matilda https://youtu.be/F1YHxMV8puk
String Quartet in Cm https://youtu.be/FapeENKYtq4
Four Songs for guitar https://youtu.be/-9eVlgX65sw
Five Pieces for violin and guitar https://youtu.be/TMDgwHlUpzw
Two Sonatinas for mandolin and guitar
Five Songs for alto flute, viola, guitar and bass
Madrigals (for alto flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon)
Mississippi (for violin and guitar)
Water Ballads (for mandolin and guitar)
Blues for Matilda (for flute, cello and guitar)
Alma (for alto flute and guitar)
Three Idylls for piano
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)