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RON DI SALVIO

At age fourteen Ron Di Salvio started composing and arranging for his first musical trio, a passion that has never ceased. His creative process continually reinvents itself. He brings to his compositions the culmination of his years as an improviser of jazz, a player of Bach, Scarlatti, Chopin and a listener of all genres of music.

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SHEET MUSIC BY THIS COMPOSER

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Sheet Music in the Category: BUNDLE

The Twenty-Four Days of Christmas Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
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24 Solo Piano arrangements of the best loved Christmas Hymns and Carols.

Sheet Music in the Category: VOCAL SOLOS

A Thousand Songs Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Shirley Horn was a genius of melding lyrics into elongated elegant elusive phrases while playing piano voicing’s that surprised our ears and hearts and astounded our intellect. The vocal quartet blends and beautifies the lyric; while Jimmy Cobb’s subtle swing takes the rhythm section upwards into the stars.
Buds Blossom Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
The song opens with Powell’s “Bouncin’ with Bud,” which I penned lyrics for, and blends into a very delightful straight ahead jazz ride.
Chicklet Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Chick Corea continues to innovate and create pallets of immense musical color through his collaborations with the finest musicians of our time. He rises above and fills the earth and skies with his glory.
Daves Brew Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Dave was a master of odd metered compositions as well as establishing the waltz as an integral form in jazz. This waltz song, featuring the alto sax of Pat Terbrack and the smooth brush work of Jimmy Cobb, takes the “riff to a rhythmic renaissance”.
Mellifluous Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Miles Davis manifested his art and leadership through his many stellar musical ensembles. During his illustrious career the sound of his trumpet was always recognizable and his alone. Soloist Derrick Gardner captures the essence of Miles in his most Silent Way.
Mingustino Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Charles Mingus was a bigger-than-life controversial figure whose music was bold, adventurous and always right on. He was a true innovator, bassist extraordinaire, pianist and one of the greatest jazz composers of the twentieth century. This song opens with lyrics I wrote to his composition “Good-bye Pork Pie Hat” and features the fine bass work of Matt Heredia and a lush vocal lead by Aubrey Johnson.
Mulligans Stew Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Gerry Mulligan was a giant of the baritone saxophone with an unmistakable tone and a masterful creator of melodic invention. Rob Smith solos on the baritone sax and Jimmy Cobb flexes his finesse on the exchanging fours.
Oscar-nice-inicity Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
A song constructed on the harmonic progression of George Gershwin’s “I’ve Got Rhythm” (rhythm changes) featuring the melody doubled by the bass. This challenging vocal offers a nod to “Oscar and Ray”.
Sonny Side Up Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Rollins, still wailing-winding and wonderful after all these years. This samba features the tenor sax of Rob Smith who reflects some of Sonny’s sunny side in his energetic solo.
Tonight Mood Indigo Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
A dozen Ellington song titles are woven into a idiosyncratic story line, including a great quote of Duke’s, “the melody around me chasing music over, under”. Aubrey Johnson’s solo deeply emanates from the heart and Rob Smith catapults the tenor sax to a new height.

Sheet Music in the Category: INSTRUMENTAL

A Mighty Fortress is our God Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
And through this world, with devils filled, should threaten to undo us, we will not fear, for God hath willed his truth to triumph through us. (In the style of Liszt)
Appassionato Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Appassionato - Passionate: D minor, 6/4 time, Advanced. Shades of Rachmaninoff and Mussorgsky permeate this powerful composition.
Are Ye Able Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Are ye able to drink the cup that I drink, or to be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized? And they said to him, “We are able.” (In the style of Chopin)
Be Thou My Vision Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will; pour out my Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and you young men shall see visions. (In the style of Di Salvio)
Blessed Assurance Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
For faith is the assurance of things hoped for, evidence of things unseen. (In the style of Scarlatti)
Blest Be the Tie that Binds Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
How pleasant it is when brethren dwell together in harmony. (In the style of Chopin)
Break Thou the Bread of Life Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
When he broke the bread, they saw it was Jesus (In the style of Bach)
Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Come thou fount of every blessings, tune my heart to sing thy grace, streams of mercy never ceasing call for songs of loudest praise. (In the style of Brahms)
Crown Him with many Crowns Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Then I saw the heaven wide open, and there before me was a white horse; and its riders name was Faithful and True, His eyes flamed like fire, and on his head were many crowns. (In the style of Bach)
Del il Cuore Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Del il Cuore - From the Heart: B minor, 3/4 time, Intermediate- Shades of Chopin and Albeniz set in a pure Mazurka style melt our hearts in this very moving music.
Eterno Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Eterno - Timeless: D major, 4/4 time, Advanced: Thick chords, flowing left hand passages and an ending that is truly timeless.
Fairest Lord Jesus/Beautiful Savior Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Fairest Lord Jesus, ruler of all nature, O thou of God and man the Son, thee will I cherish, thee will I honor, thou, my soul’s glory, joy, and crown. (In the style of Mozart)
Fantasia Con Varizione Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Fantasia con Varizone - Fantasy and Variations: D minor, 3/4 time, Intermediate- In the tradition of “Theme and Variations” this lush melody is woven and worked into a playable set for use in any program.
La Vita Bella Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
La Vita e Bella - Life is Beautiful: F major, 4/4 time, Intermediate/Advanced- The elegant theme begins in F and then modulates to seven tonal centers each with its own variation of the simple theme.
Le Misterio Della Note Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Le Misterio Della Note - The Mystery of the Night: Eb minor, 3/4 time, Intermediate/Advanced- In the style of Chopin this piece will mesmerize.
Leaning on the Everlasting Arms Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
The eternal God is your dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms.
Lord God, Your Love Has Called us Here Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
If anyone is in Christ, there is new creation. (In the style of Telemann)
Luna Piena Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Luna Piena - Full Moon: E minor, 3/4 time, Intermediate- Long melodic lines imbedded in rich harmonic colors create a gorgeous composition for any performance.
Morning Has Broken Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, God’s mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.
Napoli Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Napoli - Naples: C minor, 3/4 time, Intermediate – The second piece from the “An Italian Suite” set in a Mazurka style. Very expressive and playable.
Notturno Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Notturno - Nocturnal: D major, 6/4 time, Intermediate: This lullaby will bring peace to both the listener and the performer.
Primavera Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Primavera - Springtime: Eb major, 4/4 time, Advanced: The essence of spring is captured in the clusters of sextuplets that encompass the music, an excellent energetic encore piece.
Tempestivita Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Tempestivita - Timeless
The Holy Wing O Savior Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Like an eagle that stirs up its nest that flutters over its young spreading out its wings, and catching them on its pinions… (In the style of Ravel)
The Old Rugged Cross Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
..But we proclaim Christ crucified…He is the power and wisdom of God. (In the style of Chopin)
Tramonto Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Tramonto - Sunset: Ab, 4/4 time, Intermediate/Advanced- The sun sets with this simple eight measured theme as it melts into a myriad of colors and disappears.
Tristezza Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Tristezza- Sadness: Bb minor, 4/4 time, Intermediate/Advanced: This haunting meditative composition is filled with reflective emotion.
Uno Pomeriggio Autunno Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Uno Pomeriggio Autunno - One Autumn Afternoon: Eb, 4/4 (12/8/) time, Advanced- Leaves drift, the briskness of fall air are all contained in this impressionistic, virtuoso sounding composition.
Vento Di Traverso Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Vento Di Traverso - Crosswind: D major, 3/4 time, Intermediate/Advanced- The winds begins gently and then increases steadily in a very impressionistic setting.
We Gather Together Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
For where two or three are gathered in my name, there I am among them. (In the style of Albeniz)
Wonderful Words of Life Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Lord, where should we go, you have the words of Life. (In the style of Scarlatti)

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BIOGRAPHY

Ron Di Salvio is a true twenty-first century Renaissance man. Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1946 he began his musical journey at the age of eleven learning the accordion with Alexander Matos. At sixteen he studied jazz piano with Lennie Tristano. A self taught composer, Ron’s piano trio performed in numerous jazz clubs in New York’s Greenwich Village in the late sixties. He shared the stage with Sonny Rollins, Art Farmer, Joe Henderson, Jimmy Cobb and Enrico Rava. In 1970 he departed New York leaving behind the jazz and drug scene. He studied architecture and designed and constructed his own home using only hand tools on 160 acres of undeveloped land in the Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

In 1973 he founded “Wintergreen Organic Foods and Bakery” in Marquette, Michigan. He was composer in residence at Northern Michigan University and Organist at St. Peters Cathedral. In 1980 he moved to Michigan’s Lower Peninsula and designed and built his current residence. Ron and his wife Carol have raised five beautiful daughters and currently have four grandchildren. He studied the science of metallurgy, worked himself up from laborer to President of Trojan Heat Treat Inc. a position he has held for 35 years. In addition Ron is Music Director of the United Methodist Church in Marshall, Michigan and serves as adjunct professor at Kalamazoo College teaching improvisation, composition and theory. Ron is an Origin, BluJazz and Meadow Run Music recording artist. He is author of DELTADIATONICS and introduces a universal chord symbology for the 21st Century.


QUOTES

About: “Essence of Green” A Tribute to Kind of Blue, “That’s the way you should do a tribute recording” - Jae Sinnett/WHRV

About: “Happily Evans After” “Much more than your average tribute album, this one takes the concepts of its icon and stretches them enough to make something new” - Adam Greenberg, All Music Guide.

“In his “Essence of Green” Di Salvio the composer and pianist captured the spirit of “Kind of Blue” and gave us something new.” - Jimmy Cobb, New York, NY

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