The very latest!
News, new works, new CDs
On Song is Guitar Trek's latest album, an exploration of
I was one of seven composers invited to create new works based on pop
songs. Transforming Friday is my slightly Baroque take on
Friday on My Mind. Click
to find out more or download the album. Listen to my piece
A Vision of Angels -
here - a short fantasia on "Be Thou My
Vision" is part of the book FANTASIES, FAIRIES & FOLKTALES. You can
download the single piece for free, just go to my "Listen & Play" page.
It has been a little while since I put out a new ensemble book but here
are some of my Baroque re-imaginings! BASICALLY BAROQUE is a collection
of three works by Handel, Telemann & Vivaldi. Click
here to listen to
part of the opening Handel work. There is a sample of the book
here. Go to my ORDERS
page to buy (EG31).
My suite for solo guitar Featherlines - (a suite of
Australian Birds) has been recorded by my long term colleague, John
Couch on his new CD "Whenua o te Manu". Available on his
Spotify & Amazon.
I recently won the Matt Withers' 2022 Australian Music Composition
Competition. This will result in a new guitar duo for Matt and fellow
guitarist Callum Henshaw to play, called "Hanging in the Balance". You
can read more in Limelight -
Have a listen to the new guitar solo I wrote for Stephanie Jones - Beneath a River of Stars. It was only
released in 2021 but has already racked up over 50K views.
Thanks Stephanie! Watch it
Another exciting worldwide release, my Sonata of Forgotten Dreams -
on Tim Kain's new solo CD "Forgotten Dreams" also on NAXOS. See
Here for more info, previews and to order.
With the Sydney Guitar Trio - Raff and Janet.
"Richard Charlton is producing some of the most inspired and accessible guitar works of the present era" - an extract from a review in the UK magazine, Classical Guitar.
Checkout my Podcast interview with Simon Powis:
Watch some YouTube videos of my music:
TANGO IN THE RAIN - performed by my good friend and
colleague Giuseppi Zangari.
- quintet for guitar & strings played by Matt Withers and Acacia Quartet
THE BLACK COCKATOO
(flying alone) - played by Australian guitarist Stephanie Jones.
Also see her "lesson" on how to perform this work on the Tonebase
BLACK OPAL PRELUDE - listen to Anton Baranov, 2013 GFA winner from Russia.
CANTILENA - a tutorial on one of my pieces currently in AMEB
Grade 3, then watch me play it -
BERCEUSE - check-out this very artistic version by Chinese guitarist Wu Di.
Go to my "LISTEN & PLAY" page for more sound files or go to my "ORDER" page to buy music . . .
Richard Charlton is widely recognised as one of Australia's leading guitarist/composers.
His works have been recorded and performed by many leading Australian and international players.
Richard's music combines a love of melody with a keen sense of harmonic and formal structure - music "to entice ear as well as the intellect"