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Welcome to Music From Riverside

Thank you for coming to this website. 
I hope you can find the kind of music that you are looking for.

There are three ways to search:
1. Click on the category of music - for choirs, vocal solos, piano solos, instrumental, or large works.
2. If you have a particular topic in mind, click on the Topics link, which lists the music by general topics.
3. Use the SEARCH box to search for authors, descriptions, and texts of the pieces.

There are scores for examination in PDF format, and you can view them if you have a PDF reader such as
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For some pieces there is also the capability of listening to a performance.  Note that the PDF score is displayed in a separate window, so you can follow the score while listening to the performance.
If you decide to purchase music, you are sent to for the purchase. 

For the last 15 years, I have been focusing on writing music that is appropriate for non-theistic groups and occasions.
I have observed that there are more and more non-believer, secular organizations that are coming into existence and their numbers are now growing faster than traditional religions.  As a choir director in a Unitarian Universalist church for over 20 years, I also  found that within the more liberal religions, there is also a growing need for non-theistic, non-supernatural music in services.  It is not only to avoid reference to gods and supernaturalism, but also to affirm a sense of values - that I call humanist values.

If you have any questions, just drop me an email:        
Thanks again,   Leslie Kleen

The Latest Addition to the Catalog
Five Songs from The Rubaiyat
Five songs from the Rubaiyat by Omar Khayyam, who was a Persian poet and mathematician (who was an atheist or agnostic)
 written in the 11th century.  Translated by Edward Fitzgerald. For voice with piano accompaniment.

There are two versions - for high and low voices.