Nick Raspa

NJR Music

The music you will find in my catalogue range from solo piano to full orchestra.  The works I have written and arranged run the gamut from educational, tonal, jazz, and non-tonal.

My catalog contains many wonderful arrangements at the elementary, intermediate and advanced educational levels.  There are some great jazz pieces like "Angels We Have Heard Can Swing" for the intermediate level pianist, and "Jolly Old St. Nicholas" at a more advanced level.  "Greensleeves", a popular favorite, has some great new harmonies and a wonderful new, modally based, middle section.  More classically oriented pieces such as the Reflections series make great recital pieces.

But there is more than just piano.  There are some great string orchestra pieces which received great reviews in the American String Teacher Journal such as my own "Bagatelle No. 1", which was also selected for the "Living Composers Concert" in the U.S.A. and "Kerry Dance" among others.  There are also some full orchestra pieces such as "Celtic Arms" and my own "Ocean Voyage".

I invite you to explore my catalog as I am sure you will find something you like.


03 September 2016, News

O Holy Night & Greensleeves reviewed in Clavier

The most recent issue of Clavier magazine has a wonderful review of my jazz arrangements for "O Holy Night" and "Greensleeves".  The review appears on pages 54 and 55 of the September/October 2016 issue.  Both of these arrangements can be ...

04 July 2015, Article

Two New Arrangements

  Lately I have been concentrating on music for the Christmas season.   I have a classical and jazz background, however, lately I have been concentrating my efforts in the area of jazz. My most recent arrangement,  “Jolly Old St. ...