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Looking for some classical mp3s to download, or classical music CDs to buy, but want something a little different from well-worn classical composers like Bach, Beethoven, and Mozart? You've come to the right place -- three-time Billboard winner, Ray Lynch has crafted new classical music that has captured the hearts of millions, and sold in excess of 2 million copies.




Experience the unique classical music of Ray Lynch:

     Imagine a Baroque/Renaissance court: a small group of people are gathered around someone with a lute who is making beautiful classical music no one has ever heard before. Now transport him into the 21st century, familiarize him with the intervening 400 years of world culture, and surround him with a wealth of classical musical instruments, as well as keyboards. This is an appropriate introduction to Ray Lynch, whose 5 albums have sold in excess of two million albums worldwide.

     It is the communication of deep and profound feeling, at once sensual and transcendent, that lies at the heart of Ray Lynch's musical sensibility. A classically trained guitarist and lutenist specializing in early and Renaissance music, Ray Lynch was one of the first serious classical composers to embrace the use of new musical technologies, pioneering their application in combination with a full range of acoustic instruments, to create melodic, highly emotional musical recordings.

free classical mp3 download: excerpt from
Her Knees Deep in Your Mind

Ray's early classical training.
On his training as a classical composer, Ray writes: "Both my mother and my older brother were classical pianists and I began studying piano at the age of 5 or 6. I studied classical guitar with Eduardo Sainz de la Maza in Barcelona for three years in the early 60's. I practiced 8 hours a day, saw him twice a week, and I covered a lot of ground in those three years. He was also a composer and I became increasingly interested in composition. I left Spain and taking my training in 'musique classique' I returned to the University of Texas in order to study composition and music theory."

At age 21, Ray returned to Austin, where he spent the next three years studying classical composition at the University of Texas, and composing classical symphonic and chamber music, some of which was performed by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. "As a lutenist, I wanted to learn more about early music (which had become more interesting and moving to me than the standard classical repertoire) and I also wanted to play with other good musicians (as opposed to playing solo): The lute offered far more ensemble music than the classical guitar."

With the Renaissance Quartet in New York. Ray's growing expertise with the lute earned him a second invitation, this time from the Renaissance Quartet. He moved to New York City where he spent the next seven years performing with the quartet and other "Early Music" groups that were at the core of New York City's revival of Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque music.

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The "neo-classical" compositions of Ray Lynch. Ray writes, "The most important influence throughout my career, both as performer and composer, is Western classical music of the last five centuries." All of Ray Lynch's music is composed and structured in the classical style.

He combines traditional instruments, such as violin and viola, classical guitar, oboe, flute, horns and the woodwinds, with non-traditional sounds that he creates with modern technology. He often works with members of the San Francisco Symphony.




The CDs of classical composer, Ray Lynch




Nothing Above My Shoulders but the Evening

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This masterful album offers a musical depth, structural sophistication and emotional richness that summarizes Ray's classical background. It marks the completion of a major phase of his artistic work. Passionate and stirring melodies with members of the San Francisco Symphony on flute, English horn, oboe, solo strings, guitars, piano, brass, and his trademark richly textured keyboards.

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The Vanished Gardens of Córdoba
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Nothing Above My Shoulders but the Evening

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