“Resonantly sensual magic!” “A master of melodic composition.” That is how reviewers describe the music of Sam Rizzetta and his award winning dulcimers.
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Trapezoid at CD Baby For the original Trapezoid album (digital download only).
CDs may also be ordered by mail from Rizzetta Music with payment by check. $12.97 each. Click here for Order Form
DULCIMER FANDANGO CD or MP3. NEW! Hear sound clips; buy at: Rizzetta at CD Baby. An intriguing variety of melodic, uplifting compositions using the luscious tones of acoustic carbon fiber hammer dulcimers. This is the first recording to use these ground breaking instruments. Mellow moods to hoedowns, folk roots oldtime to intricate ragtime, and hints of newgrass and zombies. Acoustic landscapes from delicate to bold largely inspired by nature themes. Highballing, Fat Cat Fandango, Lone Gray Wolf, Breeze in the Willows, March of the Zombie Bunnies, Truffles Genevieve, Rolling Pumpkins, Prancing Deer, Becky’s Prelude, Hoodoos on the Missouri, Two Feathers, Hoodoo Hoedown, Farewell to the Rose & Thorn, Orcas in the Moonlight, Canoe Carry, Keeping Vigil, Fiddle in the Middle (Charlie’s Fiddle).
MOONLIGHT ON THE RIVER CD or MP3 Hear sound clips; buy at: Rizzetta at CD Baby. Melodic & magical finger picking. Moonlight on the River, Maddie’s Garden, Boiler House Blues, Bonaparte’s Retreat, Southwind, Huron Carol, Gentle Maiden, The Holly & the Ivy, High Falls of Cheat, O Come Emmanuel, Grandfather’s Clock, Home Sweet Home, Sussex Carol, Gloucestershire Wassail, Snowy Breasted Pearl, Rickett’s Hornpipe, Baloo Lammy, Fanny Poer, Morpeth Rant.
LOVE ABOVE ALL CD or MP3 Hear sound clips; buy at: Rizzetta at CD Baby. Lovely waltzes to hot hoedowns. Mostly solo hammer dulcimer. Carrie’s Welcome, Moonlight in the Balsam Fir, Eagle in the Tall Tree, Return to Texas, Love Above All, Sam in September (by Betsy Calvert), Twister, Shenandoah Circle, Birthday Hooray/Betsy’s Waltz, The Dancing Canoe, Buckeye, Hidden Waterfall, Cedars in Snow, Around the Great Hall.
DULCIMER BOOGIE CD or MP3 Hear sound clips; buy at: Rizzetta at CD Baby. Rousing compositions for hammer dulcimer; with piano, flute, fiddle, fretted dulcimer. Ragtime, blues, boogie, waltzes, reels. Dulcimer Boogie, Emil’s Rag, Maddie’s Garden, Esther’s Rambles, Rusty Dusty, Blackie’s Rag, Sleepy Creek Waltz, Wake Up Rag, Boiler House Blues, More Pie, Woody’s Waltz, Floodwater Creek, Ragtime Robin.
SAVING TREES CD or MP3 Hear sound clips; buy at: Rizzetta at CD Baby. Original compositions for hammer dulcimer; with piano, fiddle, flute, cello. Waltzes, reels, ragtime, romantic pieces, including Augusta at Midnight! The Comet, Augusta at Midnight, Playing In The Mud, Patty in the Snowbank, Heartland Bouquet, Lilac Time, Russell Fluharty’s Dream, Dad’s Favorite, Dora’s Waltz, Fire in the Cloud, Finches in the Snow, Carrie Saving Trees/March in the Forest/Sacred Place, Jay and the Double Deuce.
PEACE OF CHRISTMAS CD or MP3 Hear sound clips; buy at: Rizzetta at CD Baby. Hammer dulcimers, mountain dulcimer, marimba, bowed psaltery, plucked psaltery, guitar, and organ. On Christmas Night/Gloucestershire Wassail, In the Bleak Midwinter, The Holly and the Ivy, Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring, Huron Carol, Ding Dong Merrily, O Holy Night, In Dulci Jubilo, O Come Emmanuel, Bring a Torch Jeanette Isabella, Christ Child Lullaby, O Sanctissima, All Through the Night.
CHRISTMAS IN THE AIR CD or MP3 Hear sound clips; buy at: Rizzetta at CD Baby. Hammer dulcimer solos on 18 favorite carols. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear, O Come All Ye Faithful, Good King Wenceslas, Away in a Manger, I Saw Three Ships, Christmas in the Air, O Little Town of Bethlehem, What Child Is This, Joy to the World, Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming, Silent Night, We Three Kings, First Noel, Deck the Halls, Oh Christmas Tree, Hark the Herald Angels Sing, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Angels We Have Heard on High, We Wish You a Merry Christmas.
IN THE GARDEN CD or MP3 Hear sound clips; buy at: Rizzetta at CD Baby. 18 great hymns; hammer dulcimer. Amazing Grace, In the Garden, Leaning on the Everlasting Arms, Abide With Me, What a Friend We Have in Jesus, When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder, Nearer My God to Thee, Bringing in the Sheaves, Rock Of Ages, Sweet Hour of Prayer, In the Sweet Bye and Bye, Softly and Tenderly, Wayfaring Pilgrim, Battle Hymn of the Republic, Shall We Gather At the River, Brethren We Have Met, Precious Memories, Ode To Joy.
FLOWING WATERS CD or MP3 Hear sound clips; buy at: Rizzetta at CD Baby. Soothing sounds of wilderness streams with hammer dulcimer & Native American flute. Elegant and relaxing; a favorite of therapists. Healing Springs, Call of the Osprey, Little Trout, Spring Peepers, Raindrops, Flowing Waters, Small Rapids in Big Bend Canyon, Rippling Waters Waltz, Cloud Shadows, Flight of the Canada Geese, Under the Towering Rock Cliff, Evening Breeze, Under the Hemlocks, Souring Fish Hawks. Time: 61:46
OCEAN’S EDGE CD or MP3 Hear sound clips; buy at: Rizzetta at CD Baby. Peaceful, healing sounds of the ocean surf are combined with improvisations, original compositions, and traditional folk melodies. It gently reaffirms our reverence for the wild places and our oneness with the world around us. Ocean surf with dulcimer & native American flute. Relaxing & refreshing. Another therapists’ favorite. Time: 60:06
WHEN YOU & I WERE YOUNG CD or MP3 Hear sound clips; buy at: Rizzetta at CD Baby. Familiar folk tunes; hammer dulcimer. Bonaparte’s Retreat, When You and I Were Young Maggie, Midnight on the Water, Minuet in G, Beautiful Dreamer, Yellow Rose of Texas, Planxty Irwin, Sandy River Belle, Hard Times Come Again No More, Harvest Home, Right’s of Man, Evan’s Hornpipe, Yellow Bird, Wildwood Flower, Danny Boy, Bow and Be Simple, Simple Gifts, Aura Lee, Oh, Susannah, Sailor’s Hornpipe, Devil’s Dream, Endearing Young Charms.
BUCKS & DOES CD or MP3 Hear sound clips; buy at Rizzetta at CD Baby. Hammer & mountain dulcimers. Cheerful traditional music & 6 originals. Fanny Poer, Hoedown, Bucks & Does, The Ash Grove, Grandfather’s Clock, Norwegian Waltz, Dolly Sods, Cobra Waltz, Volcano Strut, Cuckoo’s Nest, Snowy Breasted Pearl, Rickett’s Hornpipe, Peekaboo Waltz, Good For the Tongue, Rambling Pitchforks, Sonny’s Mazurka, Royal Pawlownia, High Falls of Cheat, Paul’s New Dulcimer, Sweet Hour of Prayer, Angels We Have Heard on High, Carolan’s Farewell to Music.
TRAPEZOID MP3 only. Hear sound clips; buy at: Trapezoid at CD Baby. Digital reissue of the first TRAPEZOID album plus four bonus cuts by Rizzetta. Hammer dulcimer quartets and upbeat stringband music with guitar, banjo, mandolin, and more. British Grenadiers/Swinging on a Gate, Nonesuch, Opera Reel, Planxty George Brabizon, Whiskey Before Breakfast, Margaret’s Waltz, Holy Manna, Dill Pickle Rag, Jamie Allen, Wondrous Love, O’Carolan’s Concerto, Carrie Under the Arbor, Southwind, Chorus Jig, Northfield.