Author Archives: R. David Salvage

R. David Salvage composes and performs all the music on this blog, unless otherwise indicated. He’s Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia.

“A Fleeting Vision”

Albumleaf 120: January 8, 2018 (Bologna)

“a silver streak showed in the looking glass”

Albumleaf 119: January 2, 2018 (Bologna) The wind actually stirred the cloth on the chest of drawers, and let in a little light, so that the sharp edge of the chest of drawers was visible, running straight up, until a white shape bulged out; and a silver streak showed in the looking glass. —Virginia Woolf, […]

“Pulse Phase”

Albumleaf 118: November 8, 2017 (Bologna)

“Daydreams and Nightchorales”

Albumleaf 117: October 27, 2017 (Bologna)

“Music for an Imaginary Montage”

Albumleaf 116: May 14, 2017 (Hampden-Sydney)

“Another Devil, Less Quiet”

Albumleaf 115: May 5, 2017 (Hampden-Sydney) Also listen to “Quiet Devil”

“Out Looking for New Leaves”

Albumleaf 114: April 21, 2017 (Hampden-Sydney)

Getting Back to Music

The companion website for my music appreciation book is up. Please visit and let me know what you think!

Hello After A Long While

Dear Albumleaves Listeners, It’s been a while since I posted—far too long, in fact. Given that I’m afraid the next ‘leaf is not exactly around the corner, I thought I would post some words of explanation and reassurance. The main reason I haven’t been posting recently is that I’ve been working on a book. Entitled […]

“The very moon and stars are waiting just for you”

Albumleaf 113: December 4, 2015 (Hampden-Sydney) Inspired by the children’s book “Dream Animals,” by Emily Winfield Martin