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.

“Music for an Imaginary Montage”

Albumleaf 116: May 14, 2017 (Hampden-Sydney) [Audio clip: view full post to listen]

“Another Devil, Less Quiet”

Albumleaf 115: May 5, 2017 (Hampden-Sydney) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Also listen to “Quiet Devil”

“Out Looking for New Leaves”

Albumleaf 114: April 21, 2017 (Hampden-Sydney) [Audio clip: view full post to listen]

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) [Audio clip: view full post to listen]

Fantasy-Variations on “All the Pretty Little Horses”

Performed September 19, 2015, at The University of Richmond. A short lecture precedes the performance, which begins at 6:35.

7:58–13:10 (13:50)

[Audio clip: view full post to listen]

“Ein kleines Klavierstück”

Albumleaf 112: November 6, 2015 (Hampden-Sydney) nach Schoenberg [Audio clip: view full post to listen]

“Etude (Ipanema)”

Albumleaf 111: November 3, 2015 (Hampden-Sydney) For my Latin American Music students [Audio clip: view full post to listen]