For only art and science can raise men to the level of gods.

Ludwig van Beethoven to Emilie M., July 17, 1812

If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music.

Albert Einstein to G. S. Viereck, October 26, 1929

Welcome to my website.

Announcement: NEW CDs available

NEW  An Overture for Hanukkah – audio file –

score and parts available for performance


christopherctew2 Light and Shadow pic   christopherctew American Reflections pic

If you enjoy concert music with melody and mostly functional harmonies, my music might appeal to you. I hope you will give some of the samples here a listen to find out. I’m not trying to sell anything—yet—but these works are on a preliminary CD I’ve sent to many classical radio stations around the United States and to a few countries overseas. I hope that some stations will play my Elegy for Strings—November 1963 for the 50-year commemoration of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. The Elegy was composed as those terrible and shocking events were unfolding, making it a musical eyewitness account of the emotions those events evoked. The other works span the subsequent half century and represent some of my interests as a composer. The works on this preliminary CD will become part of a 2-disc set when the project is finished.

All works are performed by the Bratislava Symphony Orchestra under the direction of David Hernando Rico
and are available for broadcast.

– Christopher C Tew