Hi! I'm William Rippey. After careers as a social worker, security manager, history professor, and editorial consultant, I'm now retired and have some time to pursue my interest in composition. And with the development of MIDI sequencing and digital formats, I'm also able to share my music without spending a fortune.
My compositional focus is the creation of evocative instrumental works. Much of my music is difficult to classify. However, one listener did refer to some of it as "baroque elevator music." While I like the emotional effect of exotic elements, I tend to favor melodies with a classical feeling and prefer a polyphonic approach to composition with all the attendant incidental harmonic and melodic effects created in contrapuntal development. In any case, I try to reach the listener both intellectually and emotionally.
I welcome any feedback provided, whether on artistic or technical matters. A brief e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org would be greatly appreciated.