Richard's catalogue includes over 300 songs for film, television & radio, theatre and commercial recordings. He contributes both lyric and music, alone and in collaboration. Genres include pop, folk, blues, jazz, children's, art song and opera. His first songs, written with Bob Lesher, were recorded by their bands "Northern Sound" when he was fourteen and "City Blues" at fifteen and sixteen. Song settings of Lewis Carrol's "Alice in Wonderland" for CBC radio led to songs for TV Ontario's "Two Plus You" series which ran in syndication for twenty five years and his children's opera "I Am Hungry", which received its concert premiere in Victoria, BC in 2001. "Holy Night", to which Richard contributed lyrics, is a Japanese eurobeat yule tide standard for Avextrax for over twenty-five years.
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