The composer's question is always, how can I ensure the survival of my music? Hitherto, this question has reduced to the archival and transmission of definitive texts (in hardcopy) and of performance tradition. Today, swift and far-reaching advances in technology permit composers to render facsimiles of recordings of performances of their works with sufficient nuance to originate a tradition, and with a reasonable (though still substantial, and in some respects disproportionate) investment of time and effort. In other words, it is now possible for new music, conceived in terms of traditional acoustic instruments and ensembles, to be heard without being "played".
The renderings found here represent my efforts to make my works available for listening and study. They are not perfect, and they will not become perfect, although they may be enhanced from time to time as the progress of technology permits; but, at least, they do not suppress or falsify the musical substance of the works they represent.
The economic conditions of the site are simple. Recordings, in the form of MP3 files, and scores, in the form of PDF files, are available for free download. (As should go without saying, all trademarks belong to whomever they belong to.) CDs and printed scores can also be ordered (as yet, only by mail) at prices that represent my cost to prepare and mail them. It would be foolish for me to charge either less or more; a profit margin would only restrict the circulation of the materials, and I have no reason to trade away future listeners for money today.
I hope and believe that you will enjoy my music. Please check the site periodically, as I will be placing more scores and renderings here as time permits, including works in progress. I welcome all comments; email, or write to Frank Wilhoit, Broadheath Music, P.O. Box 779, Centerburg, OH 43011.
Oh, yes, the name...Broadheath, a suburb of Worcester, England, was the birthplace of Sir Edward Elgar, one of the short (but open-ended) list of composers who have influenced the development of my musical personality. (The others can be readily guessed; if you guess wrong, no one will ever know.)