• Chameleon (1984)14:39
  • ...Adrift Six (PIano Pieces No. 1)0:48
  • ...a thousand years (Six Piano Pieces No. 2)1:06
  • spark... (Six Piano Pieces No. 3)1:27
  • ...my giddy intoxication (Six Piano Pieces No. 4)0:49
  • ...ending the linear waltz (Six PIano PIeces No. 5)1:03
  • ...dust (Six Piano Pieces No.6)1:51
  • String Trio III8:00
  • String Trio II6:49
  • String Trio I4:37
  • (Seven) Separate Ways14:06
  • Seven Separate Ways0:00
  • Modern Rituals for a Primitive Society10:56
  • 2nd Sonata IV. Sonata Rondo - L'ultimo allarme 8:30
  • 2nd Sonata III. Andante e Improvvisazione7:41
  • 2nd Sonata II. Minuet and Trio - Scherzo: Musica da ballo6:45
  • 2nd Sonata I. Sonata Allegro - L'inizio della fine9:51
  • Klavierstuck I2:02
  • Piano Sonata9:25
  • Rock Bottom13:03
  • Bind I11:33
  • Bind II6:29
  • Chameleon14:39
  • Bind III11:15
  • THREE PIECES FOR CLAINET AND PIANO III3:34
  • THREE PIECES FOR CLARINET AND PIANO II4:36
  • THREE PIECES FOR CLARINET AND PIANO I 4:10
  • Dreams14:13
  • Dreams14:29
  • Two Pieces for Baby5:19
  • Trylongenesis10:31
  • Four Piano Pieces: II. Quarter Note = 760:48
  • Four Piano Pieces: III. Quarter Note = 801:12
  • Four Piano Pieces: IV. Eighth Note = 761:32
  • Four Piano Pieces: I. Eighth Note = 761:57
  • Global Warning8:09
  • So It Goes8:43
  • TRIO POLITIC I & II8:32
  • TRIO POLITIC III6:28
  • Isolated Criterion No.25:35
  • 196314:00
  • Ever Since that Day12:21
  • HOPE9:45
  • ROPE — mvt. II: Lament Into Madness10:43
  • ROPE — mvt. I: Bad Seed8:56
  • KG's Supper Club No.48:50
  • KG's Supper Club No. 31:46
  • KG's Supper Club no. 11:50
  • Isolated Criterion No.15:43
  • 2 Pieces for Baby (1980)5:19
  • Some Things (1988)14:06
  • The Sensation of Waking (2011) (2011)20:48
  • Isolated Criterion No. 45:37

CHAMBER MUSIC

FRANK STEMPER

WRITTEN MUSIC

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FOUR PIANO PIECES
(1976)
for piano [5 min.]

Premiered 9 May 1977 by Diane Guernsey at SUNY - Stony Brook.
50+ subsequent performances by various pianists in the United States,

MEXICO, AUSTRIA, ROMANIA, SPAIN, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, UK, etc.
A.S.C.A.P. work I.D. 360240660

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HUMBLE CAKE
(1977)
for flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, violin and cello [9 min.]

Premiered 24 April 1978 at SUNY - Stony Brook.
Subsequent performances include Vancouver, CANADA and San Francisco.
A.S.C.A.P. work I.D. 381939797

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OFF CENTER TO THE LEFT
(1977)
for percussion quartet [5 min.]
Premiered 19 October 1978 by ABACUS at SUNY - Stony Brook.
A.S.C.A.P. work I.D. 451301396

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TWO PIECES FOR BABY
(1980)
for cello [7 min.]
Commissioned by composer/cellist Tom Flaherty
Premiered 10 July 1980 by Paul Kilpatrick on the Wisconsin Contemporary Music Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Many subsequent performances across the United States, CANADA, WESTERN and EASTERN EUROPE;
Recorded by Tom Flaherty on Opus One Records, Inc.
A.S.C.A.P. work I.D. 504077010

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STRING QUARTET
(1982)
for string quartet [15 min.]

Written under support of the George Ladd Prix de Paris.
Premiered 29 March 1988 by the Paducah Symphony String Quartet in Shryock Auditorium, Carbondale, Illinois.
A.S.C.A.P. work I.D. 470085773

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IMPROMPTU 13•2
(1982)
for violin and piano [3 min.]

Commissioned by the Sheinen Family Trust
Premiered in Toronto, CANADA by Rachel and Rose Shinen.
A.S.C.A.P. work I.D. 393827797

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DOUBLE WIND TRIO
(1983)
for oboe, bassoon and piano [6 min.]
Commissioned by the Double Wind Trio
Premiered by the Aulos Trio, 17 November 1983, in Shryock Auditorium, Carbondale, Illinois.
A.S.C.A.P. work I.D. 342338812

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CHAMELEON
(1984)
for clarinet, string trio and piano [15 min.]
Commissioned by The Almont Ensemble of Los Angeles
Premiered 13 May 1984 by the Almont Ensemble in Los Angeles, California.
Subsequent performances by EARPLAY in San Francisco and Stanford U.
Professionally recorded by The Almont Ensemble on Opus One Records, Inc.
A.S.C.A.P. work I.D. 332876698

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DREAMS
(1984)
for woodwind quintet [14 min.]
Premiered 13 February 1988 by the Quintette Concorde at the American Library in Bucharest, ROMANIA and Tokyo JAPAN

with many additional performances in Europe and the Orient;
American Premiere 1989 by the Sylvan Winds in CARNEGIE HALL, New York City.
A.S.C.A.P. work I.D. 342338796

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MY BREAKFAST WITH RONALD
(1985)
for soprano, Bb clarinet and piano on the text of Kevin Lynch [6 min.]

Commissioned by The Klarion Trio
Premiered 10 March 1985 by the Klarion Trio at the North Carolina School of the Arts.
A.S.C.A.P. work I.D. 430390820

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CLARINET PIECE
(1985)
for Bb clarinet with extended techniques [10 min.]
Commissioned by clarinetist Eric Mandat
Premiered 7 March 1986 by Eric Mandat at the Society of Composers, Inc. (then ASUC) Twenty-first Annual Conference in Toronto, CANADA.
Many subsequent performances across the United States;
Professionally recorded by Eric Mandat on Compact Disc by Advance Records.
A.S.C.A.P. work I.D. 332876670

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MEMORIES FROM EUPHORIA
(1986)
for guitar and harpsichord - 3 movements [15 min.]

Premiered during OUTSIDE THE BOX 2010 in Carbonale IL
A.S.C.A.P. work I.D. 432717956

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SECOND DIARY
(1986)
for clarinet and piano; also arranged for alto saxophone [9 min.]
Premiered 3 April 1988 by Eric Mandat and Frank Stemper on the "Composers Showcase" series, at the University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign.
Subsequent performances include the Viktorsberg International Composers Institute in Vorarlberg AUSTRIA.
A.S.C.A.P. work I.D. 494693857

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PIANO SONATA
(1987)
Commissioned by Viennese pianist Charlotte Zelka - [13 mins.]
Premiered 18 November 1987 by Charlotte Zelka at Klaviersalon Englemier, Vienna AUSTRIA.
13 additional performances in AUSTRIA, THE NETHERLANDS, GERMANY and the United States.
A.S.C.A.P. work I.D. 462144232

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SOME THINGS
(1988)
Six short pieces for flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano [13 min.]

Commissioned by Friends of Synchronia, St. Louis, MO
Premiered 25 March 1988 by SYNCHRONIA at the Ethical Society Performance Center in St. Louis.
A.S.C.A.P. work I.D. 494693875

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TRYLONGENESIS
(1988)
for concert organ - [13 mins]
Commissioned by Robert Roubos
Premiered 11 May 1988 by Robert Roubos at Pannonhalma in Budapest, HUNGARY.
12 additional performances in ROMANIA, POLAND, AUSTRIA and various cities of the United States.
A.S.C.A.P. work I.D. 504028395

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THREE PIECES FOR SOLO TRUMPET
(1989)
Three short movements - [7 mins.]

Premiered 16 April 1990 by Robert Allison in Riga, LATVIA.
Subsequent performances include Las Vegas, Nevada.
A.S.C.A.P. work I.D. 504028411

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EVER SINCE THAT DAY
(1989-90)
for two pianos [13 min.]

Commissioned by Delphin & Romain, Duo Pianists
Premiered 5 February 1991 in Phoenix, Arizona, by Delphin and Romain, Duo Pianists.
15 additional performances across the United States by the same performers.
A.S.C.A.P. work I.D. 350178088

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REMEMBERING FIRE
(1990)
for soprano, violin, bass clarinet (clar.), piano and percussion, on the text of Rodney Jones [14 min.]
Commissioned by Earplay of San Francisco

Premiered 15 April 1991 by EARPLAY at Fort Mason in San Francisco.
Also performed at the University of California at Davis.
A.S.C.A.P. work I.D. 480228493

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VIKTORSBERG
(1991)
for viola and 'cello duet in five movements [12 min.]
Premiered 1991 at the Kloster Viktorsberg in Vorarlberg, Austria by Cynthia Fogg and Tom Flaherty.
Subsequent performances include several performances by Celliola in Los Angeles
and at the Colege Music Society’s National Conference in Minneapolis MN
A.S.C.A.P. work I.D. 520857272

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HOME AGAIN
(1991-92)
for brass trio [8 mins.]
Premiered 15 May 1992 in Riga, LATVIA.
Subsequent performances at Southern Illinois University and at the University of Wisconsin
A.S.C.A.P. work I.D. 381939779

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KLAVIERSTUCK I
(1992)
for solo piano, [3 mins.]
Premiered 8 August 1992 in Viktorsberg, Austria
Subsequent performances include AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, ROMANIA, and the United States
A.S.C.A.P. work I.D. 410640856

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MODERN RITUALS FOR A PRIMITIVE SOCIETY 
(1994)
for oboe, clarinet, bassoon, violin, cello, piano and percussion (15 mins.)
Commissioned by The Archeus Ensemble, Bucharest, Romania. 
Premiered 16 September 1995 during the George Enescu International Festival of Contemporary Music
Subsequent performances include GERMANY, SPAIN, the United States, and many cities across ROMANIA
A.S.C.A.P. work I.D. 433962635

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HOPE
(1996)
for viola and ‘cello duet (9 mins.)
Commissioned by Celliola
Recorded by Cynthia Fogg and Tom Flaherty.
Premiered 6 November 2008 by Tom Flaherty and Cynthia Fogg at the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Subsequent performances include Los Angeles, Indiana University, UCLA, SIU, Pomona College, and the KENNEDY CENTER
A.S.C.A.P. work I.D. 382792550

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SO IT GOES
(1999)
for clarinet, trumpet, piano and percussion (9 mins.)
Premiered at the Society of Composers, Inc. Region III Conference at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia

Many subsequent performances and recorded by PASTICHE in New Orleans.

Recorded on Centaur Records
A.S.C.A.P. work I.D. 491212907

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BIND 
(2001)
for flute and piano, in three movements  (29 mins.)
I. Intelligent and Beautiful        II. Ruby        III. One Was Larger

Premiered at the Society of Composers, Inc. Region I conference at the University of Maine – Orono

Elizabeth Downing, flute and Phillip Silver, piano.
A.S.C.A.P. work I.D. 322530516

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ROCK BOTTOM 
(2001)
for viola and piano (11’25”)
Premiered 8 August 2004 at the John F. KENNEDY CENTER for the Performing Arts in WASHINGTON DC
A.S.C.A.P. work I.D. 480503444

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TOOT TOOT 
(2001-2)
for trumpet, trombone and piano (14’ 44”)
Premiered 13 November 2002 by David Gier – trombone, David Greenhoe – trumpet, Shari Roads – piano

in Grant Recital Hall, University of Missouri—Kansas City, Conservatory of Music. 

Recorded on Albany Records
A.S.C.A.P. work I.D. 503920010

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EASY MAD
(2002)
for clarinet in Bb and alto saxophone (6’ 8”)
Commissioned by saxophonist Todd Rewoldt
Premiered 27 April 2002 by Marie and Todd Rewoldt at the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, New York
A.S.C.A.P. work I.D. 351341194

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SO IT GOES (and goes)
(2003)
for flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, piano and percussion (9’20”)
Commissioned by the Catalyst Ensemble
Premiered 5 November 2003 by the Catalyst Ensemble in Huddersfield ENGLAND
A.S.C.A.P. work I.D. 492191410

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(SEVEN) SEPARATE WAYS
(2004)
for oboe, clarinet, bassoon, violin, cello, piano and percussion (12’ 30”)
Commissioned by the Archaeus Ensemble,
First Performance 12 June 2004 by the Archaeus Ensemble in Bucharest, ROMANIA;
Several subsequent performances including MEXICO, Berlin & Munich GERMANY, Bucharest & Bacau ROMANIA, Paris FRANCE & the U.S.A.
A.S.C.A.P. work I.D. 460935499

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TRIO POLITIC
(2004 – 05)

I. Greed

II. Contempt    

III. Nepotism
for viola, cello and piano in three movements  [15’]

Performed by Celliolapia 17 September 2005 at the Bridges Hall of Music in Pomona California
A.S.C.A.P. work I.D. 500999586

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WAR DANCE
(2005)
for three actors and piano [15’]
Premiered 10 November 2005 by members of the Chihuahua Actors Guild in MEXICO

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ROPE
(2006)
Two Variations on a Bad Seed

I. Bad Seed

II. Lament Into Madness
for alto saxophone, ‘cello and piano [16’].

Premiered on the ALL-STEMPER 60th Birthday Concert produced by the New Music Circle in St. Louis, MO
A.S.C.A.P. work I.D. 481564412

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SIX SHORT PIANO PIECES
(2006)
for solo piano  [6’]
Premiered 21 March 2014 by Junghwa Lee – pianist, Monash University, in Clayton, AUSTRALIA
A.S.C.A.P. work I.D. 494575574

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THREE PIECES FOR CLARINET AND PIANO
(2006)
for Bb clarinet and piano [10’]
World Premiere by Eric Mandat, clarinet and Frank Stemper, piano during the OUTSIDE THE BOX New Music Festival in Carbondale, Illinois
A.S.C.A.P. work I.D. 503919997

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GLOBAL WARNING
(2007)
for solo piano [8 mins.]
Commissioned by pianist Junghwa Lee
Premiered 27 February 2008 by Junghwa Lee in Orleans, France;
     American Premiere, 21 June 2008 at Carnegie Hall, NEW YORK CITY
A.S.C.A.P. work I.D. 371613193

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STRING TRIO
(2008)
for violin, viola and ‘cello [16 mins.]
Premiered 21 May 2008 by The American String Trio in Budapest, Hungary, in a live Broadcast on the Bartok III Network - Hungarian National Radio, Budapest HUNGARY
A.S.C.A.P. work I.D. 495606038

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ISOLATED CRITERIA
(2008)
FOR TRUE STRING QUARTET [23’24” mins.]
     Isolated Criterion No. 1 (for solo cello)  [5’55”]
     Isolated Criterion No. 2 (for solo viola)  [5’32”]
     Isolated Criterion No. 3 (for solo c. bass)  [5’27”]
     Isolated Criterion No. 4 (for solo violin)  [5’30”]

Commissioned by the California Music Center for the 23rd Klein International String Competition
First performances 14 June 2008 – all performances at McKenna Theatre in San Francisco
A.S.C.A.P. work I.D. 362248677

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BLUE 1968 - 2008
(2008)
for solo piano [9 mins.]
Premiered 12 May 2008 by Frank Stemper in Bucharest, Romania during the
International Festival of New Music
A.S.C.A.P. work I.D. 323036899

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KG’s SUPPER CLUB SUITE

(2008)
for piano, c. bass and drum set – in three movements plus improvisation [12 mins.]

Premiered 6 November 2008 by Frank Stemper – piano, Phil Brown – c. bass, and Ron Coulter – drum set,
during the ART IS NOT AN OBJECT retrospective at the University Art Museum, Carbondale, Illinois
A.S.C.A.P. work I.D. 410923970

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—1963—
(2009)
for mezzo soprano (poetry by Frank Stemper, Jr.), flute/picc., clarinet/bs.cl., violin, ‘cello, piano and percussion [12 mins.]
First Performance by the Altgeld Chamber Players during Outside the Box, new music festival, Carbondale, Illinois

Also performed by Lucy Shelton in St. Louis MO
A.S.C.A.P. work I.D. 451866894

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THE SENSATION OF WAKING
(2011)
A setting of poetry by Frank Stemper
baritone, flute/picc., clarinet/bs.cl., trumpet, violin, cello, c.bass, and Piano  [20 mins.]

Music Commissioned by the Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players.

Premiered by the Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players with Jeff Gavett - baritone
First performance 10 & 11 November 2011, Symphony Space, New York City and 4 May 2012 at Stony Brook University
A.S.C.A.P. work I.D.   883473987

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INDIRECT DISCOURSE
(2012)
for baritone sax and percussion [7:00]
Premiered 7 April 2012 during the ALL-STEMPER 60th BIRTHDAY CONCERT in St Louis
A.S.C.A.P. work I.D.   884037622

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CONFLUENCE
(2013)
for soprano, flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, string quartet, and percussion [6:00]
Commissioned by the Office of the Chancellor (Rita Cheng) SIUC;
Premiered 7 October 2013 by Mødérnë at the Royal CyberPalace of Changchen, CHINA.
A.S.C.A.P. work I.D. 886040672

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PIANO SONATA NO. 2
(2013)

I. Sonata Allegro – L'inizio della fine
II. Minuet and Trio – Scherzo: Musica da ballo
III. Andante e Improvvisazione
IV. Sonata Rondo – L'ultimo allarme
solo piano (33 mins.)

Premiered 24 March 2014 by Junghwa Lee, University of Waikato in Hamilton, NEW ZEALAND
A.S.C.A.P. work I.D. 886040673

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BLUE13

(2014)
piano solo

Premiered and recorded by Junghwa Lee
Premiered 3 October 2014 by Junghwa Lee, at the 2014 Bacau New Music Festival in Bacau, Romania.
A.S.C.A.P. work I.D. 886839200

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QUIBBLE
(2014)
for flute and oboe duet – also scored for two flutes
Commissioned by VERNISSAGE
3 April 2015
Premiered by VERNISSAGE - Douglas Worthen, flute and Margaret Herlahy, oboe; Outside the Box ’15, Southern Illinois
A.S.C.A.P. work I.D. 888499347

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PIPE
(2015)
for solo flute – in three movements - [8 mins.]
Commissioned by Douglas Worthen
Premiered  5 November 2015 by Douglas Worthen at Festival Compositores de HOJE at the
Centro Cultural Justiça Federal in Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL
A.S.C.A.P. work I.D. A4652564

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