• Seamaster EXCERPT3:34
  • Violin Concerto EXCRPT1:52
  • Le Maitre EXCRPT 21:23
  • Le Maitre EXCRPT 12:35
  • Couchon EXCPT5:50
  • Sinfonía Colibrí19:59
  • Secrets of War 14:34
  • Morning Dance17:47
  • On Ferrai Quelque Choses de Toi Si le Petit Couchon Ne Te Mange Pas14:22
  • SYMPHONY ALESIA13:03
  • Seamaster (part 1)14:50
  • Agua8:26
  • Seamaster (part 2)12:01
  • Violin Concerto 15:27
  • Hoye's Tribute14:00
  • Le Maitre du Marteau11:30

FRANK STEMPER

WRITTEN MUSIC

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ORCHESTRA — LARGE ENSEMBLE

VIOLIN CONCERTO

(1978)
for violin and orchestra  [17 min.]
Recorded 10 December 1982 by the Utrecht Conservatorium Orchest

Maria Teofilova, violin — Melvin Margolis, Music Director

Utrecht, Netherlands
A.S.C.A.P. work I.D. 520600691

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SEAMASTER

(1981)
for lyric soprano and chamber orchestra  [30 min.]

poetry by Kevin Lynch
Commissioned by the Milwaukee Chamber Society;
Premiered 13 May 1983 by the Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra

Marlee Sabo, soprano — Steven Colburn, Music Director

Performing Arts Center, Milwaukee
A.S.C.A.P. work I.D. 494611391

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HOYE'S TRIBUTE

(1988)
for wind ensemble, [15 min.]
Commissioned by the Stan Hoye Foundation for Arts In Celebration ‘88
Premiered 1 October 1988 during the "Arts In Celebration" Festival

Southern Illinois University Wind Ensemble

Michael Hanes, Conductor

Linus Turley Park, Carbondale, Illinois.
A.S.C.A.P. work I.D. 381906456

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SYMPHONY ALESIA

(1992)
for full orchestra [15 min.]

Commissioned by the Musikschule Dornbirn, Austria,
Premiered in 5-6 September 1993 by the Jungendsinfonieorchester Dornbirn,
Guntram Simma, Music Director

Kulturhaus Dornbirn, Austria.
A.S.C.A.P. work I.D. 496853233

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MORNING DANCE

(1993)
Concerto for organ and chamber orchestra, [13 min.]
Commissioned by the Ministerului Culturii din Romania
Premiered 29 May 1993 by the George Enescu Philharmonia

Robert Roubos, organ — Edwin London, Conductor

"American Music Day" — SAPTAMINA INTERNATIONALA A MUZICII NOI Festival

Bucharest, Romania.
A.S.C.A.P. work I.D. 432650732

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ON FERRAI QUELQUE CHOSES DE TOI
SI LE PETIT COUCHON NE TE MANGE PAS 

(1997)
for soprano and 13 instruments (13.5 mins.)
Poetry by René Char.

Premiered 18 March 1998 by the Altgeld Chamber Players

Jeanine Wagner – soprano — Ed Benyas – Music Director

Altgeld Performing Artists Series, Carbondale, IL
A.S.C.A.P. work I.D. 451280516

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SECRETS OF WAR

(2003)
for Piano and Orchestra (3332-4-331-3Perc-Pno-strings) (12’48”)
Commissioned by the Southern Illinois Chamber Music Society for the orchestra’s centennial.
Premiered 17 April 2003 by the Southern Illinois Symphony Orchestra

Frank Stemper, piano — Edward Benyas, Music Director
A.S.C.A.P. work I.D. 492191394

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SINFONIA COLIBRI

(2007)
for Orchestra, with tenor (3 Poems by Octavio Paz)

classical guitar, electric guitar, accordion, piano and alto saxophone [22’]
Commissioned by the Central Mexican Government and UACH
First Performance 8 June 2007 by the Orquesta Sinfonica

Gustavo Flores, tenor

Primer Foro De Musica Nueva in Chihuahua, Mexico
A.S.C.A.P. work I.D. 494611373


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THE PERSISTENCE OF HONOR

(2009)
for chamber orchestra [10 mins.]
Commissioned Het Wagenings Philharmonic Orchestra
First performance by the Het Wagenings Philharmonic Orchestra 7 November 2009 in the Netherlands

A.S.C.A.P. work I.D. 505942378

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LE MAITRE DU MARTEAU

(2009)
for flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, alto sax, horn, tuba, piano, percussion with accordion solo [9.5 mins.].
PREMIERED during OUTSIDE THE BOX contemporary music festival by the festival ensemble. 

Conducted by Christopher Morehouse
A.S.C.A.P. work I.D. 881302948

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AGUA

(2011)
Consortium Commission by the SIUC Wind Ensemble and the Pomona College (CA) Band.
Music for wind ensemble and electronics  [7.5 mins.]

First performances: 3 November 2011 – Carbondale, Illinois; 18 & 20 November – Claremont, California; and 3 February – Vladmir Ussachevsky Computer Music Festival,
Los Angeles

A.S.C.A.P. work I.D.   883473988

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