MUSIC for VOICE

FRANK STEMPER

MUSIC

WRITTEN IN RESPONSE TO A REQUEST
FOR A MANIFESTO ON MUSIC, 1952
(1980)

for unaccompanied chorus [4 min.]
Text by John Cage
Premiered 15 April 1981 by the University Chamber Choir at the University of California at Berkeley.
A.S.C.A.P. work I.D. 533146695

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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.
several subsequent performances.
A.S.C.A.P. work I.D. 430390820

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INNER VOICES
(1986-87)

for unaccompanied voice with extended techniques [11 min.]
Premiered 4 November 1987 by soprano Melanie Tomasz on the "Music From This Century"

series at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
Also performed by Deborah Kavasch at ASUC Festival in Las Vegas;

and Lucy Shelton during Outside the Box 2012
A.S.C.A.P. work I.D. 393827813

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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
Commissioned and premiered 15 April 1991 by EARPLAY 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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PRAISE
(1995)

for 5-part chorus (Psalms 95 and 150)

trumpet, horn, trombone, pipe organ, piano and percussion (8 mins.)
Commissioned by the First United Methodist Church of Carbondale, Illinois
A.S.C.A.P. work I.D. 460942196

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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, Ed Benyas – conductor, with Jeanine Wagner – soprano, on the Altgeld Performing Artists Series.
A.S.C.A.P. work I.D. 451280516

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BY NIGHT MY MIND 
(1998)

A setting of two Shakespeare Sonnets for Chamber Choir with Piano Solo (11 mins.)
First performance 20 March 2011 by the New York Virtuoso Singers in New York City
Prize winner – NVS Choral Composition Competition, 2010
A.S.C.A.P. work I.D. 322485530

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A LOVE IMAGINED
(2005)

A Song Cycle: Eight songs from ten poems by Herbert Scott for tenor and piano (53’)
Premiered 17 April 2005 in Shryock Auditorium on the SIUC campus, Eric McCluskey – tenor, Heidi Louise Williams – piano, with the poet also reciting the poetry
A.S.C.A.P. work I.D. 312471199

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EVENING, MILKING
(2005)

The final song from A LOVE IMAGINED.
A.S.C.A.P. work I.D. 886839228

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A BRIEF MESSAGE FROM MAKANDA, ILLINOIS
(2005)

Words of the late Senator Paul Simon, compiled by Sheila Simon and Frank Stemper for unaccompanied Choir [5.5’]
World Premiere by Coro de Bellas Artes in the Concert Music of Frank Stemper at Teatro de Los Heroes, during NUEVA MUSICA EN CHIHUAHUA in Chihuahua, Mexico
A.S.C.A.P. work I.D. 312538377

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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
A.S.C.A.P. work I.D. 451866894

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LAST WORDS 
(2010)

Excerpts from Martin Luther King, Jr.’s final speech for unaccompanied mixed choir [5.5 mins.].
A.S.C.A.P. work I.D. 883473989

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PEACE (for Gordon)
(2010)

for four-part choir — no text [6 mins.]

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THE SENSATION OF WAKING
(2011)

Music Commissioned by the Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players.
A setting of “The Sensation of Waking” by Frank Stemper, for
baritone, flute/picc., clarinet/bs.cl., trumpet, violin, cello, c.bass, and Piano  [20 mins.]
Commissioned by the Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players;
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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AVUNCULAR
(2011)

a setting of “Avuncular,” by Rodney Jones for unaccompanied soprano. [5:00]
Written for and premiered by soprano Lucy Shelton, 10 April 2012.
A.S.C.A.P. work I.D.   883655577

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CONFLUENCE
(2013)

for soprano (no text), 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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