Neil Stipp
What's New
Neil Stipp's new novel A City of Gold has just been published by LitFire
Publishing and is available for sale.  His first two novels,
Detours, and
Total Entrapment, are also available for sale. To browse or purchase
from Barnes and Noble,  
click here

Two of Stipp's organ works were featured on the radio broadcast
"PipeDreams" for the week of July 14, 2014.  They were "Pastorale"
and "Processional on Lead on O King Eternal." To listen online,  
click
here

Recent premiers of compositions:

"Classical Prelude," "Mysterious Dream," and "Chromatic Fantasy,"
are three works for two flutes premiered by Iwona Glinka and Renata
Guzik on 12/18/17 in Patras, Greece!  These three works comprise his
Sonatina for Two Flutes.  These three works will be on an upcoming
CD recorded soon.

"Brief Soliloquy," a very short work for alto sax and harp.   Premiered
on 12/3/17 at the Bezanson Recital Hall, Amherst, Massachusetts.   
Jonathan Hulting-Cohen, saxophonist, and Jennifer R. Ellis, harpist.

"Jubilant Miniature," a short piece for four flutes, was premiered on
10/15/17 at the Albert Wisner Public Library in Warwick, New York.  
This work was performed by the Party of Four Flute Quartet.

"What Shall I Render to the Lord?" an anthem for SATB and piano.  
Performed by the Concert Choir at Fresno Pacific University, conducted
by Dr. Bethany Alvey.  This was premiered at the Christian Fellowship
of Art Music Composers convention held at Fresno Pacific University on
10/6/17.

"Sonata for Viola and Organ" at Pasadena Presbyterian Church,
Pasadena, CA, on 6/21/17.  Performed by the composer and Rebecca
Lester, violist.  THIS COMPOSITION RECEIVED A BRONZE MEDAL
FROM THE SUMMER/2017 GLOBAL MUSIC AWARDS in two
categories:  Neo-classical/classical contemporary, and
composition/composer.  To see the video of the performance,  
click here

"Fatal Arrhythmia" for solo trumpet, at the Scholes Street Studio,  
Brooklyn, NY, on 5/14/17.  Performed by Kate Amrine, trumpeter.
To hear the work,
 click here

"Capers"  and  "Brief Capriccio," two works for solo flute, were
performed by Iwona Glinka, internationally renown flutist, at a concert
in Athens, Greece, on 11/6/16.  These two works can be listened to on
the just-released CD "One Minute--Iwona Glinka, Flute Solo"
produced by Sarton Label.  Full physical and digital distribution via
Warner Music, Naxos Music Library, eClassical, iTunes, and more.  
THIS CD WON THE SILVER MEDAL -- OUTSTANDING
ACHIEVEMENT AT THE GLOBAL MUSIC AWARDS COMPETITION.

"Sonata for Bassoon and Organ" at Pasadena Presbyterian Church,
Pasadena, CA, on 7/20/16.  Performed by the composer and Theresa
Treuenfels, bassoonist.

"Mad Dash" for alto saxophone and toy piano was premiered by the
"For Now Chamber Players" at the University of North Georgia on
4/10/16.   Bart Walters, sax, and David Peoples, toy piano.

"Disturbing Interruptions" for organ, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic
Church, Milwaukee, WI, on 11/1/15.  Performed by David Bohn. Neil
was awarded into the Fifteen Minutes of Fame with this one-minute
work along with 14 other one-minute works by 14 other composers.

"Sonatina for Organ" at First Friends Church, Whittier, CA, on 9/4/15.  
Performed by Russ Litchfield.

"Sonata for Flute and Organ" at Pasadena Presbyterian Church,  
Pasadena, CA, on 7/15/15. Performed by the composer and Elizabeth
Gonzalez, flutist.

"Sonata Divertimento" for organ at United Methodist Church of
Garden Grove, CA, on 3/15/15.  Performed by Adan Fernandez in a
concert sponsored by the American Guild of Organists, Orange County
Chapter.

"Suite for Organ and Strings" 1st movement, at  the Christian
Fellowship of Art Music Composers (CFAMC) convention at Biola
University, La Mirada, CA, on 10/10/14.  Performed by Amanda
Sansonetti, violin, Joycelyn Choo, violin, Anna Ivanov, viola, Chrissy
Shattuck, cello, and Neil Stipp, organ.

"Sonata for Clarinet and Organ" at Pasadena Presbyterian Church on
7/16/14.  Performed by the composer and Jennifer Showalter,
clarinetist.  THIS COMPOSITION
RECEIVED A SILVER MEDAL FOR
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT
FROM THE FALL/2017 GLOBAL
MUSIC AWARDS in two categories:  Neo-classical/classical
contemporary, and composition/composer. To hear the Sonata
click here


"Prelude on Wye Valley" for organ solo at Cathedral of Our Lady of
the Angels, Los Angeles, CA, on 8/14/13. Performed by the composer.

"Sonata for Cello and Organ" at Pasadena Presbyterian Church on
7/24/13.  Performed by the composer and RusLan Biryukov, cellist.

"What Child is This?"  A Christmas anthem for SATB chorus and
oboe. Premiered in the "Songs, Strings, and Steps" Christmas concerts
at Central Heights Church in Abbotsford, British Columbia, in four
performances on Dec 20-22, 2012.  Total attendance was 3,400.  Oboist
was Peter Gal, and the choir was the "iSing" vocal ensemble. Received
second prize from the audience vote in the choral ensemble category.

"Toccata Exultate" for organ solo at Cathedral of Our Lady of the
Angels, Los Angeles, CA, on August 15, 2012.  Performed by the
composer.

"Sonata for Oboe and Organ" at Pasadena Pesbyterian Church, on
7/25/12. Performed by the composer and Jennifer Spier, oboist. To hear
the Sonata
 Click here.

"Suite for Flute, Clarinet, Viola, and Cello" at Biola University,
11/8/11.  The performers: Andrea Ludwig (flute), Garrett McPherson
(clarinet), Amanda  Sansonetti (viola) and Christine Choy (cello).

"Trio Sonata on the Dorian Mode" (for organ) at St. Paul's Episcopal
Church In Yuma, AZ, on 10/23/11.  Performed by the composer.

"String Quartet No. 1" at Pasadena Presbyterian Church, 8/10/11.
Performed by David Stenske and Lynn Stenske, violins, Cynthia Fogg,
viola, and Tom Flaherty, cello.


Miscellaneous items:

A recent composition, "Six Miniatures for Orchestra" can be heard
with a MIDI version:  
click here

To hear a MIDI version of the "String Quartet No. 1": click here