Neil Stipp
What's New
The 3-movement work "Dance Trilogy" by Neil Stipp for flute and string trio was premiered on
YouTube live-stream on Sept 28,
2020, during a one-hour concert from Poland.  It was part of the
3-concert Kwidzyn International Music Festival which included 25 different premiers from many
composers from different countries. You can hear it by clicking on "click here" below and then
click "Show More" and it will
display the order of the concert, first in Polish, and then in
English.  The "Dance Trilogy" can be heard on the 31st minute of the video.
click here

Each of the following works by Neil Stipp has been contracted to be recorded on 500 CDs put out
by Phasma Music (Naxos sub-label):
"Suite for Organ and Strings" performed by the Polish Philharmonic with Pawel Kotla
conducting, and Krzysztof Niegowski organist.
"Dance Trilogy" for flute and string trio, performed by the Phasma Quartet.
"String Quartet No. 2"
performed by the ExQuartet.  
"Three Short Preludes and Fugues" for piano solo.

The "Sonata for Clarinet and Organ" by Neil Stipp was a
2020 finalist for composition in the
instrumental chamber music division of The American Prize, a national non-profit organization
that gives competitions in the performing arts.

Neil Stipp has once again received the Ascaplus Award in 20
20 for the prestige value of his
catalog of composed works.

His organ work "Fantasy" was heard on the radio program "Pipedreams" the week of September
3, 2018.  This program is heard on stations nationwide and worldwide via www.pipedreams.org       

His 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, go into www.barnesandnoble.com and put "Neil Stipp" in the
search field.

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

Premiers of compositions:

"Dance Trilogy" for flute and string trio, performed by the Phasma Quartet, on 9/28/20,
live-streamed on YouTube from a concert in Kwidzyn, Poland .  To watch the livestream, see top
paragraph.

"Sonatina for Alto Sax and Organ" was premiered on 7/31/19 at Pasadena Presbyterian Church
in Pasadena, CA.  Dylan Rockenbach on alto sax, and Neil Stipp on organ.
THIS COMPOSITION WON A BRONZE MEDAL  IN THE CATEGORY OF
COMPOSITION/COMPOSER AT THE GLOBAL MUSIC AWARDS IN AUGUST/2019.
To hear the audio,  
click here

"Voluntary, Meditation, and Toccata" for trumpet and organ.  Premiered on 8/1/18 at Pasadena
Presbyterian Church in Pasadena, CA.  Meghan Turner, trumpet, and Neil Stipp, organ.  THIS
COMPOSITION WON A SILVER MEDAL FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AT THE
GLOBAL MUSIC AWARDS FOR THE FALL/2018 IN THE CATEGORY OF
COMPOSITION/COMPOSER.  To see audio and video,
 click here

"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, and are recorded on the CD "Two Minutes"
produced by Phasma-Music, made in the EU, 2018.

"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