David Stenske, violinist, and Neil Stipp, pianist, will be performing a free 35-minute
concert at Pasadena Presbyterian Church, at 12 noon on May 1. The church is at 585 E.
Colorado Blvd. (corner of Colorado and Madison) in Pasadena, CA. David and Neil will
be playing sonatas by Aaron Copland and Claude Debussy.
Neil Stipp has once again received the Ascaplus Award in 2018 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 To hear this work, click here
The work can be heard at the start of the second hour.
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
Recent premiers of compositions:
"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
"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
"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
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