Neil Stipp
What's New
Neil Stipp's "Symphony Capriccio" is now under contract to be performed, video recorded, and released on a CD,
by the National Philharmonic Symphony of Moldova, conducted by Mihail Agafita.

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 is now under contract 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 2020 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 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
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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."
In the two-hour show, they are recorded one
hour and thirty-eight minutes into the program.  
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 the second to the top paragraph above.

"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 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 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:

The 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