David Stock

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David Frederick Stock (born June 3, 1939, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American composer and conductor.

Stock is a longtime resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he serves as a professor of composition and as the conductor of the Contemporary Ensemble at Duquesne University.

In 1976, he founded the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, and was the music director for 23 years until his retirement in 1999.[1]

He was the composer in residence for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra during the 1987-88 season, and for the Seattle Symphony Orchestra for the 1996-97 season.[2] Among his many compositions are Kickoff, premiered by the New York Philharmonic under Kurt Masur during the Orchestra's 150th Anniversary; Violin Concerto, premiered by Andres Cardenes and the Pittsburgh Symphony under Lorin Maazel for that Orchestra's 100th Anniversary; and Second Symphony, premiered by the Seattle Symphony under Gerard Schwarz.[3]

Works[edit]

Orchestral[edit]

  • Divertimento (1957)
  • Capriccio for Small Orchestra (1963)
  • Symphony in One Movement (1963)
  • Inner Space (1973)
  • Triflumena (1978)
  • Zohar (1978)
  • A Joyful Noise (1983)
  • American Accents (1984)
  • Back to Bass-ics for String Orchestra (1985)
  • On the Shoulders of Giants (1986)
  • Rockin'Rondo (1987)
  • Fast Break (1998)
  • Kickoff (1990)
  • The Center Holds (1991)
  • String Set (1993)
  • Fanfarria (1993)
  • Power Play (1993)
  • In the High Country (1996)
  • Symphony No.2 (1996)
  • Drive Time (1996)
  • Knockout (1998)
  • Yizkor for String Orchestra (1999)
  • Symphony No.3 "Tikkun Olam" (1999)
  • Symphony No.4 (2001)
  • Symphony No.5 (2002)

Wind ensemble and band[edit]

  • Nova (1974)
  • The 'Sliberty Stomp (1985)
  • No Man's Land (1998)
  • March from "On the Shoulders of Giants" (1990)
  • Nine-One-One (2002)

Concertante[edit]

  • The Body Electric for Solo Amplified Contrabass and Wind Symphony (1977)
  • Evensong for Solo English horn and Wind Orchestra (1985)
  • The Winds of Summer for Solo Saxophone and Band (1989)
  • Earth Beat for Solo Timpani and Wind Symphony (1992)
  • Violin Concerto (1995)
  • Viola Concerto (1997)
  • Concierto Cubano for Violin and String Orchestra (2000)
  • M'bonda Na Mabinda for African Drums and Brass Band (2000)
  • Cello Concerto (2001)
  • Concerto for Saxophone Quartet and Wind Symphony (2002)

Chamber and instrumental[edit]

  • String Quartet [No.1] (1962)
  • Serenade for Five Instruments for Flute, Clarinet, Horn, Viola and Cello (1964)
  • Quintet for Clarinet and Strings (1966)
  • Triple Play for Piccolo, Double Bass and Percussion (1970)
  • Dreamwinds for Woodwind Quintet (1975)
  • Night Birds for 4 (or More) Celli (1975)
  • Icicles for Piccolo, Oboe, E Clarinet (1976)
  • Brass Rubbing for 6 Trumpets (1976)
  • Pentacles for Brass Quintet (1978)
  • Night for Clarinet, Violin and Cello (1980)
  • Keep the Change for "Any 5 Treble-Clef Instruments" (1981)
  • Persona for Clarinet, Violin, Cello, Piano and Percussion (1980)
  • Speaking Extravagantly, String Quartet No.2 (1981)
  • Sulla Spiaggia for Alto Flute, English Horn, Bass Clarinet, Electric Piano and Percussion (1985)
  • Festive Fanfare for 4 Trumpets (1985)
  • Sunrise Sarabande for 4 Recorders (1998)
  • Sax Appeal for 4 Saxophones (1990)
  • String Quartet No.3 (1994)
  • Sonidos de la Noche for Clarinet, Violin, Cello and Piano (1994)
  • Evening Shadows (1996)
  • String Quartet No.4 (1997)
  • A Vanished World for Flute, Viola and Harp (1999)
  • Flying Time for Percussion (1999)
  • String Quartet No.5 (2005)
  • String Quartet No.6 (2001)
  • Anasazi Moonlight for Clarinet, Bassoon and Piano (2001)
  • South Wind for Viola Solo (2001)
  • For Emily for Baroque Violin, Gamba and Theorbo (2003)
  • Sea of Reeds (2003)
  • Eitz Chayim (Tree of Life) for Viola and Piano (2004)
  • Klezmer Dreams for Flute, Clarinet and String Quartet (2013)

Vocal[edit]

  • A Little Miracle for Mezzo-Soprano and Chamber Orchestra (1997)

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