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Stephen Cohn

Stephen Cohn, composer Stephen Cohn’s concert works have been performed and recorded by the world’s finest orchestras and chamber music ensembles in the United States and Europe, such as the Arditti Quartet, the Kansas City Symphony, the Prague Philharmonic and the Chroma String Quartet. He has been Composer-in-Residence at The International Encounters of Catalonia in France and has been commissioned to compose new works which have been performed in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Brussels, Ceret, France, and Prague. His classical and commercial recordings have been released by Warner Bros., Motown, A&M Records, Columbia Records, Albany Records and At Peace Media. He has received an Emmy Award for “Outstanding Achievement in Music”, and his scores have been part of many award winning productions and feature films which included such stars as Lily Tomlin, Joanne Woodward, Kathleen Quinlan, Colleen Dewhurst, William Shatner, and Wallace Shawn. He has received a Parents’ Choice Gold Award for his CD release, Two Together, An American Folk Music Suite. In 2008 three of his works were given world premieres: Metaphors and Contrasts, a woodwind quintet was premiered by Midnight Winds in Los Angeles in April, Essay for Guitar was premiered by Israeli Guitarist Sheri Cohen in Berlin in October and The Giver of Stars, an a cappella choral work was premiered by the Paulist Choristers in Los Angeles in November.

COMPOSITIONS                               Stephen Cohn  Links     ~ ~ ~     Works by Genre     ~ ~ ~    Stephen Cohn on Stephen Cohn
Freewheelin', documentary film soundtrack (1976)
Symphonic Fantasy, orchestra (1979)
Heaven on Earth, TV pilot music (1979)
IT, children's TV special music (1979)
Scenes From a Dreamed Film, orchestra (1980)
Carlton,Your Doorman, animated TV special score (1980)
Captain Planet, TV music (1982)
Captain N, TV music (1982)
Super Mario Brothers, TV music (1982)
Hunger in the Promised Land, PBS TV documentary film score (1983)
Dying with Dignity, PBS TV documentary film score (1986) [Emmy Award - Outstanding Achievement in Music]
Normality, short film score (1989)
Trapped, TV film score (1989)
The Sea Jewel, music for theatrical production (1990)
Hollywood Heartbreak, film score (1990)
Eye of Chaos, string quartet (1991)
Nickel & Dime, film score (1992)
Angelfist, film score (1993)
Noah's Rhythm, chamber orchestra (1994)
Matin Sur Les Collines De Ceret, 2 violin (1996; rev. 2002)
Moods Of a Goddess, piano (fp. 1996)
Edith Ann's Christmas: Just Say Noel, TV film score (1996)
Pitch, documentary film score (1997)
Land of the Free, film score (1998)
New Life Voyages, music for the internet (1998) [relaxation music with guided imagery]
Micro Suite (3 pieces), violin and cello (fp. 2001)
Brightmind, music for the internet (2001) [music for healing and meditation website]
Two Together, An American Folk Music Suite, orchestra and chamber ensemble (2002)
    - Finale, orchestra (fp. 2006)
Out of the Ashes, string quartet (fp. 2002)
French Suite, jazz quartet and string quartet (2002)
Evolution and Remembrance, woodwind trio (fp. 2002)
Sculptress Of Angel X, music for theatrical production (2003)
Ali Baba And The Secret Golden Treasure, music for children's theatrical production (2004)
The Sneaky Little Muffin Man, music for children’s theatrical production (2004)
Where Is Peace, chorus and piano (2004)
Anticipation of Light, violin, cello and piano (2004; arr. for orchestra, 2007)
American Folk Concerto, guitar and orchestra (2005)
More to Love, chorus (2005)
Divided in War, chorus and piano (2006)
Serenade, flute, viola and cello (2006)
Dialogues on Freedom and Loss, piano (2006)
The Family of God, chorus and chamber orchestra (2007)
Urban Death, Tortured Abyss, music for theatrical production (2008)
The Giver of Stars, chorus (2008)
Metaphors and Contrasts, woodwind quintet (2008)
Romance And Seven Reflections, guitar (2008)
Dance In The Dream Garden, guitar (2008)
Essay for Guitar (2008)
Nail Through the Heart, music for the internet (2008) [music for the website of Tim Hallinan]
Winter Soul, string quartet (2010)
A Warrior's Paradox, piano (2010)
Seven Dances, piano (2010)
Sea Change, flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano (2011)
American Spring, string trio and marimba (2012)
Fission, piano (2013)
Awakenings, flute, horn, violin, cello and piano (2013)
Bellscape, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon and piano (2013)
Impetuous Dances, chamber orchestra (2014)
Heart Logic, string quartet (2014)
Indiegogo, video/TV project (2015)
From Whence It Came, violin and piano (2015)


WORKS BY GENRE                                    Stephen Cohn  Links      ~ ~ ~    Stephen Cohn on Stephen Cohn     ~ top of page ~
Dramatic/Theater
The Sea Jewel, music for theatrical production (1990)
Sculptress Of Angel X, music for theatrical production (2003)
Ali Baba And The Secret Golden Treasure, music for children's theatrical production (2004)
The Sneaky Little Muffin Man, music for children’s theatrical production (2004)
Urban Death, Tortured Abyss, music for theatrical production (2008)

Orchestra
Symphonic Fantasy, orchestra (1979)
Scenes From a Dreamed Film, orchestra (1980)
Noah's Rhythm, chamber orchestra (1994)
Two Together, An American Folk Music Suite, orchestra and chamber ensemble (2002)
    - Overture, orchestra
    - Scarborough Fair, chamber ensemble
    - The Riddle Song, chamber ensemble
    - Home on the Range, chamber ensemble
    - Shenandoah, chamber ensemble
    - Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, chamber ensemble
    - Sweet Betsy from Pike, chamber ensemble
    - Finale, orchestra (fp. 2006)
Anticipation of Light, violin, cello and piano (2004; arr. for orchestra, 2007)
Impetuous Dances, chamber orchestra (2014)

Soloist(s) w/Orchestra
American Folk Concerto, guitar and orchestra (2005)

Chorus w/Orchestra
The Family of God, chorus and chamber orchestra (2007)

Choral
Where Is Peace, chorus and piano (2004)
More to Love, chorus (2005)
Divided in War, chorus and piano (2006)
The Giver of Stars, chorus (2008)

Chamber
Eye of Chaos, string quartet (1991)
Matin Sur Les Collines De Ceret, 2 violin (1996; rev. 2002)
Micro Suite (3 pieces), violin and cello (fp. 2001)
Out of the Ashes, string quartet (fp. 2002)
French Suite, jazz quartet and string quartet (2002)
Evolution and Remembrance, woodwind trio (fp. 2002)
Anticipation of Light, violin, cello and piano (2004; arr. for orchestra, 2007)
Serenade, flute, viola and cello (2006)
Metaphors and Contrasts, woodwind quintet (2008)
Winter Soul, string quartet (2010)
Sea Change, flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano (2011)
American Spring, string trio and marimba (2012)
Awakenings, flute, horn, violin, cello and piano (2013)
Bellscape, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon and piano (2013)
Heart Logic, string quartet (2014)
From Whence It Came, violin and piano (2015)

Solo Instrument
Romance And Seven Reflections, guitar (2008)
Dance In The Dream Garden, guitar (2008)
Essay for Guitar (2008)

Piano
Moods Of a Goddess, piano (fp. 1996)
Dialogues on Freedom and Loss, piano (2006)
A Warrior's Paradox, piano (2010)
Seven Dances, piano (2010)
Fission, piano (2013)

Film/TV
Freewheelin', documentary film soundtrack (1976)
Heaven on Earth, TV pilot music (1979)
IT, children's TV special music (1979)
Carlton,Your Doorman, animated TV special score (1980)
Captain Planet, TV music (1982)
Captain N, TV music (1982)
Super Mario Brothers, TV music (1982)
Hunger in the Promised Land, PBS TV documentary film score (1983)
Dying with Dignity, PBS TV documentary film score (1986) [Emmy Award - Outstanding Achievement in Music]
Normality, short film score (1989)
Trapped, TV film score (1989)
Hollywood Heartbreak, film score (1990)
Nickel & Dime, film score (1992)
Angelfist, film score (1993)
Edith Ann's Christmas: Just Say Noel, TV film score (1996)
Pitch, documentary film score (1997)
Land of the Free, film score (1998)
Waiting for the Bomb, short film score (2008) [using "Metaphors and Contrasts"]
Indiegogo, video/TV project (2015)
. . .  see also  Orchestrations/Film Prep   and   Commercials

Theater
The Sneaky Little Muffin Man, music for children's play
Ali Baba and the Secret Golden Treasure, music for children's play by Denise Devin [in collaboration w/Stephanie Wukovitz]
Sculptress of Angel X, music for play by Jordan Cole [in collaboration w/Stephanie Wukovitz]
Urban Death, Tortured Abyss, music for play by Jordan Cole
The Sea Jewel, music for play by Dalene Young

Internet
New Life Voyages (1998) [relaxation music with guided imagery]
Brightmind (2001) [music for healing and meditation website]
Nail Through the Heart (2008) [music for the website of Tim Hallinan]


STEPHEN COHN  LINKS                                   Works by Genre     ~ ~ ~    Stephen Cohn on Stephen Cohn     ~ top of page ~
Crafty Stephen Cohn Premieres in Pacific Palisades and Pasadena (LA Opus)
The Eclipse Quartet and Its Contemporary Cosmos (Rodney Punt, Huffington Post)
World Premiere of American Spring (Rodney Punt, The Huffington Post)

Composer's website   . . .   contact Stephen Cohn:  here

Stephen Cohn @ Wikipedia
Stephen Cohn @ American Music Center
Stephen Cohn @ At Peace Media
Stephen Cohn @ Cat Cohen Alumni
Stephen Cohn @ CITWF / Complete Index to World Film
Stephen Cohn @ Classical Composers Database
Stephen Cohn @ Composers' Forum
Stephen Cohn @ composition:today
Stephen Cohn @ Facebook
Stephen Cohn @ IMDb (Internet Movie Database)
Stephen Cohn @ Learning Annex
Stephen Cohn @ LinkedIn
Stephen Cohn @ MusiciansPage    also    here
Stephen Cohn @ MySpaceMusic
Stephen Cohn @ The New York Times
Stephen Cohn @ NoteNova
Stephen Cohn @ OrchestraList
Stephen Cohn @ Pacific Serenades
Stephen Cohn @ Shumei Arts Council
Stephen Cohn @ Sibelius.com
Stephen Cohn @ Sibelius Consultation, Tutoring and Engraving/Schon Engraving

Publisher
Stephen Cohn @ Composer website
Stephen Cohn @ Theodore Front Musical Literature

Awards and Award Winning Productions
Emmy Award Winning Production: IT, children's TV special (1979)
Emmy Award Winning Production: Carlton,Your Doorman, animated special starring Lorenzo Music (1980)
Emmy Award and Kenny Rogers Hunger Award winning production: Hunger in the Promised Land, PBS documentary (1983)
Emmy Award - Outstanding Achievement in Music: Dying with Dignity, PBS TV documentary film (1986)
Peabody Award Winning Production: Edith Ann's Christmas: Just Say Noel, ABC animated special  starring Lily Tomlin (1996)
Parents Choice Gold Award: Two Together, An American Folk Music Suite (2002)/CD
Best Short Feature of the Year: Waiting for the Bomb, score for short film directed by Toni Occhiello (2008)

Streaming Audio
Stephen Cohn @ Composer's website
Stephen Cohn @ MySpaceMusic
Stephen Cohn @ NoteNova
Stephen Cohn @ Rhapsody

Recordings
Stephen Cohn @ ArkivMusic
Stephen Cohn @ ClassicsOnline

CDs
    - Holly & Ivy [music for massage/ relaxation/meditation]
    - New Life Voyages [music for relaxation/meditation]
    - Serena's Garden [music for massage/ relaxation/meditation]
    - Two Together, An American Folk Music Suite [2003 Parents' Choice Gold Music Award Winner ] see also  here
    - Arditti String Quartet: California Composers (Albany Records)

Video
Stephen Cohn @ YouTube
    - Sea Change    also     here
Stephen Cohn @ Google Video

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Stephen Cohn on Stephen Cohn: InnerViewWorld Interview (VIDEO)

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