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Franklin Stöver (1953-     )

Franklin Stöver began study of the clarinet at 11 years old, studying with Frealon Bibbins of the San Francisco and Sacramento Symphonies. He began composing in earnest at 12 years old. At age 19 he composed Prelude to a Symphony, performed by members of the Sacramento Symphony in 1972. He was influenced early on by contemporary east European composers, notably Miroslav Hlavac and Klement Slavicky. Several of his orchestral works have been recorded by the Slovak Radio Orchestra. He was commissioned to compose silent film scores for DVD release, notably The Cat & the Canary featuring the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra. Stöver received a research grant from the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation in 1999. He became interested in the Hungarian tárogató in the late 1980’s, attended a tarogato conference in Hungary, and composed his Tárogató Concertant for two tarogatos and orchestra. Several very early works of his are published by Subito Music. He is currently at work on a biography on American composer Ernst Bacon and is editor of a weekly newspaper in northern California.

COMPOSITIONS                                                            Stöver Links     ~ ~ ~     Works by Genre
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WORKS BY GENRE                                                            Stöver Links     ~ top of page ~
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Ketchup, comic opera, 2 singers and chamber orchestra (1985) [text: Russell Edson]
The Birth of God, opera (2007) opera [libretto: Heidenstamm]
The Song of Percival Peacock, narrator and reed quintet (2011; rev. 2017) [text: Russell Edson]
Herodia, folk ballet, clarinet, bassoon, horn, violin, percussion and piano (in prep.)

Prelude to a Symphony, orchestra (1972) [lost]
Hymn of Memnon, symphonic allegory, orchestra (1990)
“Ex undis” (the waves), orchestra (????)

Soloist(s) w/Orchestra
Tárogató Concertant, 2 tárogatós and chamber ensemble (????)
Concertino la dolce collina, alto saxophone and 11 instruments (????)
Concertino for Sax and Chamber Orchestra (????)
Hymn of Memnon, cello and orchestra (1990; arr. in prep.) [arr. from version for orchestra]
Capriccio Borgogna, bassoon (or bassett horn) and string/wind octet (2002)
Concerto for Clarinet and String Orchestra (2007)
Double Concerto, bassoon, contrabassoon and orchestra (2010) (also arr for Sarrusophone and bass clarinet)

Four Arcana, woodwind quintet and guitar (pub. 1976)
Trio Bucolic, oboe, clarinet and bassoon (1976)
Aubade & Gigue, oboe, violin and piano (1979/96; rev. 2019)
Feuilletons No. 1, clarinet and string quartet (1982; pub. 2002)
Trio-Concertante, trombone (or euphonium), tuba and piano (1989; rev. 2008)
Six Amusements, brass quintet (1995)
Two Pieces, clarinet, viola and piano (1996)
Duo-Impromptus, trumpet and horn (1998)
Feuilletons No. 2, clarinet quartet (3 clarinets, 1 bass clarinet) (2002) [arr. from Feuilletons No. 1, clarinet and str qt]
The Cat & The Canary, silent feature score (2005) [silent film by Paul Leni, 1927]
Duo-Impromptus, 2 clarinets (2009)
Octet-Serenata, woodwind quintet, trumpet, cello and double bass (2010)
Trialog, violin, clarinet and piano (2011)
The Song of Percival Peacock, narrator and reed quintet [text: Russell Edson] (2011; rev. 2017)
Ricordanze, oboe (or clarinet), viola and piano (2014; rev. 2017)
L'Enchanteur pourrissant, woodwind quintet (2007/2016)
Concertino da Camera, woodwind quintet and piano (????)
Trio-Concertante, trumpet, horn and piano (????)
Introit Invectivus, brass quintet
Suite Liturgique, trumpet, horn and tuba (????)
Trialog 2, viola, clarinet and piano (in prep.)
Herodia, folk ballet, clarinet, bassoon, horn, violin, percussion and piano (in prep.)

Instrument and Piano
Sonata, basset clarinet and piano (????)
Sonatine Soigné, bass clarinet and piano (????)
Edentata Suite, contrabassoon and piano (2014)
Pastorale & Passepied, alto clarinet (or basset horn) and piano (2014)

Five Bagatelles, piano (1970)
Rugose Rags, piano (1973) [dedicated to Valgene Phillips]

Metal I, solo percussionist (????)

Elogio da Morte, voice, flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, viola and piano (????) [text: Anthero de Quental]
The Song of Percival Peacock, narrator and reed quintet [text: Russell Edson] (2011; rev. 2017)

The Cat & The Canary, silent feature score (2005) [silent film by Paul Leni, 1927]
When the Clouds Roll By, film score (2008?) (for DVD released by Flicker Alley)
His First Flame, silent film score (2007?) (original film, 1926)

Concerto in C (Antonio Salieri), clarinet, bassoon (or cello) and orchestra
Symphonie-Concertante, op. 103 (Andreas Späth), 2 clarinets and piano [reduction]
Le Festin d'Esope (Charles Alkan), arr. for clarinet and piano (in prep.)
Symphony in F# minor, op. 143 (Sigfrid Karg-Elert), orchestra (in prep.)

STOVER LINKS                                                            Works by Genre      ~ top of page ~
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Composer's website (at Composer's Forum)   . . .   contact Franklin Stöver:  komponist53 (at)

Stöver @ Contemporary Composers Index
Stöver @ IMDb (Internet Movie Database)
Stöver @ LinkedIn
Stöver @ LKR Sheet Music
Stöver @ Musicalics (Classical Composers Database)
Stöver @ Music & Vision

Stöver @ LKR Sheet Music
Stöver @ Theodore Front
Stöver @ Seesaw Music Corp
Stöver @ SheetMusicPlus
Stöver @ Subito Music

Streaming Audio
Stöver @ LKR Sheet Music
Stöver @ SoundCloud

Stöver @ ????

Stöver @ YouTube
Stöver @ Google Video

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