Stephen Brown: Home
Stephen Brown is a Canadaian classical composer with many original compositions and arrangements to his credit. Included in his works are a symphony, a piano concerto, two suites for orchestra, song cycles, overtures and many chamber and solo works including six suites for solo cello. Stephen is the Composer-in-Residence at the Victoria Conservatory of Music, Victoria, BC, Canada, an associate of the Canadian Music Centre, the artistic director and conductor of the Sidney Classical Orchestra, Sidney, BC, and the leader and piano player of Stephen Brown and the Bastion Band.
NEW: Lady in the East CD - solo cello suites 1 - 3, Hannah Addario-Berry - cello (see below and photos page. For the complete Gramophone review and interview with Hannah please see the reviews page)
"deeply satisfying beauty at ever turn... Whether it's folk or rock, it is the integrity and strength of the materials Brown draws on, such as the Newfoundland outport song 'Who is at my window weeping', which sets the musical tone and its simple focus on humanity. The recording at St. Stephen's Anglican Church, the oldest in British Columbia, has an honest, intimate sound that makes you feel as if Addario-Berry were in the room speaking to you with her cello." Laurence Vittes, Gramophone
"the third movement's (suite three) opening lament was achingly beautiful. The suite was enormously effective - I struggle to find the words to express how charmed I was by this music." Martin Monkman, Music in Victoria
Watch Hannah Addario-Berry perform Fire, Movement II at the recording sessions.
NEW: White Light White Heat - Piano Quintet No. 2 - 5 movements - 40 minutes. (see Compositions page)
NEW: Flowers of the Forest - sixth suite for solo cello - 4 movements - 15 minutes. (see Compositions page)
NEW: Stephen Brown and the Bastion Band featuring Eugene Dowling CD - 16 tracks.
Swan House Victoria ~ This is the home of Swan House Victoria. It publishes most of Stephen Brown's works. Please visit the compositions page for pricing and ordering information.
Theory by Correspondence ~ Information is located at the bottom of the biography page and at: http://vcm.bc.ca/distance/distanceeducation.html
NOW ON SALE FROM THIS WEBSITE
NEW: Lady in the East CD $15.00 + $3.00 shipping = $18.00
Seconda Pratica CD $15.00 + $3.00 shipping = $18.00
Or purchase from Sikora's Classical Records, 432 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada tel. 886.685.0625 (toll free) http://www.sikorasclassical.com/
Or purchase or download from CDBaby
Lady in the East, solo cello suites 1 - 3.
Seconda Pratica, a 17 movement work for solo piano.
Other music now on sale at CD Baby.
Eulogy for Meghan Reid
MAXWELL, Larry Douglas, an elegy for soprano and string orchestra.
Takkakaw Falls, a suite for solo cello. Last update: July 4, 2015