S T E P H E N   F E R R E

Chamber

The Master’s Hammer, for fl, cl, hn, tpt, tbn, strings (2016), 5’ (NN 00018)

  • 2016 SU Contemporary Music Ensemble, Syracuse

Remembering the Night Sky, alto saxophone, clarinet, violin, violoncello, and piano (2016), 12’ (NN 00014)

  • 2015 Diane Hunger-Zumwalt, alto saxophone, Society for New Music, Syracuse

Time Knot for clarinet, violin, violoncello, and piano (2015), 2’

  • 2015 Society for New Music, Syracuse, NY

Chaos Theory for solo piano, flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, and string quartet (2015), 10’ (NN 00013)

Paradiso for clarinet, steel pan, percussion, piano, and string quartet (2013) (NN 00011)

  • 2014  Society for New Music, Syracuse

Night Visions for variable ensemble (2001–2013, final movement in progress)

     Incorporates No Free Lunch and Remembering the Night Sky

  • 2013 SU Contemporary Music Ensemble, Syracuse (No Free Lunch and improvised movements only)

No Free Lunch for flute, viola, violoncello, and piano (2005) 5’30” (NN 00005)

     commissioned by Simon Speare’s Big Noise

  • 2013 SU Contemporary Music Ensemble, Syracuse (alternate instrumentation)
  • 2006  Big Noise, Colchester Institute, Colchester, UK

Saxophone Quartet (1999), 8’

Inner Sanctum for flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, violoncello, and piano (1992), 14’ (NN 00003)

     commissioned by Kyle Horch

  • 1999  Faculty ensemble, Baldwin-Wallace College
  • 1997  Kyle Horch and friends, Church of St Giles-without-Cripplegate, London

Momente, for violin, violoncello, and piano (1994), 8’

  • [arr. of A Point of Amber Light, Interlude and movt 2]
  • Honorable mention, Morley College Composition Competition

Purgatorio for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano (1988), 6’

  • 1990 “New Music from America”, Lauderdale House, London
  • 1989 Aspen Music Festival
  • 1989 Chicago Composers Consortium, 3 Arts Club, Chicago

Satellite Sequences for flute and clarinet (1987), 4’ (variable)

     commissioned by the Near North Montessori School

  • 1997 Platform, Church of St Martin-in-the-Fields, London
  • 1987 Near North Montessori School, Chicago

Fanfare and Interludes for brass trio (1987), 4’

  • 1987 Northwestern University Alumni Trio

The Grey Masque for percussion ensemble (1986), 8’

     commissioned by Glenn Freeman

  • 1987 Aspen Music Festival
  • 1987 Glenn Freeman Percussion Ensemble, Northwestern University
  • 1987 Glenn Freeman Percussion Ensemble, New Music Chicago Spring Festival

Breaking the Winter Silence... for soprano, piano quartet, and percussion (1986), 12’

     commissioned by Susan Charles

  • 1988 Susan Charles, sopr, New Art Ensemble, University of Chicago

In a dream... for flute, brass quartet, string quartet, and percussion (1984), 10’

  • 1984 Northwestern University Contemporary Music Ensemble
  • [see also version for flute and wind ensemble]

As Darkness Becomes Light... for baritone, horn, cello, piano, and percussion (1983), 15’

  • 1983 Northwestern University Contemporary Music Ensemble
  • 1983 movt 1, Baldwin-Wallace College Composers Workshop

Three Sketches for Three Brass for trumpet, trombone and euphonium (1982), 8’

  • 2013 Belfer Audio Archive, Syracuse (III)
  • 1983 Northwestern University Contemporary Music Ensemble
  • 1982 Baldwin-Wallace College Brass Ensemble

In the Forbidden Wood (1981, rev. 2015) for brass quintet

  • 1982 Baldwin-Wallace Brass Quintet

for string quartet:

String Quartet No. 3 (1990) 9’

  • 1990 Aureole String Quartet, Dartington, UK

String Quartet No. 2 (1987) 14’

String Quartet No. 1 (1987) 8’

  • 1987 Ellis String Quartet, Aspen Music Festival