Stephen Stanziano

Stephen Stanziano is an active composer, educator, and bassist in Northeast Ohio who holds a Ph.D. in music theory and composition from Kent State University. His composition teachers were Edwin London, Frank Wiley, Dennis Eberhard, Eric Ziolek and Halim El-Dabh. His commissions include works for The Panoramicos, The Saint Cecilia Choir, John Carroll University’s Schola Cantorum, West Park United Church of Christ, and pianist Randall Fusco. His works have been performed by the Cleveland Chamber Collective, soprano Corinne Morini, guitarist Jason Vieaux, soprano Sandra Simon, and harpist Katherine Brown, among others. His music has been performed throughout the United States and Europe, including St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. He is a 2010 ASCAPLUS award winner, past president of the Cleveland Composers Guild, and on the music faculty of Cleveland State University, the University of Akron, Hiram College and Lakeland Community College.

Catalog

[tab:Band]
Band
Rondo Scherzando

[tab:Chamber Ensemble]
Flute
Fantasy for Flute and Piano
Humoresque for Flute and Piano

Oboe, EH, viola d’amore
Music for 21 (Crystalline, Earthen, Liquid, Fiery)

Clarinet
The Curious Cat (clarinet trio)

Bassoon and Contrabassoon
Piece for Bassoon and Contrabassoon

Alto saxophone and piano
A Nutty Sax Song

Trombone
T-Bone Rag

Violin
Song for a New Year

Viola
Humoresque for Viola and Piano
Wolf Dreaming, with percussion and tape

Cello
Seven at the Golden Shovel

Double Bass
Double Bass Fantasy

For two guitars
Distant Cries
While They Sleep

Harp
While They Sleep
Behold the Star!

Percussion
Flash in the Pans (for steel drum and percussion)

Piano
Dorothy
Triptych

Piano Four Hands
The Happy Ocean

Trios
Song for Suzanne for flute, baritone, double bass

Quartets
String Quartet No. 1
Woodwind Quartet No. 1
Superiority Complex for flute, clarinet, bassoon, piano.

Sextets
Awakenings (flute, piano, 2 violins, viola, cello)

Septet
Pavane

For Ten Players
Diamond Dust

Improvisation for spoken word, elec. bass, piano
Street Fair: The Quartet

[tab:Vocal]
Art Songs
A Thousand Bouquets
Sing No Sad Songs for Me
When I Put Out To Sea
She Walks in Beauty

Sacred Art Songs
(From The Jesus Project)
The Lamb Baaed Gently
Christmas Night
Jesus Rejected at Nazareth
That Day
The Baptism of Jesus
In the Servant’s Quarters

Sacred Music
Mass (for SATB chorus and small ensemble)
Dominus Secus Mare (for sopranos and organ)
Let Us Feast upon the Pure Bread (SATB, piano)
Emmanuel, Come (Advent)

[tab:Orchestral]
String Orchestra
Serenade for Strings

Chamber Orchestra
Canada Suite
Romanza

Orchestra
In Honour of Time

[tab:Jazz]
Jazz Works
Francesca
Happy
One August Morning
I Know Why

Television Themes
Cookin’
Caribbean Nights, from Degrees of Influence
Arrangement of Beautiful Ohio, from Only Ohio
Wake Up, it’s Friday!

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