The Music of Stephen Hill
Composer / Teacher / Fly Fisherman
Audio and Perusal Scores
My Two Blankets
(Narrator, String Quartet, Piano, Percussion)
"Run in such a way..."
(String Orchestra Gr.3)
Fishing with a Friend (ACE Trio)
(Flute, Clarinet and Piano)
(Wind Ensemble Gr. 4-5)
"Before the mountains were born..."
(Wind Ensemble Gr.3-4)
"...from the rising of the sun..."
(Wind Ensemble Gr. 2)
Fanfares and Flourishes on Adeste Fideles
(Full Orchestra Gr. 4)
A Short Symphony
(String Orchestra Gr.2)
McBeth: Fanfare and Hymn
(Los Angeles Youth Philharmonic
Disney Concert Hall
"I would like to shamelessly promote Stephen Hill's brand new website which showcases his wonderful works for band and orchestra (and much more)! Conductors, pianists, and percussionists, head on over to Stephen's website. Personally, I look forward to programming "Saddle Up" on an upcoming clinic band performance.... dedicated to one of Mr. Hill's influential professors, the late (and highly revered) W. Francis McBeth!"
Honor Band and Orchestral Conductor / Music Educator / Musician
"It was our pleasure to have an opportunity to play through these fine compositions! They are enlightening, and challenging on so many levels. You have such a wonderful gift for melody. I look forward to programming them in the future."
Dr. Anthony Mazzaferro
Fullerton College / Symphonic Winds of the Pacific / Cazadero Music Camp / Honor Band Conductor
"To my friends who teach concert band, string orchestra, and full orchestra, if you are in need of some "fresh" well written music check out the music of Stephen Hill. It is really great stuff. My North Torrance Youth Musicians Ensemble (nTyme) concert band is currently working on Yozawa a piece dedicated to Leonard Narumi. The string orchestra is working on Divergent Pulsations, and full orchestra will be working on Saddle Up! Stephen is also just a great guy too. He did a great clinic with the high school band students at Wildwood Institute of Music and Arts two years ago."
Conductor - North Torrance Youth Musicians Ensemble / Music Educator / Musician
"It is a wonderful composition (Yozawa), Stephen! A masterfully composed piece that belies its Grade 1.5-2 level of difficulty. Bravo!!"
"Dear Stephen, it was a huge honor to get to share "The River" with the students, staff, and audience at Wildwood Institute of Music and Arts (2019) Your kind support of our efforts to provide all of those students with the best possible music education and music making experiences was sincerely appreciated by all concerned. Thank you so much for gracing us all with your time, talent, and camaraderie, good sir."
Honor Band Director / Wildwood Music Camp / Band Director Schurr High School (Retired)
"...and finally we were to premiere Stephen Hill's new multi-movement work 'Harmelodic Configurations' a witty and clever collection of themes depicting images that came to the composer from life in California - from 'Driving the 5' to the 'Eastern Sierra's'. I look forward to bringing Stephen's work to life in the future."
Dr. John Burdett
Conductor - Wind Ensemble Azusa Pacific University
"Just finished listening to your piece (Run in such a way...")! Well done, and sounds very accessible for HS strings. I can well imagine that they will want to really dig in on this because of the excellent rhythm features and figures throughout. Bravo!"
"Wow!! If I had a band...Francis McBeth is smiling!" ("Before the mountains were born...")
SCSBOA Festival Judge / Retired Band Director