© 2018 by Stephen Mitton

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String Quartet No. 3:

"Currents"

"Currents" was commissioned by Amy Thacker for Plastic Ocean: Communicating Crisis Through the Arts, which is a multimedia collaboration about plastics pollution in the ocean featuring a narrative drama by Utah writer Kayley Dudley. Each movement addresses a different aspect of plastics pollution, with the final movements serving as a call to action. Learn more about the ocean cleanup project here

Amy Thacker Anderson, violin I

Abby Wuehler, violin II

Nicole Jamison, viola

Kimberly Lewin, cello

Piano Concerto: "Voyagers"

"Voyagers" is a piano concerto inspired by Voyageurs National Park in northern Minnesota. It was performed in July of 2014 by Dr. Del Parkinson of Boise State University and the Memphis Repertory Orchestra, under the direction of William Langley. Read more here.

Piano Concerto - I. Allegro ritmico -
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Piano Concerto - II. Moderato - Unknown Artist
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Piano Concerto - III. Allegro moderato - Piu vivo - Unknown Artist
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String Quartet No. 3 - I. Consume - Unknown Artist
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String Quartet No. 3 - II. Produce - Unknown Artist
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String Quartet No. 3 - III. Fragment - Unknown Artist
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String Quartet No. 3 - IV./V. Gyrate/Synthesize - Unknown Artist
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Albatross (Pierrot Ensemble)

"Albatross" is a piece for mezzo-soprano and Pierrot ensemble that I composed for the Oregon Bach Festival Composers' Symposium in July 2019. The text is by Utah-based poet Chad Crane. It was performed on July 5th and July 7th by guests artists at the Symposium.

Sarah Brauer, mezzo-soprano

Molly Barth, flute

James Shields, clarinet

David Felberg, violin

Stephen Mitton, cello

Grant Mack, piano

Caleb Wenzel, conductor

Albatross -
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Quintet: "Stages"

"Stages" is the result of a collaboration with the Arizona State University Biodesign Institute. It is meant to evoke the daily struggles of Alzheimer's patients and their caregivers as the disease progresses over time. Read more here.

Stephanie Hoeckley, flute

Krisiti Hanno, clarinet

Brynn Vance, violin

Sarah Knight, viola

Jun Lee, cello

Stages -
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Cello Solo

These two pieces were written for my own performance during my undergraduate studies at Utah State University in cello performance.

Andante Processionale -
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Theme and Variations -
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Saxophone Quartet

Out Loud - Drosera Quartet
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String Quartet No 2: "Caricatures"

"Caricatures" was written for the Chamber Music Institute at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where it was performed on June 10, 2016. Each movement is inspired by a distinct mood or characteristic found in political satire.

Ion-Alexandru Malaimare, violin I

Kai Wei Chen, violin II

Elizabeth Trower, viola

Nikita Annenkov, violoncello

String Quartet No. 2 - I. Impetuous -
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String Quartet No. 2 - II. Cunning -
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String Quartet No. 2 - III. Vain -
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Song Cycle

"Urban Haiku" is a setting of seven haiku by Nick Manning. The work was commissioned by Soprano Elizabeth Tait and was premiered in February of 2014 at Utah State university.

Elizabeth Tait, soprano

Noah Smith, piano

Urban Haiku - Elizabeth Tait
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Violin Solo

"Night Bird" is a show piece written as a birthday gift to my sister, Rebecca Ostermiller. It was performed in April of 2017 at Utah State University. The concept of the piece is a combination of nocturne and birdsong.

Rebecca Ostermiller, violin

John Mitton, piano

Night Bird - Rebecca Ostermiller
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