Compositions

Steven has composed for ensembles of all sizes. Below is a list of compositions for Chamber Ensembles, Large Ensembles, and Keyboard

Art Songs

    • "All Our Stories," from Confluence (a collaboration with the Composers' Collective of Vancouver, BC, Voice, Flute, & Piano, 2012)
    • American Fragments (from the poetry of Sandburg and Dickinson, for soprano & piano, 2016)
      • An Hour is a Sea
      • Under the Harvest Moon
      • I am afraid to own a body
      • Dying at my music!
      • Two
    • "Baltic Fog Notes" (poem by Carl Sandburg, for soprano & piano)
    • "Black Riders" - 5 songs from the poetry of Stephen Crane (for voice and piano, 2019)
      • Black riders
      • Mystic shadow
      • Three little birds
      • Places among the stars
      • I saw a man pursuing the horizon
    • "Confessions" - 5 songs from the poetry of Amy Lowell and Walt Whitman (for Soprano/Mezzo-Soprano [3 songs], Baritone/Tenor [2 songs] & piano, 2018)
      • Opal
      • June
      • Aubade
      • To a Stranger
      • Venus Transiens
    • Five Children's Songs (for voice, piano, and plucked piano strings OR voice, piano, bongos, and glockenspiel, 2019)
      • Twinkle, Twinkle
      • Little Star
      • Do you know?
      • Jack fell down
      • Are you sleeping, Frère Jacques?
    • Five Norwegian Songs (for Soprano, Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Viola, Cello, & Piano, 2010) -Recording-
    • Five Sombre Songs (for Soprano & Piano, 2011) -Recording 1- -Recording 2-
    • "Human Nature" (for soprano & piano, A collaboration with the poet Val Mallinson, 2017) -Recordings-
      • Saltwater Heart
      • Leave No Trace
      • Way Finding
    • I Call to the Earth and Sea -- Four Songs from Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass (for Soprano & Piano, 2013) -Recording 1- -Recording 2- -Recording 3-
      • You Sea!
      • Twenty-Eight
      • Night
      • Immortality
    • "Nuit Blanche" - Three songs inspired by French poetry (for Soprano & Piano, 2018)
      • The house should be full of roses
      • Dance the Jig
      • Nuit Blanche
    • Obstfelder Songs - Four songs in Norwegian with poetry by Sigbjørn Obstfelder (for Soprano & Piano, 2018)
      • Eva
      • Kan Speilet Tale
      • Regn
      • Psalme
    • "Resistance" - Five songs to poetry by Joanne Kennedy Frazer (for Soprano & Piano, 2018)
      • Work
      • Tweet, tweet, tweet
      • Communion
      • A would-be prophet
      • Re-visioning
    • Sandburg Songs (ongoing project, begun in 2016)
    • "Sea Songs" (Five songs for Mezzo-Soprano and Piano, 2019) (Text by Fearnside, Jeffers, St. Vincent Millay, Teasdale, and Sandburg)
      • On Christmas Eve
      • Ebb-Tide
      • Low Tide
      • Peace
      • Sea-Wash
    • "Smoke and Steel" (Four songs with poetry by Carl Sandburg, for Soprano & piano)
      • Prayers of Steel
      • Monotone
      • Stars, songs, faces
      • Valley Song
    • Solveig's Song (for Mezzo-Soprano & Piano, 2011)
    • "There Will Come Soft Rains" (poem by Sara Teasdale, for Mezzo-Soprano & Piano, 2018)
    • Three Biblical Songs (for Soprano & Piano, 2008) -Recording-
    • Three Folk Songs of the Pacific Northwest (for voice & piano, 2016)
      • Seattle Illahee
      • The Girl with the Striped Stockings On
      • The Old Settler
    • Three Norwegian Songs (for Soprano & Piano, 2015)
      • Holder du af mig
      • Diset Kvæld
      • Det første møde
    • "We Wear the Mask" - Four songs from the poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar (for Mezzo-Soprano & Piano, 2018)
      • We Wear the Mask
      • Theology
      • Curtain
      • In Summer
    • "The Wall" (poem by Rabindranath Tagore, for unaccompanied Soprano, 2018)
    • Whitman Songs (ongoing project, begun in 2016)

Mixed Chamber Ensembles

    • Canzonetta (for Viola and Bassoon, 2016)
    • Ceremony (for Flute, Alto Saxophone, and French Horn, 2019)
    • Four Dances (for Flute, Violin, Viola, & Piano, 2008) -Recording-
    • Remembrance (Trio for Oboe, Viola, & Piano, 2018) -Recording-
    • Rite (for Flute, Viola, & Harp, 2011) -Recording-

Strings

    • Dance for Viola and Piano (2015) -Recording-
    • Elegy for String Sextet (2008) -Recording-
    • Fantasy for Viola and Piano (2009) -Recording-
    • Folk Dances for Solo Viola (2012)
    • Intermezzo for Viola and Piano (2014) -Recording-
    • Sacred Suite (for Viola and Piano, 2016) -Recording-
    • String Quartet (2012)

Winds

    • Brass Quartet (2011)
    • Four Pieces (for Flute & Piano, 2009) -Recording-
    • Five Impromptus (for Solo Flute, 2014)
    • Melodious Fragments (for Oboe & Viola, 2017)
    • Northwest Coast Pictures (for two Flutes, 2017)
    • Prayer (for Flute & Piano, 2012) -Recording-
    • Prelude (for Flute Choir, 2013) -Recording-
    • Suite for Flute and Piano (2014) -Recording-
    • Sax Quartet (2011)
    • Sonata for Oboe and Piano (2016) -Recording-
    • Wind Quintet (2010)

Handbells

    • Campanile - Surround Sound Etude for Handbell or Handchime choir
    • Introit & Prayer - "Many and Great, O God" (for 4 handbell ringers and piano, 2017)
    • Lament (Commissioned by the ringers of Des Moines United Methodist Church, 2017)
    • Prelude - Now the Green Blade Riseth (Commissioned by the ringers of Des Moines United Methodist Church, 2015)
    • Winter Rose (for Handbell Soloist) (2016)

Large Ensemble Compositions

  • Wind Ensemble
  • Orchestra
    • Dark Dances (2011)

Keyboard Music

  • Air and Ground Dance for solo organ (2016) -Recording-
  • Meditations on American Hymn Tunes (2016)
  • Over 75 pieces for solo piano
  • Nocturne (2008) -Recording-
  • Rhythmic Suite (2010)
  • Suite of Primitive Dances (2007)
  • Suite Parisienne (2008)