Happy 75th Birthday to David Stock!

Summer birthday tableAs David Stock marks his 75th birthday this month, we celebrate his considerable contributions to contemporary music, encompassing over 165 published works in nearly every genre including orchestra, wind ensemble, vocal, instrumental and chamber music. Stock continues to compose at a prolific rate, and enjoys performances by some of the most esteemed artist and ensembles in their respective genres. Currently he is working with Boston Modern Orchestra Project on finishing a complete CD containing a collection of his later concerti. The final work to be recorded for the project will be Stock’s Percussion Concerto to be recorded with Lisa Peger. For more details or to contribute funds for the recording, visit hatchfund.

A partial listing of Stock’s recent published works is shown below. Contact Keiser Classical for more information.


Fun der Alte Welt for Piano Trio (2012) 11′

“Fun der alte welt” (“From the Old World”) is based on familiar Yiddish tunes such as Der rebbe tanzen and Oyfn Pripetchik. In celebration of its 10th Anniversary Season, the Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival presented a special chamber music recital on December 17, 2012. The program, which featured the world premiere of “Fun der Alte Welt”, was part of the Music at Rodef Shalom concert series.

Klezmer Dreams (2013) 8′ Flute(dPicc), Clarinet, 2 Violin, Viola, Cello

This rhapsodic fantasy in a single movement shifts from a lively kli zemer tempo through rubato passages with quasi-improvisational cadenzas and ends with an uptempo “Freilach”. Commissioned by Noah Bendix-Balgley.

Little Star for solo Glockenspiel (2012) 5′

This 5 minute advanced piece for glockenspiel explores the instrument’s shimmering, brilliant tone quality.

Tenth String Quartet (2012) 18′

David Stock is among the most prolific contemporary composers in the string quartet genre. His tenth quartet is a two-part work inspired by Eastern European itinerant Jewish preachers called “Maggid”.

Twelfth String Quartet (2013) 22′

The Twelfth String Quartet demonstrates Stock’s command of the ensemble’s sonority and precision. The work is cast in four movements in an alternating pattern of fast followed by slow. As the work unfolds, a varied sonic landscape ranging from asymmetric grooves to poignant lyricism is revealed.