Thomas Stevens

Stevens  Thomas 48  Lyric  Studies  Tp101

48 Lyric Studies
based on the Vocalises of Concone and Bordogni
for trumpet

Stevens  Thomas 8  Studies 8  Trumpets  Tp197

8 Studies for 8 Trumpets
for 8 trumpets

Stevens  Thomas  New  Carnival Of  Venice  Tp298

A New Carnival of Venice
for 4 trumpets and orchestra

Stevens  Thomas  After  Schlossberg  Tp317

After Schlossberg
Trumpet Studies as Taught By Leading Members of The Schlossberg School
for trumpet

Stevens  Thomas  Aria Con  Variazioni  Tu113

Aria con variazioni
for tuba and string orchestra

Stevens  Thomas 4  Little  Pieces  Tu100

Four Little Pieces
for tuba quartet

Stevens  Thomas  Igors  Dance  Ens135

Igor’s Dance
for brass quintet

Stamp  James  Supplemental  Studies  Tp277

Supplemental Studies
To The Original Warm-Ups and Studies
for trumpet with CD accompaniment

Stevens  Thomas  Triangles 1  Tp208

Triangles I
for 3 trumpets

Stevens  Thomas  Triangles 2  Tp307

Triangles II
Segnali
for 9 trumpets

Stevens  Thomas  Triangles 3  Tp49

Triangles III
for 5 trumpets and 2 pianos

Stevens  Thomas  Triangles  Iv  Ob3

Triangles IV
for english horn solo and 3 oboes

Stevens  Thomas  Variations In  Olden  Style  Tu8

Variations in Olden Style
after J.S. Bach
for tuba and string orchestra

Stevens  Thomas  Variations On  Clifford  Intervals  Tp196

Variations on Clifford Intervals
for trumpet, vibraphone and doublebass

Thomas Stevens

Thomas Stevens (*1938)

Thomas Stevens (born 1938, Atascadero, California) was appointed to the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra in 1965 by then music director, Zubin Mehta, who named him principal trumpet in 1972, a position he held through 1999.  He was concurrently involved as an educator in the U.S. and various international venues, including stints as a member of the regular faculties of the University of Southern California, CalArts, and the Music Academy of the West. The list of those who studied with him during those years includes prominent soloists, members of major symphony orchestras, and faculty members at leading universities and schools of music.

In addition to his work as an orchestral musician and educator, Thomas Stevens has performed and recorded as a soloist and chamber musician with major organizations throughout the world. He is perhaps best known internationally for his activities in the promotion, performance, and premiere recordings of new music for solo trumpet, the main body of those efforts having taken place from 1969 to 1985, and which resulted in many works that eventually became staples of the genre, including the “Sequenza X” of Luciano Berio, which was written specifically for him.

Thomas Stevens is a published composer, arranger, and orchestrator whose works have been performed in major concert venues and on recordings. His original educational materials, published by Editions Bim, are used in music schools throughout the world.

Thomas Stevens is a graduate of the University of Southern California (Thornton) School of Music, where he was named outstanding alumnus of the year in 1996.

Variations on Clifford Intervals
for trumpet, vibraphone and doublebass

Variations On Clifford Intervals Variations On Clifford Intervals

Variations in Olden Style after J.S. Bach
for tuba and string orchestra

Variations In Olden Style Variations In Olden Style

Triangles I
for 3 trumpets

Senza Misura Senza Misura

II. Quasi Lento II. Quasi Lento

III. Presto Possibile III. Presto Possibile

Igor’s Dance
for brass quintet

Igors Dance Igors Dance

Four Little Pieces
for tuba quartet

4 Little Pieces 4 Little Pieces

A New Carnival of Venice
for 4 trumpets and orchestra

A New Carnival Of Venice A New Carnival Of Venice