Press Release – Concert – Festival of Psalms 2014

The First Festival of Psalms Ever!

A personal long term project turns into a regional event and utilizes spaces not normally associated with classical music Tampa FL, April 21, 2014 – When Stephen P Brown began his quest to compose 150 pieces of new music by his 50th birthday, he was not prepared for a regional … Give me more…

Early Bird Discounts for Festival Launch

The First Festival of Psalms Ever!

  I am a living example of last week’s post. I have been so distracted I didn’t even realize it is Friday today, and neither my weekly post nor my newsletter about the launch of a new Festival were ready in time Well, here it is! And what a whopper… I … Give me more…

#PsalmQuest 20 – Distracted Devotions (WQ3)

#PsalmQuest 20 is about being distracted

  Oh could I ever relate to this #PsalmQuest challenge! Apparently, Psalm 5 is a morning prayer. But the poor chap just can’t concentrate! Much like me this morning: I sat down an hour ago to write a #PsalmQuest post and instead checked an email, followed a link to an … Give me more…

#PsalmQuest 19 – Fire, Ice and Stormy Winds

Fire Ice and Stormy Winds by Stephen P Brown

  This piece of music is composed for piccolo trumpet (although it had nothing to do with Jim Stretton and “A Brass Mirror“), bass clarinet (although it had nothing to do with Calvin Falwell and “Restoration“), and piano (although it had nothing to do with me).   Actually, Fire, Ice … Give me more…

#PsalmQuest 18 – A surprising fanfare of praise

FI_Psalm150

  I do like surprises. Really. They make life interesting. If there are other people involved and the surprise is on me, I’ll get thoroughly embarrassed and put on a brave face, but secretly I’m loving every minute of it. Then there are surprises that are not pleasant, like the … Give me more…

Your Invitation to “Guest Post”

Write a Guest Post on Stephen P Brown's Blog

  As my platform at www.StephenPBrown.com continues to grow, an increasing number of bloggers have asked if they could write a guest post for my site. It’s always an honor to be able to share my platform with others. In fact, I think it’s my responsibility to help bloggers, performers, educators … Give me more…

Conductor Michael Seal Wins the SPB Mid-Life Achievement Award!

Conductor Michael Seal wins the SPB Mid-Life Achievement Award

  Congratulations to Conductor Michael Seal who is awarded the [so far biennial] “SPB Mid-Life Achievement Award” for March 2014. Michael has been consistently and diligently developing and maintaining a solid career as a violin player in the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra since the Music Director Simon Rattle days, … Give me more…

#PsalmQuest 17 – Mirror 3

Mirror 3 by Stephen P Brown is for two violins

  A short ditty. Just two and a half minutes long, played by two violinists. The title “Mirror 3″ comes from the fact that the structure of the piece is mirrored, much like Psalm 54 which inspired this piece (itself a little ditty!) There are five sections which, given letters … Give me more…

SPB Concert in NJ?

Stephen P Brown and Friends

  Greetings! Hope you are warming up and incredibly fit from shoveling a ton of snow this year. I remember what it’s like, especially on the day of my last “Stephen P Brown & Friends” concert in New Jersey. If you were there, you’ll remember that the snow held no-one … Give me more…