Tobin Stokes

 

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Tobin Stokes is regularly commissioned for choral works from adult and children’s choirs. His choral music has premiered in Australia, Canada, England, France, Japan, Mexico, Spain, Sweden, Venezuela, and United States.


Versatile and prolific, he composes music for whatever comes his way - ballet, opera, orchestra, choirs, large events, television, film, and theatre. His music has been heard on all the major television stations and networks in Canada, with rebroadcasts in many other countries. Past residencies include a three-year position with the Victoria Symphony in Canada, the International Choral Kathaumixw and the Symphony and Opera Academy of the Pacific.

 

Music for large events includes the opening ceremonies of the BC Summer Games, the XV Commonwealth Games, and various music for the 2010 Olympic Bid, 2010 Canada Pavilion in Beijing, the 2010 Olympic Torch Relay, and both the 2009 and 2010 Cultural Olympiads.


visit Tobin’s website: www.tobinstokes.com

Hunker Down    by Tobin Stokes  
Canadian folk song


SATB a cappella    $2.35    CP 1172 
    (see the score while you listen)  duration - 2:55

TTBB a cappella    $2.35    CP 1181

A storm is coming so batten down the hatches! - tie up those boats and run for cover!

This is a rousing song - guaranteed to be a fun sing and a people pleaser.


Ikimilikiliklik   by Tobin Stokes


SSAA a cappella    $2.75    CP 1376 
    (see the score while you listen)  duration - 3:20

This unusual composition has been performed around the world. Google the word (if you can spell it) to see wonderful festival performances throughout Europe. Tobin’s song is built on the Basque mythology of witches celebrating the Witches’ Sabbath in the forest, casting spells and brewing magic potions. Halloween fun!


Spacious Firmament   by Tobin Stokes


SATB with piano    $2.35    CP 1178 
    (see the score while you listen)  duration - 4:25

SA or TB with piano    $2.35    CP 1034

This work was commissioned for the Kathaumixw International Choral Festival and is performed by a mass choir and symphony each time. Tobin chose beautiful poetry by Joseph Addison.


Rejuvenation    by Tobin Stokes


SATB with piano    $2.35    CP 1184 
    (see the score while you listen)  duration - 6:15

This rousing gospel style number has been performed with stunning effect by mass choirs at several international choral festivals. Positive, uplifting, hopeful - it is great fun! The audience at Festival 500 jumped to their feet before the song was over!


Vox Cubana    by Tobin Stokes


SATB a cappella    $2.35    CP 1207  
    (see the score while you listen)  duration - 3:20

An upbeat Cha Cha Cha - this piece is full of Latin rhythm and great fun.  Voices become the percussion section and melody. Listen to the sample!