Thomas Sleeper, composer

composer, conductor
Sleeper: Violin Concerto No.1 "Hypnagogia"
Early sketch from VIolin Concerto No. 1 written for Huifang Chen.
European premiere of Concerto for Horn and Orchestra
Stefan de Leval Jezierski, soloist with Schoenberg Symphony Orchestra
Philharmonie Berlin
Video / Audio
SLEEPER: Violin Concerto No.1 Mvt II
Slow movement of Sleeper's Violin COncerto No. 1 - Huifang Chen soloist - Brno Philharmonic -
credits: Brno Philharmonic, Huifang Chen soloist, Composer conductor, Visual images: Sherri Tan
SLEEPER: CD release: Symphony No. 3, Children's Suite No. 2, PARALLAX
Uroboros Music releases Symphony No. 3 "Ex Nihilo"  and Chamber Concerto for Alto Saxophone performed by US Navy Band, Children's Suite No. 2 - Russian National Orchestra and Brno Philharmonic- PARALLAX featuring Timothy Shade- EUphonium
SLEEPER: Rubric's Cubicle from "Einstein's inconsistency"
A very brief comic opera by Thomas Sleeper- one of 8 mini operas in "Einstein's Inconsistency" available through Albany Records.
Tony Boutté, tenor; Jeffrey Williams, baritone
Hana Sleeper, Clerk; Leyla Sleeper, Man
credits: Tony Boutté, tenor; Jeffrey Williams, baritone, Bruno Philharmonic
Sleeper: Brno Philharmonic FInale to film "The Silver MIrror"
Sleeper conducts the Brno Philharmonic in a recording session of his music for the film "The Silver Mirror."

credits: Composer/Conductor: Thomas Sleeper Piano: Marina Radiushina Soprano: Hana Skarkova Director/Producer: Ali Habashi
Brahms: Sonata For Clarinet Opus 120, No2 arr. for orchestra by Sleeper
Live performance of Thomas Sleeper’s orchestration of the Sonata No. 2 in Eb . Margaret DOnaghue, soloist and the Ruse Philharmonic. Sleeper, conducting.

Sleeper's arrangement uses as its models not only Brahms’ orchestral music, but his chamber music as well, employing moments reminiscent of the Clarinet Trio and Quintet for transparency and clarity. Brahms’ orchestration of the Opus 56aVariations on a Theme of Haydn was especially revealing as it also exists in the version for piano four hands. The Concerto for Violin, Opus 77 and the Piano Concerto in Bb Major, Opus 26 were studied for their treatment of the solo instrument in the orchestral setting as well as the relationship of the original piano part to the final orchestral score.
credits: Thomas Sleeper, Orchestrator and conductor; Margaret Donaghue. soloist, Ruse State Philharmonic
Sleeper: Through a Glass Darkly
Thomas Sleeper's song cycle "Through a Glass Darkly". Irini Kyriakidou, soprano, Zoe Zeniodi, conductor, Ensemble 21. Premiere February 23, 2011. Miami, Florida

Through a Glass Darkly

1. traces
everywhere the residue of you:
fleeing, periphery...
fading under lids,
just out of range...
your voice...
fading echoes
through the wound between heaven and earth ...
or hell...

II. possessions

sometimes you are on the surface...
I the ghost...
looking up, observing...
Watching you use my voice, you my hands...
I can only watch ... fascinated... breathless...
breathless at the transparency of it all...
How many times have you done this while I slept?
Have I ever really dreamed?

III. awakenings

How long it took to find...
you are not seen by all men...
that not all know of your ecstasy...
I've become aware of this...slipping into consciousness as others into sleep

-Giordano Bruno
credits: Zoe Zeniodi, conductor; Irini Kyriakidou, soprano
Sleeper: Symphony No. 1, II. Adagio
Paul Phillips and The Meadows Symphony Orchestra perform the premiere of Sleeper's Symphony No. 1 - this video of movement II Adagio - the entire work is on YouTube and was recorded for Albany Records. Phillips will premiere the 4th Symphony this October with the Meadows Symphony Orchestra  in Dallas, Texas.