“The Cat & the Canary” — silent film by Paul Leni (1927), new score for DVD
“Concerto for Clarinet & String Orchestra” (2007)
“Double Concerto” for sarrusophone, bass clarinet and orchestra (2010)
“The Cameraman” (1927) score for silent film (2007)
“Duo-Impromptus” (2009) two clarinets
“Duo-Impromptus” (1998) for trumpet, French horn
“Octet-Serenata” (2010) for w.w. quintet, trumpet, ‘cello, bass
“When the Clouds Roll By,” new score for DVD released by Flicker Alley
“His First Flame” (1926) new score for DVD
“The Birth of God,” (2007) opera. Text: Heidenstamm
Franklin Stöver early on studied clarinet with Frealon Bibbins of the San Francisco Symphony and Sacramento Symphony. Began composing at 12 years old. Composed “Prelude to a Symphony” at 19, performed by members of the Sacramento Symphony in 1972.
Was influenced early on by composer Andrew Imbrie and east European composers, Miroslav Hlaváč and Klement Slavicky. Several of his orchestral works have been recorded by the Slovak Radio Orchestra with Trevor Kirk conducting. Commissioned to compose silent film scores for DVD release, notably “The Cat and the Canary” featuring the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra.
Stöver received a research grant from Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation in 1999 for work related to the Hungarian tárogató. In the late 1980’s, he attended a tárogató conference in Hungary and composed a “Tárogató Concertant” for 2 tárogató's and orchestra. Several very early works of his are published by Subito Music Corp., New Jersey, U.S. Currently at work on a biographical dictionary of American and Canadian composers. Was editor of a weekly newspaper in northern California, 2009-2011. In 2017, Italian video artist/composer Remo de Vico set images to Stöver's "Capriccio Borgogna."