String Quartet Works:
- Feathers, for Emily Carr String Quartet, premiered May, 2014
- Sir Gallehad, from Tennyson Suite, recorded by Prague Philharmonic String Quartet (1994)
- Stories from Klee Wyck - 3 mov’ts for string quartet, and one mov’t for string quartet and mezzo (2011)
Chamber (various instrumentations)
- a number of short pieces for various chamber ensembles added to the "Bits of Beauty" series (2013)
Trio Lyrical (for Trumpet Trio)
Commissioned and premiered (Banff 2010) by Reveille, recorded by Reveille, published 2011
Concertino (for Bass Clarinet and Strings)
Commissioned by Gordon Clements (2010), recorded for CD 2012
Impromptu (for student string trio)
Commissioned by the Powell River Academy of Music
Theme and Deviations (Marimba Solo)
Commissioned and premiered in Taiwan by Salvador Ferreras
El Sol Del Sur (for two percussionists, two pianists)
Commissioned and premiered by Lark and Popov
Recorded by CBC at Glen Gould Studio, Toronto
Quartet (for piano trio and a percussionist)
Commissioned by CBC Radio Two for Lands End Chamber Ensemble
The Adventures of John Ware (for brass quintet)
Commissioned and recorded by Foothills Brass
Leaning on the Wind (for brass quintet and narrator)
Commissioned and recorded by Foothills Brass, based on writings by Sid Marty, and narrated by same
Music for Podcasts
2023 - CBC PlayME - incidental music for "Sexual Misconduct for the Middle Classes," an audio drama
2021 - Hakai Magazine - theme and incidental music for "The Sound Aquatic", a five-part series
2019 - Hakai Magazine - theme and incidental music for "Ballast", a five-part series.
Music for Soloists
A number of "art song" commissions for solo voice and piano accompaniment.
Music for Dance
A Streetcar Named Desire
2006 - 2008 Full-length ballet score for seven live jazz musicians, commissioned by Ballet BC 2006. Choreographed by Artistic Director John Alleyne. Script adapted by John Murrell.
Music for Large Events
Various works for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics: Fanfare, classical/pop song, fiddle music, and choral pieces for the torch relay celebrations, film music work with Sal Ferreras for the 2010 Aboriginal Pavilion, arrangements for Kinnie Starr and the Borealis String Quartet, performing on piano with the Vancouver Symphony and the Black Arm Band from Australia, a choral commission from VANOC for live performance at the Yaletown LiveSite about ski jumping (for both male and female singers...) and improvised ensemble music behind an evening of writers and poets including Shane Koyczan.
Inner Harbour Overture
Performed by the Victoria Symphony Orchestra, with the Coho Ferry Captain, the Johnson Street Bridge Operator and the BC Royal Museum Carilloneur, and other present day and historic recorded sounds. Audience of over 30 000, in the Inner Harbour, Victoria BC, Premiered Aug 2008, recent performance: Aug 2012.
The BC Song
Performed by many choirs across British Columbia in February 2005, all on the same day in support of the 2010 Olympic bid.
The Athletes' Parade
Commissioned for the XV Commonwealth Games opening, medals, and closing ceremonies. Accompanied the athletes marching in the opening ceremony past Queen Elizabeth II.
BC Summer Games
Commissioned for the BC Summer Games staged opening ceremonies, 1992. A fifteen-minute work complete with logging trucks and water bombers in Port Alberni, BC.
2010 Olympics One-Yr Countdown Concert
Live arranging/production/performing for the Four Host Nations presentation by Producer/Percussionist Salvador Ferreras, Feb 2009 Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver BC.
The Spacious Firmament
Commissioned by the BC Choral Federation. Performed at every biannual International Choral Kathaumixw opening and closing ceremonies by large massed choirs with orchestra, Powell River, Canada
Commissioned for the Opening of the 2004 Cultural Capital of Canada celebrations. A fanfare prepared for brass quintet, trio, and large brass ensemble, 2004.
Commissioned for the ceremony marking the 50th year since the bombing of Hiroshima. Stokes' music represented Canada in this ceremony of choirs that was broadcast around the world.
A Streetcar Named Desire, Ballet British Columbia, recorded live at Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, Canada
Movement from "El Sol Del Sur" recorded at Glen Gould Studio,
CBC Toronto, with performers Sal Ferreras, Beverley Johnston, Lark Popov, and George Vona.