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Chamber Music

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.

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Music for Large Events

2010 Olympics

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

Festival Fanfare

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.

Recordings - select list


"Feathers" and "Stories From Klee Wyck" on "Portraits" by Emily Carr String Quartet, 2024

"Trio Lyrical" on "Fifteen Feet Closer to the Sky" by Adam Zinatelli, 2023


"The Darkling Thrush" on "Flights and Fancies" by Eve-Lyn de la Haye, 2023


"No More" from opera, Rattenbury, on "A North American Songbook" by J. Patrick Raftery, 2020


"El Sol Del Sur" on "The Book of Mirrors" by Popov and Vona with Ferreras and Johnson


"Lindsay's Songs" on "Lindsay's Songs" by Norma Selwood

"Eagle's Song" - recording by Tobin Stokes (over 10,000 sold)

"Tennyson Suite" on "Live in Prague" with Prague Philharmonic String Quartet & Academy Chamber Choir

"Hear my Prayer" on "Legacy" by Elektra Women's Choir


"Koosen" on "Written in the Stars" by Eltham East Primary School Choir 

"Elephant Music" - limited run recording by Tobin Stokes


"Digital Christmas" - limited run recording by Tobin Stokes


"Train of Thought" - limited run recording by Tobin Stokes


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.

Tobin Stokes

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