composer and organist
Scale Shapes using the Stocken Method (Chester Music): a diagrammatic method for learning keyboard scales based on the examination requirements of the ABRSM.
Grades 1 and 2 (2001); Grades 3 and 4 (2002), Grade 5 (2003); Grades 1-
“Occasionally something simple is invented which makes it difficult to imagine a world without -
Simon Sechter’s Fundamental Bass Theory and Its Influence on the Music of Anton Bruckner (Edwin Mellen Press, 2009).
This book is a published version of Frederick’s PhD thesis. Frederick wanted to enrich his composing by studying one of the most comprehensive accounts of the theory of harmony ever undertaken – a fascinating journey that has indeed deepened his technique.
"... Stocken's study rises thoroughly and elegantly to this challenge. ... this book remains a most valuable contribution to the literature. Stocken's study is a diligent in its encounter with Sechter's theories and their sources, constructively critical in its engagement with the secondary literature, and perspicacious in its analysis of Bruckner's music. It makes a vital contribution to both Bruckner and Sechter studies, and as such should become an important text for scholars in both fields." Dr. Julian Horton (The Bruckner Journal).
Graded Keyboard Musicianship, 2 volumes, co-
These books develop five core skills at the keyboard: figured bass, score-
‘Studying with Sechter: Newly Recovered Reminiscences about Schubert by his Forgotten Friend, the Composer Joseph Lanz’, Music & Letters, 88 (May 2007), 226-
The lucky rediscovery of these reminiscences gives many new insights into Schubert’s thought, for instance his only recorded opinion on Bach.