for Carson Cooman
Carson Cooman, composer in residence at Harvard's Memorial Church,
wrote me yesterday about a single manual instrument newly built by his
friend, John Bennett, with two stops, an Italian principal at 8' and a flute
of 4'. Last year, I'd written him a work,
Burdens and Fugues in D major.
He inquired about a piece for this new instrument, praising the low-pressure
and "gentle" chamber organ and specifically the principal. He wrote it was
perfect for "very long-breathed lines and textures." For this,
Contemplations has been composed for him and for the instrument.
pages, circa 5' 30" an MP3 demo is here:
The score for
Contemplations is available as a free PDF download, though any major
commercial performance or recording of the work is prohibited without prior
arrangement with the composer. Click on the graphic below for this organ