Contemplations

 

 

Contemplations - (2013)    

for organ


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.

 

 

2 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 score.

 

Contemplations