Contemplations - (2013)
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.