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Premieres and Selected Performances

The lists below contain only information about world premieres as well as special concerts/residencies, tours, and events. Hundreds of performances of Carson Cooman’s music take place each concert season. Please contact Carson if you have a specific inquiry about known performances in your area.


Premieres in 2014–15 concert season:

November 30, 2014: Epicedium (2014) for oboe and organ; Andrew Price, oboe and Heinrich Christensen, organ; King’s Chapel Concert Series, King’s Chapel, Boston, Massachusetts

November 9, 2014: Prélude phrygien from Deux petits préludes (2014) for organ; Yannick Merlin, organ; Temple St-Jean de Mulhouse, Alsace, France

October 24 & 26, 2014: Canzona da camera (2014) for traverso, baroque violin, viola, cello, and harpsichord; commissioned by Musicians of the Old Post Road; Sudbury and Boston, Massachusetts

October 12, 2014: The Guest House (2014) for SATB choir and organ; commissioned by The Memorial Church, Harvard University for the installation of the Rev. Lucy A. Forster-Smith, Cambridge, Massachusetts

September 26 & 27, 2014: Concertino Foko (2014) for organ, brass choir, and percussion; commissioned by the Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ for the renovation celebration; Ray Cornils, organ and the Kotzschmar Festival Brass; Merrill Auditorium, Portland, Maine

August 12, 2014: Rhapsody (2014) for organ; Christian Lane, organ; Pipes on the Plaza Series, The Christian Science Mother Church, Boston, Massachusetts

August 10, 2014: Prelude and Fugue No. 3 (2013) for organ; Heinrich Christensen, organ; King’s Chapel, Boston, Massachusetts

August 10, 2014: Quidnet Morning Loop (2013) for any combination of instruments; Negative ZedRedshift Music Society, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

 

Premieres in 2013–14 concert season:

July–August 2014: Toccata-Rondo (2014) for organ; Cristiano Rizzotto, organ; concert tour of Brazil and Argentina

July 18, 2014: Prelude and Fugue No. 7 (2013) for organ; Kevin Bowyer, organist; International Summer Organ Festival, Basilica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy

June 24, 2014: Solstice Sonata (2013) for trumpet and organ and Solstice Prelude (2014) for trumpet; commissioned by the American Guild of Organists for its 2014 Biennial National Convention; Chris Gekker, trumpet and Christian Lane, organ; Boston, Massachusetts

June 22, 2014: Canzona IV (2014) for organ; Mark Engelhardt, organ; St. Peter’s by-the-Sea, Bayshore, New York

June 21, 2014: A Blue Star (2013) for women’s voices; wedding of Jonah Kappraff and Beth Willer; members of Lorelei Ensemble; Ithaca, New York

June 15, 2014: Not to Us (2014) for SATB choir unaccompanied; for the “Bach Cantata Vespers” series, commissioned by St. James Lutheran Church, Nancy Nickel, director, Portland, Oregon

May 17, 2014: Rochester Triptych (2014) for string quintet; commissioned by Gibbs & Main for EuphoNY 2014; Rochester, New York

May 9, 2014: Folk Prelude on “Azmon” (2013) for organ; Christian Lane, organ; Westminster United Methodist Church, Westminster, Maryland

May 4, 2014: Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (“Prescott”) (2014) for SATB choir and organ and Preces and Responses (“Prescott”) (2014) for SATB choir unaccompanied; Christ Episcopal Church, Matthew F. Burt, director, Portola Valley, California

May 4, 2014: Lenti (2014) hymn tune; commissioned by the Eastman School of Music for its hymn initiative, Timothy Dudley-Smith Hymn Festival, Rochester, New York

April 27, 2014: Sagebrush Celebration (2014) for orchestra; commissioned by the Carson City Symphony for its 30th anniversary; David Bugli, music director; Carson City, Nevada

March 16, 2014: New York State premiere: The Revelations of Divine Love (Metaphors from Sea and Sky) (2009) for soprano, baritone, SATB chorus, and chamber orchestra; Burnt Hills Oratorio Society, Susan Fedak, music director; Saratoga Springs, New York

January 25, 2014: The Choir Invisible (2013) for SATB chorus and piano; commissioned by Albany Pro Musica in memory of David Griggs-Janower; Albany, New York

December 28, 2013: Aria quasi una ciaconna (2013) for organ; Erik Simmons, organ; Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Portland, Oregon

December 25, 2013: Little Partita on a Polish Carol (2013) for organ and Little Fantasia on “In dulci jubilo” (2003) for organ; Adrian Self, organ; Cartmel Priory, Cumbria, England

December 15 and 16, 2013: An Heavenly Song (2013) for TB voices and organ; commissioned for the 103nd Annual Christmas Carol Services, The Memorial Church, Harvard University, premiered by the Harvard University Choir, Edward Elwyn Jones, director

December 15, 2013: Preludio on a Swedish Tune (2013) for organ; commissioned by Christopher M. Wicks; Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Salem, Oregon

October 12, 2013: Canzona III (2013) for organ; in honor of Susie Jarrell, Nantucket Organ Crawl, St. Mary, Our Lady of the Isle Catholic Church, Nantucket, Massachusetts

September 29, 2013: Flax-Golden Tales (2013) for storyteller and chamber orchestra; New Juilliard Ensemble, Joel Sachs, Juilliard School, New York, New York

September 29, 2013: King of Glory, King of Peace (2013) for SATB choir and organ; commissioned by The Memorial Church, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

September 19, 2013: Prelude and Fugue No. 9 (2013) for organ; Christian Lane, organ; First Christian Church, Stillwater, Oklahoma

 

Premieres in 2012–13 concert season:

August 24, 2013: Plaint (2013) for organ; Murray Forbes Somerville, organ; Summerfest, York, South Carolina

August 18, 2013: Witnesses to Love (2013) for SATB choir; for the appointment of the Rev. Linda Simmons as minister of South Church (The Unitarian Church of Nantucket), Nantucket, Massachusetts

June 8, 2013: Joysong (2013) for organ; for the wedding of Ray Cornils and David Bellville; Christian Lane, organ; Brunswick, Maine

June 2, 2013: Fanfare for a Duchess at St. Andrew’s (2013) for organ; commissioned for St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in memory of Dorothy Virginia Garman Blakenship Laurie; premiered by Rudolph A. Lucente, Roanoke, Virginia

April 4, 2013: Shadowbook (Three Songs in the Night) (2013) for clarinet, tuba, and piano; commissioned by Kevin and Susan Wass; premiered by David Shea, clarinet, Kevin Wass, tuba, Susan Wass, piano, South-Central Tuba-Euphonium Conference, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

March 31, 2013: Easter Day (2013) for SATB choir and organ; commissioned by The Memorial Church, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

March 31, 2013: Rising (2010) for organ; Ed Broms, organ; Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Boston, Massachusetts

March 10, 2013: Lilac Jubilee (2012) for orchestra; commissioned by the Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, David Harman, conductor; Kodak Hall, Eastman Theatre, Rochester, New York

Feburary 22, 2013: Canopache (2012) for Native American flute and drone; commissioned by James J. Pellerite; Durango Chamber Music Festival, Durango, Wyoming

February 17, 2013: Lilac Jubilee (2012) for orchestra; commissioned by the Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, David Harman, conductor; Carnegie Hall, New York, New York

February 14, 2013: The Peach Blossom’s Shadow (2013) musical for children; commissioned by Allendale Columbia School, Rochester, New York

December 16 and 17, 2012: Sweetest Music Softy Stealing (2012) for SATB choir; commissioned for the 103nd Annual Christmas Carol Services, The Memorial Church, Harvard University, premiered by the Harvard University Choir, Edward Elwyn Jones, director

December 2, 2012: This Is the Hour of Banquet and of Song (2012) for SATB choir; Christ Episcopal Church, Matthew F. Burt, director, Portola Valley, California

November 11, 2012: One Love (2012) for SATB choir; commissioned by The Memorial Church, Harvard University for the institution of the Rev. Jonathan L. Walton, Cambridge, Massachusetts

November 4, 2012: Every Generation (2012) for SAB choir and organ; commissioned by The Dover Church in celebration of its 250th anniversary, Dover, Massachusetts

October 26, 2012: Madrigal II (2012) for flute and hammerchord; Clare Duncan, flute and Carson Cooman, hammerchord, The Memorial Church, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

October 25, 2012: Remembering (2012) for organ; commissioned by Bates College for the naming of the Peter J. Gomes Chapel, Lewiston, Maine

October 14, 2012: Sonata No. 3 for Violin and Piano (2012); commissioned by Warren Davidson, violin and Donna Amato, piano; Music Plus Concert Series, Sewickley, Pennsylvania

October 7, 2012: Cantus I (2011) for piano; commissioned by Nicolas Horvath, Aubergenville, France

October 5, 2012: Boston Fantasia (2011) for organ; commissioned by the Historic Organ Foundation for its inaugural gala; Church of the Advent, Boston, Massachusetts

September 30, 2012: Southern USA premiere: Symphony No. 3, “Ave Maris Stella” (2005) for chamber orchestra; New Score Chamber Orchestra, Michael Garasi, conductor; Orlando, Florida

September 30, 2012: Morning at Brant Point (2012) for viola and cello; Walden Chamber Players; Nantucket Historical Association, Nantucket, Massachusetts

September 21, 2012: Two Songs Without Words (2012) for violin and cello; Karine Stone, violin and Diego Rivera, cello; Gibbs & Main “Terra Nova” CD Launch Party, Rochester, New York

September 18, 2012: Morning Star (2012) for 2-part voices and hammerchord; commissioned by The Memorial Church, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

 

Premieres in 2011–12 concert season:

June 7, 2012: Sun-loom (2009) for trumpet, horn, and piano; Chris Gekker, trumpet and David Jolley, horn; National Orchestral Institute, College Park, Maryland

June 2, 8, and 9, 2012: Veni Sancte Spiritus (2011) for SATTB voices; commissioned by Musica Spei and Trobairitz; Musica Spei; Rochester, New York

June 3, 2012: Sea Findings (1999) for contrabass and orchestra; P. Kellach Waddle, contrabass, Balcones Community Orchestra, Robert Alan Radner, conductor, Austin, Texas

May 24, 2011: Fantasia on “Fair Harvard” (2011) for organ; Christian Lane, organ; commissioned by Harvard University for its Baccalaureate service, Cambridge, Massachusetts

May 19 and 20, 2012: West Coast premiere: The Acts of the Apostles (2009) for baritone, chorus, congregation/audience, and chamber orchestra; Choir and Orchestra of Christ Episcopal Church, Portola Valley, California

May 18 and 19, 2012: Golden Callings (2012) for SSAA voices; commissioned by Lorelei Ensemble, Boston, Massachusetts

May 6, 2012: Double Duet (2011) for two groups of instruments; Time’s Arrow, Rodney Lister, director; Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts

May 6, 2012: Planctus II (2012) for organ; Paul Cienniwa, organ; First Church (Unitarian Universalist), Boston, Massachusetts

April 29, 2012: The Evening Choir (2012) for SATB choir, SATB soloists, and organ; commissioned by The Memorial Church, Harvard University for the inaugural concert of the C. B. Fisk organ, Opus 139; Cambridge, Massachusetts

April 22, 2012: In Beauty Walking (2012) for mezzo-soprano and string quintet; commissioned by Gibbs & Main for EuphoNY 2012 with Ashley Hill, mezzo-soprano; Rochester, New York

April 8, 2012: Cambridge Passacaglia (2012) for organ; commissioned by The Memorial Church, Harvard University for the inaugural performance of the C. B. Fisk organ, Opus 139, Christian Lane, organ; Cambridge, Massachusetts

March 18, 2012: The Flute of the Infinite (2011) for SATB chorus, flute, and harmonium; First Unitarian Society in Newton, Anne Watson Born, music director, Newton, Massachusetts

March 16, 2012: Alma Redemptoris Mater (2011) for SATB chorus; Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe, William Picher, music director; Orlando, Florida

March 7, 2012: There Will Be Stars (2011) for SATB chorus, percussion quartet, and piano; commissioned byLexington High School, Jason Iannuzzi, director of choruses; Lexington, Massachusetts

January 5, 2012: Journeybook II (2010-11) for harpsichord; Jeffrey Grossman, harpsichord; Boston, Massachusetts

December 18, 2011: Leap into Love (2011) for voices (in canon); commissioned by The Memorial Church, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

December 12, 2011: Joint premiere: Fanfare Canon (2011) for snare drum, temple block, and wood block [concert also includes a performance of A Trip to the Sky (2009) for any solo or combination of instruments]; Connecticut College New Music Ensemble, Peter Jarvis, director; New London, Connecticut

November 28, 2011: Joint premiere: Fanfare Canon (2011) for snare drum, temple block, and wood block [concert also includes a performance of A Trip to the Sky (2009) for any solo or combination of instruments]; William Patterson University New Music Ensemble, Peter Jarvis, director; Wayne, New Jersey

December 11 and 12, 2011: Born Among Us in the Night (2011) for SATB choir and organ; commissioned for the 102nd Annual Christmas Carol Services, The Memorial Church, Harvard University, premiered by the Harvard University Choir, Edward Elwyn Jones, director

November 19, 2011: Irreversible Heart (2010) for soprano, violin, and piano by Christine Howlett and theChatham-Wood Duo, Poughkeepsie, New York

November 5, 2011: Exaltation (2011) for SATB choir; commissioned for the 15th anniversary of the Seraphim Singers, Cambridge, Massachusetts

October 9, 2011: Hornpipe (2011) for organ; Marcia Hempel, organ; South Church (The Unitarian Church of Nantucket), Nantucket, Massachusetts

October 2, 2011: Sunrise Alleluia (2011) for SATB voices and electronic tape; Christ Episcopal Church, Matthew F. Burt, director, Portola Valley, California

September 25, 2011: Nantucket premiere: Sankaty Dreaming (String Quartet No. 4) (2002); Walden Chamber Players; Nantucket Historical Association, Nantucket, Massachusetts

September 16, 2011: Cantus II (Into Unknowing Light) (2011) for piano; Julia Scott Carey, piano; Boston, Massachusetts

September 4, 2011: Lullaby and Pastorale (2011) for flugelhorn and drone; Drew Fennell, flugelhorn; Freeport, Pennsylvania

September 4, 2011: Ostinato Mass (2011) for voice and organ; Denise Konicek, soprano and Heinrich Christensen, organ; King’s Chapel, Boston, Massachusetts

 

Premieres in 2010–11 concert season:

August 2, 2011: In the Absence of Your Ringing (2004) for carillon; commissioned by the Friends of the Albany City Carillon, Charles Semowich, carillonneur; Riverside Church, New York, New York

July 19, 2011: Prelude and Fugue No. 1 (2011) for organ; commissioned by the Boston Pipe Organ Encounter, Boston, Massachusetts

May 29, 2011: American premiere: In memoriam Liana Alexandra (2011) for flute and two gongs; Mary-Elizabeth Thompson, flute, and Cory Hills, gongs; Composer’s Voice Concert Series, New York, New York

May 28 June 18, 2011: European premiere: Hope and Love (2010) for SATB choir; Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum Summer Tour, Andrew Clark, conductor, Germany and Austria

May 24, 2011: In memoriam Liana Alexandra (2011) for flute and two gongs; Amalia Iordache flute, and Ilinca Lorencz, gongs; National University of Music, Bucharest, Romania

May 24, 2011: For the Graduation (2011) for SATB choir; commissioned by Harvard University for its commencement exercises, Cambridge, Massachusetts

May 23, 2011: Prelude Modale (2011) for two horns and organ; commissioned by the Tidewater Chapter of the American Guild of Organists for “The Organ Swell” concert series; Hazel Dean Davis and Kim Gilman, horns, Martin Sunderland, organ, Norfolk, Virginia

May 7, 2011: Menlo Park premiere: The Revelations of Divine Love (Metaphors from Sea and Sky) (2009) for soprano, baritone, SATB chorus, and chamber orchestra; Performing Arts Series of St. Bede’s Church, Melo Park, California

April 10, 2011: Rondino on “I Love to Tell the Story” (2011) for organ; commissioned by Murray Forbes Somerville and Covenant Presbyterian Church, Nashville, Tennessee

April 10, 2011: Cantique (2010) for violin and piano; Gabrielle Monachino, violin and Sherry McCarthy, piano, Rochester, New York

April 3, 2011: Kyrie (2011) for unison voices and clarinet; commissioned by Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

March 27, 2011: Nous voyons (after Arcadelt-Liszt) (2010) for piano; commissioned by Vox Novus forShiau-uen Ding, Liszt Bicentennial Birthday Bash, Composer’s Voice Concert Series, New York, New York

March 26, 2011: Wondrous Love (2011) for SATB choir and piano; commissioned by Christian Lane for the wedding of Taylor Lewis Guthrie and John Blair Hartman III, Louisville, Kentucky

March 24, 2011: Circe (2011) for soprano and organ; Jolle Greenleaf, soprano and Christian Lane, organ, Rochester, New York

March 20, 2011: Give Me (2011) for SATB choir; commissioned by The Memorial Church, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

February 25, 2011: Journeybook: in memoriam Arthur Jarvinen (2010) for mixed sextet; commissioned bythingNY, Long Island City, New York

February 13, 2011: Two Folk Songs (2011) for organ; Christian Lane, organ; commissioned by The Memorial Church, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

February 5, 2011: Sonatina for Toy Piano (2010); commissioned by Artis Wodehouse, Merkin Hall, New York, New York

January 23, 2011: O Lord, I Will Sing of Your Love Forever (2010) for SATB choir; commissioned by King’s Chapel in celebration of its 325th anniversary, Boston, Massachusetts

January 14, 2011: Lamentoso (2010) for trumpet and piano [concert also includes a performance of Lyric Trio for Trumpet, Cello, and Piano (2007)]; Chris Gekker, trumpet and Rita Sloan, piano; BargeMusic, Brooklyn, New York

December 31, 2010: Trumpet Tune (2010) for organ; commissioned for the wedding of Pauline Whittingkill Klyce and Robert Morgan Pennoyer II, Edward Elwyn Jones, organ, The Memorial Church, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

December 14, 2010: In the Night Garden (2010) for marimba; commissioned for Peter Jarvis; Connecticut College New Music Series, New London, Connecticut

December 12 and 13, 2010: The Rose Tree Carol (2010) for SATB choir; commissioned for the 101st Annual Christmas Carol Services, The Memorial Church, Harvard University, premiered by the Harvard University Choir, Edward Elwyn Jones, director

November 22, 2010: Suite Breve (2010) for organ; Adrian Self, organ; Cartmel Priory, Cumbria, England

November 21, 2010: Hope (2010) for SATB choir; commissioned for the installation of the Rev. Erin Splaine as minister, First Unitarian Society in Newton, Anne Watson Born, music director, Newton, Massachusetts

November 21, 2010: Truly the Light Is Sweet (2010) for SATB choir and organ; commissioned in celebration of the restoration of Appleton Chapel, The Memorial Church, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

October 30, 2010: Hope and Love (2010) for SATB choir; Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum, Andrew Clark, conductor, Cambridge, Massachusetts

October 10, 2010: Awake, My Heart (2010) for SATB choir; Third Presbyterian Church, Rochester, New York

 

Premieres in 2009–10 concert season:

June 3, 2010: Quidnet Shadows (2009) for flugelhorn and harp; Chris Gekker, trumpet and Madeline Blood, harp; National Orchestral Institute Faculty Chamber Recital, College Park, Maryland

May 23, 2010: O quam mirabilis (2010) for SATB choir; Cathedral Choral Scholars, Edward A. Broms, director; Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Boston, Massachusetts

March 23, 2010: Be Ye Wise (2009) for baritone solo, SATB choir, and organ; First Unitarian Society in Newton, Anne Watson Born, music director, Newton, Massachusetts

May 15 and 16, 2010: A Prayer Before Sleep (2009) for SSA chorus and flute; Bella Voce Women’s Chorus of Vermont, Dawn Willis, director, Burlington and Montpelier, Vermont

May 10, 2010: Bless the Lord, O My Soul (2010) for SATB choir; Choral Fellows of the Harvard University Choir; The Memorial Church, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

May 8, 2010: all-Cooman solo piano recital: Nine Preludes (2007), Madrigal (2008), Bear Mountain Fragments (2008), Concert Piece: La Tricotea (2006), Lullaby (after Rameau) (2009), Madaket Dreaming (2008), Summer Solstice (2007), Mountain Toccata (2008); Donna Amato, piano; The Memorial Church, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

May 5, 2010: Wherein Our Blessings Stand (2010) for SATB choir; Choral Fellows of the Harvard University Choir; The Memorial Church, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

May 3, 2010: Gloucester Estampie (2010) for organ; Christian Lane, organ; for the farewell to the C. B. Fisk organ, op. 46 (1967); commissioned by The Memorial Church, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

April 13, 2010: Berceuse (2010) for organ; Edward Elwyn Jones, organ; The Memorial Church, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

April 12, 2010: Dawnflower (2010) dance for reed organ, Moonflower (2010) berceuse for reed organ, and Windflower (2009) fantasy for reed organ; commissioned by Artis Wodehouse, Merkin Hall, New York, New York

April 11, 2010: The Living Water Works (2009) musical for children; commissioned by Third Presbyterian Church, Rochester, New York

April 10, 2010: Big Blue House (2008) for flugelhorn and piano; Colby Cooman, flugelhorn and Avis Romm, piano, Urbana, Illinois

March 21, 2010: A Difficult Miracle (2010) for SATB chorus, soprano and baritone soloists, oboe, clarniet, and piano and Pastorale (2010) for organ; commissioned by the First Unitarian Society in Newton, Anne Watson Born, music director, Newton, Massachusetts

March 13 and 14, 2010: West Coast premiere: The Revelations of Divine Love (Metaphors from Sea and Sky) (2009) for soprano, baritone, SATB chorus, and chamber orchestra; Choir and Orchestra of Christ Episcopal Church, Portola Valley, California

February 27, 2010: Miacomet Dreaming (2008) for orchestra; Knox-Galesburg Symphony, Bruce Polay, conductor, Galesburg, Illinois

February 11, 2010: Button Stew (2010) musical for children; commissioned by Allendale Columbia School, Rochester, New York

February 2, 2010: Two Dawn Hymns (2008) for cello and piano; Aaron Kaplan, cello and Kent Conrad, piano; University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois

January 15, 2010: Chasing the Moon Down (2009) for mezzo-soprano, trumpet, and piano (on poems of Katherine Gekker); Gail Collins, mezzo-soprano, Chris Gekker, trumpet, Stephen Brown, piano, Friday Morning Music Club Series, Washington, D.C.

January 9 and 10, 2010: Quartet for Piano and Strings (A Sea Liturgy) (2009); Arcturus Chamber Ensemble, Carlisle, Massachusetts and Cambridge, Massachusetts

December 13 and 14, 2009: Love Came Down at Christmas (2009) for SATB choir; commissioned for the 100th Annual Christmas Carol Services, The Memorial Church, Harvard University, premiered by the Harvard University Choir, Edward Elwyn Jones, director

December 1, 2009: Prelude on “Dix” (2009) for organ; Carson Cooman, organ; memorial service for Robert Zeeb, First Unitarian Society in Newton, Massachusetts

November 22, 2009: The Acts of the Apostles (2009) oratorio for baritone, SATB chorus, congregation/audience, and chamber orchestra; commissioned by The Memorial Church, Harvard University,John Salvi, baritone, Harvard University Choir, Brattle Street Chamber Players, Edward Elwyn Jones, conductor, Cambridge, Massachusetts

November 1, 2009: That They May Rest (2009) for SATB choir; for the “Bach Cantata Vespers” series, commissioned by St. James Lutheran Church, Nancy Nickel, director, Portland, Oregon

October 17, 2009: Where All the Ladders Start (2008) for trumpet and vibraphone, Un regard éloigné (2008) for flugelhorn and cello, and a performance of Sun Songs (2008) for trumpet and violin; Louis Ranger, trumpet, University of Victoria School of Music, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

October 4, 2009: The Welcome News (2009) for SATB choir; Cathedral Choral Scholars, Edward A. Broms, director; Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Boston, Massachusetts

October 4, 2009: Rise Up, My Love (2009) for soprano, flugelhorn, string trio, and organ; commissioned by the St. Theresa Parish Choir, West Roxbury, Massachusetts

August 30, 2009: Beach Grass Elegy (2009) for flute; Ashley Addington, flute, New Music Hartford, Ashley Addington, flute, Hartford, Connecticut

 

Premieres in 2008–09 concert season:

June 26, 2009: American premiere: The Revelations of Divine Love (Metaphors from Sea and Sky) (2009) for soprano, baritone, SATB chorus, and chamber orchestra; Choir of Royal Holloway, University of Londonand the Buttrick Sinfonia, Rupert Gough, director, The Memorial Church, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

June 14, 2009: Set Me As a Seal (2009) for SATB choir; Cathedral Choral Scholars, Edward A. Broms, director;Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Boston, Massachusetts

June 7, 2009: Rite I Eucharist (2007) congregational music; Christ Episcopal Church, Matthew F. Burt, director, Portola Valley, California

May 30, 2009: The Revelations of Divine Love (Metaphors from Sea and Sky) (2009) for soprano, baritone, chorus, and chamber orchestra;Choir of Royal Holloway, University of London and the London Mozart Players, Rupert Gough, director, Cadogan Hall, London, England

May 25, 2009: Elegies (2009) for two horns; Andrew Pelletier and Jeffrey Dunford, horns, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

May 5, 2009: Ascensions (2009) for SATB chorus, traverso, baroque violin, viola da gamba, and organ; commissioned by the Cornell Chamber Singers and Holland J. Jancaitis, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

May 1, 2009: Unfolding the Gates of Dawn (2008) for guitar; Aaron Larget-Caplan, guitar, New School of Music, Cambridge, Massachusetts

April 3, 2009: Proclamation (2004) for oboe; Toni Marie Marchioni, oboe, The Juilliard School, New York, New York

March 31, 2009: In memoriam George Perle (2009) for soprano and piano; Katharine Dain, soprano, New York Miniaturist Ensemble, The Players Theatre, New York, New York

March 21, 2009: Every Which Shining Way (2009) for trumpet and piano; Brian Shook, trumpet, College Music Society Mid-Atlantic Conference, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia

March 10, 2009: Clarinet Concerto (2004) for solo clarinet and string orchestra; Richard Goldsmith, clarinet,North/South Consonance Ensemble, Max Lifchitz, director, New York, New York

March 1, 2009: An Angel Song (2009) for SATB chorus and cello (to a text of Gwyneth Lewis); commissioned by The Memorial Church, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

February 11, 2008: The Shirt of Happiness (2008) musical for children; commissioned by Allendale Columbia School, Rochester, New York

February 8, 2009: Call to Remembrance (2009) for SATB choir and organ; Choir of King’s Chapel, Boston, Massachusetts

February 8, 2009: Shawkemo Dreaming (2009) for string orchestra; Bohuslav Martin Philharmonic, Kirk Trevor, conductor, Zlín, Czech Republic

February 7, 2009: Summer Solstice (2007) for piano; Shiau-uen Ding; Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

January 6, 2009: Autumn Songs (2008) for trumpet and piano and Nobadeer Dreaming (2008) for flugelhorn; Chris Gekker, trumpet; Church of the Epiphany, Washington, D.C.

December 13, 21, and 24, 2008: Dutch premiere of New World Carols: An American Christmas Triptych (2003) for SATB choir and organ; Alphens Kamerkoor Cantabile; Rijnsaterwoude/Oudshoornsekerk-Alphen aan den Rijn/Zwammerdam, Netherlands

December 7, 2008: The Sky Can Still Remember (2008) for SSAA choir and organ; commissioned by theBella Voce Women’s Chorus of Vermont, Dawn Willis, director; First Baptist Church, Burlington, Vermont

December 7, 2008: American premiere: Oboe Quartet (2007) for oboe and string trio; Center for New Music, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

December 1, 2008: Planctus (2005) for viola, Madrigal (2008) for piano, and Cavatina (2008) for viola and piano; Sarah Darling, viola and Jeffrey Grossman, piano; Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

November 23, 2008: Eros (2008) for SATB chorus and piano; First Unitarian Society in Newton, Anne Watson Born, director, Newton, Massachusetts

November 20, 2008: European premiere: Two Fragments (2004) for guitar quartet; Corona Guitar Kvartet,Literaturhaus, Copenhagen, Denmark

November 19, 2008: consortium premiere: Enchanted Tracings (Piano Concerto No. 2) (2008) for solo piano and wind ensemble; Donna Amato, piano, Carnegie Mellon Wind Ensemble, Denis Colwell, conductor; Carnegie Music Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

November 2, 2008: Moon Shards (2007) for alto saxophone, horn, trumpet, percussion, and piano; commissioned by Andrew Pelletier, the International Horn Society, and the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

October 31, 2008: Flying Machine (2008) for orchestra; Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra, James Yannatos, conductor; Sanders Theatre, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

October 5, 2008: O Lord, Increase My Faith (2007) for SATB choir; Cathedral Choral Scholars, Edward A. Broms, director; Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Boston, Massachusetts

September 28, 2008: The Oda-Burns Mass (2008) for SATB choir, violin, percussion, and organ; commissioned by Christ Episcopal Church, Matthew F. Burt, director, Portola Valley, California

September 17, 2008: Man Proposes, but God Disposes (2008) for SATB choir; Choir of Royal Holloway, University of London, Rupert Gough, director, British Embassy, Washington, D.C.

September 12, 2008: Little Recorder Book (2008) for alto recorder; John Turner, recorder, The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, England

 

Premieres in 200708 concert season:

June 15-19, 2008: Te Deum (2008) for 2-part choir and organ; commissioned by the Association of Anglican Musicians for their 2008 National Convention, Houston, Texas

June 1, 2008: When the Perfect Comes (2007) for SATB choir and organ; commissioned by Peter J. Gomes in celebration of the fortieth anniversary of his ordination to the ministry, 1968-2008; choirs of The Memorial Church, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and First Baptist Church, Plymouth, Massachusetts

May 19, 2008: consortium premiere: Enchanted Tracings (Piano Concerto No. 2) (2008) for solo piano and wind ensemble; Nora Skuta, piano, Slovak Radio Symphony, Kirk Trevor, conductor; Bratislava, Slovakia

May 18, 2008: Ode (2005) for contrabass; commissioned by P. Kellach Waddle; Austin, Texas

May 17, 2008: Winter Sonatina (2007) for piano; Marvin Rosen; Princeton Junction, New Jersey

April 19, 2008: consortium premiere: Lyric Trio for Trumpet, Cello, and Piano (2007); Colby Cooman, trumpet, Aaron Kaplan, cello, Casey Robards, piano; University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois

April 10, 2008: Virelai (2008) for solo violin and Estampie (2008) for two violins, Piotr Szewczyk and members of the Jacksonville Symphony; Music @ Main, Jacksonville, Florida

April 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 15, and 17, 2008: Mountain Toccata (2008) for piano; Jeffrey Grossman; tour of North Carolina with the Piatigorsky Foundation

March 9, 2008: Gold into Diamonds (2007) for soprano and piano; Amanda Forsythe, soprano and Linda Osborn-Blaschke, piano; Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York, New York

March 5, 2008: visiting composer presentation at the Hartt School, University of Hartford, Connecticut

February 28, March 1, 2, 5, 6, 9, 11 and 14, 2008: Pittsburgh Rhapsody (2008) for brass band; commissioned by the River City Brass Band (Denis Colwell, music director) as part of the “Pittsburgh 250″ project in celebration of the 250th anniversary of the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

February 14, 2008: Erie Water – Mule Tales of the Empire State’s Glorious Canal (2008) musical for children; commissioned by Allendale Columbia School, Rochester, New York

February 9, 2008: New Dawn (2008) for piano; John Norman Holtman; memorial service for John Monroe Holtman, Southern Pines, North Carolina

February 8, 2008: Schumann Serenade (2007) for string trio; Rosetta Trio, Cambridge, Massachusetts

January 27, 2008: In the Midst of Wild Being (2007) for SATB chorus, horn, and harp; commissioned byKing’s Chapel and Choral Arts New England, Boston, Massachusetts

December 16 and 17, 2007: Toccata-Fantasy on a Medieval Welsh Carol (2007) for organ; Edward Elwyn Jones, organ; The 98th Annual Christmas Carol Services, The Memorial Church, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

November 28, 2007: consortium premiere: Lyric Trio for Trumpet, Cello, and Piano (2007); The Orenunn Trio, Minot State University, Minot, North Dakota

November 14 & 18, 2007: Wild Sunrises (2002) for organ; Harry Lyn Huff, Adolphus Busch Hall, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

November 14, 2007: Mountains Like These (2007) for solo vibraphone; commissioned by Mike Perdue, Marietta, Georgia

November 11, 2007: The Litany of Light (2007) for SATB choir, soprano and baritone solos, brass quintet, timpani, and organ; commissioned for the 75th anniversary of The Memorial Church, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

October 26, 2007: Fanfare for DGF (2007) for band; commissioned for the inauguration of Drew Gilpin Faust as the 28th president of Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

October 26, 2007: River Song: Remembering Dennis Abelson (2007) for horn; Elizabeth Ann Abelson, horn; Suncrest Methodist Church, Morgantown, West Virginia

October 16, 2007: If Ye Love Me (2007) for SA voices and drone; Choral Fellows of Harvard University, The Memorial Church, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

October 13, 2007: Springburst (2007) for piano trio; Trio Tulsa, commissioned for “Gwyneth Walker: A Celebration of the Music Makers”, Chandler Hall, Randolph, Vermont

 

Premieres in 200607 concert season:

August 2, 2008: Brass Quintet (2007); commissioned by the Aspen Music Festival, Castle Creek Brass Quintet, Aspen, Colorado

July 29, 2007: Toccata: Homage to Buxtehude (2007) for organ; commissioned by Joan DeVee Dixon, Recital Tour, Sunday School Concert Series, Governor’s Mansion at Montauk, Clermont, Iowa

July 15-17, 2007: release and presentation of At Dawn of Grace: Hymn Tunes of Carson Cooman, an anthology of Cooman’s original hymn tunes with texts of various authors, National Conference of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

June 24, 2007: Toccata: Homage to Buxtehude (2007) for organ; commissioned by Joan DeVee Dixon, Recital Tour, Parish Church of St. Michael, Framlingham, Suffolk, England

June 20, 2007: Toccata: Homage to Buxtehude (2007) for organ; commissioned by Joan DeVee Dixon, Recital Tour, International Organ Festival, St. Augistin, Brno, Czech Republic

June 13, 2007: Toccata: Homage to Buxtehude (2007) for organ; commissioned by Joan DeVee Dixon, Recital Tour, International Organ Festival, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Litomerice, Czech Republic

June 9, 2007: Toccata: Homage to Buxtehude (2007) for organ; commissioned by Joan DeVee Dixon, Recital Tour, St. Wenceslaus Church, Spillville, Iowa

June 7, 2007: The Doors in the Sky (2007) for violin; commissioned by Piotr Szewczyk; Spoleto Festival USA, “Music in Time”, Charleston, South Carolina

May 24, 2007: Remembering Tomorrow: Trombone Concerto (2004); Robert Kozánek, trombone, Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Kirk Trevor, conductor, Bratislava, Slovakia

May 13, 2007: Autumn Sun Canticle (2006) for trumpet and orchestra, Colby Cooman, trumpet, Hochstein Youth Symphony Orchestra, Nancy Strelau, conductor, Rochester, New York

April 12, 2007: Sonata for Tuba and Piano (2007); commissioned by Mark Nelson for the Southwest Regional Tuba & Euphonium Conference, Tucson, Arizona

April 5, 2007: Folk Fantasies (2005) for solo euphonium, string quartet, and percussion; commissioned by Matthew Murchison, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

March 25, 2007: Aux Tuileries (2006) for voice and piano; Kristina Zmailaité, soprano and Mary Dibbern, piano, Sing for Hope, Paris, France

February 15, 2007: The Laidley Wyrm (2007) musical for children; commissioned by Allendale Columbia School, Rochester, New York

February 12, 2007: The Doors in the Sky (2007) for violin; commissioned by Piotr Szewczyk; New World Symphony Forum, Charleston, South Carolina

January 18, 2007 – March 29, 2007: performances of choral works New World Carols (2003), Builders for Christ (2004), In the Beginning Was the Word (1999, rev. 2001), God, You Move Among Us (2005), O Bone Jesu (2003), Faith, Hope, Love (2004), The Lamp of Charity (2004), A Cosmic Prayer (2002), Prayer of Julian of Norwich (2003), O Perfect Life of Love (2002), Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis, “St. Peter’s Cambridge” (2002), The Way, the Truth, The Life (2002) by the Choir of Royal Holloway, University of London, Rupert Gough, director, Royal Holloway, University of London, London, England (in preparation for recording of Cooman sacred choral music)

December 2, 2006: Concerto for Portatif Organ and Strings (2006); Nancy Granert, organ; commissioned by the Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra, Robert Mealy, director, Cambridge, Massachusetts

November 14, 2006: Polpis Dreaming (2005) for contrabassoon and piano; Bruce Gbur, contrabassoon and William Wingfield, piano, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas

October 29, 2006: Flute Concerto (2006);commissioned by Judith von Hopf, flute and the Kiev Philharmonic, Kiev, Ukraine

September 24, 2006: Orbiting Paradise (2005) for soprano, trumpet, and piano; Halcyon Trio Oregon (Jackie Van Paepeghem, soprano, Joan Paddock, trumpet, and Debra Huddleston, piano), Newberg, Oregon

 

Premieres in 200506 concert season:

July 30, 2006: The Kingdom of Justice (2006) cantata for SATB choir, soprano and baritone soloists, trumpet, and organ; commissioned by Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, San Jose, California

July 22, 2006: I Have Seen the Lord: a Mary Magdalene Sequence (2006) for SATB choir, alto saxophone, and organ; commissioned by the Episcopal Diocese of California for the installation of Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus as the eighth Bishop of California, Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, California; premiered with liturgical dance choreographed by Carla DeSola

June 24, 2006: Shining Space: Quintet for Horn and Strings (2006), James Sommerville, horn and members of the Arcturus Chamber Ensemble, in celebration of the wedding of Hazel Dean Davis and Stephen Hackbarth, Somerville, Massachusetts

May 13, 2006: Just Now (2006) for SATB chorus and orchestra; commissionedfor the 25th anniversary of Albany Pro Musica, David Griggs-Janower, conductor, Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Albany, New York

April 27-29 & May 1-6, 2006: Music for “As You Like It” (2006); incidental music and sung chorus and solo sections for Shakespeare’s As You Like It, directed by Di Trevis, Carnegie Mellon School of Drama, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

April 16, 2006: joint premieres: Psalm 66 (Be Joyful in God) (2005) for SATB choir and organ, Choir of Battell Chapel, Yale University, Holland J. Jancaitis, director, New Haven, Connecticut and Christ Episcopal Church, Matthew F. Burt, director, Alameda, California

April 11, 2006: Dream-Tombeau: Crucifixus (2003) for piano; on Musical Mosaic: Meditative Music for the Easter Season, Gordon Rumson, piano, Calgary, Alberta

April 2, 2006: Giant Colored Bird III (2005-06) for horn octet; commissioned by the Carnegie Mellon Horn Choir, Dennis Abelson, director, Castle Shannon, Pennsylvania

March 31, 2006: God, You Move Among Us (2005) for SATB choir and organ; Choir of Marquand Chapel, Yale Divinity School, Marisa Green, conductor, New Haven, Connecticut

March 1, 2006: Pittsburgh Concerto (2005) for orchestra; Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic, Efraín Amaya, conductor, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

February 27, 2006: Succor (2005) for voice and piano and Keep Me (2005) for voice and piano; Jean Danton, soprano and Leonardo Ciampa, piano, Boston College, Boston, Massachusetts

February 23, 2006: Symphony No. 3, “Ave Maris Stella” (2005) for chamber orchestra;commissioned by the Duquesne Contemporary Ensemble, David Stock, director, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

February 15, 2006: Number Pirates (2006) musical for children; commissioned by Allendale Columbia School, Rochester, New York

February 11, 2006: Concerto for Bass Trombone and Six Players (2006); commissioned by the Carnegie Mellon School of Music; Jim Siders, bass trombone, Carnegie Mellon Contemporary Ensemble, Walter Morales, director, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

January 27, 2006: Piano Concerto (2005) for solo piano and strings; commissioned by Symphonic Underground, Joseph Platt, piano, Michael Kennedy, conductor, Indianapolis, Indiana

January 14, 2006: Celestial Meditations (2000, rev. 2005) for organ, brass choir, and timpani; Robert W. Lehman and the River City Brass Band, Denis Colwell, music director, Christ Church Episcopal Organ Dedication Series, New Haven, Connecticut

January 7-8, 2006: Composer-in-residence for Rochester Area Suzuki Piano Teachers’ Association Music Festival; workshops on composition and improvisation; performances of Cooman chamber works; world premiere of Spring Songs (2005) for trumpet and piano.

December 4, 2005: Dances of the Holy Fool: Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano (2002); Paul Wehage, alto saxophone and Moruyu Maeda, piano; “Musique d’hier et d’aujord’hui” Series, Lagny-sur-Marne, France

November 19, 2005: Autumn Sun Canticle (2005) for trumpet and piano; Colby Cooman, trumpet and Carson Cooman, piano; commissioned by The Commission Project in memory of Bob Stata; Nazareth College, Rochester, New York

November 3, 2005: West coast premiere of Sonata for Flute and Piano (2005); Laurel Ann Maurer, flute; Contemporary Music Consortium, Salt Lake City, Utah

October 27-29, 2005: Featured guest composer at Bowling Green State University 26th Annual New Music & Art Festival; includes performance of Horn Trio (2004) for horn, violin, and piano.

October 6-8 & 11-16, 2005: Music for Lysistrata (2005); incidental music and sung chorus and solo sections for Aristophanes’s Lysistrata (translation by Douglass Parker), directed by Jed Allan Harris, Carnegie Mellon School of Drama, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

September 27, 2005: Sonata for Flute and Piano (2005), Brook Ferguson and Vahan Sargsyan, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

September 22, 2005: Sankaty Dreaming (String Quartet No. 4) (2002), premiere of final version; Cuarteto Latinoamericano, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

September 20, 2005: Carson Cooman Composer Profile Concert; Donna Amato, piano, Jordan Winkler, trumpet, and Barney Culver, cello; Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; program: world premieres of Sun Tracing (2005) for trumpet and piano and Fourth Piano Sonata (2005), and performances of Seascape Passion: Midday Brightness (Third Piano Sonata) (2002), Postcard Partita (2002) for piano, Enchanted Gardens (2002) for cello and piano, Sonata for Trumpet and Piano (2004)

 

Premieres in 200405 concert season:

July 2, 2005: Frequent Flyer (2005) for alto saxophone, marimba, and piano; Fireworks, Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium, Eugene, Oregon

June 28, 2005: American premiere of In the Light (2004) for piano and organ; Duo Majoya; American Guild of Organists Regional Convention, Billings, Montana

May 31, 2005: Three Intermezzi (2005) for trumpet and piano; Chris Gekker, trumpet and Ted Guerrant, piano; Church of the Epiphany, Washington, D.C.

May 24, 2005: Welcome Wind (2005) for SAB choir and piano; commissioned for the Winchester Thurston Upper School Chorus, Jason Iannuzzi, conductor; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

May 22 and 25, 2005: Downpour (2005) for SATB chorus and string quartet;commissioned by Madrigalia, Roger Wilhelm, conductor with Quartsemble, Rochester and Brockport, New York

May 13, 2005: Rossini in the Kitchen (2005) a comic monodrama in one act for tenor and piano; commissioned by Frank Napolitano; Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

May 7, 2005: Road of Light (2005) for saxophone quartet; commissioned by the Harvard Saxophone Quartet; Harvard Arts First Festival, Cambridge, Massachusetts

May 2, 2005: Dawn Rituals (2005) for flute quartet; commissioned by LAGO; Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

April 20, 2005: Two Fragments (2004) for guitar quartet and Dionis Dreaming (2004) for two guitars; by the Ferla-Marcinizyn Duo, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

April 17, 2005: Canzona (2004) for horn sextet; commissioned by the Carnegie Mellon Horn Choir, Dennis Abelson, director, Castle Shannon, Pennsylvania

April 5, 2005: Featured composer recital with music of Carson Cooman and Nancy Galbraith: Angela Occhionero, clarinet and Donna Amato, piano; repertoire includes Seascape Passion: Midday Brightness (Third Piano Sonata) (2003), Dream Etudes, Book II (2001) for piano, and Lyric Pieces (2004) for clarinet and piano, Swope Recital Hall, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania

April 5, 2005: Cerulean: Double Percussion Concerto (2005) for two solo percussionists and ensemble; commissioned by the Carnegie Mellon School of Music, Cory Cousins and Mike Perdue (soloists), Contemporary Ensemble, Walter Morales, director, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

April 2, 2005: Symphony of Light (first performance of the entire work; 2003) for string orchestra; Equinox Symphony Orchestra, Paul Stuart, conductor, Rochester, New York

March 25-27, 2005: Composer residency at Christ Episcopal Church, Alameda, California; world premieres of Meditation and Rejoicing (2005) for organ, brass quintet, and opt. timpani, Easter Triumph! Easter Joy! (2004) for SATB choir and organ, An Easter Processional (2005) for handbell ensemble, and a performance of Thieves (2004) chamber opera in one act

March 19, 2005: Lyric Pieces (2004) for clarinet and piano; Angela Occhionero and Donna Amato; Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

March 1, 2005: Waiting for October (2004) for flute and guitar; by the Heim Duo, Laidlaw Performing Arts Center, University of South Alabama

February 16, 2005: The Oncies (2004) musical for children; commissioned by Allendale Columbia School, Rochester, New York

December 5, 2004 (2 performances): Adam Lay Ybounden (2004) for SATB choir and organ; University Choir, Lessons & Carols, Robert Delcamp, conductor, University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee

November 25, 2004: Sonata for Violin and Organ (2004); commissioned by Harrison Nelson for the Gough Duo; St. John’s, Smith Square, London

November 22, 2004: Too Upset for Words (2003) for alto saxophone, guitar, and piano; commissioned by the Lakehead University New Music Ensemble, Thunder Bay, Canada

November 19, 2004: Horn Trio (2004) for violin, horn and piano; Composers Concordance, New York City, New York

November 19, 2004: Silver Incantation (2003) for solo bassoon; Bradley Balliett, bassoon, hrCME, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

November 13, 2004: Dawn Game (2004) for wind ensemble; Carnegie Mellon Wind Ensemble, Denis Colwell, conductor, Carnegie Music Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

October 13, 2004: Two Preludes (2004) for carillon or chimes; David Schaap, organist, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

September 18, 2004: Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano (2004); Festival “Contrasts”, L’viv, Ukraine, Ostap Shutko, violin (concert will also contain a performance of Enchanted Gardens (2001) for cello and piano)

 

Premieres in 200304 concert season:

July 19-25, 2004: Let Praise of God Begin (2004) for SATB choir, youth choirs, and organ; commissioned for the 10th anniversary of the Royal School of Church Music in America King’s College Course, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Murray and Hazel Somerville, directors

May 20, 2004: Missa Brevis (“Trottier”) (2004) for SATB choir and organ; commissioned by St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Matthew Burt, director

May 16, 2004: Spectrum (2003-04) concerto-cantata for oboe, chorus, and chamber orchestra; Harvard University, Marisa Green, conductor

May 13, 2004: In the Light (2004) for piano and organ; Duo Majoya; Winspear, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

May 7, 2004: Exsultet (2004) for piano and stereo tape; Anthony Cheung, piano

May 1, 2004: Desiring the Solicitude of Rain (2003-04) for tenor and chamber orchestra; John McMunn, tenor, Bach Society Orchestra, Alex Misono, conductor

April 24, 2004: Foresight Spinning: Meditations for Contrabass and Ensemble (2004); Douglas Balliett, contrabass, Callithumpian Consort, Stephen Drury, conductor

April 8, 2004: Trio: in memoriam Dirk Flentrop (2004) for organ; Carson Cooman, organ

April 5, 2004: Thieves (2004) chamber opera in one act; St. James Episcopal Church, Alexandria, Louisiana

March 19, 2004: Tombeau-Aria (2003) for string quartet; commissioned for the Music Premieres of the Season Festival, Kyiv, Ukraine; also performances of Sankaty Dreaming (String Quartet No. 4) (2002) for string quartet, Canalscape: Soliloquy for String Quartet (2003), Enchanted Gardens (2001) for cello and piano, Paradoxes: Sonata for Cello and Piano (1998) and Summer Song (2003) for solo cello

March 2, 2004: Threads: Concerto for Orchestra (2003) and Canalscape: Soliloquy for String Quartet (2003); commissioned by Fairport High School, Kenneth Brown, director

February 19, 2004: US premiere of August Latitudes (2002) for violin, guitar and piano; commissioned by the Strung Out Trio; Cambridge, Massachusetts

February 11, 2004: Remember? (2003) musical for children; commissioned by Allendale Columbia School

January 11, 2004: Beyond All Knowing (2003) for chamber orchestra; Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Kirk Trevor, conductor

January 2-3, 2004: Presentations and lectures at RASPTA Piano Festival, Nazareth College, Rochester, New York

December 14 and 15, 2003: New World Carols: An American Christmas Triptych (2003) for SATB choir and organ; commissioned for the Harvard University Carol Services, Harvard University Choir, Edward Elwyn Jones, director

December 6, 2003: Reclimbing Mayflower Hill (2003) for trumpet and tape; Chrix Finne, trumpet

November 16, 2003: Silver Lagoons: Trumpet Concerto (2001); Knox-Galesburg Symphony, Bruce Briney, trumpet, Bruce Polay, conductor
(also composer presentations at Knox College and Galesburg, Illinois community)

November 9, 2003: Dionis Dreaming (2002) for mandolin and guitar; commissioned by Duo Ahlert and Schwab

November 5, 2003: Biblicals: Concerto for Solo Piano (1998) for piano; Kathleen Supové, piano; The Cutting Room (New York, New York)

September 28, 2003: Aquarius Chaconnes (2002) for viola and organ; Marisa Green, viola, Carson Cooman, organ

September 7, 2003: Builders for Christ (2003) for SATB choir and organ; commissioned by St. George’s Episcopal Church, Nashville, Tennessee, Murray Forbes Somerville, director

 

Premieres in 200203 concert season:

May 22, 2003: The Lamp of Charity (2003) for SATB choir unaccompanied; commissioned by the Harvard University Choir, Murray Forbes Somerville, director

May 3, 2003: Sonata for English Horn and Piano (2003), Why Does the Bee Fly Into the Little Iron Pagoda in the Garden? (2002) for soprano, English horn, and piano, and Star Canticle: Vision Vibrant (2003) for oboe, clarinet, and piano; Toni Marie Marchioni, oboe/English horn, Alexander Brasch, clarinet, Zoe VanderWolk, soprano, and Carson Cooman and Paul Kwak, piano; ARTS First

May 1, 2003: At the Setting of the Sun (2001) for SATB choir unaccompanied; commissioned by the Harvard University Choir, Murray Forbes Somerville, director

April 27, 2003: Enchanted Pathways: Concerto for Horn and Ensemble (2002); Hazel Dean Davis, horn and the Harvard Group for New Music; commissioned by the Broeker Fund for New Music

April 16, 2003: A Cosmic Prayer (2002) for SATB choir unaccompanied; Harvard University Choir, Murray Forbes Somerville, director

April 3-6, 2003: Dr. Magic (2003) opera in one act; commissioned by hrCME and the Leverett House Arts Society

March 27, 2003: Tundra Canticle (2003) for bassoon and contrabass; Bradley Balliett, bassoon and Douglas Balliett, contrabass

March 23, 2003: Alive! (2002) for organ; commissioned for Webster Presbyterian Church on the occasion of its new organ dedication; Peter DuBois, organ

March 23, 2003: All Things Came to Be (2002) for spacial handbells and organ; commissioned for Webster Presbyterian Church on the occasion of its new organ dedication; Handbell Ensemble and Sandra Gay, organ

March 16, 2003: A Lenten Collect (2003) for two organs; Jung-A Lee and Robert Jan August, organs

February 6, 2003: Star Tenders (2002) musical for children; Allendale Columbia School

January 9, 2003: Showings of Divine Love (2002) dramatic sacred tableaux for viola and organ; Marisa Green, viola and Carson Cooman, organ

December 8, 2002: Bernini’s Angels (2002) for two pianos; Richard Benefield and Carson Cooman, pianos; commissioned for the Harvard University Art Museums

November 15, 2002: Concertino for Three (2001) for flute, oboe, and bassoon; Penfield Symphony Trio

October 22, 2002; Plainsong Variations (1999) for solo cello; Craig Hultgren, cello

October 10, 2002; Polpis Dreaming (2002) for contrabass saxophone and piano; commissioned by Jay C. Easton, contrabass saxophone

September 11, 2002: Canticle: Mosaic in Remembrance and Hope (2002) for SATB choir and flute; Choral forces of Harvard University; commissioned by Harvard University United Ministry