As a composer with a very large catalogue of organ works, I realize that it can be daunting to dive into the complete list. I have thus created this shortlist in order to provide a selected introduction to my organ music. The works chosen for this list range widely in all parameters: years of composition, duration, difficulty, purpose, and recommended organ size.

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Organ: A Selected Shortlist

Op. 1109A Czech Liturgical Year (2015) for Organ11.5 min.

Erik Simmons, organ

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Dedication: for Jiří Žůrek

Commission: Commissioned by Erik Simmons

Publisher: free download

Op. 1044Aria quasi una ciaccona (2013) for Organ4.5 min.

Erik Simmons, organ

Dedication: for Erik, Charissa, Lydia, and Emily Simmons, in memory of Elin Helen Simmons (1931–2013), mother and grandmother

Publisher: The Sacred Music Press in "Antiphonies"

Op. 953Cambridge Passacaglia (2012) for Organ7 min.

Christian Lane, organ

Dedication: for Christian Lane

Commission: Commissioned by The Memorial Church, Harvard University

Publisher: Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc. in "Carson Cooman: Organ Music, Vol. 9"

Op. 943Canzona II (2011) for Organ3 min.

Erik Simmons, organ

Dedication: for Erik Simmons

Publisher: Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc. in "Carson Cooman: Organ Music, Vol. 8"

Op. 1032Canzona III (2013) for Organ (opt. pedal)5.5 min.

Erik Simmons, organ

Dedication: for Susie Jarrell

Publisher: Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc. in "Carson Cooman: Organ Music, Vol. 10"

Op. 1218Celebration Fanfare (2017) for Organ3.5 min.

Carson Cooman, organ

Dedication: for Andreas Willscher

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp. in "Five Festive Organ Pieces"

Op. 1215Ceremonial Suite (2017) for Organ10 min.

Carson Cooman, organ

Dedication: for Colby and Laura

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp.

Op. 1180Concerto piccolo (in memoriam Eberhard Kraus) (2017) for Organ11 min.

Carson Cooman, organ

Dedication: for Brigitte and Wolfgang Kraus

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp.

Op. 396Dawning (2002) for Organ3.5 min.

Erik Simmons, organ

Dedication: for Sandy

Publisher: Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc. in "Carson Cooman: Organ Music, Vol. 1"

Op. 1007Diptych (2013) for Organ6.5 min.
  • Aria Serena
  • Rondo Festivo

Erik Simmons, organ

Dedication: for Bernard Wayne Sanders

Publisher: Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc. in "Carson Cooman: Organ Music, Vol. 9"

Op. 252Exaltations (2001) for Organ11.5 min.
  • Heralding
  • Reflecting
  • Joyous

Dedication: for James and Marilyn Biery

Commission: Commissioned by The Commission Project for James and Marilyn Biery

Publisher: Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc. in "Carson Cooman: Organ Music, Vol. 2"

Op. 1198Fantasy-Variations on Two Themes (2017) for Organ15 min.

Erik Simmons, organ

Dedication: for Heinrich Christensen

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp.

Op. 862Gloucester Estampie (2010) for Organ7 min.

Christian Lane, organ

Dedication: for Christian Lane

Commission: Commissioned by The Memorial Church, Harvard University

Publisher: Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc. in "Carson Cooman: Organ Music, Vol. 7"

Op. 949Monody (2012) for Organ5 min.

Erik Simmons, organ

Dedication: for Erin Morgenstern

Publisher: Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc. in "Carson Cooman: Organ Music, Vol. 8"

Op. 1149O Come: Three Hymn Fantasies (2016) for Organ11 min.

Erik Simmons, organ

Dedication: (various)

Commission: Commissioned by Nick Wilson

Publisher: The Sacred Music Press in "Antiphonies"

Op. 1224Organ Symphony No. 2 (2017) for Organ34 min.
  • Fanfare
  • Rondo grave
  • Ballo
  • Ostinato
  • Paduana
  • Sea Dream
  • Estampie
  • Lament
  • Ground
  • Dance
  • Hymn
  • Sun Song

Carson Cooman, organ

Dedication: for Philip Hartmann

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp.

Op. 1251Organ Symphony No. 3, “Portals” (2017) for Organ24 min.

Erik Simmons, organ

Dedication: for Philip Hartmann

Commission: Commissioned by Philip Hartmann for the Martin-Luther-Kirche (Ulm, Germany)

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp.

Op. 1098Pièce héroïque (2014) for Organ5 min.

Erik Simmons, organ

Dedication: for David Carrier

Op. 1260Praeambulum festivum (2018) for Organ6 min.

Dedication: for Hartmut Siebmanns

Commission: Commissioned by Hartmut Siebmanns

Op. 913Prelude and Fugue No. 1 (2011) for Organ5 min.

Erik Simmons, organ

Dedication: for James Woodman

Commission: Commissioned by the 2011 Boston Pipe Organ Encounter

Publisher: Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc. in "Carson Cooman: Organ Music, Vol. 7 [and Vol. 10]"

Op. 1022Prelude and Fugue No. 3 (2013) for Organ (manuals only)5.5 min.

Erik Simmons, organ

Dedication: for Heinrich Christensen

Publisher: Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc. in "Carson Cooman: Organ Music, Vol. 10"

Op. 1028Prelude and Fugue No. 9 (2013) for Organ6.25 min.

Erik Simmons, organ

Dedication: for Harry Lyn Huff

Publisher: Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc. in "Carson Cooman: Organ Music, Vol. 10"

Op. 1227Radegund Variations (2017) for Organ11 min.

Dedication: for Hartmut Siebmanns

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp.

Op. 1147Refrains (2016) for Organ7.5 min.

Erik Simmons, organ

Dedication: for Peter Clark

Op. 981Remembering (2012) for Organ4 min.

Erik Simmons, organ

Dedication: in honor of the naming of the Peter J. Gomes Chapel, October 25, 2012

Commission: Commissioned by Bates College

Publisher: Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc. in "Carson Cooman: Organ Music, Vol. 9"

Op. 1075Rhapsody (2014) for Organ9 min.

Dedication: for Christian Lane

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp.

Op. 1248Rhapsody in A (2017) for Organ8 min.

Erik Simmons, organ

Dedication: for Alessandro Bianchi

Commission: Commissioned by Alessandro Bianchi

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp.

Op. 1014Ricercari (2013) for Keyboard8 min.
  • a3 (for Kimberly Marshall)
  • a2 (for James Woodman
  • a4 (for Peter Sykes)

Erik Simmons, organ

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp.

Op. 186Romanza (2000) for Organ3 min.

Erik Simmons, organ

Dedication: for Bruce Klanderman

Publisher: Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc. in "Carson Cooman: Organ Music, Vol. 1"

Op. 947Rondeau (2011) for Organ2.5 min.

Erik Simmons, organ

Dedication: for Dick Sanderman

Publisher: Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc. in "Carson Cooman: Organ Music, Vol. 8"

Op. 1204San Andreas Suite (2017) for Organ19 min.

Erik Simmons, organ

Dedication: for Andreas Willscher

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp.

Op. 1016Sonatina No. 2 (2013) for Organ (opt. pedal)8 min.
  • Toccata
  • Sharagan
  • Gigue

Erik Simmons, organ

Dedication: for Robby Behrman

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp. in "Sonatinas Nos. 2 & 3"

Op. 1234Sonatina No. 4 (2017) for Organ11 min.

Erik Simmons, organ

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp.

Op. 1120St. Michael Antiphonies (2015) for Organ5 min.

Erik Simmons, organ

Dedication: for Dr. JanEl B. Will on her 20th anniversary at Bruton Parish, Williamsburg, Virginia

Commission: Commissioned by the Choirs of Bruton Parish, Williamsburg, Virginia

Publisher: The Sacred Music Press in "Antiphonies"

Op. 894Suite Breve (2010) for Organ12 min.

Christian Lane, organ

Publisher: Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc. in "Carson Cooman: Organ Music, Vol. 7"

Op. 1038Symphony for Organ (2013) for Organ21 min.
  • Masque
  • Sarabande
  • Chorale

Erik Simmons, organ

Dedication: for Erik Simmons

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp.

Op. 1208Three St. Francis Legends (2017) for Organ12 min.

Erik Simmons, organ

Dedication: for Andreas Willscher

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp. in "St. Francis Organbook"

Op. 921Toccata Festiva (2011) for Organ6.5 min.

(also known as Toccata Electraca)

Erik Simmons, organ

Dedication: for Karen Electra Christianson

Commission: Commissioned by Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc.

Publisher: Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc. in "Carson Cooman: Organ Music, Vol. 9"

Op. 1063Toccata sequenziale sopra “ut re mi fa” (2014) for Keyboard5 min.

Erik Simmons, organ

Dedication: for Allan Winkler

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp.

Op. 1184Toccata, Aria, and Finale (2017) for Organ12 min.
  • Toccata
  • Aria
  • Finale

Erik Simmons, organ

Dedication: in memory of Dorothy Virginia Garman Blankenship Laurie for St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, Roanoke, Virginia

Recording:

Commission: Commissioned in memory of Dorothy Virginia Garman Blankenship Laurie for St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, Roanoke, Virginia

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp.

Op. 1240Trilogy on B-A-C-H (2017) for Organ12 min.

Erik Simmons, organ

Dedication: for Rhonda Sider Edgington

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp.

Op. 879Trumpet Tune (2010) for Organ4 min.

Harry Lyn Huff, organ

Dedication: for Pauline Whittinghill Klyce and Robert Morgan Pennoyer II, on their wedding day, December 31, 2010

Commission: Commissioned by The Memorial Church, Harvard University

Publisher: Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc. in "The Organist’s Companion (November 2010)"

Op. 1222Tuba Tune (2017) for Organ2 min.

Carson Cooman, organ

Dedication: for Ian Tracey

Op. 1170Two Fantasias (2016) for Organ12 min.

Carson Cooman, organ

Dedication: for Raimund Schächer

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp.

Op. 1187Two Mantras (2017) for Organ10 min.
  • Meditation (In paradisum)
  • Postludium (Deo gratias)

Dedication: for Felix Bräuer

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp.