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List of Works

Op. 1377Every Day We Wake (2021) 3-part Canon1+ min.

Text after Thich Nhat Hahn

Dedication: for Anne Watson Born and the Sanctuary Choir of the First Unitarian Universalist Society in Newton, Massachusetts

Commission: Commissioned by the First Unitarian Universalist Society in Newton, Massachusetts

Op. 1376Variazioni sawiane (2021) for Organ8 min.

Dedication: for Jan Bartłomiej Bokszczanin

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp. (forthcoming)

Op. 1375Ninna nanna Arianna (2021) for Keyboard2.5 min.

Erik Simmons, organ

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Dedication: for Luca, Elena, and Arianna

Publisher: free download

Op. 1374Memory Thread (2021) for Organ7+ min.

Dedication: for Jan Bartłomiej Bokszczanin

Commission: Commissioned by Jan Bokszczanin

Op. 1373In the Doorway (2021) for SATB Chorus and Piano2 min.

Text by Paula J. Diehl

Dedication: for Anne Watson Born and the Sanctuary Choir of the First Unitarian Universalist Society in Newton, Massachusetts

Commission: Commissioned by the First Unitarian Universalist Society in Newton, Massachusetts

Op. 1372In memoriam Marian Sawa for Organ7 min.

Dedication: for Bartosz Patryk Rzyman

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp. (forthcoming)

Op. 1371Partita on “O Heiland, reiß die Himmel auf” (2021) for Organ8 min.
  • Fanfare
  • Ostinato
  • Aria
  • Finale

Dedication: for Philip Hartmann and the dedication of the new Kuhn choir organ in Ulm Cathedral, Ulm, Germany

Op. 1370Night Wind (2021) for Vibraphone and Four Flowerpots (one player)4.5 min.

Dedication: for Peter Jarvis

Commission: Commissioned by Peter Jarvis

Op. 1369Kaleidoscope Bells (2021) for Organ5.5 min.

Dedication: for Klaus Geitner

Commission: Commissioned by Klaus Geitner

Op. 1368What Is Holy? (2020) for SATB Chorus and Organ6 min.

Dedication: for Heinrich Christensen’s 20th anniversary as Organist and Music Director, King’s Chapel, Boston

Commission: Commissioned by King’s Chapel, Boston, Massachusetts in celebration of Heinrich Christensen’s 20th anniversary as Organist and Music Director (2000–2020)

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp. (forthcoming)

Op. 1367Festivo (2020) for Organ5 min.

Erik Simmons, organ

Dedication: for Thomas Hoisington on his 80th birthday

Commission: Commissioned by the family of Thomas Hoisington in celebration of his 80th birthday

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp. in "Four Pieces for Organ"

Op. 1366Augustinus-Praeludium (2020) for Organ5 min.

Erik Simmons, organ

Dedication: for Klaus Geitner

Commission: Commissioned by Klaus Geitner

Op. 1365Desert Marigold (2020) for Organ6 min.

Erik Simmons, organ

Dedication: for Frederick Frahm and the parish of St. Thomas of Canterbury, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp. in "Four Pieces for Organ"

Op. 1364Alborada (2020) for Organ3.5 min.

Erik Simmons, organ

Dedication: for Michael Calabris

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp. in "Four Pieces for Organ"

Op. 1363Legend of the Little Child (2020) for Unison Voices and Organ4 min.

Text by Euan Tait

Harvard University Choir (recorded in isolation)

Dedication: for the 111th Annual Christmas Carol Services of The Memorial Church, Harvard University, December 2020

Commission: Commissioned by The Memorial Church, Harvard University

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp.

Op. 1362A St. Patrick Silhouette (2020) for Organ (or Harmonium) (opt. pedal)7–10 min.

Erik Simmons, organ

Commission: Commissioned by Artis Wodehouse and the Friends of the Erben Organ, Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral, New York, New York

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp.

Op. 1361Troparion (2020) for Piano4.25 min.

Dedication: in memoriam Lee J. Kotsambas (1954–2019)

Commission: Commissioned by Subito Music Corporation

Publisher: Subito Music Corp. in "Piano Premieres, Vol. 1"

Op. 1360Scherzetto: Die Nachtigall (2020) for Organ (manuals only)2.25 min.

Erik Simmons, organ

Dedication: for Klaus Geitner

Commission: Commissioned for the 13th Sendlinger Orgelnacht, Munich-Sendling, Germany

Op. 1359Kaleidoscope Sky (2020) for Piano Trio20 min.

Dedication: for the London Piano Trio

Commission: Commissioned by Convivium Records for the London Piano Trio

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp.

Op. 1358Preludio del ricordo (2020) for Organ4 min.

Erik Simmons, organ

Dedication: for Bernd Genz

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp. in "Four Pieces for Organ"

Op. 1357As strong as these stones, as fragile as these stones (2020) for Organ6 min.

Carson Cooman, organ

Dedication: for Axel Ruoff

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp.

Op. 1356Awake, Thou World-Filling Light! (2020) Toccata for Organ5 min.

Dedication: for Jan Lehtola

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp.

Op. 1355Fenestral Nocturnes (2020) for Organ15 min.
  • The Damascus Road
  • The Good Shepherd
  • The Eternal City of God

Dedication: for Philip Hartmann

Commission: Commissioned by Philip Hartmann

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp.

Op. 1354Out of Small Beginnings (2020) for SATB Chorus and Organ4 min.

Text by William Bradford

Dedication: Commissioned by The Church of the Pilgrimage, Plymouth, Massachusetts in honor of the Rev. Gary Marks, Pastor Emeritus, and in memory of the Rev. Prof. Peter J. Gomes (1942–2011), friend of the church and founding chairman of the Plymouth 400 Committee

Commission: Commissioned by The Church of the Pilgrimage, Plymouth, Massachusetts

Op. 1353Two Aubades (2020) for Violin6 min.

Oleg Bezuglov, violin

Op. 1352Inside Voices (2020) for Electric Guitar and Organ4 min.

Gene Pritsker, electric guitar; Carson Cooman, organ

Dedication: for Gene Pritsker

Op. 1351Sea Psalms (2020) for Organ14 min.
  • Yonder Is the Sea
  • The Waves of the Sea Were Hushed
  • Through the Great Waters

Dedication: for Hartmut Siebmanns

Commission: Commissioned by Hartmut Siebmanns

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp.

Op. 1350A Little Bit of Normal (2020) for Piano2.5 min.

Dedication: for Howard Skempton

Op. 1349Hidden Aria (2020) for Voice, Trumpet, and Piano (one performer)indeterminate min.

Dedication: for Peter Nelson-King

Op. 1348Mr. Pelham’s Minuet, Varied (2020) for Organ4 min.

Dedication: for Beckie and JanEl

Op. 1347Meditatio passionis (2020) for Organ6+ min.

Carson Cooman, organ

Dedication: for Klaus Geitner

Commission: Commissioned by Klaus Geitner

Op. 1346A Pilgrimage Carol (2019) for SATB Chorus and Organ3.5 min.

Text by Euan Tait

Harvard University Choir; Edward Elwyn Jones, conductor

Dedication: for the 110th Annual Christmas Carol Services of The Memorial Church, Harvard University, December 2019

Commission: Commissioned by The Memorial Church, Harvard University

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp.

Op. 1345Prayer in Darkness (2019) for Organ4+ min.

Carson Cooman, organ

Dedication: for Klaus Geitner, in celebration of the addition of the pedal 10 2/3′ stop to the Eule organ of the Himmelfahrtskirche, Munich-Sendling, Germany

Commission: Commissioned by Klaus Geitner

Op. 1344Scherzetto (2019) for Flute and Organ3 min.

Dedication: for Virginia Schaap

Commission: Commissioned by David Schaap

Publisher: Selah Publishing Co., Inc. in "Five for Flute + Organ"

Op. 1343Gridwork (2019) for Taiko Drums, Marimba, and Organ4.5 min.

Dedication: for Rhonda Sider Edgington

Commission: Commissioned with support from the Special Projects Committee of the San Francisco Chapter, American Guild of Organists

Op. 1342Fantasia canonica (2019) for Organ6 min.

Erik Simmons, organ

Dedication: in celebration of the installation of Charissa Simmons as Canon for Children and Families, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Portland, Oregon

Commission: Commissioned by Erik, Lydia, and Emily Simmons

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp.

Op. 1341The Shores of Light (2019) for Soprano and Organ11 min.

Textless (vocalise)

Dedication: for Ketti Jane Muschler and Thomas Sheehan

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp.

Op. 1340As We Are Changed (2019) for Soprano, Tenor, SATB Chorus, and Chamber Orchestra
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65 min.

Libretto by Euan Tait

  • Part One: Collisions — Collisions
  • Two souls on a far planet
  • All the horses of the world vanish
  • All of me
  • Receiving his soul
  • Lullaby
  • What I was (1)
  • The ignored
  • What I was (2)
  • Cradle song for a young adult
  • Part Two: Song of My Music — My music began
  • The creation of a life
  • Birth
  • Lion, lioness
  • Creation of the world through birdsong
  • Song for musicians
  • Part Three: Songs of Transformation — No home
  • A living music
  • Soul seascape
  • A human music

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Dedication: for the Commonwealth Chorale in celebration of David Carrier’s 40th anniversary as artistic director, 2019–20

Commission: Commissioned by the Commonwealth Chorale

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp.

Op. 1339Plymouth Soundings (2019) for Organ5.5 min.

Dedication: for Clive Jenkins, Richard Line, and Michael Eaton

Commission: Commissioned for the Mayflower 400 celebrations

Publisher: Goodmusic Publishing Ltd.

Op. 1338Regen über dem Münster (2019) for Organ2.5 min.

Erik Simmons, organ

Dedication: for Philip Hartmann

Op. 1337Paulus-Praeludium (2019) for Organ4 min.

Erik Simmons, organ

Dedication: for Philip Hartmann

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp. in "Cambridgeport Collection"

Op. 1336Pastorella acustica (2019) for Organ3.5 min.

Erik Simmons, organ

Dedication: for Hartwig Barte-Hanssen and Tord Siemen

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp. in "Cambridgeport Collection"

Op. 1335Lighthouse Song (2019) for Organ4 min.

Erik Simmons, organ

Dedication: for Villemo Daneling

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp. in "Cambridgeport Collection"

Op. 1334Tiento mixolítico (2019) for Organ4+ min.

Erik Simmons, organ

Dedication: for Klaus Stehling and in memory of Robert Earl Behrman (1972–2019)

Commission: Commissioned by Klaus Stehling

Op. 1333Easter Soundings (2019) for Organ6 min.

Erik Simmons, organ

Dedication: for Thomas Sheehan

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp.

Op. 1332The Door (2019) for SATB Chorus, Oboe, and Piano4.5 min.

Text by Jane Hirshfield

Dedication: for the installation of the Rev. Dr. Cynthia Landrum, May 5, 2019

Commission: Commissioned by the First Parish Church of Acton and Stow, Mike Pfitzer, music director

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp.

Op. 1331Fanfarria brillante (2019) for Organ3 min.

Erik Simmons, organ

Dedication: for Klaus Stehling

Commission: Commissioned by Klaus Stehling

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp. in "Five Festive Organ Pieces, Set 2"

Op. 1330The Lighthouses (2019) for Organ8.5 min.

Dedication: for Klaus Geitner

Commission: Commissioned for the 12th Sendlinger Orgelnacht, Munich-Sendling, Germany

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp. in "Spire and The Lighthouses"

Op. 1329Ostinato Fanfare (2019) for Organ Duet (four hands, two feet)2 min.

Dedication: for Felix Bräuer and Thorsten Schwarte

Commission: Commissioned by Felix Bräuer

Op. 1328Spire (2019) Mosaic for Organ10 min.

Erik Simmons, organ

Dedication: for Philip Hartmann and the 50th anniversary of the Walcker organ in Ulm Cathedral, Ulm, Germany

Commission: Commissioned by Philip Hartmann

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp. in "Spire and The Lighthouses"