Eternity in Their Hearts (2002)
Erik Simmons, organ
Duration: 5.5 min.
Dedication: for Ruth Watson Henderson
Recorded on Planctus: Organ Music of Carson Cooman (2013)
Publisher: Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc. in "Carson Cooman: Organ Music, Vol. 1"
Performance materials available from the publisher.
Eternity in Their Hearts (2002) is dedicated to composer Ruth Watson Henderson. The work was inspired by Ecclesiastes 3:11. A free-flowing melody opens the work, which serves as the principal material. After the initial presentation, lyric development of the material proceeds. A chorale-like treatment builds to a climax. Wisps of the earlier music are then recalled as the work leads to its reposed conclusion.