Tenebrae Canticle (2001)
Erik Simmons, organ
Duration: 4.25 min.
Dedication: for Tom and Lois Dykstra
Commission: Commissioned by Rochester Christian Reformed Church
Publisher: Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc. in "Carson Cooman: Organ Music, Vol. 1"
Tenebrae Canticle (2001) was written for and is dedicated to Tom and Lois Dykstra, for a tenebrae service during Advent 2001 at the Rochester Christian Reformed Church, Rochester, New York. It is a dark meditation, exploring the depths of a series of pitch groups. Non-retrogradable rhythms and long-sustained textures run throughout.