Opus 330

Tenebrae Canticle (2001)

for Organ

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"

Performance materials available from the publisher.

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.