Two Contrasts (2018)
Erik Simmons, organ
Duration: 8 min.
Dedication: for Timothy Miller
Recorded on Eternal City: Music for Organ by Carson Cooman (2020)
Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp.
Performance materials available from the publisher.
Two Contrasts (2018) is dedicated to Timothy Miller. The two movements (which may be performed together or separately) form contrasts to each other in a number of musical ways. However, in addition to the differences, there are also connections of motivic material that link the two movements together.
Sharagan refers to a style of monodic hymn in the Armenian Orthodox Church. Madrigal alternates between declamatory, expressive music and buoyant, dance-like music.