Two Mantras (2017)
- Meditation (In paradisum)
- Postludium (Deo gratias)
Duration: 10 min.
Dedication: for Felix Bräuer
Recorded on Owl Night: Music for Organ by Carson Cooman (2018)
Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp.
Performance materials available from the publisher.
Two Mantras (2017) are dedicated to Felix Bräuer. A mantra is a repeated word or phrase, often chanted or sung in the manner of a prayer. These two organ pieces explore the concept musically, each extensively employing repeated patterns: both direct repetition and repetition with small variation.
“Meditation (In paradisum)” is very quiet and extremely serene. Floating harmonies in the hands gradually shift while a slow line in the pedal slowly descends. “Postludium (Deo gratias)” sets up a perpetual motion toccata through which the harmonies change and are repeated.