Music by David Lasky

American composer David Lasky (b. 1957) was educated at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell and St. Joseph’s College. Since 1981, he has been organist and director of music at St. Cecilia’s Church in Leominster, Massachusetts. As an organist, Lasky has performed as a soloist and in ensemble throughout Massachusetts and has performed recitals at the Washington National Cathedral, the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, and St. Mary’s Cathedral in Lafayette, Indiana. He has taught classes and workshops on improvisation and service playing for the American Guild of Organists and for the National Association of Pastoral Musicians. Lasky is very active as a composer and arranger of sacred organ and choral music, having, to date, more than thirty‑five collections of organ music in print and many other individual works. He has had more than 500 pieces of music published by Lorenz Publishing Company; The Sacred Music Press; Warner Brothers Publications; GIA Publications; Randall M. Egan, Publisher of Music, Ltd.; Augsburg Fortress Publications; CanticaNOVA Publications; Wayne Leupold Editions; and others. From 1985 to 2005, Lasky served as a classical music reviewer for The Worcester (Massachusetts) Telegram & Gazette and has written CD and composition reviews for The New England Organist.

Carson Cooman has recorded a number of Lasky’s works for organ.


The recordings can be listened to online at YouTube (full playlist) or downloaded as MP3 files.

The Beauty of Holiness (2018)
1) Blessed Are Those Who Seek Peace (Matthew 5:9)
2) Merciful and Kind Is Our Gracious Lord (Psalm 103:8)
3) Your Dwelling Place Is Lovely, O Lord (Psalm 84:1)
Published by CanticaNOVA Publications
YouTube / MP3

Cantilena (1992)
Published by H. W. Gray (out-of-print)
YouTube / MP3

Cantilène (2015)
Published by Leupold Editions in “The Organist’s Companion” (July 2016)
YouTube / MP3

Celebration (2015)
Published by Lorenz Publishing Co. in “Easy Organ Library, Vol. 63”
YouTubeMP3

Centennial Triptych (2018)
1) Rigaudon; 2) Cantabile; 3) Rondeau Recessional
Published by Lorenz Publishing Co. in “The Organist’s Library, Vol. 67”
YouTube / MP3

Chanson (2018)
Published by Lorenz Publishing Co. in “The Organ Portfolio” (May/June 2021)
YouTube / MP3

Chorale and Variations (2022)
Published by Lorenz Publishing Co.
YouTubeMP3

from Expressions (2019)
A Sacred Reflection
YouTube / MP3
Jubilate
YouTube / MP3
Introspection
YouTube / MP3
Sarabande
YouTube / MP3
Voluntary in A minor
YouTube / MP3
Published by Lorenz Publishing Co.

Fanfare and Trumpet Voluntary (2011)
Published by MorningStar Music Publishers in “Four Trumpet Tunes”
YouTube / MP3

Festive March (2015)
Published by Lorenz Publishing Co. in “Easy Organ Library, Vol. 61”
YouTube / MP3

Festive Rondeau (2018)
Published by Lorenz Publishing Co. in “The Sacred Organ Library, Vol. 6”
YouTubeMP3

Meditation on “St. Agnes” (1998)
Published by Belwin-Mills/Musicnotes
YouTube / MP3

Meditation on “The Ash Grove” (1999)
Published by Belwin-Mills/Musicnotes
YouTube / MP3

Meditation on “The Coventry Carol” (1989)
Published by Belwin-Mills (out-of-print)
YouTube / MP3

Meditation on “Veni Creator Spiritus” (1990)
Published by H. W. Gray (out-of-print)
YouTube / MP3

Peace Prayer No. 1 (2022)
Published by SMP Press
YouTube / MP3

Peace Prayer No. 2 (2022)
Published by SMP Press
YouTube / MP3

Peace Prayer No. 3 (2022)
Published by SMP Press
YouTube / MP3

Peace Prayer No. 4 (2022)
Published by SMP Press
YouTube / MP3

Peace Prayer No. 5 (2022)
Published by SMP Press
YouTube / MP3

Postlude Brevis (2017)
Published by Lorenz Publishing Co. in “Easy Organ Library, Vol. 65”
YouTube / MP3

Postlude in the Mixolydian Mode (2019)
Published by Lorenz Publishing Co. in “Easy Organ Library, Vol. 66”
YouTube / MP3

Postlude in Victorian Style (1982/2018)
Published by Lorenz Publishing Co. in “The Organ Portfolio” (January/February 2021)
YouTubeMP3

Prelude on “Adoro te devote” (2014)
Published by Augsburg Fortress in “Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence”
YouTube / MP3

Prelude on “Amazing Grace” (1989)
Published by H. W. Gray (out-of-print)
YouTube / MP3

Prelude on “Attende Domine” (2014)
Published by Augsburg Fortress in “Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence”
YouTube / MP3

Prelude on “O Sacred Head Surrounded” (1990)
Published by H. W. Gray (out-of-print)
YouTube / MP3

Prelude on “Picardy” (2011)
Published by Augsburg Fortress in “Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence”
YouTube / MP3

Prelude on “Wondrous Love” (2022)
Published by Augsburg Fortress in “Draw Us In”
YouTube / MP3

Recessional in C (2020)
Published by Lorenz Publishing Co.
YouTubeMP3

from SeasonalExpressions (2021)
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
YouTube / MP3
Good King Wenceslas
YouTube / MP3
Variations on “Wondrous Love”
YouTube / MP3
We Gather Together
YouTube / MP3
Published by Lorenz Publishing Co.

A Song of Hope (2018)
Published by Lorenz Publishing Co.
YouTubeMP3

Trumpet Processional in G major (2013)
Published by MorningStar Music Publishers in “Four Trumpet Tunes”
YouTube / MP3

from Wonder and Praise
Postlude héroïque (2020)
YouTube / MP3
Reverie (1982)
YouTube / MP3
Postludium Festiva (1982)
YouTube / MP3
A Contemplative Prayer (2017)
YouTube / MP3
Trumpet Tune in F (1985)
YouTube / MP3
Postlude à la gigue (2020)
YouTube / MP3
Published by Lorenz Publishing Co.