Music by James Michael Stevens

Composer and pianist James Michael Stevens (b. 1961) was born in Texas, grew up in Alabama, and was educated at Samford University, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and the University of Kentucky. Stevens has been active as a church musician and academic, serving as chair of the music department at Welch College in Nashville, Tennessee. As a composer, Stevens has published more than 1,000 compositions with numerous publishers, primarily in piano and choral genres. With Joseph M. Martin, Stevens co-composed the song “Without Love… We Have Nothing,” which has become one of the most popular wedding songs in Korea and has been recorded on more than 250 commercial CDs.

Carson Cooman has recorded many of Stevens’s works for organ.s


The recordings can be listened to online at YouTube (full playlist) or downloaded as MP3 files. A “selected” shorter playlist of favorites is also available.

Against a Pensive Sky (2023)
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Ambience Nocturnal (2024)
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Andante Arioso (2022)
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Anthem (2022)
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Arioso Andante (2024)
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Arioso of Peace (2023)
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As Eagles Fly (2022)
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Autumn Prelude No. 1 (2021)
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Autumn Prelude No. 2 (2021)
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Autumn Prelude No. 3 (2021)
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Autumn Prelude No. 4 (2021)
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Autumn Prelude No. 5 (2021)
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Bells in Hidden Space (2020; piano)
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Bird in the Night Sky (2023)
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Blue City (2023)
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Blue Fog (2023)
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Blue Silk (2023)
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Breath of Autumn (2022)
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Bright Awakening (2023)
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Broken Shimmers, Tragic Night (2023)
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Call Me Home (2022)
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The Call of Home (2022)
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Call of the North (2023)
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Candles Burn in the Quiet Night (2022)
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Cantabile Arioso (2022)
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Cantabile at Eventide (2022)
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Cantabile Serene (2023)
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Cape Town Processional (2023)
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cathédrale paris (2023)
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Celebration Serenade (2021)
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Centennial (2022)
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Ceremonial Royale (2022)
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Chronicles of Peace No. 1 (2022)
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Chronicles of Peace No. 2 (2022)
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Chronicles of Peace No. 3 (2022)
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Chronicles of Peace No. 4 (2022)
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Chronicles of Peace No. 5 (2022)
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Come Away (2022)
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Contemplation Divine (2022)
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Contemplation in F minor (2022)
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Dance of the Daffodils (2023)
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Devotion in D-flat major (2022)
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Devozione Amore (2023)
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Dream Drone on D (2023)
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Dust Moon (2023)
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Elegy Arioso (2023)
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Empty and Still (2021; piano)
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Engelberg Introit (2023)
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Evening Arioso (2023)
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Evening Devotion (2024)
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Evening Prayer (2023)
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Evening Rumination (2022)
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Fanfare Regale (2022)
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Festivale (2023)
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Festive Prelude No. 1 (2020)
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First Daffodils (2022)
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Flame in the Autumn Sky (2023)
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Flower in the Dark Wood (2022)
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Fly, Fly Beyond a Solemn Night (2024)
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Fly to the Heavens (2022)
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Frills and Fancies (2023)
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Galaxy (2023)
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Glastonbury Prelude (2023)
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Gloucester Prelude (2024)
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Golgotha Shadows (2023)
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Grand Overture No. 1 (2018)
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Grand Overture No. 2 (2018)
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Grand Overture No. 3 (2018)
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Grand Overture No. 4 (2018)
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Grand Prelude for Organ (2022)
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Grand Recessional in A minor (2022)
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Grant Thy Peace (2023)
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Halo above a Thunder Dome (2023)
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Heroic Prelude (2022)
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Honeysuckles (2023)
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Imperial Royale (2022)
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Invention Baroque (2023)
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In a Moment of Peace (2022)
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In the Shadow of the Phrygian Sea (2020; piano)
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Introit Maestoso (2023)
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Introit Nebula (2024)
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Introit Tabernacle (2023)
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Introito brillante (2023)
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Irish Shore (2022)
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from January (2021; piano)
Edge of Darkness
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Journey Home (2023)
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Joyeux (2022)
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from July (2021; piano)
Dusk
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Jupiter Rises (2023)
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Last Prayer of Evening (2023)
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Last Song of Autumn (2022)
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Lavender (2021)
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Legend of the Harvest Moon (2023)
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Love and Peace (2023)
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Lotus Gardens Prelude No. 1 (2021)
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Lotus Gardens Prelude No. 2 (2021)
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Lotus Gardens Prelude No. 3 (2021)
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Lotus Gardens Prelude No. 4 (2021)
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Lullaby My Angel Child (2023)
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March Royale (2021)
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from May (2021; piano)
Mystic Cave
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May Angels Guard Thee (2022)
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Meditation Arioso (2022)
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Meditation at Lost Lake (2022)
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Meditation Cantabile (2021)
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Meditation No. 1 in G minor (2020)
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Meditation No. 2 in C minor (2020)
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Meditation No. 3 in E-flat major (2020)
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Meditation No. 4 in E minor (2020)
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Meditative Arioso (2022)
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Memories and Musings (2023)
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Midnight in Miami (2023)
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Midnight Meditation (2023)
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Midnight Musings (2023)
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Midnight Swan (2022)
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Misty Blue (2023)
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Moment in a Mirror (2023)
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Morning Break (2023)
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Morning Promenade (2023)
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’Neath a Blue Moon (2023)
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Night Song (2022)
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Night Watch (2023)
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Noble Toccata in D minor (2021)
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Offering of Peace (2022)
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An Offering of Praise (2022)
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On a Quiet Winter Night (2022)
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Organ Minimal (2020)
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2) A minor
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3) Eb major
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4) D Dorian
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5) G minor
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Pavane and Galliard (2024)
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A Peace Beyond (2023)
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Peace to the Weary (2022)
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Peaceful Arioso (2023)
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Peaceful Pastorale (2022)
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The Peaceful Swan (2023)
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Pilgrimage (2022)
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Pinnacle (2022)
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Prayer of Serenity (2022)
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Prayers Without Words No. 1 (2022)
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Prayers Without Words No. 2 (2022)
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Prayers Without Words No. 3 (2022)
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Prayers Without Words No. 4 (2022)
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Prayers Without Words No. 5 (2022)
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Prelude Alturas (2022)
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Prelude Brimham (2023)
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Prelude Grand Capucin (2023)
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Prelude Grand Teton (2022)
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Prelude Norwegian (2023)
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Prelude of Peace No. 1 (2021)
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Prelude of Peace No. 2 (2021)
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Prelude of Peace No. 3 (2021)
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Prelude of Peace No. 4 (2021)
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Prelude of Peace No. 5 (2021)
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Prelude of the Pale Mountains (2023)
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Prelude Resolute (2022)
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Prelude Sunrise (2023)
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Prélude tragique (2022)
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Processional Grandiose (2023)
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Quiet Lament (2021)
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Quiet Meditation (2022)
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Rainy Day in May (2023)
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Reflection at Twilight (2022)
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Refuge (2021)
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Regal Prelude (2022)
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Sacred Meditation on the Palms (2024)
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Sacred Preludes Nos. 1–4 (2018)
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3) No. 3
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4) No. 4
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Safe Harbor (2021)
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Sanctuary (2022)
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Satin (2022)
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Secrets of Shadow Ridge (2024)
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Sentinel Dome (2023)
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Serene Arioso (2023)
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Serenity (2022)
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Serenity Prelude (2023)
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Shades of Purple (2023)
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Shadows at Twilight (2023)
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Shadows ’Neath an Angry Sky (2023)
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Shadow Path (2023)
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Shadow Quiet (2023)
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Shasta Prelude (2023)
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Shining Brook Waltz (2023)
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Silhouette Lake (2023)
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Simple Meditation of Peace (2023)
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Sing a Song… My Heart Reminds Me (2023)
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Sing My Heart (2023)
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Snow Spring Etude (2023)
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Solace in the Dark Night (2022)
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Solemn Contemplation (2022)
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Solemn Elegy (2022)
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Solemn Journey (2023)
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Solemn Reflections (2022)
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Solemnis (2022)
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Solenne Recessione (2022)
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Spring Prelude No. 1 (2022)
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Spring Prelude No. 2 (2022)
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Spring Prelude No. 3 (2022)
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Spring Prelude No. 4 (2022)
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Spring Prelude No. 5 (2022)
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Stardust in Your Eyes (2018)
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Stockholm Prelude (2023)
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Storm Quiet (2023)
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Strands of Velvet (2021)
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Sunflower Waltz (2021)
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Summer Arioso (2021)
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Summer Prelude No. 1 (2022)
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Summer Prelude No. 2 (2022)
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Summer Prelude No. 3 (2022)
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Summer Prelude No. 4 (2022)
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Summer Prelude No. 5 (2022)
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Summer Solstice (2023)
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Sunrise Ridge (2022)
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Swan Serenade No. 1 in G minor (2020)
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Swan Serenade No. 2 in D minor (2020)
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Swan Serenade No. 3 in A minor (2020)
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Swan Serenade No. 4 in Bb major (2020)
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Swan Serenade No. 5 in Bb major (2020)
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Swans at Twilight (2023)
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Theme from a Sunset Sky (2021)
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Twilight Ridge (2024)
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un moment de paix (2023)
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Valiant (2021)
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Vespers – Meditation in D minor (2018)
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Vespers No. 2 – Meditation in C minor (2018)
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Vespers No. 3 – Meditation in C major (2018)
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Vespers No. 4 – Meditation in A-flat major (2018)
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Waltz Down Rollins Place (2023)
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Waltz Sentimental (2018)
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Whispers and Wisps (2022)
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Whippoorwill (2022)
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Winter Elegy in D minor (2021)
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Winter Prelude No. 1 (2021)
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Winter Prelude No. 2 (2021)
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Winter Prelude No. 3 (2021)
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Winter Prelude No. 4 (2021)
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Winter Prelude No. 5 (2021)
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World Communion Anthem (2023)
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Yosemite Meditation (2023)
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