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.


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.

Andante Arioso (2022)
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Anthem (2022)
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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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Breath of Autumn (2022)
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Call Me Home (2022)
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The Call of Home (2022)
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Candles Burn in the Quiet Night (2022)
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Cantabile at Eventide (2022)
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Celebration Serenade (2021)
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Centennial (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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Devotion in D-flat major (2022)
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Evening Rumination (2022)
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Fanfare Regale (2022)
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Festive Prelude No. 1 (2020)
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First Daffodils (2022)
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Flower in the Dark Wood (2022)
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Fly to the Heavens (2022)
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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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Heroic Prelude (2022)
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Imperial Royale (2022)
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Irish Shore (2022)
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from January (2021; piano)
Edge of Darkness
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from July (2021; piano)
Dusk
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Last Song of Autumn (2022)
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Lavender (2021)
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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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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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Midnight Swan (2022)
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Night Song (2022)
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Noble Toccata in D minor (2021)
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An Offering of Peace (2022)
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An Offering of Praise (2022)
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Organ Minimal (2020)
1) E minor
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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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Peace to the Weary (2022)
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Peaceful Pastorale (2022)
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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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Prayer Grand Teton (2022)
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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 Resolute (2022)
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Quiet Lament (2021)
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Quiet Meditation (2022)
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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 Preludes Nos. 1–4 (2018)
1) No. 1
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2) No. 2
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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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Satin (2022)
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Serenity (2022)
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Solace in the Dark Night (2022)
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Solemn Elegy (2022)
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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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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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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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Theme from a Sunset Sky (2021)
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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 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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