Music by Karen Beaumont

American organist and composer Karen Beaumont (b. 1965) received her degree in Music History from the University of Wisconsin and studied organ with Gerre Hancock, John Behnke, Jeffrey Peterson, and Carol Haakenson. Beaumont has performed as a recitalist in numerous venues throughout the USA and the UK. From 1988 to 2011 she provided the organ and choral music for St. James Episcopal Church in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her album of classic French noëls was released on the Pro Organo label in 2020. Her musical compositions have been published by Lorenz, Leupold Editions, Fagus-Music, and SMP Press.

Carson Cooman has recorded a number of Beaumont’s works for organ and piano.


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

An Advent Quatrain (2023)
1) “…and waits in lonely exile…”
2) “Prepare the way…”
3) “The people who walked in darkness…”
4) “My soul doth magnify the Lord…”
Published by SMP Press
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Air (2023)
Published by SMP Press
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Autumn (2022; piano)
Published by SMP Press
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Bicinium on “Nun danket all und bringet Ehr” (2022)
Published by Lorenz Publishing Co.
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Blow the Trumpet—Rend Your Hearts (2023)
Published by SMP Press
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A Canticle of Light (2023)
1) Arise, shine, for your light has come
2) A great ring of pure and endless light
3) Vesper light
4) The light shineth in the darkness
5) …by light their way to Light they trod…
Published by SMP Press
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Canticle of the Animals (2023)
1) Praise the Lord from the earth, you sea monsters and deeps…
2) Birds and everything that creeps on the ground…two by two they went…
3) The wolf shall lie with the lamb…
4) Bless the Lord, you whales and all creatures…
Published by SMP Press
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Canzona (2023)
Published by SMP Press
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Canzona after Rimsky-Korsakov (2023)
Published by SMP Press
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Canzona on the Seikilos Epitaph (2023)
Published by SMP Press
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Canzona on the Te Deum (2023)
Published by SMP Press
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Ce l’ Akvo Forgeso: A Legend (2023)
Published by SMP Press
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Celebration on “Viz, viz, viz” (2023)
Published by SMP Press
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A Certain Slant of Light (2023)
Published by SMP Press
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Christ the Healer Organ Mass (2023)
1) Kyrie; 2) Gloria; 3) Creed; 4) Sanctus; 5) Agnus Dei
Published by SMP Press
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A Cinquain of Cinquains (2023)
Published by SMP Press
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A Colombian Christmas Rondo (2023)
Published by SMP Press
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Contemplation on “Eventide” (2023)
Published by Lorenz Publishing Co.
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Contemplation on “Jesu, meine Freude” (2023)
Published by SMP Press
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Contemplation on Psalm 138 (2023)
Published by SMP Press
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December Twilight (2023; piano)
Published by SMP Press
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Expressions in Three (2023)
Published by SMP Press
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A Fandango for Organ (2023)
Published by SMP Press
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Fantasia on “Wondrous Love” (2023)
Published by SMP Press
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Fantasy on “Lasst uns erfreuen” (2023)
Published by Lorenz Publishing Co.
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The Five Trees (Suite for Chamber Organ) (2023)
1) Oak; 2) Chestnut; 3) Cherry; 4) Maple; 5) Pine
Published by SMP Press
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Four Miniatures (2023)
1) Vivo con fuoco
2) Poco lento
3) Vivace con brio: A Chaconne
4) Adagio e teneramente
Published by SMP Press
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Four Sharp Lines: Variations on an Original Theme (2023)
Published by SMP Press
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Four Versets and a Canzonetta (2023)
Published by SMP Press
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Fragmentary Blue (2023)
Published by SMP Press
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Freight of Stars (Suite for Chamber Organ) (2023)
1) The evening river is level and motionless.
2) The spring colors just open to their full,
3) Suddenly a wave carries the moon away,
4) And the tidal water comes with its freight of stars.
Published by SMP Press
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A Gift in March (2023)
Published by SMP Press
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Gigue on “In dulci jubilo” (2023)
Published by SMP Press
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A Horarium for Organ (2023)
Published by SMP Press
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Hildegard’s Force: Four Episodes (2023)
Published by SMP Press
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Julian’s Fantasia (2023)
Published by SMP Press
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A Kolomyjka on “O gwiazdeczko” (2023)
Published by SMP Press
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Life Springs Ever Green (2023)
Published by SMP Press
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A Light for Dmitri (A Fantasy on D-S-C-H) (2023)
Published by SMP Press
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Meditation on “Dix” (2023)
Published by Lorenz Publishing Co.
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Milwaukee Waters: A Trilogy for Solo Piano (2018)
1) Lake Michigan Predawn: An Elegy
2) River Path: A Waltz
3) At the Waterfall: A Gigue
Published by SMP Press
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Moonlight over the Purple Moor (2023)
Published by SMP Press
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Morning Fragments (after Schumann) (2023)
Published by SMP Press
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Music Called Them Home: Reflections on a Theme by Scriabin (2023)
Published by SMP Press
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Nobadeer: Une Flânerie (2023)
Published by SMP Press
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November Sky (2023; piano)
Published by SMP Press
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Orange: Color of the Sun (2023)
Published by SMP Press
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Organ Mass for Our Lady of Częstochowa (2023)
1) Kyrie; 2) Gloria; 3) Creed; 4) Sanctus; 5) Agnus Dei
Published by SMP Press
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Organ Mass for the Feast of All Souls (2023)
1) Kyrie; 2) Gloria; 3) Creed; 4) Sanctus; 5) Agnus Dei
Published by SMP Press
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Passacaglia on B-A-C-H (2023)
Published by SMP Press
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Peace (2022)
Published by Leupold Editions in “The Organist’s Companion” (September 2022)
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Plaint on “L’occasion manquée” (2023)
Published by SMP Press
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Postlude on “Leoni” (2023)
Published by Lorenz Publishing Co.
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Postlude on “Old 124th” (2022)
Published by Lorenz Publishing Co.
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Postlude on “Psalm 86” (2022)
Published by Lorenz Publishing Co.
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Postlude on “Wondrous Love” (2022)
Published by Lorenz Publishing Co.
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Prelude and Hymn: Worship the Lord in the Beauty of Holiness (2023)
Published by SMP Press
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Prelude on “Adeste fideles” (2022)
Published by Lorenz Publishing Co.
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Prelude on “Greensleeves” (2022)
Published by Lorenz Publishing Co.
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Prelude on “Harewood” (2023)
Published by Lorenz Publishing Co.
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Prelude on “Rendez à Dieu” (2022)
Published by Lorenz Publishing Co.
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Prelude on “Salzburg” (2023)
Published by Lorenz Publishing Co.
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Prelude on “Veni Creator Spiritus” (2022)
Published by Lorenz Publishing Co.
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Processional on “Helmsley” (2022)
Published by Lorenz Publishing Co.
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Psalm 96: A Fanfare (2023)
Published by SMP Press
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Psalm Fantasia (after Psalm 21:14) (2023)
Published by SMP Press
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A Quartet of Mysteries (2023)
1) Life; 2) Music; 3) Death; 4) Love
Published by SMP Press
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Reflections on Well-Known Hymn Tunes, Book 1 (2022)
Reflection on “Westminster Abbey”
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Reflection on “Pange lingua”
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Reflection on “Ubi caritas”
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Published by Fagus-Music.com

Reflections on Well-Known Hymn Tunes, Book 2 (2022)
Reflection on “Veni, veni, Emmanuel”
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Reflection on “Es ist das Heil”
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Reflection on “Erhalt uns Herr”
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Reflection on “Picardy”
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Reflection on “O filii et filiae”
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Reflection on “Divinum mysterium”
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Published by Fagus-Music.com

Reflections on Well-Known Hymn Tunes, Book 3 (2022)
Reflection on “St. Denio”
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Reflection on “Tallis’ Canon”
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Reflection on “Verbum supernum prodiens (Nevers)”
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Reflection on “Hymn to Joy”
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Published by Fagus-Music.com

Reverie on a Spanish Folk Song (2023)
Published by SMP Press
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Rigaudon on a Theme by Heinrich Biber (2023)
Published by SMP Press
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Scherzo on “Holy Manna” (2022)
Published by Lorenz Publishing Co.
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The Seven Days of Creation (2023)
Published by SMP Press
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Shall Stride into Light (2023)
Published by SMP Press
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A Short Chaconne (2023)
Published by SMP Press
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A Short Contemplation on “Christ is erstanden” (2022)
Published by Lorenz Publishing Co.
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A Short Folia (2023)
Published by SMP Press
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A Short Passacaglia (2023)
Published by SMP Press
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A Short Ricercare (after Johann Buttstett) (2023)
Published by SMP Press
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A Short Romanesca (2023)
Published by SMP Press
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Soliloquy on a Theme by Heinrich Biber (2023)
Published by SMP Press
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Tambourin Germaine (2023)
Published by SMP Press
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A Song of Exile (A Contemplation on Psalm 137) (2023)
Published by SMP Press
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The Soul’s Invincible Surmise (2023)
Published by SMP Press
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The Sound of Place (2023)
1) Appalachia
2) Oxford (UK)
3) New York City
4) Milwaukee (Wisconsin)
Published by SMP Press
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Think About These Things (2023)
Published by SMP Press
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Three Contemplations (2023; piano)
Published by SMP Press
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Three Short Pieces Inspired by Baroque Forms (2022)
1) Passacaglia in Mixolydian; 2) Chaconne; 3) Folia!
Published by SMP Press
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To Feed with Dreams the Heart’s Perpetual Fire (2023)
Published by SMP Press
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To Take the Cool and Pleasant Air (2023)
Published by SMP Press
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To Watch Us Dance Is to Hear Our Hearts Speak (A Dance Suite for Organ) (2023)
1) Phrygian Waltz
2) Mixolydian Gigue
3) Dorian Paduana
4) Aeolian Fandango
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Toccata, Interlude, and Fugue (2023)
Published by SMP Press
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Trauerlied (2023)
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Trumpet Voluntary (2023)
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Variations on a Theme by Schubert (2023)
Published by SMP Press
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Variations on “Aus der tiefe” (2023)
Published by Lorenz Publishing Co.
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Variations on “Noël nouvelet” (2023)
Published by Lorenz Publishing Co.
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Variations on “Ratisbon” (2023)
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Variations on “Tender Thought” (2023)
Published by SMP Press
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Winter Suite (2023)
Published by SMP Press
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