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New World Carols

New World Carols

Product #: AWM1021
Composer: Carson P. Cooman

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New World Carols: An American Christmas Triptych (2003) for SATB choir and organ was commissioned by The Memorial Church for the 94th Harvard University Carol Services (America’s oldest carol services) in The Memorial Church, December 2003. The work is dedicated to Rev. Peter J. Gomes, Edward E. Jones, and the Harvard University Choir, with supreme gratitude.The work is in three movements and uses texts by 19th/20th century American authors.

Carson Cooman is an American composer with a catalogue of works in many forms, ranging from solo instrumental pieces to operas, and from orchestral works to hymn tunes. He is in continual demand for new commissions, and his music has been performed on all six inhabited continents. His work is published primarily by MMB Music, Inc. and Musik Fabrik (orchestral/instrumental music) and Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc. (organ/choral music). Cooman's music appears on over twenty-five recordings, including seven complete CDs on the Naxos, Albany, and Zimbel labels. Cooman's primary composition studies have been with Bernard Rands, Judith Weir, Alan Fletcher and James Willey. As an active concert organist, Cooman specializes exclusively in the performance of new music. Over 120 new works have been composed for him by composers from around the world, and his performances of the work of contemporary composers can be heard on a number of CD recordings. Cooman is also a writer on musical subjects, producing articles and reviews frequently for a number of international publications. He is currently the editor of Living Music Journal and serves as an active consultant on music business matters to composers and performing organizations. More information can be found at his website: www.carsoncooman.com

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