It is taking longer than expected to fetch the next song to play. The music should be playing soon. If you get tired of waiting, you can try reloading your browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.
Your Pandora One subscription will expire shortly.
close
Your Pandora One trial subscription will expire shortly. Upgrade to continue unlimited, ad-free listening.
You've listened to hours of Pandora this month. Consider upgrading to Pandora One.
Close
Hi . Pandora is using Facebook to personalize your experience. Learn MoreNo Thanks
-0:00
0:00
Change Skin

We created Pandora to put the Music Genome Project directly in your hands

It’s a new kind of radio –
stations that play only music you like

 
Create an account for free. Register
Now Playing
Music Feed
My Profile
Create a Station
People who also like this

Carson Cooman

1982 -
born in Rochester, NY, composed during the Contemporary period
Carson Cooman is a unique figure on the international music scene: he is the exceedingly busy composer of a large and varied output (over 600 opus numbers and counting!) that includes operas, orchestral, and chamber works and a vast range of smaller instrumental compositions. He is also a concert organist who focuses strictly on contemporary music. In addition, the busy Cooman is the editor of The Living Music Journal and serves as critic for several music review journals. Cooman's rise as a composer has been meteoric: at the turn of the millennium he was a relative unknown, but by 2008 his music had gained international currency, with frequent performance by major orchestras, chamber groups, and instrumental soloists, as well as a discography of nearly 30 recordings, including several major releases of piano and sacred music, his Second and Third symphonies and his piano concerto. Cooman's style is fairly approachable, some listeners finding it akin to the tougher side of Copland. Cooman regularly receives commissions in all genres, with a somewhat disproportionate number in the sacred realm. Beside Naxos, Cooman's works are available on Albany Records, Erm Media, and Four-Tay. As a performer he has recorded for ASV, Zimbel Records, and Jade Records.

Carson Cooman was born in Rochester, NY, in 1982. He earned degrees at Harvard University and Carnegie Mellon University. Cooman studied composition with Bernard Rands, Judith Weir, Leonardo Balada, and other luminaries.

Even as a student Cooman was drawing attention for his compositions, winning his first ASCAP Standard Award in 1997 and capturing subsequent ones every year since. As a concert organist he has garnered nearly as much success, managing a busy concert schedule and premiering over 130 organ compositions written specifically for him. In 2004 the incredibly prolific Cooman wrote his Symphony No. 2, Op. 574 (!) and followed with his Third Symphony in 2005, Op. 650! Both were recorded, along with his piano concerto and other works, on an acclaimed 2007 Naxos CD.

As suggested earlier, Cooman has written numerous works on commission: in 2007-2008 alone he wrote about 40 compositions on commission, from orchestral and sacred pieces to piano and organ works to chamber and brass band compositions, even one for the guitar! Among the recordings of Cooman's works is the 2008 Naxos CD entitled Carson Cooman -- Sacred Choral Music featuring the London University Royal Holloway Choir led by Rupert Gough. ~ Robert Cummings, Rovi
full bio

Selected Discography

x

Track List: Cooman: Sacred Choral Music

Title: Adam Lay Ybounden, For Chorus & Organ, Op. 576
Title: In The Beginning Was The Word, For Chorus & Organ, Op. 161
Title: A Cosmic Prayer, For Chorus, Op. 460
Title: New World Carols: An American Christmas Triptych, For Chorus & Organ, Op. 515
Title: Builders For Christ, For Chorus & Organ, Op. 498
Title: O Perfect Life Of Love, For Chorus & Organ, Op. 361
Title: Premat Mundus, For Voice & Chorus, Op. 597
Title: The Way, The Truth, The Life, For Chorus & Organ, Op. 381
Title: God, You Move Among Us, For Chorus & Organ, Op. 657
Title: Easter Triuimph! Easter Joy!, For Chorus & Organ, Op. 585
Title: Missa Brevis, For Chorus & Organ, Op. 558 ("Trottier")
Title: I Will Pour Out My Spirit, For Chorus & Organ, Op. 683
Title: Be Present, Holy Trinity, For Chorus & Organ, Op. 586
Title: O Bone Jesu, For Chorus & Organ, Op. 517
Title: Psalm 66 (Be Joyful In God), For Chorus & Organ, Op. 664
Title: The Lamp Of Charity, For Chorus, Op. 489
Title: Prayer Of Julian Of Norwich, For Chorus & Organ, Op. 528
Title: Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis, For Chorus & Organ, Op. 470

Comments

I have not heard Cooman's work prior to this. I am super impressed with his work. Definitely a composer I want to tune into often. His contemporary sound is just the right amount of dissonance followed subtlely by resolution. His phrases creating tension are so well resolved. it is certainly refreshing to hear from contemporary composers especially so young. The choir performing this work is also excellent in so many ways critical to rendition of an excellent choral sound. Anxious to h
leland.clark
Embrace the Martian.
Very nice choral music, reminds me of Eric Whitacre and Morten Lauridsen, somewhat more adventurous than the omnipresent John Rutter. I'm happy to read that relatively young composers are thriving in this era when popular music as a whole seems to have reached a new low.

We're sorry, but a browser plugin or firewall may be preventing Pandora from loading.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser.

Please check our Help page for more information.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser
or install a newer version of Flash (v.10 or later).

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please install Adobe Flash (v.10 or later).

[121, 124, 71, 125, 98, 103, 83, 88, 88, 89, 112, 87, 118, 85, 97, 109, 68, 83, 88, 98, 114, 79, 86, 97, 66, 68, 80, 82, 88, 109, 103, 76, 105, 71, 82, 99, 100, 123, 118, 122, 104, 124, 116, 111, 111, 122, 119, 122, 122, 96, 98, 120, 80, 105, 83, 65, 125, 107, 111, 77, 123, 82, 96, 99, 99, 122, 125, 113, 98, 109, 82, 94, 66, 115, 74, 70, 70, 120, 67, 114, 87, 82, 112, 117, 97, 99, 64, 85, 113, 101, 102, 124, 94, 111, 100, 113, 69, 125, 117, 85, 88, 81, 99, 107, 90, 67, 74, 121, 76, 69, 71, 87, 95, 115, 74, 82, 99, 117, 74, 64, 78, 109, 109, 75, 108, 94, 92, 118, 94, 125, 116, 71, 120, 66, 82, 69, 71, 92, 78, 73, 120, 126, 127, 118, 106, 80, 114, 109, 93, 94, 125, 95, 117, 116, 91, 74, 125, 66, 74, 98, 123, 118, 124, 74, 111, 87, 76, 109, 97, 103, 81, 98, 111, 104, 68, 112, 115, 123, 107, 103, 87, 106, 81, 116, 81, 76, 108, 75, 127, 114, 82, 96, 101, 98, 73, 115, 118, 64, 122, 125, 69, 81, 67, 99, 116, 95, 89, 98, 112, 108, 67, 88, 111, 100, 127, 64, 103, 73, 121, 88, 93, 114, 94, 101, 121, 97, 93, 71, 83, 94, 78, 98, 82, 81, 77, 65, 115, 83, 93, 79, 86, 124, 73, 93, 101, 102, 113, 99, 114, 124, 66, 86, 88, 121, 84, 76, 66, 76, 77, 76, 96, 69, 64, 117, 76, 88, 76, 117, 69, 109, 94, 122, 101, 81, 83, 124, 79, 87, 110, 115, 117, 97, 109, 125, 87, 67, 106, 102, 93, 126, 96, 65, 73, 70, 91, 82, 67, 79, 124, 74, 65, 67, 97, 65, 95, 82, 106, 111, 66, 125, 111, 96, 87, 114, 93, 69, 103, 110, 75, 108, 101, 68, 117, 72, 81, 83, 117, 79, 87, 120, 88, 107, 75, 122, 66, 93, 67, 88, 70, 119, 90, 71, 102, 64, 121, 96, 110, 95, 123, 98, 87, 90, 115, 72, 123, 105, 66, 113, 119, 106, 125, 89, 110, 82, 112, 113, 74, 107, 118, 96, 112, 91, 68, 103, 114, 111, 90, 118, 86, 101, 80, 77, 119, 104, 81, 99, 102, 84, 116, 73, 92, 96, 105, 80, 98, 127, 126, 86, 93, 89, 120, 124, 114, 115, 94, 101, 72, 94, 102, 102, 110, 90, 95, 95, 81, 120, 81, 105, 68, 124, 117, 126, 116, 122, 116, 108, 110, 79, 106, 82, 94, 94, 120, 73, 116, 90, 88, 68, 125, 106, 96, 121, 78, 94, 105, 94, 67, 89, 83, 86, 70, 107, 72, 107, 93, 127, 106, 114, 69, 78, 119, 83, 109, 79, 123, 90, 99, 109, 116, 87, 88, 107, 120, 113, 98, 116, 77, 123, 72, 66, 110, 127, 108, 114, 79, 92, 73, 90, 82, 108, 123, 120, 101, 108, 90, 70, 106, 117, 127, 112, 64, 113, 115, 69, 114, 69, 83, 119, 71, 66, 100, 94]