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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 1000 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 was 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 more than 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 150 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
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Track List: Cooman: Sacred Choral Music

Title: Adam Lay Ybounden, For Chorus & Organ, Op. 576

1. Adam Lay Ybounden, For Chorus & Organ, Op. 576: Adam Lay Ybounden Op.576

Title: In The Beginning Was The Word, For Chorus & Organ, Op. 161

2. In The Beginning Was The Word, For Chorus & Organ, Op. 161: In The Beginning Was The Word Op.161

Title: A Cosmic Prayer, For Chorus, Op. 460

3. A Cosmic Prayer, For Chorus, Op. 460: A Cosmic Prayer Op.460

Title: New World Carols: An American Christmas Triptych, For Chorus & Organ, Op. 515

4. New World Carols: An American Christmas Triptych, For Chorus & Organ, Op. 515: I. Do You Know The Song?

5. New World Carols: An American Christmas Triptych, For Chorus & Organ, Op. 515: II. In A Lowly Manger Sleeping

6. New World Carols: An American Christmas Triptych, For Chorus & Organ, Op. 515: III. The Sky Can Still Remember

Title: Builders For Christ, For Chorus & Organ, Op. 498

7. Builders For Christ, For Chorus & Organ, Op. 498: Builders For Christ Op.498

Title: O Perfect Life Of Love, For Chorus & Organ, Op. 361

8. O Perfect Life Of Love, For Chorus & Organ, Op. 361: O Perfect Life Of Love Op.361

Title: Premat Mundus, For Voice & Chorus, Op. 597

9. Premat Mundus, For Voice & Chorus, Op. 597: Premat Mundus Op.597

Title: The Way, The Truth, The Life, For Chorus & Organ, Op. 381

10. The Way, The Truth, The Life, For Chorus & Organ, Op. 381: The Way, The Truth, The Life Op.381

Title: God, You Move Among Us, For Chorus & Organ, Op. 657

11. God, You Move Among Us, For Chorus & Organ, Op. 657: God, You Move Among Us Op.657

Title: Easter Triuimph! Easter Joy!, For Chorus & Organ, Op. 585

12. Easter Triuimph! Easter Joy!, For Chorus & Organ, Op. 585: Easter Triumph! Easter Joy! Op.585

Title: Missa Brevis, For Chorus & Organ, Op. 558 ("Trottier")

13. Missa Brevis, For Chorus & Organ, Op. 558 ("Trottier"): I. Kyrie

14. Missa Brevis, For Chorus & Organ, Op. 558 ("Trottier"): II. Gloria

15. Missa Brevis, For Chorus & Organ, Op. 558 ("Trottier"): III. Sanctus

16. Missa Brevis, For Chorus & Organ, Op. 558 ("Trottier"): IV. Agnus Dei

Title: I Will Pour Out My Spirit, For Chorus & Organ, Op. 683

17. I Will Pour Out My Spirit, For Chorus & Organ, Op. 683: I Will Pour Out My Spirit Op.683

Title: Be Present, Holy Trinity, For Chorus & Organ, Op. 586

18. Be Present, Holy Trinity, For Chorus & Organ, Op. 586: Be Present, Holy Trinity Op.586

Title: O Bone Jesu, For Chorus & Organ, Op. 517

19. O Bone Jesu, For Chorus & Organ, Op. 517: O Bone Jesu Op.517

Title: Psalm 66 (Be Joyful In God), For Chorus & Organ, Op. 664

20. Psalm 66 (Be Joyful In God), For Chorus & Organ, Op. 664: Psalm 66 >>Be Joyful In God<< Op.664

Title: The Lamp Of Charity, For Chorus, Op. 489

21. The Lamp Of Charity, For Chorus, Op. 489: The Lamp Of Charity Op.489

Title: Prayer Of Julian Of Norwich, For Chorus & Organ, Op. 528

22. Prayer Of Julian Of Norwich, For Chorus & Organ, Op. 528: Prayer Of Julian Of Norwich Op.528

Title: Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis, For Chorus & Organ, Op. 470

23. Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis, For Chorus & Organ, Op. 470: I. Magnificat

24. Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis, For Chorus & Organ, Op. 470: II. Nunc Dimittis

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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
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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.

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