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Sacred Choral Works (church and concert) - Anthems/Cantatas

Sacred choral works are grouped below by category.

Many works are available in excellent recordings on commercial CDs. These represent the best available recordings of the works and are strongly recommended. Links are provided to the recordings page, where sound samples can be heard.

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Advent/Christmas
Lent/Easter
Pentecost
General
Liturgical (Canticles/Mass Settings, etc.)

 

Advent/Christmas

Adam Lay Ybounden (Op. 576) (2004) (2 min)
for Robert Delcamp and the University Choir, University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee, Christmas 2004
SATB Choir and Organ
SATB Choir, Brass Quartet, and Organ
Text of the Anonymous 15th Century Medieval Carol
Commissioned by University of the South
Published by St. James Music Press(subscription service) or contact composer to purchase individual copies
Recorded on Cooman: Sacred Choral Music
(CD Recording; Naxos Records; Catalogue #8.559361)

Alma Redemptoris Mater (Op. 942) (2011) (2.5 min)
[see General]

Born Among Us in the Night (Op. 936) (2011) (3 min)
for Tad and Ann
SATB Choir and Organ
Text by Richard Leach
Commissioned by The Memorial Church, Harvard University
Published by Selah Publishing Co., Inc. (Catalogue #405-264)

Echoing Carols (Op. 751) (2007) (2.25 min)
for Harry Lyn Huff
2-part Voices and 2-part Accompaniment (keyboard or other instruments)
Text by Elizabeth Kirschner
Published by St. James Music Press (subscription service) or contact composer to purchase individual copies

God Spoke With Varied Voices (Op. 320) (2001) (4.5 min)
for Daniel Allen and the Hills Alive Chorale
SATB Choir and Piano
Text by John Core
Commissioned by Daniel Allen and the Hills Alive Chorale for Christmas In Our Town, 2001
Published by Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc. (Catalogue #WL100053)

In the Beginning Was the Word (Op. 161) (1999, rev. 2003) (2 min)
for Robert Ferris and the choir of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Rochester, New York
SATB Choir and Organ
Text from the Bible: John 1:1-2, 4-5
Published by St. James Music Press (subscription service) or contact composer to purchase individual copies
Recorded on Cooman: Sacred Choral Music (CD Recording; Naxos Records; Catalogue #8.559361)

King of Glory, King of Peace (Op. 1030) (2013) (3.5 min)
in thanksgiving for Christine Whiteside’s ministry of hospitality at The Memorial Church at Harvard University, 2003–2013
SATB Choir and Organ
Text by George Herbert
Commissioned by The Memorial Church, Harvard University
Published by St. James Music Press (subscription service) or contact composer to purchase individual copies

Kings Are Sleeping (Op. 869) (2010) (1.5 min)
for Harry Lyn Huff and Old South Church, Boston, Massachusetts
SATB Choir Unaccompanied
Text by Richard Leach
Published by Selah Publishing Co., Inc. (Catalogue #405-275)
Recorded on The Welcome News: Choral Music of Carson Cooman (CD Recording; Gothic Records; Catalogue #G-49280)

Love Came Down at Christmas (Op. 847) (2009) (3.5 min)
for Richard and Sara Patterson
Written for the 100th Annual Christmas Carol Services of The Memorial Church, Harvard University
SATB Choir Unaccompanied
Text by Christina Rossetti
Commissioned by The Memorial Church, Harvard University
View an audio/still video of a performance of this work.
Published by St. James Music Press (subscription service) or contact composer to purchase individual copies
Recorded on The Welcome News: Choral Music of Carson Cooman (CD Recording; Gothic Records; Catalogue #G-49280)

New World Carols: An American Christmas Triptych (Op. 515) (2003) (10 min)
for Rev. Peter J. Gomes, Edward E. Jones, and the Harvard University Choir for the 94th Annual Carol Services,
The Memorial Church, Harvard University, December 2003
SATB Choir and Organ
  I. Do You Know the Song?
  II. In a Lowly Manger Sleeping
  III. The Sky Can Still Remember
Texts by Abner P. Cobb, Fanny Crosby, and Phillips Brooks
Commissioned by The Memorial Church for the Harvard University Carol Services, 2003
Published by Amber Waves Music Publishing (Catalogue #AWM1021)
Recorded on Cooman: Sacred Choral Music (CD Recording; Naxos Records; Catalogue #8.559361)

The Rose Tree Carol (Op. 880) (2010) (2.5 min)
for Henry Forsythe-Jones on his first Christmas
SATB Choir Unaccompanied
Text by Alan Hovhaness
Commissioned by The Memorial Church, Harvard University
Recorded on The Welcome News: Choral Music of Carson Cooman (CD Recording; Gothic Records; Catalogue #G-49280)

Sing, O Sing This Blessed Morn (Op. 644) (2005) (3.5 min)
in celebration and thanks for the ministry of Peggy Krewson as director of music, First Congregational Church, Nantucket, Massachusetts
SATB Choir and Organ
Text by Christopher Wordsworth
Commissioned for First Congregational Church, Nantucket
Published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc. (Catalogue #36364)

Sweetest Music Softly Stealing (Op. 989) (2012) (3 min)
for Jonathan, Cecily, Elijah, Zora, and Baldwin
SATB Choir Unaccompanied
Text by Martha J. Anderson
Commissioned by The Memorial Church, Harvard University
Published by Paraclete Press (Catalogue #TBA); forthcoming 2013

Tide of Angels (Op. 212) (2000) (2.25 min)
for the choir of First Congregational United Church of Christ, Fairport, New York
SATB Choir and Organ
Text by Richard Leach
Published by Fred Bock Music Company/excl. distributor Hal Leonard (Catalogue #NMCH157)

 

Lent/Easter

Easter Day (Op. 997) (2013) (3.5 min)
for Edward Elwyn Jones and the Harvard University Choir
SATB Choir and Organ
Text by Gerald Manley Hopkins
Commissioned by The Memorial Church, Harvard University
Published by Paraclete Press (Catalogue #TBA); forthcoming 2014

Easter Triumph! Easter Joy! (Op. 585) (2004) (3 min)
for Matthew F. Burt and the choir of Christ Episcopal Church, Alameda, California
SATB Choir and Organ
Text by the composer
Commissioned by St. James Music Press
Published by St. James Music Press (subscription service) or contact composer to purchase individual copies
Recorded on Cooman: Sacred Choral Music (CD Recording; Naxos Records; Catalogue #8.559361)

I Have Seen the Lord: a Mary Magdalene Sequence (Op. 688) (2006) (4.25 min)
Commissioned by the Episcopal Diocese of California for the installation of Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus
as the eighth Bishop of California, July 22, 2006, Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, California
SATB Choir, Alto Saxophone, and Organ
Text adapted from the Bible
Commissioned by the Episcopal Diocese of California
View a video of a performance of this work with dance.

Jesus, You Are a Stone (Op. 331) (2001) (2 min)
for Andrew Paul Holman and the choir of Harvard-Epworth United Methodist Church, Cambridge, Mass.
(based on the hymn tune STONE RIPPLES by Carson P. Cooman)
SAB Choir and Organ
Text by Richard Leach
Published by Selah Publishing Co., Inc. (Catalogue #405-483)

O Perfect Life of Love (Op. 361) (2002) (2.75 min)
for Sally Beamish, Lent 2002
SATB Choir, Opt. S Solo, and Organ
Text by Henry W. Baker
Published by Zimbel Press (Catalogue #80101165)
Recorded on Cooman: Sacred Choral Music (CD Recording; Naxos Records; Catalogue #8.559361)

O rubor sanguinis (Op. 158) (1999) (1.5 min)
for Leo Nestor and the American Repertory Singers
SATB Choir Unaccompanied
Text by Hildegard von Bingen (in Latin)
Commissioned by Leonard Halkiner for the American Repertory Singers
Published by Lauren Keiser Music Publishing (Catalogue #X940019)

Three Passiontide Motets (Op. 180) (1999, rev. 2001) (4.5 min)
for Roger Wilhelm and Madrigalia for its 25th anniversary year
SATB Choir Unaccompanied
  I. Stabat mater
  II. Juxta crucem
  III. Quando corpus
Texts from the Stabat Mater (in Latin)
Commissioned for Roger Wilhelm and Madrigalia for its 25th anniversary year
Published by Lauren Keiser Music Publishing (Catalogue #X940017)

 

General

Ad majorem Dei gloriam (Op. 878) (2010) (2 min)
for Russell Weismann and the Georgetown University Chapel Choir
SATB Choir Unaccompanied
Traditional text (in Latin)
Recorded on The Welcome News: Choral Music of Carson Cooman
(CD Recording; Gothic Records; Catalogue #G-49280)

Alma Redemptoris Mater (Op. 942) (2011) (2.5 min)
for William Picher and the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe, Orlando, Florida
SATB Choir Unaccompanied
Text attributed to Hermann Contractus (in Latin)
Commissioned by Colby Cooman
Published by Paraclete Press (Catalogue #TBA); forthcoming 2013

An Angel Song (Op. 804) (2009) (3 min)
for Hilary
SATB Chorus and Cello
Text by Gwyneth Lewis
Commissioned by The Memorial Church, Harvard University

Any Kingdom We Have (Op. 424) (2002) (2.75 min)
for Richard Leach
(based on the hymn tune STEPS BEACH by Carson P. Cooman)
SATB Choir and Organ
Text by Richard Leach
Commissioned by Selah Publishing Co., Inc.
Published by Selah Publishing Co., Inc. (Catalogue #410-525)

Awake, My Heart (Op. 885) (2010) (2 min)
for Peter DuBois
SATB Choir Unaccompanied
Text by Isaac Watts and Richard Leach
Published in Sing Evensong (#9790900220158) by Shorter House
Recorded on The Welcome News: Choral Music of Carson Cooman (CD Recording; Gothic Records; Catalogue #G-49280)

Be Present, Holy Trinity (Op. 586) (2004) (3.75 min)
for Martha Sobaje
SATB Choir and Organ
Text from 11th century hymn, trans. John Mason Neale
Commissioned by St. James Music Press
Published by St. James Music Press (subscription service) or contact composer to purchase individual copies
Recorded on Cooman: Sacred Choral Music (CD Recording; Naxos Records; Catalogue #8.559361)

Be Ye Wise (Op. 819) (2009) (3.5 min)
for Jennifer Lester
Baritone Solo, SATB Choir, Organ
Text from the Bible: Matthew 10:16; Proverbs 2:10
Published by Zimbel Press (Catalogue #80101355)
Commissioned by the Episcopal Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Boston, Massachusetts

Bless the Lord, O My Soul (Op. 875) (2010) (2.25 min)
for Marisa and Evan, with congratulations
SATB Choir Unaccompanied
Text from the Bible: Psalm 103
Published by Zimbel Press (Catalogue #80101354)
Recorded on The Welcome News: Choral Music of Carson Cooman (CD Recording; Gothic Records; Catalogue #G-49280)

Builders for Christ (Op. 498) (2003) (3.25 min)
for Murray Forbes Somerville and the Choir and Parish of St. George's Episcopal Church, Nashville, Tennessee
SATB Choir and Organ
Text adp. by the composer from Matthew 7:24-27
Commissioned by St. George's Episcopal Church, Nashville, Tennessee
Published by St. James Music Press (subscription service) or contact composer to purchase individual copies
Recorded on Cooman: Sacred Choral Music (CD Recording; Naxos Records; Catalogue #8.559361)

Call to Remembrance (Op. 809) (2009) (2.5 min)
for Heinrich Christensen
SATB Choir and Organ
Text from the Bible: Psalm 25:6-7
Published by Zimbel Press (Catalogue #80101356)
Commissioned by the Episcopal Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Boston, Massachusetts

Canticle: Mosaic in Remembrance and Hope (Op. 452) (2002) (5 min)
SATB Choir and Flute
Texts adapted from various religious traditions
Commissioned by Harvard University United Ministry for the one year memorial of the events of September 11, 2001
Published by Amber Waves Music Publishing (Catalogue #AWM1002)

A Cosmic Prayer (Op. 460) (2002) (2 min)
for Murray Forbes Somerville and the Choral Fellows of the Harvard University Choir and in memory of William Mathias on the 10th anniversary of his death
SATB Choir Unaccompanied
Text by Howard Georgi
Published by Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc. (Catalogue #WL100051)
Recorded on Cooman: Sacred Choral Music (CD Recording; Naxos Records; Catalogue #8.559361)

The Eternal Dove (Op. 227) (2000) (2 min)
for Murray Forbes Somerville and the Harvard Morning Choir
SATB Choir Unaccompanied
Text by Joseph Beaumont
Commissioned by Arcadia Press
Published in Two Harvard Motets by Lauren Keiser Music Publishing (Catalogue #X940018)

Eternitie (Op. 814) (2008) (3 min)
for John Harbison on his 70th birthday
SATB Choir Unaccompanied
Text by Robert Herrick
Commissioned by the Choir of Royal Holloway, University of London
Published by Musik Fabrik
Recorded on The Revelations of Divine Love (Metaphors from Sea and Sky) (CD Recording; Albany Records; Catalogue #TROY1143)

The Evening Choir (Op. 959) (2012) (11 min)
in memoriam Peter J. Gomes (1942–2012)
SATB Choir, SATB Soloists, Organ
Text by Jones Very
Commissioned by The Memorial Church, Harvard University
Published by Zimbel Press (Catalogue #80101324)

Every Generation (Op. 985) (2012) (3.5 min)
for the Dover Church Choir in celebration of the church's 250th anniversary, Michael Kraft, Director of Music
SAB Choir and Organ
Text by John Core
Commissioned by The Dover Church
Published by Selah Publishing Co., Inc. (Catalogue #TBA): forthcoming 2013

Faith, Hope, Love (Op. 503) (2003) (2 min)
for Mark Stanisz and the Choral Fellows of the Harvard University Choir
SATB Choir Unaccompanied
Text by Richard Leach
Published by Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc. (Catalogue #WL100054)
Recorded on The Welcome News: Choral Music of Carson Cooman (CD Recording; Gothic Records; Catalogue #G-49280)

Give Me (Op. 910) (2011) (1.5 min)
for Karen Armstrong
4-part Canon (realization available for SATB)
Text by Khwaja Abdullah Ansari
Commissioned by The Memorial Church, Harvard University
Published by St. James Music Press (subscription service) or contact composer to purchase individual copies

God, You Move Among Us (Op. 657) (2005) (2.5 min)
for Marisa Green and the choir of Marquand Chapel, Yale Divinity School
SATB Choir and Organ
Text by Thomas H. Troeger
Recorded on Cooman: Sacred Choral Music (CD Recording; Naxos Records; Catalogue #8.559361)

How Far Away is Heaven (Op. 423) (2002) (2.5 min)
for Curt Oliver
(Based on the hymn tune CISCO by Carson P. Cooman)
SATB Choir and Organ
Text by Richard Leach
Commissioned by Selah Publishing Co., Inc.
Published by Selah Publishing Co., Inc. (Catalogue #420-644)

How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place (Op. 937) (2011) (2.5 min)
for Stephen Layton
SATB Choir Unaccompanied
Text from the Bible: Psalm 84:1-2, 4
Published by St. James Music Press (subscription service) or contact composer to purchase individual copies

In Thanks of Life (Op. 222) (2000) (2 min)
for Murray Forbes Somerville and the Harvard Morning Choir
SATB Choir Unaccompanied
Text by Peter J. Gomes
Published in Two Harvard Motets by Lauren Keiser Music Publishing (Catalogue #X940018)

The Kingdom of Justice (Op. 686) (2006) (11 min)
for Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, San Jose, California, in honor of Edna Pope
Cantata for SATB Choir, Soprano and Baritone Soloists, Trumpet, and Organ
  I. from Micah 6:6-8
  II. from Isaiah 58:6-9
  III. from Jeremiah 31:31, 33
  IV. from James 2:5, Matthew 6:19-21, and Revelation 21:1, 3
Text adapted from the Bible by Matthew F. Burt
Commissioned by Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, San Jose, California
Published by St. James Music Press (subscription service) or contact composer to purchase individual copies

Know That God Loves You (Op. 924) (2011) (2.5 min)
for Holland and Nick
SATB Choir Unaccompanied
Text adapted from the Bible: Psalm 37 and Romans 8
Published by St. James Music Press (subscription service) or contact composer to purchase individual copies

The Lamp of Charity (Op. 489) (2003) (2.25 min)
Commissioned by The Memorial Church, Harvard University, in honor of Dr. Murray Forbes Somerville and his ministry, 1990-2003
SATB Choir Unaccompanied (divisi)
Text from the Book of Common Prayer
Commissioned by The Memorial Church, Harvard University
Published by Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc. (Catalogue #WL100052)
Recorded on Cooman: Sacred Choral Music (CD Recording; Naxos Records; Catalogue #8.559361)

Let Praise of God Begin (Op. 559) (2004) (3.75 min)
Commissioned for the 10th anniversary of the Royal School of Church Music in America
King's College Summer Course, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Murray and Hazel Somerville, directors, July 2004
SATB Choir, Youth Choirs (opt.), and Organ
Text by Richard Leach
Commissioned by the Royal School of Church Music in America

The Litany of Light (Op. 737) (2007) (13 min)
Commissioned by The Memorial Church at Harvard University in celebration of its 75th anniversary (1932-2007) and dedicated to the Harvard University Choir, Edward Elwyn Jones, Gund University Organist and Choirmaster
SATB Choir, Baritone and Soprano Soloists, Brass Quintet, Timpani, and Organ
  I. Meditation
  II. Memory's Torch
  III. The Swift Seasons
  IV. The Sounds of Highest Praise
Text by Elizabeth Kirschner
Commissioned by The Memorial Church, Harvard University
Published by Musik Fabrik

Man Proposes, but God Disposes (Op. 782) (2008) (2 min)
for Rupert Gough and the Choral Scholars of Royal Holloway, University of London
SATB Choir Unaccompanied
Text by Thomas à Kempis
Recorded on The Welcome News: Choral Music of Carson Cooman (CD Recording; Gothic Records; Catalogue #G-49280)

Maker of the World (Op. 598) (2004) (2.5 min)
for David Schaap and Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2-part Choir and Keyboard
(based on the hymn tune NEW DISCPLES by Alfred V. Fedak)
Text by Richard Leach
Published by Selah Publishing Co., Inc. (Catalogue #420-130)

Morning Star (Op. 977) (2012) (2.5 min)
for Bob Cunningham
2-part Voices (mixed, SA, or TB) and Hammerchord
Text adapted from the tomb inscription of the Venerable Bede
Commissioned by The Memorial Church, Harvard University

The Name Above All Names (Op. 843) (2009) (3 min)
for Christopher Uehlein
SATB Choir and Organ
Text from the Bible: Philippians 2:5-11
Commissioned by the Episcopal Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Boston, Massachusetts
Published by St. James Music Press (subscription service) or contact composer to purchase individual copies

Not to Us (Op. 1048) (2014) (2.5 min)
for the Bach Vespers at St. James Lutheran Church, Portland, Oregon
in celebration of the ministry of Pastor Dennis A. Andersen on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of his ordination, April 17, 1988
Text from the Bible: Psalm 115:1
Commissioned by St. James Lutheran Church, Portland, Oregon
Published by Selah Publishing Co., Inc. (Catalogue #410-515)

This Is the Hour of Banquet and of Song (Op. 990) (2012) (2 min)
for Joseph P. Mathews, on his ordination to the priesthood, December 1, 2012
SATB Choir Unaccompanied
Text by Horatius Bonar
Commissioned by Matthew F. Burt
Published by Selah Publishing Co., Inc. (Catalogue #TBA): forthcoming 2013

O Bone Jesu (Op. 517) (2003) (3 min)
for Nancy B. Granert and the choir of Emmanuel Church, Boston, Massachusetts
SATB Choir and Organ
Traditional text (in Latin)
Published by St. James Music Press
Recorded on Cooman: Sacred Choral Music (CD Recording; Naxos Records; Catalogue #8.559361)

O Lord, I Will Sing of Your Love Forever (Op. 897) (2010) (8 min)
Commissioned by King's Chapel in celebration of its 325th anniversary
SATB Choir Unaccompanied
Text adapted from the Bible by Matthew F. Burt
Commissioned by King's Chapel
Published by Zimbel Press (Catalogue #80101359)
Recorded on The Welcome News: Choral Music of Carson Cooman (CD Recording; Gothic Records; Catalogue #G-49280)

O Lord, Increase My Faith (Op. 718) (2007) (1 min)
for Rupert Gough and the Choral Scholars of Royal Holloway, University of London, with infinite thanks
SATB Choir Unaccompanied
Anonymous text
Recorded on The Welcome News: Choral Music of Carson Cooman (CD Recording; Gothic Records; Catalogue #G-49280)

O Love That Will Not Let Me Go (Op. 744) (2007) (1.5 min)
for Mark Schweizer
(based on the hymn tune RIBENIAL by Carson P. Cooman)
2-part Choir and Keyboard
Text by George Matheson
Commissioned by St. James Music Press
Published by St. James Music Press (subscription service) or contact composer to purchase individual copies

O quam mirabilis (Op. 871) (2010) (2.25 min)
for Frank Ferko on his 60th birthday
SATB Choir Unaccompanied
Text by Hildegard von Bingen (in Latin)
Commissioned by the Episcopal Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Boston, Massachusetts
Published by Zimbel Press (Catalogue #80101358)
Recorded on The Welcome News: Choral Music of Carson Cooman (CD Recording; Gothic Records; Catalogue #G-49280)

One Love (Op. 983) (2012) (1.5 min)
for the installation of the Rev. Jonathan L. Walton, The Memorial Church, Harvard University, November 11, 2012
SATB Choir Unaccompanied
Text from the Bible (John 13:34) and lines attributed to Benjamin Elijah Mays
Commissioned by The Memorial Church, Harvard University

One Thing (Op. 893) (2010) (2.25 min)
for Matthew Clyde Snyder on his birthday, February 4, 2011 and for Chris and Alisha Synder
SATB Choir Unaccompanied
Text from the Bible: Psalm 27:4
Published by Zimbel Press (Catalogue #80101357)
Recorded on The Welcome News: Choral Music of Carson Cooman (CD Recording; Gothic Records; Catalogue #G-49280)

Prayer of Julian of Norwich (Op. 528) (2003) (2 min)
for Russell Schulz-Widmar
SAB Choir and Organ
Text by Julian of Norwich
Commissioned by St. James Music Press
Published by St. James Music Press (subscription service) or contact composer to purchase individual copies
Recorded on Cooman: Sacred Choral Music (CD Recording; Naxos Records; Catalogue #8.559361)

Premat Mundus (Op. 597) (2004) (2 min)
for Marguerite Brooks and the Yale Camerata
SATB Choir Unaccompanied
Text by Girolamo Savonarola (in Latin)
Published by Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc. (Catalogue #WL100055)
Recorded on Cooman: Sacred Choral Music (CD Recording; Naxos Records; Catalogue #8.559361)

Psalm 66 (Be Joyful in God) (Op. 664) (2005) (3 min)
for Holland J. Jancaitis and the choir of Battell Chapel, Yale University
SATB Choir and Organ
Text from the Bible: Psalm 66
Published by St. James Music Press (subscription service) or contact composer to purchase individual copies
Recorded on Sing the Glory! (CD Recording; Memorial Church Recordings; Catalogue #TMC07)
Recorded on Cooman: Sacred Choral Music (CD Recording; Naxos Records; Catalogue #8.559361)

Set Me As a Seal (Op. 817) (2009) (3 min)
for Matthew and Patrick, on their anniversary
SATB Choir Unaccompanied
Text from the Bible: Song of Songs 8:6a, 7a
Commissioned by the Episcopal Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Boston, Massachusetts
Published by G. Schirmer, Inc. (Catalogue #ED 4432)
Recorded on The Welcome News: Choral Music of Carson Cooman (CD Recording; Gothic Records; Catalogue #G-49280)

Sunrise Alleluia (Op. 923) (2011) (3 min)
for Matthew Burt
SATB Voices and Electronic Tape
Traditional Sioux Indian text
Commissioned by the First Unitarian Society in Newton, Massachusetts

Surely It Is God Who Saves Me (Op. 839) (2009) (2 min)
for Rupert Gough and the Choir of Royal Holloway, University of London
SSATBB Choir (6-part mixed) Unaccompanied
Text from the Bible: Isaiah 12:2–5
Published by Musik Fabrik
Recorded on The Welcome News: Choral Music of Carson Cooman (CD Recording; Gothic Records; Catalogue #G-49280)

That They May Rest (Op. 835) (2009) (3 min)
for the Bach Cantata Vespers Choir of St. James Lutheran Church, Portland, Oregon and Nancy LeRoi Nickel, director of music
SATB Choir Unaccompanied
Text from the Bible: Revelation 14:13
Commissioned by St. James Lutheran Church, Portland, Oregon
Published by Musik Fabrik
Recorded on The Welcome News: Choral Music of Carson Cooman (CD Recording; Gothic Records; Catalogue #G-49280)

Three Psalm Monodies (Op. 988) (2012) (2 min)
for Roger Lee Hall
Monody [soloist(s), choir, or congregation]
  I. Teach Me
  II. Your Word
  III. Sing to the Lord
Texts from the Bible: from Psalm 96 and 119
Published by Zimbel Press (Catalogue #80101330)

Truly the Light Is Sweet (Op. 884) (2010) (3.5 min)
in celebration of the restoration of Appleton Chapel, The Memorial Church, Harvard University
SATB Choir and Organ
Text from the Bible: Ecclesiastes 11:7, 9
Commissioned by The Memorial Church, Harvard University
Published by St. James Music Press (subscription service) or contact composer to purchase individual copies
Recorded on Glorious the Song (CD Recording; Memorial Church Recordings; Catalogue #TMC12)

The Way, the Truth, the Life (Op. 381) (2002) (3 min)
in celebration and thanks for the ministry of Rev. Dr. Titus L. Presler as rector of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1991-2002
SATB Choir and Organ
Text by W. H. Auden
Commissioned by St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Recorded on Cooman: Sacred Choral Music (CD Recording; Naxos Records; Catalogue #8.559361)

The Welcome News (Op. 821) (2009) (2.5 min)
for Ed Broms
SATB Choir Unaccompanied
Text adapted from The Christian Poet, 1728
Commissioned by the Episcopal Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Boston, Massachusetts
Recorded on The Welcome News: Choral Music of Carson Cooman (CD Recording; Gothic Records; Catalogue #G-49280)

When the Perfect Comes (Op. 740) (2007) (2.75 min)
Commissioned by Peter J. Gomes in celebration of the fortieth anniversary of his ordination to the ministry, 1968-2008
SATB Choir and Organ
Text adapted from the Bible by Matthew F. Burt: Romans 12:1; I Corinthians 13:8,10; Romans 12:2
Commissioned by Peter J. Gomes
Published by St. James Music Press (subscription service) or contact composer to purchase individual copies

Wherein Our Blessings Stand (Op. 873) (2010) (1.75 min)
in memory of Richard W. Paine (1924-2010)
SATB Choir Unaccompanied
Text by John Cotton
Commissioned by the Episcopal Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Boston, Massachusetts
Recorded on The Welcome News: Choral Music of Carson Cooman (CD Recording; Gothic Records; Catalogue #G-49280)

With Christ Whose Loving Rule Abides (Op. 237) (2001) (2.75 min)
for Cindy K. Holtrop on her ordination to ministry, April 22, 2001
2-part Choir and Organ
Text by Calvin Seerveld
Published by Zimbel Press (Catalogue #80101105)

Witnesses to Love (Op. 1018) (2013) (1.5 min)
for Diane Lehman and the Meeting House Choir, Unitarian Universalist Church, Nantucket, Massachusetts
SATB Choir Unaccompanied
Text by Linda Simmons

Wondrous Love (Op. 908) (2011) (3.75 min)
(setting of the tune WONDROUS LOVE from W. Walker's Southern Harmony)
Commissioned by Christian Lane for Taylor Lewis Guthrie and John Blair Hartman III on their wedding day, March 26, 2011
SATB Choir and Piano
Text attributed to William Means
Commissioned by Christian Lane
Published by St. James Music Press (subscription service) or contact composer to purchase individual copies

Your Hands, O Lord, in Days of Old (Op. 509) (2003) (2.75 min)
for Mark Schweizer
(based on the hymn tune DEVBRAR by Carson P. Cooman)
2-part Choir and Keyboard
Text by Edward H. Plumptre
Commissioned by William Fletcher
Published by St. James Music Press (subscription service) or contact composer to purchase individual copies

 

Pentecost

I Will Pour Out My Spirit (Op. 683) (2006) (2.75 min)
for Mark Hijleh
SATB (or SAB) Choir and Organ
Text from the Bible: adapted from Acts 2
Commissioned by St. James Music Press
Published by St. James Music Press (subscription service) or contact composer to purchase individual copies
Recorded on Cooman: Sacred Choral Music (CD Recording; Naxos Records; Catalogue #8.559361)

A Pentecost Prayer (Op. 395) (1999, rev. 2002) (1.5 min)
for Marisa
Unison Choir (or Solo Voice) and Organ
Text from Book of Common Prayer
Published by St. James Music Press (subscription service) or contact composer to purchase individual copies

Veni Sancte Spiritus (Op. 940) (2011) (7 min)
in memoriam Lew Wallace
SATTB Chorus Unaccompanied
Traditional text (in Latin)
Commissioned by Musica Spei and Trobairitz

 

Liturgical (Canticles/Mass Settings, etc.)

Festival Sanctus (Op. 797) (2008) (2.5 min)
for Judith Clurman
SATB Choir and Piano
Traditional text (in Latin) and Book of Common Prayer (in English)
Commissioned by Judith Clurman
Published by Zimbel Press (Catalogue #80101270)

Kyrie (Op. 909) (2011) (3 min)
for David Schaap and Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Unison Voices and Clarinet
Traditional text (in Latin)
Commissioned by Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis ("Prescott") (Op. 1052) (2014) (6 min)
for Prescott Jun Burt-Chung on his birthday, March 10, 2014
SATB Choir and Organ
  I. Magnificat
  II. Nunc dimittis
Text from the Bible

Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis ("St. Peter's, Cambridge") (Op. 470) (2002) (6.75 min)
for Matthew F. Burt and the choir of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Cambridge, Massachusetts on the occasion of the church's 160th anniversary
SATB Choir and Organ
  I. Magnificat
  II. Nunc dimittis
Text from the Bible
Commissioned by Matthew F. Burt
Published by Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc. (Catalogue #WL100049)
Recorded on Cooman: Sacred Choral Music (CD Recording; Naxos Records; Catalogue #8.559361)

Missa Brevis ("Trottier") (Op. 558) (2004) (7.25 min)
in celebration of Rev. François Trottier's installation as rector of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Ascension Day, 2004
SATB Choir and Organ
  I. Kyrie
  II. Gloria
  III. Sanctus
  IV. Agnus Dei
Text from the Book of Common Prayer (Rite II)
Commissioned by St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Published by Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc. (Catalogue #WL100050)
Recorded on Cooman: Sacred Choral Music (CD Recording; Naxos Records; Catalogue #8.559361)

The Oda-Burns Mass (Op. 777) (2008) (7.5 min)
Commissioned by Christ Episcopal Church, Portola Valley and Woodside, California in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the ordination of John Oda-Burns to the Christian ministry
SATB Choir, Violin, Percussion, and Organ
  I. Kyrie
  II. Gloria
  III. Sanctus
  IV. Agnus Dei
Text from the Book of Common Prayer (Rite II)
Commissioned by Christ Episcopal Church, Portola Valley and Woodside, California

Presces and Responses ("Prescott") (Op. 1053) (2014)
for Prescott Jun Burt-Chung on his birthday, March 10, 2014
SATB Choir Unaccompanied
Text from the Book of Common Prayer

Te Deum (Op. 759) (2008) (5 min)
for David Ashley White
2-part Choir and Organ
Text from the Book of Common Prayer (in English)
Commissioned by the Association of Anglican Musicians
Published by Selah Publishing Co., Inc. (Catalogue #410-930)