Portals: Music for Organ, Vol. 11 Erik Simmons
- Carson Cooman (b. 1982):
- 1Carillon After the Bells of Ulm Cathedral, Op. 128005:32
- 2Legend No. 1, Op. 126504:51
- 3Tiento de falsas, Op. 126105:53
- 4Preghiera pastorale, Op. 125606:45
- 5Legend No. 2, Op. 126604:08
- 6Praeludium in festo S. Thomae apostoli, Op. 125305:55
- 7Legend No. 3, Op. 126706:03
- 8Praeambulum festivum, Op. 126006:39
- 9Legend No. 4, Op. 126805:04
- 10Organ Symphony No. 3, Op. 1251 "Portals": I. One Teacher04:57
- 11Organ Symphony No. 3, Op. 1251 "Portals": II. With Thanksgiving04:57
- 12Organ Symphony No. 3, Op. 1251 "Portals": III. Humble Yourselves06:10
- 13Organ Symphony No. 3, Op. 1251 "Portals": IV. Speak and Do Not Be Silent04:41
- 14Organ Symphony No. 3, Op. 1251 "Portals": V. Sing Joyfully05:21
Info zu Portals: Music for Organ, Vol. 11
Carson Cooman is many things musical – organist and Composer in Residence at the Memorial Church, Harvard University; writer, critic and consultant, concert organist, and above all a highly prolific composer of music in a wide variety of genres, from orchestral to song.
His organ compositions come in many styles, from liturgical models, to more gritty and substantial pieces such as his organ symphonies, preludes and fugues. This album contains several fine works including the Third Organ Symphony.
Erik Simmons is a superb organist, making his eleventh Cooman organ album for Divine Art.
He is playing the wonderful ‘Sun Organ’ of St. Peter & Paul, Görlitz, recorded through the Hauptwerk system.
This is volume 11 of this highly praised series. Volume 12 is a Christmas music album to be released in October 2019.
Erik Simmons, organ
started playing the organ at age 10 when he was a chorister at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Glendale, California. His primary organ teacher was Richard Slater. Erik has furthered his studies by working with Lanny Collins, Barbara Baird, and Lee Garrett, and through master classes with various clinicians, including Harald Vogel.
Erik works at Intel Corporation, where he is involved in new product development and coaches teams in systems and engineering, Agile & Lean product development, and related areas. Erik holds a BA in applied mathematics and MS in mathematical modeling from Humboldt State University. As an organist, he has recorded several CDs of music, including “Magnifique: Selections for a French Organ,” “Nous Dites Marie: A French Romantic Christmas,” “Reflection and Praise,” and several CDs of the music of American composer Carson Cooman.