Friends of the Erben Organ commission Carson Cooman

February 27, 2021
Carson Cooman (photo credit: Colby Cooman)
Carson Cooman (photo credit: Colby Cooman)

Friends of the Erben Organ and Artis Wodehouse commissioned a new work from composer Carson Cooman in 2020. A St. Patrick Silhouette is scored for harmonium and organ, specifically, the Henry Erben organ at the Basilica of Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York, New York.

Cooman is composer-in-residence at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and has previously composed works for Wodehouse and her hamoniums.

The work premiered on February 5 with Wodehouse playing her 1903 Mustel art harmonium and Jared Lamenzo, director of music and organist for Old St. Patrick’s, playing the Erben organ.

For information: erbenorgan.com.