Nantucket Dreaming

is a CD of classical music compositions explicitly inspired by the landscapes and landmarks of Nantucket Island, Massachusetts. Spanning a seven-year creative period, these diverse works, with their blazes of instrumental color, subtle atmospherics and lyrical evocations of wind, sky, land, and sea, create an interconnected narrative of shared musical images and ideas. Fanfare Magazine proclaimed that'Cooman has something to say, an engaging voice to do so, and real musical chops,' a testament to the talent of one of the most active American composers of his generation.is a CD of classical music compositions explicitly inspired by the landscapes and landmarks of Nantucket Island, Massachusetts. Spanning a seven-year creative period, these diverse works, with their blazes of instrumental color, subtle atmospherics and lyrical evocations of wind, sky, land, and sea, create an interconnected narrative of shared musical images and ideas. Fanfare Magazine proclaimed that “Cooman has something to say, an engaging voice to do so, and real musical chops,” a testament to the talent of one of the most active American composers of his generation.
Nantucket Nantucket

Featuring performances by:


Slovak National Symphony Orchestra
Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Orchestra
Kirk Trevor, conductor

Chris Gekker, trumpet and flugelhorn
Emmanuel Feldman, cello
Jeffrey Grossman, piano

Roman Messina, bassoon
Zwiebel Quartet
Carson Cooman is an American composer with a catalogue of works in many forms—ranging from solo instrumental pieces to operas, and from orchestral works to hymn tunes. His music has been performed on all six inhabited continents and is published primarily by Musik Fabrik, Lauren Keiser Music Publishing, and Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc. Cooman's music appears on over thirty recordings, including twelve complete CDs on the Naxos, Albany, Artek, and Zimbel labels. Cooman's primary composition studies have been with Bernard Rands, Judith Weir, Alan Fletcher, and James Willey. As an active concert organist, Cooman specializes exclusively in the performance of new music. Over 130 new works have been composed for him by composers from around the world, and his performances of the work of contemporary composers can be heard on a number of CD recordings. Cooman is also a writer on musical subjects, producing articles and reviews frequently for a number of international publications. He serves as an active consultant on music business matters to composers and performing organizations. For more information, visit www.carsoncooman.com


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