CARSON COOMAN (b.1982): For Orchestra: Miacomet Dreaming, Op. 781, Shawkemo Dreaming, Op. 811, Flying Machine, Op. 775 (Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic Orchestra, Slovak National Symphony Orchestra; Kirk Trevor), Nobadeer Dreaming for Flugelhorn, Op. 784 (Chris Gekker), Bassoon Quintet, Op. 764 (Roman Mesina [bassoon], Zwiebel Quartet), Madaket Dreaming for Piano, Op. 774 (Jeffrey Grossman), Lyric Trio for Trumpet, Cello and Piano, Op. 710 (Gekker [trumpet], Emmanuel Feldman [cello], Grossman [piano]), Sankaty Dreaming (String Quartet No. 4), Op. 461 (Zwiebel Quartet).
Catalogue Number: 09M096
Description: These recent works form part of Cooman's ongoing set of pieces inspired by the serene, lonely and picturesque landscape of Nantucket. Common to the composer's increasingly personal style in recent years is a strong tonal pull to the harmonic vocabulary and a highly effective sense of atmosphere and color. The pieces range from impressively dramatic orchestral works through lyrical chamber music to atmospheric, nocturnal solo music, all in an original, very accessible voice.