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Longer durations he seems to have difficulty in sustaining, especially at a
more vigorous pace. There are moments of magical expressionism that become
lost through the insecurity of his structuring, like chance shafts of
inspired light through a wayward improvisation. In the short rhapsodic
poem Beyond all Knowing, another piece ably conducted by Kirk Trevor, the
music drifts delightfully through hazy mists for over eight minutes, but goes
nowhere in the end
[listen -- track 9, 5.00-6:33].
There are three short
pieces for chamber orchestra, Night Songs (2001), sensitively conducted by
Vit Micka, and they too seem to be the work of a composer waiting to be
struck by lightening, one in need of some dynamic catalyst from the muses.
Cooman has plenty of ideas, but that is not always helpful in creating
ingenious music. It is very useful in fulfilling a lot of commissions
though, and he seems to have plenty of those!
Copyright © 5 January 2005
Patric Standford, Wakefield UK
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Threads - Music of Carson P Cooman
ZR102 Stereo 63'52" 2003 Zimbel Press
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra; Kirk Trevor, conductor; Craig Hultgren, cello; Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra; Vit Micka, conductor; Chicago Brass Choir; Michael Stewart, conductor
Carson P Cooman: Threads: Concerto for Orchestra (2003); Plainsong Variations (1999) for solo cello; Zest: Fanfare for Orchestra (2001); Sonata for Brass Choir (1999); Beyond All Knowing (2003) for chamber orchestra; Night Songs (2001) for chamber orchestra; Symphony of Light (2003) for string orchestra