Carson Cooman: As We Are Changed


Oratorio by Carson Cooman with libretto by Euan Tait. Performed by The Choir of Royal Holloway, London Mozart Players, Sarah Fox & Robert Murray, directed by Rupert Gough.

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About this release

“Our world and our lives are transformational and in constant transformation, and this work is the music of those transformations. The earth we live on does not stay still but evolves and changes; our lives are changed through our own personal struggles, through meetings with those whose difference from us becomes a teacher, with sudden catalytic events, and from the daily, determined creativity of love working and spreading outwards from our humanity.”

— Euan Tait

About the composer

Carson Cooman

Carson Cooman (b. 1982) is an American composer with a catalog of hundreds of works in many forms. These range from solo instrumental pieces to operas, and from orchestral works to hymn tunes. His music has been performed on all six inhabited continents in venues that range from the stage of Carnegie Hall to the basket of a hot air balloon. Cooman’s music appears on over forty recordings, including more than twenty-five complete CDs on the Naxos, Albany, Artek, Gothic, Divine Art, Métier, Diversions, Convivium, Altarus, MSR Classics, Raven, and Zimbel labels.

Cooman is a graduate of Harvard University and Carnegie Mellon University. His primary composition studies were with Bernard Rands, Judith Weir, Alan Fletcher, and James Willey. In 2006, Cooman was appointed Composer in Residence at the Memorial Church of Harvard University. As an active concert organist, Cooman specializes in the performance of contemporary music. Over 300 new compositions by more than 100 international composers have been written for him. His organ performances can be heard on a number of CD releases and more than 2,000 recordings available online. For more information, visit

  • Part One: Collisions - Carson Cooman
  • Part One: Two souls on a far planet - Carson Cooman
  • Part One: All the horses of the world vanish - Carson Cooman
  • Part One: All of me - Carson Cooman
  • Part One: Receiving his soul - Carson Cooman
  • Part One: Lullaby - Carson Cooman
  • Part One: What I was (1) - Carson Cooman
  • Part One: The ignored - Carson Cooman
  • Part One: What I was (2) - Carson Cooman
  • Part One: Cradle song for a young adult - Carson Cooman
  • Part Two: My music began - Carson Cooman
  • Part Two: The creation of a life - Carson Cooman
  • Part Two: Birth - Carson Cooman
  • Part Two: Lion, lioness - Carson Cooman
  • Part Two: Creation of the world through birdsong - Carson Cooman
  • Part Two: Song for musicians - Carson Cooman
  • Part Three: No home - Carson Cooman
  • Part Three: A living music - Carson Cooman
  • Part Three: Soul seascape - Carson Cooman
  • Part Three: A human music - Carson Cooman
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Catalogue number: CR060

Composer Carson Cooman
Libretto Euan Tait
Choir The Choir of Royal Holloway
Orchestra London Mozart Players
Soprano Sarah Fox
Tenor Robert Murray
Conductor Rupert Gough

Cover Image Julien Hulin (Pexels)
Engineering Adaq Khan
Engineering Assistant Stefan Inglis
Programme Notes Euan Tait
Creative Director Mike Cooter
Producer George Richford
Executive Producer Adrian Green

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