Complete Organ Works Published by Zimbel

My Complete Organ Works have been published by Zimbel Music.  Thanks to Carson Cooman for his advocacy as a performer and for shepherding this through to publication and to Joseph Arndt for commissioning and widely performing several of the pieces. A few are dedicated to composer friends: Robert Morris, Andrew Mead, and Ken Ueno.  In addition to organ compositions, two hymns co-authoredContinue reading “Complete Organ Works Published by Zimbel”

Composer News 2020

Westminster Choir, conducted by Joe Miller, will be performing my Psalm 96 setting on their West Coast Tour. The choir is celebrating its centenary in 2020 and commissioned the piece to mark the milestone. (Dates below) Friday, January 10 • 7:30 p.m.Plymouth Church – United Church of ChristSeattle, WALEARN MORE Sunday, January 12 • 4Continue reading “Composer News 2020”

Release Day! Composers at Westminster Recording

On Friday, October 25th, Westminster Choir College’s recording label, distributed by Naxos, will release “Composers at Westminster,” a digital recording of works by the composition faculty. It includes music by Stefan Young, Joel Phillips, Jay Kawarsky, Ronald Hemmel, and Christian Carey. Three of the college’s choirs, conducted by Joe Miller, James Jordan, and Amanda Quist,Continue reading “Release Day! Composers at Westminster Recording”

Westminster Choir Premieres New Carey work

This past summer, Joe Miller, Director of Choral Activities at Westminster Choir College, commissioned a piece from me to celebrate the centenary of both the college and Westminster Choir. They will premiere my setting of Psalm 96 on November 9th in Massapequa, New York and November 10th in Princeton (Details below). Appear and Inspire: 100Continue reading “Westminster Choir Premieres New Carey work”

Review from 1999

Amazing what you uncover on Google Books. A review of Cassatt String Quartet, with guest cellist Christopher Finkel, premiering my String Quartet (1999) at June in Buffalo. “Christian B. Carey’s String Quartet (1999) is a rare effort to draw from jazz’s rhythmic style while applying an apparent serial language. The general depiction of jazz asContinue reading “Review from 1999”

Je Suis Aime

Another recital recording, this one performed by Soprano Sara Noble with organ drone. It is a setting of a chanson by French poet Clement Marot, an anniversary present for Kay. Carson Cooman commissioned and performed a set of variations on this piece for chamber organ. Je suis aimé de la plus belle Qui soit vivantContinue reading “Je Suis Aime”

“3 Kenyon Songs” – “Psalm 103” (SoundCloud)

This week I am posting recordings from a May 2016 recital that was performed at All Saints’ Church in Princeton, New Jersey. Organized by soprano Sara Noble and the Contemporary Undercurrents of Song Project, it was given for me after I returned home last Spring from having cancer surgeries in Nashville. It was the mostContinue reading ““3 Kenyon Songs” – “Psalm 103” (SoundCloud)”

“O Emmanuel,” performed by the Wesley Singers (Soundcloud)

Last year, the Wesley Singers, conducted by Dr. Gareth Bond, recorded my set of Magnificat Antiphons for SSATB chorus.  To interested choir directors out there, I would say,”Advent is coming!”

“Dark Times”

Dark times: I’ve seen them aplenty and they no longer daunt me (for long). We will get through this dark time stronger, more alert, and more passionate than ever about how the arts matter to society. Move towards what you love: it will sustain you.

Upcoming Performances by McMurtery and Mack

Flutist John McMurtery and pianist Ashlee Mack have been two of my most dedicated advocates. They have played many of my pieces in recital, and made the first recording of “For Milton” for Perspectives of New Music/Open Space (Righteous Girls made the second for New Focus). This Fall, McMurtery and Mack will be presenting severalContinue reading “Upcoming Performances by McMurtery and Mack”