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”

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”

“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)”

Ross Gay Songs Premiere Tomorrow at New Music Gathering

Soprano Sara Noble Tomorrow (May 13) at 1:30PM in Kobacker Hall, my Ross Gay Songs will be premiered by soprano Sara Noble and pianist Nadia Shpachenko as part of  New Music Gathering 2017 , held this year at Bowling Green State University (Bowling Green, OH). Pianist Nadia Shpachenko Program note Three Ross Gay Songs were composed while I was recuperating inContinue reading “Ross Gay Songs Premiere Tomorrow at New Music Gathering”

Wendy Richman’s vox*viola project

My dear friend and collaborator, singing violist Wendy Richman has undertaken a campaign to fund her first solo album, vox*viola. Consisting of pieces for singing violist by Lou Bunk, Christian Carey, Jason Eckardt, Stephen Gorbos, Jose-Luis Hurtado, Everette Minchew, Arlene Sierra, David Smooke, and Ken Ueno, the recording will be released via ICE’s TUNDRA imprint on New Focus Recordings.  Wendy first premieredContinue reading “Wendy Richman’s vox*viola project”

New Music Gathering

  I am very pleased to share that soprano Sara Noble and pianist Nadia Shpachenko will be premiering my Ross Gay Songs at New Music Gathering on May 11 at 2:30. This year, NMG will be held at Bowling Green State University.

Let the Water Rain Down

Let the Water Rain Down Words by Kay Mitchell, Music by Christian Carey Let the water rain down, let the Spirit rise up, And gather you into the arms of the Lord God’s love will surround you and now you will know One call that will give you one Faith and one Word Let theContinue reading “Let the Water Rain Down”

“He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven”

Wendy Richman played my voice/viola piece “He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven” (a Yeats setting) at the American Viola Society Festival 2016 at Oberlin College, performing both parts simultaneously. Here is a terrific recording of her live in concert.

Big in Japan

I am very proud of flutist Gina Izzo and pianist Erika Dohi. Their duo, known as Righteous Girls, performs twice in Japan this week. They are presenting their Gathering Blue project, recorded on New Focus Records, at Horie Arte, 1-18-17 Kita-Horie, Osaka, Japan, on June 3rd and 5th at 7:30 PM. Gathering Blue features composers Ambrose Akinmusire, Andy Akiho, Dave Molk, Jonathan Ragonese, Pascal Le Bouef, Randy Woolf, and Vijay Iyer. Gina andContinue reading “Big in Japan”