Piano keys.


Sheet music of vocal score


Chorus singing


Organ Pipes


Man playing cello.


Experience an original voice in contemporary music...

“Lyrical”     “Neo-tonal”     “Accessible”     “Cinematic”     “Organic”     “Physiologically correct (P.C.)”

Welcome! This website shares music of Erik Karl Gustafson online. You may already be familiar with this music from live performance during services and events held at Old South Church in Boston. Or, you may be familiar with this music through recordings and through presentations shared on YouTube. Through this website, you are invited to explore more about this music. Here, you can delve into the catalog of works and related descriptions shared in the above drop-down menu: Musical Works; and you can also listen to the Featured Work or the Recent Performance shared directly on this home page. Here, you are also invited to hear excerpts from Erik’s limited edition CD recordings given in the above drop-down menu: Full-Length Albums. In addition, you are invited to learn about highlights from Erik’s professional history. It is hoped that by accessing this website you will experience the music as you wish in a visitor-friendly environment. You are encouraged to contact Erik with any professional inquiries. Most of all, may this music have the opportunity to speak for itself — enjoy!

“Speak, therefore, Music; speak.” —from “A Cry to Music,” a poem by John Masefield



Sheet music

Recent Premieres

Beyond Words for alto saxophone and piano

click here for a recording and more information

Christ Has No Body But Yours for mixed choir and piano (Words: attributed to Teresa of Avila)

click here for a recording and more information

Now playing…

Service at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Boston campus) as volunteer pianist, since July 2017



Sheet music

"Hope" Is the Thing... (2017)



Recorded performance by

Alecia Batson, soprano

Adriana Repetto, mezzo soprano


Erik Gustafson, piano


Sheet music

For the Cool of the Day (2014)



Recorded performance by

Willie Sordillo, alto saxophone


Erik Gustafson, piano