Piano keys.


Sheet music of vocal score


Chorus singing


Organ Pipes


Man playing cello.


Experience original, contemporary music online...

“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. With this website, you are given free access to experience this music in several ways — whether as score excerpt (coming in 2017), as full-length recording, or as description in the composer’s own words (coming in 2017). 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

"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