Piano keys.

Keyboard

Sheet music of vocal score

Vocal

Chorus singing

Choral

Organ Pipes

Liturgical

Man playing cello.

Ensemble

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

 

RECENT HIGHLIGHTS

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

Accepted for Publication (Paraclete Press)

Alleluia: A Response (2016 revision)

Let Us Love One Another (2014)

There Is No Rose (2014 revision)

FEATURED WORK

Sheet music

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

 

 

Recorded performance by

Alecia Batson, soprano

Adriana Repetto, mezzo soprano

and

Erik Gustafson, piano

FEATURED PERFORMANCE

Sheet music

For the Cool of the Day (2014)

 

 

Recorded performance by

Willie Sordillo, alto saxophone

and

Erik Gustafson, piano