An original voice in contemporary and sacred music…

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

 

Welcome!

NOW AVAILABLE for DOWNLOAD and for SALE

(for a moment) album

You may be familiar with music that I have composed from live performance, through presentations on YouTube, or even through CD recordings. Here, I offer another way to experience the music: website streaming and internet download…

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Still UNDER DEVELOPMENT – this website gives you several options. In general, you can peruse a catalog of my completed music and take in related descriptions and materials shared in the drop-down menu: Musical Works. You can also listen to the Featured Work or the Featured Performance shared directly on this home page. You can also hear excerpts from commercial and limited edition CD recordings given in the above drop-down menu: Full-Length Albums. In addition, you are invited to learn About my professional history, including my current service as Composer-in-Residence for Old South Church in Boston.

To see up-to-date musical activities, you may peruse Current Projects and Recent Performances; and you can also read the section devoted to Commissions. These three sub-headings appear under the tab: Musical Works. Eventually, more score and audio excerpts will appear under individual musical pieces. In addition, a blog will take shape to discuss history and context of individual compositions, as well as to discuss musical aesthetics, philosophy, and overall approach to writing.

For now…

…may Music serve as an instrument of God’s inclusive love and abundant grace; and may this music have the opportunity to speak for itself.

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

 

Comments about this website and professional inquiries for Erik should be directed to [email protected]

PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

Sheet music

Recent Premieres

 

Take My Life And Let It Be

for unaccompanied mixed choir

(Words: Frances R. Havergal)

 

click here for a recording and more information

 

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

Beyond Words (2017)

 

 

Recorded performance by

Willie Sordillo, alto saxophone

and

Erik Gustafson, piano

 

Recorded, mixed, and mastered

by Wellspring Sound

 

click here to download the recording from CDBaby.com

send an email to [email protected]

to request a physical CD copy of the recording

 

 

Cover art: Faceted, mixed media on canvas,

(C) Allison Coelho Picone. All rights reserved.