Frederick Frahm

photo by Anne Staveley

American composer & organist
Placitas, NM (US)
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Music for Organ

Advent Abstract
All Saints Abstract
Ascension Abstract
Ash Wednesday Abstract
Christmas Abstract
Corpus Christi Abstract
Easter Abstract
Epiphany Abstract
Pentecost Abstract
Trinity Abstract

Babbitt Cycle
Babbitt, the Man
Garden Party
The Shining Spires of Zenith

Chorale Preludes
A la venue de Noël
All My Heart This Night Rejoices (partita)
Auf, Auf, Mein Herz
Ave Maria, Gratia Plena (Musica Badia)
Es ist das Heil
Morning Star
Nocturne (Nun ruhen alle wälder)
Noël Nouvelet
Nun Komm, der Heiden Heiland, no. 2
Nun Komm, der Heiden Heiland, no. 3
Nunc dimittis
O Heiland, reiss die Himmel auf
Orientis Partibus
Sheng En
So gehst du nun
St. Anne
Two Psalm Preludes (Tone VIII & Tonus Peregrinus)
Urbs Beata Ierusalem
Versetti on Wondrous Love
Vom Himmel hoch, da komm’ ich her, no. 1

Fantasy no. 1 (from Music Fabrik)
Fantasy 2, 3, 4 (from Zimbel Press) *
*Concerto for Organ and Strings (from Zimbel Press)
(orchestration of Fantasies 2-4)
Fantasy no. 5
Fantasy no. 6
Fantasy no. 7
Fantasy no. 8
Fantasy no. 9
Fantasy no. 10
*Concerto for Organ and Strings (from Zimbel Press)
(orchestration of Fantasies 2-4)

Flower Pieces
Daffodils, Being the Poetry of Christ
Flower in a Valley
Flowers in the Wood
Rose Garden
The Flowers Fall Away
White Chrysanthemum
(‘Altar Flowers’ are included in the Canterbury Sketchbook)

Kirchensonate (complete)
Nun Komm, der Heiden Heiland, no. 1
Vom Himmel hoch, da komm’ ich her, no. 2
Herr Christ, der einig Gotts Sohn
Jesus Meine Zuversicht

Solo Works
Across the Arno
Arlecchino, 1964
Beautiful Ghost
Before the End of Light
Cabeza de Vaca
Canterbury Sketchbook
Canticum de Anima
Dalle de Verre (sonatina)
Dauphinée House, 1932
Deep Mirror
Embroidering the Terrestrial Mantle
Ezra (cycle for organ)
Genii – Scenes from a Ballet
Good Friday, 1519
Gran Quivira Chapel
Great Age, Behold Us
I am Ezra
In Winter Woods
Jemez Chapel
La Morte Meditata
Lux in Fenestris
Malinche in the Forest
Old Stone Church
On Mesa Verde
Ossa Arida
Pavane & Galliard
Rorate Coeli
Salmo 150
Sonata d’Eglise
The Great Machine
The Kingdom of Anxiety
The Plain of the Sea
Tiguex Winter
Versetti on Wondrous Love
Vinea mea electa

Three New Mexico Sketches
By the Rio Grande at Dawn
In Chaco Canyon at Noon
Dusk on the Plains of St. Agustin

Three Pastorals after William Blake
A Rolling Stone is ever Bare of Moss
Sabrina’s Silvery Flood
Resting by a Stream at Night

Three Pieces (after Odilon Redon)
Sad Ascent
Strange Flower

Three Tesserae

Music for Piano

Dickinson Landscape
Dominus Super Aquas
Five Rivers: Scenes from a ballet
frammenti di un lamento
Frescoes on a Clay Wall
Keesling Street
Psalm 12

Chamber Music

Abó Chapel
14 handbells & organ

Augustine and the Seashell
violin, viola, cello & organ

oboe, bassoon & organ

Mysterium Fidei
6 handbells & organ

Six Little Preludes
8 handbells & organ
Advent – Your People Long to Greet You
Christmas – Good News of Great Joy
Epiphany – The Baptism of Christ
Lent – At The Desert’s Edge
Easter – This is the Day the Lord Has Made
Pentecost – The Spirit Intercedes For Us
Complete set of all Six Preludes (big savings!)

Grendel’s Soliloquy
violin & organ

O Night
Native American Flute (G minor) & organ

Quaraí Chapel
string orchestra & organ

horn (F) & organ

Septem Verba
violin & organ

What the Wind said to the Water
and what the Water replied

violin & organ


Abstracts for Organ from 2022

Collected Works from 2021

Chorale Preludes from 2020

Ezra from 2023

Solo Works from 2020

Triptychs from 2020