In the beginning was the Word (John 1: 1–2, 4–5) – Carson Cooman

John 1: 1–2, 4–5In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. In him was life, and that life was the light of all. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.

The beginning of the Gospel of St John in the
The beginning of the Gospel of St John in the “Coronation Gospels” (Cotton MS. Tiberius A. II, f. 162r). From British Library via Wikimedia Commons.


“In the Beginning Was the Word” Op. 161, for SATB and organ, composed by Carson Cooman (b. 1982) in 1999 and revised in 2003.

In the Beginning Was the Word, Op. 161

Performed by The Choir of Royal Holloway

Sheet music available at SheetMusicPlus

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