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MATTHEW MARTIN

 COMPOSER

NEWS

MATTHEW MARTIN COMMISSIONED FOR WESTMINSTER ABBEY 750TH ANNIVERSARY

May 2019

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ROSE MAGNIFICAT WINS BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE AWARD

April 2019

 

ABOUT

Matthew Martin is Precentor and Director of College Music at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge. He read Music at Magdalen College, Oxford before studying at the Royal Academy of Music and with Marie-Claire Alain in Paris. From 2015-2020 he was Director of Music at Keble College, Oxford and Artistic Director of the Keble Early Music Festival. 

 

Matthew spent much of his early life immersed in cathedral music and in 2010, after six years as Assistant Master of Music at Westminster Cathedral, he decided to focus more on composition. Since then he has been commissioned to write music for the The Tallis Scholars, the choirs of Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral, The Gabrieli Consort and The Sixteen. Matthew won the Liturgical category in the 2013 British Composer Awards, and the first disc of his choral music (Jubilate Deo) was recorded by Daniel Hyde and The Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford (Opus Arte/2014).

 

More recently, he has written for the Cheltenham Music Festival (Trumpet Sonata) and The Tallis Scholars (Lamentations of Jeremiah). His Rose Magnificat for Paul McCreesh and The Gabrieli Consort won the Choral category in the 2019 BBC Music Magazine Awards. Earlier in 2019, he was asked to write a festival anthem (In the midst of thy Temple) for the choir of Westminster Abbey, marking the 750th anniversary of its refounding, and a test piece for organ (Triptych) for the 2019 St Albans International Organ Competition. 

 

Matthew’s music is published by Novello and Faber Music.

 

RECENT WORKS


The latest pieces by Matthew Martin are available from Novello & Company Limited.

Earlier works are published by Faber Music

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TRIPTYCH

St Albans International Organ Festival

10' (2019)
Solo organ

SANCTISSIMA

ORA

4' (2017)
SSATB

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A Rose Magnificat

A ROSE MAGNIFICAT

Gabrieli Consort

10' (2017)

SATB/SATB with divisi

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AVE MARIS STELLA

Harrow School

3' (2017)

SATB and organ

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RECORDINGS

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AN ENGLISH CORONATION 1902-1953

Winged Lion

A spectacular recreation of the lavish English Coronation rite, performed by Gabrieli Consort and Players, directed by Paul McCreesh. Matthew Martin plays organ.

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SCHÜTZ: CANTIONES SACRAE

Linn

Philip Cave directs Magnificat in Schütz's collection of forty Latin motets. Matthew Martin plays continuo.

A Rose Magnificat

A ROSE MAGNIFICAT

Winged Lion

Paul McCreesh leads the Gabrieli Consort in a collection of English works composed either before 1558 or after 1915, responses all to medieval texts associated with the Virgin Mary, including A Rose Magnificat by Matthew. 

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Ceremonial Oxford

CEREMONIAL OXFORD

CRD Records

A disc of rediscovered music by the Oxford-based eighteenth century composer William Hayes (1708-1777), conducted by Matthew Martin.

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Jubilate Deo

JUBILATE DEO

Opus Arte

Sacred choral works by Matthew Martin, recorded by the Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford and Daniel Hyde.

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INCARNATION

Winged Lion

A disc of Christmas music sung by the Gabrieli Consort, including Adam lay ybounden and Veni, Veni Emanuel by Martin. 

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HAEC DIES

Harmonia Mundi

Music for Easter recorded by Graham Ross and the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, including Matthew Martin's setting of Haec Dies. 

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Great European Organs

GREAT EUROPEAN ORGANS

Priory Records

Matthew Martin plays the 1954 Walker/Downes organ of the London Oratory.

Spirit, Strength and Sorrow

SPIRIT, STRENGTH & SORROW

CORO

A recording of the Stabat Mater by Matthew Martin, performed here by The Sixteen and Harry Christophers. 

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Victoria Missa Gaudeamus

MISSA GAUDEAMUS

Hyperion Records

Matthew Martin conducts the Westminster Cathedral Lay Clerks in a disc of repertoire by Tomás Luis de Victoria.

Christmas Vespers

CHRISTMAS VESPERS

Hyperion Records

This disc presents an adorned version of the Office of Vespers as it might be heard on the eve of Christmas in Westminster Cathedral, directed by Martin Baker with Matthew Martin as the organist.

 

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