Matthew Martin

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Ut Unum Sint! 2015 Mixed Voices Written for the choir of New College, Oxford, Ut Unum Sint! (That they may be one) sets words from St John’s gospel in which Christ prays that all may be one. This was the title of Pope John Paul II’s encyclical on church unity. Combining atmospheric sections with more dramatic material, it was given its first performance by the choir of New College in St Peter’s, Rome in June 2015. View Score
Invocation to the Holy Spirit 2015 Mixed Voices Invocation to the Holy Spirit is a short and simple work, dedicated to the memory of David Trendell. It sets two Latin texts concerning baptism and the Holy Spirit. It is an ideal piece for confirmation or baptism services as well as for the season of Pentecost. View Score
O lux beata Trinitas 2015 Mixed Voices This setting of ‘O lux beata Trinitas’ (ascribed to St Ambrose) weaves together a range of vocal styles and textures to build gradually from the quietly pensive opening section to a rousing unison declamation on the words ‘Deo Patri sit Gloria!’. With the hallmarks of Matthew Martin’s inimitable voice, this anthem will prove a powerful choice in evensong or as part of a mixed choral programme. 3:30 View Score
Dormi, Iesu! 2015 Mixed Voices This piece is a reticent carol and weaves a complex web of counterpoint within both the vocal lines and organ part, distilling into a stark treble solo as the text turns to English. An ideal work to highlight a more reflective side of the festive season. 2:45 View Score
Laudate Dominum 2015 Mixed Voices This joyful piece for SATB and organ alternates spritely and brassy organ fanfares with bold choral assertions, with the core pulse often offset by intricate rhythmic dialogue between organ and choir. It uses varied choral textures to paint the text, culminating in the bold, homophonic statement ‘Omnis spiritus laudet Dominim!’ (All creatures praise the Lord), before an ecstatic Alleluia. 3:15 View Score
Nowell, sing we 2015 Mixed Voices A festive choral work for SATB and organ by composer Matthew Martin. Commissioned by The Chapter of York for the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols in York Minster, 22 and 24 December 2014. 3:20 View Score
Chester Missa Brevis 2015 Mixed Voices The Chester Missa Brevis was written for the choir of Chester Cathedral by Matthew Martin 10:30 View Score
Haec Dies 2015 Mixed Voices Haec Dies (This is the day which the Lord hath made) is a lively and rhythmic piece. It was commissioned by the choir of Clare College, Cambridge and has recently been recorded by them on the Harmonia Mundi label. It sets a joyful Latin text suitable for Eastertide and, with very little divisi, is within the reach of proficient choirs. View Score
Behold, now praise the Lord 2015 Mixed Voices Behold, now praise the Lord is a dramatic work, written for the combined choirs of St Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and Westminster Cathedral and was commissioned for the annual St Cecilia Service in St Paul’s Cathedral by Help Musicians UK. Dedicated to the memory 4.00 View Score
Set me as a seal 2015 Mixed Voices Perfect at weddings and church services, this anthem by composer Matthew Martin is a new setting of Set me as a seal upon thy heart, which describes the power of love and the strength of bonds made in marriage. It is arranged for SATB and suitable for amateur choirs and is part of Faber Music’s Choral Signature Series. View Score
A Hymn of St Ambrose 2013 Mixed Voices Commissioned by the St Endellion Easter Festival and setting the Aurora lucis text, A Hymn of St Ambrose celebrates the resurrection of Christ. The vocal lines, which explore a range of textures and scorings, have been expertly crafted to suit the needs of aspiring SATB choirs. This is powerful, exciting music that is ideal for Easter services and concerts. 4:30 View Score
A Hymn to St Etheldreda 2013 Mixed Voices This spirited setting of Ave Sancta Etheldreda exhibits the hallmarks of Matthew Martin’s fresh and vibrant compositional style. Scored for SATB voices with minimal divisi, this festive work features a striking organ accompaniment and would make an excellent addition to the repertory of any aspiring SATB choir. 4:30 View Score
Te Lucis ante terminum 2013 Mixed Voices Written for the Exon Singers' 2013 Festival, this setting of Te lucis ante terminum offers choirs an ideal introduction to the choral works of Matthew Martin. This work is suitable for use throughout the church year and combines musical sophistication with accessible choral parts. An English singing translation is included. 3 View Score
Mass of St Dominic 2012 Mixed Voices The Mass Of St Dominic was written in 2013 at the request of the Spode Music week for the 60th anniversary of their summer course. It is a setting in English of the new translation of the Mass and is designed to be both short enough for regular liturgical performance and accessible enough for both cathedral and parish use. 12 View Score
I Saw the Lord 2012 Mixed Voices The Festival Anthem I saw the Lord (2012) is a setting of words from Isaiah Ch 6, some of which are perhaps better known in the context of the great Victorian anthem by John Stainer. This Trinitarian/Dedication text (starting with the words “in the year that King Uzziah died”) is both powerful and full of dramatic imagery - flying seraphim, live coals, cries of the Tersanctus - as well as containing darker and more reflective passages. 10 View Score
O Oriens 2012 Mixed Voices Commissioned for the Choir of St Paul’s Cathedral, this superb festive choral work brings together the traditional French melody of Veni, veni Emmanuel with the Advent Antiphon O Oriens. The relatively accessible choral lines are underpinned by a wonderfully majestic organ accompaniment, which exhibits Matthew Martin’s genius for creating a new sound-world from the perfect balance of tradition and innovation. O Oriens is suitable for Advent services and concerts and would be an ideal choice for choirs performing in vast acoustics. 6 View Score
The Westminster Service 2012 Unison/Upper + Equal Voices Written for the choristers of Westminster Abbey, Matthew Martin’s canticles offers upper-voice choirs a welcome alternative to more established settings. The bright, fanfare-like theme of the Magnificat is complemented by an atmospheric Nunc dimittis, with the organ part adding texture and unity to the whole. This innovative work is suitable for Evensongs throughout the year. 8 View Score
St John's College Service, The 2011 Mixed Voices SATB chorus and organ 9 -
Preces and Responses 2011 Mixed Voices Preces and Responses SATB is an exquisite set of preces and responses composed for the choir of Merton College, Oxford. Perfectly balancing classic sounds with a splash of contemporary sonority, these responses provide an exciting alternative to more traditional sets. A great investment for cathedral, college and church choirs around the country. 5 View Score
O Rex Gentium 2011 Mixed Voices O Rex Gentium sets the Magnificat antiphon for December 22 - one of the great 'O' antiphons traditionally sung at Vespers in the week before Christmas. These texts are all invocations of the coming of Christ, each one offering praise to him using titles taken from the prophet Isaiah. 4 View Score

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