Matthew Brown Composer

Compositions

Past Performances

Solitude After Dusk 

 

Spring Winds and Spring Flowers

  • performed by the Halifax Chamber Choir, conducted by Aljoša Skorja at the Holy Trinity and St Jude’s Church, Halifax – 20/05/2017

 

Edwardo (version for string quartet)

  • performed by Karen Jolliffe and Kammy Pike (violins), Matthew Brown (viola), and Mike Bacon (cello) at the Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Ashford – 12/03/2017
  • performed by  Karen Jolliffe and Kammy Pike (violins), Matthew Brown (viola), and Mike Bacon (cello) at the Green Forest, Sandown School, Deal – 10/07/2017

 

Beverley Meadow

 

Mass for the Wives for mass viola ensemble

  • performed by the Viola Day ensemble with Karen Jolliffe (solo violin) and Emily Rossitter (solo cello), conducted by Martin Outram – 04/02/2017

 

Dance for the Festivals of Light

  • performed by Karen Jolliffe and Kammy Pike (violins), Matthew Brown (viola), and Mike Bacon (cello) at the Leicester Guildhall – 04/12/2016
  • performed by Karen Jolliffe and Kammy Pike (violins), Matthew Brown (viola), and Mike Bacon (cello) at the Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Ashford – 12/03/2017

 

Song for the Lighting of the Chanukah Candles

  • performed by Karen Jolliffe and Kammy Pike (violins), Matthew Brown (viola), and Mike Bacon (cello) at the Leicester Guildhall – 04/12/2016
  • performed by Karen Jolliffe and Flo Peycelon (violins), Matthew Brown (viola), and Sarah Boxall (cello) at the Water Lane Coffee House, Canterbury – 02/02/2017
  • recorded by Karen Jolliffe and Flo Peycelon (violins), Matthew Brown (viola), and Sarah Boxall (cello) at St Gregory’s Centre for Music, with thanks to Daniel Herbert – 04/03/2017

 

Piano and String Quartet,

  • performed by Aidan Shepherd (piano), Floriane Peycelon and Karen Jolliffe (violins), Matthew Brown (viola), and Sarah Boxall at the Harbour Arm, Folkestone, as part of the Montrose Composer’s Club’s second debut concert (02/10/2016)

 

One movement for string quintet – quasi variazioni,

 

Trio for Mandolin, Viola and Accordion,

  • performed by Phil Self (mandolin), Matthew Brown (viola), and Aidan Shepherd (accordion) at The Brewery Tap, Folkestone, as part of the Montrose Composer’s Club’s first debut concert – 12/02/2016

 

Desolate Landscape for solo viola,

 

Mirage for viola and marimba,

  • performed by Matthew Brown and Hilary Ball, as part of Viola Day at Canterbury Christ Church University directed by Martin Outram – 06/02/2016

 

Edwardo (version for viola ensemble)

  • performed by the Viola Day ensemble, conducted by Martin Outram – 06/02/2016

 

Stamp for violin and cello,

  • performed by Karen Jolliffe and Emily Rossitter in the Canterbury Festival at St Gregory’s Centre for Music – 23/10/2015

 

Summer Beetroot for clarinet, keyboard, and string quartet,

  • performed by Ian East(Saxophone), Sam Bailey (keyboard), Liran Donin (double bass) and the Leon Quartet, at the Truscott Arms, London as part of the Eating Sound project – 29/09/2015

 

Rabbit for Alto Saxophone, Keyboard, Double Bass and String Quartet,

  • performed by Ian East (Saxophone), Sam Bailey (keyboard), Liran Donin (double bass) and the Leon Quartet at the Truscott Arms, London as part of the Eating Sound project – 29/09/2015

 

Words of the Host for soprano and string quartet (two violas), comissioned by Refugee Tales

  • performed by Charlotte Ashley and the Leon Quartet for Refugee Week at Chilham Village Hall – 15/06/2015

 

Variations on a theme of La Folia for mass viola ensemble

  • performed by the Viola Day ensemble, conducted by Martin Outram – 07/02/2015

 

Divinity for guitar, accordian and string quintet

  • performed by Ben Insall (guitar), Aidan Shepherd (accordian), Karen Jolliffe, Kammy Pike (violins), Paul Beckett, Lucia D’Avanzo-Lewis (violas), Emilly Rossitter (cello) – 07/02/2015

 

Sphagnum for string quartet, Deal Festival commission

  • performed by the Leon Quartet in Deal Festival at Astor Theatre, Deal – 01/07/2014

 

Concords of Sounds for violin, clarinet, euphonium, guitar, accordian, and string quartet

  • performed by Rosie Holden, Owen Hewson, Thom Harmsworth, Ben Insall, Aidan Shepherd, Kammy Pike, Karen Jolliffe, Paul Beckett, and Mike Bacon for Free Range and Sounds New Contemporary Music Festival at Mrs Jones’ Kitchen – 07/05/2014

 

Solitude After Dusk (version for mass viola ensemble and cello)

  • performed by the Viola Day ensemble (Emily Rossitter, cello), conducted by Martin Outram – 08/02/2014

 

Chiaroscuro for violin and viola

  • performed by Arisa Ota and Martin Outram for Viola Day at St Gregory’s Centre for Music – 08/02/2014
  • performed by Karen Jolliffe and Matthew Brown for Free Range at Mrs Jones’ Kitchen, Cantebury – 27/11/2014
  • performed by Sophie Rosa and Paul Beckett in a concert of Intimate Classics at St Gregory’s Centre for Music – 13/12/2014
  • performed by Sophie Rosa and Paul Beckett in a concert of Intimate Classics at St John’s Church, Sandiway – 06/03/2015

 

Three Illusions of Peganum Harmala (version for viola and orchestra)

  • performed by Paul Beckett and the RNCM Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Alpesh Chauhan at the RNCM Concert Hall – 10/10/2013

 

Mammoth Spear for cello duo

  • performed by Joss Brookes and Michelle So at the British Museum – 05/07/2013

 

Tree of Life for solo violin

  • performed by Luke Coomber at the British Museum – 05/07/2013

 

Duo after Beethoven 8 for clarinet and viola

  • performed by Sara Hall and Claire Newton-Keep at the Bridgewater Hall foyer – 28/06/2013

 

Among the Multitude for soprano and piano

  • performed by Kathryn West and Aaron Parker in the Carol Nash Recital Room at RNCM – 19/06/2013
    recorded by Rhona McKail and Yshani Perinpanayagam – 05/09/2013

 

Vanitas Vanitatum for clarinet, oboe, trumpet and string quartet

  • performed by Alex Golovin, Hannah Moseley, Matt Sherwood, and the Leon String Quartet at St Gregory’s Centre for Music – 24/04/2013
  • performed by the RNCM new ensemble in the RNCM Studio Theatre – 01/05/2013

 

Boundless

  • performed by the Maria Chybowska (flute), Bethan Morgan-Williams (violin), and Aaron Parker (piano) in the RNCM Studio Theatre – 04/04/2013

 

Reverie for mass viola ensemble and cello

  • performed by the Viola Day ensemble (with two cellos, Mike Bacon and Emily Rossitter), conducted by Martin Outram – 16/02/2013

 

Maestoso for mass viola ensemble and cello

  • performed by the Viola Day ensemble (Mike Bacon and Emily Rossitter, cello), conducted by Martin Outram – 16/02/2013

 

Elegy for solo viola

  • performed by Martin Outram in Canterbury Christ Church University’s Viola Day at St Gregory’s Centre for Music – 16/02/2013
  • performed by Laura Wilson in ‘060513’ of the Royal Northern College of Music ddmmyy series in the RNCM Concert Hall – 06/05/2013
  • recorded by Paul Beckett with thanks to Steve Freeman – 20/12/2013

 

String Quartet (3rd movement)

 

Intrada for wind ensemble

  • performed by members of the RNCM Wind Orchestra, conducted by Mark Heron at the RNCM Concert Hall – 24/01/2013
  • performed by members of the RNCM Wind Orchestra*, conducted by Jack Sheen in ‘060513’ of the Royal Northern College of Music ddmmyy series in the RNCM Concert Hall – 06/05/2013

 

String quartet (2nd movement) (version for orchestra)

  • performed by the RNCM Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Alpesh Chauhan at the RNCM Concert Hall – 23/01/2013

 

Wind Quintet

  • performed by Felix Niel, Irena Klimach, Peter Rogers, Josh Asquith, and Ian Wildsmith for the RNCM Chamber Festival in the Carol Nash Recital Room at RNCM – 13/01/2013

 

Incursion and Reconnaissance for marimba and vibraphone

  • performed by Michael Clarke and Hilary Ball in the Carol Nash Recital Room at RNCM – 02/11/2012

 

Death Song for choir

  • performed by the BBC Singers at Maida Vale Studios – 13/11/201

 

Caelestialis (version for orchestra) – libretto taken from Sangaku (Black Gable 2009) by Duncan MacKay, Centre of Astrophysics, University of Kent

  • performed by Jessica Gillingwater and the RNCM Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Carlos del Cueto at the RNCM Concert Hall – 10/10/2013

 

Les sons recules for solo piano

  • performed by Christian Dawson at a public Materclass given by Noriko Ogawa in the RNCM Concert Hall – 21/04/2012
  • performed by Christian Dawson at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester – 09/06/2012

 

There Came a Wind Like a Bugle for soprano and piano

  • performed by Rhona McKail and Yshani Perinpanayam at Sounds New Contemporary Music Festival at St Gregory’s Centre for Music – 10/05/2012
  • performed by Kathryn West and Aaron Parker in the Carol Nash Recital Room at RNCM – 20/06/2012

 

On C (notated version for chamber ensemble)

  • performed by the RNCM chamber ensemble, conducted by Seow Yibin at the RNCM Studion Theatre – 09/05/2012

 

Prelude and Fugue for mass viola ensemble

  • performed by the Viola Day ensemble, conducted by Martin Outram – 28/01/2012

 

Disorientation for big band

  • performed by RNCM Big Band, conducted by Mike Hall – 06/12/2011

 

Divergence for chamber ensemble

  • performed by the RNCM New Ensemble for a Masterclass given by H K Gruber in the RNCM Studios, conducted by Matthew Brown

 

Spectral Array for solo viola

  • performed by Matthew Brown in the Canterbury Festival at St Gregory’s Centre for Music – 27/10/2011
  • performed by Matthew Brown for Viola Day at St Gregory’s Centre for Music – 28/01/2012

 

Distilled Harmonic Reflections for orchestra

  • performed by the RNCM Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jon Malaxetxebarria at the RNCM Concert Hall – 10/10/2013

 

Caeletialis (version for soprano, harp, string quartet, and electronics) – libretto taken from Sangaku (Black Gable 2009) by Duncan MacKay, Centre of Astrophysics, University of Kent

  • performed by Luci Drelaud, Alex Rider, Kammy Pike, Phil Osborne, Matthew Brown, Claire Bartrum, electronics co-ordinated by Sam Messer, to accompany astophysics lecture by Duncan MacKay at Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys – 19/07/2011

 

Three Illusions of Peganum Harmala (version for viola and electronics),

  • performed by Martin Outram for Viola Day at St Gregory’s Centre for Music – 29/01/2011
  • performed by Matthew Brown, electronics co-ordinated by Sam Messer, for Sounds New Contemporary Music Festival at St Gregory’s Centre for Music – 22/05/2011

 

Three Conversations for piano trio, comissioned by the Three Cities Association

  • performed by Andrew Francois, Ivan Hussey, and Sergei Vassiliev in Wye Church – 05/06/2010
  • performed by Andrew Francois, Ivan Hussey, and Sergei Vassiliev in the Church of St Mary and St Eanswythe – 09/06/2010
  • performed by Andrew Francois, Ivan Hussey, and Sergei Vassiliev at Whitstable Methodist Church – 11/06/2010
  • performed by Andrew Francois, Ivan Hussey, and Sergei Vassiliev at St Peter’s Methodist Church, Canterbury – 12/06/2010
  • performed by Matthew Brown, Ivan Hussey and Kim Burwell in the Canterbury Festival at St Gregory’s Centre for Music – 28/10/2010
  • performed by Kammy Pike, Julia Vohralik, and Sam Bailey in the Free Range Series at the Veg Box, Canterbury – 15/11/2012
  • performed by the Del Mar Piano Trio at the 1901 Arts Club – 10/05/2015
  • performed by the Del Mar Piano Trio at St Gregory’s Centre for Music – 17/05/2015

 

Clair Obscuro for tape

  • played to a live audience at St Gregory’s Centre for Music – 06/05/2010

 

Nebula (version for scratch/chamber orchestra)

  • performed by Karen Jolliffe, Ben King, Phil Osborne, Anne Jennings, Ashton Mills, Kammy Pike, Tom Radford, Abi Buck, Alex Golovin, Nathan Jones, Claire Bartrum, Sam Bailey, Sam Messer, Rosie Forbes at St Gregory’s Centre for Music – 10/03/2010; 24/03/2010

 

Stasis for wind orchestra

  • performed by the CCCU Wind Orchestra, conducted by Grenville Hancox in the Church of St Mary and St Eanswythe, Folkestone – 24/01/2010
  • performed by the CCCU Wind Orchestra, conducted by Grenville Hancox at Canterbury Cathedral – 06/03/2010

 

Verglas for string quintet

  • performed by Kammy Pike, Matthew Brown, Martin Outram, Tom Radford, and Claire Bartrum for Viola Day at St Gregory’s Centre for Music – 06/02/2010

 

Equipoise for three violas and piano

  • performed by Martin Outram, Tom Radford, Matthew Brown, and Sam Messer for Viola Day at St Gregory’s Centre for Music – 06/02/2010
  • performed by Martin Outram, Tom Radford, Matthew Brown, and Sam Messer for Viola Day at St Gregory’s Centre for Music – 29/01/2011

 

Labyrinth for string orchestra

  • performed by the CCCU String Orchestra, conducted by Martin Outram at St Gregory’s Centre for Music – 07/06/2009
  • performed by the Simon Langton String Orchestra, conducted by Lorna Braddy at Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys – 19/10/2009

 

Autoschediasm for chamber ensemble

  • performed by Kammy Pike, Phil Osborne, Kerry Day, Tom Radford, Abi Buck, Claire Bartrum, Becky Hodgett, Heather Leighton, Clare Kingman, Laura Cross, Liam Bradbury-Sparvell, and Angelo Tsocos at St Gregory’s Centre for Music – 06/05/2009
  • performed in the Canterbury Festival at St Gregory’s Centre for Music – 29/10/2009

 

Encomium for wind orchestra

  • performed by the CCCU Wind Orchestra, conducted by Grenville Hancox in the Church of St Mary and St Eanswythe, Folkestone – 25/01/2009
  • performed by the CCCU Wind Orchestra, conducted by Grenville Hancox at Canterbury Cathedral – 21/02/2009
  • performed by the CCCU Wind Orchestra, conducted by Grenville Hancox in the CCCU Chapel – 18/03/2009

 

Reverie for two clarinets, oboe and piano

  • performed by Owen Hewson, Michael Fletcher in the ‘Music at Night’ concert at Benenden School – 15/04/2005
  • revised version for two clarinets, viola and piano performed by Laura Cross, Becky Hodgett, Matthew Brown, and Angelo Tsocos for Viola Day at St Gregory’s Centre for Music – 07/02/2009
  • revised version for two clarinets, oboe and piano performed by Laura Cross, Becky Hodgett, Matthew Brown, and Angelo Tsocos at St Gregory’s Centre for Music – 11/03/2009

 

Buccolia

  • performed by Owen Hewson, Matthew Brown, Lorna Braddy, Tom Spencer, and Aidan Shepherd in the Commemoration service at Canterbury Cathedral – 12/05/2004
  • performed by Owen Hewson, Matthew Brown, Lorna Braddy, Tom Spencer, and Aidan Shepherd at Simon Langton Boys Grammar School – 13/05/2004
  • revised version performed by Owen Hewson, Domonique Marie, Tom Spencer, and Tom Hancox at St Gregor’s Centre for Music – 09/01/2005
  • revised version recorded by Owen Hewson, Domonique Marie, Tom Spencer, and Aidan Shepherd at St Gregor’s Centre for Music – 23/01/2005

 

Fugal through time for wind band

  • performed by the Simon Langton Concert Band, conducted by Lorna Braddy at Simon Langton Boys Grammar School – 13/05/2004

 

Jig: Theme and Variations for violin, cello, clarinet, piano and drums

  • performed by Matthew Brown, Tom Spencer, Owen Hewson, Aidan Shepherd, and John Martin at Simon Langton Boys Grammar School – 28/11/2002

 

Sonata for oboe, violin and cello

  • performed by David Montague, Matthew Brown, and Julia Vohralik at Kent College Chapel – 24/05/2002