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Martin, Matthew (organ)

Matthew Martin (organ)

Matthew Martin was born in 1976 and read music at Magdalen College, Oxford, where he was organ scholar. After graduating in 1997, he went on to the Royal Academy of Music, London as a post-graduate student winning all the major organ prizes, and subsequently continued his studies in Paris with Marie-Claire Alain. He was recently elected an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music and is currently a teacher in keyboard skills and organ improvisation there.

In 2000 Matthew was appointed Organist and Choirmaster at the University Church of St Mary the Virgin and Assistant Organist at New College, Oxford before moving to Canterbury Cathedral in 2002 where he played for the enthronement of Dr Rowan Williams as Archbishop. Since 2004 he has been Assistant Master of Music at Westminster Cathedral. In addition to daily work with the cathedral choir, he organizes and gives many of the cathedral’s organ recitals. These recently included performances of the complete organ works of Jehan Alain over five concerts and Messiaen’s Messe de la Pentecôte and La Nativité du Seigneur.

As well as his busy schedule as a recitalist and director, Matthew is in increasing demand as a composer and his music is widely performed both in this country and further afield. Recent commissions have come from The Cardinall’s Musick, the choirs of Westminster Abbey and St Paul’s Cathedral, as well as a Mass to celebrate the Feast of the Dedication of Westminster Cathedral. Each year during August, Matthew directs the Nave Choir of boys and men as part of the Edington Festival of Music within the Liturgy.

Albums

Brahms & Rheinberger: Mass
CDA67559
Christmas Vespers at Westminster Cathedral
CDA67522
From the vaults of Westminster Cathedral
CDA67707
Rheinberger & Brahms: Mass
CDA67559

Complete works available for download

ANONYMOUS - LITURGICAL
Alleluia. Dominus dixitwith Westminster Cathedral Choir, Martin Baker (conductor)
Alleluia. Vidimus stellamwith Westminster Cathedral Choir, Martin Baker (conductor)
Beatus virwith Westminster Cathedral Choir, Martin Baker (conductor)
Benedicamus Dominowith Graham Titus (bass), Westminster Cathedral Choir, Martin Baker (conductor)
Christe redemptor omniumwith Benedict Payne (treble), Westminster Cathedral Choir, Martin Baker (conductor)
Completi sunt dies Mariaewith Westminster Cathedral Choir, Martin Baker (conductor)
Completi sunt dies Mariaewith Westminster Cathedral Choir, Martin Baker (conductor)
Confitebor tibiwith Westminster Cathedral Choir, Martin Baker (conductor)
Deus in adiutoriumwith Graham Titus (bass), Westminster Cathedral Choir, Martin Baker (conductor)
Dixit Dominuswith Westminster Cathedral Choir, Martin Baker (conductor)
Laudate Dominumwith Westminster Cathedral Choir, Martin Baker (conductor)
Laudate pueriwith Westminster Cathedral Choir, Martin Baker (conductor)
Levate capita vestrawith Westminster Cathedral Choir, Martin Baker (conductor)
Levate capita vestrawith Westminster Cathedral Choir, Martin Baker (conductor)
Magnificatwith Westminster Cathedral Choir, Martin Baker (conductor)
Magnificatus est rex pacificuswith Westminster Cathedral Choir, Martin Baker (conductor)
Magnificatus est rex pacificuswith Westminster Cathedral Choir, Martin Baker (conductor)
Psalm 2with Westminster Cathedral Choir, Martin Baker (conductor)
Rex pacificus magnificatus estwith Westminster Cathedral Choir, Martin Baker (conductor)
Rex pacificus magnificatus estwith Westminster Cathedral Choir, Martin Baker (conductor)
Rorate caeliwith Westminster Cathedral Choir, Martin Baker (conductor)
Scitote quia prope est regnum Deiwith Westminster Cathedral Choir, Martin Baker (conductor)
Scitote quia prope est regnum Deiwith Westminster Cathedral Choir, Martin Baker (conductor)
JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833-1897)
Ave Maria, Op 12with Westminster Cathedral Choir, Martin Baker (conductor)
Geistliches Lied, Op 30with Westminster Cathedral Choir, Martin Baker (conductor)
Missa canonicawith Westminster Cathedral Choir, Martin Baker (conductor)
JEAN LANGLAIS (1907-1991)
Fête
MATTHEW MARTIN (b1976)
Organ improvisation
Organ improvisation
Organ improvisation
Organ improvisation
Organ improvisation
HEINRICH SCHÜTZ (1585-1672)
Hodie Christus natus est, SWV456with Ian Aitkenhead (countertenor), Nicholas Mulroy (tenor), Westminster Cathedral Choir, Martin Baker (conductor)
JAN PIETERSZOON SWEELINCK (1562-1621)
Gaude et laetare, Jerusalemwith Westminster Cathedral Choir, Martin Baker (conductor)