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Owens, Matthew (conductor)
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Matthew Owens (conductor)

Matthew Owens is Organist and Master of the Choristers of Wells Cathedral, having previously been Organist and Master of the Music at St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, Edinburgh, and Sub Organist of Manchester Cathedral. He is also tutor in organ studies at Wells Cathedral School (one of the five specialist music schools in the United Kingdom), and conductor of the Wells Cathedral Oratorio Society and The Exon Singers. Born in 1971, he studied at Chetham’s School of Music, The Queen’s College, Oxford, the Royal Northern College of Music and the Sweelinck Conservatorium, Amsterdam. From 1994 to 1999, he taught at the Royal Northern College of Music and Chetham’s and worked for BBC Religious Broadcasting. He was assistant conductor of the National Youth Choir of Great Britain from 1993 to 1999. He is increasingly in demand for choral workshops, masterclasses and adjudications in the United Kingdom and abroad, and has made over twenty CDs as a conductor or solo organist. He has championed new music, premiering many works by leading composers ranging from Jools Holland to James MacMillan, and Sir Peter Maxwell Davies to Arvo Pärt.

Albums

Bingham: Choral Music
Studio Master: CDA67909Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Burgon: Choral Music
CDH55421Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Chilcott: Requiem & other choral works
Studio Master: CDA67650Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Dove: Choral Music
CDA67768
Dreamland
HYP41Super-budget price sampler
Leighton: The World's Desire & other choral works
CDA67641
MacMillan: Choral Music
CDA67867
Mathias: Choral Music
CDA67740

Complete works available for download

JUDITH BINGHAM (b1952)
Ave verum corpuswith Wells Cathedral Choir, Jonathan Vaughn (organ)
Corpus Christi Carolwith Wells Cathedral Choir, Jonathan Vaughn (organ)
Edington Servicewith Wells Cathedral Choir, Jonathan Vaughn (organ)
Epiphanywith Wells Cathedral Choir, Jonathan Vaughn (organ)
God be in my headwith Wells Cathedral Choir, Jonathan Vaughn (organ)
Harvestwith Wells Cathedral Choir, Jonathan Vaughn (organ)
Missa brevis 'Awake my soul'with Wells Cathedral Choir
Our faith is a lightwith Wells Cathedral Choir, Jonathan Vaughn (organ)
The Shepherdwith Wells Cathedral Choir, Jonathan Vaughn (organ)
Wells Servicewith Wells Cathedral Choir, Jonathan Vaughn (organ)
GEOFFREY BURGON (1941-2010)
At the round earth's imagined cornerswith Catherine Hart (soprano), Alan Thomas (trumpet), David Bednall (organ)
Come let us pity not the deadwith Wells Cathedral Choir, Alan Thomas (trumpet), David Bednall (organ)
Death be not proudwith Catherine Hart (soprano), Léonie Maxwell (soprano), Wells Cathedral Choir, Alan Thomas (trumpet), David Bednall (organ)
Magnificatwith Wells Cathedral Choir, David Bednall (organ)
Nunc dimittis, 1979 versionwith Wells Cathedral Choir, Alan Thomas (trumpet), David Bednall (organ)
Nunc dimittis, 1997 versionwith Catherine Hart (soprano), Frances Henderson (soprano), Wells Cathedral Choir
Of flowers and emeralds sheenwith Catherine Hart (soprano), Wells Cathedral Choir
Short Masswith Wells Cathedral Choir
Te Deumwith Catherine Hart (soprano), Wells Cathedral Choir, David Bednall (organ)
The First Worldwith Wells Cathedral Choir
The song of the creatureswith Catherine Hart (soprano), Simon Clulow (countertenor), Richard Rowntree (tenor), Wells Cathedral Choir, David Bednall (organ)
BOB CHILCOTT (b1955)
Downing Servicewith Wells Cathedral Choir, Jonathan Vaughn (organ)
Hail, star of the sea most radiantwith Wells Cathedral Choir
I sing of a maydenwith Wells Cathedral Choir, Jonathan Vaughn (organ)
Jesus, springingwith Wells Cathedral Choir, Jonathan Vaughn (organ)
Lovely tear of lovely eyewith Wells Cathedral Choir, Jonathan Vaughn (organ), Alfie Johnson (tubular bell)
Pilgrim Jesuswith Wells Cathedral Choir
Requiemwith Wells Cathedral Choir, The Nash Ensemble
The Nine Giftswith Wells Cathedral Choir, Jonathan Vaughn (organ)
When to the temple Mary wentwith Wells Cathedral Choir
JONATHAN DOVE (b1959)
Bless the Lord, O my soulwith Wells Cathedral Choir, Jonathan Vaughn (organ)
Ecce beatam lucemwith Wells Cathedral Choir, Jonathan Vaughn (organ)
I am the daywith Wells Cathedral Choir
In beauty may I walkwith Wells Cathedral Choir
Into thy handswith Wells Cathedral Choir
Missa breviswith Wells Cathedral Choir, Jonathan Vaughn (organ)
Run, shepherds, run!with Wells Cathedral Choir, Wells Cathedral School Chapel Choir
Seek him that maketh the seven starswith Wells Cathedral Choir, Jonathan Vaughn (organ)
The Star-Songwith Wells Cathedral Choir, Jonathan Vaughn (organ)
The Three Kingswith Wells Cathedral Choir
Wellcome, all wonders in one sight!with Wells Cathedral Choir
KENNETH LEIGHTON (1929-1988)
Morning Canticleswith Wells Cathedral Choir, David Bednall (organ)
O God, enfold me in the sunwith Wells Cathedral Choir, David Bednall (organ)
Sequence for All Saints, Op 75with Wells Cathedral Choir, David Bednall (organ)
JAMES MACMILLAN (b1959)
… here in hiding …with Wells Cathedral Choir, Simon Clulow (countertenor), Mark Hounsell (tenor), Dominic Bland (tenor), Christopher Sheldrake (bass)
Give me justicewith Wells Cathedral Choir
Jubilate Deowith Wells Cathedral Choir
Magnificat and Nunc dimittiswith Wells Cathedral Choir
Serenitywith Wells Cathedral Choir
The Lamb has come for us from the House of Davidwith Wells Cathedral Choir
Tremunt videntes angeliwith Wells Cathedral Choir
WILLIAM MATHIAS (1934-1992)
A babe is born, Op 55with Wells Cathedral Choir, Jonathan Vaughn (organ)
All wisdom is from the Lord, Op 88 No 3with Wells Cathedral Choir, Jonathan Vaughn (organ)
Ave verum corpuswith Wells Cathedral Choir, Jonathan Vaughn (organ)
Festival Te Deum, Op 28with Wells Cathedral Choir, Jonathan Vaughn (organ)
In excelsis gloriawith Wells Cathedral Choir
Jesus College Service, Op 53with Wells Cathedral Choir, Jonathan Vaughn (organ)
Jubilate Deo, Op 90 No 2with Wells Cathedral Choir, Jonathan Vaughn (organ)
Let the people praise thee, O God, Op 87with Wells Cathedral Choir, Jonathan Vaughn (organ)
Lift up your heads, O ye gates, Op 44 No 2with Wells Cathedral Choir, Jonathan Vaughn (organ)
Missa brevis, Op 64with Wells Cathedral Choir, Jonathan Vaughn (organ)

Alphabetical listing of all musical works

… here in hiding … (MacMillan)
A babe is born, Op 55 (Mathias)
All wisdom is from the Lord, Op 88 No 3 (Mathias)
Apple Blossom  
As the angels stood  
At the round earth's imagined corners (Burgon)
Ave verum corpus (Bingham)
Ave verum corpus (Mathias)
Behold, I send my messenger  
Bless the Lord, O my soul (Dove)
Bright babe, whose awful beauties make  
Cantate Domino  
Christ's Love (Burgon)
Come let us pity not the dead (Burgon)
Come my swete, come my flower  
Corpus Christi Carol (Bingham)
Death be not proud (Burgon)
Deep midwinter, the dark centre of the year  
Deus misereatur  
Downing Service (Chilcott)
Ecce beatam lucem (Dove)
Edington Service (Bingham)
Epiphany (Bingham)
Festival Te Deum, Op 28 (Mathias)
Gaudeamus. Rejoice we all and praise the Lord  
Give me justice (MacMillan)
Gloria  
Gloria, Christo paremur cantica  
God be in my head (Bingham)
God be merciful unto us  
Hail, star of the sea most radiant (Chilcott)
Harvest (Bingham)
Here begin the Lauds of the creatures  
I am the day (Dove)
I am the heart that houses the cone  
I bring you my body, darling dear  
I sing of a mayden (Chilcott)
Iesus! Christus! Iesus! Natus!  
In beauty may I walk (Dove)
In excelsis gloria (Mathias)
Into thy hands (Dove)
Jesus College Service, Op 53 (Mathias)
Jesus, springing (Chilcott)
Jubilate Deo (MacMillan)
Jubilate Deo, Op 90 No 2 (Mathias)
Lamb of God  
Let the people praise thee, O God, Op 87 (Mathias)
Lift up your heads, O ye gates, Op 44 No 2 (Mathias)
Lord, have mercy  
Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace  
Lovely tear of lovely eye (Chilcott)
Magnificat  
Magnificat  
Magnificat  
Magnificat (Burgon)
Magnificat and Nunc dimittis (MacMillan)
Masked by these bare shadows  
Missa brevis (Dove)
Missa brevis 'Awake my soul' (Bingham)
Missa brevis, Op 64 (Mathias)
Morning Canticles (Leighton)
My soul doth magnify the Lord  
Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem  
Nunc dimittis  
Nunc dimittis  
Nunc dimittis  
Nunc dimittis, 1979 version (Burgon)
Nunc dimittis, 1997 version (Burgon)
O balow, balow la lay. The first king was very young  
O be joyful in the Lord  
O fear the Lord, all ye saints of his  
O God, enfold me in the sun (Leighton)
O God, wonderful art thou in thy holy places  
O nata lux  
O salutaris hostia  
O sing unto the Lord a new song  
Of flowers and emeralds sheen (Burgon)
Our faith is a light (Bingham)
Pilgrim Jesus (Chilcott)
Requiem (Chilcott)
Rex gloriae, Op 83 (Mathias)
Run, shepherds, run! (Dove)
Sanctus  
Seek him that maketh the seven stars (Dove)
Sequence for All Saints, Op 75 (Leighton)
Serenity (MacMillan)
Short Mass (Burgon)
Soon to be born … I am alpha and o, and omega  
Summer ends now; now, barbarous in beauty, the stooks arise  
Te Deum (Burgon)
Te Deum laudamus  
Tell us, thou clear and heavenly tongue  
The Assumption  
The Christ-child lay on Mary's lap  
The Corpus Christi Carol  
The faucon hath born my mak away  
The first blossom was the best blossom  
The First World (Burgon)
The Lamb has come for us from the House of David (MacMillan)
The Nine Gifts (Chilcott)
The Shepherd (Bingham)
The song of the creatures (Burgon)
The souls of the righteous are in the hand of God  
The Star-Song (Dove)
The Three Kings (Dove)
The World's Desire 'A Sequence for Epiphany', Op 91 (Leighton)
Today the grace of the spirit  
Tremunt videntes angeli (MacMillan)
Venite  
Wellcome, all wonders in one sight! (Dove)
Wells Service (Bingham)
When to the temple Mary went (Chilcott)
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