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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' (CDA67909)
Bingham: Choral Music
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'Burgon: Choral Music' (CDH55421)
Burgon: Choral Music
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'Chilcott: Requiem & other choral works' (CDA67650)
Chilcott: Requiem & other choral works
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'Dove: Choral Music' (CDA67768)
Dove: Choral Music
'Dreamland' (HYP41)
Dreamland
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'Leighton: The World's Desire & other choral works' (CDA67641)
Leighton: The World's Desire & other choral works
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'MacMillan: Choral Music' (CDA67867)
MacMillan: Choral Music
'Mathias: Choral Music' (CDA67740)
Mathias: Choral Music
Complete works available for download
JUDITH BINGHAM  (b1952)
Ave verum corpus with Wells Cathedral Choir, Jonathan Vaughn (organ)
Corpus Christi Carol with Wells Cathedral Choir, Jonathan Vaughn (organ)
Edington Service with Wells Cathedral Choir, Jonathan Vaughn (organ)
Epiphany with Wells Cathedral Choir, Jonathan Vaughn (organ)
God be in my head with Wells Cathedral Choir, Jonathan Vaughn (organ)
Harvest with Wells Cathedral Choir, Jonathan Vaughn (organ)
Missa brevis 'Awake my soul' with Wells Cathedral Choir
Our faith is a light with Wells Cathedral Choir, Jonathan Vaughn (organ)
The Shepherd with Wells Cathedral Choir, Jonathan Vaughn (organ)
Wells Service with Wells Cathedral Choir, Jonathan Vaughn (organ)
GEOFFREY BURGON  (1941-2010)
At the round earth's imagined corners with Catherine Hart (soprano), Alan Thomas (trumpet), David Bednall (organ)
Come let us pity not the dead with Wells Cathedral Choir, Alan Thomas (trumpet), David Bednall (organ)
Death be not proud with Catherine Hart (soprano), Léonie Maxwell (soprano), Wells Cathedral Choir, Alan Thomas (trumpet), David Bednall (organ)
Magnificat with Wells Cathedral Choir, David Bednall (organ)
Nunc dimittis, 1979 version with Wells Cathedral Choir, Alan Thomas (trumpet), David Bednall (organ)
Nunc dimittis, 1997 version with Catherine Hart (soprano), Frances Henderson (soprano), Wells Cathedral Choir
Of flowers and emeralds sheen with Catherine Hart (soprano), Wells Cathedral Choir
Short Mass with Wells Cathedral Choir
Te Deum with Catherine Hart (soprano), Wells Cathedral Choir, David Bednall (organ)
The First World with Wells Cathedral Choir
The song of the creatures with Catherine Hart (soprano), Simon Clulow (countertenor), Richard Rowntree (tenor), Wells Cathedral Choir, David Bednall (organ)
BOB CHILCOTT  (b1955)
Downing Service with Wells Cathedral Choir, Jonathan Vaughn (organ)
Hail, star of the sea most radiant with Wells Cathedral Choir
I sing of a mayden with Wells Cathedral Choir, Jonathan Vaughn (organ)
Jesus, springing with Wells Cathedral Choir, Jonathan Vaughn (organ)
Lovely tear of lovely eye with Wells Cathedral Choir, Jonathan Vaughn (organ), Alfie Johnson (tubular bell)
Pilgrim Jesus with Wells Cathedral Choir
Requiem with Wells Cathedral Choir, The Nash Ensemble
The Nine Gifts with Wells Cathedral Choir, Jonathan Vaughn (organ)
When to the temple Mary went with Wells Cathedral Choir
JONATHAN DOVE  (b1959)
Bless the Lord, O my soul with Wells Cathedral Choir, Jonathan Vaughn (organ)
Ecce beatam lucem with Wells Cathedral Choir, Jonathan Vaughn (organ)
I am the day with Wells Cathedral Choir
In beauty may I walk with Wells Cathedral Choir
Into thy hands with Wells Cathedral Choir
Missa brevis with Wells Cathedral Choir, Jonathan Vaughn (organ)
Run, shepherds, run! with Wells Cathedral Choir, Wells Cathedral School Chapel Choir
Seek him that maketh the seven stars with Wells Cathedral Choir, Jonathan Vaughn (organ)
The Star-Song with Wells Cathedral Choir, Jonathan Vaughn (organ)
The Three Kings with Wells Cathedral Choir
Wellcome, all wonders in one sight! with Wells Cathedral Choir
KENNETH LEIGHTON  (1929-1988)
Morning Canticles with Wells Cathedral Choir, David Bednall (organ)
O God, enfold me in the sun with Wells Cathedral Choir, David Bednall (organ)
Sequence for All Saints, Op 75 with 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 justice with Wells Cathedral Choir
Jubilate Deo with Wells Cathedral Choir
Magnificat and Nunc dimittis with Wells Cathedral Choir
Serenity with Wells Cathedral Choir
The Lamb has come for us from the House of David with Wells Cathedral Choir
Tremunt videntes angeli with Wells Cathedral Choir
WILLIAM MATHIAS  (1934-1992)
A babe is born, Op 55 with Wells Cathedral Choir, Jonathan Vaughn (organ)
All wisdom is from the Lord, Op 88 No 3 with Wells Cathedral Choir, Jonathan Vaughn (organ)
Ave verum corpus with Wells Cathedral Choir, Jonathan Vaughn (organ)
Festival Te Deum, Op 28 with Wells Cathedral Choir, Jonathan Vaughn (organ)
In excelsis gloria with Wells Cathedral Choir
Jesus College Service, Op 53 with Wells Cathedral Choir, Jonathan Vaughn (organ)
Jubilate Deo, Op 90 No 2 with Wells Cathedral Choir, Jonathan Vaughn (organ)
Let the people praise thee, O God, Op 87 with Wells Cathedral Choir, Jonathan Vaughn (organ)
Lift up your heads, O ye gates, Op 44 No 2 with Wells Cathedral Choir, Jonathan Vaughn (organ)
Missa brevis, Op 64 with 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  No 2 of The First World (Burgon)
As the angels stood  No 1 of The First World (Burgon)
At the round earth's imagined corners (Burgon)
Ave verum corpus (Bingham)
Ave verum corpus (Mathias)
Behold, I send my messenger  Part 2 No 2 of The World's Desire 'A Sequence for Epiphany', Op 91 (Leighton)
Bless the Lord, O my soul (Dove)
Bright babe, whose awful beauties make  Part 1 No 2 of The World's Desire 'A Sequence for Epiphany', Op 91 (Leighton)
Cantate Domino  Canticle 1 of Wells Service (Bingham)
Christ's Love (Burgon)
Come let us pity not the dead (Burgon)
Come my swete, come my flower  First line to The Assumption, No 1 of Christ's Love (Burgon)
Corpus Christi Carol (Bingham)
Death be not proud (Burgon)
Deep midwinter, the dark centre of the year  First line to Epiphany (Bingham)
Deus misereatur  Canticle 2 of Wells Service (Bingham)
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  First line to Introit, Movement 1 of Sequence for All Saints, Op 75 (Leighton)
Give me justice (MacMillan)
Gloria  Movement 2, 'The rebuilding begins' of Missa brevis 'Awake my soul' (Bingham)
Gloria, Christo paremur cantica  First line to In excelsis gloria (Mathias)
God be in my head (Bingham)
God be merciful unto us  First line to Deus misereatur, Canticle 2 of Wells Service (Bingham)
Hail, star of the sea most radiant (Chilcott)
Harvest (Bingham)
Here begin the Lauds of the creatures  First line to The song of the creatures (Burgon)
I am the day (Dove)
I am the heart that houses the cone  First line to Jesus, springing (Chilcott)
I bring you my body, darling dear  First line to The Nine Gifts (Chilcott)
I sing of a mayden (Chilcott)
Iesus! Christus! Iesus! Natus!  First line to Pilgrim Jesus (Chilcott)
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  Movement 4, 'as we forgive them' of Missa brevis 'Awake my soul' (Bingham)
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  Movement 1, 'A wasteland: the ruins of a sacred building' of Missa brevis 'Awake my soul' (Bingham)
Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace  First line to Nunc dimittis, 1979 version (Burgon)
Lovely tear of lovely eye (Chilcott)
Magnificat  Canticle 1 of Jesus College Service, Op 53 (Mathias)
Magnificat  Canticle 1 of Downing Service (Chilcott)
Magnificat  Canticle 1 of Edington Service (Bingham)
Magnificat (Burgon)
Magnificat and Nunc dimittis (MacMillan)
Masked by these bare shadows  First line to … here in hiding … (MacMillan)
Missa brevis (Dove)
Missa brevis 'Awake my soul' (Bingham)
Missa brevis, Op 64 (Mathias)
Morning Canticles (Leighton)
My soul doth magnify the Lord  First line to Magnificat (Burgon)
Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem  Part 1 No 1 of The World's Desire 'A Sequence for Epiphany', Op 91 (Leighton)
Nunc dimittis  Canticle 2 of Jesus College Service, Op 53 (Mathias)
Nunc dimittis  Canticle 2 of Downing Service (Chilcott)
Nunc dimittis  Canticle 2 of Edington Service (Bingham)
Nunc dimittis, 1979 version (Burgon)
Nunc dimittis, 1997 version (Burgon)
O balow, balow la lay. The first king was very young  First line to The Three Kings (Dove)
O be joyful in the Lord  First line to Jubilate Deo, Op 90 No 2 (Mathias)
O fear the Lord, all ye saints of his  First line to Gradual, Movement 2 of Sequence for All Saints, Op 75 (Leighton)
O God, enfold me in the sun (Leighton)
O God, wonderful art thou in thy holy places  First line to Offertory, Movement 3 of Sequence for All Saints, Op 75 (Leighton)
O nata lux  Movement 3 of Rex gloriae, Op 83 (Mathias)
O salutaris hostia  First line to Serenity (MacMillan)
O sing unto the Lord a new song  First line to Cantate Domino, Canticle 1 of Wells Service (Bingham)
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  Movement 3, 'The consecration of the house' of Missa brevis 'Awake my soul' (Bingham)
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  First line to I am the day (Dove)
Summer ends now; now, barbarous in beauty, the stooks arise  First line to Harvest (Bingham)
Te Deum (Burgon)
Te Deum laudamus  Canticle 2 of Morning Canticles (Leighton)
Tell us, thou clear and heavenly tongue  First line to The Star-Song (Dove)
The Assumption  No 1 of Christ's Love (Burgon)
The Christ-child lay on Mary's lap  Part 2 No 1 of The World's Desire 'A Sequence for Epiphany', Op 91 (Leighton)
The Corpus Christi Carol  No 2 of Christ's Love (Burgon)
The faucon hath born my mak away  First line to The Corpus Christi Carol, No 2 of Christ's Love (Burgon)
The first blossom was the best blossom  First line to Apple Blossom, No 2 of The First World (Burgon)
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  First line to Communion, Movement 4 of Sequence for All Saints, Op 75 (Leighton)
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  Part 2 No 3 of The World's Desire 'A Sequence for Epiphany', Op 91 (Leighton)
Tremunt videntes angeli (MacMillan)
Venite  Canticle 1 of Morning Canticles (Leighton)
Wellcome, all wonders in one sight! (Dove)
Wells Service (Bingham)
When to the temple Mary went (Chilcott)
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