Matthew has been commissioned to write a new piece for Solo Cornet and Brass Band by Jim Hayes and the Co-Operative Funeralcare Band from Scotland. Entitled ‘Dial M for Midnight,’ this brand new composition is highly influenced by Latin American rhythms and styles and gives the soloist a chance to show off their technique
Matthew’s composition for brass band, ‘The Smile,’ received multiple performances over the weekend of 16th to 18th April 2010. Three performances were heard on Saturday 17th April, firstly by the Gloucestershire Youth Brass Band on the Glanfa Stage at The Wales Millennium Centre. Tredegar Town Band performed ‘The Smile’ during their
The premiere performance of ‘His Journey’s Just Begun’ will take place on Friday 26th February 2010 at Cosy Hall in Newport, Shropshire at 7.30pm. A sentimental piece depicting the first steps of a lost soul into the afterlife, ‘His Journey’s Just Begun’ is written for Alto solo, Violin and Piano. The Alto soloist for
If you missed the premiere performance of Activate, further performances have already been written in to programmes: – Octagon Theatre, Yeovil, Saturday 6th February 2010 – Tredegar Town Band The Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire, Friday 12th February 2010 – Birmingham Conservatoire Brass Band. The Grand Pavillion, Porthcawl, Saturday 20th February 2010
The premiere performance of ‘Activate’ will take place on Saturday 30th January 2010 at All Saints Church, Evesham. Premiered by Tredegar Town Band, this fast and energetic piece is the ideal start to any concert or contest programme.
Matthew has been commissioned to write a piece for the forthcoming Shropshire Music Service Brass Festival. The piece will involve the combined forces of Tredegar Town Band, The Shropshire Youth Brass Band and a number of small brass groups made up of students currently performing with the Shropshire Music Service ensembles. Overall, there will
Matthew’s works for Brass Band, ‘Dragons’ Rise’ and ‘Miniature,’ have received their Australian premiere performances. The two pieces were performed by K & N Spring Gully Brass in December 2009. The article from their website reads: – “Australian Premiere Performance K & N Spring Gully Brass ended 2009 with Christmas performances in Adelaide’s Victoria Square