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Matthew Martin (b. 1976): Jubilate Deo - Sacred Choral Works / Stephen Farr, organ; Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford; Hyde

Album Summary

>Martin, Matthew : Jubilate Deo, for chorus
>Martin, Matthew : I saw the Lord, for chorus
>Martin, Matthew : Christe redemptor omnium, for chorus
>Martin, Matthew : Chester Missa Brevis, for chorus
>Martin, Matthew : Te lucis ante terminum, for chorus
>Martin, Matthew : St. John's College Service, for chorus & organ
>Martin, Matthew : Justorum Animae, for chorus
>Martin, Matthew : Dormi, Jesu!, for chorus
>Martin, Matthew : A Hymn of St. Ambrose, for chorus
>Martin, Matthew : Mass of St. Dominic, for chorus
>Martin, Matthew : A Song of the New Jerusalem, for chorus & organ
>Martin, Matthew : Laudate Dominum, for chorus
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Notes & Reviews:

BBC Music Magazine, Awards Issue 2015
Martin's is often a spikily dynamic style of composition. The opening Jubilate Deo is full of thrust and enthusiasm...The Nunc dimittis of the St John's College Service brings the best of both composer and performers, the vocal writing swirling in kaleidoscopic patterns above a vaulting organ obbligato. A word of appreciation too for the gentleness and fragility caught in treble Oliver Doggett's solo contribution to Dormi, Jesu!

The fresh and vibrant style of composer Matthew Martin (b. 1976) has established him as one of today's leading sacred choral composers. Here the renowned Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford perform a selection of his works, included amongst them six World Premiere Recordings, celebrating liturgical music in all its variety; from the reticent carol Dormi, Jesu! and the imposing St John's College Service to settings of the Mass, motets and anthems, including the award-winning Festival Anthem: In the year that King Uzziah died. Mr. Martin is closely associated with Magdalen College, Oxford, as a former organ scholar. He has held positions as organist and/or choir master at New College, Oxford, Canterbury Cathedral and Westminster Cathedral.

Gramophone Magazine, May 2015
The music of Matthew Martin (b.1976) is haunted by the spirits of British composers who died while he was in his teens...The Magdalen choir certainly make an exceptional sound, and Daniel Hyde's direction is notable for his attention to inner detail and clear sense of architecture.

Choir & Organ, May 2015
Hyde's forces are well drilled, their balance, blend and intonation generally without blemish, and they always rise to the drama inherent in Martin's idiom...A word of praise, too, for the characterful organ playing of Stephen Farr.

American Record Guide, September/October 2015
The performances are superb and the sound quality is excellent. The choir produces a joyful noise when needed and a serene sound when appropriate as in the lovely a cappella 'Agnus Dei' of A Short Mass for St Dominic. The recording is well produced, with helpful space between works to let one sink in before moving on to the next.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Keble College Chapel, Oxford (07/14/2014-07/17/2014).



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>Martin, Matthew : Jubilate Deo, for chorus
  • Performer: Stephen Farr (Organ)
  • Conductor: Daniel Hyde
  • Ensemble: Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford
  • Notes: Keble College Chapel, Oxford (07/14/2014-07/17/2014)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Martin, Matthew : I saw the Lord, for chorus
  • Performers: Edmund Bridges; Stephen Farr (Organ)
  • Conductor: Daniel Hyde
  • Notes: Keble College Chapel, Oxford (07/14/2014-07/17/2014)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2012

>Martin, Matthew : Christe redemptor omnium, for chorus
  • Performer: Stephen Farr (Organ)
  • Conductor: Daniel Hyde
  • Notes: Keble College Chapel, Oxford (07/14/2014-07/17/2014)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Martin, Matthew : Chester Missa Brevis, for chorus
  • Performer: Stephen Farr (Organ)
  • Conductor: Daniel Hyde
  • Notes: Keble College Chapel, Oxford (07/14/2014-07/17/2014)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Martin, Matthew : Te lucis ante terminum, for chorus
  • Performer: Stephen Farr (Organ)
  • Conductor: Daniel Hyde
  • Notes: Keble College Chapel, Oxford (07/14/2014-07/17/2014)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2013

>Martin, Matthew : St. John's College Service, for chorus & organ
  • Performer: Stephen Farr (Organ)
  • Conductor: Daniel Hyde
  • Notes: Keble College Chapel, Oxford (07/14/2014-07/17/2014)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2011

>Martin, Matthew : Justorum Animae, for chorus
  • Performer: Stephen Farr (Organ)
  • Conductor: Daniel Hyde
  • Notes: Keble College Chapel, Oxford (07/14/2014-07/17/2014)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2003

>Martin, Matthew : Dormi, Jesu!, for chorus
  • Performer: Stephen Farr (Organ)
  • Conductor: Daniel Hyde
  • Notes: Keble College Chapel, Oxford (07/14/2014-07/17/2014)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Martin, Matthew : A Hymn of St. Ambrose, for chorus
  • Performer: Stephen Farr (Organ)
  • Conductor: Daniel Hyde
  • Notes: Keble College Chapel, Oxford (07/14/2014-07/17/2014)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2013

>Martin, Matthew : Mass of St. Dominic, for chorus
  • Performer: Stephen Farr (Organ)
  • Conductor: Daniel Hyde
  • Notes: Keble College Chapel, Oxford (07/14/2014-07/17/2014)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2012

>Martin, Matthew : A Song of the New Jerusalem, for chorus & organ
  • Performer: Stephen Farr (Organ)
  • Conductor: Daniel Hyde
  • Notes: Keble College Chapel, Oxford (07/14/2014-07/17/2014)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2011

>Martin, Matthew : Laudate Dominum, for chorus
  • Performer: Stephen Farr (Organ)
  • Conductor: Daniel Hyde
  • Notes: Keble College Chapel, Oxford (07/14/2014-07/17/2014)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary