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Matthew Emery
Matthew Emery (b.1991) is a Canadian composer who "writes with an honesty which enchants" (Vancouver Sun). His music has been performed across North America (Canada, USA), Europe (England, Sweden, Estonia, Russia, Poland) and Asia (China) and has been heard on national television and radio. Matthew is the recipient of the ACDA Raymond W. Brock prize (USA) and the ACCC Diane Loomer award for Choral Writing (Canada), among many other awards from across North America.

Matthew holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of British Columbia where he studied with Stephen Chatman and Jocelyn Morlock, and is a fellow of Melodious Accord with private study from Alice Parker. Additionally, Emery has participated in masterclasses with Rob Kyr, Chen Yi,Jake Heggie and Craig Hella Johnson. He has also attended a residency at the Banff Centre and has studied independently with Richard Danielpour. Matthew is the Composer-in-Residence for the Amabile Choirs of London, Canada. Matthew is an Associate Composer of the Canadian Music Centre and is a member of the Canadian League of Composers.

In addition to Pavane Publishing, Matthew's music is also published by: Alfred Music (Lawson-Gould), Alliance Music Publications, Boosey & Hawkes, Cypress Choral Music, Dorn Publications, E.C. Schirmer, GIA Publications, G. Schirmer, Plangere Publishing, Sulasol, and Santa Barbara Music Publishing.

 

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Longing
 

 Longing 
Composer: Matthew Emery  Author/Lyricist: Matthew Arnold 

Voicing: SATB  Released: January 2014  Difficulty: Medium
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   Canadian composer Matthew Emery is a name to watch. This piece was chosen as the winner of the 2012 Nova Scotia Choral Federation Choral Competition. Last year Pavane published his WHEN THE SUN COMES AFTER RAIN which became one of the best-sellers of the year. Although still a college student, Matthew speaks the musical language of the 21st century while selecting time-honored texts with great meaning. High school, college and community choirs.
 

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  P1488 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.10

 
Missa Brevis Boreal
 

 Missa Brevis Boreal 
Composer: Matthew Emery 

Voicing: SATB 
Season: General  Released: January 2015  Difficulty: Medium
Sample Sound File Listen
   There are certain texts that have been set to music for centuries. Texts from the liturgical Mass carry a rich legacy, and in the right hands, can breathe fresh sounds. Matthew Emery is a Canadian composer who has only recently emerged onto the scene. Here, in steady 4-part writing, beautiful sonorities and a 21st century musical vocabulary is presented a delightful new work appropriate for high school, college, community and church groups. Medium difficulty.
 

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  P1513 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.35

 
Remember'd Songs, Most Dear
 

 Remember'd Songs, Most Dear 
Composer: Matthew Emery  Author/Lyricist: Henry Van Dyke 

Voicing: SATB 
Season: General  Released: January 2016  Difficulty: Easy to Medium
Sample Sound File Listen
   Who doesn't remember musical moments in their past, when singing became transcendent and the moment became a memory never to be forgotten? Henry Van Dyke's poem recalls that time and Matthew Emery, the young Canadian composer attracting everyone's attention, set it to song. You just want to sing it, that's all that needs to be said. High school, college, festival, community choirs. Easy to medium.
 

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  P1547 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.15

 
Sing Your Song
 

 Sing Your Song 
Composer: Matthew Emery  Author/Lyricist: Katharine Tynan 

Voicing: SATB 
Season: General  Released: January 2016  Difficulty: Easy to Medium
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   This is the perfect song of encouragement from the poem by Katharine Tynan - be yourself - sing your song. Matthew Emery's setting maintains a vitality that not only encourages but celebrates it. An excellent festival song for high school and college choirs, and community choirs too. Easy to Medium.
 

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  P1549 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.35

 
When The Sun Comes After Rain
 

 When The Sun Comes After Rain 
Composer: Matthew Emery  Author/Lyricist: Robert Lewis Stevenson 

Voicing: SATB  Released: January 2013  Difficulty: Medium
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   Matthew Emery is an emerging composer who writes with a maturity beyond his age. This imaginative setting of Robert Louis Stevenson?s poem brings a freshness as real as the smells after a summer rain. A great choice for high school and college choirs.
 

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  P1441 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.15
  P1441D - SATB  [buy now]
$2.10

 
When The Sun Comes After Rain
 

 When The Sun Comes After Rain 
Composer: Matthew Emery  Author/Lyricist: Robert Lewis Stevenson 

Voicing: SATB  Released: January 2013  Difficulty: Medium
Sample Sound File Listen
   Matthew Emery is an emerging composer who writes with a maturity beyond his age. This imaginative setting of Robert Louis Stevenson?s poem brings a freshness as real as the smells after a summer rain. A great choice for high school and college choirs.
 

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  P1441D - SATB  [buy now]
$2.10

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