Matthew Martin signs to Music Sales
12th October 2017
We are delighted to announce that Matthew Martin has signed a publishing agreement with Novello and Company Limited, part of the Music Sales Group of Companies.
Novello will publish his recent works including A Rose Magnificat, commissioned by The Gabrieli Consort; Sanctissima for ORA and Suzi Digby, and Psalm 150, written to celebrate the opening of the new organ at Manchester Cathedral. This season new commissions include a carol and The Fifth Service, a setting of the Magnificat and Nunc dimittis for mixed choir and organ.
Matthew Martin comments: 'I’m delighted to have signed a contract with Novello, a company with a long-standing heritage in which I feel my music has found a happy home. I look forward to working with James Rushton, Kate Johnson and the team on my future projects and to a fruitful relationship as part of Music Sales.'
James Rushton, Managing Director of Novello & Company says: 'It is with the greatest pleasure that we welcome Matthew Martin to Novello and to the great tradition of choral composers that that house represents. We look forward to many years of working together and to spreading the word about Matthew and his fine music both here and internationally.'
An interview with Matthew Martin
About Matthew Martin...
Matthew Martin studied at Magdalen College, Oxford and at the Royal Academy of Music and later with Marie-Claire Alain in Paris. Martin is Director of Music and a Fellow at Keble College, Oxford where he conducts the choir, teaches academic music, and runs the annual Keble Early Music Festival.
His ‘spikily dynamic style of composition’ (BBC Music Magazine) has led him to be commissioned to write for many prominent ensembles, including The Tallis Scholars, the choirs of Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral, St John’s College and Clare College in Cambridge.
Martin won the Liturgical category in the 2013 British Composer Awards for for his Festival Anthem I Saw the Lord and, in 2014, a disc of his choral music, Jubilate Deo, was recorded by The Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford and Daniel Hyde and released on the Opus Arte label. In the same year he was commissioned by The Genesis Foundation to write a new setting of the Stabat Mater for The Sixteen and Harry Christophers.
At the 2015 Cheltenham Music Festival Martin premiered his Trumpet Sonata with Jason Evans. In 2016 Peter Phillips and The Tallis Scholars performed a new set of Lamentations at Cadogan Hall, London and a cycle of Petrarch Sonnets for Marcus Farnsworth and James Baillieu received their first performance at the 2016 Three Choirs Festival in Gloucester.
His large-scale unaccompanied choral work, A Rose Magnificat, written for The Gabrieli Consort and Paul McCreesh was first performed in 2017 at St John’s Smith Square, London. The work was subsequently recorded for release on the Winged Lion label in 2018. Other projects have included a re-imagining of Guerrero's Ave Virgo sanctissima for ORA and Suzi Digby OBE, and Psalm 150, a Festival Anthem written to mark opening of the new organ in Manchester Cathedral, the premiere of which was broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 in September 2017.
For further information and press enquiries please contact: Kate Johnson, Promotion and Communications Director, Music Sales Classical