Christmas carol commemorating the First World War ‘Christmas Truce’ that took place in 1914. Set for SATB choir with organ, words from a poem by Frederick Niven. Published by Recital Music, premiered at Exeter Cathedral by Exeter Philharmonic Choir, 2014. ♫ Listen ♫ Preview score ♫ Purchase score ♫ Programme note
Keep me, Jesus, keep me
Meditative setting for double choir (SSAATTBB) and organ, making best use of echoing church or cathedral acoustics. Poem by Waverley Turner Carmichael. ♫ Preview score ♫ Programme note ♫ Listen (midi version)
Song for St. Thérèse
Anthem for SSA choir with piano or organ accompaniment, exploring the reflection of God in nature through setting of Old Testament texts and the words of St. Therese. Suitable for junior or all-female choir. Commissioned by Devon County Junior Choir, who gave the first performance at evensong in Exeter Cathedral, Saturday 7th July 2012. ♫ Preview score ♫ Composer’s notes ♫ Listen (midi version)
Come unto me
Anthem for unaccompanied SATB choir, setting Matthew 11:28-30 [King James Bible]as part of a trio of compositions celebrating the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible. Commissioned by Choir & Organ magazine. First performed by the choir of Guildford Cathedral, directed by Katherine Dienes-Williams, at the cathedral evensong service, 19th February 2012. ♫ Listen ♫ Composer’s notes
Hast thou not known?
An anthem for SATB choir and organ, a setting of Isaiah 40:28-31 [King James Version]. Written for the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible and selected as a finalist in the international King James Bible Composition Competition. First performance given by the Royal College of Music Junior Department Chamber Choir directed by Joy Hill, at Temple Church, London (May 2011). ♫ Preview score ♫ Listen
Amantium irae amoris redintigratia est
Setting of the 16th century poem by Richard Edwardes, for 6 solo voices. Performed by Exaudi under James Weeks, at Dartington International Summer School 2010. ♫ Preview score ♫ Listen
Devon, My Home
A folk-like anthem for Devon, composed for unaccompanied SATB. Awarded second prize in the 2008 ‘Song4Devon’ competition (choral category). Premiered by the Torbay Singers, 2017. ♫ Preview score
Pronounced ‘Ushwin’, a setting of texts from the Sama Veda and Rig Veda for large SATB choir. Premiered at Gloucester Cathedral as part of the Three Choirs Festival by the Oriel Singers, conducted by Ben Sawyer, August 2019. ♫ Preview score
Anthem for Doomed Youth
Wilfred Owen’s poem set for unaccompanied baritone voice.
For string quartet with percussion (chime, optional metronome). Commissioned by Devon Philharmonic Orchestra and the Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM). Premiered by members of Devon Philharmonic Orchestra at RAMM, Exeter, 7th March 2020. Part of the 2020 CoMA Festival. Set of score+parts £5 for a limited time – email to order.
For contrabass flute, contrabass clarinet and contra-bassoon. Premiered by rarescale in London, June 2018.
The Space Between You and I
For alto flute and tenor trombone. Commissioned for and premiered at A Quiet Night In in Exeter, January 2016 – a concert series part-funded by the Sound & Music Composer-Curator scheme.
Fanfare (Bristol Fashion)
For three trumpets.
Let’s Throw Some Shapes!
A series of guided improvisation pieces experimenting with musical response to visual stimuli, devised for the experimental improv group Get Rich Quick. Premiered at The Phoenix, Exeter, 2014 at the Vibraphonic Festival.
Duet for two flutes. Premiered by Ruth Molins and Anna Matthews at The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter, 30th June 2013. ♫ Preview score
Gembird: Seven! for Six
A colourful work for flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, violin and cello. The musical organisation of time through the properties of the number 7! (that is, 7 x 6 x 5 x 4 x 3 x 2 x 1) and its factorial multiples means constant patterns always changing – the same but never the same. Written for Kokoro (Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra), 2012. ♫ Preview score
Monsters Under the Bed
A prelude for harpsichord, a contemporary exploration of the unique timbre of the instrument ♫ View the score and download a free copy.
A mischievous quartet for clarinet, violin, cello and piano, each playing the lead at different points during the proceedings. Workshopped by Chroma in 2004, and performed by Psappha in 2005 at the Royal Musical Association Research Students’ Conference. ♫ Listen
A Schoenbergian exploration of sonata form, workshopped by the Allegri Quartet, Durham, 2003.
Yearnings and Fears
An expressive work for solo piano, premiered by Armenian pianist Andy Nercessian in Durham, 2003. Second performance by Alfie Pugh at The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter, 2013 as part of the Nonclassical programme. ♫ Listen
Untitled (America’s Secret)
Electroacoustic composition, originally for 4-speaker surround system, created in Durham University’s studios using the manipulated sounds of upright piano, flute and recordings from a visit to the USA in 2004. ♫ Listen
Having played many an unsatisfying flute ensemble arrangement(!), Anna’s quartets are designed around the principle of equality. They are written for players of equal ability: flautists should find them as interesting, challenging and satisfying whichever part they play. For scores and parts, please get in touch.
‘Aria’ from Goldberg Variations (J.S. Bach) – for flute quartet (medium difficulty)
‘Variation 30. Quodlibet’ from Goldberg Variations (J.S. Bach) – for flute quartet (medium difficulty)
1st Arabesque (Debussy) – for flute quartet (advanced), listen online. Also available for flute trio (advanced).
‘Rondo’ from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Mozart) – for flute quartet (medium difficulty)
Coventry Carol (traditional) – for flute quartet (easy).