William Mathias

Composer. Born 1 November 1934. Died 29 July 1992
William Mathias
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1934-11-01
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William Mathias

William Mathias Biography (BBC)

Born in the small Carmarthenshire town of Whitland, William Mathias rose to become one of the finest and most distinctive 20th-century Welsh composers.

His work, rich in melodic invention and splendidly accessible, rested on sure technical foundations and a personal desire to communicate directly with audiences. After graduating from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, Mathias won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music, where he studied composition with Lennox Berkeley. He served as Professor of Music at Bangor University from 1970 until his retirement 17 years later, meanwhile working tirelessly on an impressive range of commissioned works.

Mathias reached a vast global audience in 1981 when his anthem, Let the People Praise Thee, was performed at the wedding service of the Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer. He subsequently composed many pieces for church use, building on a catalogue of earlier sacred compositions and underlining his international status as a creative artist of great skill and imagination.

Many of Mathias's contributions to the orchestral repertoire, his first three symphonies and an Organ Concerto prominent among them, attracted critical praise not least for their handling of instrumental colour and well-judged mix of eclectic elements drawn from jazz and folk genres.

William Mathias Biography (Wikipedia)

William Mathias CBE (1 November 1934 – 29 July 1992) was a Welsh composer.

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William Mathias
Ceremony after a fire raid Op.63
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Ceremony after a fire raid Op.63

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Prelude, Elegy & Toccata: Toccata
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Prelude, Elegy & Toccata: Toccata
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A Dance overture (Dawns agored) Op.16
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A Dance overture (Dawns agored) Op.16
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Processional for organ
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Processional for organ
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A Dance Overture (Dawns agored) Op.16
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A Dance Overture (Dawns agored) Op.16
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In Arcadia
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In Arcadia
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Let the people praise thee
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Let the people praise thee
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Fanfare for organ
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Fanfare for organ
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Nocturne (Santa Fe Suite)
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Nocturne (Santa Fe Suite)
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Symphony No 3
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Symphony No 3
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Helios Op.76 for orchestra
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Helios Op.76 for orchestra
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Serenade for small orchestra, Op 18
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Serenade for small orchestra, Op 18
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A May magnificat for double chorus (Op.79 No.2)
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A May magnificat for double chorus (Op.79 No.2)
William Mathias
Improvisations for Harp
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Improvisations for Harp

Improvisations for Harp

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Johanna Ander Ljung (Harp)
William Mathias
May Magnificat
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May Magnificat

May Magnificat

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Choir
National Youth Choirs of Great Britain
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Sun Dance (Santa Fe Suite)
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Sun Dance (Santa Fe Suite)
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Soundings mvt 4 (capriccio)
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Soundings mvt 4 (capriccio)
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All thy works shall praise thee
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All thy works shall praise thee

All thy works shall praise thee

Choir
Lay Clerks and Girls of St Alban's Cathedral Choir with Michael Papdopoulos (organ)
William Mathias
In Arcadia
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In Arcadia
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Harp Concerto (3rd Movement)
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Harp Concerto (3rd Movement)
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Serenade for small orchestra, Op 18 (3rd mvt)
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Serenade for small orchestra, Op 18 (3rd mvt)
St Albans Cathedral and Abbey Church Choir, Usa, Tom Winpenny, Michael Papadopoulos & William Mathias
As truly as God is our Father
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As truly as God is our Father

As truly as God is our Father

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St Albans Cathedral and Abbey Church Choir, Usa, Tom Winpenny, Michael Papadopoulos
William Mathias
A babe is born
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A babe is born
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Jubilate Op. 67 No. 2
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Jubilate Op. 67 No. 2
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Ave verum corpus
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Ave verum corpus
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Laudi Op.62
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Laudi Op.62
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Symphony no. 3
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Symphony no. 3

Symphony no. 3

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BBC Welsh S O
William Mathias
Let the people praise thee, O Lord Op.87
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Let the people praise thee, O Lord Op.87
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Toccata alla danza
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Toccata alla danza
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Recessional Op 96`4
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Recessional Op 96`4
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Vivat Regina suite Op 75
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Vivat Regina suite Op 75
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Lux aeterna Op 88
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Lux aeterna Op 88

Lux aeterna Op 88

Performer
John (u.k.) Scott
Singer
Penelope Walker
Choir
Bach Choir.
St George's Chapel Windsor Choir
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Clarinet Concerto Op 68
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Clarinet Concerto Op 68
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Ceremony after a fire raid Op.63
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Ceremony after a fire raid Op.63
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Harp Concerto Op 50
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Harp Concerto Op 50
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Magnificat and nunc dimittis Op.53
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Magnificat and nunc dimittis Op.53
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There is no rose of such virtue
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There is no rose of such virtue

There is no rose of such virtue

Performer
Simon Lawford
Choir
Christ Church Cathedral Oxford Choir
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Piano concerto No 3 Op 40
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Piano concerto No 3 Op 40
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Invocations Op 35
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Invocations Op 35

Invocations Op 35

Performer
John (u.k.) Scott
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Improvisations for Harp Op10
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Improvisations for Harp Op10
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As truly as God is our Father
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As truly as God is our Father
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