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Matthew Culloton

Born: 1976. Living in: United States

Matthew Culloton is the Founding Artistic Director and Conductor of The Singers - Minnesota Choral Artists. In August 2010, Matthew became Choirmaster at The House of Hope Presbyterian Church in St. Paul. He holds degrees from Concordia College, Moorhead (B.M. in Music Education) and the University of Minnesota (M.M. in Choral Conducting, D.M.A. in Conducting). Matthew has studied conducting with Rene Clausen, Kathy Romey, Craig Kirchhoff, Paul Nesheim, Matthew Mehaffey, Mark Russell Smith, and Bruce Houglum.

As a composer, Matthew has been commissioned by The Singers, the Dale Warland Singers, Choral Arts Ensemble of Rochester (MN), Ames Chamber Artists, Chanson, the Minnesota MMEA All-State Choir, and numerous high school, collegiate, and church choirs.

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Angels We Have Heard on High : SATB divisi : Matthew Culloton : 50-0065

Matthew Culloton : Angels We Have Heard on High

In a truly unique arrangement of this Christmas favorite on the tune GLORIA, the composer establishes a motif with a repeated "Gloria" theme creating a rhythmic pulse that is prevalent throughout the piece.

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50-0065


Away In A Manger : SATBB : Matthew Culloton : Sheet Music : 50-0095

Matthew Culloton : Away In A Manger

A hushed, quiet mood is established as the first line of this favorite carol is sung in unison by soprano voices. The arranger uses the familiar Cradle Song tune, and utilizes tight harmonic structural writing throughout. A peaceful, calming arrangement.

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Voicing: SATBB | Sheet Music | $1.85 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50-0095


Balulalow : SATB divisi : Matthew Culloton : Sheet Music : 50600681 : 888680641245 : 1495073602

Matthew Culloton : Balulalow

This text by the Wedderburns is best known from Benjamin Britten's timeless A Ceremony of Carols. This setting serves as a manger lullaby, with the soprano soloist representing Mary.

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $2.10 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50600681


Deep River : SATB divisi : Matthew Culloton : Sheet Music : 50-5912

Matthew Culloton : Deep River

Luscious harmonies and rich textures permeate the writing in this piece. This a cappella setting features the melody primarily in the soprano and uses the other voices to establish a layered accompaniment to that melody.

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50-5912


Famine Song : SATB : Matthew Culloton : Vida : Sheet Music : SBMP575

Matthew Culloton : Famine Song

Written by a quartet of women named VIDA and inspired by the stories of Sudanese basket weavers who expressed the pain and hope experienced by those in the famine of the 1980s, this is a most unusual and fascinating song. Arranger Culloton has captured all the pathos of the original version. A proven audience pleaser.

Performed By: Vida Country: Sudan

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.55 | A Cappella | video
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| SBMP575


Famine Song : SSAA : Matthew Culloton : VIDA : VIDA : Sheet Music : SBMP1007 : 608938357984

Matthew Culloton : Famine Song

Written by a quartet of women named VIDA and inspired by the stories of Sudanese basket weavers who expressed the pain and hope experienced by those in the famine of the 1980s, this is a most unusual and fascinating song. Arranger Culloton has captured all the pathos of the original version. A proven audience pleaser.

Composer: VIDA Performed By: VIDA

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| SBMP1007


Gabriel's Message : SSATBB : Matthew Culloton : Sheet Music : 50-0069

Matthew Culloton : Gabriel's Message

Composer Matthew Culloton brings his special touch to this traditional text and tune. While retaining the most familiar elements of the carol, he adds accompanimental lines and textures that are fresh, creative, and fascinating to sing and hear.

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Voicing: SSATBB | Sheet Music | $2.50 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50-0069


God's Mother Be : SATB divisi : Matthew Culloton : Sheet Music : 50-0075

Matthew Culloton : God's Mother Be

This piece features lush choral writing that can be effectively accompanied on either piano, harp or guitar. The well-known English text is clearly presented making this appropriate for use in both worship services and concert settings.

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $1.85 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50-0075


Hark! The Herald Angels Sing : SATB divisi : Matthew Culloton : Sheet Music : 50-0070

Matthew Culloton : Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

A joyful a cappella setting of this grand Christmas carol MENDELSSOHN. The composer keeps the focus on the traditional melody handing it off to different voices throughout the piece. Soaring glorias as well as additional text painting throughout makes this a challenging and beautiful piece. Appropriate for worship or concert use.

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50-0070


In dulci jubilo : SATB divisi : Matthew Culloton : Sheet Music : 50-0090

Matthew Culloton : In dulci jubilo

From the outset a unique choral accompaniment is established, incorporating a vibrant rhythmic motif that is prevalent throughout the piece. The melody is easily identifiable throughout, and a quiet energy makes this an exciting setting. Set on the tune IN DULCI JUBILO. Particularly effective for advanced choirs.

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $2.50 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50-0090


In dulci jubilo : SSSAA : Matthew Culloton : Sheet Music : 50-0091

Matthew Culloton : In dulci jubilo

A new SSSAA arrangement of the bestselling original SSAATBB voicing set on the tuen IN DULCI JUBILO. From the outset a unique choral accompaniment is established, incorporating a vibrant rhythmic motif that is prevalent throughout the piece. The melody is easily identifiable throughout, and a quiet energy makes this an exciting setting. Particularly effective for advanced choirs.

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Voicing: SSSAA | Sheet Music | $2.50 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50-0091


In dulci jubilo : TTTBB : Matthew Culloton : Sheet Music : 50-0092

Matthew Culloton : In dulci jubilo

A new TTTBB arrangement of the bestselling original SSAATBB voicing set on the tuen IN DULCI JUBILO. From the outset a unique choral accompaniment is established, incorporating a vibrant rhythmic motif that is prevalent throughout the piece. The melody is easily identifiable throughout, and a quiet energy makes this an exciting setting. Particularly effective for advanced choirs.

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Voicing: TTTBB | Sheet Music | $2.50 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50-0092


In the Bleak Midwinter : SATB divisi : Matthew Culloton : Sheet Music : 50-0456

Matthew Culloton : In the Bleak Midwinter

Matthew Culloton always brings a unique touch to the carols in this series, but this one will melt you down. Beautiful textural and harmonic touches, sometimes very simple and sometimes more complex, illumine and elevate the text. For example, the descant functions as a lone voice just as the text becomes the most personal, "What can I give him?" The thought, beauty, and emotion in this setting are not to be missed.

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50-0456


Invictus : TTBB : Matthew Culloton : Sheet Music : 1.3500

Matthew Culloton : Invictus

Commissioned by the Minnesota Valley Men's Chorale, Invictus should be sung with rhythmic intensity and a growing sense of urgency. The chorale that concludes the work should be sung with a sense of unity and triumph. The writing is powerful but not overly complex. Henley's poem was written in 1875, and it has been quoted and used by such dignitaries as Winston Churchill, Nelson Mandela, and Barack Obama. Duration 3:00

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $2.35 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 1.3500


It Came Upon the Midnight Clear : SATB divisi : Matthew Culloton : Sheet Music : 50-1962

Matthew Culloton : It Came Upon the Midnight Clear

A hallmark of Matthew Culloton's arrangements is his ability to take a familiar carol and invest it with something fresh and surprising without losing the sentimental attachment the listener might have with the original. This piece does that, with imaginative choral writing, a solo verse for the altos in a key perfect for them, and a satisfying conclusion.

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50-1962


Just as I Am, without One Plea : SATB divisi : Matthew Culloton : Sheet Music : 50-6142

Matthew Culloton : Just as I Am, without One Plea

This anthem can be performed with or without keyboard accompaniment. Conceived for a small but capable choir, larger choirs will find it appealing and useful as well. Using the familiar text with a beautiful new melody, the divisi is limited to the sopranos and altos in a few places and the basses on the last note. A sensitive and moving offering for worship and concert settings.

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50-6142


Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming : SATB divisi : Matthew Culloton : Sheet Music : 50-6001

Matthew Culloton : Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming

A lush and expressive arrangement of this favorite 14th-century carol.

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50-6001


Make We Joy Now In This Fest : SATB : Matthew Culloton : Sheet Music : 50-1151

Matthew Culloton : Make We Joy Now In This Fest

Matthew Culloton provides a sprightly original setting of this 15th century text which alternates between short English and Latin phrases. SATB a cappella with the basses occasionally dividing at the octave at cadences, and the whole choir divisi in the last two measures.

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50-1151


Manger Carol : SATB : Matthew Culloton : Sheet Music : 50-1124

Matthew Culloton : Manger Carol

The original music, both delicate and nuanced, casts the "Infant Holy, Infant Lowly" text in a new light from the traditional hymn setting. The sweeping melodies will cause the listener to envision soothing the newly-born babe in his cradle. Commissioned by the Youth Chorale of Central Minnesota, this work is a perfect choice to highlight the youth choir during the Christmas season, though adult choirs will cherish this music all the same.

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.70 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50-1124


My Shepherd Will Supply My Need : SATB : Matthew Culloton : Sheet Music : 50-3072

Matthew Culloton : My Shepherd Will Supply My Need

A lush combination of voices and instruments makes this setting of this Early American hymn a piece that will be a favorite of both choirs and congregations. Set on the hymn tune RESIGNATION. The accompaniment is equally effective with either piano or harp.

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50-3072


O Little Town of Bethlehem : SSATB : Matthew Culloton : Sheet Music : 50-0060

Matthew Culloton : O Little Town of Bethlehem

This traditional carol is set here with luscious harmonies and flowing lines on the tune FOREST GREEN. The choral writing allows for each voice part to shine.

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Voicing: SSATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50-0060


Past Three O'Clock : SSA : Matthew Culloton : Sheet Music : 35016721 : 747510050711

Matthew Culloton : Past Three O'Clock

The refrain of this well-loved melody is believed to have been a signature tune of the London waits, or watchmen, as they made their hourly calls. This particular frosty morning they are also announcing Christ's birth. Matthew Culloton skillfully arranges Past Three O' Clock for three-part treble voices and flute for Christmas concert or festival.

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.50 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35016721


Requiem Aeternam : SATB : Matthew Culloton : Sheet Music : 50600075 : 888680041731 : 1495008479

Matthew Culloton : Requiem Aeternam

This work is dedicated to the memory of the legendary choral director Paul Salamunovich and his favorite musical genre of Gregorian chant. The composer has written an original chant in the Gregorian style with undulating musical phrases shaped in the ancient style but with contemporary harmonic structures, creating both a familiar and yet unsettling new requiem.

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50600075


Shall We Gather at the River : SSATBB : Matthew Culloton : Sheet Music : SBMP849 : 964807008495

Matthew Culloton : Shall We Gather at the River

The arranger has created an elegant, beautiful setting of this well known melody that will work well in the concert hall, or the church.

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Voicing: SSATBB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| SBMP849


Silent Night : SATB : Matthew Culloton : Sheet Music : 50-0085

Matthew Culloton : Silent Night

This setting reflects Matthew Cullotons gift for hearing something traditional in a brand new way that still feels comforting and familiar. The first verse is set entirely in unison, but is ethereal and lovely. The basses are assigned the melody in the second verse, and the third verse is full SATB. The flute/violin floats high above, reinforcing the melody in places. Reproducible part for Flute or Violin included.

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50-0085


Sinner Man : SATB divisi : Matthew Culloton : Sheet Music : SBMP1059 : 608938358455

Matthew Culloton : Sinner Man

A clever arrangement of this minor key American folk song, it often plays the women against the men and vice versa, as they tell the story of "where you gonna run to," thereby creating drama and fun as the story evolves. Conservative ranges and little divisi make this accessible to many choirs.

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $2.05 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| SBMP1059


Still, Still, Still : SATB divisi : Matthew Culloton : Sheet Music : 50-0066

Matthew Culloton : Still, Still, Still

Set against a gentle rocking syncopation, this familiar Austrian carol takes on new life. A baritone soloist is used on the middle verse. All parts divide except the alto. A beautiful arrangement for a cappella use.

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50-0066


The Holly and the Ivy : SATB divisi : Matthew Culloton : Sheet Music : 50-1925

Matthew Culloton : The Holly and the Ivy

Many of the Christmas with The Singers series pieces started with the intention of preserving what the audience cherishes about a particular carol while surrounding it with an a cappella choral arrangement that is fresh (and sometimes astounding). For SATB with multiple divisi, this carol is rewarding and fun for any accomplished choir.

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $2.50 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50-1925


The Wexford Carol: Good People All, This Christmastime : SATB divisi : Matthew Culloton : Sheet Music : 50-1990

Matthew Culloton : The Wexford Carol: Good People All, This Christmastime

Matthew Culloton has created a fresh and stunning arrangement of this popular Christmas carol. Though a cappella, the lower three parts sometimes act as accompaniment with neutral syllables, granting the cherished melody prominence. The carol is frequently interjected by Culloton's own lovely melody, conveying a ritornello form. The composer's intimate knowledge of choral writing is apparent in his arrangement. A true treasure.

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $2.50 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50-1990


To the New Jerusalem : SATB divisi : Matthew Culloton : Sheet Music : SBMP703 : 964807007030

Matthew Culloton : To the New Jerusalem

This arrangement of the upbeat shape-note tune is a great one for a procession, to sing in the round, or just to perk up a concert. The arrangement builds in strength to a dramatic ending.

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $2.10 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| SBMP703


Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day : SSATBB : Matthew Culloton : Sheet Music : 50-1137

Matthew Culloton : Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day

A lilting choral accompaniment evokes pizzicato sounds surrounding the tenor melody in verse one.  The other verses are set more conventionally but still reflect the goals of our Christmas with The Singers series: that the audience will enjoy the famliarity of the carol but be enchanted by the creativity of the arrangement. Challenging, but masterful in how Matthew Culloton treats the ensemble as a self-sufficient choral idiom. Duration 2:30

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Voicing: SSATBB | Sheet Music | $2.50 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50-1137


Watchman, Tell Us of the Night : SATB : Matthew Culloton : Sheet Music : 50-1128

Matthew Culloton : Watchman, Tell Us of the Night

This classic hymn text is set for SATB and piano accompaniment. There are hints of familiarity (e.g. the tonality shifts from minor to major as the text answers the previous phrase), but this melody is entirely original. The composer has a knack for writing singable music that sounds inevitable and right. Your singers and listeners will appreciate that!

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50-1128


We Three Kings : SATB divisi : Matthew Culloton : Sheet Music : 50-0061

Matthew Culloton : We Three Kings

This unaccompanied setting of the well-known carol uses three male soloists (one baritone, two bass) as the kings voices. The oboe reinforces the melody, dances around it, and even quotes Greensleeves. The divisi chorus sings backup to the kings and all the refrains, which are set differently. Five full verses are used, but due to the fun and creativity present in the writing, the piece unfolds in a very fulfilling way.

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $2.70 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50-0061


What Child Is This? : SATB divisi : Matthew Culloton : Sheet Music : 50-5922

Matthew Culloton : What Child Is This?

This work begins with a rich and warm set of chords that sets a reflective mood for the entrance of the familiar GREENSLEEVES tune.

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50-5922


What Wondrous Love Is This : SATB : Matthew Culloton : Sheet Music : 50-3202

Matthew Culloton : What Wondrous Love Is This

This setting of the well-known hymn from William Walker's Southern Harmony, begins in a reflective, meditative style, but grows in volume and intensity. The piece is based on the tune WONDROUS LOVE.

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50-3202


Your Little Ones, Dear Lord : SATB divisi : Matthew Culloton : Sheet Music : 50-1972

Matthew Culloton : Your Little Ones, Dear Lord

The gentle flowing lines and tight harmonic writing bring a feeling of hushed calm surrounding the manger.

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50-1972

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