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Matthew Emery

Born: 1991. Living in: Toronto, Canada.

Matthew Emery 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, Spain, Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland), Asia and Oceania (China, New Zealand, South Korea) and has been heard on national television and radio both in Canada and USA. 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 studied at the University of British Columbia and the University of Toronto. He is a member of the Canadian Music Centre, Canadian League of Composers and is composer-in- residence with the Amabile Choirs of London Canada, ORIANA Women's Choir in Toronto and That Choir.

Individual Folios

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Along the Western Railroad : SATB : Matthew Emery : Matthew Emery : 00267119 : 888680733940

Matthew Emery : Along the Western Railroad

This text welcomes the long-awaited arrival of the railway system and the benefits it will bring, bidding good riddance to the slow, rough-riding stage coaches of the era. The music has a folk-inspired melody while utilizing contemporary harmony and voice leading. The piano part changes throughout the short work, adding interest while providing a stable foundation for the choir.

Composer: Matthew Emery

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00267119


Boy Is Born, A : SATB : Matthew Emery : Matthew Emery : Sheet Music : 48023870 : 888680637651

Matthew Emery : Boy Is Born, A

This lyrical Christmas anthem is composed in three sections with the opening section built on a melody passed among voices. The middle section is slower and the final section features the basses singing the melody with the upper voices floating above as if they were the angels gathering to witness the birth. Overall, the song speaks to the serene and delicate moments inspired by the original latin text Puer Natus.

Composer: Matthew Emery

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48023870


En Roulant Ma Boule Roulant : SATB : Matthew Emery : Sheet Music : 00268930 : 888680736828

Matthew Emery : En Roulant Ma Boule Roulant

Three French Canadian folk songs make a superb set for any concert program. Roll On, My Ball, Roll On tells a tale of ducks and hunting and silver guns and an evil prince, all the while you can picture a small child rolling a ball down a lane. Provided in the original French, all three songs enable an exploration in French-speaking Canada. The complete set includes J'ai Cueilli la Belle Rose, Petit Rocher, and En Roulant Ma Boule Roulant.

Arranger: Matthew Emery | Country: French Canadian

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.45 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00268930


Good-Night : SAB : Matthew Emery : Matthew Emery : Sheet Music : SBMP1203 : 608938359988

Matthew Emery : Good-Night

An enchanting piece, the text and melody pair beautifully to paint a picture of a peaceful evening during which the singers can wish their love "Good-Night." Don't worry, the music is too imaginative and charming for the audience to actually fall asleep.

Composer: Matthew Emery

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $2.05 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| SBMP1203


Good-Night : SSA : Matthew Emery : Matthew Emery : Sheet Music : SBMP1226 : 608938360076

Matthew Emery : Good-Night

An enchanting piece, the text and melody pair beautifully to paint a picture of a peaceful evening during which the singers can wish their love "Good-Night." Don't worry, the music is too imaginative and charming for the audience to actually fall asleep.

Composer: Matthew Emery

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.05 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| SBMP1226


I Am the Still Rain Falling : SATB : Matthew Emery : Matthew Emery : Sheet Music : SBMP1188 : 608938359827

Matthew Emery : I Am the Still Rain Falling

The whimsical Sara Teasdale poem inspired this gem of a piece in which the composer utilized every great opportunity that the text afforded for expressive word painting.

Composer: Matthew Emery | Poetry By: Sara Teasdale

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| SBMP1188


I Am Thy Grass, Oh Lord! : SATB : Matthew Emery : Matthew Emery : Sheet Music : SBMP1233 : 608938360328

Matthew Emery : I Am Thy Grass, Oh Lord!

With text based on the metaphoric poem Trust, this piece features colorful harmonies and melodic interest in all vocal parts. This stylish composition is sure to tap into the expressive potential of your singers.

Composer: Matthew Emery

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| SBMP1233


If I Can Stop One Heart from Breaking : Unison : Matthew Emery : Matthew Emery : Sheet Music : 48023869 : 888680637620

Matthew Emery : If I Can Stop One Heart from Breaking

This Emily Dickinson poem illuminates themes of generosity and selflessness. It asks us to think of others before ourselves, encouraging us to reflect the need in today's society for humility and thoughtfulness. The melody weaves in and out of the piano line creating a contemporary feel.

Composer: Matthew Emery | Poetry By: Emily Dickinson

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Voicing: Unison | Sheet Music | $2.10 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48023869


Infinite Beatitude : SATB divisi : Matthew Emery : Matthew Emery : Sheet Music : 48024466 : 888680871741

Matthew Emery : Infinite Beatitude

This beautiful text by Canadian poet Bliss Carman speaks to themes of peace, thankfulness and humility. The texture is mostly homophonic with brief sections of divisi to illuminate colors and images in the text. There are short passages for SSA and TBB that add interest in color and texture and also offer opportunity to feature sections.

Composer: Matthew Emery

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $2.75 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48024466


J'ai Cueilli La Belle Rose : SATB : Matthew Emery : Sheet Music : 00268936 : 888680736880

Matthew Emery : J'ai Cueilli La Belle Rose

Three French Canadian folk songs make a superb set for any concert program. This selection shares the spring pastime of a young girl collecting the first white rosebuds of the season. Provided in the original French, all three songs enable an exploration in French-speaking Canada. J'ai Cuelli la Belle Rose, Petit Rocher, and En Roulant Ma Boule Roulant.

Arranger: Matthew Emery | Country: French Canadian

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.15 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00268936


Let Your Voice Be Heard : Unison : Matthew Emery : Matthew Emery : Sheet Music : 48023871 : 888680637668

Matthew Emery : Let Your Voice Be Heard

Setting the poem by Australian poet John Shaw Neilson, composer Emery combines a memorable melodic line and a steadfast piano accompaniment to deliver the message that everyone has a voice and the right to be heard and valued.

Composer: Matthew Emery

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Voicing: Unison | Sheet Music | $2.10 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48023871


Longing : SATB : Matthew Emery : Matthew Emery : Sheet Music : 00125006 : 884088986438

Matthew Emery : Longing

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. For high school, college and community choirs.

Composer: Matthew Emery

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.10 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00125006


Love, Will We Stay : SATB : Matthew Emery : Matthew Emery : Sheet Music : 50499596 : 884088991838 : 148038304X

Matthew Emery : Love, Will We Stay

Long, legato lines and shifting tonal centers describe this setting by Matthew Emery of this famous James Joyce poem. Speaking of the power of both love and music and how they intertwine and collide, the musical setting is sensitive and powerful and will be a favorite of a good high school or collegiate choir.

Composer: Matthew Emery | Poetry By: James Joyce

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50499596


Lullaby : SSAA : Matthew Emery : Matthew Emery : Sheet Music : 00327758 : 888680991951

Matthew Emery : Lullaby

This musical setting of the Dekker poem employs a warm, lush harmonic language along with a lovely, lyrical treatment of this familiar bedtime poem. Commissioned and premiered by the NW ACDA Women's Honor Choir, this is a wonderfu addition to serious treble literature.

Composer: Matthew Emery

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00327758


Missa Brevis Boreal : SATB : Matthew Emery : Matthew Emery : Sheet Music : 00145666 : 888680066826

Matthew Emery : Missa Brevis Boreal

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 only recently emerged onto the scene. Here a steady 4-part writing, beautiful sonorities and a 21st century musical vocabulary present a delightful new work appropriate for high school, college, community and church groups. Medium difficulty.

Composer: Matthew Emery

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.35 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00145666


Night on a Starry Hill : SATB : Matthew Emery : Matthew Emery : Sheet Music : 48023665 : 888680091415

Matthew Emery : Night on a Starry Hill

This was the winning entry in the DaCapo Chamber Choir (Canada) 2014 New Works competition. As each phrase moves to and from chords in inversion, the music ebbs and flows depicting life's flow, until the final phrase sweeps into a starry night toward the road's final ending.

Composer: Matthew Emery

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.10 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48023665


O Keep the World Forever at the Dawn : SATB : Matthew Emery : Matthew Emery : Sheet Music : 48024246 : 888680716790

Matthew Emery : O Keep the World Forever at the Dawn

Here is a work about light. Light which brings peace, hope, awareness and wholeness. The a cappella writing is descriptive and transparent and a wonderful vehicle for exploring choral colors.

Composer: Matthew Emery

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48024246


O, Why Do You Turn to the Wild Sky : SATB : Matthew Emery : Matthew Emery : Sheet Music : 48024245 : 888680716783

Matthew Emery : O, Why Do You Turn to the Wild Sky

While we as humans are rooted here to the ground, why do we always look up when searching for answers? This music explores this ancient theme with long phrases, repeated words and the seemingly unending musical lines.

Composer: Matthew Emery

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48024245


Petit Rocher : SATB : Matthew Emery : Sheet Music : 00268942 : 888680736941

Matthew Emery : Petit Rocher

Three French Canadian folk songs make a superb set for any concert program. The Small Rock finds our poet climbing the hills to find comfort, wishing for wings like the birds she hears, and finally praying to God and the Holy Virgin for help. Provided in the original French, all three songs enable an exploration in French-speaking Canada. J'ai Cueilli la Belle Rose, Petit Rocher, and EnRouland Ma Boule Roulant.

Arranger: Matthew Emery | Country: French Canadian

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.15 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00268942


Remember'd Songs Most Dear : SATB : Matthew Emery : Matthew Emery : Sheet Music : 00159357 : 888680617615

Matthew Emery : Remember'd Songs Most Dear

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.

Composer: Matthew Emery

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.15 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00159357


Sing Your Song : SATB : Matthew Emery : Matthew Emery : Sheet Music : 00159358 : 888680617622

Matthew Emery : Sing Your Song

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.

Composer: Matthew Emery

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.35 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00159358


Sweetest Love : SATB : Matthew Emery : Matthew Emery : Sheet Music : 48023335 : 888680033385

Matthew Emery : Sweetest Love

This beautiful text by Metaphysical poet John Donne brings a poignant message that as long as you keep what is most loved in your heart, you are never truly parted. This lovely idea is held together by a common melody, sung by the sopranos, which transforms through various key changes, symbolizing life's always changing pulse.

Composer: Matthew Emery

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.10 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48023335


The Crane Is My Neighbour : Unison : Matthew Emery : Matthew Emery : Sheet Music : 48024810 : 888680979676

Matthew Emery : The Crane Is My Neighbour

Neilson's poem speaks to something that is immortal, a companion to guide us through life. The unison voices are independent from the accompaniment and provide an important opportunity for your singers to develop strong musicianship.

Composer: Matthew Emery

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Voicing: Unison | Sheet Music | $2.10 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48024810


Unto Young Eternity : SATB : Matthew Emery : Matthew Emery : Sheet Music : 50499598 : 884088991852 : 1480383066

Matthew Emery : Unto Young Eternity

From the pen of rapidly rising young composer Matthew Emery and winner of the 2013 ACDA Raymond W. Brock Memorial Student Composition Contest, this a cappella setting of the Robert Herrick poem is a beautiful addition to serious choral repertoire. With dramatic use of dynamics, a fresh harmonic language and a timeless text, this is a wonderful selection for college and community choirs.

Composer: Matthew Emery

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50499598


When the Sun Comes After Rain : SATB : Matthew Emery : Matthew Emery : Sheet Music : 00117270 : 884088886899

Matthew Emery : When the Sun Comes After Rain

Matthew Emery is an emerging composer that 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.

Composer: Matthew Emery | Poetry By: Robert Louis Stevenson

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.15 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00117270

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