Matt Van  Brink - composer, pianist, lyricist, educator
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July 3, 2017

Chamber and orchestral

The Heart Grows Fonder violin & viola
Ich Habe Genug (J.S. Bach) cello and piano / or viola and piano
Only the piano will give us our peace flute, clarinet, piano, violin, viola, & cello
You are always distracted by something flute, cello, and piano
Running at the Sunshine percussion ensemble and actors
Francine St. Claire's Mail jazz combo - film score
Incubator saxophone quartet
Shabu Shabu two flutes / or flute and clarinet
Violin Duets
String Quartet
Whims and Wisps flute, clarinet, piano, percussion, violin, cello, & contrabass
Guru chamber orchestra
Sic Semper Nobis orchestra
Initial Ascent orchestra / or two pianos
Boogaloo clarinet, cello & piano
Skitter violin, viola, and cello
guitar sextet / or solo piano
Birthday Wish flute & guitar / or horn & guitar
& Instrumental Music for Young Performers »

Solo instrumental

Heirlooms guitar solo
Swan Lake Fantasy Suite for Piano on Themes from Tchaikovsky's Op.20
Songs of Stephen Foster violin and piano
Dal Dosai Sonata for Flute and Piano
Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano
Up, Up and Up violin and piano / or string orchestra 
Prelude Miniatures guitar solo 
Sparkle Epoxiplast 2000 piano solo 
Sunspots piano solo 

August 1, 2018


West Wind Treble Chorus (SAA) & harp (or piano) | text by Arnold Caplan
With its Wonders Mixed Chorus (SATB) a cappella | text by Rabindranath Tagore
Among the Redwoods Mixed Chorus (SATB) a cappella | text by John Steinbeck
Lull the Solemn Night Mixed Chorus (SATB) a cappella | text by Thomas Merton
Be Music, Night Mixed Chorus (SATB) a cappella | text by Kenneth Patchen
White, Those that Stayed Still Mixed Chorus (SATBB) a cappella | text by Eduardo Galeano
& Blancos los que se quedaron quietos Mixed Chorus (SATBB) a cappella
The Lower Leaves of Trees Mixed Chorus (SATB) a cappella | text by Yoshitada / Rexroth
Hashkiveinu Mixed Chorus (SATB) a cappella | traditional text
They Disappear Mixed Chorus (SATB) & Violin | text by Abraham Reisen
Honeycombs Mixed Chorus (SAT) or Treble Chorus (SAA) & piano | text by Mary Britton Miller
More Dappled Than Color Treble Chorus (SSA) & piano | text by Hannah Senesh
& Choral music for young performers »

July 3, 2017


Kiss the Stars Goodnight song cycle for voices and piano
Take the Burden Upon You mezzo-soprano, flute, cello & harp / or mezzo-soprano & piano
Wasn't That Something? lyrics by Charlie Sohne, music by Matt Van Brink
Arietta: Music & Moonlight mezzo-soprano, cello & piano
Musical theater songs »
& Musicals for young audiences and young performers »

April 16, 2015

Choral music for young performers

Hello & Goodbye Song Treble Chorus (Unison) & piano | text by Matt Van Brink
Follow the Leader Treble Chorus (3-part) & piano | text by Matt Van Brink

February 3, 2014

Instrumental music for young performers

Copycats guitar quartet
Chimes saxophone quartet
Thick and Thin
4-hands piano
Road Trip
violin ensemble, string quartet, or string ensemble
Around the House 6-hands piano
strings & percussion
flute, clarinet & piano
Empty Nest
cello & piano
Toy Soldiers two violins & piano
Roller Skates 4-hands piano
Photo Album saxophone quartet
Janus alto saxophone & piano
Chase violin, cello & piano
Temper Tantrum violin, cello & piano

July 31, 2010

Musicals for young audiences and young performers

Helplessly Lost (2013)
Animal Estates (2008)

July 3, 2017


Swan Lake Fantasy (Suite for Piano on Themes from Tchaikovsky's Op.20)
Le Tombeau de Couperin (Ravel's suite, arranged for violin and piano or violin, cello, and piano
Ich Habe Genug (J.S. Bach's aria, arranged for cello & piano or viola & piano)
Songs of Stephen Foster (A medley of Stephen Foster tunes for violin and piano)
Arrangements for Polkastra: violin, trumpet, horn, contrabassoon, accordion and percussion
 I Do: The Wedding Album »
    Flumpet Voluntary (Jeremiah Clarke's "Trumpet Voluntary")
    Bridle Chorus (Wagner's "Bridal Chorus" arranged in equine fashion)
    J.S. Bachelor Party (Quodlibet of Bach's "Wachet Auf" & "Jesu Joy")
    Canon in D, Mostly (Bluegrass arrangement of Pachelbel's "Canon in D")
    Shotgun Wedding March (Mendelssohn's "Wedding March")
 Apolkalypse Now! »
    Light as a Feather Polka (J. Strauss's Op.319 "Leichtes Blut")
    Ludwig van Polka (A medley of Beethoven tunes)
    Allegro a la polka (Smetana's String Quartet, "II. Allegro a la polka")
    The Hora! The Hora! (Charles Prouché's "Rumanian Song and Kolo")
 Ride of the Polkyries (A Wagner medley)
(Perapaskero's barnstormer, arranged for string quintet)
Bowfire Sabre Dance (Khatchaturian's classic, for 10 violins, piano, guitar, bass & drums)

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