Matt Van  Brink - composer, pianist, lyricist, educator
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Young PerformersRecordings & Publications

July 3, 2017

Chamber and orchestral

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

Solo instrumental

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

August 1, 2018


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

July 3, 2017


Kathryn Falls in Love words & music by Matt Van Brink
Arietta: Music & Moonlight mezzo-soprano, cello & piano
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
& 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

Around the House 6-hands piano
violin, cello & piano
Chimes saxophone quartet
guitar quartet or guitar ensemble

Empty Nest cello & piano
Flopitopitot strings & percussion
alto saxophone & piano
Mischief flute, clarinet & piano
Photo Album
saxophone quartet
Road Trip violin ensemble, string quartet, or string orchestra
Roller Skates 4-hands piano
Temper Tantrum violin, cello & piano
Thick and Thin 4-hands piano
Toy Soldiers two violins & piano, or string orchestra

July 31, 2010

Musicals for young audiences and young performers

Animal Estates (2008)
Helplessly Lost (2013)

July 3, 2017


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

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