Matt Van  Brink, composer, pianist, accordionist

Music Concerts Photos Concerts Concerts







Solo Instrumental


November 26, 2016

Heirlooms

guitar solo | 13 mins.

January 29, 2014

Swan Lake Fantasy (Tchaikovsky)

Suite for Piano on Themes from Tchaikovsky's Op.20 | 23 mins.

October 3, 2010

Songs of Stephen Foster

violin and piano | 11 mins.
A medley of Stephen Foster tunes

October 1, 2003

Sunspots

piano solo | 8 mins.

January 1, 2002

Up, Up and Up

violin and piano
or string orchestra | 11 mins.

May 1, 2001

Dal Dosai: Sonata for Flute and Piano

flute & piano | 15 mins

February 15, 2000

Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano

alto saxophone and piano | 12 mins.

January 1, 2000

Sparkle Epoxiplast 2000

piano solo | 8 mins.

October 1, 1999

Prelude Miniatures

guitar solo | 10 mins.






Chamber & Orchestral


January 16, 2016

Arietta: Music & Moonlight

cello & mezzo-soprano | 4 mins.
setting of a text by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Commissioned by Concordia Conservatory

May 23, 2015

Boogaloo

clarinet, cello & piano | 3 mins.

February 1, 2015

The Heart Grows Fonder

violin & viola | 13 mins.
Score available from Schnitzel Music
Commissioned by Concordia Conservatory

February 3, 2014

Chamber Music for Young Performers

Mischief (flute, clarinet & piano)
Chimes (saxophone quartet)
Photo Album (saxophone quartet)
Janus (alto saxophone & piano)
Chase (violin, cello & piano)
Empty Nest (cello & piano)
Copyats (guitar quartet)
Roller Skates (4-hands piano)
Thick and Thin (4-hands piano)
Around the House (6-hands piano)
Temper Tantrum (violin, cello & piano)
Floptipitot (strings & percussion)
Road Trip (string quartet or 5 violins)
Toy Soldiers (two violins & piano)

February 8, 2010

Guru

Chamber orchestra | 1 min.

March 23, 2009

Ich Habe Genug (J.S. Bach)

for cello and piano
or for viola and piano | 8 mins.

October 15, 2007

Sic Semper Nobis

Orchestra | 8 mins

November 1, 2006

Initial Ascent

orchestra
or two pianos | 8 mins.

March 1, 2006

Skitter

violin, viola, and cello | 6 mins.

March 1, 2005

Sarabande

guitar sextet
or solo piano | 4 mins.

January 1, 2004

Only the Piano Will Give Us Our Peace

flute, clarinet, piano, violin, viola, and cello | 8 mins.

December 15, 2002

Running at the Sunshine

percussion ensemble (six players) and actors | 23 mins
Written in collaboration with Jesse Jarnow

December 1, 2002

You are always distracted by something

flute, cello, and piano | 7 mins.

May 1, 2002

Francine St. Claire's Mail

film score | 15 mins.

Incubator

saxophone quartet | 5 mins.

April 1, 2002

Shabu Shabu

2 flutes
or flute and clarinet | 7 mins

April 1, 2000

Violin Duets

2 violins | 8 mins.

October 1, 1999

String Quartet

string quartet | 17 mins.

June 1, 1999

Whims and Wisps

flute, clarinet, piano, percussion, violin, cello, contrabass | 13 mins






Choral & Vocal


April 16, 2015

Choral music for young performers

A Dance (2-part treble voices SA & piano)
Hello & Goodbye Song (unison treble voices & piano)
Follow the Leader (3-part treble voices, solos, & piano)

January 2, 2012

Among the Redwoods

SATB chorus a cappella | 5 mins
setting of a text by John Steinbeck
Commissioned by San Francisco Choral Artists

December 30, 2011

They Disappear

SATB chorus, violin, cimbalom & contrabass
or SATB chorus, violin & piano | 4 mins
setting of "So" by Abraham Reisen, translated by Leonard Wolf

August 29, 2011

Lull the Solemn Night

SATB chorus a cappella | 5 mins
setting of "Carol" by Thomas Merton

March 13, 2011

Where Are You Now?

SATB chorus a cappella | 4 mins
setting of "Where Are You Now?" by Mary Britton Miller

November 16, 2010

Be Music, Night

SSAATTBB chorus a cappella | 4 mins.
setting of Be Music, Night by Kenneth Patchen

June 1, 2010

White, Those that Stayed Still

SATB chorus | 3 mins.
setting of "Colors" by Eduardo Galeano, translated by Cedric Belfrage

March 19, 2010

More Dappled Than Color

SATB chorus & piano | 4 mins
setting of "Now" by Hannah Senesh, and translated by Peter Hay

February 19, 2010

A Dance

SA Chorus and piano | 4 mins.
setting of a poem by Karla Kuskin

January 12, 2010

Kiss the Stars Goodnight

song cycle for voice(s) and chamber ensemble | 35 mins.
(young audiences)

November 15, 2007

A Thousand Tender Passages

SATB chorus | 7 mins.
a setting of letters of George Washington

July 15, 2006

Take the Burden Upon You

mezzo-soprano, flute, cello, & harp, or
mezzo-soprano, violin, cello, guitar, and harp,
or
mezzo-soprano & piano |
8 mins
settings of three poems of Hannah Szenes

March 1, 2002

The Lower Leaves of Trees

SATB chorus a capella | 2 mins.
setting of waka texts by Sone No Yoshitada

January 1, 2002

Hashkiveinu

SATB chorus a cappella | 4 mins.
Score available from Schnitzel Music

October 1, 1998

I Love People!

voice and piano | 2 mins.
A silly song about cannibalism






Young Performers


May 16, 2015

Chimes

saxophone quartet (AATB) | 3 mins.
(student performers)

Janus

alto saxophone & piano | 3 mins.
(student performers)

Chase

violin, cello & piano | 3 mins.
(student performers)

Roller Skates

piano four-hands | 3 mins.
(student performers)

Toy Soldiers

two violins and piano | 2 mins.
(student performers)

February 1, 2015

The Secret Ingredient

chamber music cycle for student ensembles | 25 mins.
(student performers)

August 2, 2014

Christmas Every Day

a musical for adults and children | 50 mins.
(young audiences)

May 15, 2014

Thick and Thin

piano four-hands | 4 mins.
(student performers)

Copycats

guitar quartet | 3 mins.
(student performers)

Mischief

flute, clarinet & piano | 3 mins.
(student performers)
Score available from Schnitzel Music
Commissioned by Concordia Conservatory

April 13, 2014

Empty Nest

cello & piano | 4 mins.
(student performers)

Photo Album

saxophone quartet (AATB) | 3 mins.
(student performers)

Temper Tantrum

violin, cello & piano | 3 mins.
(student performers)

Road Trip

violin quintet
or string quartet | 4 mins.
(student performers)

June 15, 2013

Helplessly Lost

a desert island musical in one act for young performers ages 7-11
Book by CLAIRE SIMARD & MATT VAN BRINK
Music and Lyrics by MATT VAN BRINK

December 14, 2012

Henry and the Humbug

a musical for young audiences | 45 mins.
Written in collaboration with Rami Vamos

August 18, 2012

Snowflake Has Its Day

a musical for young audiences | 50 mins.
Written in collaboration with Jen Littlefield

July 21, 2011

Flip the Switch

a musical for young performers | 30 mins.
Written in collaboration with Kellen Blair

January 20, 2011

Flopitopitot

string orchestra & percussion (with optional piano) | 3 mins.
(student performers)

July 31, 2010

Musicals for Young Audiences and Young Performers

Flip the Switch (2011)
Christmas Every Day (2010)
Helplessly Lost
(2013)
Snowflake Has Its Day
(2012)
The Animal Estates Home Buyers' Tour
(2008)

April 16, 2009

Follow the Leader

Three-part treble voices with solos | 3 mins.
(student performers)

May 26, 2008

Around the House

6 pieces for 6-hands piano | 10 mins
(student performers)
Score available from Schnitzel Music
Commissioned by Concordia Conservatory

April 16, 2006

Hello & Goodbye Song

Unison voices | 2 mins.
(student performers)






Arrangements


January 29, 2014

Swan Lake Fantasy (Tchaikovsky)

Suite for Piano on Themes from Tchaikovsky's Op.20 | 23 mins.

February 1, 2013

J.S. Bachelor Party

A quodlibet of Bach's "Wachet Auf" & "Jesu Joy" for Polkastra
In collaboration with Martin Kennedy
violin, trumpet, horn, contrabassoon, accordion and percussion | 5 mins.

Bridle Chorus (Wagner)

Wagner's "Bridal Chorus" arranged in equine fashion for Polkastra
violin, trumpet, horn, contrabassoon, accordion and percussion | 3 mins.

Canon in D, Mostly (Pachelbel)

Pachelbel's "Canon in D" arranged in bluegrass fashion for Polkastra
violin, trumpet, horn, contrabassoon, accordion and percussion | 4 mins.

Shotgun Wedding March (Mendelssohn)

Mendelssohn's "Wedding March" arranged for Polkastra
violin, trumpet, horn, contrabassoon, accordion and percussion | 4 mins.

Flumpet Voluntary (Clarke)

Jeremiah Clarke's "Trumpet Voluntary" arranged for Polkastra
violin, trumpet, horn, contrabassoon, accordion and percussion | 1 min.

October 3, 2010

Songs of Stephen Foster

violin and piano | 11 mins.
A medley of Stephen Foster tunes

August 11, 2009

Ride of the Polkyries

A polka medley of tunes from Wagner's Siegfried, Tannhauser, Lohengrin, and Die Walküre for Polkastra
In collaboration with Martin Kennedy
violin, trumpet, horn, contrabassoon, accordion and percussion | 5 mins.

July 21, 2009

Turceasca (Perapaskero)

for string quintet (2 violins, viola, cello, & contrabass) | 4 mins.
Arrangement of Perapaskero's "Turceasca" (after Taraf de Haïdouks)

March 23, 2009

Ich Habe Genug (J.S. Bach)

for cello and piano
or for viola and piano | 8 mins.

The Hora! The Hora! (Charles Prouché)

Charles Prouché's J. Strauss's "Rumanian Song and Kolo" arranged for Polkastra
violin, contrabassoon, accordion and vibraphone | 4 mins.

January 27, 2009

Light as a Feather Polka (J. Strauss)

J. Strauss's Op.319 "Leichtes Blut" arranged for Polkastra
violin, trumpet, horn, contrabassoon, accordion and percussion | 3 mins.

January 21, 2009

Ludwig van Polka (Beethoven)

A medley of Beethoven tunes arranged for Polkastra
violin, trumpet, horn, contrabassoon, accordion and percussion | 4 mins.

January 20, 2009

Allegro a la polka (Smetana)

Smetana's String Quartet ("II. Allegro a la polka") arranged for Polkastra
violin, trumpet, horn, contrabassoon, accordion and percussion | 3 mins.

November 1, 2006

Le Tombeau de Couperin (Ravel)

violin and piano
or violin, cello, and piano | 18 mins.

June 1, 2005

Bowfire Sabre Dance (Khatchaturian)

Arrangement of Khatchaturian's Sabre Dance for Bowfire
10 violins, piano, guitar, bass & drums | 3 mins.

Written in collaboration with Ljova