Choral Music

SATB accompanied

Behold, He Cometh (The Bible) baritone solo, SATB and organ, 1970

Remember These Things (Isaiah 44:21-23) SATB and organ, 1971 - play

Give Ear to My Prayer (Psalm 55:1-8; 22:1-11, 15) soprano, SATB and organ, 1973 - play

The Lord's Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13) SATB and organ, 1973 - play

Bow Down Thine Ear, O Lord (Psalm 86) SATB and organ, 1976 - play

Lord, We Praise Thee (Peter Mathews), introit for SATB and organ, 1977

For Us a Child Is Born (Isaiah 9:6) SATB and organ, 1977

This Is the Day (The Bible and Shelley's "Ode to the West Wind") mezzo-soprano, SATB and organ, 1978 - play

Alleluia! Christ Our Passover (BCP) SATB and organ, 1978

Go Ye Into All the World (The Bible) SATB and organ, 1978

I Love the Lord (Psalm 116) SATB and organ, 1979 - play

Psalm 148, SATB and organ, 1981

At the Round Earth's Imagined Corners (John Donne) SATB and piano, 1982 - play

Here Am I; Send Me (Isaiah 6:1-8) SATB and organ, 1982

O Love Divine (Charles Wesley) SATB and organ, 1987 (Pub. MorningStar, 1991) - play

Missa Brevis, SATB and organ, 1988 (Pub. Southern Music Co., 1989) - play

Love Divine, All Love's Excelling (Charles Wesley) SATB and organ, 1988 (Pub. MorningStar, 1990) - play

The Lord Reigneth (Psalm 99) SATB and organ, 1988 (Pub. Lorenz Corp., Sacred Music Press, 2018) - play

Out of the Depths I Cry Unto Thee (Psalm 130, adaptation of 1973 song), SATB and organ, 1990

Communion Service, (BCP, Rite II) SATB and organ, 1990 (Pub. Southern Music Co., 1992)

  1. Glory to God in the Highest - play
  2. Holy, Holy, Holy - play

Magnificat and Nunc dimittis (BCP, Rite I) SATB and organ, 1992 (Pub. Southern Music Co., 1992) - play

Walk in Faithfulness (Psalm 26) SATB and keyboard, 1994 (Pub. MorningStar, 1995) - play

The Spirit of the Lord Is Upon Me (Luke 4:18-19; Isaiah 61:2b-3) SATB and organ, 1994 - play

Lord, You Have Been Our Refuge (Psalm 90) SATB and organ, 1995 - play

Creator of Creation (St. Patrick) SATB and piano, 1996 - play

I Will Greatly Rejoice in the Lord (Isaiah 61:1-2, 6, 10) SATB and organ, 1997 - play

Deck Thyself, My Soul, With Gladness (Johann Franck; tr. Catherine Winkworth) SATB and organ, 1998 (Pub. MorningStar, 2001) - play

Take My Life, and Let It Be (F. R. Havergal) SATB and organ, 2000 - play

O Splendor of God's Glory Bright (Ambrose of Milan; tr. R. S. Bridges) SATB and organ, 2000

O magnum mysterium, SATB and organ, 2001 (Pub. MorningStar, 2004)

God Is Our Refuge and Strength (Psalm 46) SATB and organ, 2001 - play

Three Anglican Chants:

  1. Sing with Joy to God Our Strength (Psalm 81:1-10) Anglican chant, 1991 - play
  2. To You, O Lord, I Lift Up My Soul (Psalm 25:1-8, 11-12, 19-20) Anglican chant, 1994 - play
  3. The Lord Is My Strength and My Song (Psalm 118:14-29) Anglican chant, 2002

I Will Bless the Lord (Psalm 16:7-11) SATB and organ, 2002 (Pub. MorningStar, 2004)

Psalm 91, SATB and organ, 2004 - play

A Litany of Reconciliation (Provost Howard, Coventry Cathedral) SATB and organ, 2005

There Is a Fountain (William Cowper) SATB and organ, 2005 - play

Ubi caritas, SATB and organ, 2011 (Pub. MorningStar, 2012) - play

The Best of Rooms (Robert Herrick) SATB and organ, 2012 (Pub. MorningStar, 2016) - play

Lamb of God (Book of Common Prayer [1979] Rite II) SATB and organ, 2015

What Sweeter Music (Robert Herrick) SATB and organ, 2018

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Christus factus est

SATB unaccompanied

Call to Prayer (Psalm 5:1-2) with organ introduction, 1965

Amen, 1967 - play

Behold, What Manner of Love (1 John 3:1-3), 1972 - play

Thou Wilt Keep Him in Perfect Peace (Isaiah 26:3), 1972

Mon coeur est prêt (Psalm 57:8-12), 1981 - play

The Song of St. Cecilia (Cantantibus organis) SSAATTBB (or SATB and organ), 1981 - play

Three French Carols, 1982 (Pub. Neil A. Kjos, 1985)

  1. Dans les ombres de la nuit (Anonymous) - play
  2. Entre le boeuf et l'âne gris (Traditional) - play
  3. Chantez Noël (Claude Bernard) - play

Two Communion Hymns (Pub. MorningStar, 1992)

  1. Until He Come (George Rawson), 1982
  2. Bread of Heaven (Josiah Conder), 1983

Walk in the Light of the Lord (Isaiah 2: 3, 5) fanfare or introit, 1983 (Pub. MorningStar, 1993) - play

O sacrum convivium!, 1985 (Pub. Southern Music Co., 1989) - play

Christus factus est, 1993 (Pub. Southern Music Co., 1994)

Alleluia, 1994 - play

I Sat Down Under His Shadow (Song of Solomon 2:3b-4), 1994 - play

O vos omnes (Lamentations 1:12), 1994 - play

O Sing to the Lord a New Song (Psalm 98) SATB double chorus, 1994 - play

Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem (Psalm 122:6-7), 1995 - play

Ubi caritas, 1995

Ave Maria, ATTBB, 1996 - play

A Prayer (Thomas Dekker), 1996 - play

Haec dies (Psalm 118:24), 1999

Evening Prayer (Preces and Responses, BCP, Rite I), 2000

Carol (Arr. from "Five Bagatelles for Clarinet and Piano" by Gerald Finzi) SSATB wordless chorus, 2001 (© by Boosey & Hawkes, London) - play

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Chapelle St-François, angel musician on left

SATB with 1 or more instruments

Aprilliad (Sidney Lanier) soprano, tenor, SATB and orchestra, 1965

Fantasia on "O Come All Ye Faithful" (J. F. Wade; tr. Frederick Oakeley) SATB and 2 pianos, 1966 - play

Bless the Lord, O My Soul (Psalm 104) 3 trumpets, 2 trombones, timpani, SATB and organ, 1974 - play

Go Ye Into All the World (The Bible) horn, 3 trumpets, 2 trombones, tuba and SATB, 1978

A Song to the Lamb (Revelation 4:11; 5:9-10, 13) trumpet, SATB and organ, 1979 - play

Psalm 150 for 2 oboes, strings, SATB and organ, 1979 - play

The Prayer of Jonah (Jonah 2:2-9) harp, SATB and organ, 1980 - play

Come Down, O Love Divine (Bianco da Siena; tr. R. F. Littledale) 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, baritone solo, SATB and organ, 1982 - play

I Will Exalt You (Psalm 145) trumpet, SATB and organ, 1986 (Pub. MorningStar, 1991) - play

Lamentationes (Lamentations of Jeremiah) cello, SATB and strings (6 mvts.), 1987

The Lord Is My Light (Psalm 27) flute, SATB and organ, 1991 - play

Song of the Three Young Men (Benedictus es, Domine) horn, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, SATB and organ, 1993 - play

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Jubilate Deo

Unison, Two and Three-part Choir

The Angels Sing (Christina Rossetti) SA and piano, 1973

Shepherds All (Text and melody by Georgiana King) harmonized for SA and harpsichord, 1978

Birds of Paradise (Christina Rossetti) SA and piano, 1979 - play

Hear Me When I Call (Psalm 4) SAB and organ, 1983 (Pub. Voice of the Rockies, 1998)

Blest Be the King (F. J. Pagura; tr. F. Pratt Green) unison voices, optional flute and keyboard, 1983 (Pub. MorningStar, 1994)

Enseigne-moi Yaweh (Psalm 86:11-12) SA and keyboard, 1986 (Pub. Alliance Music Publications, 1997) - play

We Praise Thee, O God (Abbreviated Te Deum) unison voices and organ, 1987 (Pub. Southern Music Co., 1992) - play

Arise, Shine (Isaiah 60:1-3, 11a, 14c, 18-19) SS and organ, 1989

Evening Service, (BCP, Rite II) SS and organ, 1990

  1. Song of Mary
  2. Song of Simeon

Jubilate Deo (Psalm 100) SA and piano, 1994 (Pub. Southern Music Co., 1994) - play

Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee (Bernard of Clairvaux; tr. Edward Caswell) unison voices with optional 4-part stanza and descant, 1996

Four Winter Poems for SA and piano, 1996

  1. Afterflakes (Robert Frost) - play
  2. Winter, My Secret (Christina Rossetti) - play
  3. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening (Robert Frost) (Pub. Alliance Music Publications, 1998) - play
  4. Why Does It Snow? (Laura Richards) - play

Antiphona (El Libro de Oración Común; Salmo 9:1-2) unsion trebles and keyboard, 1998

Antiphon (Peter Mathews) sequence hymn arr. from Antiphona for unsion trebles and keyboard, 2000

Bread of Heaven (Josiah Conder) two-part mixed choir and organ, 1998 (Pub. MorningStar, 2005)

The Circle of Days (Reeve Lindberg) unison trebles and piano, 1999 - play

Praise the Lord, His Glories Show (Lyte and Shafer) unsion trebles and piano, 1999 (Pub. Choristers Guild, 2000) - play

O Gracious Light (Phos hilaron) unison trebles and organ (high and low versions), 2001

Easter Bells (Psalm 118:24; 1 Cor. 15:20, 22) unison trebles, piano and optional handbells, 2002 (Pub. MorningStar, 2006)

Missa Brevis for SA and organ, 2005

Magnificat and Nunc dimittis (BCP, Rite 1) for SA and organ, 2007 - play pt. 1, pt. 2

Arise, Shine (Isaiah 60:1-3, 11a, 14c, 18-19) TB and organ, 2018

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For additional information or to arrange commissions, please contact:
Dr. Peter Mathews
126 Timber Lane, Palatka, FL 32177 • Tel. (386) 312-0001
E-Mail: Roundlake126@aol.com

Vocal Music

High Voice

*The Lord Is My Shepherd (Psalm 23), 1964 - play

*Four Psalms, 1966-68

  1. In My Distress (Psalm 120) - play
  2. I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes (Psalm 121) - play
  3. By the Rivers of Babylon (Psalm 137) - play
  4. I Will Praise Thee (Psalm 138) - play

*My Heart Is Ready, God (Psalm 57), 1970 - play

Three Songs of Solomon, 1970

  1. I Am the Rose of Sharon (hv) - play
  2. Rise Up, My Fair One (lv) - play
  3. Thou Art Beautiful, O My Love (duet) - play

The Lamb (Blake), 1970 (Pub. MorningStar, 1991) - play

*Make Haste, O God (Psalm 70), 1970 - play

Be Still, My Soul, Be Still (Housman), 1972 - play

Storm Fear (Frost), 1973 - play

*Entreat Me Not to Leave Thee (Ruth 1), 1973 - play

*Out of the Depths I Cry (Psalm 130), 1973 - play

Chanson d'Automne (Verlaine), 1973

*Sleep, Sleep, My Holy One (E. B. Browning), 1973 - play

*It Is a Beauteous Evening (Wordsworth), 1974 - play

Four Sonnets of Edna St. Vincent Millay, 1976-77

  1. Thou Art Not Lovelier - play
  2. This Beast That Rends Me - play
  3. I Pray You If You Love Me - play
  4. And You as Well Must Die - play

The Prayer of St. Francis (Francis of Assisi), 1983 (Pub. MorningStar, 1991) - play

Pastourelle (Traditional Auvergne), 1985

Sonnet XIII (Louise Labé), 1988

Prospero to Ariel (Auden), 1988

*The Prayer of St. Augustine (St. Augustine), 1991 - play

Music, When Soft Voices Die (Shelley), 1992

The Velvet Shoes (Wylie), 1997

*O Sing Unto the Lord a New Song (Psalm 96), 1998

What Sweeter Music (Herrick), 2001

Four Winter Poems, 2013

  1. Afterflakes (Robert Frost)
  2. Winter, My Secret (Christina Rossetti)
  3. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening (Robert Frost)
  4. Why Does It Snow? (Laura Richards)

*Published by the composer in one volume as Thirteen Sacred Songs. These songs are also available for low voice.

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Low Voice

David's Lamentation (2 Samuel 1), 1965

Now Begin (Hopkins), 1972 (Pub. MorningStar, 1991)

Clear and Sweet Is My Soul (Whitman), 1974 - play

The Dream (Song of Solomon), 1976 - play

Blessed Is the Man (Psalm 1), 1978 - play

Psalm 19, 1980 - play

  1. Prologue
  2. The Heavens Declare the Glory of God
  3. The Law of the Lord Is Perfect
  4. Who Can Understand His Errors?
  5. Epilogue

Do Not Go Gentle (Dylan Thomas), 1981 - play

My God and I (Sergei), 1999

A Hymn to God the Father (John Donne), 2012 - play

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For additional information or to arrange commissions, please contact:
Dr. Peter Mathews
126 Timber Lane, Palatka, FL 32177 • Tel. (386) 312-0001
E-Mail: Roundlake126@aol.com

Chamber and Instrumental Music

Keyboard

Aquarelle for piano, 1969 - play

Cavatina for organ, 1970 (Pub. Lorenz, 1977) - play

Be Thou My Vision for organ, 1971 (Pub. Lorenz, 1977)

Improvisation on a Theme by César Franck for organ, 1978 (Pub. Lorenz, 1979)

Twelve Fanfares for organ, 1983

A Carol Fantasy for pi