Matthew Keegan-Phipps

English composer, performer, and teacher
living in the Communidad Valenciana

Compositions

Piano Study No. 2

Reflecting Matthew's experience as a singer and a folk musician, this piece exploits a strong melodic line with a simple chordal backing using a repeated ninth throughout almost the entire piece. Click here for the score.

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Recorders 4

Composed as part of his Degree portfolio whilst studying in Durham, this piece was through composed, exploring the various extended techniques that the recorder family have to offer in conjunction with varying levels of delay and reverb. Matthew multi-tracked all of the recorder parts himself; score is available upon request.

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Other compositions will be posted here as they are made public.

Performances

Ceilidhography - Mexican Tent Jig, William Taylor's Tabletop Hornpipe

A founding member of Ceilidhography, Matthew performed with them for fifteen years as saxophonist, recorder player and clarinetist. This performance was taken from a live recording at The Anchor Gardens, Sidmouth Folk Week 2014 with Fee Lock calling.

Hymn to the Virgin - Edmund Rubbra

Matthew is a tenor with many years experience working as both a soloist and a chamber singer. This song has long been a favourite of his; this performance was given at a concert of the Gallery Singers in Much Wenlock, Shropshire, in the spring of 2015.

The Gallery Singers at The Choir of the Year in St. Albans

In June 2016, the Gallery Singers performed at the Choir of the Year auditions and won the coveted "Choir of the Day" award with the following performance. Matthew sings the lead in the first piece, "Sit Down, You're Rocking The Boat" from Frank Loesser's show "Guys and Dolls"; the second piece, Eric Whitacre's "Sleep", was equally well received.

Recent Events

El Rey Leon

Matthew recently co-directed the BSV performance of "The Lion King" in Vila-real. Click on the link for more info: