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  Founder: Len Mullenger

MATHIAS, William
b Whitland, Dyfed, 1 November 1934
d 1992

He graduated from the University College of Wales in 1956, and was awarded an open scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music to study composition with Lennox Berkeley and piano with Peter Katin. He became a lecturer in music at the University College in 1959, was elected a fellow of the Royal Academy in 1965, and gained a doctorate in music from the University of Wales in 1966. In 1968 he was awarded the Bax Society Prize and became senior lecturer in composition at Edinburgh University; in 1970 he became professor and head of the department of music at the University College of North Wales in Bangor.

1958 (24)

Divertimento for string orchestra

1959 (25)

Improvisations for solo harp

1961 (27)

Piano Concerto No 2

Music for strings

1962 (28)

Sonata for violin and piano

Dance Overture

Invocation and Dance for orchestra

Serenade for small orchestra

Partita for organ

All Thy Works Shall Praise Thee, for mixed voices and organ

Variations on a hymn tune for organ

1963 (29)

Quintet for flute, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon

1964 (30)

Piano Sonata

Divertimento for flute, oboe and piano

Prelude, Aria and Finale for strings

Make a Joyful Noise Unto the Lord, for mixed voices and organ

1965 (31)

Festival Te Deum, for mixed voices and organ

Wassail Carol, for mixed voices and organ or orchestra

O Sing Unto the Lord, for mixed voices and organ

1966 (32)

Concerto for orchestra

Symphony No 1

Three Medieval Lyrics, for chorus and instruments

1967 (33)

Sinfonietta for orchestra

Invocations for organ

Toccata Giocosa for organ

Communion Service in C

Litanies, concertante music for orchestra

1968 (34)

String Quartet

Piano Concerto No 3

Lift Up Your Heads O Ye Gates, for mixed voices and organ

1969 (35)

Ave Rex, for chorus and organ or orchestra


150, for chorus, organ and orchestra

1970 (36)

Festival Overture

Capriccio for flute and piano

Concerto for harp

O Salutaris Hostia, for unaccompanied male voices

Bless the Lord, for mixed voices and organ

Gloria, for male voices and organ

1971 (37)

Holiday Overture

Concerto for harpsichord, strings and percussion

1972 (38)

Elegy for a Prince, for baritone and orchestra

Alleluya Psallat, for mixed voices and organ

Celtic Dances for orchestra

A Vision of Time and Eternity, for contralto and piano

The Law for the Lord, for unaccompanied mixed voices

1973 (39)

Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis, for mixed voices and organ

Missa Brevis, for mixed voices

Intrada for orchestra

Laudi for orchestra

Ceremony after a Fire Raid, for mixed voices, piano and percussion

1974 (40)

Concertino in F for oboe, bassoon and piano

This Worldes Joie, for chorus and orchestra

1975 (41)

Vistas, for orchestra

Clarinet Concerto

lubilate, for organ

Zodiac Trio, for flute, viola and harp

1976 (42)

Carmen Paschale, for chorus

Communion, for voices and organ

1977 (43)

Dance Variations for orchestra

Vivat Regina, for brass

Helios, for orchestra

Requiescat, for orchestra

Melos, for flute, harp, strings and percussion

A Royal Garland, for chorus and orchestra

The Fields of Praise, for tenor and piano

1978 (44)

Shine, for Your Light Has Come, for chorus and organ

Nativity Carol, for chorus

A May Magnificat, for chorus and organ

Eight Shakespeare Songs for chorus and piano

Fantasy, for organ

1979 (45)

Songs of William Blake for mezzo, cello, harp, piano and strings

1981 (47)

Rex Glorice, for unaccompanied voices

1982 (48)

Lux Aeterna, for soli, chorus, organ and orchestra

Salvator Mundi, for female choir, piano duet, percussion and


Antiphonies, for organ

1983 (49)

Symphony No 2

Tantum Ergo, for choir and organ

Angelus, for women's voices

Alleluja! Christ is risen!, anthem

Horn Concerto

Missa Brevis

Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, for chorus and orchestra

Organ Concerto

Violin Sonata No 2


1980 Reflections on a Theme of Tomkins, for flute, organ, oboe, harpsichord and strings

String Quartet No 2

Trio for piano, violin and cello

Let the People Praise Thee O Lord, for choir and organ or orchestra

Investiture Anniversary Fanfare, for brass and percussion

Several anthems

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