The writing is energetic, skilful, imaginative, and organic, as Matthews’ music always is …
— Stephen Pettitt, The Times
Bach/Brahms: Chaconne (2005-6). Ensemble
Bach’s Second Partita for solo violin, arranged by Brahms for piano left hand and subsequently arranged by Colin Matthews for chamber ensemble of 5 players. First performed by the Composers Ensemble at the Aldeburgh Festival in June 2006.