The writing is energetic, skilful, imaginative, and organic, as Matthews’ music always is …
— Stephen Pettitt, The Times
Aubade (1990). Voice & piano
A 4 minute piece for high or low voice and piano, with text by Paul Auster. Commissioned by the BP Peter Pears Award, and first performed at the Sadlers Wells Theatre in London by David Mattinson and Malcolm Martineau.