Information about commercially available published musical arrangements by Matt Springer   (includes streaming audio, sheet music ordering information, and program notes)


String quartet:

    

The Jewish Folksong Suite for String Quartet (Traditional/Springer)

2nd Edition released in 2007

Sleepers Awake (Bach/Dishinger)

Chinese Celebrations for String Quartet (Lee, Chen, and Su)  


Mallet percussion ensemble:

    

Four Pieces from the Gayane Ballet Suite (Khachaturian) 

Re-released

     

Three Grieg Dances (Grieg)

Re-released


 


About Matt Springer

Matt Springer, a research professor at the University of California, San Francisco, is also an avid musical performer (piano/violin/percussion/erhu) and arranger. He has played violin and percussion in the Peninsula Symphony Orchestra since 1999.  Matt played erhu (Chinese violin) for many years in the San Jose area's South Bay Chinese Orchestra and in the Golden Gate Ensemble in San Francisco, having studied with the well-known erhuist Chen Jiebing. He has also performed occasionally on erhu and percussion with San Francisco's Melody of China, and has appeared as erhu soloist with the San Francisco Civic Symphony and the San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra.  In the 1990s, Matt appeared as piano soloist and as mallet percussion soloist with the Stanford Symphony Orchestra, with which he played violin and timpani during graduate school and subsequent research positions until 1999, and he gave several multi-instrumental recitals in the Stanford Music Department during that time. In the past, he has belonged to the Stanford Percussion Ensemble, the Redwood Symphony Orchestra, the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra, used to perform frequently with TheatreWorks in Palo Alto, and toured nationally with the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum & Bugle Corps in 1982.

Matt's published music arrangements include Four Pieces from the Gayane Ballet Suite (music of Aram Khachaturian arranged for mallet percussion ensemble; 1994), the Jewish Folksong Suite for String Quartet (Springer compositions based on Jewish folk melodies; 1996), Three Grieg Dances (music of Edvard Grieg arranged for mallet percussion ensemble; 1996), Sleepers Awake (Ronald Dishinger's string quintet version of Bach's music condensed for string quartet; 2001), and Chinese Celebrations (Chinese orchestral music by Lee Chun-Ping, Su Wen-Ching, and Chen Ju-Chi arranged for string quartet; 2006).  He has contributed articles for Strings Magazine about his Jewish and Chinese string quartet music.

Resources:

Explanation of the Chinese music notation system for western musicians

Introduction to the four main mallet percussion instruments

 

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