Matthew Leigh Embleton

Musician, Composer, Producer, Language and History Enthusiast, and Author

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Matthew began playing the lute in 2009 and spent several years as a member of The Lute Society offering his services as a recording engineer for their meetings and concerts. During this time he was able to meet and collaborate with some excellent musicians, such as Wezi Elliot Susan King, Steve Metcafle, David Van Ooijen, Stuart Walsh, and Osamu Yano. He was fortunate enough to have his compositions for lute published by lute societies in the UK, Italy, and the USA.

28/01/2021 - Matthew Leigh Embleton - Ambient Lyre

An ambient imagining of an ancient landscape on a lyre.

28/01/2021 - Matthew Leigh Embleton - Ambient Kinnor

An ambient imagining of an ancient landscape on a kinnor.

30/12/2020 - Matthew Leigh Embleton - Apollonia (Renaissance Lute & Mandolin)

From the soundtrack of The Godfather, 1972 by Nino Rota (1911-1979)

29/12/2020 - Matthew Leigh Embleton - Mr Chidley's Farewell (Renaissance Lute)

Anonymous, from the The Mathew Holmes Lute Book, c1588-1595 (GB-Cu Dd.2.11, f44r)

02/05/2020 - Matthew Leigh Embleton - Compositions for Renaissance Lute published on Amazon

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02/05/2020 - Matthew Leigh Embleton - Compositions for Guitar published on Amazon

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02/05/2020 - Matthew Leigh Embleton - Compositions for Baroque Lute published on Amazon

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25/09/2018 - Matthew Leigh Embleton - Op 1 No 3 Looking Skyward, Stuart Walsh, Ukulele

01/03/2017 - Matthew Leigh Embleton - Contemporary Works for Solo Guitar Volume 2, Osamu Yano, Guitar (Audio Fabrique)

Artwork by Mike Embleton

Track 01 - Introduction in G-minor - 01:50

Track 02 - Op 2 No 1 Nocturne in d-minor - 01:49

Track 03 - Op 4 No 2 Nocturne in g-minor (Version 1) - 02:16

Track 04 - Op 5 No 2 Interlude in c-minor - 02:14

Track 05 - Op 6 No 2 Cloud Level in a-minor (Version 2) - 02:21

Track 06 - Op 7 No 1 Introduction in c-minor - 02:16

Track 07 - Op 7 No 2 Interlude c-minor - 01:30

Track 08 - Op 7 No 3 Conclusion c-minor - 01:58

Track 09 - Op 9 No 1 Tasmanian Lake in d-minor - 03:17

Track 10 - Op 11 Victoria Park, December 2005 in e-minor - 02:35

Track 11 - Op 12 Late Night Sky in g-minor - 02:37

Track 12 - Op 4 No 2 Nocturne in g-minor (Version 2) - 02:27

01/12/2016 - Matthew Leigh Embleton - Op 12 Late Night Sky, Stuart Walsh, Renaissance Lute, (Audio Fabrique)

Artwork by Mike Embleton

Track 01 - Op 12 Late Night Sky in g-minor - 02:04

Track 02 - Op 04 No 02 Nocturne in g-minor - 01:56

04/01/2016 - Matthew Leigh Embleton - Contemporary Works for Solo Guitar Volume 1, Osamu Yano, Guitar (Audio Fabrique)

Artwork by Mike Embleton

Video by Mike Embleton

Track 01 - Op 01 No 01 Introduction in d-minor - 01:00

Track 02 - Op 01 No 02 The Pursuit in d-minor - 01:06

Track 03 - Op 01 No 03 Looking Skyward in d-minor - 01:16

Track 04 - Op 02 No 02 Nocturne in e-minor - 01:41

Track 05 - Op 03 From Depth in a-minor - 02:01

Track 06 - Op 04 No 01 Nocturne in f-minor - 01:31

Track 07 - Op 05 No 01 Introduction in c-minor - 02:00

Track 08 - Op 05 No 02 Conclusion in c-minor - 01:32

Track 09 - Op 06 No 01 Arpeggiata in a-minor - 01:22

Track 10 - Op 06 No 02 Cloud Level in a-minor - 02:23

Track 11 - Op 06 No 03 Eternal Recurrence in a-minor - 01:39

Track 12 - Op 08 Nocturne in c-minor - 05:07

Track 13 - Op 11 Victoria Park, December 2005 in e-minor - 02:17

19/10/2015 - Matthew Leigh Embleton - Op 01 Journey in d-minor, No 01 Introduction, Matthew Leigh Embleton, Baroque Lute

18/10/2015 - Matthew Leigh Embleton - Op 01 Journey in d-minor, No 03 Looking Skyward, Roland Keunings, Silent Guitar

11/10/2015 - Matthew Leigh Embleton - Op 01 Journey in d-minor, No 01 Introduction, Roland Keunings, Silent Guitar

07/09/2015 - Matthew Leigh Embleton - Fragments of a Lake, Stuart Walsh, Renaissance Lute (Audio Fabrique)

Artwork by Mike Embleton

Video by Mike Embleton

Track 01 - Op 09 No 01 Tasmanian Lake in d-minor - 04:16

Track 02 - Op 09 No 02 Fragments of a Lake in d-minor - 10:00

01/09/2015 - Matthew Leigh Embleton - 'Interlude' from Op 05 Small Floating Crafts in c-minor, Published Sep 2015, The Lute Society of America, Quarterly 50, No 1 & 2, Spring & Summer 2015

(i) Introduction

(ii) Interlude

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(iii) Conclusion

20/02/2015 - Matthew Leigh Embleton - Op 01 Journey in d-minor, No 01 Introduction, Wezi Elliot, Baroque Lute

20/02/2015 - Matthew Leigh Embleton - Op 01 Journey in d-minor, No 01 Introduction, Wezi Elliot, Baroque Lute

20/02/2015 - Matthew Leigh Embleton - Op 01 Journey in d-minor, No 02 The Pursuit, Wezi Elliot, Baroque Lute

20/02/2015 - Matthew Leigh Embleton - Op 01 Journey in d-minor, No 03 Looking Skyward, Wezi Elliot, Baroque Lute

20/02/2015 - Matthew Leigh Embleton - Op 01 Journey in d-minor, No 03 Looking Skyward, Susan King, Baroque Lute

20/02/2015 - Matthew Leigh Embleton - Victoria Park, December 2005 in e-minor, Susan King, Baroque Lute

17/02/2015 - Matthew Leigh Embleton - Op 09 Fragments of a Lake in d-minor, No 01 Tasmanian Lake, Stuart Walsh, Renaissance Lute

24/09/2014 - Traditional Croatian song - 'Kod Betlehema' Arranged by Matthew Leigh Embleton, Stuart Walsh, Renaissance Lute

28/07/2014 - Matthew Leigh Embleton - Contemporary Works For Solo Lute (Audio Fabrique), Susan King and David Van Ooijen, Lutes

Artwork by Mike Embleton

Track 01 - Op 01 No 01 Introduction in d-minor - 01:03

Track 02 - Op 01 No 02 The Pursuit in d-minor - 00:56

Track 03 - Op 01 No 03 Looking Skyward in d-minor - 01:04

Track 04 - Op 03 From Depth in a-minor - 01:43

Track 05 - Op 02 No 01 Nocturne in d-minor - 01:40

Track 06 - Op 02 No 02 Nocturne in e-minor - 01:51

Track 07 - Op 06 No 01 Arpeggiata in a-minor - 01:13

Track 08 - Op 10 Extransience in d-minor - 01:09

Track 09 - Op 11 Victoria Park, December 2005 in e-minor - 02:33

Track 10 - Op 06 No 02 Cloud Level in a-minor - 03:06

Track 11 - Op 09 No 01 Tasmanian Lake in d-minor - 01:58

Track 12 - Op 06 No 03 Eternal Recurrence in a-minor - 01:42

18/05/2014 - Matthew Leigh Embleton - Shades of History (Audio Fabrique)

Artwork by Mike Embleton

Minnie Rogers provides backing vocals on two tracks here designed to invoke an ambience inspired by Ancient Rome.

Track 01 - Hymn To Mithras (Ambience of Ancient Rome) - 07:00

Track 02 - Spanish Voyage (Ambience of Renaissance Spain) - 09:30

Track 03 - Hymn To Saturn (Ambience of Ancient Rome) - 07:00

07/05/2014 - Matthew Leigh Embleton - Op 05 Small Floating Crafts in c-minor, No 03 Conclusion, Stuart Walsh, Renaissance Lute

02/05/2014 - Matthew Leigh Embleton - Op 05 Small Floating Crafts in c-minor, No 01 Introduction, Stuart Walsh, Renaissance Lute

24/03/2014 - Matthew Leigh Embleton - Music For Lute And Laptop Volume 4 (Feat. David Van Ooijen, Lutes) (Alex Tronic Records / ATR Classical)

Artwork by Mike Embleton

Track 01 - Op 12 Lute Night Sky, Part 1 - 04:00

Track 02 - Op 03 From Depth in a-minor - 04:00

Track 03 - Op 12 Lute Night Sky, Part 2 - 05:00

03/11/2013 - Matthew Leigh Embleton - Op 01 Journey in d-minor, Steve Metcalfe, Archlute

26/10/2013 - Matthew Leigh Embleton - Op 02 Nocturnes in d-minor and e-minor, No 02 Nocturne in e-minor, Steve Metcalfe, Archlute

01/09/2013 - Matthew Leigh Embleton - Music For Lute And Laptop (Live, Utrecht 1st September 2013), Susan King, Baroque Lute

18/08/2013 - Matthew Leigh Embleton - Op 03 From Depth in a-minor, Steve Metcalfe, Renaissance Lute

30/07/2013 - Matthew Leigh Embleton - Op 07 Journey in c-minor, No 01 Introduction, Stuart Walsh, Renaissance Lute

08/07/2013 - Matthew Leigh Embleton - Music For Lute And Laptop Volume 3 (Feat. David Van Ooijen, Lutes) (Alex Tronic Records / ATR Classical)

Artwork by Mike Embleton

Track 01 - Lutes on the Lake, Part 1 in d-minor - 04:00

Track 02 - Op 06 No 01 Arpeggiata in a-minor - 04:00

Track 03 - Lutes on the Lake, Part 2 in d-minor - 04:00

06/06/2013 - Matthew Leigh Embleton - Op 06 Journey in a-minor, No 02 Cloud Level, Stuart Walsh, Renaissance Lute

01/06/2013 - Matthew Leigh Embleton - Op 04 Nocturnes in f-minor and g-minor, Published Jun 2013, The Lute Society of America, Quarterly 48, No 3, Fall 2012

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(i) Nocturne in f-minor

(ii) Nocturne in g-minor

15/05/2013 - Matthew Leigh Embleton - Op 06 Journey in a-minor, No 01 Arpeggiata, David Van Ooijen, Baroque Lute

06/05/2013 - Matthew Leigh Embleton - Music For Lute And Laptop Volume 2 (Feat. Susan King, Lute) (Alex Tronic Records / ATR Classical)

Artwork by Mike Embleton

Track 01 - Op 01 No 03 Looking Skyward in d-minor - 02:40

Track 02 - Op 09 No 01 Tasmanian Lake in d-minor - 06:08

Track 03 - Op 10 Extransience in d-minor - 01:30

01/05/2013 - Matthew Leigh Embleton - Op 06 Journey in a-minor, No 01 Arpeggiata, Stuart Walsh, Renaissance Lute

16/04/2013 - Matthew Leigh Embleton - Op 06 Journey in a-minor, No 03 Eternal Recurrence, Stuart Walsh, Renaissance Lute

04/03/2013 - Matthew Leigh Embleton - Music For Lute And Laptop Volume 1 (Feat. Susan King, Lute) (Alex Tronic Records / ATR Classical)

Artwork by Mike Embleton

Track 01 - Op 06 No 02 Cloud Level in a-minor - 07:00

Track 02 - Op 06 No 03 Eternal Recurrence in a-minor - 03:30

Track 03 - Op 11 Victoria Park, December 2005 in e-minor - 04:00

01/02/2013 - Matthew Leigh Embleton - Op 03 From Depth in a-minor, Stuart Walsh, Renaissance Lute

25/01/2013 - Matthew Leigh Embleton - Op 03 From Depth in a-minor, David Van Ooijen, Baroque Lute

05/01/2013 - Matthew Leigh Embleton - Op 01 Journey in d-minor, No 03 Looking Skyward, Stuart Walsh, Renaissance Lute

01/01/2013 - Matthew Leigh Embleton - Op 03 From Depth in a-minor, Published Jan 2013, The Lute Society

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15/12/2012 - Matthew Leigh Embleton - Op 02 Nocturnes in d-minor and e-minor, No 02 Nocturne in e-minor, Stuart Walsh, Renaissance Lute

01/11/2012 - Matthew Leigh Embleton - Op 01 Journey in d-minor, Published Nov 2012, Il Societa Del Liuto, Rivista, Numero 5, ISSN 2280-9392

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(i) Introduction in d-minor

(ii) The Pursuit in d-minor

(iii) Looking Skyward in d-minor

01/07/2012 - Matthew Leigh Embleton - Op 02 Nocturnes in d-minor and e-minor, Published Jul 2012, The Lute Society

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(i) Nocturne in d-minor

(ii) Nocturne in e-minor

29/06/2012 - Bach - BWV999 Prelude In C Minor, Ambient Remix, David Van Ooijen, Archlute, Matthew Leigh Embleton, Ambient electronics.

27/05/2012 - Matthew Leigh Embleton - Op 01 Journey in d-minor, David Van Ooijen, Baroque Lute

01/05/2012 - Matthew Leigh Embleton - Op 01 Journey in d-minor, Published May 2012, The Lute Society

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(i) Introduction in d-minor

(ii) The Pursuit in d-minor

(iii) Looking Skyward in d-minor

Matthew Leigh Embleton plays a 7 Course Renaissance Lute in F made by Luke Emmet of Orlando Lutes.