On Earth As It Is In Heaven

by Minstrel Streams

Released 2009
Minstrel Streams
Released 2009
Minstrel Streams
Spiritual, lyrical, and peaceful piano, guitar, and flute duets...uplifting and renewing!
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Matt and Rebecca Stuart are not only married, but they have married their talents. Their original compositions are a blend of classical, folk, and world music. Their unique style has been described as spiritual, lyrical, mystical and passionate. Their music touches the hearts and souls of their listeners. Matt and Rebecca see music as a means to communicate that which is beyond words. It is a means to communicate profound meaning through music that is both accessible and moving. They seek to bring the listener into a place of peace, joy, and wonder.
Matt Stuart began playing the piano at the age of four. As a young child, he studied piano at the Northwestern University Conservatory of Music in his native Chicago – concentrating on the works of the classical masters. He displayed a passion for music immediately. His parents were fans of the cinema – taking him and his younger brother to movies every weekend. He was intrigued by the musical scores of the films and immediately upon returning home would sit down at the piano and play the movie themes. As a child, Matt was particularly inspired my Miklos Rozsa’s score to the film “Ben Hur” – seeing the film initially three times “just to hear the music.” While in high school, Matt became interested in folk guitar – his other musical passion.
Through the years, Matt continued his music studies with a series of private teachers – studying classical and popular music. He is a graduate of UCLA where he studied music theory, piano, film scoring, and ethnomusicology- music indigenous to cultures around the world. While at UCLA, he appeared in the movie “Hello Dolly” and was a winner with his musical group on television’s “Your All-American College Show” – the “American Idol” and “Star Search” of its’ day. He also appeared on the “Academy Awards” show with the UCLA band performing a nominated song of the year. Matt has recorded two CD’s titled, ”Dawn of a New Day” and ”Cradle of the Moon.”
Rebecca Stuart began to play the flute when she was in 4th grade. Being raised in California, she took lessons from Barbara Lehr of the Ventura County Symphony Orchestra, and later from Bertie Atkinson, the principal flutist of both the Santa Barbara and Ventura Symphony Orchestras. Rebecca won awards for her playing while in high school, having played in the band and orchestra. Years later, she played at her church and with different bands. Some of the people she has accompanied are Robert Sterns of Eagles Wings Ministries, Chuck Gerrard, Solveig Henderson and Chris Keith. Rebecca was also the co-worship leader of the Porterville, California chapter of Aglow International. She has played at retreats, churches, weddings, and wedding receptions. She has recorded a CD titled, “Heaven’s Winds, Healing Waters”. She is also an ordained minister and a graduate of Roland and Heidi Baker’s School of Missions.
Matt and Rebecca’s passion for music and collaborations continue to grow. They have completed their first CD, “On Earth As It Is In Heaven”, which was a labor of love – promoting peace and joy to all who listen.

Matt & Rebecca Stuart new compositions can be found under the name Minstrel Streams.


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