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Philip’s new carol I Heard the Bells will be performed by North Camden Chorus in their Christmas concert on Saturday December9th 2017
Philip’s Little Suite for bassoon &piano features on the new ABRSM bassoon syllabus (grade 5)
Philip’s Orchestral Suite in G was given a splendid performance by Henley-Leichlingen Youth Orchestra, in Christ Church Centre, Henley on Oct 29th 2017
Day by day was broadcast on BBC Radio 4’s Daily Service on October 17th
ARION & THE DOLPHIN Philip’s 20-minute cantata, received a wonderful ,semi-staged performance at Bridgewater Hall, Manchester in March 2017. The 90-strong Hallé Children’s Choir, under the direction of Shirley Court and Wendy Cook, gave an inspired rendition of this mythical tale.
Philip’s THREE TRIBUTES for clarinet & piano are now published by Spartan Press.
They are about grades 4/5 in standard
Several of Philip's pieces will feature in the Hastings International Composers Festival in September 2015.
Philip's children's cantata ARION & THE DOLPHIN was performed again in July 2015 by the New London Children's Choir (training choir).
OFFBEAT SUITE for trumpet with piano accompaniment, is now published by Emerson Edition. The suite consists of seven short, melodic pieces, c. grades 4-6 standard.
SPRING (from The Four Seasons) and LOOK WELL TO THIS DAY were performed in July 2014 by the New London Children’s Choir.
Two of Philip’s pieces featured in the 2013 Hastings International Composers Festival in September – Song of Peace and My Spirit Longs for Thee received excellent performances by the London Gala Orchestra and the Winchester Consort, conducted by Derek Carden.
Fleet Singers of Hampstead have commissioned Philip to write a new choral work. Taking ‘the natural world’ as its theme, the piece will last about 25 minutes and will include sections for children’s choir as well as adult. First performance on May 18th 2013, St Anne’s Church, Highgate
The orchestra of North Camden Chorus will perform Philip’s FESTIVE OVERTURE (Dance no.3) on Saturday December 15th 2012 at St Mary Brookfield Church, Dartmouth Park, NW5. The concert starts at 7.30pm, and the programme includes Bruckner’s Te Deum, Poulenc’s Gloria, and Christmas music.
As previewed in the Christmas edition of BBC Music Magazine, CAROL OF THE SHIP will receive its second performance on Saturday December 8th 2012, sung by Highgate Choral Society. 6pm, St Michael’s Church, Highgate, N6
Two of Philip’s Three Impromptus for horn feature on the new Trinity syllabus (grade 5).
The New London Children’s Choir (training choir) will perform Philip’s Aesop fable THE WIND AND THE SUN on Sunday March 25th at St Michael’s Church, Wood Green, N22. Concert starts at 4pm.
Twyford Singers have commissioned Philip to compose a short choral piece to celebrate their 50th anniversary this summer 2012. Philip is setting to music a poem by Twyford poet Kevin Power, specially written for the occasion.
North Camden Chorus will give the first performance of Philip’s new carol SONG OF THE SHIP in their concert on the evening of Saturday December 10th 2011, in St Mary Brookfield Church, London NW5.
Emerson Edition will publish LITTLE SUITE for bassoon & piano in 2012.
REVELRY (three pieces for trumpet and piano) is published by Emerson Edition. These three lively, melodic pieces are about Grade 6 -7 in standard.
THREE IMPROMPTUS for horn and piano are published by Brass Wind Publications. These three lyrical pieces are about Grade 6 in standard.
On Friday, December 11th Brent Symphony Orchestra, conductor Levon Parikian, will include Philip’s DANCE NO.3 in their Christmas Concert. The programme also includes light classics by Grieg, Tchaikovsky and others. 7.30, St James’ Church, West Hampstead NW6
On Sunday 6th December 2009 North Camden Chorus will perform Philip’s CHRISTMAS CANTATA for choir and orchestra. 7.30pm All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak. The concert will be conducted by Ian Gibson, and also features Elgar’s The Spirit of England. Tickets on the door.
The New London Orchestra, conducted by Ronald Corp, will perform Philip’s DANCE NO.3 (from Three Dances for Orchestra) in a Gala Concert at the Stratford Rex, Stratford High Street, London E15 on Wednesday March 18th at 7.30pm. The programme also features Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, with Michelle Collins (narrator), and other popular classics.
The New London Children’s Choir will sing DAY BY DAY in a concert for the Romilly Foundation at St. John’s Smith Square on Thursday March 5th at 7.30pm. The programme includes a wide range of music from the solemn to the light-hearted – Purcell to Britten by way of Argentina and Brazil. www.romilly.org
Philip’s musical comedy CASANOVA is returning! Following its successful premiere this year at Greenwich Playhouse, CASANOVA will have a six-week run at the King’s Head Theatre, Islington from January 28th to March 8th 2009. Full details at www.casanovamusical.co.uk
Islington Choral Society will perform Philip’s CHRISTMAS CANTATA on Saturday December 13th in St Augustine’s Church, Highbury New Park, Islington. The concert starts at 6pm (end c.7.15 ); the programme also includes ‘When Icicles Hang’ by John Rutter, and assorted Christmas carols.
The new CD by the New London Children’s Choir includes Philip’s popular anthem DAY BY DAY. The CD is called ‘Pigs Could Fly’ and is out on the Naxos label from October 27th 2008.
ARION AND THE DOLPHIN was performed in North London in July 2008 by New London Children’s Choir (training choir), conducted by Ronald Corp.
Philip’s new musical CASANOVA had its first run at Greenwich Playhouse in May/June 2008. Directed by Tim McArthur and with a terrific cast of eleven, it received excellent reviews; The Stage described it as ‘irresistible...sheer joie de vivre, toe-tapping melodies and cheeky lyrics’. More details at www.casanovamusical.co.uk
The new CD by acclaimed chamber choir Exmoor Singers (entitled CURTAIN and out soon) will include a new recording of SING NO SAD SONGS FOR ME, Philip’s setting of the Christina Rossetti poem ‘Song’. More details at www.exmoorsingers.org
The University of the Third Age, Cambridge, commissioned a BIRTHDAY ODE from Philip to celebrate their 25th Anniversary. This was performed by the U3A Cambridge Choir, accompanied by the Aaronowitz Ensemble.