Brought up in Nth.London,
Philip now lives and works in Tokyo
Pieces are listed in order of composition - most recent first.
For piano, violin & cello (36 min)
Trio Concertante is a virtuoso work in three parts, each containing two sub-movements.
I, Adagio maestoso - Allegro moderato
II. Lento - Presto agitato
III. Andante - Coda
The third part contains a cadenza in the manner of a romantic violin concerto.
For 3-part childrens chorus and piano (2 min)
ABC is a short piece commissioned by Hokkaido International School, Japan.
The music is a bit of light-hearted fun, but there’s a serious educational message, too
For chamber choir & organ (30 min)
A Christmas Carol is a modern musical adaptation of the novella by Charles Dickens.
It uses the "lessons & carols" format of a traditional carol service - using adaptations of both the music and the words of well-known Christmas carols - to create a moving re-telling of the story of a modern-day Scrooge confronted with today's consequences of human's greed - war, social deprivation, environmental extinction.
Listen to A Christmas Carol, by Stanmore Choral Society on YouTube
A Christmas Carol - the full recording
or just the following short extracts
The Ghost of Christmas Past - the consequences of war
The Ghost of Christmas Present - the consequences of social deprivation
The Ghost of Christmas Future - the consequences of environmental extinction
For chamber choir and string quartet. (10min)
The Mill Suite was commissioned by the Mill Hill Music Festival and performed at the opening concert of the 2003 festival.
Poems, each featuring a mill, by Percy Shelley, Thomas Hardy, Richard Milnes, Samuel Woodworth and Samuel Rogers, set to original music.
For 2 violins & piano (4 min)
An adaptation for solo violin & piano is also available
Rainy Day was inspired by a washi (Japanese paper doll) given to the composer. It evokes the emotions of a child who cannot play outside because of the rain .... until sunshine breaks through the clouds.
For piano quintet (32 min)
Reflections is a romantic style piano quintet depicting the journey of a river from its source in the hills to the ocean.
For piano (4 min)
Berceuse is a short, easy piece for early learners.
Reflections & Rainy Day,
along with the as-yet unpublished Bitter Suite,
have also been released on CD
Available from tutti.co.uk