Philip has been composing since the age of fifteen, when he wrote his 'Op 1', a three-movement piano sonata, reworked, years later, as the Concertino for Harpsichord & Strings. His Piano Concerto appeared the following year, and had its first play-through by the Plymouth Orchestral Society (now Plymouth Symphony Orchestra). Its first public performance was in 1967 with the Combined Orchestras of the Royal Marines in Plymouth Guildhall, with Philip as soloist. The picture shows Philip, whilst still at school, pointing to part of the original hand-written score!

While publishing most of his work online, Philip has also produced a number of works for saxophone, published by leading UK company Saxtet Publications, while American specialist company, The Music Source, publishes Philip's bassoon-quartet arrangements. All Philip's current arrangements for accordion orchestra and solo accordion are available online at MusicForAccordion.com, the world's largest eSheet accordion-music site. He also has a selection of his most popular pieces and arrangements available available at the self-publishing arm of SheetMusicPlus.
Philip's Eclogue, in a version for clarinet and piano - published by Saxtet Publications - has been included in the Trinity College  London Grade 5 Jazz Clarinet syllabus. Some large ensemble pieces are published by top Swiss company, Editions Marc Reift. May Hill Edition, based in Gloucestershire, UK, publishes Steve Marshall's arrangement of The Lone Ar-ranger for Recorder Orchestra, whilst three pieces for mandolin, in both solo and duet versions, edited by the late Alison Stephens, are published by Cheshire-based company, Astute Music. Another specialist American company, HaMaR, publishes Samba..alla Turca! for percussion ensemble. Philip has been a member of the Performing Rights Society for many years, and has recently been promoted to Voting Member, based on royalty earnings.

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Philip bought his first copy of the Sibelius notation programme in 2001, uploading his first composition to SibeliusMusic.com soon afterwards.
In fact Philip published the majority of his work there, where he also had his own Music Store - PRB Music.

In July 2011, SibeliusMusic.com closed down, but it has found a worthy successor in Score Exchange, which is run and owned by Andrew Davis and John Barron, who were both  part of the original SibeliusMusic.com website-design team. Platinum-featured composer, Philip, hopes his many works and arrangements will still remain popular on the new website, and where he now has his Homepage.
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While Philip's original compositions, arrangements and transcriptions are readily available in various forms online or from those named publishers, he is usually able to supply them direct in PDF form, where copyright permits, from PRB Music, and accept payment via PayPal. The Cambridge Symphonic Winds, for example, acquired its music for its March 2009 Inaugural Concert in this manner, which meant the order could be tailored to the players' exact requirements.

For further information or an individual quotation, please e-mail with full details - or click to see an example-score (excerpt).
Philip with handwritten Concerto score
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Astute Music Ltd
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Alternatively, click here for Philip's Homepage / Score Catalogue at Score Exchange, where his compositions are grouped by category. Visitors who have the Avid (ex-Sibelius) Scorch plug-in already installed on their computer should be able to view and hear the music straightaway.

However, scores are xxx also available at Score Exchange as PDF downloads with seView ®, and can be auditioned via their associated MP3 files. As a teacher, Philip has also produced a small number of worksheets, mainly for ABRSM Aural Tests (Grades 6-8). Please click here for further information.
Alternatively, click here for Philip's Homepage / Score Catalogue at Score Exchange, where his compositions are grouped by category. Visitors who have the Avid (ex-Sibelius) Scorch plug-in already installed on their computer should be able to view and hear the music straightaway.

However, scores are xxx also available at Score Exchange as PDF downloads with seView ®, and can be auditioned via their associated MP3 files. As a teacher, Philip has also produced a small number of worksheets, mainly for ABRSM Aural Tests (Grades 6-8). Please click here for further information.
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