Musical groups and organisations in the Plymouth area, and other related local sites
External examination boards, music colleges & departments
Music Publishers, and retail outlets for instruments and sheet music etc
Piano Tuners, Restorers and Dealers
Other related musical sites, and former students
Associated software, and other sites of technical interest
Listen to some of Philip's compositions currently available on CD
Watch some videos of Philip's compositions from around the world on
Musician and Music Writer
Musical groups and organisations etc
Devon Baroque - uses contemporary playing-practices and instrument copies
Plymouth Classical Concert Diary - online classical event diary for the region
Plymouth Music Accord - working to encourage music in Plymouth
Plymouth Philharmonic Choir - one of the leading large-scale choir in the region
Plymouth Symphony Orchestra - top amateur orchestra, established in 1875
The Arts at Dartington - music, films, theatre and other Arts events
The Arts Institute - the arts and culture organisation for the Plymouth University
Theatre Royal - Plymouth's 'home' to Welsh National Opera
External Examinations etc
ABRSM - largest external music examining board
Guildhall School of Music & Drama - alternative music college in London
London College of Music - alternative smaller examining board, and music college
National College of Music - small examining board, with interesting syllabi
Rockschool - examinations in rock, pop and popular piano
Royal Academy of Music - one of the UK's top two music colleges
Royal College of Music - arguably the leading UK music college
Royal Northern College of Music - arguably the best non-London college, based in Manchester
Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama - provides a good all-round musical education, based in Cardiff
Trinity College London - second largest music examining board, with interesting options
Victoria College of Music - small examining board, up to diploma level
Music Publishers etc
Astute Music Ltd - small, independent Cheshire-based company with interesting lists
Editions Marc Reift - leading Swiss music publisher of scores and CDs
May Hill Edition - small, Gloucestershire-based publisher of recorder music - sheet music and 'everything else for the musician'
Presto Classical - leading mail-order classical CD company in the UK
Saxtet Publications - leading UK publisher of saxophone music and related CDs
Score Exchange - the largest selection of new scores on the web - successor to
Other Music Sites / Former Students etc
EPTA (UK) - European Piano Teachers' Association (UK)
MTA - Music Teachers' Association of New South Wales, Australia
Notensatz Schlesinger - professional music-engraver in Hamburg, Germany
Performing Rights Society - MCPS-PRS Alliance (composers and publishers) - 'size is everything - the smaller the better!'
UK Piano Page - piano teachers, tuners, makers, movers, and much more

Michael Burke - pianist, accompanist and piano teacher in the Cheshire area
Simon Speare - successful composer living and working in London
Various Software / Technical Help etc
Briefcase Plus - free software for easy synchronization between laptop and desktop
Classic Collector - CD cataloguing programme
NotePerformer - realistic additional playback option for Sibelius
Sibelius - professional music-notation programme
PDF995 - free programme to make PDF files from documents and scores
WYSIWYG - comprehensive and easy-to-use web-building software
Personal Links and Websites
Various CD Recordings
Autumn Embers - Radio Light Orchestra South West Sinfonietta
                          Clive Jenkins (piano solo)
Bramstedter Marsch! - Philharmonic Wind Orchestra
Eclogue - National Saxophone Choir (with Nigel Wood [soprillo])
Samba..alla Turca! - Philharmonic Wind Orchestra
                               Ulster Orchestra (BBC Radio Ulster recording)
The Lone Ar-ranger! - Philharmonic Wind Orchestra (wind band version)
                                National Youth Recorder Orchestras
The Lone Ar-ranger Goes Sax Mad! - National Saxophone Choir
                                                      National Saxophone Choir (trio version)
The Lone Ar-ranger Goes Orchestral! - Prague Pops OrchestraRadio Light Orchestra                                
The Lone Ar-ranger! - Pops Incorporated UK ('pops' orchestra version)
Tutti Frutti - Marc Reift Orchestra (with Milan Rericha [clarinet])
Can-Can Alla Rossini! - Philharmonic Wind Orchestra
Waltzing Soprillda - National Saxophone Choir (with Nigel Wood [soprillo])
                             Nigel Wood (soprillo)
Affina Beauty Studio - Former piano student, Eleanor Guiver's business in Liskeard, Cornwall
Alison Smith - Classical Guitarist  & Teacher
Lochardil House Hotel, Inverness, Scotland - a favourite hotel. which dad and I used to visit
French Marine Motors - A family-related yacht-chandlery business based in Brightlingsea
David Helfgott - Featured in the film 'Shine', and a fellow-student of Cyril Smith at the RCM
Home Computer Care - PC & Laptop  building / servicing in the Plymouth area
Plymstock Security Systems - CCTV Monitoring / Parking Management / Security Lighting
Polhawn Court - Piano student, John Wicksteed's business on Cornwall's Rame Peninsula
Ropewalk Marine - A family-related yacht-chandlery business in Lymington, Hampshire
Vospers Mazda, Plymouth - Now my favourite car dealership
Philip R Buttall
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Some personal links and websites
The 'Buttall' Family and Photo Albums
Piano Tuners / Restorers / Dealers
Bonners - musical instrument superstore in Eastbourne and Reigate - part-exchange & delivery
David Ponsford - tuner, based in Plymouth
Grantham Piano Services - tuner and repairs, based near Plymouth, proprietor, John Steuart
Steinway (UK) - quite simply the best pianos in the wordl - I'm biased, of course!
Yamaha (UK) - digital pianos, keyboards, synthesisers, software
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