Philip Lancaster is a composer, a leading textual and critical scholar specialising in early twentieth century music and poetry, a solo baritone and consort singer, and an occasional poet. He was lately British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Exeter and is a recent Finzi Scholar. Please explore this site to find out about the various facets of Philip's work.

Latest News

• New Works and Progress (November 2018)
Philip has recently completed a short choral work for Good Friday, a setting of William Blake, Into the Tomb, and is now mid-way through a song cycle, Fallen, to poems commissioned from John Greening following a successful Crowdfunder campaign earlier in the year. Philip has also been writing funding applications for future projects, and applying for other writing and performance opportunities, so please keep your fingers crossed for these.

• Looking ahead to 2019...
The other work that resulted from the Crowdfunder campaign earlier this year — the canticle collaboration with Euan Tait, Miriam’s Exile — was completed in June and will receive several performances in 2019. Full details will be posted in due course.
Other developments in 2019 include:
• CD release and publication of Philip’s edition of Gurney’s The Western Playland (Stainer & Bell/EM Records)
• Likely publication of vol. 1 of The Complete Poetical Works of Ivor Gurney, edited by Philip Lancaster and Tim Kendall (OUP), which was submitted to the publisher in early August.
• A significant milestone in Philip’s composing, details of which will follow.
Watch this space!

Philip Lancaster