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Arrangements

& Orchestrations

Philip has prepared a number of arrangements, ranging from small ensemble to full orchestra. Scores of some of these arrangements are available to download from this page. At present Philip is working on the completion and orchestration of Ivor Gurney's important post-war cantata, Anthem of Earth.

[List currently being compiled; as yet incomplete]

Composers: (quicklinks)
Ivor Gurney
Herbert Howells
Hubert Parry

Ivor Gurney:

• The Trumpet (choral setting): short score arranged for full orchestra.
Scoring: 2.2.2.2.(2nd doubling contra)/4.3.3.1./perc.(1).timp./str. (with SATB chorus).
Premiered at Kendal Parish Church as part of the Cumbria Choral Initiative, cond. Ian Jones. Subsequently performed at the Three Choirs Festival, Gloucester, 2010, with the Philharmonia Orchestra, cond. Adrian Lucas. Recorded by BBC Singers and BBC Symphony Orchestra for broadcast on Radio 3's Gurney Composer of the Week on 30 June 2014.
Released on CD by Naxos in recording by the City of London Choir, London Mozart Players, cond. Hilary Davan Wetton, 2014.
Please contact Philip for performance materials.

• Five Elizabethan Songs: reconstruction and reimagination of Gurney's original scoring.
Scoring: mezzo-soprano, 2 flutes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons and harp.
Premiered at the Three Choirs Festival, Gloucester, 2010, by Susanna Spicer with an ensemble of students from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
Gurney originally conceived this early masterpiece for this curious ensemble, although the scoring for all except the last song is lost. Philip undertook to recreate the original scoring from the extant manuscript short-scores, some of which give indications of instrumentation.
Please contact Philip for perusal score and performance materials.

Herbert Howells:

• King David: song arranged for flute, clarinet and harp.

Hubert Parry:

• Two Shakespeare Songs: arranged for voice, 2 flutes, 2 clarinets, harp & 2 bassoons. When icicles hang by the wall & Blow, blow, thou winter wind
Arranged for the 'Elizas' ensemble (the ensemble used by Gurney for his Five Elizabethan Songs).

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