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Philip Lawson

 Philip Lawson was born in Sussex and studied composition with Wilfrid Mellers at York University. After graduating, he moved to London where he sang with the BBC Singers, the Taverner Choir, The Sixteen and all the major cathedral and church choirs. During this time he and the other members of his early music vocal group Quodlibet reached dizzy heights when they were hired by ITV’s "Game for a Laugh" to sing while skydiving from 13,000 feet in full evening dress. The music? The Ave Maris Stella from Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610.

In 1982 he moved to Salisbury to be a Lay Clerk in the cathedral choir, and Director of Music at a local prep school, and took over the running of Gard Books, a business dealing in new and secondhand music. In 1993, Philip was chosen to replace Simon Carrington in The King’s Singers, and has since toured many countries and made many recordings with the group. Philip is primarily a composer of church music, but also of school shows, jazz arrangements for the dance band of which he was once the pianist, and arrangements for The King’s Singers. Noted works include a Jazz Mass for the Millennium celebrations in Salisbury Cathedral, and several commissions for American choirs.

Philip lives in a village near Salisbury with his wife Lizzie and their three daughters, Sophie, Amy and Georgia.

 

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Octavo

 
If Ye Love Me
 

 If Ye Love Me 
Composer: Philip Lawson 

Voicing: SATB 
Season: General  Released: March 2004 
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   Philip Lawson is one of the ''King's Singers'' as well as an established composer with numerous firms. This popular John 14 text has the musical flow of a renaissance motet and the presence of a 21st century English choral anthem. You will want to find a resonate hall, like a cathedral, to enjoy the graceful harmonic twists in this anthem
 

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  P1241 - SATB  [buy now]
$1.60

 
O Be Joyful In The Lord
 

 O Be Joyful In The Lord 
Composer: Philip Lawson 

Voicing: SATB 
Season: General  Released: March 2004 
   Philip Lawson spends most of his days traveling the world and singing with the famous ''King's Singers.'' Fortunately he is able to find time to apply his compositional skills between concerts. The Psalm 100 text is elevated with a series of enthusiastic meter changes and engaging harmonic confrontations. The originality of the setting brings fresh meaning to this time-honored text.
 

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  P1229 - SATB  [buy now]
$1.75

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