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Harper, P

Biography

Philip Harper became Musical Director of the Cory Band in 2012. Within 18 months he had steered it back to the Number One World Rank by winning three of the four major titles in the brass band calendar: the National, the European, and Brass in Concert (with a runner-up prize in the other, the British Open!) as well as receiving media awards for the band's CD recordings, and plaudits for the concert tour of Australia. Philip won the coveted Conductor of the Year Award for 2013, voted for by 10,000 readers of the website 4barsrest.com. With previous bands, Tongwynlais Temperance Band and Flowers Band, he achieved unprecedented contest success, as well as winning acclaim for his entertaining concert performances.
    A resident of Gloucester, Philip was the Editor of Brass Band World magazine between 2009 and 2015 and, since 2005 has been the Music Editor of the historic Wright and Round publishing company. He is also in demand as a freelance conductor, educator and adjudicator with bands of all levels in many countries, and in September 2015 made his debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Brass at the Cadogan Hall in London.
    Philip is a prolific composer and his original works and arrangements are played all over the world. In 2012 he composed Journey for the 650 musicians of the Gloucester Music Service Massed Ensemble, conducting the first performance in a packed Royal Albert Hall at the Last Night of the Schools Prom. You can find out more detail and listen to audio excerpts of Philip's music at www.philipharper.co.uk.
    En route to this point in his life, Philip graduated from the University of Bristol in 1994 before going on to take a Masters Degree in Composition and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education. He had a successful performing career and was the principal tenor horn of the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain and the Sun Life Band in Bristol, as well as winning through to the Brass Final of the BBC Young Musician of the Year in 1991. Between 1996 and 1998 he lived in Japan and was a guest soloist with most of the 'British-style' brass bands with whom he still keeps a close connection, visiting annually.

Cat No. Title Composer Price
W6180 Festive Fusion £33.00 Details
W6180/S Festive Fusion (score) £16.50 Details
W6181 Far and Away £38.50 Details
W6181/S Far and Away (score) £20.00 Details
W6187 Intermezzo in A £27.50 Details
W6187/S Intermezzo in A (score) £14.50 Details
W6192 I Have Nothing £27.50 Details
W6192/S I Have Nothing (score) £14.50 Details
W6193 It's Oh So Quiet! £27.50 Details
W6193/S It's Oh So Quiet! (score) £14.50 Details
W6202 Mission Impossible £27.50 Details
W6202/S Mission Impossible (score) £14.50 Details
W6208 Midway £33.00 Details
W6208/S Midway (score) £16.50 Details
W6214 Judge Dredd £33.00 Details
W6214/S Judge Dredd (score) £16.50 Details
W6225 Yule Dance £40.00 Details
W6225/S Yule Dance (score) £20.00 Details
W6238 Thriller £38.50 Details
W6238/S Thriller (score) £20.00 Details
W6260 A Bug's Life £38.50 Details
W6260/S A Bug's Life (score) £22.00 Details
W6262 Sleigh Ride £33.00 Details
W6262/S Sleigh Ride (score) £16.50 Details
W6272 The Circle of Life (from the Lion King) £38.50 Details
W6272/S The Circle of Life (from the Lion King) (score) £20.00 Details
W6273 You are the Sunshine of My Life £27.50 Details
W6273/S You are the Sunshine of My Life (score) £16.50 Details
W6284 Barcelona £33.00 Details
W6284/S Barcelona (score) £20.00 Details
W6302 Battle of the Planets £27.50 Details
W6302/S Battle of the Planets (score) £14.50 Details
W6304 The Muppet Show Theme £27.50 Details
W6304/S The Muppet Show Theme (score) £16.50 Details
W6310 The Little Drummer Boy £33.00 Details
W6310/S The Little Drummer Boy (score) £16.50 Details
W6313 The Irish Carol £27.50 Details
W6313/S The Irish Carol (score) £14.50 Details
W6318 Copacabana (at the Copa) £33.00 Details
W6318/S Copacabana (at the Copa) (score) £16.50 Details
W6320 Hawaii 5-O £27.50 Details
W6320/S Hawaii 5-O (score) £14.50 Details
W6321 The Incredibles £33.00 Details
W6321/S The Incredibles (score) £16.50 Details
W6328 Wake Me Up Before You Go Go £33.00 Details
W6328/S Wake Me Up Before You Go Go (score) £16.50 Details
W6329 Faith £33.00 Details
W6329/S Faith (score) £16.50 Details
W6331 Don't Stop Me Now £33.00 Details
W6331/S Don't Stop Me Now (score) £16.50 Details
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