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Philip Lawson

Arranger

Philip Lawson

Philip Lawson is one of the most sought-after arrangers for a cappella ensemble. He accepts regular commissions for arranging and composing and now has a catalogue of over 100 published works.

He has for over sixteen years sung first baritone for The King's Singers and is now the group's principal arranger, with ten arrangements featured on the Grammy Award-winning CD "Simple Gifts" (winner in the Best Classical Crossover Album of 2009). Since replacing founder member Simon Carrington in 1993 he has given well over 1,000 concerts with the group, made many CD/DVD recordings and taken part in choral workshops and masterclasses worldwide.

Prior to joining The King's Singers Philip was Director of Music of a school in Salisbury, Wiltshire in the UK where he was in charge of two choirs for whom he wrote much music, and was also a baritone Lay Clerk in the choir of Salisbury Cathedral singing eight services a week. He also arranged music and played piano for a local jazz band.

Before and during his time in Salisbury Philip did much freelance singing, both as soloist and with choirs such as The Sixteen,The BBC Singers, The Taverner Choir, St. Paul's Cathedral in London and Westminster Abbey. He had previously graduated from York University with a B.A. (Hons.) degree in Music, specialising in Composition, Choral Conducting, Singing and Organ.

Songbooks and Collections (See Individual Arrangements)

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Philip Lawson : This Christmas Day : SSA : Sheet Music :  : 888680664114 : 00215021

Philip Lawson : This Christmas Daynew

Review: Women's choirs will sparkle with seasonal cheer with these delightful Christmas settings in a value priced collection!

Songlist: Gaudete, Wexford Carol, I Saw Three Ships, The Holly And The Ivy, Ding Dong! Merrily On High!

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4508b | Sheet Music $4.95 | SSA add item to cart


Philip Lawson : Classic Queen : TTBB : Sheet Music :  : 888680663186 : 00213099

Philip Lawson : Classic Queennew

Review: The British rock band Queen formed in London in 1970 and developed a progressive style that became tremendously popular even to the present day. Men's choirs will enjoy these full-voiced arrangements of five of their top hits.

Songlist: Somebody To Love, Another One Bites The Dust, Save Me, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, We Are The Champions

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4507b | Sheet Music $4.95 | TTBB add item to cart


Philip Lawson : Far Beyond the Stars : SATB divisi : Sheet Music :  : 884088990732 : 00125434

Philip Lawson : Far Beyond the Stars

Review: Five classics from three compositional masters in the English choral tradition make this a useful and valued collection for mixed choruses in schools, colleges and communities.

Songlist: My Soul, There Is A Country Far Beyond The Stars, There Is An Old Belief, Justorum Animae, The Blue Bird, They Are At Rest

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4280b | Sheet Music $4.95 | SATB divisi add item to cart


Philip Lawson : Four Decades of Pop Hits! : Mixed 5-8 Parts : Sheet Music : 

Philip Lawson : Four Decades of Pop Hits!

Review: Philip Lawson, one of the King's Singers many fine vocal arranging talents, brings us 5 pop hits spanning from 4 decades of excellent music. David Gate's classic pop release, 'Diary,' is tenderly set here by Lawson, with fun background vocals and lots of opportunities for solos. The 1983 #1 hit, 'Africa,' makes a great a cappella feature in Lawson's arrangement, with great harmonies and vocal effects. It's a rock classic tour-de-force! Now available in a clever a cappella setting, "Bohemian Rhapsody" is a perfect pop/jazz feature or as a tongue-in-cheek encore for concert groups. Another gem from David Gates, of Bread, the rich a cappella setting of 'Everything I Own' is sure to create a magical moment in performance. Great for both small and large groups. From the Disney movie Toy Story, 'I Will go Sailing No More' this tender ballad expresses the poignancy of childhood lost.

Songlist: Africa, Bohemian Rhapsody, Everything I Own, I Will Go Sailing No More

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9521b | Sheet Music $7.95 | Mixed 5-8 Parts add item to cart Contemporary A Cappella Arrangements


Philip Lawson : James Taylor - A Cappella : Mixed 5-8 Parts : Sheet Music : 

Philip Lawson : James Taylor - A Cappella

Review: "Fire And Rain' is the 1970 pop hit by James Taylor in a fresh and contemporary a cappella setting. Alternating between solo melodic lines with vocal accompaniment and full homophonic phrases, this arrangement will provide much enjoyment for advanced ensembles. "Sweet Baby James" is from James Taylor's first U.S. album, this gentle acoustic lullaby has a sweet country feel to it. Extended accompanying vocal harmonies support the solo melodic line of the verse which unfolds into a rich homophonic chorus, serving to highlight the poetry of the lyrics.

Songlist: Fire And Rain, Sweet Baby James

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7203b | Sheet Music $3.90 | Mixed 5-8 Parts add item to cart Contemporary A Cappella Arrangements


Philip Lawson : Angels and Shepherds - Christmas Collection for Upper Voices : SSA. : 01 Songbook :  : 884088990183 : 00125373

Philip Lawson : Angels and Shepherds - Christmas Collection for Upper Voices

Review: Upper voice choirs will resound with the glory of Christmas and these wonderful settings of traditional Latin carols. Ideal for treble voices in high school through professional level and a great value, the collection includes: Angelus ad virginem; Personent hodie; Quem pastores laudavere; Qui creavit coelum; Veni, veni Emmanuel.

Songlist: Personent Hodie, Veni, Veni Emmanuel, Angelus Ad Virginem, Qui Creavit Coelum, Quem Pastores Laudavere (14th C)

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8392b | Songbook $3.95 | SSA. add item to cart


Philip Lawson : Five French Madrigals : SATB divisi : 01 Songbook :  : 888680061012 : 00144250

Philip Lawson : Five French Madrigals

Review: Orlando di Lasso was a Franco-Flemish composer of the late Renaissance known for his mature polyphonic style. Equally adept in many languages and both sacred and secular forms, his compositions remain a staple of the modern choral repertoire. This collection of French chansons includes five representative works and is an excellent value!

Songlist: Bonjour Mon Coeur, Dessus Le Marche, Paisible Domaine, Toutes Le Nuits, Vignon, Vignette

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2970b | Songbook $3.95 | SATB divisi add item to cart French Choral Arrangements


Philip Lawson : Five Italian Madrigals : SATB : 01 Songbook :  : 888680060220 : 00144018

Philip Lawson : Five Italian Madrigals

Review: Orlando di Lasso was a Franco-Flemish composer of the late Renaissance known for his mature polyphonic style. Equally adept in many languages and both sacred and secular forms, his compositions remain a staple of the modern choral repertoire. This collection of Italian madrigals includes five representative works and is an excellent value!

Songlist: Ardo, Si, Ma Non T'Amo, Cantai; Hor Piango, Come La Notte, Matona Mia Cara, Musica Dei Donum

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2968b | Songbook $4.95 | SATB add item to cart Madrigal Arrangements


Philip Lawson : Five Renaissance Editions : SATTBB : 01 Songbook : Josquin des Prez : 888680061005 : 00144243

Philip Lawson : Five Renaissance Editions

Review: Here are five representative works of Josquin des Prez, probably the most famous European composer of the high Renaissance style of polyphonic vocal music in a value priced collection for mixed choirs and madrigal groups.

Songlist: Allegez Moi, Mille Regretz, Nymphes Des Bois, Petite Camusette, Scaramella

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2969b | Songbook $3.95 | SATTBB add item to cart


Philip Lawson : Prayers and Partsongs : SATB divisi : 01 Songbook : Thomas Tallis : 888680636005 : 00192462

Philip Lawson : Prayers and Partsongs

Review: Thomas Tallis (1505-1585) was equally at ease composing simple settings of English texts, and more florid Latin motets, as the examples in this collection show.

Songlist: If Ye Love Me, Hear The Voice And Prayer, O Lord, Give Thy Holy Spirit, Salvator Mundi, O Sacrum Convivium

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4433b | Songbook $4.95 | SATB divisi add item to cart


Philip Lawson : The Birds and the Bees : 01 Songbook :  : 884088870898 : 00113745

Philip Lawson : The Birds and the Bees

Review: Mixed choruses and chamber ensembles will frequently use and enjoy this collection of English madrigals, selected and edited by former King's Singer Philip Lawson.

Songlist: The Nightingale, The Organ Of Delight, Of All The Birds, Sweet Honey-Sucking Bees, Sweet Suffolk Owl, The Silver Swan

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8776b | Songbook $5.95 add item to cart Madrigal Arrangements


Philip Lawson (editor) : German Renaissance Christmas : SATB : 01 Songbook :  : 884088866778 : 1480350745 : 00113084

Philip Lawson (editor) : German Renaissance Christmas

Review: Fill your performance space with the glory of a German Renaissance Christmas with selections from this outstanding collection! Mixed choruses from high school through professional will appreciate the clean, well-edited editions.

Songlist: Angelus Ad Pastorem, Dixit Maria, Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming, Maria Wallt Zum Heiligtum, Singt Und Klingt (Psallite Unigenito)

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4035b | Songbook $5.95 | SATB add item to cart German Choral Music


Philip Lawson : Classic Queen : SATB : Sheet Music :  : 888680663179 : 00213098

Philip Lawson : Classic Queen

Review: The British rock band Queen formed in London in 1970 and developed a progressive style that became tremendously popular even to the present day. Mixed choirs will enjoy these full-voiced arrangements of five of their top hits.

Songlist: Somebody To Love, Another One Bites The Dust, Save Me, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, We Are The Champions

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4506b | Sheet Music $4.95 | SATB add item to cart

Individual Arrangements (See Songbooks and Collections)

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Song NameArrangerComposerArtistItem TitleFormatTrax
'tis The Last Rose of SummerPhilip LawsonThomas MooreKing's SingersIrish SongbookSongbook (SATB)MORE DETAILS 
A Groovy Kind of LovePhilip LawsonToni WineVarious ArrangersFun Songs for Mixed Voices A CappellaSheet Music (SATB divisi)MORE DETAILS 
Ae Fond KissPhilip LawsonPhilip LawsonAe Fond KissSheet Music (SATBBB)MORE DETAILS 
AfricaPhilip LawsonDavid PaichPhilip LawsonFour Decades of Pop Hits!Sheet Music (SATTBB)MORE DETAILS 
AfricaPhilip LawsonDavid Paich/Jeff PorcaroKing's Singers40th Anniversary CollectionSongbookMORE DETAILS 
Aiken DrumPhilip LawsonPhilip LawsonAiken DrumSheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILS 
All For TheePhilip LawsonKing's SingersThe Quiet Heart: Choral Essays Vol 1SongbookMORE DETAILS 
Angelus Ad VirginemPhilip LawsonPhilip LawsonAngels and Shepherds - Christmas Collection for Upper VoicesSongbook (SSA)MORE DETAILS 
April Come She WillPhilip LawsonPaul SimonKing's SingersSimple Gifts 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
April Come She WillPhilip LawsonPaul SimonVarious ArrangersSimon & Garfunkel A CappellaSheet Music (SATTBB)MORE DETAILS 
Away In A MangerPhilip LawsonWilliam J KirkpatrickKing's SingersKing's Singers ChristmasSongbookMORE DETAILS 
Away in a manger Philip LawsonMelody W.J. KirkpatrickKing's SingersKing's Singers Christmas 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Baby What a Big SurprisePhilip LawsonPhilip LawsonBaby What a Big SurpriseSheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILS 
Blow the Wind SoutherlyPhilip LawsonPhilip LawsonBlow the Wind SoutherlySheet Music (SAB)MORE DETAILS 
Blow the Wind SoutherlyPhilip LawsonPhilip LawsonBlow the Wind SoutherlySheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILS 
Bobby ShaftoPhilip LawsonPhilip LawsonBobby ShaftoSheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILS 
Bobby ShaftoPhilip LawsonPhilip LawsonBobby ShaftoSheet Music (SAB)MORE DETAILS 
Bohemian RhapsodyPhilip LawsonFreddie MercuryPhilip LawsonFour Decades of Pop Hits!Sheet Music (SATB divisi)MORE DETAILS 
Born on a New Day Peter Knight / Philip LawsonKing's SingersKing's Singers Christmas 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Bridge Over Troubled WaterPhilip LawsonPaul SimonVarious ArrangersSimon & Garfunkel A CappellaSheet Music (SATTBB)MORE DETAILS 
Bring Back that Leroy BrownPhilip LawsonFreddie MercuryCalmus EnsembleOne More Song 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Bring Back That Leroy BrownPhilip LawsonFreddie MercuryVarious ArrangersFun Songs for Mixed Voices A CappellaSheet Music (SATBB)MORE DETAILS 
By His HandPhilip LawsonKing's SingersThe Quiet Heart: Choral Essays Vol 1SongbookMORE DETAILS 
By the TimePhilip LawsonMikaKing's SingersSwimming Over London 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
By The TimePhilip LawsonKing's SingersSwimming Over LondonSongbookMORE DETAILS 
Christ's PartPhilip LawsonKing's SingersThe Quiet Heart: Choral Essays Vol 1SongbookMORE DETAILS 
Close Every DoorPhilip LawsonAndrew Lloyd WebberPhilip LawsonClose Every DoorSheet Music (2-Part)MORE DETAILS 
Danny BoyPhilip LawsonVarious ArrangersCeltic Folksongs for Female VoicesSheet Music (SSA)MORE DETAILS 
Danny BoyPeter Knight/ Philip LawsonTraditional Irish Folk MelodyKing's Singers40th Anniversary CollectionSongbookMORE DETAILS 
Danny BoyPhilip LawsonPhilip LawsonDanny BoySheet Music (SAB)MORE DETAILS 
Deep RiverPhilip LawsonTraditional SpiritualKing's SingersSpiritualsSongbookMORE DETAILS 
Deep RiverPhilip LawsonSpiritualKing's SingersSimple Gifts 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Dindirin, DindirinPhilip LawsonAnonymousKing's SingersEnsemble Singing CollectionSongbook (SATB)MORE DETAILS 
Diu Diu Tang Philip LawsonVarious ArrangersChinese FolksongsSheet Music (SATBBB)MORE DETAILS 
Diu Diu Tang (Drip, Drip, Plop)Philip LawsonKing's SingersFive Chinese FolksongsSongbookMORE DETAILS 
Don't Know WhyPhilip LawsonJesse HarrisVarious ArrangersPop Hits for Mixed Voices Vol. 3Sheet Music (SATB divisi)MORE DETAILS 
Don't Know WhyPhilip LawsonKing's SingersSwimming Over LondonSongbookMORE DETAILS 
Down to the River to PrayPhilip LawsonTraditionalKing's SingersSpiritualsSongbookMORE DETAILS 
Down to the River to PrayPhilip LawsonTraditionalKing's SingersSix 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Down to The River to PrayPhilip LawsonTraditionalKing's Singers40th Anniversary CollectionSongbookMORE DETAILS 
Down to the River to PrayPhilip LawsonJohn Alexander SingersShenandoah: Songs of the American Spirit 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Down to the River to PrayPhilip LawsonPhilip LawsonDown to the River to PraySheet Music (SATTBB)MORE DETAILS 
Drive ByPhilip LawsonPhilip LawsonDrive BySheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILS 
Drive ByPhilip LawsonPhilip LawsonDrive BySheet Music (SSA)MORE DETAILS 
Even MePhilip LawsonKing's SingersThe Quiet Heart: Choral Essays Vol 1SongbookMORE DETAILS 
Everything I OwnPhilip LawsonPhilip LawsonFour Decades of Pop Hits!Sheet Music (SATB divisi)MORE DETAILS 
Fields of GoldPhilip LawsonStingPhilip LawsonFields of GoldSheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILS 
Fields of GoldPhilip LawsonStingPhilip LawsonFields of GoldSheet Music (SSA)MORE DETAILS 
Fire And RainPhilip LawsonJames TaylorPhilip LawsonJames Taylor - A CappellaSheet Music (SATTBBB)MORE DETAILS 
Fix YouPhilip LawsonChris MartinVarious ArrangersModern PopSheet Music (SATTBB)MORE DETAILS 
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