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Leigh Phillips

Leigh Phillips

Lecturer in Film Music Composition, Music for the Moving Image, Film Music History
Academic school:
Job title:
Lecturer in Film Music Composition, Music for the Moving Image, Film Music History
Higher qualifications:

BA in Music (Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama), PGCEFE (University of Wales Cardiff), MMUS in Composition for Film & Television (London College of Music)

Professional organisations:
Performing Rights Society


Based in London, UK, Leigh is an award-winning composer and orchestrator with experience in producing music for television, feature film, and live theatre. In addition to this, he is also responsible for developing unique orchestrations and arrangements, of film music, for concert performances and CD recordings.

Past (and present) clients include: BAFTA Award-winning composer John Ottman, Grammy Award-winning television composer Joe Harnell, DC Universe composer Blake Neely, 'Star Wars' producer Rick McCallum, The Halle Orchestra, The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, The Golden State Pops Orchestra, Fimucite Film Music Festival, soundtrack producers Silva Screen Records, and classic-film-score reconstruction specialists, Tadlow Music; his compositions and orchestrations featuring in productions by companies such as Decca Records, SKY, IMAX, ITV, Channel 4, Prometheus Records, Classic FM, Cayman/Universal Music, Amazon Studios, and the BBC.

In 2014, Leigh was presented with the IFMCA Special Award for his work on the reconstruction of Jerry Goldsmith's score, 'The Salamander'; other recipients of this award have included Marc Shaiman, Haiti - The Symphony of Hope project, and James Horner.

Research and scholarly output:


List of CD recordings (film score reconstructions)

EXODUS (Ernest Gold) - Tadlow Music (2008) ASIN: B002ZOC5DO (orchestrator)

LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (Maurice Jarre) - Tadlow Music (2011) ASIN: B005U5FQX6 (orchestrator/score editor)

CONAN THE BARBARIAN (Basil Poledouris) - Prometheus Records (2011) ASIN: B004H1YH66 (orchestrator/score editor)

TARAS BULBA (Franz Waxman) - Tadlow Music (2011) ASIN: B005C4ETRE (song arrangements)

CONAN THE DESTROYER (Basil Poledouris) - Prometheus Records (2012) ASIN: B006KYYO20 (orchestrator/score editor)

QUO VADIS (Miklos Rozsa) - Prometheus Records (2012) ASIN: B00AKG73QI (orchestrator)

THE SALAMANDER (Jerry Goldsmith) - Prometheus Records (2013) ASIN: B00CD3ZG42 (orchestrator/synth programmer)

ICE AGE GIANTS (David Mitcham) - BBC Two (2013) ASIN: B00O4E3172 (orchestrator)

OBESESSION (Bernard Herrmann) - Tadlow Music (2015) ASIN: B00XJVH77 (score editor)

SODOM & GOMORRAH (Miklos Rozsa) - Prometheus Records (2015) ASIN: B0163GXBPA (orchestrator)

THE BLUE MAX (Jerry Goldsmith) - Tadlow Music (2016) ASIN: B019QGUNQE (orchestrator/ associate producer)

CINEMA AFFAIR (Lisa Friend: Solo Flute) - Silva Classics (2016) ASIN: B01F7MNQDI (arranger)

THE THIEF OF BAGDAD (Miklos Rozsa) - Prometheus Records (2016) UPC: 400211001790 (orchestrator/ associate producer)

THRILLER (Jerry Goldsmith) - Tadlow Music (2017 Release) (orchestrator/ producer)

BEN HUR (Miklos Rozsa) - Tadlow Music (Recording 2017) (orchestrator/ associate producer)