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Craig Phillips (b.1961) is a distinguished and popular American composer and organist. As composer, Dr. Phillips has been awarded commissions from such organizations as The American Guild of Organists (for the National Convention in Seattle, 2000, and for regional conventions in San Diego, and Binghamton, 2001), The Association of Anglican Musicians, duo-organ team The Chenaults, Washington National Cathedral, and many other churches and cathedrals. His works have received critical acclaim in journals such as Clavier, The American Organist, Cross Accent, and The Journal of the Association of Anglican Musicians, and have been broadcast on National Public Radio’s Pipedreams. He has received numerous ASCAP awards, and in 1993 he was the recipient of a Meet the Composer grant for a work premiered at the Ojai Festival.

Phillips is the Music Associate and Organist of All Saints' Episcopal Church in Beverly Hills, Calif. He maintains an active concert schedule, and has appeared as soloist with members of the Eastman Philharmonia, the Oklahoma Symphony, the Los Angeles Mozart Orchestra, and the Corona del Mar Baroque Music Festival. He has been a finalist in several organ playing competitions. In 2002 he performed as soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra at the national convention of the Ameircan Guild of Organists.

Phillips received an M.M. and D.M.A. and the Performers Certificate from the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, N.Y., where he studied organ with the late Russell Saunders.
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Silence & Music/All Saints Beverly Hills
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Easter/All Saints Beverly Hills
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Craig Phillips: A Festival Song/All Saints Beverly Hills
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World Premier Recordings! Under the direction of Thomas Foster, this choir has gained a national reputation for a deeply intense and meaningful singing style. Specializing in contemporary Anglican music, this choir soars on long notes and can sustain the listener's attention, especially at slow tempos. The choir is complemented by their extraordinary organ-composer, Craig Phillips, whose "Hodie, Christus natus est" is included here. This is their debut recording on Gothic. In their second Gothic release, Tom Foster and the choir of All Saints' present a program of Easter music, including a significant number of first recordings. Supplemented by an eleven member brass ensemble and the organ playing of Craig Phillips, this CD shows why this choir is among the most highly regarded in Episcopal churches.

Includes "Jesus Christ is risen today", "Now the Green Blade Riseth", and Britten's Festival Te Deum.
World Premier Recordings!  In addition to his work as a composer of religious music, Craig Phillips has composed a substantial number of works for organ as well as several chamber pieces scored for solo instruments with organ accompaniment. This recording includes works for a cappella chorus and accompanied chorus, as well as works for organ plus other instruments.
Be Still My Soul - All Saints Beverly Hills - Dale Adelmann Finzi & Howells: Mid-Century Masterworks/All Saints Beverly Hills, Adelmann For All the Saints - Choir of All Saints Beverly Hills / Phillips
Be Still, My Soul/All Saints' Beverly Hills
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Finzi & Howells: Mid-Century Masterworks/All Saints Beverly Hills, Adelmann
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World Premiere Recordings! A stunning program of contemplative sacred texts set to some of the most beautiful singing we've heard. Slow, focused intensity creates a strong emotional response from many listeners, including us.  The Martin piece alone is worth the price of admission. With première recordings of new anthems by Craig Phillips and Roland Martin, this CD is also the first recording of the widely admired Choir of All Saints, Beverly Hills, under its new director, Dale Adelmann. Overshadowed by others in the first half of the 20th century, both Finzi and Howells have emerged as major composers of the period, deserving of their own places alongside Vaughan Williams and Britten. Howells’ Requiem in particular must be one of the greatest choral compositions of the century.
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Craig Phillips, a leading composer of new American Anglican choral music, is presented here in his first album as a conductor. The program of music for All Saints’ includes the iconic hymns “For All the Saints” and “Amazing Grace,” contemporary motets by Tavener, Pärt and four premiere recordings of Phillips new compositions.