Sir Philip Ledger, conductor, composer, pianist

Awards and Honours

Natalie And Tim

A very special piece of music written by my Father for my wedding day on 8th June 2012 simply titled 'Natalie & Tim'
Tim Ledger, Jan 2013

Do Not Stand At My Grave and Weep

This piece of music was specially written and dedicated to my Mother by my Father
Tim Ledger, Jul 2013

The Risen Christ

US premiere on 7 May 2011 in Washington Cathedral during the annual Spring Festival (Cathedral Voices under the direction of Jeremy Filsell)

UK premiere on 8 May 2011 in Canterbury Cathedral during Evensong (Choir of Canterbury Cathedral conducted by David Flood)

First liturgical performance on 22 May 2011 in Christ’s College, Cambridge

Requiem (A Thanksgiving for Life)

This major choral work may be performed in three different versions: with accompaniment for chamber ensemble, orchestra, or organ. The world premiere of the Requiem was given in November 2007 by the Choir of Christ Church, Christiana Hundred, USA and the Choir of King's College, Cambridge gave the first UK performance. The Requiem is fast becoming popular with choirs throughout the world and has been broadcast by the BBC. A recording by Regent Records features the Requiem along with other choral works by the composer.

Some reviews:

This remarkable work is quite unlike the Requiems of Britten, Howells, and Rutter - Ledger's voice is highly original and thoroughly engaging. The text-setting is direct and economical and the music beautifully crafted

The Journal of the Association of Anglican Musicians

This piece is accessible to community choirs, college choirs, and skilled church choirs. It's a beautiful piece, and worth doing.

Choral Journal of the American Choral Directors Association

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