Philip Sheppard live at Abbey Road

Here’s what I did after a long day of recording in Abbey Road one night last week. I’d been conducting the fantastic English Session Orchestra all day, and my brain was in another place. I was speaking a language far from English, and things were swimming in front of my eyes. Rather than start heading home, I…

Philip Sheppard scores Star Wars trailer

I’ve always loved Star Wars, so was rather delighted when Disney & JJ Abrams requested to use some music I’d composed for the new Star Wars Force Awakens trailer/ teaser (behind the scenes) film as revealed at Comic Con in San Diego last night. The piece they used is a reworking of a track I wrote called…

Joining Cirque du Soleil

No, that is not my normal cello… Last month I travelled to Vegas to join Cirque Du Soleil for a special One-off show as a featured musician along with the wonderful John Legend. The whole show was in aid of One Drop, and amazing charity established by Cirque to help those in need find water supplies….

Hallelujah at C2MTL

Here’s a version of Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen that I played at C2MTL at the end of my talk there. I hope you like it. The full talk is here

Human Universe Soundtrack

Here’s a preview of my score for Human Universe featuring Professor Brian Cox.
We’re going to release the soundtrack on iTunes, Spotify and many other digital music platforms shortly.
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You’ll get a free download of one of my other film scores by way of thanks.

A Boat to Nowhere

Inspired by one of my friend Trey Ratcliff’s images, here’s ‘A Boat to Nowhere’ to be heard soon on the BBC ‘Human Universe’ soundtrack. This was recorded at Abbey Road in August.

Human Universe

One of my tracks from the forthcoming series ‘Human Universe’ presented by Brian Cox, Featuring Evelyn Glennie with the ESO & Philip Sheppard. The image is another stunner by my dear friend Trey Ratcliff (who’s probably in the desert at Burning Man right now…).

Petra Theorum

Here’s a new track from my score for Brian Cox’s new series ‘The Human Universe’

Le Grand Départ & The Ride of Your Life

The title track of Le Grand Depart show, launching The 2014 Tour de France at Leeds Arena. Track by Philip Sheppard. Free download here. Image courtesy of Trey Ratcliff. More of Trey’s amazing work here.More news & tracks here… Press release: British conductor and composer Philip Sheppard will lead the orchestra and chorus ofOpera North at the opening…

Meltdown Philip Sheppard live at the Royal Festival Hall pt2

So.. here’s the next extract from the set I played as support for UNKLE at the Royal Festival Hall – opening for James Lavelle’s Meltdown Festival. This is my live cello-looped version of my orchestral piece ‘Final Day’. Here’s the bizarre gear that goes into my gig bag along with the cello.

Meltdown UNKLE Live at the Royal Festival Hall

I played as support last night for UNKLE at the Royal Festival Hall opening for James Lavelle’s Meltdown Festival. Here’s my live cello-looped version of ‘Glow’ by UNKLE, a track I first worked on way back when we were recording Never, Never Land… Here’s another track from the set. I’ve been a long-term collaborator with…

Amazing Grace live at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival

This is a live version of ‘Amazing Grace’ from my recent gig at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival. It’s recorded using an 18th Century cello and a loop pedal. Hope you like it. These are my favourite verses from the hymn. Amazing grace! (how sweet the sound) That sav’d a wretch like me! I once…