Phillip Pennington Harris was born in 1961. He studied composition with Jonathan Harvey.
Several of his compositions have received their premières recently, most notably his Brass Quintet Landscape M, performed in Portsmouth & London by Karelia Brass, Auden Songs, performed by Jonathan Brown & Stephen Farr in Gosport, the song Big Blue Eye performed by Julietta Demitriades and Anna Elethriadou in London, Themes on a Variation for Clarinet & Piano performed by Robert Blanken and Karen Kingsley in Portsmouth and Invocations for Sax and Piano, performed in London, Louisiana, Rouen and Portsmouth. Other first performances of his works include a children's musical, The Ice King's Cavern (1991), Ave verum corpus (1994), O Lord, you have searched me out (1994), Stand up, friends! (1994), Agapé (Love-feast) (1995), Alleluia/Let the sons of Israel (1997).
He is Director of Music at St. Peter's (RC) Church, Winchester and teaches composition, piano and theory at King Edward VI School Southampton. He is an active member of the Portsmouth & District Composers' Alliance. He can be contacted via E-mail or post and would welcome enquiries for commissions or orders of his music.