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Martin Phipps


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Martin Phipps has composed and produced soundtracks for television dramas, such as North & South (BBC, 2004), Sense & Sensibility (BBC, 2008) and Persuasion (ITV, 2007).

Coming from a musical background (he is Benjamin Britten’s godson), Martin read drama at Manchester University – fortunately for the acting world, he decided to concentrate his energies on writing music. Martin’s music is consistently innovative, and strikes at the emotional heart of the drama.

Following the early critical success of Eureka Street he went on to score the BBC period dramas North and South and Elizabeth - The Virgin Queen; an enchanting score, in which he incorporated the wonderful voices of the Medieval Babes to excellent effect, and for which he was recognised with the Ivor Novello Award 2007 and an RTS Award for Best Original Score.

Martin scored the gripping drama Low Winter Sun, for Channel 4, starring Mark Strong and Brian McCardie and Ruby In The Smoke, the first of the Sally Lockhart Mysteries adapted and written by Phillip Pullman for the BBC. He scored Persuasion, the most recent ITV adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel, and Grow Your Own, a feature for Warp Films. He also scored the BBC’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, adapted by Andrew Davies. Martin was then commissioned to score the BBC’s most recent Oliver Twist adaptation, for which he was recognised with the Ivor Novello Award 2008 for Best Television Soundtrack.


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  • konnanimo

    I wish he would put Persuasion (2007) And Sense and Sensibility (2008) on soundtrack :(

    26 Mar 10:00am Reply
  • kimkuro

    Really want to get hold of his music piece in Black Mirror's National Anthem....

    4 Aug 2013 Reply
  • TFNorimine

    love his score for 2008 bbc miniseries sense and sensibility!!! but they just dont release it as in many cases... how i wish martin could release all his works in cd format!

    12 Oct 2012 Reply
  • My_Brain

    i wuold like to know the soundtrack for clapham junction. does anyone know the name? it would be a great pleasure listen that song.

    10 Jun 2012 Reply
  • EllieSmellz

    Want soundtrack albums for persuasion and North & South!!! Please make them!!!!

    8 Apr 2012 Reply
  • BeckyLovesDelta

    me too rybkia! I got the songs off 4 shared. Had no other choice! 'Jane Austen Season' is a stunning piece by him!

    24 Nov 2011 Reply
  • rybkia

    I love his music for "Persuasion". Why there is no CD :(

    29 Sep 2011 Reply
  • BeckyLovesDelta

    new pic up! yay

    10 Jul 2011 Reply
  • BeckyLovesDelta

    Colonel Brandon Saves Marianne is my favourite piece. So powerful. Right after the screaming Of Colonel Brandon, then that dramatic music. So powerful. Especially with the horse galloping

    10 Jun 2011 Reply
  • BeckyLovesDelta

    his S&S album is on 4 shared. If anyone is interested.

    5 Jun 2011 Reply
  • MFM800

    I have to put in the DVD, "Persuasion" at least once a month, so I can hear the music, by Martin Phipps! It is so hauntingly beautiful and soul touching! Please put it on a CD!!!!!!!

    15 May 2011 Reply
  • ashleyw007

    I'm literally DYING for the Persuasion soundtrack! I wish BBC would release it!

    12 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Zartbeseitet

    I want the score for "Wallander" soo bad! :'(

    21 Feb 2011 Reply
  • masternetza

    Thank you!

    1 Sep 2010 Reply
  • wangle-mcdangle

    If you want the North & South soundtrack, go here and click the download button: Excellent score. Loved the drama.

    24 Aug 2010 Reply
  • wickedxjade

    Persuasion, Sense & Sensibility, North & South. Beautiful scores which (except for North & South) I fear I'll never possess :(. It's a miracle I have the North & South soundtrack :/

    31 May 2010 Reply
  • lizzyb21

    i really want the soundtrack to sense and sensibility, and north and south! can you get it anywhere??

    24 May 2010 Reply
  • masternetza

    I really wish they would sell the North and South soundtrack somewhere. [2]

    16 May 2010 Reply
  • beautyinside

    I really wish they would sell the North and South soundtrack somewhere.

    20 Apr 2010 Reply
  • roamingbadger

    guh, the north and south music is sooo intense and beautiful. <3

    6 Apr 2010 Reply
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