Philip Sparke (British composer and musician)
Philip Allen Sparke (born 29 December 1951) is a British composer and musician born in London, noted for his concert band and brass band music.
His early major works include The Land of the Long White Cloud - "Aotearoa" - written for the 1980 Centennial New Zealand Brass Band championship. He subsequently went on to win the EBU New Music for Band Competition three times, including in 1986 with a commission from the BBC called Orient Express,
SInce May 2000, his music has been published under his own label Anglo Music Press, and distributred by Hal Leonard.