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Tom Phillips just completed the score for "Murder of a President" for PBS's American Experience

Tom Phillips just completed the score for the American Experience production of Murder of a President, a film about James Garfield who was tragically assassinated in 1881. The film covers Garfield's ascendency to being a leader in America who would carry forward Lincoln's vision, only to be a victim of a mentally unstable assassin and a doctor who despite his best intentions delivered the worst possible care for the ailing president. Composer Tom Phillips used mostly live instruments to convey all of the different emotional needs of the film, which will air on PBS's American Experience in 2016. Rob Rapley of Apograph Productions produced the film.