Philip Springer, Composer of Santa Baby: Other Songs and Career Highlights
                           Philip Springer, Composer of Santa Baby: Other Songs and Career Highlights 





Composer Philip Springer


2024 Webby Award Winner


Best Individual Performance 



"Santa Baby" composer Philip Springer won the 2024 Webby Award for Best Individual Performance for his viral Moonlight Sonata video! 

Composer Philip Springer is known for his classic Christmas song, "Santa Baby" and Frank Sinatra's "How Little it Matters, How Little We Know". In the pictorial gallery, see other Springer songs including:

Elvis Presley - Never Ending

Aretha Franklin - Her Little Heart Went to Loveland

Frankie Laine - Moonlight Gambler 

Cliff Richard - The Next Time 

Ann Margaret - Lovin' Spree 

Dusty Springfield - All Cried Out 

Rose Murphy - Peek-A-Boo 

Rene Marie - Oh John, Santa Baby 

Connie Haines - Teasin' 

Eartha Kitt - Oh John 

The Chosen - off-Broadway musical (book by Chaim Potok)

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Columbia, NYU, UCLA

Springer's Education


Springer graduated from Columbia College in 1950, where he co-composed the music for two varsity shows in 1948 and 1950. While attending Columbia, studying composition under Otto Leuning, he wrote songs for the popular market. Springer’s first top ten song was “Teasin’” recorded by Connie Haines and in England, by the Beverly sisters (lyric by Richard Adler).


Springer earned an M.A. at New York University where he studied baroque counterpoint with Professor Gustave Reese. Springer earned a Ph.D. in composition at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1973, where he also studied composition under Leon Kirchner, visiting professor from Harvard University. Springer’s dissertation was the first piece for small orchestra to include the ARP 2600 synthesizer.

Columbia University Magazine          December 2020

"Santa Baby" 


Philip Springer

This website is dedicated to the works of Philip Springer, composer of the classic Christmas song, "Santa Baby". He started his professional career at age 23 as a staff composer in the iconic Brill Building at 1619 Broadway in New York City in the 1940s, and continued in a music career throughout the following decades and to this day. 


Music supervisors looking for songs from the 40s, 50s and 60s may find the perfect background song a movie, television, video or other project. Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Dusty Springfield and other notable recording artists recorded many of Springer's songs. 

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