Only for those that strike…


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bang, beat, hit, pound, ting, bash, slap, smack, thwack, crack, knock, rap, smite, catch, clout, smash, caress, brush, swish, kick, pound and love playing percussion.

In recent months I have been busy preparing some music for digital publication and now have a number of new works available as downloads from two sites: UK is https://payhip.com/prbpnews and for the US https://sellfy.com/prbpnews. A single PDF download includes all the parts and full score where appropriate and the price reflects the savings in printing and carriage costs.

The music is composed with both the student performers and the concert audience in mind and to listen for yourself some of the works are available at the http://urbanskyline.bandcamp.com site along with the free backing tracks.

The pricing is in £ and pence at payhip.com/prbpnews and $ and cents at sellfy.com/prbpnews and I will deal with the vagaries of the exchange rates.

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US version, priced in dollars (UK version below)

For the novice percussionist with free backing tracks from http://urbanskyline.bandcamp.com

Four sessions for hand percussion https://sellfy.com/p/qFsX

13 different parts to 5 tracks that introduce ensemble performing, counting bars rest as well as the feel of the hand percussion instruments. Click the link for a complete listing of instruments used in the book.

Four sessions for tuned percussion https://sellfy.com/p/aC9K

13 different parts to 5 tracks that introduce ensemble performing, counting bars rest with simple idiomatic parts for glockenspiel (bells), two timpani and xylophone. More information available via the link.

For the beginner percussion group (no keyboard percussion)

Blocks and tocks https://sellfy.com/p/oFiA

A short percussion trio for 2 wood blocks, 2 temple blocks (skulls) and claves. An ideal introduction to ensemble performance for the novice drummer and/or percussionist with easy to access instruments. Could be performed on tables and chairs, drums, stands… any two different sounds.

Bowls and tings https://sellfy.com/p/xARo

A percussion trio for metal sounds of (brass bowls, bells and triangles. An ideal introduction to ensemble performance for the novice drummer and/or percussionist with an approximate duration of two minutes. Full information via the link.

For the elementary percussion group (no keyboard percussion)

Sand and scrape https://sellfy.com/p/A12Z

A percussion trio for sandpaper blocks that also includes instructions to how to make your own inexpensive blocks.

For the intermediate percussion group (no keyboard percussion)

Toot Tango 2 https://sellfy.com/p/6NBO

Full score and all seven parts included as the work can be performed as a quartet of whistles, decoys and effects or has an option to add the easy parts for snare and bass drum, castanets and tambourine.

Bells and brash https://sellfy.com/p/yiFW

A percussion trio of 6 cowbells (two each) that starts slowly with rolls and double strokes then gets faster and faster, changing between simple and compound time signatures, and finishing with a samba inspired full ensemble sign off.

For a quartet of advanced players (with some keyboard percussion)

Summer Storm https://sellfy.com/p/MzBv/

For percussion quartet with track of environmental sounds. The full score and all the parts are included in the download (58 pages) and the environmental sounds can be downloaded for free at http://urbanskyline.bandcamp.com. Quiet opening of sound effects from the percussion before the addition of the track and a building of sounds to the height of the storm. An After the Storm section contrasts with the earlier music to bring the work to a peaceful close.

Bolero https://sellfy.com/p/QSIT

Approximately 11 minutes 25 seconds of Bolero by Maurice Ravel arranged for percussion quartet. Challenging yet possible with subtle changes of textures throughout every section as well as the underlying gradual crescendo. Full details of instrumentation by following the link.

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UK version, priced in sterling ($ version above)

For the novice percussionist with free backing tracks from http://urbanskyline.bandcamp.com

Four sessions for hand percussion https://payhip.com/b/adWR

13 different parts to 5 tracks that introduce ensemble performing, counting bars rest as well as the feel of the hand percussion instruments. Click the link for a complete listing of instruments used in the book.

Four sessions for tuned percussion https://payhip.com/b/ShPn

13 different parts to 5 tracks that introduce ensemble performing, counting bars rest with simple idiomatic parts for glockenspiel (bells), two timpani and xylophone. More information available via the link.

For the beginner percussion group (no keyboard percussion)

Blocks and tocks https://payhip.com/b/w9qm

A short percussion trio for 2 wood blocks, 2 temple blocks (skulls) and claves. An ideal introduction to ensemble performance for the novice drummer and/or percussionist with easy to access instruments. Could be performed on tables and chairs, drums, stands… any two different sounds.

Bowls and tings https://payhip.com/b/ZWIS

A percussion trio for metal sounds of (brass bowls, bells and triangles. An ideal introduction to ensemble performance for the novice drummer and/or percussionist with an approximate duration of two minutes. Full information via the link.

For the elementary percussion group (no keyboard percussion)

Sand and scrape https://payhip.com/b/8jMd

A percussion trio for sandpaper blocks that also includes instructions to how to make your own inexpensive blocks.

For the intermediate percussion group (no keyboard percussion)

Toot Tango 2 https://payhip.com/b/qVPn

Full score and all seven parts included as the work can be performed as a quartet of whistles, decoys and effects or has an option to add the easy parts for snare and bass drum, castanets and tambourine.

Bells and brash https://payhip.com/b/ITK8

A percussion trio of 6 cowbells (two each) that starts slowly with rolls and double strokes then gets faster and faster, changing between simple and compound time signatures, and finishing with a samba inspired full ensemble sign off.

For a quartet of advanced players (with some keyboard percussion)

Summer Storm https://payhip.com/b/t0cJ

For percussion quartet with track of environmental sounds. The full score and all the parts (58 pages) are included in the download and the environmental sounds can be downloaded for free at http://urbanskyline.bandcamp.com. Quiet opening of sound effects from the percussion before the addition of the track and a building of sounds to the height of the storm. An After the Storm section contrasts with the earlier music to bring the work to a peaceful close.

Bolero https://payhip.com/b/OKoM

Approximately 11 minutes 25 seconds of Bolero by Maurice Ravel arranged for percussion quartet. Challenging yet possible with subtle changes of textures throughout every section as well as the underlying gradual crescendo. Full details of instrumentation by following the link.

If there are customer who would like to buy the music in €uros please email and I will find a European host site alternatively all the material is printed and bound and can be sent but the price is considerably more.

© Peter R. Birkby 2015

 

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About derangeddrums

Composer, percussionist, musical director, teacher and educator. My music has been written for audiences in palaces and in the street. Music is my vocation and my passion and I hope you enjoy it too.
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