Something old, something new, something borrowed and something based on the blues.


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I submitted my PhD, enjoyed a few hours of conversation during the viva and have a list of amendments to complete but musically what do I do next? During my research I discovered many pieces of music that were written and performed years ago and I was surprised that, despite the intervening years and the developments in my ways of working, I still liked them.

As well as the older works there were also some new ideas that were inspired by events and conversations that needed completing so the last month has been spent editing and uploading music for publication on the Payhip and Sellfy sites. The old is the brass and flute sextet music, the new is the saxophone and wind quintet composition plus the pop-up percussion ensemble idea, Scarborough Fair and Bolero have been borrowed and the brass music has strong roots in the blues.

Violin

Scarborough Fair for violin and piano A4 size http://payhip.com/b/eEcN

US letter format https://sellfy.com/p/1gba

Trumpet

Simply for Soloist for trumpet and piano A4 size http://payhip.com/b/JVYx

US letter format https://sellfy.com/p/m1a1

Flugel horn

Withershins Waltz Take 2 for flugel and piano A4 size http://payhip.com/b/Su9q

US letter format https://sellfy.com/p/V1Ni

Tenor Saxophone

Circumference 1 for tenor saxophone and piano A4 size http://payhip.com/b/QPMt

US letter format https://sellfy.com/p/odut 

Alto Saxophone, oboe, Bb clarinet, bass clarinet and bassoon

Circumference 5 for wind quintet A4 size http://payhip.com/b/HFyn

US letter format https://sellfy.com/p/GjBd 

Flute

Only the dead have seen the end of war for flute and piano A4 size http://payhip.com/b/EpSJ

US letter format https://sellfy.com/p/l3en 

Flute sextet

French Omelette A4 size http://payhip.com/b/oZ3K

US letter format https://sellfy.com/p/sAbn

Percussion quartet

Suitcase of Sounds A4 size http://payhip.com/b/WUEf

US letter format https://sellfy.com/p/yKCt 

Bolero (Ravel) A4 size http://payhip.com/b/OKoM

US letter format https://sellfy.com/p/QSIT

Marimba duo

Arrow of Eros A4 size http://payhip.com/b/BR4F

US letter format https://sellfy.com/p/0eBu

 

The use of the two sites is for ease of cataloguing and currency with Payhip being priced in £ and all formatted in A4 size while the Sellfy material is priced in $ and formatted for US letter printing. Hope you feel inspired to try some of the music and this growing catalogue of music has a page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Recital-Music-Online-950258038427944/

© P. R. Birkby 2016

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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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One Response to Something old, something new, something borrowed and something based on the blues.

  1. Pingback: Part-time PhD and amendments | Peter R. Birkby

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