Tag Archives: Peter Birkby

Deranged Drums on Digital Vistas now published

For Percussion Ensembles Deranged Drums on Digital Vistas for drum kit (set) and two percussion ensembles is now published and the complete set of full score and parts is now available to order from the Home page at http://www.prbpnews.info I … Continue reading

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Natural recovery

After the intense concentration, writing, thinking, arguing and decision making of the last few months I, quite naturally, managed to attract various germs and bugs into my body when the submission day had passed.  Even in my feverish state of … Continue reading

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Only a 35 year work anniversary

So Linked In reminded me this week that my independent business had been going for 35 years and thank you for all those that passed a comment or gave the thumbs up. This is one anniversary I had not thought … Continue reading

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Long time no blog

Hello again, for my regular readers I apologise for neglecting you during the past few months, and I hope the New Year is a good year for you. The first few weeks of my New Year, and the last few … Continue reading

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International Dawn Chorus Day

Good morning and for those that decided to have a late one, good day. Sunday May 3rd 2015 or International Dawn Chorus Day inspired me to include an excerpt from a suite for percussion quartet, Sweet Whistling, on my YouTube … Continue reading

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First and last – recognising the ISMN

Cartoon by Andy Pitchforth  Around 20 years ago I invested in the International Standard Music Numbers or ISMN (for full details please see http://www.ismn-international.org/ ). The ISMN is similar to an ISBN for a books but specifically designed for notated … Continue reading

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A little cello music

Do you want some different pieces to work at in the New Year?  The Cello Sessions Take 1 may just be what you need.  All the tracks are available to listen to at https://urbanskyline.bandcamp.com/album/the-cello-sessions-take-1 and you can order on the … Continue reading

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The Xylophone, Max Jaffa and three years late

Today I have completed and published a new collection of xylophone solos, over 31 years since the first one, with a CD of accompaniments rather than a piano book. My original compilation – Ten Xylophone Solos was an edited collection … Continue reading

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The cash comparison

All the elements of the world premiere of Deranged Drums on Digital Vistas were paid for by the audience that attended the concert or will use the recorded music. The contributions were processed through Indiegogo which is a crowd funding … Continue reading

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A change of…

anything can help with creativity, for me travelling, visiting and experiencing different situations inspires many ideas. Intermittent blogs at the moment as I am visiting different parts of England and only a short hello today as there is so much … Continue reading

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