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Until recently a teacher with primary , middle and secondary experience. A music specialist, but also called upon to lead school assembly from time to time! Disillusioned with the irrational and damaging educational climate I'm now a lorry driver!

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Until recently a teacher with primary , middle and secondary experience. A music specialist, but also called upon to lead school assembly from time to time! Disillusioned with the irrational and damaging educational climate I'm now a lorry driver!
Shanty Time - For secondary orchestra and primary percussion

Shanty Time - For secondary orchestra and primary percussion

A piece written for a collaborative festival with plenty of scope for getting primary and secondary musicians to work together. Orchestral score and piano and percussion score would suit a double conductor role. Primary Percussion score has the piano part and can be performed without orchestra. Orchestration works without primary percussion and can include improvised drum kit or djembes instead.
MrKirby
Chords on Keyboards

Chords on Keyboards

Activities and worksheets to support a practical sequence of lessons on using Keyboards to help understand and apply knowledge of triads. No particular order. The activities could be applied during different KS3 units, such as improvisation, variations, structure, or could be put together to support a keyboard unit.
MrKirby
A Little Symphony   - Kirby's First

A Little Symphony - Kirby's First

Music for Mixed ability Orchestra with parts ranging from ABRSM grades1-5 Original Composition - first of 5 composed for the West Somerset Junior Orchestra 4 movements roughly following the early classical style. Performing rights freely granted, but if you feel like posting a performance on Soundcloud or YouTube, that would be brilliant!
MrKirby
Kirby's Fourth Symphony for Junior or  Intermediate Orchestra

Kirby's Fourth Symphony for Junior or Intermediate Orchestra

Fourth in a series of Little Symphonies written for and first performed by West Somerset Junior Orchestra Suitable for mixed ability school or amateur orchestras ABRSM grades 2-6 Performing rights freely granted, but if you could make a recording for Soundcloud or YouTube that would be brilliant!
MrKirby
Five Little Symphonies for Junior/Intermediate Orchestra

Five Little Symphonies for Junior/Intermediate Orchestra

Five 'Symphonies' written for youth orchestra, with a wide range of abilities. First performed by the West Somerset Junior Orchestra. Parts and score in PDF form. If part booklets are printed with a blank first page there will be no page turns in the middle of movements for the instrumentalists.
MrKirby
Trumpet duet with piano

Trumpet duet with piano

Amy and Emma - Ensemble Performance Piece written for two intermediate players. The two parts quite equal and first and second is arbitrary.
MrKirby
Trio for two violinists and piano

Trio for two violinists and piano

Ensemble performance piece suitable for either 2 violins or a violin group in two parts with piano accompaniment. junior to intermediate standard - grade 2-3
MrKirby
Kirby's Fifth Symphony for School/Youth  Orchestra

Kirby's Fifth Symphony for School/Youth Orchestra

The fifth in the series of Little Symphonies written for intermediate school orchestra, first performed by the West Somerset Junior Orchestra. Loosely classical in style with influences from African Drum rhythms and other musical fields. Suitable for players of a wide age range with parts ranging from grade 1 to 6 roughly.
MrKirby
Original Music for School Orchestra

Original Music for School Orchestra

Composed in a light classical style Aria and the Blue Peter Variations suit an intermediate standard school or amateur orchestra, and have been performed with great success in the Westcountry. Shanty time takes the well known 'Drunken Sailor' , mixing it with 'Roll the Old Chariot Along' and other traditional tunes for a performance piece designed with a secondary orchestra in mind, but involving pupils from the feeder primary schools taking on percussion parts. Great Fun, and first performed on Red Nose Day a a few years ago now! The Concertino for Viola and Trumpet makes up the bundle, and was the first Orchestral piece written for the West Somerset Junior Orchestra back in 2003. Needs soloists at about grade 5.
MrKirby
A Christmas Bundle!

A Christmas Bundle!

Three contemporary Christmas carols. Two have easy arrangements for accompaniment by school instrumental groups. Written for School Performance, but adopted by Churches and the Exmoor Carolers who perform to a warm reception in the North Devon and Exmoor area.
MrKirby
The Sorelli Trio

The Sorelli Trio

A trio for violin, viola and cello suitable for an AS level ensemble group. Called Sorelli after the three sisters it was written for.
MrKirby