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A curriculum teacher with primary , middle and secondary experience. A music specialist, but also called upon to lead school assembly from time to time! Recently returned to teaching after four years working as an HGV driver outside the education 'bubble'.

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A curriculum teacher with primary , middle and secondary experience. A music specialist, but also called upon to lead school assembly from time to time! Recently returned to teaching after four years working as an HGV driver outside the education 'bubble'.
Quick assembly powerpoints
MrKirbyMrKirby

Quick assembly powerpoints

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A selection of resources used to spark off discussion in a variety of themes, usually with a Christian Collective Worship theme in mind. See also a second collection on my resource page. Feedback welcomed.
Quick Assembly Powerpoints 3
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Quick Assembly Powerpoints 3

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A further selection of resources used to spark off discussion in a variety of themes, usually with a Christian Collective Worship theme in mind. Hopefully added to week by week! See my resource page for the first two collections. Feedback welcomed!
Chords on Keyboards
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Chords on Keyboards

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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.
Three Modern Folk Songs for Strings
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Three Modern Folk Songs for Strings

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A ship sailed up to Bideford The Wildwood Song Faces on the stair. Intermediate String Orchestra Arrangements of original folk song tunes written while I was performing with a North Devon folk group. Copies of the songs available on request. (pdf)
Concertino for Viola, Trumpet and Orchestra
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Concertino for Viola, Trumpet and Orchestra

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A four movement Double Concertino for Viola and Trumpet composed for Jasmine and Abi in the West Somerset Junior Orchestra. When printed the parts can be compiled without page turns with 1st and 4th movements taking 2 pages and the shorter inside movements a page each. ABRSM Grades 1-6 standard, with the solo parts roughly 5-6 Permission to perform granted. If you record I'd love to hear your interpretation of it!
A Little Symphony   - Kirby's First
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A Little Symphony - Kirby's First

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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!
Kirby's Fifth Symphony for School/Youth  Orchestra
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Kirby's Fifth Symphony for School/Youth Orchestra

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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.
Kirby's Fourth Symphony for Junior or  Intermediate Orchestra
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Kirby's Fourth Symphony for Junior or Intermediate Orchestra

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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!
Five Little Symphonies for Junior/Intermediate Orchestra
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Five Little Symphonies for Junior/Intermediate Orchestra

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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.
Original Music for School Orchestra
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Original Music for School Orchestra

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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.
A Christmas Bundle!
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A Christmas Bundle!

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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.
Shanty Time - For secondary orchestra and primary percussion
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Shanty Time - For secondary orchestra and primary percussion

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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.