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News & a selection of recently added pieces (updated 13/09/18)

new Back to School Stomp trio for piano 6 hands (Sept 2018)
new "Heidi",for flute and piano for Heidi Widauer's birthday (May 2018)
new Takatifu ni Bwana Mungu (Heilig ist Gott, der Herr), for children's choir (Kinderchor) video of Maria Alm Kinderchor 06.05.18 (May 2018)
new Sing to the Lord a New Song (Psalm 96) SATB choir, revised April 2018
new Sanctus 2016 for SATB choir, revised April 2018
new Melodious Instrumental Interlude 2'30 for 2 flutes and guitar (May 2018)
new Piano tuning and regulation now offered as a service (May 2018)
new2 new Pentecost anthems for SATB choir (in Latin): Veni Sancte Spritus and Veni Creator Spiritus (March 2018)
newGerman Video (and video of Kinderchor Maria Alm 06.05.18) added for Kinderchor song "Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied" (Feb 2018) and Video added for Kinderchor song "Mkate na Divai".
newSpecial offer Selected Choral Works - a collection of anthems / liturgical music for choir by Simon Peberdy.
For those not wanting to purchase multiple copies of single pieces for choir and rather wanting to browse a few pieces, this is a collection that can be purchased as a single copy. (See choral / vocal ("traditional"l section below for the individual items)
newItaly - the 39th to join the list of countries where I know pieces below are being played. (Feb 2018)
newGerman Kinderchor - Sammlung Complete collection of 17 easy "Kinderchor" (children's choir) songs for church use (Feb 2018)
newChristmas pieces Variations for 2 pianos, 4 hands on O Little Town of Bethlehem (Oct 2017) and a re-arrangement of Variations on O Little Town of Bethlehem for piano duet
newGerman New songs for Kinderchor (children's choir): Ehre sei Gott in der Höh' (& video of Kinderchor Maria Alm 06.05.18)(Oct 2017), Macht hoch die Tür (Adventslied) (Oct 2017),  Gehet in Frieden (and video of Kinderchor Maria Alm 06.05.18) (Nov 2017),
newvideo Video added of Altes französisches Lied (Tschaikowsky) arranged for 2 pianos for beginners - Video (Oct 2017)
newGerman SATB arrangements of a couple of my children's choir songs: Kyrie eleison (2016) and Sanctus Calypso (Oct 2017)
newvideo German 3 new church songs for children's choir (in German): Sanctus Calypso (Video), Ehre sei Gott in der Höh', Nehmt und esst den Leib des Herrn (Oct 2017)
new Arrangements for trumpet & organ of my Communion in F and Processional in Bflat (Oct 2017)
new Instrumental Interlude for 2 flutes & piano for Anne Marie Machreich (Oct 2017)
newChristmas pieces Walking in the Air (from the Snowman) arranged for 2 pianos, 4 hands and Walking in the Air arranged for piano duet by Howard Blake, arranged for 2 pianos (Oct 2017)
newvideo Video of Home Run for trombone/baritone & organ (Aug 2017) (Sheet music under Instrumental section below)


new video Videos of the Westfälischer Kammerchor rehearsing 3 of my pieces for a concert in Leogang church: Sanctus 2016, The Lord's my Shepherd, Kyrie (2013) (July 2017) (Sheet music under Choral (traditional) section below)
newGerman Sing to the Lord a New Song (Psalm 96) SATB choir and I will lift up mine eyes (Psalm 121) for SATB choir entries for a Choral Composition Competition (June 2017)
newvideoGerman 3 new songs for 2 part children's choir: Herr, wir bringen Brot und Wein (Gabenbereitungslied für Kinderchor) (May 2017) (video)Gloria (Ehre sei Gott) für Kinderchor (May 2017) (video), and  Feuer und Flamme, Pfingstlied für Kinderchor (May 2017) (video)
newvideoGerman Video of performance in Salzburg Cathedral on 22.04.17 at the 11:30 mass of The Lord's My Shepherd (Psalm 23)
newvideo Video posted of Crowle Singers performing Christmas Turkeys (April 2017)
newSpecial offer Instrumental Interludes Book III for 2 flutes, guitar and/or piano is now complete (Mar 2017). A third collection of easy, melodious instrumentals written to play in church services. Instrumental Interlude 3'00, Instrumental Interlude 1'58, Instrumental interlude 2'07, Instrumental Interlude 1'15, and Instrumental Interlude 2'06  (July 2016 - Mar 2017) for 2 flutes and guitar.
newSpecial offervideo 5 First Pieces for 2 pianos, 4 hands (full collection, March 2017)
A collection of 5 well known pieces, in new, easy arrangements for 2 pianos, so that a friend or teacher can play too. The individual pieces are: Schumann: Stückchen, Mozart: Menuett, Tschaikowsky: Altes französisches Lied, Handel: Sarabande, Haydn: Deutscher Tanz, (Video of Menuett), (Video of Altes französisches Lied), (Video of Deutscher Tanz)
newChristmas pieces I've started on the piano duet versions of the new sets of carol variations for 2 pianos (see below): The First Noel Gymnopedie (Nov 2016) for piano duet
new 6 new fun carol variations for 2 pianos, 4 hands: In the Bleak Midwinter, Joy to the World - Funky!, Little Town of Bethlehem Charleston, The First Noel Gymnopedie - A meeting of Satie and the Angels, Hark, the Herald Bluegrass Angels!, and Lullay Lullay, Variations on the Coventry Carol for 2 pianos, 4 hands (Sept 2016)
newSpecial offerChristmas piecesComplete set (almost 70 pages) of 10 carol variations for 2 pianos, 4 hands (July 2016)
newSpecial offer Christmas piecesComplete set (almost 70 pages) of 10 carol variations for piano duet (July 2016)

newSpecial offervideo Little Books for Organ 1,2, and 3 (June 2016), (Video of Book I)


2 pianos, 4 hands

Special offer"Daytime Suite" complete suite for 2 pianos, 4 hands (June 2015)
"An ingenius suite... the piano writing is always idiomatic and the composer is careful to share the material between the two players in such a way that it is a pleasure to play, as much as a social exercise as a musical one. Many of the movements feature interesting ostinati which help to create the busy parts of the day very successfully." (Andrew Wilson, award-winning composer and Director of Studies, National College of Music, London)
A new suite of 6 pieces in varying styles lasting about 15 minutes in total. The piano II part can be used as stand alone pieces. If you wish to view / hear the individual pieces, they are available separately, but the 6 pieces in the suite are written to be played consecutively. The titles are:
01 Early Morning
The mist, the morning bell chiming, a walk through the woods.
video 02 Rush Hour (Premiere given by Eric Chen & Sean Yin, Vancouver Music Festival, who were awarded the festival's ensemble scholarship for their performance 27.02.16 video of them in the first round)
Stress in traffic, police sirens, waiting at traffic lights, on the move again, and finally the relief of getting to your destination.
03 Elevenses
A calming morning drink with a pleasant chat to friends.
04 Hard at Work
It's back to the grindstone, sitting in front of the computer, trying to get through all of the day's tasks.
05 Gym Workout
Pumping some iron, then looking cool, trying to impress, perhaps?
06 Bedtime
The day is over. Peace resumes, you can snuggle up, feel secure, close your eyes and fall to sleep.

Original compositions
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Casual Spark Rag 2 pianos, 4 hands (Sept 2014)
A brand new rag, originally written as a piece for 2 accordions, this is a fun, catchy piece that has been very well received. It was written for Caspar and Lukas (the title is an anagram of their names).

Lazy Sunday 2 pianos, 4 hands (July 2016)
A relaxed piece for a Sunday afternoon.

Rainy Day Rag 2 pianos, 4 hands (September 2016)
Another new rag to add to the repertoire of music for 2 pianos, 4 hands.

Original compositions
2 pianos, 4 hands

2 upright pianos



The Entertainer (Scott Joplin) 2 pianos, 4 hands(October 2014)
A fun new arrangement for 2 pianos of this famous rag.

Black & White Rag (Botsford, Arr. Peberdy) 2 pianos, 4 hands (Sept 2014)
Another famous rag, in a new arrangement for 2 pianos.

Walking in the Air (from the Snowman) by Howard Blake, arranged for 2 pianos (Oct 2017)

Arrangements
2 pianos, 4 hands

2 upright pianos

Special offer 5 First Pieces for 2 Pianos in new arrangements for 2 pianos
A collection of 5 well known pieces, often used in piano lessons, in new, easy arrangements for 2 pianos, so that a friend or teacher can play too.
The 2nd piano part is still the original piece, the 1st piano part has been composed by Simon Peberdy (March 2017).

The individual pieces are:
R Schumann: Stückchen
video W A Mozart: Menuett - Video
video P Tschaikowsky: Altes französisches Lied - Video
G F Handel: Sarabande
video J Haydn: Deutscher Tanz - Video

Christmas pieces Stille Nacht / Silent Night easy arrangement for 2 pianos:
Simple piano arrangement. I wouldn't usually share these, but this one seems to have gone down especially well with pupils. Piano 2 is a stand alone beginner's arrangement, piano 1 an optional additional, but similar standard.

Easy, first pieces for children
2 pianos, 4 hands


Away in a manger in the wild wild west


Special offerTHE COMPLETE COLLECTION OF FUN  VARIATIONS ON 10 CHRISTMAS CAROLS FOR 2 PIANOS, 4 HANDS: the first 2 sets below in one volume. Nearly 70 pages of music for 2 pianos 4 hands to enjoy. (NB this compilation does not include the pieces from set 3 or 4 below)
Christmas pieces5 Fun Christmas Carol variations for 2 pianos, in a variety of styles (set 1).
(NB I have also re-arranged some of these for piano duet - see below)
This first set of 5 pieces, released weekly in 2014 in the 5 weeks running up to Christmas, comprises:
Infant Holy, Infant Lowly
The melody of this traditional Polish carol has been reworked into this arrangement for 2 pianos, with 4 different variations, the last of which incorporates a canon of the melody between the 2 pianos.
Deck the Halls.. and Boogie!
Some Christmas fun in the form of this toe-tapping boogie based on the traditional Christmas carol, Deck the Halls.
Zither Carol
I hope you are good at counting! Lots of time signature changes between 2/4 and 3/4 in this quirky little carol ("Girls and Boys, Leave your Toys,…"), including a section where one piano is clearly in 2/4 and the other in 3/4, but it all works out in the end. (Premiered 20/12/15 in Worcs. by Sylvia Marsh & Ann Billen)
God Rest You Merry Gentlemen
At Christmas time, what better way of spending a winter's evening than getting 2 pianos / keyboards together, pouring yourselves some Christmas cheer, and enjoying some two piano Christmas pleasure in the form of this reworking of the beautiful carol "God Rest You Merry Gentlemen".
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
After a gentle start, these variations on this well known Christmas melody go through a jazzy swing phase with a stomping bass then climax in a fugue, with a final smidgeon of the opening idea to finish off.

Christmas piecesMore Fun Christmas Carol variations for 2 pianos (set 2).
(NB I have also re-arranged some of these for piano duet - see below)
The second set of 5 pieces was written in 2015, and again the pieces will be officially released in the 5 weeks running up to Christmas:
Three Kings Blues (July 2015)
3 wise men, cool black shades. Got the picture? Relax into playing this smooth blues piece based around the melody of the famous Christmas carol.
Good King Wenceslas Rumba (Aug 2015)
I don't think King Wenceslas ever visited south America, but just imagine if he had... Enjoy this toe-tapping rumba based on the melody of the well-known Christmas carol "Good King Wenceslas".
Away in a Manger in the Wild Wild West (Sept 2015)
Imagine the tumbleweed blowing along the ground and the saloon bar doors swinging! Perhaps not the usual nativity scene, but what if...? A humorous variation on the simple carol, Away in a Manger.
Ding Dong Glory Christmas Rag (Sept 2015)
Ding Dong Merrily on High, Angels from the Realms of Glory, Let all Mortal Flesh Keep Silence, Good King Wenceslas, and Personentl Hodie all get put through the masher in this fun Christmas Carol rag.
Silent Night / Stille Nacht (Sept 2015)
And sleep...! This soparific piece is based on the famous Christmas carol "Silent Night", purportedly written when the organ broke down in the Austrian village of Oberndorf.

Christmas piecesYet more Fun Christmas Carol variations for 2 pianos (set 3).
The 2 sets of variations on Christmas carols have proved very popular indeed, so here comes a third set:
Lullay Lullay, Variations on the Coventry Carol (Sept 2016)
Currently entered for an Arranging Contest run by Sheetmusicplus, and available on special offer for a limited period only
Hark, the Herald Bluegrass Angels! (Sept 2016)
Currently entered for an Arranging Contest run by Sheetmusicplus, and available on special offer for a limited period only
The First Noel Gymnopedie - A meeting of Satie and the Angels (Sept 2016) Currently entered for an Arranging Contest run by Sheetmusicplus, and available on special offer for a limited period only
Little Town of Bethlehem Charleston (Sept 2016) Entered for an Arranging Contest run by Sheetmusicplus.
video Joy to the World - Funky!, carol variations for 2 pianos, 4 hands (Sept 2016) Entered for an Arranging Contest run by Sheetmusicplus. Video of Nathan & Timonthy DeVries playing this. I came across this video by chance - great playing from these two brothers.
In the Bleak Midwinter, carol variations for 2 pianos, 4 hands (Sept 2016) Entered for an Arranging Contest run by Sheetmusicplus.

Christmas piecesEven more Fun Christmas Carol variations for 2 pianos (set 4)
Variations for 2 pianos, 4 hands on O Little Town of Bethlehem (Oct 2017))

Carol Variations
2 pianos, 4 hands
(3 collections)

2 upright pianos
Away in a manger in the wild wild west

Some with new, original artwork
by Rebecca Peberdy

Three Kings Blues

Purchase pieces direct from Simon

Deck the Halls and Boogie pic


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Piano duets and trios (4 or 6 hands at one piano)

Gallop, an "athletic trio" for 6 hands at 1 piano (March 2016)
"For piano, SIX hands, this involves the players changing seats as it proceeds. This is not just a circus trick; the music is arresting and interesting for all the players and listeners. There are well judged contrasts in texture and tonality which prevent the music from becoming too thick or indigestible." (Andrew Wilson, Director of Studies, National College of Music, London)
A new, fun little piece that requires all 3 pianists to swap places 3 times, taking them in the end back to where they started (a non-athletic alternative is possible, remaining sedentary). The tune is catchy, and I apologise that you won't be able to get it out of your head! No dynamics are given, play it as you like - just have fun!

Liberty Bell March (Sousa, Arr. Peberdy) trio for 6 hands at 1 piano (June 2014)
Fun for 3 people at 1 piano, (6 hands). If you've never tried playing a piece for 6 hands at one piano, then this is a must! It's the only Sousa march that isn't under copyright, it seems. That's apparently why it was taken as the theme tune for "Monty Python's Flying Circus".

video Chopin in Brazil, piano duet (June 2014)
Chopin's melancholy prelude in E minor transformed into an driving, energetic samba. At least, I think it's a samba! Premiered in 2014 at Dartington International Summer School (Video on Youtube)

Tritsch Tratsch Polka (Strauss, Arr. Peberdy) athletic piano duet (April 2014)
Arranged for "athletic piano duet" - you have been warned. If you don't know your duet partner well, you will after this.

"Sweet Dream"(Tchaikovsky, Arr. Peberdy) piano duet (April 2014)
A piece that many will recognise from their piano lessons (from Childrens Album Op39 No21) in a new arrangement for piano duet.

Bach/Ernst Concerto IV in C major BWV 595 (Arr. Peberdy) piano duet (April 2014)
A concerto that Bach took from Ernst and re-arranged for organ, so I have taken it and re-arranged it again, this time for piano duet.

Beethoven Bagatelle op119, no1 (Arr. Peberdy) piano duet  (March 2014)
Another favourite in pieces in piano lessons, now in a new duet arrangement.

Bach/Vivaldi Concerto in A minor (Arr. Peberdy) piano duet BWV593 (2011)
All 4 movements of this concerto, originally by Vivaldi, then re-arranged by Bach as an organ concerto, and now by me as a piano duet. Premiered on 27.10.13 at a concert in the palace of Hampton Court.

Walking in the Air arranged for piano duet
Theme from "The Snowman" by Howard Blake

Back to School Stomp trio for piano 6 hands (Sept 2018)


Special offerMost popular THE COMPLETE COLLECTION OF FUN VARIATIONS ON 10 CHRISTMAS CAROLS FOR PIANO DUET: All 10 pieces below in one volume. Nearly 70 pages of new duet music to enjoy.
Christmas piecesFun Christmas Carol variations for piano duet.
(NB These are re-arrangements of the original pieces, which for 2 pianos, 4 hands - see above)
Not everyone has access to 2 instruments, and as the series of Christmas Carol variations had been well received, in 2015 I decided to revisit the pieces, and re-work them into arrangements for piano duet. See above for details of teh individual pieces.



Set 1:
Infant Holy, Infant Lowly
Deck the Halls and Boogie
Zither Carol variations for "athletic piano duet"
God rest you Merry Gentlemen
We wish you a merry Christmas




Set 2:
Three Kings Blues
King Wenceslas Rumba
Away in a Manger in the Wild Wild West
Ding Dong Glory Christmas Rag
Silent Night / Stille Nacht



Set 3: (under construction!)
The First Noel Gymnopedie (Nov 2016)

Set 4: (under construction)
Variations on O Little Town of Bethlehem for piano duet (Oct 2017)

Carol Variations
Piano Duet
(3 collections)

We wish you a merry Christmas
Some with new, original artwork
by Rebecca Peberdy and Mary Peberdy

Silenet night

Bach Fugue in G minor BWV542 arr piano duet (Sept 1991)
An arrangement I did years ago of Bach's famous G minor fugue from fantasia and fuge in G minor BWV542. It is an old arrangement, one of my first, and simply done. Made available here because I was asked if it could be!

The Silver Rag (piano duet) (Oct 1988)
This piece for the 25th wedding anniversary celebrations of my parents I wrote when I was a teenager. Maybe I will re-visit this someday to improve the readability of it - NB this is an old score, not great quality, and only made available here because I was asked if it could be. It may be updated some time!

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Special offervideo Little Books for Organ books 1-3
All 3 books (essentially a "buy 2, get 1 free" offer) in one download. Nearly 100 pages containing 30 pieces of different styles and levels of difficulty, suitable for weddings, funerals, voluntaries, service music, and general performance. If you don't wish to take advantage of this offer, the 3 books are available separately, as are the individual pieces (click on the links below). If you wish to hear or view samples of the pieces, click on the individual pieces below.
A fourth book is on the way...
(Video of Book I (complete))

Little Books for Organ

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OrganbooksalltitleSpecial offervideo "Little Book for Organ, Book I" (March 2015)
A collection of 10 short pieces in a variety of styles, inspired by the arrival of the new digital organ in Maria Alm church. If you wish to hear or view the individual pieces, you will need to click on the individual links below. (Video of Book I)
The titles are:
Chorale Prelude on Hyfrydol (Allelujah, sing to Jesus)
Interlude in A minor
Interlude in G major***
video  Short Trio in G major Came across this video of Andrew Grahame, organ music presenter on 2MBS-FM, a radio station in Sydney, Australia, playing this piece on his Hauptwerk organ
Flourish
Sortie in C minor
Elevation in F
Chorale Prelude on Rockingham (When I survey the wondrous cross)
Christmas piecesChorale Prelude on Quem Pastores (Jesus, good above all other)
"Pitfall" Postlude



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Artwork: Barbara Morokutti
Video of the whole of book 1

OrganbooksalltitleSpecial offer "Little Book for Organ, Book II" (March 2016)
The first book was well received and so, a year later, a second book followed.
Another collection of a 10 pieces suitable for various occasions.
The titles are:
Sortie in D (Mar 2016) "Very much in the Dubois tradition and no less successful for its winks at the style of the great French romantic organists" (Andrew Wilson, award winning composer and Director of Studies, National College of Music, London)
Chorale Prelude on Slane (Lord of all Hopefulness) (Mar 2016)
Chorale Prelude on Paderborn (Rejoice in God's saints, today and all days or Maria, dich lieben ist allzeit mein Sinn) (Oct 2015)
Communion in D (Mar 2016)
Chorale Prelude on Großer Gott (Holy God, we bless Thy name) (Sept 2015)
Chorale Prelude on Innsbruck (Maria breitet den Mantel aus) (Oct 2015)
Communion in F (Feb 2016)
Pastorale in A flat (Mar 2016)
Processional in B flat (Mar 2016)
Processional in D (Mar 2016)
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Artwork: Hermann Morokutti

OrganbooksalltitleSpecial offer "Little Book for Organ, Book III" (June 2016)
A third book of 10 pieces in a variety of styles.
The titles are:
Easter Chorale Prelude on Der Heiland ist Erstanden (Apr 2016)
St. George's Gallop (April 2016) "This is a very successful organ composition. It demonstrates a thorough familiarity with the technical aspects of writing for this instrument, inncluding helpful and imaginative registration suggestions and effective use of the pedals and manual changes. The ternary structure of the piece is confidently handled. The "A" section is itself in ternary form with memorable thematic material based largely on tonic arpeggios. The second section while fitting naturally to the initial secion is full of contrast in key, level of chromaticism and thicker textures." (Andrew Wilson, award winning composer and Director of Studies, National College of Music, London)
Meditation in G (April 2016) This piece has a more fluid attitude to structure and is very sensitively handled with the atmosphere of an improvisation. The opening theme returns only as a hint after a journey through distant tonal regions. In short, this is a beautiful piece of craftsmanship" (Andrew Wilson, award winning composer and Director of Studies, National College of Music, London)
Rhapsodic Farewell (May 2016)
Chorale Prelude on Crimond (The Lord's my Shepherd) (May 2016)
Short Trio in A minor (May 2016)
Short Fanfare in D (June 2016)
Chorale Prelude on "All for Jesus" (June 2016)
Chorale Prelude on St. Clement "The Day Thou Gavest" (June 2016)
"Nun Danket" Postlude for organ (June 2016) "Its assured use of varied metres including 5/8 and the decoration woven around the unadorned statements of the chorale itself create a very exciting postlude that takes the listener "by the throat"" (Andrew Wilson, award winning composer and Director of Studies, National College of Music, London)





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Artwork: Barbara Morokutti

Organbooksalltitle "Little Book for Organ, Book IV" is underway:
Autumn Waltz for organ (October 2016)
Christmas piecesOrgan Variations on Gabriel's Message ("The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came") (Nov 2016)
Organ stately processional (May 2017)
Organ Chorale Prelude on Regina Caeli "Freu dich O Himmelskönigin" (May 2017)
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Artwork: Barbara Morokutti

Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring (J S Bach) Arr. Simon Peberdy
An arrangement of this for 3 manual organ that I did because I needed it!

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Choral / vocal ("traditional")
NB. The pricing for choral pieces on sheetmusicplus can be a bit confusing! If it's easier, please contact me for a price.
Tipp: Wenn Chorsätze erwünscht sind, kontaktieren Sie mich bitte direkt.


Special offer Selected Choral Works - a collection of anthems / liturgical music for choir by Simon Peberdy.
For those not wanting to purchase multiple copies of single pieces for choir and rather wanting to browse a few pieces, this is a collection that can be purchased as a single copy. It contains the followng pieces taken from the list below:
video Kyrie in E (June 2013) in Latin - Video (Leogang)
video The Lord's My Shepherd, I shall not want (Psalm 23) - Video, Salzburg Cathedral, Video (Leogang) German
video  Sanctus 2016 in Latin - Video (Leogang)
Psalm 96 Sing to the Lord a New Song German
Psalm 121 I will lift up mine eyes German
Veni Sancte Spritus (SATB March 2018)
Veni Creator Spiritus (SATB, March 2018)
Zu deinem Tisch sind wir geladen / Gabenbereitung German
Gott, wenn du uns segnest, or Lord, your gentle blessing draws us close to you German German

Choir

A Blessing in Disguise (6 part SSATTB) (June 2011) German
A humorous slant on the more traditional Irish blessings, Written for the 50th birthday of a local choir director in Saalfelden. (Premiered 18.09.11)

Christmas piecesvideo Christmas Turkeys (6 part SSATTB) (Aug 2010) German
Another humorous close harmony song for the festive season. The text is a non-religious Christmas one. (Premiered by The Crowle Singers, 09.12.11).
Video Christmas Turkeys performance

Christmas pieces Veni Veni Emmanuel (6 part SSATTB) (Aug 2010)
A modern setting of this well-known Advent text. First performance by Cantaturi, 11.12.10.

Christmas pieces Come, Thou Redeemer (6 part SSATTB) (Aug 2010) German
An Advent text and a melody by Praetorius that is centuries old, but re-worked in this new arrangement. (Premiered by Cantaturi in Austria, 11.12.10. UK premiere by Crowle Singers, 04.12.15)

Mass in D, for the Consort, Saalfelden (up to 8 parts), Saalfelden (Dec 2011) (premiere 26.02.12)
An accessible mass setting (in Latin) for most semi-decent church choirs, and one that that falls lightly on the ears.
01 Kyrie in B minor (revamped in October 2015)
02 Gloria in A (8 voice choir) (not yet performed)
03 Sanctus in D
04 Benedictus
05 Hallelujah
06 Agnus Dei
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video Kyrie in E (June 2013) (SATB) (revised 2016)  Video (Leogang)
A fairly "schmaltzy" kyrie setting composed for the wedding of Alex Spitzy & Louisa, Gräfin von der Schulenburg 20.07.13 and premiered in the service by the Consort, Saalfelden. (Article in "Bunte" magazine about the wedding)

Christmas piecesKomm, komm, du Morgenstern / Come, Come, Morning Star (November 2013), for Advent German German
Written for and first performed at a Rorate mass at 6am on a cold Advent morning. The opening figure in the piano accompaniment is the star shining in Bethlehem. (Premiere 21.12.13)
(for piano, STB)

Christmas piecesAve Maria in B flat in German and English (STB with piano & optional flute) German German
A flowing, melodious setting of the annunciation. Composed for an Advent "Rorate" mass at 6am, and premiered at the mass on 21.12.13.

Werkzeug deines Friedens / Make me a Channel of Your Peace
(Soprano solo, piano & optional flute)  German German
A new setting of the prayer of St. Francis, written in German originally in February 2014 as a Valentine's gift for my lovely wife, Justine, and sung by her at a mass in Maria Alm, Austria shortly afterwards.




Mass / Messe 3 voices
(STB & piano / guitar) (April 2014)
Composed for a 3 voice choir "Dreiklang" as the setting for a mass in Maria Alm, and first sung shortly after its composition, in April 2014. Some of the pieces can be sung either in German or English. The mass consists of the following:
01 Kyrie in D for STB
02 (Glory to God / Ehre sei Gott) (in German/English. mp3 is in German)  German German
03 Psalm 34 (Kostet und seht / O taste and see) (in German/English. mp3 is in German)  German German
04 Gabenbereitung (Wir versammeln uns um Deinen Tisch) German
Choir

Christmas piecesAve Maria  (STB, piano & flute, April 2014, (in German and English. Mp3 is in German)  German German

"Libera nos", words set to an arrangement of Chopin prelude April 2014

Gloria in G (Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe) (in German, for women's voices) (SAA) German
The "Frauenchor" in Maria Alm is a ladies' choir of some repute. This is the first piece that I have written for them, but surely won't be the last!

video The Lord's My Shepherd, I shall not want (Psalm 23) (SATB & optional piano/organ, May 2016) German German
"This is a very heartfelt setting of the words of the 23rd Psalm. The text has been treated with careful attention to the natural stresses of the words and the vocal lines are interesting and grateful to sing. I was particularly struck by the imaginative use of varied phrase lengths that give a welcome rhythmic life to the words. A lovely motet that any choir would enjoy performing" (Andrew Wilson, award winning composer and Director of Studies, National College of Music, London.
This piece was a finalist in a choral competition run by the American music publishers, Hal Leonard in  2016. The feedback from the jury included "lilting sacred choral piece with good ebbs and flows in dynamics to add expression and meaning to the always comforting and familiar words of the 23rd Psalm", "Very accessible for church choirs, yet very beautiful melody. Would be an emotional piece well suited for Lent, funerals, graduations, or normal Sunday worship. ","Church choral directors would love to purchase this since it’s melodic yet learnable",  "Very applicable piece for any church choir".
Written in April 2016 for the Roland Rasser, Dechant at Saalfelden.. Premiered 28/08/16 in Saalfelden. Performed at a mass in Salzburg Cathedral (Video, Salzburg Cathedral) on 23/04/17. Another video, this time of the Westfälischer Kammerchor Iserlohn, in Leogang: Video (Leogang)

video Sanctus 2016Video (Leogang) (in Latin, for SATB choir, May 2016)
Written for the Consort in Saalfelden, although the first performance was by the Westfälischer Kammerchor Iserlohn 28/07/17. Revised 2018.

Zu deinem Tisch sind wir geladen / Gabenbereitung (offertory hymn for SATB choir, June 2016) German
Written for the Consort in Saalfelden.

Psalm 96 Sing to the Lord a New Song (for SATB choir June 2017) German
An earlier version was premiered by the Consort in Saalfelden, 02.10.16, then the piece was radically overhauled and re-written in June 2017

Psalm 121 I will lift up mine eyes German
A lilting setting of this psalm, written for a composition competition in June 2017, revised 2018

Veni Sancte Spritus (SATB March 2018)
A setting of this Latin Pentecost text, commissioned by the "Liturgischer Consort, Saalfelden)

Veni Creator Spiritus (SATB, March 2018)
A second Pentexost anthem, commissioned by the "Liturgischer Consort, Saalfelden


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Choral / vocal ("rhythmical")
NB. If buying a set for a choir, please contact me for a price.
Tipp: Wenn Sie Chorsätze kaufen möchten, bitte kontaktieren Sie mich direkt.


Small Mass for "rhythmical choir" for SATB choir & piano with optional flutes & guitar
This mass setting was written for the village choir in Maria Alm, Austria, specially to cater for the needs of the choir. Some of the men in particular cannot read music, so the settings had to be simple, and easy to remember. The mass was premiered on 08.10.11 and consists of:
video 01 Kyrie (2011) in D (5 part SSATB, June 2011)) (Video "Kyrie in D")
video 02 Kyrie in B minor (SATB & optional 2 flutes,2011, re-arranged 2015) (listed in above section too) (Video Kyrie in B minor old version) https://youtu.be/Vd5dpR-hiVQ;t=3m10s2.09
video 03 Gloria in D (SATB plus piano, 2 flutes, June 2011) German (Video "Gloria in D" (old version)
video 04 Gabenbereitung / Offertory (SATB, optional piano/guitar & 2 flutes, "Große Liebe, Große Gnade" / "God's great love & God's great mercy") (Video "Gabenbereitung") German German
05 Sanctus (Heilig) in D (SATB plus piano/guitar, 2 flutes, June 2011) German
video 06 Agnus Dei (Lamb of God) (SATB plus piano & 2 optional flutes, June 2011) German (Video "Lamb of God")
(As a blessing at the end of the mass, see below for various possiblilities)
Choir

Heilig / Holy / Sanctus in F (SATB, piano & optional 2 flutes) with text both in English and German German German
A flowing, modern setting of the sanctus for SATB, piano, and 2 flutes, with very limited learning required on the part of the singers. Can be shortened by missing out the instrumental section. (Written for the wedding of Hans Jürgen & Katharina  and premiered at their wedding in June 2013 in Maria Alm church).

video The Lord's Prayer  (SATB, piano & optional 2 flutes, October 2013),  (Premiere 02/02/14) German
Another easy to learn piece for the village choir in Maria Alm, Austria, with the simlar feel to it as the sanctus (above), and again for SATB choir, piano, and 2 flutes (optional). It builds up to a powerful climax, before returning to a peaceful close. (Video "Lord's Prayer")
(for piano, SATB & 2 flutes (October 2013)

video Betet an (SATB, piano & optional 2 flutes, February 2014) German
Written for, and first performed at the confirmation service in Maria Alm, Austria in 2014. Again, written to suit the capabilities of the village choir. (Video "Betet an")

Heiliger Geist (SATB & piano, May 2014) German
A short, meditative piece, in a Taizé style, written for a confirmation service in Maria Alm, Austria.

Gospel Praise (SATB, solo soprano, piano & optional flute, May 2014) German
A setting of Psalm 96, written to try and have a change from "O Happy Day" which everyone seems to want! Needs a strong soloist who can get up to a held top A. Plenty of energy in this song. Bass guitar & drums might add a little something too, depending on the venue/occasion.This piece has yet to have its first airing (as far as I know) - you could give it its premiere!

video Gott segne dich / May God pour out His blessing (Blessing, in German for SATB & piano, June 2014) German German (Video "Gott segne dich")
"Gott sei mit seinem Segen täglich auf deinen Wegen". Written for the birthday of Maria Rinnerthaler, a lovely lady who organises the village church choir in Maria Alm, Austria. This piece exists in several formats (2 part, 3 part, and SATB). Only the 2 part arrangement has been sung in Maria Alm (as in the mp3 sample), though this link is to the pdf of the SATB arrangement. The text is in both German and English in the score.

Heilig 2014 (in A) (Sept 2014) German
for SATB, piano & 2 flutes

video Gloria in E 2015 (SATB, piano & optional flute, February 2015) German
A celebratory, rhythmical setting of the gloria. This one seemed to keep the village choir on its toes. Just when you think everything is stable, the time signature changes. The piece has been updated slightly since the mp3 recording. First performance at the wedding of Stefan Strasser to Magdalena Rinnerthaler, and dedicated to them. (Video "Gloria in E 2015")

video Gott, wenn du uns segnest, or Lord, your gentle blessing draws us close to you  (Blessing, SATB & optional piano, October 2015)  German German
A calming, flowing setting of a blessing text suitable for the end of a service, which can be sung unaccompanied or with the optional piano part. Written for a pilgrimage of teachers in Maria Kirchental and first performed the evening beforehand in Hinterthal on 18/10/15 with the "final" version printed just in time for the rehearsal before the service with some slick pencil work to make the necessary changes. Dedicated to Raphael and Jessica Rinnerthaler, (Video "Gott, wenn du uns segnest)

Sing to the Lord a New Song (SATB, piano & optional 2 flutes, September 2016)German
A rhythmical setting of Psalm 96 "Sing to the Lord" with a swing feel suitable for a gospel-type choir.

Jubilate Deo, (January 2017) a rhythmical setting for SATB gospel choir, piano, and 2 flutes (optional) German

Kyrie eleison (2016) (Oct 2017) an arrangement for SATB of a song originally for children's choir German

video Sanctus Calypso (Oct 2017) an arrangement for SATB of a song originally for children's choir Video of children's choir version German


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Children's Choir / Kinderchor

Special offerGerman Kinderchorlieder - eine Sammlung von allen Liedern unten (Children's Choir Collection - containing all of the songs below)
18 leichte Kirchenlieder für Kinderchor (2-stimmig mit Klavier / Gitarrenbegleitung, manche mit Blockflötenstimmen). Viele sind in Form eines Kanons, und sind daher 2-stimmig aber schnell zu lernen.
Diese Sammlung enthält alle 18 Lieder. Um die einzelnen Lieder zu sehen bzw. hören, Klicken Sie auf den entsprechenden Link unten. Um die ganze Sammlung zu sehen, clicken Sie hier.

NB die Sammlung enthält auch die "Kleine Messe für Kinderchor"-Lieder (siehe Kasten unten) (mit * markiert).
(Mp3 ist eine live Aufnahme von "Feuer und Flamme", gesungen vom Kinderchor Maria Alm, Pfingsten 2017)
18
easy children's choir songs for church services. The songs are in 2 parts, but often in a canon-type form, so very quick to learn:

Der Herr ist mein Licht (Psalm 27) (Sept 2016) *
video Ehre sei Gott (Gloria) (May 2017) (video)
video Ehre sei Gott in der Höh' (Gloria) (Oct 2017) video of Kinderchor Maria Alm 06.05.18
video Feuer und Flamme (Pfingstlied) (May 2017) (video)
video Gehet in Frieden (Segenslied) (Nov 2017) (video) & video of Maria Alm Kinderchor 06.05.18
Gloria, Gloria! Ehre sei Gott in der Höh' (Gloria) (Kanon) (Sept 2016) *
Heilig, heilig, heilig (Sanctus) (Kanon) (Sept 2016) *
video Heilig, Heilig, Heilig - Sanctus Calypso (Sanctus) (Oct 2017) (video)
video Herr, Herr wir bringen Brot und Wein (Gabenbereitung) (May 2017) (video) & video of Kinderchor Maria Alm 06.05.18
Kyrie eleison (Sept 2016) *
Lamm Gottes (Agnus Dei) (Sept 2016) *
Christmas pieces Macht hoch die Tür (Adventslied) (Oct 2017)
video "Mkate na Divai" (Wir bringen Brot und Wein) (Gabenbereitung) (Feb 2018) Video
Nehmt und esst den Leib des Herrn (Kommunion) (Oct 2017)
video Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied (Psalm 98) (Sept 2016) video & video of Kinderchor Maria Alm 06.05.18
video Takatifu ni Bwana Mungu (Heilig ist Gott, der Herr (Sanctus) (May 2018) video of Maria Alm Kinderchor 06.05.18
Wir bringen Brot und Wein (Gabenbereitung) (Sept 2016) *
Wir geh'n mit Gottes Segen (Segenslied) (Sept 2016)











Kinderchorpic

Special offerGerman Kleine Messe für Kinderchor -  8 Lieder zusammen in einem Download (Small mass for children's choir - complete)
Eine einfache, rhythmische kleine Messgestaltung für Kinderchor (2-stimmig) German
A rhythmical mass setting for children's choir (Sept 2016)
The songs are in 2 parts, but often based on a canon-type form, so very quick to learn. The mass contains the following pieces:
Mit folgenden Liedern:
Eröffnungslied: Der Herr ist mein Licht (Psalm 27) (Sept 2016), Kyrie (Sept 2016), Gloria: Ehre sei Gott in der Höh' (Kanon) (Sept 2016), Zwischengesang: Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied (Psalm 98) (Sept 2016), Gabenbereitung: Wir bringen Brot und Wein (Sept 2016), Sanctus: Heilig, heilig, heilig (Kanon) (Sept 2016), Agnus (Sept 2016), Segenslied: Wir geh'n mit Gottes Segen (Sept 2016)

NB Alle dieser Lieder sind auch in der "Kinderchorliedersammlung" enthalten (siehe oben)
NB All of these songs are alson in the "
Kinderchorliedersammlung" (see above)

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Instrumental (excl. piano & accordion)

Special offer"Melodious Instrumental Interludes Book I" complete book 1 for 2 flutes, guitar and/or piano
A set of 5 easy melodious pieces originally for use as “gap-fillers” in church services (many for the annual First Communion service for primary school children in Maria Alm, Austria), specifically written to be easily spontaneously lengthened / shortened to suit the occasion by choosing which sections to rplay/epeat, omit, or jump to at the last minute! Basic duration is given in the title (hence the unimaginative names). The collection contains full scores and all individual parts (2 flutes with guitar chords, guitar in notation to show plucking patterns, & optional piano part). You may well not need to print out the full 68 pages!). The shorter pieces are at the start of the collection.
Careful, you can't get the tunes out of your head!
If you don't require the whole collection, or if you would like to view / hear samples of the individual pieces, the pieces are also available individually, with full scores and all individual parts in one pdf document. The pieces are:
01 Instrumental Interlude 1'40 (G major) (premiere Erstkommunion, May 2012)
02 Instrumental Interlude 2'11 (A minor) (premiere March 2015) (Video "Instrumental 2'11")
03 Instrumental Interlude 2'16 (D major) (premiere Erstkommunion, May 2012)
04 Instrumental Interlude 2'22 in 6/8 (B flat major) (premiere Erstkommunion, May 2014)
05 Instrumental Interlude 2'55 (F major) (premiere March 2015)

Special offer "Melodious Instrumental Interludes Book II" complete book 2 for 2 flutes, guitar and/or piano
A second collection of 5 easy melodious gap-fillers written originally for use in church services, written to be easily lengthened / shortened to suit the occasion by spontaneously choosing which sections to play/repeat. Basic duration is given in the title. The links below provide you with full scores and all individual parts in one pdf document. The pieces are in  order of duration and are:
01 Instrumental Interlude 2'02 (E flat major)
02 Instrumental Interlude 2'05 (A major) (premiere Erstkommunion May 2014) (Video Instrumental 2'05)
03 Instrumental Interlude 2'13 (A minor)
04 Instrumental Interlude 2'34 (F major) (premiere April 2015)
05 Instrumental Interlude 2'48 (B flat major) (premiere Erstkommunion, May 2013)

Special offer "Melodious Instrumental Interludes Book III" comlete book for 2 flutes, guitar and/or piano
A third collection of 5 easy melodious gap-fillers written originally for use in church services, written to be easily lengthened / shortened to suit the occasion by spontaneously choosing which sections to play/repeat from the rehearsal marks given. Basic duration is given in the title.
Instrumental Interlude 3'00 in F (For the Lehrerwallfahrt, Maria Kirchental 23/10/16)
Instrumental Interlude 1'58 in B flat (For the Schulschlussmesse July 2016)
Instrumental interlude 2'07 in E minor
Instrumental Interlude 1'15 in D
Instrumental Interlude 2'06 in C minor (for Palm Sunday, 09/04/17)

Melodious Instrumental Interludes Book IV.... will follow in due course
Instrumental Interlude 2'01 in F (for Palm Sunday, 09/04/17)
Instrumental 2'42 in F for 2 flutes and piano (premiere Maria Kirchental 08/10/17)
Instrumental 2'30 in D (Erstkommunion May 2018)


video "Home Run" for baritone/trombone & organ video Aug 2017
This was written as a 50th birthday present for the local Kapellmeister in Maria Alm. (May 2013)

Jesu Joy of man's desiring for trumpet and piano (Bach, arr. Peberdy) (Jun 2017)
The trumpet simply plays the chorale melody. I needed this simple arrangement for someone, so here it is!

Prince of Denmark (Clarke) and Trumpet Tune (Purcell) for trumpet and piano / organ
Simple single-page arrangements that I needed, useful to give trumpeters for weddings. Just the of "well-known bits"

Communion in F, arranged for trumpet & organ

Processional in B flat, arranged for trumpet & organ

"Heidi", a piece for flute and piano for Heidi Widauer's birthday (May 2018)


Music for Canterbury Tales (1990)
Incidental music written to accompany "Canterbury Tales, Chaucer made modern". Krummhorns, recorders, tambourine, guitar, synthesiser, and 4 track recorder were used in its first performance at the Norbury Theatre, Droitwich, in Sept 1990. This is an old score, not great quality in its print, but may be of interest if you are planning to stage the play.

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Instrumental solo (Piano / accordion)

Casual Spark Rag, for 2 accordions
My son, Caspar, was enjoying rags, so I wrote this one for him and his friend to play. For 2 Accordions (Caspar & Lukas)  Sept 2014

Casual Spark Rag, arranged for piano solo.
The rag proved popular, so I arranged it for 2 pianos and also did this arrangement, for solo piano. (Sept 2014)

Black and White Rag (Botsford, Arr. Peberdy), arranged for accordion orchestra, Sept 2014
Having arranged this piece for 2 pianos, and the fact that my son plays in an accordion orchestra, this was a logical step to take. (Sept 2014)

The Entertainer (Joplin, Arr. Peberdy) arranged for accordion orchestra, Sept 2014
The same goes for this as with the Black and White Rag.

A Love song: Longing (September 2016) (piano solo)
Written for a composition competition run by the pianist William Howard for his "Love Songs Project" (http://www.williamhoward.co.uk/love-songs-project-1) in 2016. Although I didn't win, it was a very enjoyable piece to compose and play. Essentially a romantic, haunting theme and variations, but with a contrasting, slightly charged middle section. This piece has not yet had its first public performance, so you could have the premiere - please let me know if you do!
Christmas pieces Stille Nacht / Silent Night (Easy piano)
A simple arrangement of this Austrian carol for a piano pupil of mine. It seemed to be very playable for other pupils, so I've decided to share it here. With an optional 2nd piano part.

Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring piano solo (Bach arr. Peberdy) (June 2017)


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Thank you!


Thank you for taking an interest in my music. I sometimes get information relating to the countries where pieces have been purchased. Thanks to this, I can say that I am thrilled that people are playing / singing the music above in, amongst others, the following countries:

(39 so far) Albania, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Taiwan, UK, and the USA

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Other compositions / arrangements yet to categorise (this is a job in progress)

NB the links below should take you nowhere.... Please email me at speberdy(at)yahoo.com if you would like any of the following.

Arrangements:


Erstkommunion May 2011

(2 flute parts to go with these songs)
Du bist da Mar '11
Herr, erbarme dich Mar '11
Herr, wir bringen Brot und Wein Mar '11
Jesus geht in die Stadt hinenin Mar '11
Kommt herbei Mar '11
Laudato sii Mar '11
Mein Lebenstraumbaum Mar '11

Menschenbrückenlied Mar '11
Schalom Schalom Mar '11

Erstkommunion May 2012

(2 flute parts to go with these songs)
In jeder Blume
Alle Knospen springen auf
Bravo bravissimo
 

Erstkommunion May 2013

(2 flute parts to go with these songs)
Aufsteh'n aufeinander zugeh'n
Gott, du bist der Ursprung
Hallelujah, preiset den Herrn
Heilig, lass die Sonne durch dich scheinen
Voll Vertrauen

Erstkommunion May 2014

(2 flute parts to go with these songs)
Ich lobe meinen Gott
Jeder Tag ist ein Geschenk
Sanctus, heilig ist Gott
Schwester Sonne
Und so geh' nun deinen Weg

Erstkommunion May 2015

(2 flute parts to go with these songs)
Gehet hin in seinem Frieden
Groß, größer, am größten
Halleluja-Ruf

Erstkommunion May 2016

(2 flute parts to go with these songs)
Da berühren sich Himmel und Erde
Gott ist mit uns unterwegs
Jesus lebt (Alle singen Halleluja)
Herr. gib mir Flügel

Other

(Others: Usually arrangements for the church choir):
Segne uns, O Herr Apr '12
Ich will dich segnen Apr '12
Nimm O Herr Apr '12
Jerusalem (Nov '11)
Greensleeves (3 part) (June '11)
Impression May'11
Impression 2 May '11
Vater Unser Mar '11
Heilig heilig Mar '11
Ave Maria (Bruckner) Oct '10 (SSATTB)
Herr, wir bitten May '10
In deinem Namen Oct '09
Here I am Lord May '09
Lord of the Dance May '09
Be Still May '09
Pachelbel's Canon May '09 2 flutes & organ
Aandgesang Feb 2014
Stille Nacht (3 part SSA) (Dec 2015)
Wir bringen unsere Gaben (Apr 2016)
Atme in uns (Apr 2016)

Compositions:


Golden Wedding Anniversary (September 2013) (premiere October 2013)
(7 parts) (for Mum & Dad's Golden Wedding)
full score (12 pages)
(audio file from computer)
(audio file live performance)














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