Music for 2 pianos, 4 hands
(updated 06/01/2021)

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Arrangements for 2 pianos, 4 hands

Bach's 2 part inventions arr. 2 pianos
The originals with a new additional piano part
by Simon Peberdy


Bach 2 part inventions COMPLETE Bach Two Part Inventions for 2 Pianos
Bach 2 part inventions for 2 pianos Bach 2 part inventions 11-15
video Video of Bach's 2 part inventions arranged for 2 pianos

The Entertainer for 2 pianos arr. Simon Peberdy Black & White Rag 2 pianos Botsford arr. Simon Peberdy
The Snowman 2 pianos Howard Blake arr. Simon Peberdy Burgmüller study 2 pianos arr. Simon Peberdy
carol variations 2 pianos book 1 by Simon Peberdy carol variations 2 pianos book 2 by Simon Peberdy
(More details below)

Easy Pieces for 2 Pianos Series
5 books of classics with a new
additional piano part by Simon Peberdy

Easy pieces for 2 pianos arr. Simon Peberdy
video Video of all of Book 1
video Video of all of Book 2
video Video of all of Book 3
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Video of all of Book 4 or NEW Video of Book 4 played live
video Video of all of Book 5
Book 1 Easy pieces for 2 pianos arr. Simon Peberdy Book 2 Easy pieces for 2 pianos arr. Simon Peberdy
Book 3 Easy pieces for 2 pianos arr. Simon Peberdy Easy Pieces for 2 Pianos arr. Simon Peberdy Book 4
Easy pieces for 2 pianos arr. Simon Peberdy Book 5

Original compositions - 2 pianos, 4 hands
(Or piano and keyboard..)

Casual Spark Rag 2 pianos Simon Peberdy Lazy Sunday 2 pianos Simon Peberdy Rainy Day Rag 2 pianos Simon Peberdy

Daytime Suite
A new suite of 6 pieces for 2 pianos

Daytime Suite 2 pianos Simon Peberdy

Early Morning from Daytime Suite for 2 pianos by Simon Peberdy Rush Hour from Daytime Suite for 2 pianos by Simon Peberdy
Elevenses from Daytime Suite for 2 pianos by Simon Peberdy Hard at Work from Daytime Suite for 2 pianos by Simon Peberdy
Gym Workout from Daytime Suite for 2 pianos by Simon Peberdy Bedtime from Daytime Suite for 2 pianos by Simon Peberdy

Individual pieces for the collections above

Special offer5 Easy Pieces for 2 Pianos, Book 1
A collection of 5 well known pieces, approximately grade 2 standard, in new, easy arrangements for 2 pianos, so a friend or teacher can play too.
Also great for more experienced pianists to use as easy sight reading practice.
The 2nd piano part is the original piece, the 1st piano part has been composed by Simon Peberdy (March 2017).

video Video of all of Book 1

  1. Stückchen (R. Schumann)
  2. video Menuett (K.2) (W.A. Mozart) - Video, played by Mary & Elizabeth
  3. video Altes französisches Lied (Tschaikowsky) - Video, played by Mary & Elizabeth
  4. video Sarabande (G.F. Handel) - Video by Carson Lindahl and Jihang Lio
  5. video Deutscher Tanz (J. Haydn) - Video by Mary & Elizabeth
Special offer 5 Easy Pieces for 2 Pianos, Book 2
A second album of 5 new, easy arrangements for 2 pianos of classics of approximately grade 2-3 standard. (Piano I part is newly written, piano II is the original piece). (Oct 2018)
Also great for more experienced pianists to use as  sight reading practice

video Video of all of Book 2

  1. Schäferlied (Haydn)
  2. Air from a string quartet (Mozart),
  3. Sonatina in B flat (Handel),
  4. Vivace in A (Rathgeber),
  5. Pastorale (Hook)
Special offer 5 Easy Pieces for 2 Pianos Book 3
A third album of 5 new, easy arrangements for 2 pianos of classics of approximately grade 2-3 standard (Piano I part is newly written, piano II is the original piece). (Oct 2018)
Also great for more experienced pianists to use as easy sight reading practice.

video Video of all of Book 3

  1. Minuet in F (K.5) (W.A. Mozart)
  2. Tempo die Minuetto (Lesson 4 from "Guida di Musica" Op. 37) (James Hook)
  3. Gavotte en Rondeau (J.S. Bach)
  4. Wild Mignonette Op. 205 (Gurlitt)
  5. Menuett (Att. W.F. Bach)
Special offer 5 Easy Pieces for 2 Pianos Book 4
A fourth collection of 5 well known pieces in easy arrangements for 2 pianos, 4 hands so a friend or teacher can play too.
Also great for more experienced pianists to use as easy sight reading practice.
The 2nd piano part is the original piece, the 1st piano part has been composed by Simon Peberdy (March 2017).

video Video of all of Book 4

The individual pieces are:
  1. Air (Lesson 17 from "Guida di Musica") (James Hook) (Oct 2018)
  2. Study in A minor (August Müller) (Feb 2019)
  3. Round O' (Henry Purcell) (Feb 2019)
  4. Minuet (Rameau) (Feb 2019)
  5. Gavotte (Couperin) (Feb 2019)
Special offer 5 Easy PIeces for 2 Pianos Book 5
This fifth collection contains 5 charming minuets by JS Bach from the Little Music Book of Anna Magdalena Bach
Suitable for learners, but also great for more experienced pianists to use as easy sight reading practice.
The 2nd piano part is the original piece, the 1st piano part has been composed by Simon Peberdy (March 2017).

video Video of all of Book 5

  1. Minuet in G (I) (March 2019)
  2. Minuet in G minor  (March 2019)
  3. Minuet in G (II)  (Feb 2019)
  4. Minuet in A minor (March 2019)
  5. Minuet in D minor (March 2019)


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

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carol variations 2 pianos book 1 by Simon Peberdy Christmas piecesSpecial offer
CAROL VARIATIONS FOR 2 PIANOS, 4 HANDS, BOOK 1:
Nearly 70 pages of music for 2 pianos 4 hands to enjoy.
Fun Christmas Carol variations for 2 pianos, in a variety of styles.
(NB Piano duet arrangements are also available - see duet section)

The first 5 were released weekly in 2014 in the 5 weeks running up to Christmas, and the second 5 in 2015

This collection contains the 10 pieces listed below.
  1. 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.
  2. video 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. I found a video of this on the internet plus a video of my duet version of it being played in concerts in America (see the piano duets section for the sheet music for the duet version). Here's another video of a performance.
  3. 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". Found a video of this too.
  4. video 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. I found a video of this being played at a concert in America.
  5. video 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". I found a video of this being played at a concert in America.
  6. video Silent Night / Stille Nacht (Sept 2015) 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. I found a video of this being played in a concert in America.
  7. video 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. I found a video of this being played at a concert in America.
  8. video 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. I found a video of this being played in a concert in America, and another video of it here.
  9. 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.
  10. 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)

carol variations 2 pianos book 2 by Simon Peberdy Christmas piecesSpecial offer
CAROL VARIATIONS FOR 2 PIANOS, 4 HANDS, BOOK 2:
Sets 3 & 4 below contained in one volume. Nearly 70 pages of music for 2 pianos 4 hands to enjoy.
(Piano duet arrangements are also available - see duet section)

Following the success of the first book, book 2 contains the 10 pieces listed below.
  1. video Lullay Lullay, Variations on the Coventry Carol (Sept 2016) Based on the beautiful, haunting melody of the Coventry Carol (Lullay, Lullay), an English carol dating from the 16th century. Video of the DeVries brothers Nathan (15) & Timothy (12) playing this piece.
  2. Little Town of Bethlehem Charleston (Sept 2016) This charleston is full of energy and is based on the traditional melody of the English Christmas carol, O Little Town of Bethlehem (and O Come, O Come, Emmanuel creeps in too).
  3. The First Noel Gymnopedie - A meeting of Satie and the Angels (Sept 2016) This smooth, soparific piece is based on the traditional melody of the English Christmas carol, The First Noel, linking it with Gymnopedies 1 & 3 by Satie.
  4. Hark, the Herald Bluegrass Angels! (Sept 2016) Y'all ready with the handclaps? Yeahaw! This  is a new, country approach to the famous carol 'Hark the Herald Angels Sing".
  5. In the Bleak Midwinter, carol variations for 2 pianos, 4 hands (Sept 2016) This calm, relaxing piece is based on the beautiful Christmas carol melody by Gustav Holst.
  6. video Joy to the World - Funky!, carol variations for 2 pianos, 4 hands (Sept 2016) Full of drive and energy and is based on the melody of the English Christmas Carol, "Joy to the World", the melody of which is attributed to Mason, who perhaps based it on a piece by Handel... Video of Nathan & Timonthy DeVries playing this. I came across this video by chance - great playing from these two brothers. A new recording has arrived: take a look at this video from Utah.
  7. O Little Town of Bethlehem, carol variations for 2 pianos, 4 hands (Oct 2017)) This piece has a "Girl from Ipanema" rhythmic feel to it (mostly!). Based around the traditional melody of the English Christmas Carol, "O Little Town of Bethlehem:",
  8. Wassail Hiccup and Trip up, carol variations for 2 pianos, 4 hands (Oct 2018) carol variations for 2 pianos, 4 hands. A baudy, swaggering, drunken take on the traditional Gloucestershire Wassail, complete with hiccups and trying to regain composure after stumbling. Great fun!
  9. While Shepherds Boogie Woogie, carol variations for 2 pianos, 4 hands (Oct 2018) Just what were those shepherds doing whilst watching their flocks until the star appeared? Possibly not dancing, but who knows?
  10. Quem pastores, carol variations for 2 pianos, 4 hands (Oct 2018) The shepherds again, but this time a more serene picture is painted with these calm variations on this well-known 16th Century Christmas carol melody.

Carol Variations
2 pianos, 4 hands
(2 books)

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CAROL VARIATIONS FOR 2 PIANOS, 4 HANDS, BOOK 1:

Away in a manger in the wild wild west


Three Kings Blues
Purchase pieces direct from Simon
Deck the Halls and Boogie pic
Wassail
Some with new, original artwork
by Rebecca Peberdy