Music for 2 pianos, 4 hands
(updated 18/03/19)

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DaytimeSuite

Original compositions - 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.

CasualSparkRag2pianos 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). It is also available as a piano solo version.
LazySunday2pianos Lazy Sunday 2 pianos, 4 hands (July 2016)
A relaxed piece for a Sunday afternoon.
RainyDay2pianos Rainy Day Rag 2 pianos, 4 hands (September 2016)
Another new rag to add to the repertoire of music for 2 pianos, 4 hands. Rags are always fun.

Arrangements - 2 pianos, 4 hands

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 - Easy pieces for 2 pianos, 4 hands

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A new series of 5 books of Easy Pieces for 2 Pianos, available individually or as one collection.

Special offer5 Easy Pieces for 2 Pianos Books 1,2, 3, 4 & 5 all together in one file
A collection in one download of the 5 books of "5 Easy Pieces for 2 Pianos" listed below. Excellent for learners to play with their teachers or a friend, or for more advanced pianists to have some fun sight reading on 2 pianos.
(The offer: basically buy 4 books and get a fifth one free)

Book1
Special offer5 Easy Pieces for 2 Pianos, Book 1
A collection of 5 well known pieces, often used in piano lessons, in new, easy arrangements for 2 pianos, 4 hands so that a friend or teacher can play too.
Also great for more experienced pianists to use as easy sight reading practice and fun playing 2 pianos (or one piano and 1 keyboard, or whatever!).
The 2nd piano part is the original piece, the 1st piano part has been composed by Simon Peberdy (March 2017).

The individual pieces are:
Stückchen (R. Schumann)
video Menuett (K.2) (W.A. Mozart) - Video
video Altes französisches Lied (Tschaikowsky) - Video
Sarabande (G.F. Handel)
video Deutscher Tanz (J. Haydn) - Video
Book2 Special offer 5 Easy Pieces for 2 Pianos, Book 2
A second album of 5 new, easy arrangements for 2 pianos of classics, this time of approximately grade 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 and fun playing 2 pianos (or one piano and 1 keyboard, or whatever!).
The 2nd piano part is the original piece, the 1st piano part has been composed by Simon Peberdy.

The individual pieces are:
Schäferlied (Haydn)
Air from a string quartet (Mozart),
Sonatina in B flat (Handel),
Vivace in A (Rathgeber),
Pastorale (Hook)
Book3 Special offer 5 Easy Pieces for 2 Pianos Book 3
A third album of 5 new, easy arrangements for 2 pianos of classics, this time 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 and fun playing 2 pianos (or one piano and 1 keyboard, or whatever!).
The 2nd piano part is the original piece, the 1st piano part has been composed by Simon Peberdy.

The individual pieces are:
Minuet in F (K.5) (W.A. Mozart)
Tempo die Minuetto (Lesson 4 from "Guida di Musica" Op. 37) (James Hook)
Gavotte en Rondeau (J.S. Bach)
Wild Mignonette Op. 205 (Gurlitt)
Menuett (Att. W.F. Bach)

5EasyPieces2Pianos Special offer 5 Easy Pieces for 2 Pianos Book 4
A fourth collection of 5 well known pieces, often used in piano lessons, in new, easy arrangements for 2 pianos, 4 hands so that a friend or teacher can play too.
Also great for more experienced pianists to use as easy sight reading practice and fun playing 2 pianos (or one piano and 1 keyboard, or whatever!).
The 2nd piano part is the original piece, the 1st piano part has been composed by Simon Peberdy (March 2017).

The individual pieces are:
Air (Lesson 17 from "Guida di Musica") (James Hook) (Oct 2018)
Study in A minor (August Müller) (Feb 2019)
Round O' (Henry Purcell) (Feb 2019)
Minuet (Rameau) (Feb 2019)
Gavotte (Couperin) (Feb 2019)
EasyPiecesBook5Title 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 learner, but also grea funt for more experienced pianists to use as easy sight reading practice and fun playing 2 pianos (or one piano and 1 keyboard, or whatever!).
The 2nd piano part is the original piece, the 1st piano part has been composed by Simon Peberdy (March 2017).

The individual pieces are:
Minuet in G (I) (March 2019)
Minuet in G minor  (March 2019)
Minuet in G (II)  (Feb 2019)
Minuet in A minor (March 2019)
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
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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.
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.
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)
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.
These 5 were released weekly in 2015 before Christmas:
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.
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.
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.
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.
video 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. I found a video of this being played in a concert in America.

carol variations 2 pianos book 2
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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.
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.
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".
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.
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).
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.
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.
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:",
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!
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?
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
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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