On this page you can investigate a wide selection of Piano Solos that John has arranged. Most of the pieces are arranged within the levels of Grades Two to Six. Simply click on a blue title for a pdf file to open. This will give you several lines to try out without charge. If you like it and are one of John's pupils, he will email the whole piece to you as part of the normal lesson fees. If you don't see John on a regular basis, you can purchase the score at scoreexchange.com. Scroll down the page and look at "Score Catalogue." You may need to download Scorch before you are able to do this. (There are 5 different price bands: from Free up to £2.15.) You can watch John play some of his arrangements below too.


National Anthems and Airs

God save the Queen  F major, 1 page, 4 bars, 25 secs

Arranged for voice and jazz piano on Her Majesty 80th birthday in 2006.

God save the Queen  F# major, 1 page, 14 bars, 25 secs.

A very different arrangement for her 85th birthday in 2011.

God save the Queen  G major, 2 pages, 42 bars, 1 min 26 secs.

Two verses arranged to celebrate Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee in 2012.
Auld lang syne   F major, 5 pages, 75 bars, 2 min 33 secs

This great Scottish folk song arranged for piano, voice and tin whistle.

Ar Hyd y Nos (All through the night) - coming soon

Deutschlandlied - coming soon

Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau  D and Eb major, 5 pages, 112 bars, 3 mins 23 secs

Sing along to Land of my Fathers as you'd expect a Welsh Choir, Katherine Jenkins or Bryn Terfel to, not as John Redwood did in 1993. The arrangement starts fairly simply, getting more complex in both rhythm and texture as the three verses unfold. The accompanying words are in both Welsh and English.

La Marseillaise - coming soon

Scotland the Brave - coming soon

The Londonderry Air  C and D major, 3 pages, 46 bars, 3 mins 5 secs.

This is easier than it might look. After a very straightforward first section, the use of note clusters and a modulation gives this arrangement some bite. Let your fingers do most of the work, once you've played it through several times.

The Star-Spangled Banner - coming soon


Traditional
Au clair de la Lune  F major, 2 pages, 54 bars, 2 mins 0 secs
Swing along to this generally thickly-textured arrangement.

For He's a Jolly Good Cowboy D major, 2 pages, 81 bars

A tiring few days in the saddle reaches an enjoyable ending - home sweet home with the family!


Greensleeves  G minor, 2 pages, 81 bars

          Four variations on this well-known Tudor folk song.


Rondo alla London Bridge  D major, 2 pages, 64 bars

Here you will be able to play the repeated theme of London Bridge whilst it alternates with other contrasting themes.



The Drunken Sailor  D minor, 2 pages, 102 bars

Can you imagine the story this arrangement portrays?


When the Saints - coming soon


Bach - coming in 2018
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) was a German composer of the Baroque period.


Beethoven
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) was a German composer of the Classical and Romantic periods.

Ode to Joy  G major, 2 pages, 66 bars, 2 mins 12 secs.
A theme from his 9th Symphony.

Bizet - coming in 2018
Georges Bizet (1838-1875) was a French composer of the Romantic period. 


Brahms
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) was a German composer of the Romantic period.

Guten Abend, gute Nacht  F major, 1 page, 57 bars, 2 mins, 9 secs

The familiar Lullaby written by Brahms, here arranged for the Left Hand only. It is useful in helping to develop the skill of having different dynamics for different voices in one hand. There are a few ledger lines to work out too. Ravel wrote a Piano Concerto for the Left Hand nearly 80 years ago; in July 2012 a one-handed pianist graduated from the Royal College of Music.


Charpentier

Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704) was a French composer of the Baroque period.

Te Deum - coming in 2018


Dvořák

Antonin Dvořák (1841-1904) was a Czech composer of the Romantic period.

Largo  C major, 3 pages, 69 bars, 5 mins 15 secs.

A Piano Reduction of themes from the second movement of his 9th Symphony. Hovis used this music to help advertise their brand of bread in the 1970s and 1980s.

Greig - coming in 2018
Edvard Greig (1843-1907) was a Norwegian composer of the Romantic period.


Handel - coming in 2018
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) was a German composer of the Baroque period.

Joplin
Scott Joplin (1868-1917) was an American composer of the late Romantic period.

The Entertainer  C major, 4 pages, 92 bars, 6 mins, 5 secs

One of the most famous Ragtime pieces.

Mozart - coming in 2018
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) was an Austrian composer of the Classical period.


Tchaikovsky - coming in 2018
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) was a Russian composer of the Romantic period.


Vivaldi - coming in 2018
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) was an Italian composer of the late Baroque period.

Carols

Away in a Manger  F major, 2 pages, 56 bars, 1 min 41 secs

Here you will find a static Left Hand part. It sticks to the five finger F major position, though it changes for each verse. All the words are included so that you can practise playing and singing if you wish.

Hark! the Herald Angels sing  F major, 4 pages, 68 bars, 2 mins 45 secs

Much of this four part arrangement follows the traditional harmony many of us know and enjoy. However, a few of the latter bars of this three verse Carol, have a certain darker feel to what you might normally hear or play.

In the bleak midwinter - coming later in 2018

O Come all ye faithful - coming later in 2018

O Little Town of Bethlehem  F major, 2 pages, 25 bars, 3 mins 21 secs

Could you play this fairly straightforward accompaniment whilst singing the lyrics to the four verses at the same time? The melody doesn't coincide with the piano part very often.

Once in Royal David's City - coming later in 2018

Silent Night  Bb major, 3 pages, 50 bars, 2 min 10 secs

Here you will find a lilting and gentle arrangement, with a separate piano accompaniment to the melody line.  The second verse contains a few jazzy chord progressions. The short interludes between the verses give you time to catch your breath if you are singing it as well!

The First Nowell  C and D major, 3 pages, 61 bars, 5 mins 10 secs

The music for the first verse is in C major. It is repeated for the first five verses, before modulating into D major for the final verse. This sixth verse has slightly different harmonies. Most of the piece is in two parts and all the lyrics are included. 

We Three Kings - coming later in 2018

While Shepherds Watched - coming later in 2018


Hymns

Abide with me - coming in 2018

Crown Him with many crowns - coming in 2018

Guide Me O thy Great Redeemer - coming in 2018

Love divine - coming in 2018

Praise my soul the King of heaven - coming in 2018

The Lord's my Shepherd - coming in 2018




If you enjoy what you have played and are not taught by John, perhaps you could send him a short email to say so (nuneatonmusiclessons@gmail.com).

Is there a piece of music that is not in copyright that you would like to see here? What genre would best suit it? Let John know.

If you would be interested in knowing when new arrangements are added to this page, please let John know your email address.

If you wish to listen to any of these pieces and view the score at the same time, simply click here. Scroll down the page and look at "Score Catalogue." You may need to download Scorch before you are able to do this.