Music for primary aged children
An outreach project for the Goulburn Regional Conservatorium of Music, premiered by Michael Kieran Harvey. Includes music for beginner and intermediate piano players, a classroom (pitched and unpitched percussion) arrangement, and concert music for a professional. Associated resources include an illustrated story book, an eBook for iPad and a webapp.
The Speaking Piano has its own website - click here to visit it. The video below is an introduction to the story the project is based on.
Commissioned and premiered by Girton Grammar School. Note: strings parts are for senior performers, but a piano reduction is available to replace strings.
Commissioned by International Grammar School, Sydney.
Download a sample of the teaching notes and sample score of the first movement, and play an excerpt of the first movement below.
Commissioned and premiered by MLC School.
Download the sample teaching kit, and watch the story of Kiravanu below.
The revision was premiered by MLC School under James Humberstone at Angel Placea and again in 2011 at the International School of Beijing.
Download a sample of the score, and listen to the complete Angel Place performance by MLC School below.
Commissioned and premiered by MLC School at the Sydney Opera House under Anna Humberstone.
Download a sample of the score, and watch the premiere performance below.
Commissioned and premiered by Sydney Grammar School, St Ives. See the revised version (2009) above for a recoring.
Commissioned and premiered by Aitken College, Vic.
Commissioned and premiered by Martin Smith and the Sydney Grammar School Prep, St Ives.
Composed for two preliminary grade violinists.
A very simple suite for beginner string ensembles which will introduce a few new pitches outside D major.
Much of James' piano music is simple enough for young children to play. See the Solo section under Concert Music for scores and recordings.