A central component of my music making has been the songbooks I have compiled of the tunes I’ve written for my group, Saint Dirt Elementary School. Each book contains 65 pieces that are designed to be playable in various contexts at a range of different tempos by any instrumentation. So far there are 2 books that have been used not only for Saint Dirt but pretty much every ensemble I’ve led since 2000 as well as a few groups that I’m not in.
Below are both books available for free download.
Book IDownload book I: saint-dirt-songbook-i.pdf
Book IIDownload book II: saint-dirt-elementary-school-songbook-ii.pdf
If you download a book, and are feeling friendly, do consider dropping me a line via the contact page to let me know who you are and what you’re up to. A friend once showed me a video of her 12-year-old piano student performing an original arrangement of Sara Move with Me to Canada and it nearly melted my heart.