Welcome to the world of Carey Blyton: composer, writer and nonsense poet (and nephew of Enid). Carey is perhaps best known as the creator of the accidental children’s hit Bananas in Pyjamas, but he was an accomplished musician and a man of many talents—not to mention an all-pervading sense of humour.
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Inventions on a Theme of Carey Blyton
New composition by Gary Higginson
A new piano piece has been written by Gary Higginson, and published by Fand Music Press, entitled Inventions on a Theme of Carey Blyton.
Gary Higginson was a pupil of Carey Blyton at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in the 1970s, and the two kept in touch right up until Carey’s death. Indeed, in his own capacity as a teacher, Gary Higginson put on performances of several of Carey’s works, including the Victorian Melodramas for schools, and was responsible for the very first performance of Frankenstein!.
Gary has now composed a set of Inventions on a Theme of Carey Blyton, based on the melody from Robin Redbreast. The piece is aimed at competent pianists of around Grade 6 to 7 standard, and lasts for about 6 minutes.
The sheet music is available in an attractive A4 booklet, complete with a high-quality colour cover, and is available for purchase right now from the Shop on this site or directly from Fand Music Press.
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