David Pennant

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Hospital is becoming a distant memory now. I am fully fit. Nice! In May 2019 I climbed Pen Y Fan in the Brecon Beacons.

My novel The Garden of the Galaxy was published on January 15th 2018.

I have recorded a download and CD of Nimble A to Z, my set of twenty-six short pieces for piano. Help yourself.

My Easy peasy Pieces for Piano (with some harder ones) is now available from me or from Particular Music for 5. Thirty short pieces for pianists in their early years. The project expanded into Easy Music to Play Together for instrument plus piano, including five easy piano duets. Download these for free.

I have updated my website DIYchurch and added a number of brief videos on the state of the church in the UK and how it can be improved.

In 2014 I composed The Resurrection, a sequel to Stainer's Crucifixion, for Choir. Stainer was my great grandfather. The first public performance was by the Maidstone choral union in March 2016, and the second was at Paddock Wood, Kent in March 2017.

My composition The Life of Moses for piano is now finished (22 minutes). My recent video 1800 trillion zips is about the coming galactic civilisation (4.3 minutes)

I wrote this Wedding Celebration for our daughter's wedding. Sheet music here

I have met Shane Thomas, a remarkable young pianist who lives locally. You can watch videos of him here.

Bringing Robin Milford's music back into print, coupled with my piano teaching, has encouraged me to write piano music. Milford's lovely Violin Concerto has been released on CD after gathering dust in the Bodleian library for 64 years. So there is hope for minor composers yet.

. . . David Pennant . . . @dfpennant