Welcome to the page for young people.
Robin Milford had a particular feeling for young people. He wrote easy pieces for beginner pianists, and a number of works for schools, as follows:
Three Sea Pictures Op. 1,
A Fairy Revel in a Forest Op. 2 and
Winter Sketches, which is decicated to Elizabeth Glover (on her birthday).
Mr Ben Jonsons Pleasure Op. 19f and
The Forsaken Merman Op. 51 (Ludgrove School, 1938-1951) for orchestra
Incidental Music to 'Peter, the Pied Piper' Op. 1, for piano;
Hear Me O God, Op. 59 for a two part choir, and
Te Deum, Op. 69 (for the Chapel).
Robin's little boy Barnaby aged nearly six, was tragically killed by a van when riding his bike on a quiet road. In memory of him, there are two chances for you to win a prize, as follows.
1. Take a photo showing a Robin in your garden. This is not as easy as it sounds. Although Robins are tame, and are inquisitive, and can often be seen having a look at what is going on, taking a photo of one is tricky. They are easily frightened. Have a go! Send along your image, and if I like it, I will put it on this page and send you a cash prize.
2. Send a recording of one of Robin's pieces. I can help to provide the music for you if you get in touch.
Best wishes, David Pennant (young at heart)
PS A tip for you young drummers - this tortoise has poor drum technique. For one thing, you should hit the skin instead of the frame. But the dog has the right idea - note his good posture. Barnaby probably knew and enjoyed these old pictures.