Timothy Cummings - Birchen Music & Publishing

is creating new and newly-arranged music for Scottish bagpipes

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Audio, sheet music & commentary

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As with every tier*, you'll enjoy access to audio recordings, sheet music, and exclusive commentary on the most recent creative projects! These digital downloads will be available as mp3 and PDF downloads to subscribers only, at least one month prior to being available—for purchase—anywhere else. For those really wanting to geek-out, the extensive behind-the-scenes commentary will include background information on each project's origin and inspiration, compositional and theoretical tidbits, performance considerations, gear talk, notes about the recording, and anything else deemed worthy of discussion. (It's conceivable the odd pun and/or off-key joke may also appear, but such incidentals would be purely accidental.)

*All tiers, no matter their price, offer the same 'benefits'.  This set-up is a means of offering the same material to all subscribers, regardless of individual spending capabilities.  You may of course change tiers as desired, or even unsubscribe, if your financial situation changes.
  • Digital audio downloads
  • Sheet music PDF downloads
  • In-depth discussion on each project

Audio, sheet music & commentary

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$4
per month
As with every tier*, you'll enjoy access to audio recordings, sheet music, and exclusive commentary on the most recent creative projects! These digital downloads will be available as mp3 and PDF downloads to subscribers only, at least one month prior to being available—for purchase—anywhere else. For those really wanting to geek-out, the extensive behind-the-scenes commentary will include background information on each project's origin and inspiration, compositional and theoretical tidbits, performance considerations, gear talk, notes about the recording, and anything else deemed worthy of discussion. (It's conceivable the odd pun and/or off-key joke may also appear, but such incidentals would be purely accidental.)

*All tiers, no matter their price, offer the same 'benefits'. This set-up is a means of offering the same material to all subscribers, regardless of individual spending capabilities. You may of course change tiers as desired, or even unsubscribe, if your financial situation changes.
  • Digital audio downloads
  • Sheet music PDF downloads
  • In-depth discussion on each project

Audio, sheet music & commentary

reward item
reward item
$8
per month
As with every tier*, you'll enjoy access to audio recordings, sheet music, and exclusive commentary on the most recent creative projects! These digital downloads will be available as mp3 and PDF downloads to subscribers only, at least one month prior to being available—for purchase—anywhere else. For those really wanting to geek-out, the extensive behind-the-scenes commentary will include background information on each project's origin and inspiration, compositional and theoretical tidbits, performance considerations, gear talk, notes about the recording, and anything else deemed worthy of discussion. (It's conceivable the odd pun and/or off-key joke may also appear, but such incidentals would be purely accidental.)

*All tiers, no matter their price, offer the same 'benefits'. This set-up is a means of offering the same material to all subscribers, regardless of individual spending capabilities. You may of course change tiers as desired, or even unsubscribe, if your financial situation changes.
  • Digital audio downloads
  • Sheet music PDF downloads
  • In-depth discussion on each project

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About Timothy Cummings - Birchen Music & Publishing

Dear fellow Piping Enthusiasts,

I very much want to create and share more and more original music for that most wild and rapturous of musical instruments —the bagpipes!— and I also want to see what happens to this creative output when I invite the support of a community of 'patrons' (and, admittedly, also have regular deadlines to meet).

More specifically, I want to try this Patreon model whereby, in return for a small monthly subscription—based on a sliding scale, and which you may opt out of at any time—you'll get a monthly delivery of compelling new music* for various Scottish-style bagpipes: early-releases of newly-arranged piping music, including audio tracks and sheet music, as well as exclusive background information, educational tidbits, gear talk, and performance tips for each piece, along with my gratitude and hopefully other rewards, both tangible and intangible, that relate to supporting the arts as a patron.

If this all sounds like a worthwhile idea to you, please join me!  (And you are equally welcome to share this Patreon link with others who may be interested.)

Yours in music,
Tim Cummings


* To further elaborate on "new music", it will likely be a broad mix of offerings:
  • original tunes written specifically for pipes
  • items influenced from the 'classical' music realm
  • Appalachian/old-time fiddle tunes, shape-note hymns, and other Americana melodies adapted for pipes and sometimes recorded along with fiddle and/or banjo
  • sets of other traditional fare from the British Isles, Brittany, France, Scandinavia, and beyond
  • sacred melodies adapted for pipes and recorded with pipes and pipe organ
  • duets for pipe & voice
  • pipe tunes or other melodies arranged in 2- and 3-part harmony (ideal for pipe bands and other pipe ensembles)
  • perhaps the very occasional offering on the whistle, and possibly even the five-string banjo —but these creations would be, in some way, and however disturbingly, related to bagpipes
  • sometimes a combination of the above concepts
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