The summer issue of The Recorder Magazine is now out, featuring Flanders Recorder Quartet as they commence their farewell tour. Peter Bowman discusses the importance and use of breath in recorder playing, and Isobel Clarke welcomes the SRP's new Honorary President, Jonathan Dove. Click here for the contents and here for a list of music reviewed in this issue.
Scroll down for new music from Peacock Press, including the brand-new PCP "Playford Collection" series based on folk melodies and Peacock Early Music Series (PEMS), John Turner Contemporary Recorder Series, Kreastion and more. All recorder pieces can be purchased from the Recordermail site.
Peacock Press have acquired the music and assets of Oriel Library. We are honoured to have the opportunity to continue the work of Theo, Cathy and Ian.
PROVINCETOWN BOOKSHOP EDITIONS.
Peacock Press have purchased all publishing rights. Ruth is particularly pleased as she has very happy memories of music visits, over many years to Dr Joel Newman in Provincetown on Cape Cod. Click here for a full list in pdf.
Over 100 of the pieces published by Alex Ayre have been typeset and are available under the code CRCS. They are sold as score and parts; extra parts are available on request. They are now listed on the Recordermail website and a list is available here.The original manuscript pieces still available under the code ALEX are also now listed on the Recordermail site.
Peacock Press have taken on the distribution of Cheap Trills for England and large parts of the world, printing under licence here in the UK. Music in the Cheap Trills catalogue ranges from Baroque to Modern via folk and Spirituals. The arrangements and editions of Charles Nagel are of the highest quality. See below for first off the press.
ABRSM RECORDER EXAMS
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The Solo Recorder, ed. Andrew Robinson
Book 1: Telemann Fantasias for flute, Quantz
Pieces sans bass; Solo sonatas by J S and C P E
Bach, PAR 108, £20
Carl Dolmetsch and the Recorder Repertoire of the 20th Century, £30 + post
Explores in depth the repertoire chosen by recorder virtuoso Carl Dolmetsch for his concerts at the Wigmore Hall in London, 1939-89, including works by Lennox Berkeley, York Bowen, Arnold Cooke, Gordon Jacob and Edmund Rubbra. Andrew Mayes draws on correspondence and MS scores in the Dolmetsch Archive in Haslemere, places the music in context and surveys its influence.
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NORVIS XLVII, Sat, 29 July - 5 Aug 2017 - an annual week-long early music summer course in Durham. We welcome players of recorders, viols, lutes, baroque strings, harpsichord and voices - all ages and abilities. Plenty of variety covering a wide range of repertoire from Early Renaissance to Late Baroque. See www.norvis.org.uk or tel. 07736 108771
Recorder Summer School, 29th July - 5th August 2017, Bishop Burton College, near Beverley. See http://recordersummerschool.org.uk
Music for the Tutorial sessions can be purchased here:
Music for the Ensemble sessions can be purchased here
NEW from Peacock
P 238 Chanson de Matin by Edward Elgar arr. for Recorder Orchestra by Denis Bloodworth, Sno. S S A A T T B B Gb Cb, £7.50
Michael H Landa - MAKE MUSIC NOW:
a versatile course for teaching music and melodic instruments, for schools, individual tuition and the home
P 260 TB Teacher's Book Part 1, £8.50
P 260 PB Pupil's Book Part 1, £4.00
P 260 PACK Photocopiable Pack Part 1, £12.00
P 286 PACK - Make Music Now: Pack (photocopiable) 2 - £12.00
P 286 PB - Make Music Now: Pupil's Book Part 2 - £4.00
P 287 PACK - Make Music Now: Pack (photocopiable) 3 £12.00
P 287 PB Make Music Now: Pupil's Book Part 3 - £4.00
P 386 Twin Suction Vortex - Roy Sansom, for 2 AT, £3.75
P 481 Four Scottish Sea Songs arranged by Marg Hall for SATB, £6.50
P 484 The Entertainer by Scott Joplin arranged by Sue Handscombe for SATB, £4.00
P 485 Largo from the New World Symphony by Dvorak arranged by Sue Handscombe for SATB, £3.50
P 486 Blaze Away by Abe Holzmann, arranged by Sue Handscombe for 7 SoSATBGbCb, £8.50
P 527 Silver Strands by John Hawkes for 6 SSAATB, £12.80
P 536 March: Knight Templar by George Allen arr. by Helen Hooker for recorder ensemble, Sno. S.A.T.B.Gb.Cb.SubCb, £9.00
A great arrangement of this well-known blockbuster. There is some divisi in the upper 4 parts. Sub contra is optional but gives a certain "oomph" to the performance.
P 537 Sellingers Round by William Byrd arr. by Sue Handscombe for SATB, £4.00
This is a transcription of Byrd's arrangement of the well known melody from the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book.
P 538 Christmas with a Swing - 4 Jazzy Carols arr. by Marg Hall for SAT, £5.75
Deck the Halls, God rest you merry, Gentlemen. I Saw 3 Ships, Ding Dong merrily. These pieces are the next in the "Cool Side" series. Challenging but fun.
P 540 Six English Christmas Carols arr. by Marg Hall for SAT, £6.50
Some less familiar but beautiful tunes. Tomorrow shall be my Dancing Day, Sans Day Carol, Down in yon Forest, Somerset Carol, How far is it to Bethlehem, Joy to the World.
P 541 Easy Celtic Arrangements by Jackey Birch for SAT. £4.50
5 Celtic favourites. The treble part may fit the tenor recorder in some cases. Some ideas of how to adapt the pieces to suite your groups.
P 542 12 Capital Studies for descant recorder by Guus Haverkate. With piano ad lib. Study book £5.50 Piano part £7.50 Both together £12.00
12 capital cities are the inspiration for these studies, each one of which is targeted to a particular technique and there are tips and explanations to each piece. There is a piano accompaniment, if required, which is ad lib but looks rather interesting, therefore enhancing these advanced studies!
P 543 Two-Part Inventions by J. S. Bach arranged for descant and bass recorders by Eric Haas, £9.00
All 15 pieces are included and the original keys have been retained. For a few, a transposed version into a more friendly key has been included. Also included is a facsimile and modern transcription of Bach's explanation of how to interpret the ornaments he has used.
P 544 The Leaves be Turning, the Nuts be Brown. A jazzy fantasy on the traditional tune "The Leaves be Green" by Sue Handscombe for SATB, £4.00.
The original melody is tossed between all the parts while the remaining parts have some fun.
P 545 Tourdion - Variations on a traditional tune by Sue Handscombe for SATB + optional Tabor, £4.50
Tourdion - a lively French dance. This one which became popular when included in a set of dances by Attaignant and later was set as a drinking song. "Quand je bois du vin clairet"
P 546 Six English Christmas Carols arr. by Marg Hall for SAT, £6.50
Some less familiar but beautiful tunes. Tomorrow shall be my Dancing Day, Sans Day Carol, Down in yon Forest, Somerset Carol, How far is it to Bethlehem,
Joy to the World.
P 547 Spanische Lustspiel Overture, Op. 136 by Béla Kéler arranged by Joanna Brown for recorder orchestra, Sno.SAATTBBGbCb, £14.50
This lively and energetic piece has plenty of melodic interest. It travels through 9 key changes which keeps everyone on their toes!
P 548 Three Pieces by Walter Leigh (1929) arranged by Malcolm Abbs for SATB recorders, £5.75
The Three Pieces are modern, miniature gems providing the player with a perfect entry into the sound world of the the early 20th century.
P 549 Three Dances from "Jolly Roger" by Walter Leigh arranged by Malcolm Abbs for SATB, £5.75
These charming pieces of "mock baroque" were written for Jolly Roger, the second of Leigh's comic operas
P 550 Wassail! Three Christmas carols arranged by Marg Hall for SATB £5.50
Here we come a-wassailing, The Gower Wassail and the Gloucester Wassail. Three gusty arrangements which, though not difficult, have interest in all parts.
P 551 Autumn Tapestry by John Hawkes for recorder quintet SAATB, £11.50
Five movements packed with interesting harmonies and rhythms in every part.
P 552 One on the Cool Side by Marg Hall:
Four jazzy solos for treble recorder, £2.50
Four substantial, character pieces in Marg's inimitable style. Plenty to work at but not too difficult. They are dedicated to Jackey Birch who features in "Waltz for Jackey"
P 553 A French Christmas. Seven carols arranged by Sue Handscombe for SATB, £5.50
Seven of the best known French carols. They run together to form one complete piece.
P 554 Französische Lustspiel-Ouvertüre Op. 111 by Béla Kéler arranged by Joanna Brown for
10 recorders, SnoSAATTBBGbCb, £18.50
This is the longest yet of Joanna Brown's Lustspiel Overtures. It is fun to play and will be an enjoyable concert item.
P 555 Five Fine Welsh Tunes arranged for recorders by Marg Hall, SATB, £5.50
Five favourite melodies from Wales. 1. The Rising of the Lark 2. David of the White Rock 3. Men of Harlech 4. The Ash Grove 5. Over the Stone
P 556 In the Margins by Paul Burnell for recorder, viol & harpsichord, £12.50
The second title in the commissioned works series of compositions from Andrew Collis "Contemporary Music for Recorder, Viol & Harpsichord". It is a suite in six movements. The subtitles of the movements refer to types of doodling: unconscious or unfocussed drawing.
P 557 David and Rachel: two dedications by Richard Lindsay for SATB, £5.50
"David" is scored for solo descant & SATB, and "Rachel" for SATTB. Two very accessible pieces of moderate difficulty. All of Richard's pieces are accessible to SRP and other moderate ability groups.
P 558 Trio for 2 flutes & harp from "L'enfance du Christ" by Berlioz arr. by James Kurtz for 2 AA & piano, £5.50
This is supposed to be an entertainment for the Holy Family after they have been given refuge in Egypt by an Ishmaelite family. A beautiful piece and a welcome addition to the chamber repertoire.
P 559 A Piece of Cheese by Elizabeth Alexander for recorder orchestra, SSAATTBGbCb, £11.75
Written for Moira Usher and the "Eros" recorder orchestra. Four types of cheese are depicted in the movement titles - Mature Cheddar, Cornish Brie, Blue-Veined Cheese, Stinking Bishop. Plenty here to get your teeth into!
P 560 Retro Sonata by James Kurtz for alto recorder & piano, £6.00
Second movement is entitled "Broadway Ballad" and the third, "Rondino". Challenging but not too difficult. Full of melody and rhythm.
P 561 In the Dark by Richard Lindsay for SATB (+ bass doubled 8ve lower), £5.00
Calm and gentle melody with a flowing, undulating accompaniment.
P 562 Six Fantazias for two treble recorders by Orlando Gibbons, transposed/edited by Eric Haas, £6.00
These are presented unbarred and in score form. Two copies are included, each with a different line in larger type so you can keep track of your fellow player.
P 563 Alphorn Pieces adapted for recorder by Josef Manser for BBGbCb, £5.50
These pieces have been given the names of mountains in Switzerland. All of them are around or above 3000m high. "Horn" means peak. The pieces need a calm tempo and there is a pause on most of the breath-taking. The Alphorn players often do a rubato at the end of a phrase. Playing score.
P 564 Six Easy Spirituals arranged by Marg Hall for SATB, £6.00
These pieces have been arranged for young people and adults who are ready to try quartets but can't yet manage truly independent parts. She has given rhythms to more than one part at once and has avoided less well-known accidentals.
P 565 Three Springtime Pieces by Richard Lindsay for SATB, £6.00
Persephone, Melancholia, Wandering. Three gentle and melodious pieces. Moderate ability.
P 566 Seaside Favourites arr. by Fran Jones for SAT, S&P £7.80
Seven well-known shanty melodies arranged for recorder trio including "The Keel Row", "The Leaving of Liverpool" and the Sailor's Hornpipe.
P 567 Hillfoots Suite by Marg Hall for recorder orchestra or octet, SAATTBGbCb, £10.50
A three-movement piece written to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Hillfoots SRP branch in Scotland. These pieces look fun to play, but beware the time changes and interesting rhythms! Setting Out; The View from the Top; Celebration Jig.
P 568 Springtime Ramble by John Hawkes, for 4 SATB, £10.50
Setting Off, Meandering, Waltzing By and Ambling Along. Plenty of light and shade and lots of melodic interest.
P 569 Symphony No 1 by Marg Hall for recorder orchestra, SoSAATTBBGbCb, £17.50
Written for Dietrich Schnabel, who conducted its premiere in Germany in March this year. Four movements: Allegro Moderato, Vivace, Larghetto, Allegro Giocoso.
P 570 Sonata in G minor by William Babell arr. Joanna Brown for 3 AAB, £5.50
This lovely sonata has been arranged for two trebles and bass
P 571 Pavane pour une Infante Defuncte by Maurice Ravel arr. Helen-Jean Talbott for SATTTBBGbCb, £10.50
P 572 In the Mind of a Butterfly: Trio by Andy Myers for 1 A, 7-string bass viol & harpsichord, £10.50
Another in the series of pieces commissioned by Andrew Collis for the Stanesby Players.
New by Ian Farquhar:
P 573 Mutatis Mutandis for 4 SATB, £5.25
P 574 Higgs Boson Revisited for 1 S & 11 percussion, £12.25
P 575 Dendrocopos for SoSATBGbCb & 3 percussion instr., £12.00
P 576 The Voyage for SoSATBGbCb, £16.50
P 579 Mayday in Ickwell for SoS(div)A(div)T(div)B(div)GbCb, £12.00
P 582 Ventosus for SnoSATBGbCb, £5.50
P 583 Plait for SATBGbCb, £5.50
P 578 Three Lyric Sketches by James Kurtz for treble recorder & pno, £5.50
P 580 Organum & Alleluleia by Charlie Barber for tenor recorder, bass viol, harpsichord & string quartet, £18.00
Another in the commissioned series by Andrew Collis
P 581 Six Irish Airs by Marg Hall for SAT, £5.75
P 584 Fantasy The Leaves Be Green by James Kurtz, for SAATB, £6.50
A new look at the ever popular Elizabethan melody. The melody is shared between the voices and mutates along the way.
P 585 Quartet No 7 K160 by Mozart, arr. for SATB recorders by Joanna Brown, £9.50
This quartet is arranged from Mozart's seventh string quartet in Eb major - here in C major.
P 591 My Love's an Arbutus and Blue Bird by Stanford for SATTB/SSATB, £4.50
Peer Gynt Suite no. 1, op. 46 by Edward Grieg arranged by Helen-Jean Talbott
The four movements have been published separately as they are different instrumentation but there is a discount for sales of the complete set. Helpful performance notes are found at intervals throughout the music.
1. P 586 Morning Mood for Si.S.SATBGbCb £8.50
2. P 587 The Death of Ase for S.A.T.B.B.Gb.Cb £5.00
3. P 588 Anitra's Dance for S.A.T.B.Gb.Cb with triangle £8.50
4. P 589 In the Hall of the Mountain King for Si.S.A.T.B.Gb.Cb £8.50
P 590 Duets for Basses for recorders, viols etc. Selected and edited by Eric Haas £8.00
Volume 1: Music of the Renaissance
28 duets selected for their suitability for bass instruments from a wide range of composers. Bar lines are represented by very short lines at the top of the staves.
P 592 More for Four by Marg Hall £6.50
Four Jazzy quartets for SATB. The four prices are titled:
Monkey Business, Almost Horizontal, Four into Three, Baroque Swing
Challenging pieces but good fun.
P 593 Canticle and Jig by Antony Baldwin for descant or tenor recorder and keyboard. £5.50
These two pieces complement each other beautifully. The Cantilena would particularly suite the tenor with its haunting melody under pinned by the pulsing chordal accompaniment. The Jig is named after Antony's favourite cat who features on the cover. A rumbustious jig characterising Master Rowley, a lively and much loved creature.
P 594 Double Reed Concerto in A minor. Anon c. 1730 arranged by Jane Minns for 6 parts with solos/tuttis for large ensemble. TTTTBGb £12.50
The composition is a little gem, an example of concerto grosso da chiesa with music passing between 1-4 soloists and ripieno ensemble. It is ideally suited to a larger group but can be performed successfully by a small group.
P 595 Symphony No. 3 by John Hawkes for orchestra. Si.S.S.A.A.T.T.B.B.Gb.Cb £18.00
This looks an exciting piece with all the hallmarks of John with its changing time signature, interesting rhythm patterns,shifting moods and instruments often working in groups.
P 596 Tavernspite by Lyndon Hilling for recorder orchestra. Si.S.S.A.A.T.T.B.B.Gb.Cb £5.50
A most enjoyable piece to play and also audience friendly. The phrase under the title reads " Watch the wall my darling while the gentlemen go by" from the Smugglers Song by Kipling. This will give you an idea of what the music is describing.
P 597 Gloria Patri by G. F. Handel arr. Moira Usher for recorder quintet, SSATB £8.00
This comes from “Dixit Domine” The piece is in 2 sections, the second of which is fugal. In Handel’s inimitable melodious and uplifting style.
P 598 Celestial by Alan Davis for recorder trio A.T.B £8.50
This piece is designed to offer a variety of performance options. It was written for SAB to be played by a group or one to a part. The parts may doubled up or down the octave and has parts in appropriate clefts for this purpose. The piece is through composed but with changing moods and tempi.
P 600 March, Boccaccio by Sue Handscombe, for SoSATBGbCb £7.75
P 603 Quanta by Freddie Meyers for treble recorder, bass viol and harpsichord, £8.75
This is the latest of a series of contemporary music for this combination of instruments written for Andrew Collis and his group.
P 605 Ave Verum Corpus by William Byrd, transcribed by Joanna Brown for recorder quartet AATB, £4.00
The words are underlined on every part to facilitate the phrasing of this beautiful piece. Vocal music is particularly suited to performance on recorders and this piece is no exception.
P 606 Souvenir de Porto Rico by Gottschalk arranged by Helen-Jean Talbott for large ensemble, TTTBBBGbCb and SATTBBGbCb instrument changes, £12.00
Lots of Latin American rhythms and excitement.
P 607 Season Songs by Alison West for solo descant or treble, £5.50
Both versions are printed here. All four pieces were written in the Season each portrays and each piece is evocative of those times and the titles chosen appropriately.
Imagine if we could fly like swallows; It's too hot to play tennis; Fancy a game of conkers?!; In the hoar frost everything sparkles.
Four very expressive pieces of an advanced standard.
P 608 Easy Christmas Tunes for descant recorder and piano (+guitar chords), £3.50
6 easy carols with simple accompaniments. The recorder part is in large print to help children and beginners.
P 609 Fantasia on St Anthony Chorale by Ian Farquhar for 7 So/A SATBCbCb, £5.50
P 610 Tai Chi Encounter by Ian Farquhar, for 7 SoSATBGbCb, £6.50
P 611 Last Spring by Ian Farquhar, for 8 SSAATTBGbCb, £6.50
P 612 Four Dutch Carols by Marg Hall, for 4 SATB, £5.50
P 613 Cambridge Prelude, Interluds and Fugue by Marg Hall for SATB, £6.50
This was written for the the Cambridge SRP Festival 2017 and as the title suggests, it has a very Baroque influence.
P 614 Recorder Quintet No. 1 by John Hawkes for SAATB, £10.50
A four movement work Allegro. Flowing, Allegro, Finale. quite tricky but eminently playable and full of interest for everyone.
P 615 Second Klezmer Collection by Marg Hall for SATB, £6.50
Four more wonderfully arranged Jewish melodies.
P 616 March and Allegro for Mechanical Clock by F Haydn arr. Ann Garling for AATB, £5.50
P 617 Adagio for a Glass Harmonica by W A Mozart arr. Ann Garling for AATB, £4.50
P 618 March to the Scaffold by Hector Berlioz arr. Joanna Brown for Recorder Orchestra Sno.SSAATTBBGbCb, £14.00
This movement is from the Symphonie Fantastique composed in 1855 and inspired by th unrequited love he felt at that time for Harriet Smithson and faithfully arranged from the orchestral version by Joanna.
P 619 Dollar: A Symphonic Poem by Marg Hall. for Recorder Orchestra Sno.SSAATTBBGbCb, £16.50
Commissioned by Lynne Hope who lives in Dollar, a small town in Clackmannanshire.
P 620 Recorder Quintet No. 2 by John Hawkes for SATTB, £10.50
Another interesting piece in 4 movements.Moderato-Allegro, Andante, Allegro, Fantasia. Another very enjoyable piece.
P 621 Menuetto and Valse Lente by Oskar Merikanto arr. Joanna Brown for SSATGb, £5.00
Merikanto (1868 - 1924) was a Finnish contemporary of Sibelius.These are arrangements of two delicate little piano pieces written close to 1900.
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The Playford Collection - a brand new Peacock series based on folk melodies
PCP R1 Dances & Divisions by M Barron, for 1 - 3 various, £10.00
Includes solos, duets and trios with various sizes of instruments.
PCP R2 Bittersweet Songs by M Barron, for 2 SA, £8.50
These 30 much-loved tunes with duet parts will give recorder players the opportunity to explore the expressiveness which can be found in the recorder.
PCP R3 Rainbow Recorders by M Barron, for 3 descants, £8.50
30 trios of traditional dance melodies for 3 equal instruments - either descants or tenors. They are mostly Playford dances.
New in John Turner's Contemporary Recorder Music series
PJT 063A Recorder Concerto by Nicholas Marshall, for treble or descant recorder & string quartet, £15.50
PJT 130 Alan Gibbs - Fire of Pale Desire for high voice, treble recorder & pno, £10.50
PJT 139 Robin Walker - At the Grave of John O’Brien for treble recorder & guitar, £6.75
PJT 142 Sasha Johnson Manning - The Merry Cuckoo for countertenor, treble recorder, harpsichord & cello, £7.50
PJT 170 Anthony Halstead - Three Shakespeare Songs (Sop voc, 1 A & pno), £7.00
"Where the Bee Sucks" for recorder and soprano; "Tell Me, Where is Fancy Bred?" for soprano and piano; "If We Shadows Have Offended" for recorder, soprano and piano. Three highly characterful songs with lots of variety.
PJT 171 Robert Still - Scherzo and Canzona (recorder, horn in F and pno), £6.50
Two pieces for the unusual combination of recorder, horn and piano, which would form an ideal foil to the well known Telemann Concerto for recorder, horn and continuo. A sparkling scherzo, showing off the characteristics of both solo instruments, is followed by a wistful and gentle Canzona.
PJT 176 Burlesca by Stuart Scott for two treble recorders - AA, £4.50
Written in 2001, this is a challenging but exciting dialogue in a single movement for two advanced players.
PJT 178 Richard Whalley -
Kokopelli, for descant and prepared piano, £5.50
Composed in celebration of John Turner’s 70th birthday. Kokopelli is a fertility deity, venerated by some Native American cultures in the south western USA. He is said to carry unborn children to women on his distinctive humped back, and also, through his music, to chase away winter and bring about spring.
PJT 179 Intermezzo for Recorder and Piano by Stuart Scott - 1 A, £5.50
Stuart Scott studied composition with Lennox Berkeley and at the age of 21 was awarded a prize at the Stroud Festival International Composers Competition. Other works of his in John Turner’s series are Rondo Lirico for treble recorder and piano and Burlesca, for two treble recorders. Intermezzo is about grade 7 or 8, very accessible, full of contrast and excitement for recorder and accompaniment.
PJT 180 Nothing is Enough by Alan Gibbs for solo treble recorder, £4.00
Written for John Turner for his 70th birthday. A short and fairly challenging piece which was inspired by a poem by Lancastrian Laurence Binyon which is to be read aloud before performance.
PJT 181 Rondo Lirico by Stuart Scott for treble recorder and piano, £5.00
A short and lyrical concert piece, of only moderate difficulty, written in memory of the composer’s friend and colleague Thomas Pitfield.
PJT 182 Cornish Carol Suite by Inglis Gundry for SAT, £8.00
There are 5 movements based on Cornish carol tunes. A very welcome addition to the Christmas repertoire. They stand as interesting little pieces in their own right, despite the Christmas theme, and could be played at any time.
PJT 183 Regumar by Stephen Dodgson for recorder, guitar and marimba, £9.50
A remarkable and beguiling work, exploiting the tone colours and characters of the individual instruments. He uses the bass recorder for the scherzo.
PJT 184 An Interrupted Waltz by Robin Stevens for descant recorder & piano, £4.50
A gracious and beguiling waltz in ternary form, with a spikier central section. The work requires a fairly assured technique, and needs subtle interplay between the two performers.
PJT 185 Quintet for treble recorder and string quartet by William Lewarne Harris, £12.50.
A colourful and alluring quintet in five short movements by a Cornish composer, a Bard of the Gorseth, with allusions to Celtic mythology, Breton folk music and James Joyce!
PJT 187 Us Two by George Herbert for treble recorder & harpsichord, £4.50
A delightful short set of variations, inspired by the well-known A. A. Milne poem. "Us Two" are of course Christopher Robin and Pooh. George is 14 and studying at Chethams.
PJT 188 Forlana by Philip Wood for descant recorder & harpsichord, £4.50
A graceful and tuneful, yet exuberant dance of only moderate difficulty for both players.
PJT 189 Suite Ecossaise by Robin Stevens for descant recorder & piano or guitar, £7.50
A cornucopia of catchy tunes in the Scottish idiom. guaranteed to bring the house down and of only moderate difficulty.
PJT 190 Harlequinade: Suite for five recorders by Raymond Warren, SATTB £11.00
Harlequinade takes the form of a short dramatic sequence with dances for traditional characters from the Comedia del arte - perhaps for a puppet theatre. Characters appearing in this suite are Pierrot, Harlequin and Columbine,and Pantaloon.
PJT 191 A Most Eloquent Music - from the incidental music to "Hamlet" by Alan Rawsthorne, for two recorders and harpsichord or lute. £4.75
This short piece was intended for on-stage performance in Act 3 Scene 2 " Re-enter players with recorders"
PJT 192 Petite Suite by John Turner, & R Stevens for 1 A/So & keyboard, £6.50
PJT 193 Interrupted Melody and Breathless Scherzo by John Turner & R Keeley, for 1 A/S, £5.00
New in John Turner's Recorder Miscellany series
PRM 010 Rain Dance by John Turner for descant recorder and pian,o £5.00
A companion piece to the delightful Rain Song. It is very fast - full of energy, cross rhythms and interplay between solo and accompaniment.
PRM 011 Sir John Stevenson & George Nicks: Two Flageolet Songs for Soprano, descant recorder (Flageolet) and piano, £7.00
Another discovery of flageolet music suitable for the descant recorder, by two composers well known in their day but long forgotten. The simple tunes are beguiling, and both imitate birdsong.
PRM 012 Romance by Douglas Steele for descant recorder or flute & piano, and Womack Waltz by John Turner, for descant recorder or oboeoe & pno, £5.00
Two very simple and tuneful tunes for the beginner and intermediate student respectively. The Romance can also be played on the flute, and Womack Waltz on the oboe.
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New in Andrew Robinson Editions
PAR 460 Ernst Kramer. Ten Duets for two equal recorders ( SS, TT ) ed. Andrew Robinson, £6.50
"Zweyte Sammlung" opus 25, Vienna 1830 originally written for two Csakans. Ten charming duets of moderate difficulty.
PAR 501 Girolamo dalla Casa - Simple divisions in quavers edited by Andrew Robinson, £12.50
from Il Vero Modo di Diminuir Venice 1484 on four madrigals by Cipriano de Rore: Io canto d'Amor, Non e ch'il duol mi scemi, La Bella netta ignuda e bianca mano, Beato mi direi. This edition aims to make dalla Casa's simple divisions in quavers available to players and singers for the same purpose that he intended them: as a musical introduction to the art of ornamentation. In this edition, for convenience, the music is presented for solo instrument and keyboard. There are editorial notes on background and performance and full texts of the madrigals with translation.
PAR 258 Robert de Visee. Two Suites: D minor & G Major for Melody Instrument and Bass,
These pieces are taken from a large collection of the composers own arrangements of his quitare, lute and theorbo music for solo and BC. These were published in 1716, the originals dating back to the 1680s. There are informative & interesting notes accompanying these beautiful pieces.
Jean-Philippe Rameau newly arranged by Andrew Robinson
PAR 271 Air & Dances Vol. 1 for 1 A & keyboard, £11.75
PAR 272 Air & Dances Vol. 2 for 1 A & keyboard, £11.75
PAR 464 Duets - Vol. 1 for AA & SA, £8.75
PAR 465 Duets - Vol. 2 for AA & SA, £8.50
PAR 466 Duets - Vol. 3 for AA & SA, £8.50
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NEW in Early Music Series from Peacock Press
PEMS 023 Paduanen/ Galliarden/Canzonen/Allmand/ und Coranten by William Brade arr. George Simmons, for 5 SSATB with c clef parts for alto & tenor parts for viols, £40
PEMS 049 Sonata K.238 by Domenico Scarlatti arranged by James Kurtz for recorders A.A.T.B. £4.50
A gentle one-movement Sonata, originally in F minor but transposed here to A minor.
PEMS 050 Es war ein wunderlicher Krieg by J S Bach arranged by James Kurtz for recorders S.A.T.B, £5.00
This is from Cantata 4. The chorale theme is in the Alto part and, although simple to play, has a powerful impression on the otherwise florid music.
PEMS 051 Hymnus De Adventu Domini by Samuel Scheidt edited and arranged by Tom Beets for recorders SATB or TBGbCb, £7.00
The piece is based on the Gregorian chant "Veni, Redemptor Gentium". Although it was conceived for organ this transcription respects the original texture and preserves the original tonality.
PEMS 055 Cavalli Sonata a 3 transcribed and edited by Gordon Callon from the original for recorders, £12.50
There is an extensive preface with information on Cavalli’s Canzona , interpretation, ornaments and embellishment. The Great Bass function is Basso Continuo so it is quite acceptable to play without keyboard or, indeed, with keyboard and no Gb. There is a separate realised keyboard part.
PEMS 056 Melchior Franck: Twenty Four Intradas for six instruments edited by George Simmons and Virginia Van Poole, £40 full set, £35 w/o string parts.
This edition appears to be the first "modern" edition of the entire set of 24 Intradas including full set of score and part books. Three inner parts are provided in G an F clefs for use in mixed consort. These are excellent pieces for both mixed consort or recorders at 4 foot or 8 foot. SSATTB or AATB,Gb,Cb
PEMS 057 Vivaldi Concert in G major RV 298 arranged for eight recorders by Joanna Brown; Sno.S.A.T,T..B.Gb.Cb. - £14.50
This is an arrangement of Vivaldi's violin concerto. The top three parts are technically demanding in places, the lower parts taking on the role of the orchestra.
PEMS 058 Prelude (Rondeau) from "Te Deum" by Charpentier arr. by Joanna Brown for SATB or 8, £6.75
SATB but lends itself to doubling at the octave, at least for the Rondeau sections.
Charles Dieupart: Six Suites for violin or recorder (voice flute) and continuo, edited by Alan Davis and Colin Barnes, £13.50 each. £35 for all three until the next Recorder Magazine in June.
PEMS 059 Volume 1 - Suite 1 in A major and Suite 2 in D major
PEMS 060 Volume 2 - Suite 3 in B minor and Suite 4 in E minor
PEMS 061 Volume 3 - Suite 5 in F major and Suite 6 in F minor
The parts include a transposed version of the solo to enable the recorder player to use "F" fingering, a violin part at the original pitch which would suit flautists or voice flute players wishing to use "D" fingering. Also provided is a score with the solo part and figured bass part for those wishing to provide their own continuo.
PEMS 062 Sonata a 4 by Francesco Cavalli, transcribed & ed. George Callon for ATBGbGb & bc 12.75
This piece is from Musiche Concernenti Messa of 1656 and the original is for strings with BC. The instrumental pieces from this work represent a mid-point in the development of the Renaissance canzona and ricercar into the later Baroque Sonata da Chiesa. There are considerable notes on interpretation and performance.
PEMS 065 Six Trio Sonatas by William Williams, arr. Alan Davis & Colin Baines for AA, cello/vdg & bc, £14.75
PEMS 072 Six Trio Sonatas Vol 2 by William Williams, arr. Alan Davis & Colin Baines for 2 AA & bc, £14.75
PEMS 073 Six Trio Sonatas Vol 3 by William Williams, arr. Alan Davis & Colin Baines for 2 AA & bc, £14.75
£38 for all three
PEMS 066 Fantasia a 6 No 3 by Tomkins for SSATBB, £5.00
PEMS 067 Concerto RV120 by Vivaldi for ATBGbCb, £7.00
PEMS 068 Concerto in F major RV433 by Vivaldi for solo treble, £7.00
PEMS 069 Burial Sentences by Anthony Baldwin, for S A/S T/A B, £4.50
PEMS 071 Io mi son giovinetta by Suan Iadone, for 5 SSTTB, £6.50
PEMS 074 Contrapunctus 3 from the Art of the Fugue by J S Bach, arr. Eric Haas, £4.50
For complete PEMS list, click here
New in Dolmetsch Library
PDL 68 - Gabrieli - Canzon 5 a 7 for 7 AAATTBGb, £7.50
Latest re-set Alex Ayre Editions (CRCS)
|CRCS 159||Byrd||Mass for 3 Voices I||3 ATB||2.75|
|CRCS 160||Byrd||Mass for 3 Voices II||3 ATB||5.00|
|CRCS 161||Byrd||Mass for 3 Voices III||3 ATB||2.75|
|CRCS 294||Palestrina||11 Exercises on the Hexachord||3 A/T,A/T,A/T||10.00|
|CRCS 351||Telemann||Concerto No 2||4 AAAA||5.50|
|CRCS 384||Bach||Fugue a la Gigue||4 STBB||5.50|
|CRCS 373||Bach, J S||Fugue V (48 Book II)||4 S,T,B,Gb||3.25|
|CRCS 1112||Byrd||Oculi omnium||4 STTB||5.50|
|CRCS 1142||Monteverdi||Kyrie (Mass à 4, 1651)||4 SAA/TB||5.50|
|CRCS 1289||Tye, Christopher||I Will Exalt Thee, O Lord||4 ATBGb||5.50|
|CRCS 153||Byrd||Sanctus & Benedictus||4 SATB||5.00|
|CRCS 1107||Byrd, William||Kyrie & Gloria||4 SATB||6.50|
|CRCS 122||Byrd, William||Agnus Dei a 4||4 SATB||3.25|
|CRCS 1108||Byrd, William||Credo||4 SATB||6.50|
|CRCS 2203||Gibbons, Orlando||Fantasia 2 a 4||4 S,A/T,B,Gb||5.50|
|CRCS 1148||Monteverdi, Claudio||Benedictus and Agnus Dei||4 SATB||3.25
|CRCS 1143||Monteverdi, Claudio||Gloria in Excelsis Deo||4 SATB||5.50|
|CRCS 1151||Monteverdi, Claudio||Credo (Mass 1651)||4 SATB||5.50|
|CRCS 206||Purcell, Henry||Fantazia à 4 (14.6.1680)||4 SATB||5.00|
|CRCS 382||Telemann, Georg Philipp||Suite a 4 in C||4 SATB||10.50|
|CRCS 162||Gibbons||O that the learned poets||5 S,S,A/T,A/T,B||3.50|
|CRCS 1113||Gibbons||Fair Ladies||5 SSATB||6.50|
|CRCS 182||Gibbons, Orlando||Fair is the Rose||5 SAATB||6.50|
|CRCS 1135||Gibbons, Orlando||Trust Not Too Much Fair Youth||5 SSA/TTB||6.50|
|CRCS 1125||Gibbons, Orlando||How Art Thou Thralled||5 SSTTB||6.50|
|CRCS 136||Gibbons, Orlando||What is our life?||5 SATTB||6.50|
|CRCS 137||Gibbons, Orlando||Ah dear heart/Silver Swan à 5||5 S/A,S/A,A/T,TB||3.50|
|CRCS 227||Morley, Thomas||3 Ayrie Fancies||5 SATTB||6.50|
|CRCS 1257||Mundy, John||Lightly She Whipped o'er the Dales||5 SSA/TBB||6.50|
|CRCS 1315||Telemann, Georg Philipp||Concerto a 5 in C minor||5 SATBGb||8.00|
|CRCS 405||Haydn||Menuetto and Finale||8 Sno,S,A,A,T,T,B,Gb||11.00|
|CRCS 318||Bach, J S||Brandenburg Concerto No 2 Pt 2||9 S,A,T,T/A,T,T,B,GB||11.75|
|CRCS 185||Byrd||Hodie Christus natus est||4 SATB||5.00|
For complete CRCS list (Alex Ayre reset), click here
From Cheap Trills but printed in England
TR 9 Cipriano de Rore - Quartets for Recorders (ATTB) or Viols. ed. Charles Nagel £4.50.
These beautiful pieces are from Gardanos "Tutti I Madrigali...A Quattro Voci" 1577 Io Canterei d'Amore, Signor Mio Caro, Quel Foco, La Giusttitia Immortale
TR 68 Reflections on Spirituals by Will Ayton for recorders SATB or viols Tr.Tn.Tn.B £7.50
Were you there, There is a Balm in Gilead, My Lord, what a morning, Deep River These beautiful melodies have been used as the foundation for some quite intricate four part writing.
TR 20 Ruft und Fleht den Himmel an by J S Bach arr. for recorders SAT and BC £4.50
This arrangement by Charles Nagel is from Cantata BWV 63
TR 29 Cantate Domino by Dietrich Buxtehude arr. for recorders SATB, £4.00
New from Arcadian, arr. Stan Davis, £6.95
AP 232 Taking a Chance on Love - Duke, Latouche & Fetter - SATB
AP 233 Forty-Second Street - Warren & Dubin - AATB
AP 234 Blues in the Night - Arlen & Mercer - ATTB
AP 235 Chattanooga Choochoo - Harry Warren - AATB
AP 236 Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy - Raye & Prince - ATTB
New from Loux
BCMS 3 - Charles Dollé - Six Sonatas Op 1 Nos 5 & 6 for 2 trebles & bc, £20.00
LMP 209 - Godfrey Finger - Sonata Op 1 No 7 for 3 trebles & bc, £10.50
A sonata da chiesa for use in the Chapel Royal (1688), combining English tunefulness and German technique. Early intermediate.
LMP 210 - Benjamin Thorn - Blue Cat Dances for 4 AATB & kb, opt bass vdg/cello, £24.00
The five traditional dance forms - Romanesca, Sicilienne, Minuet, Gigue and Passamezzo Moderno are given new life and a modern twist. Early intermediate.
Hugh Gorton's Recorder Practice Books
A rewarding series with a good selection of interesting pieces.
Grade 1-7, Descant and Treble
HG SRG1 Recorder Practice Book 1 (pre-Gr 1, Gr1 S & A - £8.00
HG SRG2 Recorder Practice Book 2 (Gr 2, S & A) - £8.00
HG SRG3 Recorder Practice Book 3 (Gr 3, S & A) - £15.00
HG SRG4D Recorder Practice Book Gr 4 S - £15.00
HG SRG4T Recorder Practice Book Gr 4 A- £ £14.00
HG SRG5D Recorder Practice Book Gr 5 S- £15.00
HG SRG5T Recorder Practice Book Gr 5 A - £15.00
HG SRG5D Recorder Practice Book Gr 6 S - £11.00
HG SRG5T Recorder Practice Book Gr 6 A - £12.00
HG SRG7S Recorder Practice Book Gr 7 S - £10.00
HG SRG7T Recorder Practice Book Gr 7 A - £10.00
Grade 1-8, Bass - taken from the above books and reworked for bass
HG SR1B Recorder Practice Book Gr 1 - 1 B - £5.00
HG SR2B Recorder Practice Book Gr 2 - 1 B - £5.00
HG SR3B Recorder Practice Book Gr 3 - 1 B - £8.00
HG SR4B Recorder Practice Book Gr 4 - 1 B - £14.00
HG SR5B Recorder Practice Book Gr 5 - 1 B - £15.00
HG SR6B Recorder Practice Book Gr 6 - 1 B - £10.00
HG SR7B Recorder Practice Book Gr 7 - 1 B - £11.00
HG SR8B Recorder Practice Book Gr 8 - 1 B - £10.00
From the exciting Belgian publisher Kreastion:
By Pieter Campo:
KPC 0001 Vuur (Fire) in e minor for 5 - AAA in G, B in G/F), B in C (Renaissance recorders) £15.00
A virtuoso piece based on the association of the color red with fire, virtuosity, war, etc.
KPC 0002 Vuur (Fire) in d minor for 5 AAABB, £15.00
For baroque/modern recorders.
KPC 0003 Paduane for SATB, £12.50
Based on the typical rhythmic pattern of a pavane, partly influenced by Ludwig Senfl and embellished with capricious deviations and Spanish twists. In addition to the original piece this book contains a version with added ornamentation.
KPC 0004 Jig for 4 AABB, £15.00
KPC 0005 Jig for 5 AABBGb, £15.00
Based on the traditional folk dance of the same name but also contains traces of a medieval estampie.
KPC 0006 Goddesses for ATB, S/B, SS/T. SS/A/T/B (+ Opt Cb), S & 2 harps, £15.00
"Goddesses" is a well known Renaissance melody. This melody appeared in early dance tune collections such as The Fitzwilliam Virginal Book under various titles such as 'Quodling's Delight' and 'The Oak and the Ash'.
KPC 0007 Hidden Tears for 1 B & str.B, 1 T & cello, 1 A & gtr (opt cello), AB, accordion & cello, £15.00
An intimate ballad with elements of both pop music and baroque music.
KPC 0010 Recercada Primera for 4 SATB, £15.00
Borrows its bass from Boffons by Jacob van Eyck and Recercada Segunada by Diego Ortiz.The chords of this piece form a great base for improvisation.
KPC 0011 On the Highway for 3 players S/A/B + A/Ab-Alto/B + S/A/B, £15.00
A modern composition with a repetitive and dissonant character. The movement between voices imitates traffic on a highway. This composition offers advanced players a challenge with its rhythmic patterns and tricky techniques such as playing 2 recorders at once.
KPC 0012 Meditativo for 1 A in G & strings, £15.00
A lively meditation in which the basso ostinato can cause a trance like state in both performers and audience.
KPC 0013 Meditativo mi klein for 5 A(in G)/TT/B(in G)/Gb, £15.00
KPC 0021 Meditativo in G minor for 5 A/BBB/Gb, £15.00
KPC 0022 Meditativo in D minor for 1 A + 2 violins/viola/cello, £15.00
KPC 0014 The Foggy Dew for 4 SATB & gtr, £15.00
An Irish traditional air adapted for recorder quartet and guitar.
KPC 0019 Het Vraagteken (The Question Mark) for 1 S, £15.00
One of Pieter Campo's earliest compositions. This book comes with a CD accompaniment.
KPC 0020 Isabella the drunk camel for AABBGb, £15.00
Points towards estampie Isabella; a graceful medieval melody with an oriental touch.
KCR 0005 Sonate in re klein for 1 S & bc, £15.00
Also from Kreastion
KCR 0001 W A Mozart - Kyrie from Requiem in D minor (KV 626), for 4 SATB (or 8 doubled) £11.00
Originally written for 9 wind instruments, strings, basso continuo, SATB choir and 4 vocal soloists. This adaptation can be performed with 4 or 8 performers and with or without singers.
KCR 0004 A Vivaldi - Concerto in G minor TV531, for 4 ATBB, £15.00
Originally written for 2 cellos, strings and basso continuo. In this adaptation for recorder quartet the orchestral parts, basso continuo and cello solos are divided amongst four equally challenging parts.
New from Rondo Publishing
RP 100 This Merry Pleasant Spring. Music, Words and Song for Springtime from 16th and 17th Century England. Edited by Tamsin Lewis.
This book contains a huge and varied number of pieces in 2, 3 and 4 parts. It is suitable for voices, viols and recorders. It comes with a CD from which you can print all the parts you will need so look forward to Spring with this wonderful collection! £19.99
CMP 444 Dowland's Delight. Consort music in 4 parts. edited by Ian Gammie. £7.75
This is suitable for recorders or viols. Altus and Tenor parts are provided in C & G clefs. The pieces are all derived from lute music which allows us to see clearly the contrapuntal writing inherent in the composer's style. Several of the pieces existed in assorted consort music. Contents include "The Lady Russell's Pavan";"The Most Sacred Queen Elizabeth, her Galliard"; "Piper's Pavan"; "Mrs White's Nothing"
New from Girolamo
G 12.037 Rainer Lischka: In a Good Mood for two trebles, £13.50
G 12.038 Rainer Lischka: The Pleasure of Dancing for three recorders (various), £14.40
G12.040 Giuseppe Sammartini - Noch 3 Sonaten (Ms. Parma 2, 6, 14) for 1 A & b. c., ed. Laura Dalla Libera, bc realization Yo Hirano.
Three more sonatas for recorder from the Parma manuscript. The Sonata Parma no. 2 in F Major is one of its few four-movement sonatas. £24.50
Tommaso Albinoni - 12 Sonatas for AAT, bass recorder ad lib. & b. c., ed. Peter Thalheimer.
Sonatas 1-4: G12.039, £28.00
Sonatas 5-8: G12.043, £28.00
Albinoni's 12 sonatas or balletti for two violins, viola and b. c. were composed before 1728. By 1740 they had been adapted by an unknown arranger for three recorders and bass instrument by transposing them upwards, some by a minor third, some by a fourth. This edition adds the original basso continuo part with the original figures, which offers several and colourful combination of instruments for performance.
G12.041 Gioachino Rossini - Opera Melodies, arr. for 2 flageolets (SS) by C. Eugene Roy, ed. Franz Muller-Busch. £17.50
Rossini's melodies from The Barber of Seville, Othello, The Thieving Magpie, etc.: great Italian opera worth discovering: here in arrangements for two flageolets published in Paris ca. 1819.
New from May Hill
MHE 21104 Steve Marshall - Folk Song Suite (SopSSAATTBBGbCb) £13.00
Each of the three movements incorporates two songs: I The Buxom Lass and Farewell Dearest Nancy; II A Sailor's Life and She Moved Through the Fair; III The Bedmaking and The Rambling Sailor. These are skilfully linked.
MHE 60108 Rosemary Robinson - Fantasy Suite (SopSSAATTBBGbCb) £15.00
Five contrasting movements: Fanfare, Willow Song, Scherzo, Nocturne and Jig.
New from Montem
Beethoven arr. Challinger - Variations on 'La ci darem la mano' from Mozart's Don Giovanni for AAB, MONTEM 145 , £7.50
Andrew Challinger - Swings and Roundabouts for SAATB, MONTEM 146, £9.00
Andrew Challinger - Flourish (SSAT/ATBGb + opt. Cb, MONTEM 149, £9.60
New from Moeck
Bart Spanhove - The Finishing Touch to Practising, EM 4067, £20.00
A comprehensive and inspiring book for recorder players of all ages and ability. Bart has published his insight and experiences in this book. For the last ten years he has focused his interest on methods of practising.
J S Bach arr. Rosin - Prelude and Fugue in C Major for SATBGbCb, EM 3331, £15.00
arr Beutler - El Sol y la Luna - Andalusian folksong (SSAATTBBGbCb & tambourine), EM 3343, £19.50
Edward Elgar, arr. Beutler Salut d'amour op. 12 (AATBBGbCb), EM 3337, £17.00
P Tchaikovsky , arr. Beutler Dance of the (little) Swans from Swan Lake, op. 20, EM 3340, £16.00
Lothar Graap - 5 Pieces on Chorals from the Church Year for treble recorder and pno, ZFS 827/828, £5.40
Trad. arr. Autenrieth - Old English Songs for Three Recorders (SAT), ZFS 892/830, £6.00
Frédéric Chopin arr. Rosin - Variations on a theme by Rossini (1 A & pno), ZFS 833/834, £6.00
C Bresgen - Stornelli, AAA & gtr, ZFS 479/480, £3.99
C Bresgen - Seven Pieces, AT, ZFS 518/519, £3.99
C Bresgen - Spanish Suite, SAATB, ZFS 568/569, £3.99
H Luchterhand - 4 Pieces for Recorder Quartet, SATB, ZFS 633/634, £3.99
Joseph Haydn - 20 Pieces for Flute Clock 1, SAT, ZFS 686/7, £3.99
H J Teschner - Tin Whistle tune & other pieces, S & gtr, ZFS 695/696, £3.99
J Dowland arr Nitz - Flow My Tears, TBGb, ZFS 839/840, £4.50
L Daquin, arr Rosin - Le Coucou, 3 SAB, ZFS 841/2, £4.50
New from Dolce Edition
DOL 139 - 50 Playford Dances for descant recorder and keyboard, £7.50
DOL 140 - Anthony Holborne - Fourteen Dances for descant and keyboard, £4.50
New from Orpheus, Australia
OMP 259 Lance Eccles - Snow White & Rose Red for SATB, £11.50
OMP 260 Johann Crueger, arr. Eccles - Wie soll ich dich empfangen for SATTBBGbCb, £11.50
OMP 261 Tony Lewis - Manus Diaboli for ATBGbCb, £21.50
OMP 262 Lance Eccles - Eclipse for AATTB, £8.50
OMP 264 Joan Gilmour - Balmain Frolic, Helter Skelter & The Clown has lost his balloon for solo descant & pno, £8.00
OMP 265 Joan Gilmour - When Johnny Comes Marching Home for solo descant & pno, £8.00
OMP 266 Lance Eccles - Water Ballets for SATB, £10.50
OMP 267 Lance Eccles - Animal Houses for ATTB, £8.50
OMP 268 Lance Eccles - Sunlight on the Glacier for SATTB, £8.50
FE A207 Fulvio Caldini - Sonatina Op. 152/c for 1 S/A/T, £6.00
FE A211 Albrecht Maurer - Uranus for 2 recorders in C + cemba, £11.00
FE B-054 de Cabezon - Tiento del second tono for SATB, £4.00
FE B-055 de Cabezon - Tiento sobre Qui la dira for SATB, £4.00
FE B025 Banchieri - Motette "Descantabat populus Israel" for SATB, £4.00
FE B026 Banchieri - Fantasia g-moll for SATB, £3.50
FE B028 Brahms - Walzer aus op 37 for SATB, £4.00
FE B029 Caldera - Largo for SSATB, £4.00
FE B030 Chopin - Mazurka for SATB, £4.00
FE B031 J C F Fischer - Ave Maria klare Cantinonalsatz for SATB, £4.00
FE B034 Schumann - 13 Miniatures for SATB, £12.00
FE B036 Carl Maria von Weber - Marsch for SATB, £4.00
FE B038 Misc - Italian Songs for 2 SA 6.00
FE B040 Misc. arr Hermann-Josef Wilbert - Greek Songs for 2 SA 7.00
FE B041 Misc. arr Hermann-Josef Wilbert - North European Songs for 2 SA 8.00
FE B042 Misc. arr Hermann-Josef Wilbert - Russian Songs for 2 SA 6.00
FE B047 Misc. arr Hermann-Josef Wilbert - Provencal Songs for SATB, £9.50
FE B048 Misc. arr Hermann-Josef Wilbert - Greek songs for SATB, £11.00
FE B049 Misc. arr Hermann-Josef Wilbert - Italian songs for SATB, £12.50
FE B050 Misc. arr Hermann-Josef Wilbert - North European Songs 1 for SATB, £12.50
FE B051 Misc. arr Hermann-Josef Wilbert - North European Songs 2 for SATB, £12.50
FE B052 Buxtehude - Fuga G-Dur for SATB, £4.00
FE B053 Pachelbel - Fuga g-moll for SATB, £4.00
FE B056 Misc. arr Hermann-Josef Wilbert - Russian songs for SATB, £9.50
FE B058 Misc. arr Hermann-Josef Wilbert - Spirituals for SSATB, £12.50
FE MSFW4 Weiss - Musik der Stille for 2 recs & guitar 8.00
FE D-009 Marchetti - Fascination for ATTB, £6.00
EW 774 Arthur S. Sullivan: Five Christmas Carols - £14.50
for 4 recorders, transcribed and edited by Dagmar Wilgo. The five songs "All This Night Bright Angels Sing", "Bethlehem", "I Sing The Birth Was Born To-Night", "Noel", and "Upon The Snow-Clad Earth" are original late romantic choir music, which is well suited for recorder quartet. Series Flautando Edition
From Instant Harmony
IH 26 - 49 Preludes, Fantaisies, and Caprices for solo treble, collected by Charles Babel, ed. David Lasocki, £21.00
Never published before, not even in the Baroque period! An excellent and fun collection of Baroque pieces: fine practice material, also useful as models for writing or improvising your own preludes, fantaisies, and caprices. The manuscript is preserved in the British Library in London.
From Edition Tre Fontane
ETF 3001 Alan Davis - Starlight and Sweet Dreams (SopSSAATTBBGbGbCb) £18.00
A fantasia built entirely on the melodic elements of I Got Rhythm - but Alan Davis subverts the rhythm by returning it to the first beat of the bar, adding a quaver beat and playing it in seven-eight time. Five-and-a-quarter minutes of challenging excitement.
From Jolly Robin
JRMM 001 The Charlton Method: A Manual for the Advenced Recorder Player by Andrew Charlton
This amazing book has been reprinted. 180 pages of information and music. The Contents listing takes up two whole pages! Andrew covers every aspect of technique and provides a wealth of music to put those techniques into practice. There are studies and duos from J S Bach, Characteristic Etudes - 22 extended pieces for various recorders and 15 duos by composers from over three centuries.
This volume is very good value for money at £26.00
New from Loux
LMP 212 Heinrich Isaac ed. Loux - La La Hö Hö (SAAB & percuss) £5.50
An unusual piece, designed for use as light entertainment. A welcome and pleasurable item from the early sixteenth century.
LCC 28 Clemens/Lindvall - Two for Three: We wish you a merry Christmas & We Three Kings for SAB, £5.60
LCC 29 Clemens/Lindvall Two for Three: Sussex Carol & Il est ne for SAB & TTB, £5.60
M 41.101 Peter Benary - Sonatine for descant recorder and piano (published 1972), £6.50
New from Peters
Light Dance by Jonathan Dove for SnoSAATBGbCb
P 72408 score, £4.95
P 72408 set of parts, £14.95
The piece was commissioned by the SRP to celebrate the Society's 75th birthday.
New from Schott
ED 13712 Anthony Hopkins - Pastiche Suite for treble recorder and piano, £6.99
Written for Walter Bergmann in 1944 when in his 20s and rediscovered in 2012.
ED 21787 Schott Recorder Library: The Finest Sonatas & Suites for two trebles - Paisible, Finger, Purcell, Croft, Loeillet, Delavigne, Boismortier, Naudot, Valentine and Telemann, ed. Kretschmann, £16.99
This book is a collection of some of the best duets from the Baroque. 123 pages in all of music, Well laid out with only a couple of unavoidable difficult page turns, good print and complete works are used. Fantastic value.
ED 21788 Schott Recorder Library: The Finest Sonatas for Treble recorder and BC - Finger, Pepusch, Bononcini, Bigaglia, Vivaldi, Loeillet, Teleman (3 sonatas), Handel (2 sonatas), Marcello (2 sonatas), Chedeville, ed Kretschmann, £16.99
ED 21796 Treble Recorder Solo Book: 175 pieces from 8 centuries, ed Hintermeier, £16.99
175 pieces from 8 Centuries. Quite different from other compendium solo books. This includes pieces from The Modern Musick Master 1730, The Bird Fancyers Delight, The Complete Flute Master, Airs Anglois, and much, much more.
ED 21550 Treble Recorder Duet Book: 120 duets from 8 centuries, ed Hintermeier, £16.50
A very interesting collection of duets, some from lesser known composers. Among the more recent works are pieces by Staeps and Linde. A wealth of contrast and diversity. Again a really good buy.
ED 13567 English Folk Tunes for Recorder with accompanying CD - trad. arr. Peter Bowman for solo descant, £11.99
62 traditonal Pieces for descant recorder chosen and edited by Peter Bowman. Chord symbols have also been added for accompaniment purposes. The songs in this edition include 1) Love songs, laments and lullabies; 2) Drinking songs; 3) Songs in praise of places, seasons, work and occupations; 4) Ballads.
ED13591 Renaissance Recorder Anthology Vol. 1: 32 Pieces for Descant Recorder ed. Bowman & Bennetts, £11.99 incl. CD
New from Edition Walhall
EW 797 Bartok - 16 Stuecke aus Fuer Kinder - SATB, £18
EW 986 J Chr Schultze - Konzert B-Dur, Partita for solo treble, strings & bc, £18
EW 990 J Chr Schultze - Konzert B-Dur, KA for solo treble, strings & bc, £15
EW 993 Bartok - 9 Stuecke aus Mikrokosmos - SATB, £18.75
EW 999 Conti - Cares when they’re over for Sop voc, 1 S (or violin), strings & bc, £14.00
European Music Archive
EMA 139 Angelo Notari - Canzona Passaggiata for solo descant or tenor & bc, £4.95
New from Mieroprint
MER 1054 Matthias Maute: La Finette and Le Danseur. Solos for treble or bass recorder, £7.20
MER 1215 Matthias Maute: A Due for 2 treble recorders, £12.60
Exciting stuff. Prelude, Circle Song 1, Lament, Circlesong 2. Two scores are included
MER 1112 Fumihara Yoshimine: Kai for 2 tenor recorders, £12.60
Some extended technique. Symbols are explained in English. Two scores included
MER 1213 Frans Geysen: City of Smile, Vol. 1. 5 Solo Pieces for descant recorder. £9.00
MER 1214 Vol. 2 of the above, £9.00
The pieces were conceived as solo dance accompanied by a recorder. The pieces make wonderful advanced studies. Book 2 contains more advanced pieces than book 1.
New pieces by Harold Owen, from PRB
Dennis’ Folly for 1 A & harpsichord/pno, PRB CIO31, £8.00
Attractive "Neo-Baroque" tonal music for Grade 8 level. "A glamorous display" with a touch of "madness".
Sonata for 1 A, 1 T & keyboard, PRB CC035, £9.60
Three Recorder Duets for SoB, ST, AA, PRB CC077, £9.60
New from Universal
UE 35732 Ensemble Dreiklang Berlin - Recorder Trio Book 2 (SSA/SAA), £11.50
UE 34190 Misc. arr. Florian Bramboeck - Celtic Recorder Duets (SS), £9.75
Includes " My Love is like a Red, Red Rose", "Molly Malone", "Wild Rover" and many more.
UE 31480 J S Bach - 8 Little 3-Part Pieces for SAB, £11.99
URS 61555 Allan Rosenheck - 5 Temperamente for SATB, £6.00
URS 71556 Allan Rosenheck- Los Angeles for 5 SATTB, £22.00
From Ut Orpheus
FL 23 Koji Ueno - Quartetto Pastorale (SATB) £23.95
Taking baroque music as a starting point, elements of fugue can be identified in the outer movements, whilst the central Andante is titled ‘English Pastoral’. A serious quartet which will reward higher-level players.
From Van Hoof
VH 3 Paul van Hoof: The Orion Nebula for S (solo), T, B, B , £11.50
The original version was for Brass instruments, bugle solo and 3 trumpets, and expresses the composer’s fascination for astronomy. An interesting and exciting piece.
Fantasias by John Coprario (1575 - 1626) for Viols adapted for Recorders
ECR 01 Six Two Part Fantasias, £7.50
This edition is an arrangement for recorders of Coprario's six part fantasias that he may have composed for his tuition of William Lawes. Four have been arranged for either descant & treble or tenor and bass and two are for treble and tenor. Two playing scores + bass clef part are included.
ECR 02 Five Four Part Fantasias, £8.50
Arranged for SATB Coprario was employed by the courts of James I and Charles I and had the reputation of being one of the leading instrumental composers. His works enjoyed considerable popularity in the early to mid-17th century.
ECR 03 Five Consort Songs by William Byrd, £9.50
William Byrd composed over 100 consort songs, both sacred and secular. Although viols would have been a common choice for the instrumental accompaniment, recorders are also well suited. The five songs in this edition have been taken from a manuscript in the British Library and have been selected so that the top line can either be sung or played on a descant recorder:
My mistress had a little dog; O Lord, how vain; In angel's weed; Out of the orient crystal skies; Ye Sacred Muses
ECR 04 Six Three Part Fantasias, £9.50
A lovely clear edition of these wonderful pieces. All the parts you need in the appropriate clefs to play these fantasias on S.A.B or T.B.Gb (Gb in treble and bass clef)
About Fretwork Editions
This purpose of this series is to make available to recorder players some of the finest English consort music of the late 16th and early 17th centuries. Fretwork Editions has been publishing large bodies of this repertoire for viol players in authoritative editions since 1990, and now has a substantial catalogue of music by the greatest composers of the period: Byrd, Dowland, Coprario, Gibbons, Lupo, Jenkins and William Lawes. In our new series of recorder consort music we aim to select pieces from several of our published collections, having regard to range and key, and produce new editions suited to recorder consort with appropriate clefs and, where necessary, alternative parts for high and low consort. The first publications in this series are of consort music by John Coprario in 2, 3 and 4 parts, and of consort songs by William Byrd for voice and 4-part consort.
This is all great music, and recorder players deserve to enjoy it as much as viol players, so don't miss out - there is much more where this came from! - William Hunt
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EMERALD BAROQUE plays
IRELAND'S ENCHANTMENT An oasis of beautiful Irish music, performed on period instruments, exquisitely portraying both the delights and laments of the music of the Irish people. Haunting, enchanting and inspiring. Director and harpsichord - Bridget
Cunningham, Recorders - Laura Justice, Soprano - Breda
Mckinney, Violin - Farran Scott, Baroque
'Cello/Viola da Gamba - Jennifer Bullock Music by Turlough O'Carolan,
Cornelius Lyons and early Irish songs.
EMERALD BAROQUE plays IRELAND'S ENCHANTMENT
An oasis of beautiful Irish music, performed on period instruments, exquisitely portraying both the delights and laments of the music of the Irish people. Haunting, enchanting and inspiring.
Director and harpsichord - Bridget Cunningham, Recorders - Laura Justice, Soprano - Breda Mckinney,
Violin - Farran Scott, Baroque 'Cello/Viola da Gamba - Jennifer Bullock
Music by Turlough O'Carolan, Cornelius Lyons and early Irish songs.
Last updated 30/6/2017