Volume 42, Issue 4
News in Brief
The consort music of William Byrd
Anne Martin discusses the significance of Byrd's surviving consort music in the development of chamber music and its historical context.
A Celebration of Queen Charlotte in Music
Mary-Jannet Leith tells us about the musical events held by Charlotte and George III, recreated in Ensemble Hesperi’s “Then I play’d upon the Harpsichord”
New generation, new recorders
Friesian recorder maker Tom de Vries talks about design and experiments.
Bedknobs, Broomsticks and Recorders ...?
West End theatrical flautist Daniel Swani gives fascinating insights into the use of recorders in theatre and film.
New CDs projects
Bach for Recorder: Challenges -
Finding old and new ways to new repertoire -
And other CD releases
Centrespread Composer Devon Packer
Michael Graham interviews the young Canadian composer, arranger and performer.
Centre Spread: Orage by Devon Packer
Emma Murphy remembered by Philip Thorby
Adriana Breukink remembered by Juho Myllya
Colin Touchin remembered by Barbara Law
Chris Orton discusses the National Plan for Music Education and talks to ERTA members Lizzie Knatt and Rebecca Austen-Brown
SRP News (expanded)
Vice-President Evelyn Nallen talks about her introduction to the SRP, Jim Grant expresses appreciation for SRP volunteers, and Michael Sharman, Colin Touchin and Emma Murphy are sadly remembered. There are reports of branch activities and performance groups, Michael Graham discusses his role as a visiting conductor, Brian Bonsor is remembered and Anne Daye offers Tudor and Stuart Dance Workshops. Helen Hooker supplies quick everyday practice tips for recorder keep fit.
From Ulli Burchette, Peter Bowman, Chris Burgess, Janice Ormerod, Dietrich Schnabel, John Turner. Click here for the music titles.
Michael Graham reviews Alon Schab's Performer’s Guide to Transcribing, Editing, and Arranging Early Music
Information for Young Players
Click here for recorder music reviewed in this issue.