News from Recorder MusicMail, 2018

The Recorder Magazine has had a major makeover under Barbara Law with a new look and wider coverage with an emphasis on youth, including an interview with young jazz recorder player Tom Ridout. Playing the unbarred music of the Renaissance, balancing authenticity with creativity and the rise of the Recorder Orchestra are other topics covered. 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 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.


On Cedric Lee's retirement from publishing, Peacock Press have taken over Green Man Press. Cedric is to continue as the Editor in Chief for the series and should be contacted on editorial matters. Otherwise all enquiries and requests should be directed to Peacock Press.

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.

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.


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The Solo Recorder, ed. Andrew Robinson

A beautifully produced two-volume set of solo recorder music to enhance the repertoire of any serious recorder player. It is clearly typeset and well laid out on larger than A4 paper, with strong laminated covers, Canadian bound: a spiral to open flat and a spine to stack neatly. The two volumes, each of 112 pages, represent some of the finest Baroque solo works ever written.

Book 1: Telemann Fantasias for flute, Quantz Pieces sans bass; Solo sonatas by J S and C P E Bach, PAR 108, £20
This core repertoire represents the major baroque works for solo flute, transposed for recorder with choices of transposition. Music you come back to again and again.

Book 2: Telemann Fantasias for violin; Marais Couplets de Folies (Les Folies d'Espagne); Six movements from Bach's solo violin partitas; Twenty-nine movements from Bach's cello suites, PAR 109, £20
Telemann's fantasias for violin are much less well known than his flute fantasiass but have music of the same quality and imagination. Marais' Couplets de Folies are full of ideas, adventure and beauty. Bach's cello suites must be the best music of the gentre, often difficult but supremely satisfying. A lifetime's study - in so few pages.

A revised and updated edition of Andrew Mayes's

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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Recorder Magazine index, 1993-2016: now available in pdf online

Recorder Magazine archive on CD: back issues of Recorder Magazine from the earliest issue of May 1963 up to the end of 1974 are available on CD in searchable pdf format (Acrobat reader 7.08 included), £10, produced by Vince Kelly of Cheap, Choice, Brave and New in Edmonton, Canada or from Recorder MusicMail. Code CCBN RM01.

Recorder music and CDs for review should be sent to Sue Pemsel:, or c/o Recorder MusicMail, Scout Bottom Farm, Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge, West Yorks, HX7 5JS.


Easter Early Music Course, 4-9 April 2018, St. George's School, Wells Lane, Ascot, SL5 7DZ


Peacock Press prices will be increasing gradually over the coming months.

NEW from Peacock Press:

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.

P 622 Mary Anning at Lyme Regis by Graham Stansfield arr. J Minns for voice/S,ATB, £5.50
This piece tells the story of Mary Anning who was a fossil collector on the Jurassic cliffs in Dorset.

P 623 Le Train des Pignes by Graham Stansfield arr. J Minns for SAATTBGb, £5.50
The original piece comes from Graham's latest CD "A Choir for All Seasons" and depicts the engine of the "Chemin de Fer" miniature railway which puffs its way between Nice and Digne-les-Bains four times a day.

P 624 Four Koans by Stephen Watkins for SATB, £6.90
Stephen made a study of Japanese music theory and as a result felt motivated to write a few pieces for recorders.

P 625 Quartet No. 2 by Stephen Watkins for SATB, £9.50
A most interesting quartet. There are some quite difficult parts but the hard work will be worth while.

P 626  Two Scottish Marches by Marg Hall for SnoSATBGbCb, £7.50
Teribus and Dumbarton Drums worked into one piece.

P 627 Music with her Silver Sound: Songs from the Plays of William Shakespeare, edited by Eric Haas, £25.00
84 pages of stunning music for voices and instruments and also suitable for recorder consorts (combinations of SATB). There are short notes on each piece with some extracts from the plays showing context. 

Trad., arr. Jane Minns:
P 628 Dance to your Daddy for SATTBB/baritone voice, £5.75
P 629 Strawberry Fair for SA/STTBGb, opt vocals 2-3 baritone, sop, alto, £5.75
P 630 John Peel/Lincolnshire Poacher for 6 SATTBB/baritone voice £5.75

P 631 Tambourin by F-J Gossec, arr. Jane Minns for 6 SoSATBB, £5.00

P 633 Elizabethan Reflections by Anne Marti for 11 SoSSAATTBBGbCb, £11.00

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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, £8.75
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 069 Burial Sentences by Anthony Baldwin, for S A/S T/A B, £4.50

PEMS 071 Io mi son giovinetta by Susan 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

PEMS 075 Introduction to Unbarred Book 1 by Moira Usher for SATB, £10.50
PEMS 076 Introduction to Unbarred Book 2 by Moira Usher for SATTB, £12.50
Modern notation but no barlines help to bridge the gap between reading the modern notation and facsimile. Phrasing and expression is enhanced using these editions.

PEMS 078 G P Telemann: Nine Sonatas TWV 40: 141-149 edited by Eric Haas for two trebles, £12.00 
These are the sonatas rediscovered and sent back to Berlin in 1999 from Kiev where they were kept during World War II.

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)

Code Composer Title Instrument Price
CRCS 290 Palestrina Super flumina 4 SATB 5.00
CRCS 138 Tallis If ye love me 4 SATB 4.00
CRCS 287 Palestrina Sicut cervus 4 SATB 5.00
CRCS 212 Purcell, Henry Fantazia à 4 4 SATGb 5.00
CRCS 311/312 Telemann Concerto a 5 in G major 5 A + SATB/Gb 11.75
CRCS 510 Holst, Gustav Ave Maria a 6 7 ATTTTBB 5.75
CRCS 278 Gabrieli Canzon septimi toni a 8 8 SAA/TBx2 10.00
CRCS 419 Mendelssohn 3 Seasonal Motets Op 79 (Advent, Christmas, New Year) 8 SSAATTBB 5.75
CRCS 340 Purcell, Henry Hear My Prayer 8 SSAATTBB 4.50
CRCS 427 Pearsall, Robert Lucas In Dulci Jubilo 8 SSAATTBB 10.00
CRCS 279 Praetorius, Michael En Natus est Emanuel 4 SATB 4.00

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
Early intermediate.

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.

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

RS 6 Thomas Morley - 6 Studies for recorder duet, edited and arranged by Gwylim Beechey for S & A - 2 playing scores - £10.50

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

More from Hugh Gorton:

RMD 556 Waltz No.2 from Jazz Suite No.2 by Shostakovich, S/AAATB, £8.00
RMD 502 Elizabethan Serenade by Ronald Binge for SAATB, £8.00
RMD 115 Sicilienne from Peleas and Melisande by Gabrel Faure for S + piano, £6.00
RMD 413 Stabat Mater Dolorosa by Giovanni Pergolesi for SATB, £5.00

New from Glenn Shannon

GSM 1008 Federal Fantasia & Fugue for 4 SATB, £8.00
GSM 1014 Dody's Oats for 6 SoSATTB, £9.00

New from Ascolta

AMP 801 Clemens non Papa, Jacob & Gabrieli, Andrea - Frais et Gaillard arr Bert Honig for 4 SATB, £12.50

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

From Flautando

J S Bach, arr. Ferdinand Gesell
FE B-007 - Fuge BWV 881 for 3 SAB - £6.40
FE B-011 - Fuge BWV 864 for 3 SAB - £5.20
FE B-016 - Fuge BWV 869 for 4 SATB - £11.50
FE B-018 - Fuge BWV 876 for 4 SATB - £5.60
FE B-019 - Fuge BWV 878 for 4 SATB - £6.50
FE B-022 - Fuge BWV 849 for 5 ATBGbCb or SoSATB - £8.00
FE B-023 - Fuge BWV 867 & Preambulum 872a for 5 ATBGbSb - £8.00

FE M-222 - Dietrich Buxtehude, ed. Adrian Wehlte - Kanon BuxWV 124, Canzonetta BuxWV 167 for 3 ATB - £7.60

Fulvio Caldini
FE A-034 - Steinbock Toccata Op. 94/B for solo treble, £7.00
FE A-048 - Clockwork Game for 4 S(A)ATB, £19.80
FE A-078 - Pensieri del tramonto Op. 107 for 4 SATB, £17.50
FE A-198 - Tre Corali for 5 TBBBB, £8.45

FE B-030 - Frederic Chopin, arr. H-J Wilbert - Mazurka for 4 SATB, £5.85
FE M-224 - Michel-Richard Delalande, ed. Adrian Wehlte - Symphonie de Noel for 4 AATCb, £12.00

Lance Eccles
FE A-177 - Amazing Blue Grace for 5 AATTB, £9.50
FE A-189 - Transgressions for two trebles, £12.00
FE A-191b - Marchen: Snow White & Rose Red 2 for 4 SATB, £9.30
FE A-191c - Marchen: Snow White & Rose Red 3 for 4 SATB, £9.80
FE A-197 - Solo fur Michael for solo treble, £5.50
FE M-321 - 3 English Folksongs for 5 TTTTB, £12.00
FE M-322 - 5 Highland Songs for 5 SATTB, £12.00

FE M-045 - Irmtraud Geywitz - Eichhoernchen Song Zugfahrt for solo descant, £5.00
FE B-032 - Joseph Haydn, arr. H-J Wilbert - Minuet in G major for 4 SATB, £6.20
FE A-025 - Mario Lavista - Ofrenda for solo tenor, £9.80

Klaus Miehling
FE M-122 - 6 Passionslieder Op. 123a & 161a for solo tenor & bc, £21.50
FE M-129 - Geh' aus, mein Herz und suche Freud, Op. 129 for 4 AATB £12.00
FE M-139 - 6 Choralarbeitungen nach Martin Luther for 4 AATB, £17.50

FE B-035 - Gottlieb Muffat, arr. H-J Wilbert - Bourree for 4 SATB, £6.75
FE B-053 - Johann Pachelbel, arr. Helmut Voth - Fuga in D minor for 4 SATB, £4.00
FE M-245 - G P da Palestrina, ed. Adrian Wehlte - St Petrus-Hymnus for 4 TBBGb or SAAT, £7.60
FE M-246 - G B Pergolesi, , ed. Adrian Wehlte - Grave aus Stabat Mater for 4 AAAB, £7.60
FE M-311 - Valentin Rathgeber, arr. H-J Wilbert - Aria Pastorella for 4 SATB, £6.45

Victor Rondon
FE A-027 - Tango for solo treble, £6.80
FE A-032 - Rumba for solo treble, £5.80

FE M-096 Antonio Soler, arr. K Miehling - Fandango for solo treble & harpsichord £4.50

G P Telemann, arr. Ferdinand Gesell
FE M-042 - Tafelmusik III 1. Suite B-Dur Part 1 for 7 SSATBGbCb, £21.80
FE M-043 - Tafelmusik III 1. Suite B-Dur Part 2 for 7 SSATBGbCb, £19.70

FE B-058 - Hermann-Josef Wilbert - 10 Spirituals for 5 SSATB £12.50

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 068 Caprice by Bizet, arr. for 6 recorders - Sno.A,A.T.B.B, £14.00
ETF 3068 Start Now Pop-Ballade by Sabine Baumann for 4 recorders SATB, Bass, piano and voice, £17.50
ETF 3067 Nadi Bumi (To The Trees) by Azizol Ainolnam for treble recorder (extended technique), £6.50

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

From Moseler

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

EBA Music

EBA 1133 Nicola Fiorenza  + Anon - 4 Sonatas for recorder (A) and bc,  £13.50

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

From Ursus

URS 61555 Allan Rosenheck - 5 Temperamente for SATB, £6.00
URS 71556 Allan Rosenheck- Los Angeles for 5 SATTB, £26.00
Written for the Los Angeles Recorder Orchestra. 5 Movements describing different areas of Los Angeles

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


Winter 2017, Volume 37, Issue 4


Contents include: 

An interview with young jazz recorder player Tom Ridout

Some exciting young ensembles

How to play Renaissance Unbarred Music

The rise of the Recorder Orchestra

Authenticity and re-creation in performance

A tribute to Theo Wyatt

   Centrespread: Ave Verum Corpus by William Byrd

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