The spring issue of The Recorder Magazine takes recorder makers, reflections and innovations as its themes. 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 major new PEMS collection of consort music from the court of Maximilian I, John Turner Contemporary Recorder Series, Girolamo's Bingham Reloaded series, MUST series including many Lennon-McCartney and more. All recorder pieces can be purchased from the Recordermail site.
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GREEN MAN PRESS
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.
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.
ALEX AYRE MUSIC
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.
RECORDER MUSIC DIRECT
Peacock Press now distribute Recorder Music Direct including Hugh Gorton's Recorder Practice series and a number of classical and light works edited for recorder and piano.
CHEAP TRILLS MUSIC
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.
ABRSM RECORDER EXAMS
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TRINITY RECORDER EXAMS
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A companion to his classic "Play the Recorder" series.
Covers fingering, tonguing, articulation, breathing, playing in tune, tone and vibrato, plus beginner faults and a discussion of piano, guitar and percussion accompaniment.
69 pages. £12.95 + post from Recorder MusicMail
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
Andrew Mayes's Carl Dolmetsch and the Recorder Repertoire of the 20th Century,
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Peacock Press prices will be increasing gradually over the coming months.
NEW from Peacock
P 601 Concerto for Alto Recorder and Recorder Orchestra by John Hawkes, for solo treble and Sno.SSAATTBBGbCb, £22.50
P 602 Three Tudor Cats by Antony Baldwin for recorder quartet SATB and piano ad lib. Score & 4 playing scores, £6.50
Three character pieces of the composer's favourite cats.
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 632 The Art of Fugue - the four-part Contrapuncti - J S Bach, ed. Eric Haas: score £16.00, part P 632P, £4.50
P 633 Elizabethan Reflections by Anne Marti for 11 SoSSAATTBBGbCb, £11.00
P 634 Stephen Watkins - Blow the Wind Southerly - 4 SATB £10.50
A set of variations on a well-known folk song in varying mood and style. There are plenty of flowing semi-quavers along the way.
P 635 J S Bach - Fugue in G minor for organ, BWV 578, "Little" - 4 SATB £5.00
P 636 J S Bach - Fugue in C majpr BWV 564 - 4 SATB £5.00
P 637 D Scarlatti - Sonata in G minor K 87 - 4 SATB, £5.00
An arrangement of the keyboard sonata in b minor, K.87
P 639 Scott Joplin - Pineapple Rag - 4 SATB £5.00
P 640 Maurice Hodges - The Little Black Rose - 4 SATB £5.00
This is a fantasia on the Irish folk tune. It is above moderate difficulty.
P 641 Tango from Espana Op. 165 by Albeniz arr. Helen-Jean Talbott for ATTBBGbCb, £6.50
This would make a good encore piece as it is not too difficult, is a well known and liked melody and is not too long. The melody flits from one instrument to another.
P 642 arr. Marg Hall - The Rabbi's Pupil - SSAATTBBGbGb £7.00
This Klezmer tune dates from about 1916 and is Marg's first Kezmer piece for orchestra. A lively piece both rhythm and semi-quaver-wise.
P 643 arr. Marg Hall - Three English Carols - 4 SATB £4.50
I Saw Three Ships, For this is Christmas Eve, Sans Day Carol. Three beautifully arranged carols which make up a lovely contrasting set.
P 644 Gary Higginson - Ildathach for 1 A & pno £6.50
This is the Island of Paradise found in early Irish legends. The piece is an impression of the poem's idealisms and inspirations.
P 645 Guus Harverkate - Stan and Olly "A Slapstick in a Ghost House" - 4 SATB £8.00
This crazy quartet may be considered as the soundtrack of a non-existent Laurel & Hardy movie. The music consists of a series of sound imitations, action support, melody fragments from national anthems, British and German war songs and James Bond's Goldfinger theme.
P 647 E Humperdinck arr. Sue Handscombe - Hansel & Gretel Medley - 4 SATB £5.50
Evening Prayer, the Witch is Dead, Brother Come and Dance with Me. The three pieces are linked so they make one longer piece. Very nice arrangement.
P 648 Handel & Purcell arr. Sue Handscombe - Love and Tragedy - 4 SATB £5.50
Non Io diro (Silent Worship) by Handel and Rondo from Abdelazer by Purcell.
P 649 Henry VIII arr. Sue Handscombe - Two Fantasies on Songs by Henry VIII for 4 SATB and 3 ATB £5.50
"Helas Madame" SATB and "Pastime with Good Company" ATB. These two pieces begin with Henry VIII's original work and then wander off into pure fantasy.
P 650 Misc arr. Sue Handscombe - Veritable Victoriana Two - 4 S/A/T/B £5.50
"Ah! Leave Me Not to Pine Alone" by Sullivan, "Hail Smiling Morn" by Spofforth and "Goodnight Goodnight Beloved" by Pinsuti. Two rather beautiful love songs are placed either side of a very jolly "glee".
P 651 Julius Fucik arr Joanna Brown - Attila (Marche Hongroise) Op 211 - SoSAATTBBGbCb £15.00
Fucik's tuneful and direct style of writing transfers well and idiomatically to recorders. Joanna has retained the original keys of E minor and C minor. A good rousing start to any programme.
P 652 Bela Keler, arr Joanna Brown - Ungarische Concert-Overture - SoSAATTBBGbCb £18.00
A substantial piece of approximately nine minutes full of Hungarian rhythms and melodies.
P 653 Hopping Down in Kent by Marg Hall - SAATB £6.50
The piece is based on a song of the same name and celebrates the joys and hardships of the hop-pickers who went down to Kent each September, mostly from the East End of London.
P 654 Duets for Bass, Volume 2, ed. Eric Haas, £9.00
Fifteen English and German Baroque pieces selected and edited by Eric Haas for two bass recorders.
P 655 Hebridean Suite by Brian Bonsor, arr. Christopher Burgess for SAATTBBGbCb, £12.00
Originally this set of 3 Scottish folk songs was arranged for recorder and piano by Brian Bonsor. Christopher Burgess has orchestrated the original piano part.
P 656 The Tower of Babell by Ian Farquhar, SATB £5.50
A short one-movement piece whose subject can be found in Genesis chapter eleven.
P 657 Lyndon Hilling - Tresham Follies for SoSSAATTBBGbCb, £14.00
Sir Thomas Tresham (1543-1605) built three eccentric, flamboyant and mysterious follies. The introductory linking passages represent Tresham himself. In youth, Tresham the visionary and Tresham as an old man. The piece runs continuously without a break but describes each of the follies.
P 658 Swing Low by Marg Hall - Five Jazzy Duets for descant and treble, £4.50
P 659 One Thing After Another by Marg Hall - Three Jazzy Duets for descant and treble, £4.00
P 660 Recorder Quartet no. 9 "Changing Times" by John Hawkes SATB, £10.00
There are 4 movements: Allegro, Andante, Allegro ritmico, Finale. As the title suggests there are lots of time changes, particularly in the third movement. This piece is on the harder side of moderate - unless your counting is not so good! John Hawkes comments "There is [also] another reason for the title. I actually wrote a version of the first movement some 30 years or so ago and then laid it to one side. ... Last November I took it up again, revised it and added 3 more movements. Reflecting on the changes that have happened to us all over the last 30 years, I came up with the above title. (As Bob Dylan said: The times they are a-changing)."
P 661 Passacaille by Couperin arranged by Shirley Watson, for SATB, £6.50
This is an arrangement of a very grand piece from the Huitieme Ordre of Couperin's keyboard works.
P 662 Pink Noise: A Caribbean Rhapsody for 5 recorders by Guus Haverkate, AAATB, £7.75
A Caribbean seascape. Suitable for good amateur players and above.
P 663 Four Pieces by Edward Macdowell, arranged by Shirley Watson, SATB, £6.50
An Old Garden, Song, Sung Outside the Prince's Door, A Tin Soldier's Love. These pieces are derived from piano compositions somewhat richer in harmony and texture than the popular "To a Wild Rose" which has been arranged for many instruments including recorder.
P 664 "On the Rhine" - Waltzes Op. 83 by Bela Keler arranged for recorder orchestra by Joanna Brown for Sno.SAATTBBGbCb, £12.50
A patchwork quilt of melodies from the Rhineland.
P 665 Two Sonatinas by Kevin Holland for treble recorder and piano, £6.50
In both pieces the piano part is an equal companion to the recorder.
P 666 Humoresque, Arabesque and Burlesque. Two Duos for Treble and Tenor recorders by Michael Landa, £4.50
A welcome addition to the duet repertoire. Moderate but with some tricky rhythm co-ordination especially in the Humoresque.
P 667 Three French Christmas Carols: Bethlehem, Let us Rejoice, Patapan arr. Marg Hall for SATB, £5.50
P 668 Bela Keler arr. Joanna Brown - Bartfai Emlek Csardas Op. 31 - Memories from Bardejov for SoSAATTBBGbCb, £12.00
This piece was written in July 1858. Its melodies are based on typical folk songs of Hungary. In 1869 extracts taken directly from this composition were used by Brahms in his well-known Hungarian Dance No. 5.
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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 192 Petite Suite by John Turner, & R Stevens for 1 A/So & keyboard, £6.50
Written for John Turner, this small suite consists of six short pieces with a combined length of five minutes. The first four pieces are mere Bagatelles, each sketching a mood. The fifth, the longest and most serious, depicts a solemn public ceremony. The final piece is chirpy and spirited.
PJT 193 Interrupted Melody and Breathless Scherzo by John Turner & R Keeley, for 1 A/S, £5.00
Two short but fairly demanding solo pieces. Interrupted Melody is for treble and juxtaposes a gentle yet teasing melody with muscular rhythmic interruptions. Breathless Scherzo (for descant) employs flutter-tonguing as the hectic sprint gradually winds down to a calm but exhausted ending.
PJT 194 Gary Higginson - Cornucopia - five pieces for two recorders using des-bass, £5.50
Five diverse and entertaining pieces for two recorders of various sizes.
PJT 195 William Marshall - Little Passacaglia for 1 A & pno £6.00
An intricate and moving tribute to the late John McCabe, using material from one of the composer's early piano works. This rewarding piece is by a young multi-award-winning composer who currently teaches at Wells Cathedral School.
PJT 196 Roy Heaton Smith - Three Bagatelles for recorder, clarinet and viola £7.00
Probably written to play with friends by the composer, himself a clarinettist. The short and bubbling Scherzo is following by a graceful and stately Dance, and the final movement, Capriccio, has knockabout humour and catchy tunes.
PJT 197 Charles Paterson - Concertino - full score and set of parts for descant recorder & string orchestra £10.50
PJT 198 Charles Paterson - Concertino for descant recorder with piano accompaniment £5.50
A real earworm! This delightfully tuned and moderately easy concerto for descant recorder, in three short movements, is suitable for players of Grade 5 standard. It is playable either with piano accompaniment or with string orchestra.
PJT 199 Christopher Cotton - Overture for St Paul's for recorder/flute, oboe and keyboard, £6.00
A most interesting piece of majestic proportions and changing moods.
PJT 200 Nicholas Marshall - The Birds for High voice, recorder & piano, £10.50
The seven pieces are inspired by the poems of famous poets: 1. Proud Songsters - Thomas Hardy; 2. The Birds - Hilaire Belloc; 3. Leda and the Swan - W B Yeats; 4.Boys Then and Now - Thomas Hardy; 5. Snow - Edward Thomas; 6.The Owl - Tennyson; 7. The Swan - James Reeves. The recorder, as might be expected, often takes on the role of the bird.
PJT 201 Elizabeth Poston - Concertino da Camera on a theme of Martin Peerson, for 1 A, oboe or oboe d'amore, viola da gamba and harpsichord, £10.50
A wonderful work by the composer of the well-known carol "Jesus Christ the Apple Tree", who loved both the recorder and early music. The work is in a tuneful neo-Baroque style, and the composer herself thought it one of her very best works.
PJT 202 George Odam - Sonata Ecologica for recorder & piano, £6.50
A concern for the natural world and its ongoing destruction by man inspires this haunting work. The first movement, a prayerful and mystical introduction leading to an athletic leaping dance, is succeeded by a gentle lament for the leafy trees. The virtuosic finale, in which descant and sopranino recorders take over from treble, is a hectic and primitive-sounding dance for birds, in irregular and teasing rhythms.
New in John Turner's Recorder Miscellany series
PRM 010 Rain Dance by John Turner for descant recorder and piano, £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
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 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 077 This is the Day which the Lord hath Made by Samuel Howard (?1710 - 1782): Anthem for soprano, alto and bass soloists, chorus and orchestra, edited by Alan Howard, £27.50
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. A new edition - if you have not made their acquaintance, you should try them. They are very good.
PEMS 079 Thalia: A Collection of Six Favourite Songs, composed by Boyce, Arne, Smith, Battishill and Barthlemon with words by David Garrick. Edited by Simon Fleming, £13.50
Written for 2 violins, cello and bc.
PEMS 080 Corelli - Concerto Grosso Op 6 No 2 for SATBGb & opt Cb, £9.00
Another lovely Corelli Concerto Grosso. Lots of contrast and interest in all parts. Energetic but not too hard. The contra is optional but very desirable so if you have one in the group it will add richness to the sound.
Consort Music from the Court of Maximilian I
for recorders, viols and other instruments
PEMS 081 Vol. 1, 1-20 for 3, 4 and 5 parts - £20.00
PEMS 082 Vol. 2, 21-40 for 4 and 5 parts - £22.50
PEMS 083 Vol. 3, 41-60 for 3 and 4 parts £22.50
PEMS 084 Vol. 4, 61-86 for 4, 5 and 6 parts £25.00
Edited by viol and recorder player David Hatcher
All four volumes may be purchased for £75.00
Each volume is supplied with a set of parts and extra parts may be purchased separately
This scholarly and beautifully presented music makes a wonderful library of varied secular instrumental music typical of the court of Maximilian and his successor Charles V.
The five part-books now housed in the National Library of Austria, Vienna, Vienna ONB Cod. 18810, originate probably from Munich, some time in the third decade of the 16th century and contain 86 short pieces in three, four and five parts (and one in six), fourteen of which are texted. The repertoire consists of pieces by some of the greatest composers of the turn of the century, including Josquin (three pieces), Isaac (sixteen pieces), Senfl (twenty-five pieces) and Pierre de la Rue (six pieces), as well as anonymous pieces and those by lesser known contemporaries. The style of the manuscript is rather plain and evidence suggests that the part-books were compiled over a number of years. The year 1524 is given on the cover of the tenor part-book, suggesting a start date for the compilation. In his introduction to the 1987 publication of the facsimile by Alamire, Matthias Schneider surmises a date of 1535 for the last entries and also suggests that the manuscript might have been closely associated with Ludwig Senfl, the Court Composer of Maximilian I. At some point in the sixteenth century it was in the possession of the Fugger family, wealthy merchants of Augsburg, from where it was transferred to Vienna when Emperor Ferdinand III bought the Fugger family library in 1656.
Although the manuscript has been available until recently in the Alamire facsimile edition mentioned above, errors and anomalies in the part-books mean that a number of the pieces are difficult to perform directly from the original notation. The editor believes that this new edition, published in four volumes, will provide viol and recorder players with a varied collection of secular instrumental music typical of the court of Maximilian and his successor Charles V.
PEMS 085 Introduction to Unbarred - Mass in 3 voices by William Byrd, edited by Moira Usher for ATT, £10.50
This series allows players to read modern notation but, as in the original, to play the music without bar lines. This gives the music its true emphasis and expression.
Moira has set the pieces so that everyone starts each line of music at the same time to help rehearsal problems.
PEMS 086 Introduction to Unbarred, Book 3, edited by Moira Usher for ATB, £8.80
A selection of early trios by Agricola, Byrd, Deprez and Brummel.
PEMS 087 Introduction to Unbarred: Fantasia a 6 No.1 by Orlando Gibbons for SSATBB, edited by Moira Usher, £7.00
Playing the piece unbarred gives a new dimension to this intricate music.
PEMS 088 Introduction to Unbarred: Amavi by Michael East for SSATB or AATBGb, edited by Moira Usher, £8.80
A beautiful 5-part Fantasy presented here in two keys for flexibility of orchestration.
PEMS 089 Introduction to Unbarred: Ricercare in C by G.P. da Palestrina, edited by Moira Usher for SATB, £5.00
PEMS 090 Concerto Grosso in F by James Nares edited by Simon Fleming: score and set of parts, £12.00
This piece is for strings. Violin 1 & 2 concertino and cello, violin 1 & 2 Ripieno and BC
The original is bound into volumes primarily containing concertos and overtures by Handel, Geminiani Festing and others.
Some reconstruction was undertaken by Simon Fleming so that a piece which has lain dormant for so many years is once again available..
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New in Dolmetsch Library - £7.50 each
PDL 68 Gabrieli - Canzon 5 a 7 for 7 AAATTBGb
PDL 69 Boismortier - Sonata in g min Op.34 No 1 for 4 AA/TTB
PDL 70 Boismortier - Sonata in G maj Op.34 No 2 for 4 ATTB
PDL 71 Boismortier - Sonata in e min Op.34 No 3 for 4 AA/TTGb
PDL 72 Boismortier - Sonata in D maj Op.34 No 4 for 4 ATTB
PDL 73 Boismortier - Sonata in d min Op.34 No 5 for 4 AA/TTGb
PDL 74 Boismortier - Sonata in a min Op.34 No 6 for 4 AA/TGb
PDL 75 Bach - St Anne’s Fugue for 5 SATBGb
PDL 76 Lully - Chaconne des Africain for 5 AATBGb
Latest re-set Alex Ayre Editions (CRCS)
|CRCS 314||Bach, J S||Sinfonia Pastorale||10 AATTBB/ATBGb||7.50|
|CRCS 304||Telemann, Georg Philipp||Concerto a 4 No 1||4 AAAA||7.25|
|CRCS 308||Pachelbel||Pachelbel s Canon||4 AAAB||5.00|
|CRCS 1174||Tomkins||I heard a voice from heaven||4 AATB||3.75|
|CRCS 1240||Tallis||Hear the Voice and Prayer||4 ATTB||5.00|
|CRCS 309||Pachelbel||Pachelbel s Canon||4 SAAT||5.50|
|CRCS 149||Tallis||O Lord, give Thy Holy Spirit||4 SATB||3.25|
|CRCS 209||Purcell, Henry||Fantazia||4 SATB||5.00|
|CRCS 289||Palestrina||Dies sanctificatus||4 SATB||5.00|
|CRCS 291||Tye||Two Easy Anthems||4 SATB||3.75|
|CRCS 375||Bach||Fugue No 24 (48 Bk 1)||4 SATB||4.50|
|CRCS 404||Mendelssohn||Elijah: O Rest in the Lord Version I & II and He that shall endure||4 SATB, 4 ATBGb||3.75|
|CRCS 210||Purcell, Henry||Fantazia a 4||4 SATGb||5.00|
|CRCS 267||Mico, Richard||2 Fantasias||5 SSATB||3.75|
|CRCS 158||Palestrina||Threefold Kyrie||6 SATTBB||9.50|
|CRCS 295||Gibbons, Orlando||Fantasia a 6 no 1||6 SSAABB||9.50|
|CRCS 370||Vivaldi||Concerto a 7 Op 3 no 7 in F||7 AAAATTB||14.50|
|CRCS 511||Holst||The Dargason, from St Paul's Suite||7 SAATTBB||13.75|
|CRCS 356||Handel||All we like sheep||8 SATB/SATB||11.75|
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From Mayhill Editions
MHE 30718 Recorder Septet no. 1 by Ann Marshall SnoSATBGbCb, £13.00
MHE 21118 Recorder Septet no. 2 by Ann Marshall SnoSATBGbCb, £13.50
MHE 40718 Seven Monmouth Miniatures by Ann Marshall SAATBGbCb, £12.50
MHE 20718 Nasciens Mater for recorder double choir by Mouton arr. Steve Marshall, TTBGb/BBGbCb, £5.50
MHE 10718 Bagatelle no. 1 for tenor recorder and piano by Ann Marshall, £3.50
MHE 10618 Four Madrigals by Steve Marshall SATB, £7.00
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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 Dovehouse, Canada
BCMS 3 - Charles Dollé - Six Sonatas Op 1 Nos 5 & 6 for 2 trebles & bc, £20.00
BCMS 21 Marin Marais, ed. Beecher, cont. realisation Mageau - La Sonnerie de Sainte-Genevieve du Mont de Paris for treble recorder, bass viol/cello & bc £14.40
BCMS 22 G P Telemann,ed. Kinney & Beecher - Sonata a 3 for treble recorder, viola da gamba & bc £20.80
New from Loux
LMP 182 - Miserere Nostri Domine by Thomas Tallis, SSTTTBB, £6.00
LMP 148 - Sol Re Ut (viii) et La (X) by Palestrina: 4 Playing scores, TTTB, £6.00
LMP 150 - Two New Year Carols: Wassail Song and Old Lang Syne for SATB, £3.75
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.
LMP216 Anon - Four Duos from the Codex Montpellier (c. 1330) for voice and instrument or two recorders, viols or cornetti. 2 Performance Scores. £6.50
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 Gwilym Beechey for S & A - 2 playing scores - £10.50
RS 7 Glenn Shannon - Recorder Studies for Trio for AAA, TTB, ATB, BBB, £12.00
Triple Fipple Ripple (AAA) -- Serenity Now (TTB) -- Cauldron Bubble (ATB) -- Clicky Bass BACH Canon (BBB). With notes on each piece.
RS 8 Benjamin Thorn - Recorder Studies for Solo for A/S/voice, £8.00
RS 9 Glenn Shannon - Recorder Studies 9 - Studies for alto recorder, £12.00
Intended to sharpen selected aspects of technique. 5 pieces with titles for a great meal from Amuse-bouche through starter, main course, dessert and sitting contented after eating.
Recorder Music Direct
Hugh Gorton's Recorder Practice Books
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
RMD 559 When the Red, Red Robin by Harry Woods for SAATB, & optional piano, £8.00
Hugh Gorton has tried to bring out the big band element of close harmony, 4-note chords and jazzy rhythms
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New from Carus
HE 31308 - J S Bach: the recorder parts of his vocal works, arr. Hofmann & Thalheimer, £52.00
Johann Sebastian Bach’s recorder parts are amongst the most delightful artistic challenges which baroque music has to offer players of this instrument. In the 25 cantatas and oratorios in which Bach uses the recorder, there are parts with moderate technical demands, but also many where the instrument is at the limits of the performing techniques of the time. Taken as a whole, Bach’s recorder parts constitute a body of study material which presents plenty of challenges even for advanced players.
New from Cecilia Editions
CE FD9 G F Handel - Concerto in B flat for 1 A, 2 violins & bc, £10.50
CE FD7 Cipriano de Rore - Ancor che col partire with divisions by Ricardo Rogniono, 1592 for SATB voices, or divisions for recorder/soprano (or tenor) recorder & keyboard, £4.75
CE RR11 G P Telemann - Trio Sonata in F for 2 AA & bc, £6.50
CE RR9 Henry Thornowets- Sonata da Camera, No 1 for treble recorder & bc, £5.00
CE RR5 Diogenio Bigaglia - Sonata in D, Op 1/1 for descant recorder & bc, £6.50
New from MUST Music
EMR-25912 Bruch - Aria from 4 Pieces Op 70 - 1 S & pno/org, £6.30
EMR-29200 Debussy - Reverie - 1 S & pno/org, £6.30
EMR-30772 Falla - Ritual Firedance from “The Bewitched Love” - 1 S & pno, £7.30
EMR-36963 Gershwin - I Got Rhythm - 1 S & pno, £6.30
EMR-35369 Lennon/McCartney - I wanna hold your hand - 1 S & pno, £6.30
EMR-35441 Lennon/McCartney - She loves you - 1 S & pno, £7.30
EMR-35647 Lennon/McCartney - Yellow Submarine - 1 S & pno, £7.30
EMR-35918 Lennon/McCartney - And I Love Her - 1 S & pno, £6.30
EMR-37723 Marquina - Spanish Gipsy Dance (Espana Cani) - 1 S & pno, £6.30
EMR-29144 Strauss - Radetzy March - 1 S & pno/org, £7.30
EMR-35558 Lennon/McCartney - A Hard Day’s Night - 1 A & pno, £7.30
EMR-36224 Lennon/McCartney - Ticket to Ride - 1 A & pno, £7.30
EMR-36692 Lennon/McCartney- Help - 1 A & pno, £7.30
EMR-36829 Lennon/McCartney - Love Me Do - 1 A & pno, £7.30
EMR-31431 Mussorgsky - The Old Castle from Pictures at an Exhibition - 1 A & pno, £6.30
EMR-27540 Saint-Saens - The Swan from Carnival of the Animals - 1 A & pno/org, £6.30
EMR-29436 Dvorak - Romantic Piece Op 75/1 - 1 T & pno/org, £6.30
EMR-37240 Fucik - Entrance of the Gladiators - 1 T & pno, £6.30
EMR-39497 Kern - All the things you are - 1 T & pno, £6.30
EMR-35326 Lennon/McCartney - Hey Jude - 1 T & pno, £7.30
EMR-35785 Lennon/McCartney - Eight Days a Week - 1 T & pno, £7.30
EMR-36414 Lennon/McCartney - With a little help from my friends - 1 T & pno, £6.30
EMR-36459 Lennon/McCartney - Michelle -1 T & pno, £6.30
EMR-30032 Pryor, Arthur - Love’s Enchantment - 1 T & pno, £16.60
EMR-29380 Rimsky-Korsakov - Romance - 1 T & pno/org, £6.00
EMR-29774 Delibes - Waltz from Coppelia - 1 B & pno/org, £6.30
EMR-35515 Lennon/McCartney - Penny Lane - 1 B & pno, £6.30
EMR-35695 Lennon/McCartney - From Me to You - 1 B & pno, £6.30
EMR-36551 Lennon/McCartney - Yesterday - 1 B & pno, £6.30
EMR-35220 Miller - Moonlight Serenade - 1 B & pno, £7.30
New from Girolamo
Franz Muller-Busch presents the results of three years' work on George Bingham's Airs Anglois, produced 1702-1705. This collection of dance movements combined into suites, complemented by chaconnes, grounds and two sonatas, was a valuable source of original music for recorders for all recorder players at the time of its publication, and has remained so until the present day. The collection contains compositions by Bingham himself, Gottfried Finger, Henry and Daniel Purcell, Jacques Paisible, William Williams and many more.
G 12045 English Airs Vol. 1 for 1 A (1-20), 2 AA (21-30) & 1 A & bc (31-50), £17.00
G 12046 English Airs Vol. 2 for 1 A & bc (2 AA - 41 & 42), £19.80
G 12047 English Airs Vol. 3 for 1 A & bc , £17.00
G 12048 English Airs Vol. 4 for 1 A & bc, £17.00
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
G 21.007 Rainer Lischka - In a Groovy Mood for 1 S & pno, £16.00
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 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.
EM 3346 Irmhild Beutler - Seemannsgarn 2015 - SSAATTBBGbCb, £18.60
EM 3347 Sylvia Corinna Rosin - Bear Heart - SSAAATTTBGbGbCbCb, percuss, £21.80
ZFS 839/840 - J Dowland arr Nitz - Flow My Tears, TBGb, £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
By Lance Eccles:
OMP 277 Three Traditional Irish Tunes for 5 SSATB £17.00
OMP 278 The Bears for 4 SATB £17.00
OMP 279 Adagio for 2 SA, oboe and pno £11.75
OMP 281 Goddesses for 4 SATB £15.00
OMP 282 On the Water for 4 SATB £15.00
OMP 285 Entering the Cave for 4 SATB £15.00
OMP 286 Flight of the Rhinoceroses for 1 A & pno £11.75
OMP 287 Torrents for 4 SATB £15.00
OMP 289 Amazonia for 2 SA £10.50
By Benjamin Thorn:
OMP 280 Fracas for 1 A, viola & cello £17.00
OMP 290 Music for a Dream for 3 ATB £13.20
By Clive Lane:
OMP 283 Latin Moods for 4 AATB £15.00
OMP 284 Three Pieces for 1 T & gtr £10.50
OMP 288 Five Quartets for 4 S/A A/T TB £17.00
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
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
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
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
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 3055 Matijs de Roo - Sotto Voce for tenor recorder, flute, vl, viola, and cello, £13.50
ETF 3073 Nicola Termohlen - Mandragora for 2 TT, £12.60
ETF 3081 Fulvio Caldini - Sakurabana for 2 AT & pno, £15.30
ETF 3083 Jesse Broekman - Der Augenblick des Offnens der Hand for 4 SATB, £13.50
ETF 3094 Ortrud Hommes - Spanische Lieder for 4 SATB, £17.50
ETF 3095 Martin Bottcher - Winnetou-Melodie arranged for for recorder orchestra by Sylvia Corinna Rosin, S Ax3, T x 3, B x 3, Gb, Cb, £13.50
ETF 3101 Leonello Capodaglio - Melodie Amorose for treble recorder, guitar and string quintet ( vl 1, vl 2, viola, cello and double bass), £19.80
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 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 13591 Renaissance Recorder Anthology Vol. 1: 32 Pieces for Descant Recorder ed. Bowman & Bennetts, £11.99 incl. CD
ED 23017 Duets for Fun - descant recorders : Misc. ed. Elizabeth Kretschmann, SS, £12.50
ED 23018 Duets for Fun for treble recorders : Misc. ed. Elizabeth Kretschmann, AA, £12.50
Both books contain predominantly Baroque pieces but with some Early pieces and some modern ones. The descant book contains many short and easier pieces but a good variety. Both parts are of a similar standard. The treble book has sonatas and suites which are printed with all movements and the selection is very enjoyable.
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
New from Universal
UE 36412 Klaus Dickbauer - Groove Connection - Alto recorder, with CD 1(+) A, £15.99
Exciting musical workouts for players of all levels
UE 36668 Klaus Dickbauer - Groove Connection - Dorian – Mixolydian – Pentatonic Scales – Blues Scales. With CD for 1(or more) A, £15.99
Makes scales and blues scales for recorder fun.
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
Last updated 17/3/2019