A wide range of classical music for recorder at affordable prices, now being printed in the UK. All Polyphonic Publications editions feature either a score for each player or a score plus individual parts for each player. There are no difficult page turns to be found.
Instrumentation: Si - Sopranino; S - Soprano; A - Alto; T - Tenor; B - Bass; Gb - Great bass; Cb - Contrabass; Vi - Violin; V - Voice; C - Continuo; Pi - Piano; P - Percussion
The Boxwood Bounce £5.75 - #64
Early American jazz stylings are evident in this original composition. Each instrument has an opportunity to "step out" a bit as this piece moves along in Dixieland fashion.
ed. - Crumhorn Collection £9.25 - #56
Seventeen of your favorite Renaissance dances, all of which are suitable for either crumhorn or recorder, will be found here. Included are: pavane, gaillarde, branle ronde, allemande, basse danse and tordion. But watch out for the hemiolas!
Bass Viol Bleu £4.75 - #8
This blues oriented piece is wonderful for experiencing some of the rhythmic idioms of the jazz world. It also gives the bass recorder a chance to stretch out a bit, and is especially suitable for the addition of viol on the bass part, or all of the parts.
Mon Ami £4.75 - #29
Playing this piece is like going into a tight curve in a sports car. It's exciting, and gets increasingly rhythmic as it goes along. Fasten your neckstrap and take it for a ride.
Dance Suite £6.00 - #52
This suite of five delightful French dances, including a pavenne, a gaillarde and three basse dances, will also work beautifully on crumhorns.
Barcarole £5.25 - #107
From the opera known in England as Masaniello, the Barcarole is a chorus of fishermen who, in the early dawn, are contemplating the bloodthirsty mission to which Masaniello has roused them. But, shorn of its lurid operatic context, I hope recorder players will find in this little piece, arranged by Paul Clark, to be a charming Aubade.
Bach, Johann Christian
Sinfonia No. 3 £6.50 - #35
When you think of Bach, you probably think of J.S. You're in for a surprise with this wonderful piece by the youngest of his sons.
Allegro from Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 £7.75 - #46
AAAB Very Difficult
The genius of Bach shines in this adaptation for recorder; evidence of how well his superbly constructed music works on instruments other than those for which it was conceived.
Andante from Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 £4.50 - #49
The beautiful interweaving counterpoint of the upper three lines in this movement contrasts dramatically with the continuo style bass line. A perfect introduction to these concertos.
Aria from Orchestral Suite No. 3 £4.75 - #6
This beautiful aria is wonderful to listen to and delightful to play. The second bass part is an excellent opportunity for gambas.
Badinerie £4.50 - #116
Long one of the most delightful encore type pieces, this popular tune from the Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor is a tried and true crowd pleaser. The soprano (solo) part is a real flyer; you'll love it.
Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 £20.50 - #47
AATTBB Very Difficult
A tour de force for recorders, this concerto will be a challenge to any players wishing to experience its intricacies first hand. The second movement is scored AABB, giving additional ensemble and performance alternatives.
Canon £4.00 - #10
This short but perfect canon reveals the essence of Bach in crystalline form.
Contrapunctus IX £7.25 - #13
Bach the teacher is evidenced in his contrapuncti contained in the Art of Fugue. This is one of the most interesting.
Es woll' uns Gott genädig sein £3.75 - #18
Every music theory student studies the chorales of Bach when learning the basic rules of harmony. That they are also musical masterpieces is the bonus. This is a rarely heard example of the genre.
Fuga I from The Well-Tempered Clavier, vol. I £5.25 -
The Well-Tempered Clavier contains preludes and fugues intended to demonstrate the possibility of playing in tune in all keys. These fugues are examples of Bach's extraordinary creativity.
Fuga II from The Well-Tempered Clavier, vol. I £4.00 -
Arranged by Friedrich von Huene
Fuga V from The Well-Tempered Clavier, vol. I £5.25 -
Third in the series
Fuga V from The Well-Tempered Clavier, vol. II £5.25 -
Fourth in the series
Fuga VII from The Well-Tempered Clavier, vol. II £4.50 -
Fifth in the series
Fuga XXI from The Well-Tempered Clavier, vol. I £4.00 -
Arranged by Friedrich von Huene.
Fuge über ein Thema von Legrenzi £7.25 - #23
This seldom heard and complex fugue contains equal difficulty for the upper three voices while maintaining a relatively simple bass line.
Fugue in G minor £5.25 - #24
Perhaps the best known of the fugues, it is also one of the more melodic and relaxed examples.
Prelude & Fugue £6.75 - #173
Brought to us by Norman Luff, this unusual prelude and fugue is beautifully arranged for low choir. You'll need a contrabass for this one.
Presto from Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 £8.75 - #59
AAATB Very Difficult
This very exciting movement contains the wonderful solo parts written especially for the recorder.
Sheep May Safely Graze £6.00 - #68
This transcription leaves the original recorder duet intact while the soprano recorder plays the melody and the tenors and bass the string parts. It is a must for the church musician.
Two-Part Inventions £14.50 - #120
These fifteen duets are arguably the finest examples of two part writing in western music. Presented here in their original keys, they represent the constant movement and perfect balance we have come to know as the hallmark of Bach's contrapuntal style. They will amaze and delight you.
Your Shining Eyes £4.50 - #65
The English madrigal is superbly represented here by one of the finest of its proponents. This trio is a delightful example of the genre.
Allegretto from Symphony VII £5.00 - #81
The gentle beauty of Beethoven's symphony is superbly captured in this arrangement by David Goldstein.
Drei Equali £5.75 - #14
These unique quartets, originally written for trombone and played at Beethoven's funeral, are rarely heard delights which exemplify his choral style of composition.
Duet No. II £5.25 - #69
Originally written for clarinet and bassoon, this fine three movement work is a delight for those looking for an alto-tenor duet. Arranged by John DeLucia, it is a marvelous representation of the classical style.
All Creatures Now £5.75 - #3
The flowering of the English madrigal is represented in this seldom heard piece. It is a song of shepherds, wood nymphs and all of nature's creations.
Weep, O mine eyes £5.75 - #172
Weep, O mine eyes, And cease not, Alas, these your springtides, Methinks, increase not. O when, begin you To swell so high That I may drown me in you?
Browning £4.00 - #75
Some tunes seem to have attracted more than their share of attention from composers who enjoyed creating new settings on common themes. This is one of them. Arranged by a little known 16th century composer, it is full of the rhythmic intricacies and metric displacements we have come to associate with Browning.
Galop from Jeux d'enfants, Opus 22 £7.00 - #141
The genius of Bizet is well illustrated in this piece, from his suite, which has long delighted orchestral audiences.
Black, Johnny S.
Paper Doll £5.75 - #76
This classic swing tune, written in 1915, has been set in a fine arrangement by Denis Bloodworth. It will make a great crowd pleasing encore at your next concert.
arr. A Suite of Early English Keyboard Music £23.75 -
Denis Bloodworth has set his masterful hand to six familiar keyboard pieces for this superb addition to the recorder orchestra repertoire. Contained are March and Ayre by Jeremiah Clark, Gavotte by Samuel Arnold, Sarabande by Anthony Young, Rigadoon by Henry Purcell and Country Dance by Charles Dibdin.
arr. Renaissance Dance Suite No. 2 £20.00 - #179
Denis Bloodworth has brought us another wonderful collection of Renaissance dance pieces for recorder orchestra. The five movements are: Bergerette: Sans Roch, Pavane - Si par souffrir, Gaillarde: Le tout, Pavane: La Battaille, Passe et medio.
arr. Popular Renaissance Dances £23.00 - #138
These six Renaissance dances, two courantes, two pavanes, a galliard and a ronde are familiar to many players, but not set as they are here in eleven parts. Denis Bloodworth has given them new life along with their new sonorities and so this edition is a welcome addition to the growing recorder orchestra library.
Meadows £9.25 - #83
Wonderful expression and mixtures of moods in five movements mark this exciting new work by a rising composer. Hailed by numerous music associations for his compositional skills, Timothy Broege has turned here to the recorder for one of his finest musical statements.
Partita Marietta £12.00 - #159
This marvelous new work, dedicated to the McCleskey Middle School Recorder Ensemble,Entry & Bergamasque; Chromatic Ground; High Dance; Low Dance; Diatonic Ground and Song With Variations.
Locus Iste £5.25- #176
Written by Bruckner for voices for the dedication of a chapel in Linz Cathedral. "This place was made by God, a pricelss mystery, it is without reproof. O God, before whom stands the choir of angels, give ear to the prayers of Thy servants. Alleluia. I will worship towards Thy holy temple: and I will give glory to Thy name. Alleluia."
Two Pavan and Galliard Pairs £6.25 - #111
What are given here, in this arrangement by Paul Clark, are the basic strains of each dance form, omitting the more ebullient variants with which the composer usually followed these simple statements to give each of the virginalist's hands the chance to dazzle with its dexterity (or surprise with its sinisterity!). Even so, the plainer strains given here show good examples of the briefer snatches of ornamentation common at the time.
Canzona 10 £5.75 - #139
This beautiful canzona, arranged by Norman Luff, represents an important part of the German baroque tradition, this time portrayed by one of the lesser known but greatest organists of that period.
Wir Danken Dir, Herr Jesu Christ £5.75 - #168
The German Lutheran organ stylings of Buxtehude ring through this gorgeous hymn tune. Arranged by Norman Luff, it is as satisfying on recorders as it is on keyboard.
Christ Rising Again £5.25 - #67
A master of six-part writing, William Byrd has created in this work a marvelous madrigal. It is eminently playable and very well suited to recorders.
This Sweet and Merry Month of May £5.75 - #70
We find in this madrigal the usual change in meter as well as the beautiful changes in rhythmic texture we associate with the madrigal. It is one of the works which places Byrd amongst the foremost English madrigalists.
Come, Gentle Swains £5.75- #170
Come, gentle swains, and shepherds' dainty daughters, Adorned with courtesy and comely duties. Come, sing and joy And grace with lovely laughters, The birthday of the beautiest of beauties. Then sang the shepherds and nymphs of Diana: Long live fair Oriana.
Etude, Opus 10/3 £7.50 - #142
Paul Clark brings one of the great examples of romanticism to the recorder with this arrangement. It is lush and filled with the unique beauty of Chopin.
Preludes Nos. 4, 6, 7 & 10 £7.75 - #33
The preludes of Chopin represent the lyric qualities of romanticism. The keyboard roots are evident in these arrangements, but their melodic and ensemble opportunities are considerable. A first-hand journey into Chopin for non-keyboardists.
Many Happy Returns £6.25- #108
The unusual time signature (17/8) of this composition by Paul Clark is just one of the clever devices used in his melodically interesting and rhythmically active piece. If you enjoy exploring the intricacies of unusual meter, you will love this palindrome of music.
arr. Fire Down Below £5.75- #110
This arrangement by Paul Clark was originally made for an evening of informal playing at a summer school where transcriptions of fire music by Haydn, Mendelssohn, Robert Schumann, Vaughan-Williams and even Wagner were thrust before the unsuspecting players. This one scrap is all that survived the conflagration.
arr. Riturinu £5.25 - #109
What is said to be America's first native folk ballad is about one Timothy Myrick of Springfield, Massachusetts who died of a rattlesnake bite on August 7th, 1761. The ballad, arranged here by Paul Clark, was itself serious but soon got transformed into a comic music-hall song, in which form it rapidly spread across the nation on the wings of this jaunty little tune.
Petit Jacquet £4.75- #32
An earthy vocal piece from the 16th century, the works are contained in all of the parts for those who would venture into singing.
Creamer, Henry and Turner Layton
After You've Gone £9.25 - #117
From the arranging pen of Denis Bloodworth comes this great old standard which is designed to turn your next big bash into a swinging dance band. If you haven't personally experienced the pleasure of the pop side of life, let this be your introduction.
Four Chansons £7.50 - #152
Paul Clark has arranged four beautiful songs for us by this little known composer. They are: Fortune hellas que te peult profiter, Ton gentil corps, D'un petit mot en deux lettres compris and Tiens nos deux coeurs par un voloir unis.
Oh! You Beautiful Doll £6.75 - #123
Everyone knows this classic from the flapper era, and it's as much fun as ever. Arranged by Denis Bloodworth, this addition to the "pops" literature is bound to delight players and audiences alike.
Fanfare for a Procession £3.75 - #114
This short quartet arranged for basses is a delightful representation of the lighter side of Debussy. Used as an opener for a concert or just an enjoyable diversion, it cannot fail to please player and listener alike.
Sonate en Quatuor £10.00 - #38
This most unusual composition is a full four movement work written for recorder quartet. It contains all of the opportunities of a solo sonata for ornamentation and expression with good equality between the parts.
Come Again £4.00 - #11
We have, in this song, written for voice and lute, a real treasure of melody and emotion. The inclusion of the words makes it most useful as a vocal solo with recorder accompaniment.
No haste but good! £5.75 - #103
The joy of being joined in love is the theme of this second of two matched madrigals by Michael East, the first being Quick, quick, away, dispatch! Enjoy them both.
Poor is the life £5.75 - #134
Poor is the life that misses the lover's greatest treasure. What is that treasure? Michael East tells all in this delightful madrigal, but you must try it to find out.
Quick, quick, away, dispatch! £5.75 - #102
The lure of the holiday! The eagerness to be off is the theme of this first of two matched madrigals by Michael East, the second being "No haste but good!"
Fair Phyllis I saw £4.75 - #127
This gem of a madrigal by the little known English madrigalist John Farmer should be in everyone's repertoire. It sparkles at every turn and represents the very best of the genre.
A Giles Farnaby Suite £9.25 - #157
The five movements in this wonderful arrangement by Denis Bloodworth are: His Humor, Farnabye's Conceit, A Toy, Giles Farnaby's Dream and His Rest.. They exemplify the beauty the Renaissance and demonstrate the genius of Giles Farnaby.
The Lord Zouche's Maske £11.00 - #93
Male chauvinism is a long time dying! This familiar and well loved tune has always been billed as The Lord Zouche's Maske. Surprise! The Fitzwilliam Virginal Book lists it as The Lady Zouche's Maske! Whatever its title, this wonderful arrangement by Paul Clark is a great addition to the recorder orchestra library for all to enjoy.
Ricercare £5.25 - #34
The word ricercare was used for various types of instrumental styles during the 16th and 17th centuries. This imitative example is a beautiful representation of the work of one of the lesser known composers.
Du bist aller Dinge Schön £6.00 - #15
From the German tradition known as lied, this song, Thou Art All Fair, is by one of the last of the masters.
Ricercare Nono £5.00 - #115
From the fine arranging pen of Norman Luff, this work, by the great Italian organist of the 17th century, exemplifies the kind of thematic styling which later came to be known as the fugue.
Ricercare Primo £5.00 - #90
This is a second in a series arranged by Norman Luff.
Ricercare Quinto £5.75 - #91
This ricercare, arranged by Paul Clark, is a wonderful complement to the other Ricercares of Frescobaldi. The styling is similar, but the material is completely different.
Ricercare Secondo £5.25 - #121
This is a third in a series arranged by Norman Luff.
Dainty Fine Bird £4.75 - #50
Gibbons was one of the major composers of English madrigals. This lesser known example tells of the pain of that eternal theme of love.
O that the learned poets £5.75 - #133
Although a musician, Gibbons was not without an opinion when it came to poetry. That he was so well able combine the two arts is what lifted his work to the top.
The Silver Swan £6.00 - #41
As an example of the marriage of words and music, this madrigal is unsurpassed.
Trust Not Too Much, Fair Youth £4.75 - #66
Once again we find the eternal warning against vanity, this time in a madrigal full of warmth and humor.
What is our life? £5.25 - #171
What is our life? A play of passion, Our mirth the music of division, Our mothers' wombs the tiringhouses be, Where we are dressed for this short comedy. Heaven the judicious sharp spectator is, That sits and marks still who doth act amiss, Our graves, that hide us from the searching sun Are like drawn curtains when the play is done, Thus march we, playing, to our latest rest, Only we die in earnest, that's no jest.
Gilbert, Ray & Edward "Kid" Ory
Muskrat Ramble £5.75 - #119
If ever there were a piece which exemplified Dixieland music, it is Muskrat Ramble. The "down home" bass line and the "tailgate" trombone/tenor part will make this arrangement a delight to your swinging nature. You'll feel like you're steaming down the Mississippi on a riverboat with Kid Ory when you play this tune.
Overture to Russlan and Ludmila £28.75 - #106
This wonderful romantic overture, arranged for recorder orchestra by Paul Clark, brings to us many of the exciting aspects of the romantic period which recorder players so frequently miss. You will find here the exciting rhythmic drive, colorful harmonies and modulations to remote keys which Glinka so masterfully created.
Dance of the Blessed Spirits £5.25 - #77
This is the perfect arrangement if you want your spirits raised. From the opera Orfeo ed Euridice, it is a great crowd pleaser.
Goodbye, Sweetheart £4.50 - #155
Wherein thoughts and music concerning the realization of the half-century mark are proffered by the poet/composer David Goldstein. If you've already hit 50, you must play this piece. If you're hoping to hit 50 you'd better play it.
Isaiah 2:2-5 £4.75 - #125
The unique compositional hand of David Goldstein has produced this most unusual work for recorder orchestra, including narrator and just a bit of unison singing. Taken from the Biblical text, it is a moving and inspirational piece, designed for the large group experience.
The Thirteen Colonies £17.25 - #149
SATB (recorders and/or viols) Moderate
With an overture, a departure, and a movement for each of the original colonies, this remarkable edition for recorders or viols by David Goldstein will be a centerpiece in your programme repertoire. David's special touch weaves a wonderful thread throughout the fabric of the music.
arr. Duets for Basses £8.00 - #61
BB Easy to Moderate
We have in this collection an intriguing set of twelve duets, including "Simple Gifts"," Adeste Fidelis" and "Battle Hymn of the Republic" arranged especially for bass recorders. David Goldstein has had many compositions and arrangements published, and this edition is a superb addition.
arr. Quartets for Basses £17.25 - #88
BBBB or TBBB Easy to Moderate
If you liked David's duets and trios, you will love his quartets. Ten more wonderful tunes, including "Now the Day is Over", "All Through the Night" and "Come, Thou Almighty King" for your bass quartet, with the option of substituting tenor on the top line. If you haven't tried this combination yet, it's time you did.
arr. Trios for Basses £8.75 - #62
BBB Easy to Moderate
Like the duet collection, these trios are eminently playable, and a delight to bass players everywhere. These ten hymns and traditional tunes, such as "Shenandoah", "Chester" and "America the Beautiful", will be enjoyed over and over.
Joseph Tambourin £4.50 - #140
If you're looking for something delightful, fun to play and easy to listen (and who isn't?) your search has ended. But beware, you'll probably wind up humming and whistling it also. This piece has been recorder by Michala Petri on her CD Greensleeves.
Gottschalk, Louis M.
Polka de Concert: Ses Yeux £8.50 - #144
An American composer during the Romantic period, Gottschalk made his mark on Europe as a pianist. This wonderful example of his work, which bears a considerable similarity of what later became known as ragtime, is arranged for us by Paul Clark.
Come away, sweet love £4.75 - #85
This English madrigal, by a relatively unknown composer, is a wonderful example of the genre. It is full of delightful twists and turns, ins and outs and fa la las. You are invited to join with the nymphs in play and sport.
Through the Seasons, with Persephone £34.75 - #154
This original composition by Edward Green, a professor of music at the Manhattan School of Music, is for an orchestra of at least 20 players. It expresses the great adventure of the earth and sky in the course of a year&emdash;how stillness and activity change places; how opulence gives way to starkness and how the seasons return in their ceaseless cycles.
Ave Maris Stella £5.25 - #147
A perfect piece for a workshop or society meeting, this meditative septet written by the leading Norwegian composer and arranged by Englishman Norman Luff will be easily learned and much enjoyed.
Ballad, Opus 65 £5.75 - #166
Another arrangement from the pen of Norman Luff, this exquisite ballad bears the unmistakable stamp of the Norwegian master.
Hjertesår - Elegiac Melody No. 1 £8.50 - #160
This eleven part recorder orchestra edition by Norman Luff will involve a large ensemble as you delve into the musical feelings evoked by such Nordic images as fjords, glacier capped cliffs and trolls.
Jeg Elsker Dig £6.75 - #161
Guaranteed to bring tears to the eyes of your Norwegian friends who hear it, this song, arranged by Norman Luff, has a title near and dear to our hearts. It means "I love You.".
Våren - Elegiac Melody No. 2 £8.50 - #150
The haunting beauty of this recorder orchestra edition by Norman Luff will capture your hearts, especially those of you who remember I Remember Mama.
Four Sonatas £5.75 - #19
These sonatas are amongst the best known of all the recorder sonatas, and are a must for developing players. This edition contains just the recorder parts, and is a companion to the CD which is also available.
Music Minus You - Four Recorder Sonatas £15.00 - #CD-1
This accompaniment CD contains harpsichord alone on the left channel and recorder alone on the right. You will have three options in using it as you can listen to both parts together or each part individually. The recorder part has been kept very basic for reference purposes and the tempos conservative for practice purposes.
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Fugue in A minor (G 194) £5.25 - #95
These six great keyboard fugues have been arranged for us by Friedrich von Huene. As you will see, they make use of the larger members of the recorder consort, thus bringing with them the rich depth of sound which these fugues seem to demand. Enjoy your great bass and contrabass as you experience these marvelous pieces.
Fugue in D minor (G 17) £5.75 - #96
Second in the series.
Fugue in D minor (G 27) £6.25 - #97
Third in the series.
Fugue in D minor (G 163) £6.25- #94
Fourth in the series.
Fugue in D minor (G 264) £5.25 - #98
Fifth in the series.
Fugue in F (G 178) £5.75 - #99
Sixth in the series.
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Pastoral Symphony from Messiah £4.50 - #31
The orchestral ensemble style of Händel is beautifully represented in this flowing pastoral.
Sonata in A minor £7.25 - #54
This edition contains a wonderful new continuo realization by Barbara Kupferberg.
The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba £14.50 - #87
The Queen does not arrive without a flourish, and you will find her arrival exciting as you play through this terrific arrangement by Englishman Paul Clark. It is one of the growing number of pieces which calls for the full spectrum of the recorder range, creating a rich orchestral effect that you will love.
Three Fugues £9.25 - #80
ATGb; ABGb Difficult
These rarely heard fugues have been masterfully set by Friedrich von Huene. They are intended for low choirs, and have those correspondingly rich and wonderful sonorities. Not for the faint of heart, but well worth the effort.
Midsummer Meadow Suite £18.00 - #63
Written in 1988 by this English composer, we have here a tour de force for large recorder ensemble. It is evocative, thoughtful, fun to play and eminently listenable. It is a real centerpiece for any recorder concert.
Three Galliards £5.25 - #71
These are three delightful galliards that you haven't seen before by one of the greatest writers of the Renaissance period.
Bless the Lord, O my soul £5.25 - #9
This classic choral benediction, a favorite piece for many years amongst church choristers, works beautifully on recorders.
Pine Apple Rag £4.00 - #78
Talk about early music; this piece represents the roots of early jazz. Joplin was one of our greatest American composers, and this is a terrific example of his work.
Weeping Willow £7.00 - #169
This edition represents a combination of the compositional skill of Scott Joplin and the arranging skill of John Nelson. It is ragtime at its very best.
See what a maze of error £5.25 - #129
The error in this wonderful madrigal by George Kirbye (not the ghost) is, like many of its contemporaries, about the fortunes and misfortunes of love. Regardless of your love life, however, you will love this little labyrinth.
Lasso, Orlando di
Echo Song (Ola! o che bon echo) £6.50 - #16
SATBSATB(Double Choir) Moderate
If you have been looking for a double choir piece, this is a fine one. The second choir is a duplicate of choir one, but displaced by a half measure. It is delightful programming, and makes for some real rhythmic interest and fun.
Le Jeune, Claude
Revecy £5.75- #175
This very early and exciting rondo alternates between 6/8 and 3/4 time, a rhythmic idea reprised many years later by Leonard Bernstein in "I want to be in America".
Six Russian Folksongs £14.50 - #86
The beauty and depth of Russian choral music is represented in this excellent arrangement by the master recorder maker Friedrich von Huene. The expansiveness of the music is expressed through the diverse instrumentation. A wonderful journey into little explored literature for recorders.
Midsummer £7.50 - #145
MacDowell was an American composer, pianist and teacher, considered by many to be the most original and gifted of his day. This melodic beauty, arranged by Paul Clark, is a most welcome addition to the recorder orchestra repertoire.
Meditation from Thaïs £4.75 - #148
This is one of those beautiful, haunting melodies which has enriched the world by its very presence. You will leave your audience spellbound with this piece at your next performance.
Werther's Aria £6.75 - #162
The drama of this beautiful aria is exquisitely expressed in Paul Clark's arrangement for recorder orchestra.
"Lift Thine Eyes" from Elijah £3.25 - #57
Although not well known, this trio from the oratorio is a beautiful delight for everyone, and very accessible to younger players. It also works beautifully on TTB
Nocturne from A Midsummer Night's Dream £3.25 - #30
This is another very beautiful trio, slow and emotive, which works well for low choir.
Pilgrims' Chorus from Italian Symphony, Opus 90 £7.50 -
This arrangement by Paul Clark is a compelling addition to the romantic repertoire for recorder. The great bass and contrabass can be added for great depth of sound.
Fyer, fyer! £6.00 - #174
Fyer, fyer! My heart! O help! Alas! O Help! I sit and cry me, And call for help, alas, But none comes nigh me! O, I burn me! Alas! I burn! Ay me! Will none come quench me? O cast water on, Alas, and drench me.
Hard by a crystal fountain £6.50 - #100
This wonderful madrigal by one of the greatest madrigalists brings us the singing of the birds, the nymphs and even Diana in praise of the fair Orianna as she lies sleeping.
My bonny lass she smileth £4.75 - #132
Ah, the cruel fate of a beguiled lad when the smile of his bonny lass works its magic on him. Let the beauty of Morley's music work its magic on you.
Sing we and chant it £4.00 - #45
Singers know this madrigal well. It speaks of the fading of youth and invites us to live in pleasure. Don't try to resist this one.
Though Philomela lost her love £4.50 - #42
Philomela's lover has been lost and lives in pain! Oh what a fool he is!
Whither away so fast £4.50 - #136
It seems Morley's lover would run away, or would she? Will he catch her? Will she not stop and wait one last time? Ah, romance!
Jelly Roll Blues £5.75 - #73
This arrangement is faithful in every possible way to the early performances of jazz roots. It's not quite Dixieland and it's not quite ragtime. You'll have to discover it for yourself. This is definitely one for you jazz lovers out there.
Milenberg Joys £6.00 - #122
If you like Dixieland music you will love this standard by Jelly Roll. Everyone gets a piece of the action and it just rolls along to the finish. It's sure to bring you joy.
Allegro Molto from Divertimento No. 14, K270 £7.25 - #5
In a vein quite similar to Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, this is a wonderful example of the beauty of Mozart's classical style.
Ave Verum Corpus £5.25 - #7
This is arranged from a most beautiful vocal quartet. It is a very moving programme piece for concert or church work.
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Dona Nobis Pacem £4.50 - #60
Another of Mozart's great choral works, this piece will grace any concert and is a superb addition to the sacred repertoire as well.
Divertimento No. 8, K213 £18.50 - #177
Arranged for us by Peter Seibert, this extended work would be an excellent choice as a feature piece in your next recorder orchestra concert
Fugue in G minor, K401 £5.25 - #25
Although not known for fugues, this work by Mozart is very interesting and fun to play.
Minuet from Serenade for Thirteen Wind Instruments K361
£8.75 - #82
This is a thorough recorder orchestra arrangement by Denis Bloodworth. It runs the gamut of the recorder family, and shows the rich color variations of which the recorder is capable, but which are so seldom heard.
Rondo - Sonata No. 1 £5.25 - #37
Taken from a piano sonata, this lively work is pure joy both for playing and listening.
Trio in C K229 £8.75 - #43
If you are looking for a work with depth for trio, this piece, arranged by Roy Westerman, is perfect. It contains the best of Mozart's instrumental writing style.
Gopak from Sorochintsy Fair £8.50 - #92
This bright and breezy dance movement by one of the greats of the Romantic period will delight your audiences. Arranged by Paul Clark, it calls for the expanded ensemble, or recorder orchestra. Go with it.
Gigue £5.25 - #26
By the composer of the famous Canon, this delightful dance-like piece deserves to known in its own right.
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da
Adoramus te £3.75 - #2
This beautiful tone poem is a great warm-up and performance piece. Your low choir will sound great as you work your way through this most sensitive of chord progressions.
Il est bel et bon £5.75 - #165
Don't pass up Passereau in this wonderfully rhythmic edition. It is beautiful and good and has something in it to keep everyone busy.
Sinfonia £5.75 - #104
This sonata, which was written in the middle of the 18th century, Is a wonderful example of elegant baroque beauty. It is presented here with a beautiful new realization by Barbara Kupferberg and will be a welcome addition to your solo library.
Alleluia £17.75 - #163
AATBGb, AATBGb, ATTBGb, AATBGb, Moderate
This arrangement is especially for those of you who delight in multiple choir works. Four choirs of five, twenty parts in all, will keep players and audiences very happy.
Prez, Josquin des
El Grillo £4.75 - #17
Whether or not you agree with Josquin as to the relative merits of the singing of the crickets versus that of the birds, on one thing you will agree - this wonderful madrigal is enormous fun to play.
Marche from The Love for Three Oranges £3.75 - #105
If you're a fan of old-time radio, you'll recognize this theme from the FBI show. Its sinister quality is well displayed by the tenors and bass. Don't miss this short rhythmic favorite.
A Viol Round £3.25 - #1
You don't need to be a viol player to enjoy this clever round. It suits recorders of any pitch, and you will find the words to be delightful to sing as well.
Chaconne from Dioclesian £5.75 - #151
Rediscover the beauty of this English composer in an arrangement by Denis Bloodworth. This early baroque masterpiece will be a pleasure to play.
Dance of the Tumblers £15.50 - #146
SiSAATTBGb(opt.Cb) Very Difficult
Musical images and the stories which go with them were the stock and trade of this great Russian Composer. This wonderful dance brings with it all of the life and energy which we have come to associate with the height of Romanticism. Arranged by Paul Clark, it is a tour de force for the recorder orchestra.
Rore, Cipriano de Da
Le Belle Contrade £5.25 - #55
This is a superb example of the early Italian madrigal movement. It is exciting in its uses of changing harmonies and chromaticism.
Praise Ye The Lord Of Hosts £5.25 - #167
This is a beautiful and short hymn from the French master.
The Little White Hen £4.75 - #40
Singers know this popular madrigal very well. But be aware that when you play it someone will get to lay the egg.
Schmelzer, Johann Heinrich
Sonata ad tabulam £7.75 - #72
We have here a marvelous three movement work which was originally written for recorders, violins and continuo. It is a piece which beautifully captures the rhythmic intensity and melodic gift of this seldom heard composer.
In Memoriam £3.75 - #27
A student of Schubert discovered this piece amongst some unpublished works after the master's death. It is a short but beautiful tribute.
Waltz, Opus 9/1 £8.75 - #156
This delightful addition to the recorder orchestra repertoire, arranged by Denis Bloodworth, is perfect for any large group recorder session. Although it is scored for great bass and contrabass it will work beautifully without them. Your players will love it!
Chinatown £9.75 - #79
Dating back to 1910, this early American swing tune is beautifully and stylistically arranged for recorders by Denis Bloodworth. Guaranteed to bring down the house.
Mascarada £6.00 - #28
Simpson was one of the finest of the 17th century composers of ensemble music, and this work demonstrates well his art. It is beautifully melodic, imitative and contains a most delightful metric change.
St. Pierre, Anthony
A Thom Tallis Fancy £4.00 #178
Some may know the theme, composed by Tallis in 1567 for a metrical psalter compiled by the Archbishop of Canterbury, as a hymn to the words, I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say. This duet in the phrygian mode calls for both alto and sopranino in the top voice as well as tenor in the lower voice. It was arranged for us by Anthony St. Pierre.
Staeps, Hans Ulrich
Cantus Serius £9.25 - #158
This piece was discovered after the death of Staeps and is a marvelous song of life. Its four movements, the second and fourth of which include a vocal solo, are Prelude; Declamation; Duo and Dance; Invocation.
Steele, Porter and Walter Melrose
High Society £6.50 - #113
This early jazz piece has been a mainstay of the Dixieland repertoire ever since it was written. Arranged by Ken Andresen, it maintains the flavor of its roots, and gives you a chance to stretch out a bit.
Sweelinck, Jan Pieterszoon
Diligam Domine £8.50 - #137
SATBSATB(Double Choir) Moderate
When looking for something new in the field of double choir, this marvelous piece of rhythmic writing by the little known 16th century German composer will be a very welcome addition. It was originally written for performance at a wedding and is beautifully arranged for us by Norman Luff.
arr. Argentinean Suite £10.25 - #126
Three dances from the pampas, Duermo Negrito, Bailecito de Procesión and Por Una Cabeza, are brought to you in this marvelous suite by an arranger who knows them first hand. You will even have the option of adding some guitar, perhaps maracas and even, if you dare, the guiros. Go ahead; be daring!
arr. Latin American Suite £8.50 - #74
For those of you who are looking for authentic arrangements of Latin American dances, this is just the thing. It includes a carnavalito, a huayno, a ranchera and a tango. Get out your maracas and have a ball.
Waltz of the Flowers £7.25 - #44
This sparkling waltz from The Nutcracker Suite uses some of the extended range of the alto recorder. It is a real crowd pleasing favorite at holiday time.
Duet in G £5.25 - #58
Telemann did not often write duets for mixed instruments without continuo. This example shows excellent use of the individual capabilities of each instrument.
Sonata in Bb £9.25 - #36
This beautiful sonata was written for flute in the key of G major. It makes an outstanding addition to the repertoire for recorder, here with an all new harpsichord realization by Barbara Kupferberg.
Adieu, ye city-prisoning towers £5.25 - #101
The beckoning of the countryside, away from torments of the big city, is not new to the 20th century. This 17th century madrigal uses the birds and trees of country bowers for musical inspiration.
Music Divine £6.50 - #131
Both love and music have their concords and discords, and as such are faithfully represented in this gem by Tomkins. But, like music, ain't love divine?
See, see the shepherds' queen £6.00 - #135
This madrigal is hard to beat for its pure, crisp and driving rhythm and melody. It is a sleeper which will keep everyone wide awake, alert and entertained.
Sweet Suffolk Owl £5.25 - #39
One of the lesser known English madrigalists, Vauter has created here a work with enchanting textural and rhythmic changes, guaranteed to maintain fun and interest.
Allegro from Opus 3/11 £5.25 - #4
This dynamic fugue by Vivaldi rivals any of the great fugues for development and complexity. The four parts are very equal and interesting to play.
Allegro from Opus 3/12 £6.50 - #118
The sparkling textures which characterize so much of Vivaldi's work are evident in this lively selection. The upper three voices are very equal while the bass provides most of the continuo.
Largo from Concerto in F minor £5.25 - #12
This largo from The Four Seasons is one of the most beautiful and recognizable works by Vivaldi.
Capriol Suite £29.00 - #124
Arranged by Denis Bloodworth, this well known suite is presented here for the full recorder orchestra. The movements are Basse-Dance, Pavane, Tordion, Bransles, Pieds-en-l'air and Mattachins. It is a work which truly shows the various tonal colors of the recorder.
Come, Sirrah Jack, Ho! £3.25 - #51
One of the fine things about this piece is how full the trio is made to sound through the wonderful use of counterpoint and rhythm. It is great fun for playing and listening.
Hark, all ye lovely saints £5.75 - #143
SSATB (Opt.V) Moderate
In which we find that Diana hath agreed with love, and who are we to disagree. You can even sing this one if you've a mind. Fa, la, la.
Since Robin Hood £3.75 - #128
This trio by Weelkes is about one of the famous personages of legend. Like the great oak tree of Sherwood Forest, it remains a testament to a bygone era. Travel back in time as you play this marvellous bit of history.
Flora gave me fairest flowers £4.75 - #53
This is a delectable madrigal by one of the greatest but not so well known madrigalists. This work is an exquisite introduction into the art of John Wilbye.
Lady, when I behold £4.75 - #130
Courtly love is expounded in this wonderful example of fine English musical craft. You will come to love it even as he loved the Lady.
Come Away, Death £6.50 - #164
William Shakespeare wrote the words and Ralph Vaughan Williams set them to music in this moving madrigal. A fine English pair of Williams indeed.
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