Summer 2012, Volume 32, Issue 2

Happy Birthday SRP! - celebrating 75 years

Old Chestnuts

Steve Marshall explores some strangely familiar topics in the SRP archives.

Reminiscences of the National Youth Recorder Orchestra

Emily May Roebuck, Ben Cracknell and Emily Bannister recall their experience of the NYRO.

SRP Walter Bergmann Fund

Andrew Collis tells us about the work of the Fund which is now nearly 25 years old.

Recorders in Education Over the Past 75 Years

Kathryn Bennetts explores this topic via discussion of availability of instruments, instructional books, exams and festivals, and concerts.

Clips from the Past

A collage of snippets from past Recorder Magazines and SRP reports, with photos of SRP members at work through the ages.

Who needs a Musical Director?

Moira Usher argues that branches are best run by the members.

This month's Footjoint includes a report on Charlotte Barbour-Condini's success in reaching the finals of the BBC's Young Musician of the Year 2012 - the first recorder player ever to make it!

Centrespread: Happy Birthday SRP! by Marg Hall

A jazzy piece in 4/4 celebrates.


All issues of Recorder Magazine carry

  • reviews of recorder sheet music, CDs and books,
  • reviews of recent recitals and courses,
  • letters from readers,
  • numerous short recorder-related items in Footjoint, and
  • news from SRP and ERTA
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