December 2020, Volume 40, Issue 4

Orchestral works for one man and a recorder!
James Howard Young explains how he puts his own multi-instrument recordings onto YouTube.

A Guide to Multi-Track Recording
David Podeschi
tells us how to do it and what you will need.

Recorders in Rock: Taylor Ross
Jennifer Mackerras
talks to Taylor Ross about his inventive recorder-based CD AV made with his group Surface to Air Missive.

Recorder Renaissance
Recorder maker Terry Mann explains his work making recorders based on historical models from Europe - currently the Elblag-style medieval recorder - and worries about the decline of instrument-making in the UK.

Commissioning New Music – Consider a Covid Commission!
This issue's Centrespread composer Michael Graham suggests commissioning a new piece of music tailored to your ensemble.

Centrespread: Those Lockdown Recorder Blues by Michael Graham

A Recorder and Baroque Oboe Player’s Journey
Oonagh Lee of Consortium5 tells us of her successful battle to play baroque oboe (with an exciting night-time episode in a mid-Channel fishing boat!).

ERTA UK Conference
Dianne Charles

SRP News
With Chairman's Chat, Alex Ayre arrangements completed, branch reports, obituaries, Visiting Conductors, the SRP/Moeck Solo Recorder Competition and NYRO.

Katie Abraham, Jenny Beech and Alice Shaw
report on a succesful week on Zoom.

Recorder Queen Genevieve Lacey
Evelyn Nallen
reports on the background to the film Recorder Queen about PNG-born recorder virtuoso Genevieve Lacey.

BBC Young Composer
A report on the 15-year-old winner Rowena Jones.

As always, new recorder music and CDs are reviewed.

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  • reviews of recorder sheet music and CDs,
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