The autumn issue of Recorder Magazine especially celebrates new music for recorder and young composers, with reports on NCEM Young Composers Award, BBC Young Composer Rowena Jones and the SRP/Moeck Competition finalists. Brian A Inglis discusses cadenzas, Jan Van Hoecke is interviewed and The Flautadors celebrate their 20th anniversary. New sheet music, books and CDs are reviewed and the SRP reports on on-going branch activity. The late Louis Andriessen is remembered. Click here for the contents and here for a list of music reviewed in this issue.
All recorder pieces can be purchased from the Recordermail site.
JACKS, PIPES & HAMMERS
for all your Early Music needs! - click here: https://www.jackspipesandhammers.co.uk
MAY HILL EDITIONS
Peacock Press now publish under licence and supply all May Hill titles.
Click here to read Ann and Steve Marshall talking about their decision.
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
All of the pieces published by Alex Ayre have now 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. Congratulations to Moira Usher and her helpers for bringing this mighty undertaking to fruition.
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
Click here for 2017-2021 pieces: this syllabus has been extended to the end of 2021.
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NEW from Peacock
P 701 John Hawkes -
Wallingford Suite for 6 SATTBGb, £15.90
The suite was written for the Wallingford recorder group from which came the title. There are five movements: 1. Queen's Arbour 2. Bullcroft 3. Castle Meadows 4. Market Place 5. Night River. Each evocative movement is full of interest in every part and is suitable for good intermediate players and above.
P 704A Canal Suite for recorder quartet by Susan M Francis, SATB, £7.50
There are 4 movements in this charming Suite of pieces. Not too difficult but every part has interest: Sunset on the Water; A Little Rondo from a Goldfinch Stretch; Waltzing in the Water at Welford; The Broken Chair.
P 705 Klezmer Fantasia by Marg Hall for recorder orchestra, TTBBGbGbCbCb and optional Sub-Great bass, £10.50
A very welcome to the repertoire for the lower instruments.
P 706 Three Klezmer-Style Quartets by Marg Hall for SATB, £7.50
Circle Dance, Melancholy Song, Grapevine Dance. Written for an intermediate class in the 2020 SRP Festival.
P 707 Solo Book for the Descant Recorder -
Misc. ed. Eric Haas, 1 S (or 1 T), £18.50
130 pages of music from from 13th to 21st Centuries. Plenty to keep people entertained in the lockdown. Spiral-bound to lie flat on the music stand, strong plastic cover for durability and very clear well-set-out print. Tenor recorder could also be appropriate for many of the pieces. Click here and here for contents.
P 708 Hedgehog Stomp and other Quartets by Marg Hall for SATB, £8.50
Hedgehog Stomp, Lockdown Blues, More Monkey Business, Hunky-Dory
P 709 Five Irish Trios for SAT, £6.50
Did you wash your father's shirt, Se Fath Mo Buartha, Drops of Brandy, My Lagan Love, The Hunt
P 710 Sue at the Zoo: five jazzy solos by Marg Hall for solo descant or tenor, £5.50
P 711 Spring Song by John Hawkes for SATB, £8.50
P 712 The Grasshopper's Dance by Ernest Bucalossi arranged by Sue Handscombe for recorder orchestra for Sop.SATBGbCb, £9.50
P 713 Quintet No 5 by John Hawkes for SATTB, £12.50
P 714 Alto Recorder Solo Book -
Misc. ed. Eric Haas, 1 A, £18.50
Music from from 13th to 21st Centuries. Plenty to keep people entertained in the lockdown. Spiral-bound to lie flat on the music stand, strong plastic cover for durability and very clear well-set-out print. Click here and here for contents.
P 715A Carols Around the World: 7 duets for alto and tenor recorders arranged by Marg Hall, £4.50
Carol of the Bagpipers (Neapolitan); Rise up Shepherds and foller (American Spiritual); The Cradle (Austrian); La Guignolee (French Canadian); The Cuckoo Carol (Czech); Jezus Malusienki (Polish); Voisin, d'ou venait? (French)
P 715B Carols Around the World: As above for descant and treble, £4.50
P 716A Sea Bass for Two - Five jazzy duets for two great bass recorders by Marg Hall, £4.50
Dogfish Duo, All at Sea, Beachcombing, Plain Sailing, Sailor's Swing
P 716B Sea Bass for Two: As above but for 2 descants or 2 tenors or 2 great basses using treble clef, £4.50
P 717 8 Fantasias for Solo Recorders. For 8 different recorders: Gk.Sno.S.A.T.B.Gb.C. - by Steve Griffiths, £6.85
These pieces were composed to challenge and entertain advanced players.
P 718 Melodies from the Mikado by Arthur Sullivan, arr. Sue Handscombe for 4 SATB, £6.75
Six of the most popular melodies arranged to form a one-movement piece.
P 719 Organ Trio BWV 527 by J S Bach, arr. Susan Francis for 4 ATBB, £10.50
P 720 Branlen & Fagott by Susato arr. Susan Francis for SATBSATB+vn. vl, ch., £8.50
P 721 A Medley of French Nursery Songs - Trad arr. Susan Francis for 5 SAATB
P 722 Bass Recorder Solo Book - ed. Eric Haas, £18.50
130 pages of music from from 13th to 21st Centuries. Spiral-bound to lie flat on the music stand, strong plastic cover for durability and very clear well-set-out print. Click here and here for contents.
P 723 The Great Caravan for big band by Guus Haverkate, SAAAATTTTBBB double bass, £17.50
P 724 four little somethings; 4 quartets for SATB by Marg Hall, £6.75
P 725 Railroad to Sobibor by Guus Haverkate, for 1 T & pno £5.50
Based on the story as told by a survivor of camp Sobibor in Poland.
P 726 Love and Lamentation: six folksongs from around the UK - Trad. arr. Liz Maxwell for 4 SATB £9.50
Six lovely little melodies, nicely arranged and living up to the title.
P 727 Garage Gatherings by John Hawkes for 3 ATB, £6.50
John wrote this piece last summer to play with his friends in the garage according to Covid rules. It has four movements: Allegro, Flowing, Intermezzo & Allegro. A very enjoyable piece.
P 729 Six Bagatelles by John Hawkes for 4 SATB, £7.50
Six contrasting pieces for moderate to advanced players.
P 732 The Dashing White Sergeant and other Scottish dance tunes, arr. Marg Hall for 3 SAT, £6.00`
Orange and Blue, The Cock o' the North, Scotland the Brave.
P 733 Midsummer Meadow Suite by Lyndon Hilling for SoAATTGbCb £14.00
This is a revised edition of the original Polyphonic publication which will still be available on demand.
This concludes Lyndon Hilling's Northamptonshire Trilogy which has taken over 30 years to complete. Lyndon and Peacock Press are delighted that all three volumes are now in print, the other two being The Brington Crystal for recorder orchestra, SoSSAAAATTTBBBBGbCb, £18.00 (P 501) and Tresham Follies for SoSSAATTBBGbCb, £14.00 (P 657). If you wish to purchase all three, they are on offer at £40.00
P 734 Peanuts! by Moises Simons, arr. Jane Minns for SAATTBGbCb, £9.00
There's more than one way to crack a Nut ... The Peanut Vendor (El Mansiero) in a variety of musical guises.
P 736 Contrails: 13 Concert Duets for 2 AA, £7.50
This collection of duets owes its name to a composition technique that is rarely used in Western class music, namely heterophony: two instruments used a melodic line which is more or less the same, but each with its own rhythm. This results in a very interesting aural experience. There is more explanation in the preface to the music.
P 735 6 Sound Images for AA or AAT or AATB, £11.50
Six of the pieces from Contrails have been developed, so that a treble, tenor or bass can be added.
P 737 7 Sound Images for AA or AAT or AATB £12.75
The remaining seven pieces from Contrails with the same option of making the music into a trio or quartet.
P 738 Midwinter Miniatures by Judith Bush for 4 SATB, £6.00
North Wind, Solstice Song, Yuletide Jig. These three atmospheric miniatures won 1st Prize in the SRP's Composers Competition. Very suitable and enjoyable for any SRP meeting or friends joining together at long last!
P 739 Five Senses by Marg Hall for 6 SAATTB, £11.50
A Sense of Occasion, A Sense of Calm, A Sense of Rhythm, A Sense of Ease, A Sense of Fun. The names say it all! Three of these pieces (1, 2 and 5) as a group were 3rd Prize winners in the SRP's Composers Competition set up by Steve Marshall.
P 740 Two Handel Arias arranged by Sue Handscombe for Solo S, SATB, £6.75
'O Had I Jubal's Lyre' and 'Waft her, angels, through the skies' (both from Joshua). Two very contrasting pieces, one of rejoicing and the other of torment and grief. Both feature a solo descant.
P 741 Fantasia on English Folk Tunes by Susan Francis for 5 SAATB, £6.50
The melodies used in this pleasing through-composed piece are Lavender's Blue, To the Maypole, Bobby Shaftoe, By the Banks of Allan Water and The British Grenadiers.
P 744 Four Klezmer Trios by Marg Hall for 3 SAT, £6.50
1. Goldene Khasene (Golden Wedding) 2. Beim Rebens Sideh (At the Rabbi's Feast) 3. Odessa Bulgar (Line dance from Odessa) 4. Freylekhs Tants (Happy Dance)
P 745 Agnus Dei from Missa sexti toni "L'homme arme" by Josquin des Prez, arr. Joanna Brown for 6 SSAATB, £6.50
P 749 Tenor Recorder Solo Book - selected, edited and arranged by Eric Haas, £18.50
Music from from 13th to 21st Centuries. Spiral-bound to lie flat on the music stand, strong plastic cover for durability and very clear well-set-out print. Click here and here for contents. This completes this very comprehensive series for the solo recorder.
P 754 Suite animato by Marg Hall for SATTB, £7.75
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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.
John Turner's Contemporary Recorder Music series
PJT 60 Elgar Tunes by Ian Parrott for 1 A & pno, £5.50
PJT 132 At the Grave of John O’Brien by Robin Walker for two treble recorders and guitar, £8.50
PJT 143. Introduction and Allegro by Michael Nuttall for treble recorder or flute & pno, £5.50
PJT 166. Elegy for Robin by Robert Crawford for solo tenor & organ, £5.00
PJT 177 Canonic Proverbs by Alan Bullard for soprano or tenor voice & B,T,A,S recorders (one player), £4.50
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.
PJT 203 David Benger - A Bowland Fancy for 1 A & pno £4.50
A gentle evocation for treble recorder and piano of the beautiful Trough of Bowland area in North Lancashire. The music is pastoral and melodic in style, and about Grade 6 standard.
PJT 204 Suite by John Locke for flute and tenor recorder, £6.00
PJT 205 Four Pieces for Four Recorders by John Locke, for 4 SATB, £11.00
Invention, Mainly Phrygian, Fitful March, Travel by Ricercar. These pieces look very playable and enjoyable. Suitable for advanced players and moderate players who enjoy a challenge.
PJT 206 Variations on an American Ditty by John Locke for 4 SATB, £8.00
This piece is on the harder side of moderate but well worth working at. All parts are interesting and make up an enjoyable and well-written addition to the quartet repertoire.
PJT 207 Three Cornish Scenes by William Learne Harris for 1 S,A,T & pno, £7.50
This piece uses S, A and T recorders. 1. The Passing of the Great Bird (A); 2. Madonna of Morgan Woods - Passacaglia (T); 3. Choral Prelude on 'Great Soul' (S). Each of these pieces tells a story (found in the preface to the music). Three quite short evocative pieces to be enjoyed by good to advanced players, written by a co-founder of the Cornish Music Guild.
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NEW in the York Waits Christmas Collection series:
English Christmas, PTYW 105, £6.25
For 2-5 voices and instruments. Medieval and Renaissance Christmas music restored and arranged for instruments and voices.
Andrew Robinson Editions
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.
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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. Although the manuscript has been available until recently in the Alamire facsimile, 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.
PEMS 091 Gems of the Spanish Renaissance arranged for recorder trio by Susan Iadone: for 3 instruments using combinations of SATB. Playing score £5.00. Set of 3 £12.00
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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
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Click here & here for the latest re-set Alex Ayre Editions (CRCS) and here for a complete list
New from Cheap Trills
TR099 Thomas Luis Victoria ed. Charles Nagel: Motets for 4 voices Vol. 1 (ATTB) £7.50
New from May Hill Editions
By Steve & Ann Marshall
Taking Centre Stage (MHE 61120) - SATB £10.50
The Calm Tenor of Life; Go on, Lend us a Tenor; Love me Tenor; Tenor Penny.
Steve says: "Ann and I wrote this set of pieces for a course at an easier intermediate playing standard. There were a lot of tenor players on the course, so we thought that with that safety in numbers we could write tenor parts that were rather harder and rather more exposed than tenor parts tend to be at that level. The tenors would hence take centre stage. There are four pieces in this eight-minute suite."
See You Soon (MHE 60121) - SATBGb £7.00
Steve says: "Ann and I wrote 'Gweld chi cyn bo hir' as an end-of-course piece at a yearly event we run in mid-Wales. We used the Welsh title on the course but, much as we like the Welsh language, we thought that publishing it with the title in English would be a little better for sales. The music is of easy-moderate difficulty and includes a great bass part (we had several greats on the course)."
By Ann Marshall:
Herbs and Spices (MHE 40221) - £5.50 for Tenor recorder
Eight favourite ingredients, all guaranteed to put some big flavours into your meals, and some zing and variety into your tenor playing! Ann wrote and played these pieces on tenor, but you could also play them on a descant. Herbs and Spices is a generous, ten-minute, culinary experience.
Herbs and Spices (MHE 40221A) - £5.50 for Bass recorder
Three Fantasies (MHE 70221) - SATTB £10.00
Written solely for the pleasure of composing. The three pieces are by no means virtuosic, but are a little more difficult than some of Ann's usual output.
The Chichester Miniatures (MHE 50620) - SAATTB £10.50
Ann wrote this set of six pieces for Jean Campbell and her Chichester U3A Recorder Group. The pieces are inspired by events or places in and around the city. The music is generally straightforward, but there are also some moments of difficulty (mainly rhythmic difficulty).
Made for JADE (MHE 51120) - ATB (or Bass quitar) £10.00
Ann wrote this for the music group 'JADE', which comprises two recorder players and a bass guitarist. The recorder parts are moderately difficult, and the bass guitar part is definitely difficult featuring, as it does, quite a lot of high double stopping. The bass recorder part is made from this and is of similar difficulty to the other recorder parts. Although all parts are full of rhythmic vitality - in other words a bit tricky!
Weston Wind (MHE 60221) - SATTB - £9.50
Ann wrote this set of three pieces for the Weston-super-Mare recorder group Toot Suite, who managed to meet up at various times in 2020.
Three Short Anthems by Purcell (MHE 80221) - SATB - £5.00
I Will Give Thanks Unto Thee; Lord, Have Mercy Upon Us; Allelujah. Ann arranged these short pieces for an 'easy' session on a course. Purcell's music cannot often be described as 'easy', and so the participants enjoyed the experience of playing music by this giant of English music. Despite the easy notes and the brevity of the pieces, there is much to work on, given a generous number of dynamic markings and some unexpected chords.
Two Songs by Hubert Parry (MHE 81120) - SATB - £6.00
Love Is A Sickness; The Sea Hath Many Thousand Sands. Ann arranged these two songs by Hubert Parry (1848-1918) for a recorder event, and all were very pleasantly surprised. It took quite some time to arrive at playing in the right way for this music - for example, to make enough (but not too much) of the frequent changes in dynamics, both sudden and gradual.
Five Hoddesdon Miniatures (MHE 30221) - SAATBGbCb - £13.50
Written for the Autumn Recorder Orchestra weekend, held at Hoddesdon for use at an easier intermediate session. Each miniature uses a small range of rhythmic figures, which occur in most or all parts. It is hence possible to rehearse those figures, so that the performance becomes more secure.
Two Traditional Songs for Orchestra (easy) (MHE 71120) - SSAATTBBGbCb £9.00
Greensleeves; She Moved Through the Fair. Arranged to supply the need for music for easy recorder orchestra. Although easy to play they produce a huge sound and are very well-received by the players!
Power of Dream (MHE 10821) for tenor recorder with voice and body percussion, £5.50
Written as a fairly straightforward way into using extended techniques. Four techniques are used: simultaneous singing and playing, shading the windway, foot stamping and fluttertongue.
By Steve Marshall
Colonel Bogey March by Kenneth J Alford (MHE 90221) - A/Sno.ATTBGbCb £12.50
A real crowd-pleaser (and player-pleaser) and is not difficult. The only moderately tricky moment is in the last minute, when one of the trebles picks up a sopranino to play some whizzy figures.
Symphony No 10 (MHE 10121) - Sno.SSAAATTTTBBBBGbCb £36.00
Prelude; Nocturnal; Minuet and Trio; Finale. Steve says: "This symphony is the product of a lot of ideas that started ten years earlier … I wanted a big sound for a particular large-scale playing event, and I worked the ideas together into this symphony. There are quite a lot of contrasting musical ideas in the piece - sometimes it's haunting, sometimes rumbustious, sometimes rather formal, and sometimes free. But it feels to me as if it holds together well! Total performance time is about thirteen minutes."
Burlesque (MHE 40121) - Hps & SnoSSAATTBBGbCb £18.50
Steve says: "I played in a recorder orchestra that included the renowned keyboard player Rosemary Robinson. Perhaps surprisingly there is not very much music for such a combination of instruments, and Burlesque was one of the pieces I wrote to fill the gap. The orchestra was a good one, Rosemary is a fine player, and everyone wanted to be tested to an extent, and so this quirky and vigorous piece is not at all easy.
Three Chorales and Improvisations (MHE 21120) - solo sno.SATBGbCb £9.00
More for 'Easy Recorder Orchestra'. The chorales are particularly easy - the 'twist' is that each piece includes a line for a solo sopranino. These solo parts are not virtuosic, but they are high, need dexterity, and require some degree of courage because they are frighteningly prominent!
Polyphonica's Christmas Bauble (MHE 10221) - ATB - £6.00
A little bit of Christmas fun, written for the trio Polyphonica. The music cracks along, including several well-known Christmas favourites. The only slight snag is that Polyphonica are very good players, so the music is rather difficult.
Anniversary Fantasia (MHE 10520) - SATBGbCb - £8.50
On Quiet Reflection (MHE 90121) - SATB - £6.50
Steve wrote this piece for the quartet I Flautisti. The group is rather virtuosic, but they had already recorded one of his easy and gentle Pavans, and he wanted to write something else to showcase their beautiful sound. The notes in 'On Quiet Reflection' are not particularly difficult but it will need good breath control to pull off this five-minute piece well.
On Quiet Reflection (orchestra version) (MHE 90121a) - SATTBBGbCb - £8.50
More powerful and sonorous than the original.
Introduction to Under Milk Wood (MHE 11120) - SATBGbCb - £8.00
Mood music, sympathetic to the opening paragraphs of 'Under Milk Wood' by Dylan Thomas.
TVRO at Ten (MHE 20221) - SoSSAATTBBGbSubCb - £14.00
Written for the tenth anniversary of her Thames Valley Recorder Orchestra (TVRO) and essentially a set of variations on the inevitable 'Happy Birthday', moving through a bewildering selection of musical styles. The piece is reasonably difficult to play, at the standard of a typical British recorder orchestra.
Dora's Mood (MHE 50121) - SSAATTBBGbCb - £12.00
A relaxed piece of jazz for ten recorders, written in straight quavers and the tempo is modest. There are opportunities for improvisation for descant, treble and bass, although written-out alternatives are also provided.
Partita for Solo Recorder - descant/tenor version MHE 20206 - T or S - £6.00
Partita for Solo Recorder - treble version (MHE 20206a) - A - £6.00
Partita for solo Recorder - bass version (MHE 20206b) - £6.00
Sometimes calm, sometimes fast and rhythmic, but always interesting for player and audience alike. There are six varied movements which will challenge even a good player.
Fantasy on London's Burning (MHE 20121) - SA - £4.50
Steve wrote this for Flauto Dolce to surprise a recorder-sceptical audience: it begins simply and becomes much "cleverer".
Bach To The Future (MHE 30121) - SATBGbCb - £14.00
Minuet in G BWV Anh. 114; Schaff's mit mir, Gott BWV 514; Musette in D BWV Anh. 126. Written for a massed playing session at the 2019 Autumn Recorder Orchestra Weekend: if J S Bach had had the opportunity of listening to some 20th century jazz and blues, some of his music would have turned out a little differently.
Miniature Suite for Harpsichord and Recorders (MHE 11206a) Harps.SATBGbCb - £16.00
Intrada; Lament; Dance. Originally written for harp and recorders and rearranged the suite for use at the 2012 Northern Recorder Course, when Rosemary Robinson was the harpsichord player. The recorder parts are of moderate difficulty only.
Microsuite for Sopranino and Eight Foot Orchestra (MHE 70121) - Sno.+TTBGbCb - £13.00
Written as a contrast for an easy day for playing at eight-foot, where the highest instrument was the tenor and the instrumentation of most pieces was TTBGtCt. With Microsuite, the orchestra was joined by Helen Hooker as sopranino soloist. The solo part is modestly difficult, and the orchestra parts are quite easy. Total performance time is about six minutes.
MHE 10321 Little Suite for 5 SATTB, £11.50
MHE 60421 Ashby Trio for 3 SAT, £12.00
MHE 10521 All Day Long for 1 A, £6.00
MHE 10521a All Day Long for 1 T, £6.00
MHE 10521b All Day Long for 1 B, £6.00
MHE 20521 Arcalia for 6 AATTBB, £12.50
MHE 40421 Sinfonietta No 2 for SoSAATTBBGbCb, £17.00
Various composers, arr. Ann Marshall
MHE 10421 Ann's Choice Vol. 12 for 4 AATB, £9.00
MHE 20421 Ann's Choice Vol. 13 for 3 AAA, £8.00
MHE 20421a Ann's Choice Vol. 13 for 3 TTT, £8.00
MHE 20421b Ann's Choice Vol. 13 for 3 BBB, £8.00
MHE 32210 Five Ayres from the Baroque for 3 ATB £8.00
MHE 41120 Giovanni Artusi - 4 Madrigals, arr Ann Marshall for 4 AATB or TTTB, £7.00
MHE 30421 Fortuna Desperata for 6 SSATTB £8.00
MHE 40521 Fantasy No 12 in 5 parts, AATTB 8.50
MHE 50421 Just a Minute for Solo So,S,A,T + TBGbCb £12.00
MHE 30521 Vince Youman - Tea for Two arr. Steve Marshall for SATTBGbCb £7.50
For complete May Hill Editions list, click here
New from Annabel Knight
Recorder player Annabel Knight has launched her own range of recorder arrangements for ensembles at three different levels, Launchpad, Music-Makers and Small Ensemble. They are all arranged by herself:
AK-LP01 M Simons - The Peanut Vendor for 5-6 SSAA/TTB (opt) £10.00
AK-SE01 J Kosma - Autumn Leaves for 5 AATBGb £11.50
AK-SE02 Anon - Green Sleeves to a Ground (from The Division Flute 1706) for 5 AATBGb £12.00
AK-SE03 J Bratton - The Teddy Bears' Picnic for 5 SATBGb doubling GkSoSAT £10.00
AK-SE07 Anon - English Nightingale for 5 SATBGb £10.00
AK-MM03 Anon - Circus Passamezzo for 7 S S/A AT T/B B Gb (opt) Cb (opt) £14.50
AK-MM01 Anon - Medieval Christmas Triptych for 7 S+So S/A ATT B B Gb Cb (opt) £13.50
AK-MM02 J B de Boismortier - Menuets from Sixieme Suite, op. 35 for 5 S S/A (opt) A A/T TB Gb (opt) Cb (opt) £10
New from Soren Sieg
Cadiz - Suite for Recorder and piano for
1 A/T & pno, £18.30, code SIEGCAD
5 Movements - The Flight of the Seagull, The Wind from the Sea, Alone on the Shore, The Mermaid's Bath, Carnaval of Cadiz
Ukuvalelisa: Ten Miniatures for Recorder Solo, £13.80, code SIEGUKU
An Alto and a Tenor version is included.
Uxolo for 8 players, SoSATTBGbCb, £23.40, code SIEGUXO
New from Nimbus
NMP 1023 Concerto Incantato by Richard Harvey for one player (modern or baroque sopranino, soprano, alto and tenor recorder) & piano, £8.70
DVD from Zen-on
ZD985253 Sound & Soul: The Recorder Collection of Frans Bruggen - DVD, £49.99
The sound and image of 17 historical masterpieces by 17th-18th recorder makers captured on film. Kees Boeke & Walter van Hauwe perform preludes by Jacques Hotteterre le Romain. A film by Daniel Bruggen
New from Greenblatt & Seay
GS 11 Klezmer Fiddle Tunes for Two Alto Recorders, £14.75
Contains 33 tunes and some programme notes.
BDE 207 Harlequinade for 3 SSS (or more), £11.95
BDE 519 Pipes for 3 SSS (or more), £11.95`
BDE 817 Blithe Spirit for solo treble & pno, £6.95
BDE 768 Tunes from Down Under for 4 SSAA, £10.95
BD 915 Rondo alla tarantella for treble, sopranino & pno, £6.95
BDE 1216 Lyric Waltz for soprano or tenor & pno, £5.95
BDE 974 Notterni by Eric Hudes for 1 A & gtr, £12.95
BDE 1217 5 Descant Duets by Christopher Headington, £5.95
BDE 1158 A Wee Holiday Suite by Ronald Stevenson for solo descant & pno, £5.95
New from Saraband, Australia
SAR 70 Duets for Bass Recorders Vol. 2 £16.00
Music of Lassus, Gibbons, Thomas Morley and Anon. Six Fantasias and three Ricercari.
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 132 Canonesque for Two C Recorders by James Oppenheimer, £6.80
A lively piece in the style of a jig.
LMP 195 A Night in Barcelona by Joseph Loux for recorder quintet, SAATB, £12.00
A leisurely Tango to blow away the epidemic blues.
LMP 201 Ferrabosco II - Pavan for 5 SATTB, £6.00
LMP 222 Godfrey Finger - Divisions on Two Grounds for Treble recorder and continuo, £8.50
The continuo is given the Ground with suggested chords. The player can elaborate at will. There are two copies the melody with the ground so that the accompanist can follow what the soloist is doing.
LMP 223 St Paul's Steeple from The Division Flute part 1 (1706): anonymous variations upon a ground for 1 A & continuo, £7.90
The continuo is given the Ground with suggested chords. The player can elaborate at will. There are two copies the melody with the ground so that the accompanist can follow what the soloist is doing.
LMP 79 Encino, Paix, Corteccia arr. Loux - Three Hits of the Renaissance for 4 SATB & percussion, £6.50
LMP 228 The Accelerator by Joseph Loux for 5 recorders, SAATB, £11.50.
This is an encore piece; as the tempo revs up, it is bright, cheerful and fast.
LCC33 What Strangers are These? for SoSATB or Voice + pno/organ, £12.50
Old Irish song of the Nativity.
LMP 217 'Sonata in Little G for ABC' by Glen Shannon for SATB & bc, £28.00
The ABC referred to is the dedication 'for the Adirondack Baroque Consort on the occasion of their 55th Anniversary'. This four movement, substantial work is a Baroque-inspired piece, though not entirely free of 20th century influence in both rhythm and harmony. "Little g" refers to to its key, that of g minor.
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
RMD 617 J S Bach - Motet no. 1 Singet Dem Herrn ein Neues Lied for SATB/SATB, £10
RMD 621 J S Bach arr. Hugh Gorton - Motet no 7 "Ich Lasse dich nicht, du segnest mich denn" (Motet of doubtful authenticity) for two choir SATB/SATB, £10.00
RMD 622 J S Bach arr. Hugh Gorton - Motet no. 8 "Jauchzet dem Herrn, alle Welt" (Motet of doubtful authenticity) for two choir SATB/SATB, £10.00
RMD 623 J S Bach arr. Hugh Gorton - Motet no. 9 "O Jesu Christ, Mein's Lebens Licht" for 10 players SATB/SA/SATB, £10.00
RMD 417 J S Bach arr. Hugh Gorton - Motet no. 10 "Sei Lob und Preis mit Ehren" for SATB, £10.00
RMD 418 Johann Ernst Bach arr. Hugh Gorton - Motet 11 "Unser Wandel ist im Himmel" for SATB, £10.00
RMD 508 Nun Danket alle Gott by Johann Christoph Altnickol for SSATB, £10.00
The composer was a close colleague and family friend of J S Bach. This Allegro and Chorale have interesting parts and are of moderate difficulty.
RMD 129 Six Treble Solos - Misc. arr. Hugh Gorton for 1 A & pno £7.00
RMD 028 Celtic Dances for all C instruments, Book 1: Reels: Over 300 Scotch and Irish reels. Click here for sample titles. (£15.00)
RMD 029 Celtic Dances for all C instruments, Book 2: Jigs (£18.00)
RMD 030 Celtic Airs and Dances for all C instruments, Book 3: Hornpipes, Clog Dances, etc. Click here for sample titles. (£15.00)
RMD 031 Celtic Dances for all C instruments, Book 4: Strathspeys, Highland Airs, Polkas, etc. (£18.00)
For the complete RMD series click here.
From Ut Orpheus
HS 302 Danseries: Progressive Anthology of Dances from the French Renaissance, Vol. 1, ed. Nicola Sansome for 1 S (opt. A/T) & keyboard, £25.50
HS 303 Danseries: Progressive Anthology of Dances from the French Renaissance, Vol. 2, ed. Nicola Sansome for 1 S (opt. A/T) & keyboard, £25.50
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
By Andrew Challinger:
Swings and Roundabouts for SAATB, Mon 146, £9.00
Flourish (SSAT/ATBGb + opt. Cb, Mon 149, £9.60
5 Sketches for 4 SATB, Mon 158, £9.00
3 Summer Pieces for 5 SATTB, Mon 683, £6.00
Still Waters for AATTBBgBcB, Mon143a at £9.00
Two Fizzles - for rec orchestra, SopSSAATTB(div)GbC, Mon 143b, £12.60.
Orkney Suite - Trad arr. for rec SATB, Mon162, £6.00
3 Spring Pieces for AA, Mon163, £6.00
3 Summer Pieces for TB at £6.00
New from Moeck
EM 3357 Singing Wind by Sylvia Rosin for recorder orchestra & triangle, SAATTBGbCb, £17.00
Some divisi in S A & B and some improvisation (wind noises) in A2 and T2
EM 3358 Two Baroque Arias: Bach - Sheep may Safely Graze and Purcell - Dido's Lament, £22.60
Bach - A1 and A2 solo parts, A+T, B,Gb,Cb Tutti parts.
Purcell - S.A.T.T.B.B.Gb.Cb.
New from Forsyth
FORFHP07 Peter Hope: The Edgeley Tram, for solo treble & pno, £6.95
This short piece, written for the 50th anniversary of the Stockport Recorder College, is an affectionate memory of the double-decker trams in the 1930s and '40s.
FORFHP05 Peter Hope: Recorder Sonata for solo A, T & S recorders & pno, £9.95
Using descant, treble and tenor recorders. Three movements: Fantasia, Threnody and Moto Perpetuo.
FORFCG08 Gordon Crosse: Three Twitchings for one recorder & pno, £6.95
Three movements entitled Once Bittern for bass; Sighin' and A-Sobbin' for treble; and Orkney Parity for descant. A loving tribute to birdlife by avid 'twitcher' and leading British composer Gordon Crosse, for the intermediate to advanced recorder player.
FORFBM04 Martin Bussey: Divertimento for solo A & S & pno, £7.95
This uses both treble and descant instruments. Three Movements 1. Quasi Fantasia, 2 Scherzetto (Ciphers), 3, Hornpipe (The Knotted Sailor). In the Hornpipe, the nifty performers have to negotiate frequent and teasing changes of rhythm at speed.
FORFED003 David Ellis: Fantaisie Epigrammatique for solo treble, tenor, sopranino & harpsichord or piano, £7.95
FORFPJ01 Jim Parker: South American Journey for solo recorder & harpsichord or piano, £9.95
Five movements using treble, descant, tenor and bass instruments. Tango Cinco, Pueblo Tranquilo, Volando, La Cometa, Rapido. Jim Parker's TV, film and theatre scores are much loved, with credits including Foyle's War, House of Cards, Midsomer Murders and House of Elliott. He has won the British Academy Award for Best TV Music on no less than four occasions.
New from Orpheus, Australia
by Lance Eccles
OMP292 - Ambush in the Garden for AT, £11.66
Based around the imagery of ambushes in a garden! 1 Praying Mantis 2 Assassin Bug 3 Tiger Beetle 4 Dragonfly 5 Leaf-curl Spider 6 Ant Lion 7 Spider-hunting Wasp 8 Robber Fly
OMP293 - Three Chorales for recorder quartet (SATB & opt extra Bass, £15.00
O Come all ye faithful; Guide me, O thou Great Jehovah - John Hughes; Now Thank We All Our God - Johann Cruger
OMP295 - 8 Quartets on The Bird Fancyer's Delight - SATB, £19.40
Canary Bird No. 1; Canary Bird No.2; Linnet No. 1; Linnet No.2; Parrot; Sky Lark; Starling; Bull Finch
OMP296 - Duets for Lorraine, for AT, £15.00
Based on folk/traditional songs: Bavarian Maid; At the Beemster Fair; Yellow Rose of Texas; She moved through the fair; Isa Lei; Aloha ~~~~~oe - Queen Lili~; Narva March of Charles XII of Sweden; Londonderry Air; How culd I leave you?; Let us with a Gladsome Mind
OMP297 - The Sleeping Princess for ATB, £14.00
A musical story of Sleeping Beauty.
OMP298 - Night Sky for ATB, £12.70
Moonrise; Southern Cross; Day Break
OMP299 - 4 German Maytime Songs for SATTB, £16.90
Der Mai ist gekommen (May has arrived); Lustiger Mai (Joyful May); Wie schon bluht uns der Maien (How lovely the Maytime blooms); Komm, lieber Mai (Come Sweet May)
OMP300 - At the Royal Ball for SATB, £14.00
Entry of the Lords and Ladies; Entry of the Royal Princesses; Entry of the Celebrated Courtesan; Entry of the King and QueenOMP302 - Protest March for ATTB, £13.60
March to the Town Hall; Sit-in; Street Battle
OMP294 - Phoebe by Rupert Kirby and Don Quixote/Allin a' Dale by Benjamin Thorn, both for 1 S & pno, £11.00
OMP301 - Broken Landscape by Ryan Williams for Sopranino solo, £8.00
Broken Landscape began as a musical reflection on the Black Saturday bushfires (2009), one of the worst bushfires to occur in Australia, and its impact on local wildlife. Whilst I was composing the piece in 2019, devastating fires began in New South Wales and Queensland killing a massive population of native wildlife and burning more than 3.1 million hectares of bushland. This piece comprises many notated sounds of Australian animals, usually making alert or alarm calls.
This work was comissioned by Zana Clarke to celebrate 25 years of Orpheus Music and 20 years if them publishing Australian Music.
J S Bach:
FEM318 Bach for Zwischendurch - 3 AAB, £16.90
FEB021 Fuga II BWV 891 for SATB, £7.80
FEA180 Apocalypse 1: Rumour for 5 SATTB, £9.50
FEM323 5 Hungarian Folksongs for SATTB, £12.75
1. If I go up Buda Hill, 2. Into the town of Sany, 3. In Nagyabony Village, 4. Forest, O forest, 5. Around the vineyard.
FEA018 In Ascolto - Marginalia No. 103 for 4 ATTB, £12.75
FEA040 Clockwork Toccata op. 68/C for 4 AATB £13.80
FEA046 Sonatina in Quartetto Op. 65F for 4 SnoSSA, SnoSTB, SoSAA £18.00
FEA047 Due Bagatelle Op.60/C for 3 SA/TGb, SAT £13.00
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.
Not Just the Alto by David
Lasocki, £18.50 (NJAL)
Sizes and Types of Recorder in the Baroque and Classical Periods. A new view of recorder history, recognising that between 1600 and 1800 many sizes of recorder were employed in a rich and broad repertoire of instrumental and vocal music.
From Edition Tre Fontane
ETF 2050 Agnes Dorwarth - Articulator X for treble recorder solo, £9.50
This has some modern experimental techniques.
ETF 3131 Isaac Makhdoomi - Catching Moments for treble recorder solo, £8.75
Some modern techniques including multiphonics.
ETF 3102 Alan Davis - Merely Players for SAT, £12.00
Based on the speech 'All the Worlds a Stage'; e.g. 'The Nurse's Arms', 'Unwillingly to School'. This is suitable for moderate players onwards.
ETF 3079 Farzia Fallah: Besorgnis der Sperlinge for 1 S & electronic, £15.65
ETF 3112 Orlando de Lasso: 3 geistliche Motetten for 4 SATB, £16.55
ETF 3129 Martin Heuser: Sunrise on Pluto (with CD) for recorder orchestra, TTTTTBBBBBBBBBGbSb, £22.00
ETF 3139 Agnes Dorwarth: Kummerkasten & Trostspender for 1 descant or tenor recorder, £11.50
ETF 2196 Three Brazilian Scenes by Dimitri Cervo for descant recorder and keyboard, £15.50
The first movement depicts a delightful melody over syncopated Brazilian rhythms. The second is slower and uses tradition rhythms from the north east of Brazil and the third movement is a freely invented toccata which, with its irregular metric and thrilling melodies, concedes the piece brilliantly.
ETF 3122 Metamorphoses of the Snow-white Bird by Paul Van Hoof for SATB, £15.50
A Fantasy on a Dutch folk song. "There was a little Snow-white Bird". The song tells the story of a young man who wants to send his beloved a letter and who asks a little bird to be his messenger. The piece has 5 movements.
ETF 3145 Spring Music by Bjorn Hagvall for SATB, £11.50
Moderate level with cuckoos and other bird song!
ETF 2083 Isosceles by Alan Davis for 3 SAT, £14.00
Written for a group including twins which suggested the proportions of an isosceles triangle. This provided the inspiration for various aspects including structure, texture and some harmonic and rhythmic content.
ETF 3080 Lullaby by Edvard Grieg, arranged for recorder and guitar by Michala Petri and Lars Hannibal, £18.00
Elves' Dance (descant), Lullaby (tenor), Cattle Call (tenor), Stumping Dance (Sopranino), Leaping Dance 1 (descant), Leaping Dance 2 (descant).
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 Con Moto
CMT7706 Theo and Edward Richens: Recorder Rocks for solo descant and piano, £9.95
Fun pieces for the intermediate player.
New from Schott
ED 23043 Easy Concert Pieces 1: 30 pieces from 5 centuries, with CD, for
1 S & pno, Misc/ ed. Kretschmann, £14.99
30 easy pieces by composers from Renaissance to the present day. The pieces are short and range from bottom c to e an octave and 2 above using b flat and f sharp. Some have a smaller range. The CD provides a version with recorder and accompaniment and also the accompaniment on its own.
ED 23044 Easy Concert Pieces 2, with CD, for
1 S & pno, Misc/ ed. Kretschmann, £15.99
24 pieces from five centuries with slightly extended range and more complex rhythms and melodic expression. There are some quite challenging pieces such as the Greensleeves Variations. The CD provides a version with recorder and accompaniment and also the accompaniment on its own.
ED 23162 Easy Concert Pieces 3, with CD, for
1 S & pno, Misc/ ed. Kretschmann, £15.99
21 pieces from five centuries using the full range of notes and longer pieces allowing for more detailed musical phrasing and scope for interpretation and expression. The CD provides a version with recorder and accompaniment and also the accompaniment on its own.
ED 23243 New Klezmer Tunes by
Joachim Johow, for
1 A & pno, £16.99
16 pieces for treble recorder and piano. Audio files are downloadable.
SE 1056 Susato Tilman, arr. Dieterich & Hintermeier - 12 Easy Dances (Schott student edition) for 1 S & pno, £10.99
12 easy dances from Danserye, all within the range d' to e" with semitones f sharp' and b flat'
ED 22946 Renaissance Recorder Anthology No. 4 with CD ed Bennetts & Bowman for 1 A & pno, £16.99
The fourth and final volume with standard Renaissance works and lesser-known ones. Intermediate to advanced level.
New from Edition Walhall
EW 1106 Henry Purcell - Chaconne - Three parts upon a Ground for 3 Altos & BC, £13.00
EW 1129 Richard Strauss ed. Thalheimer - Fantasy /Theme of Giovanni Paisiello for 1 S, bassoon and guitar (or piano) £12.50
EW 1055 J C Pepusch - Triosonata in A minor for 2 AA & bc £11.75
Previously attributed to Telemann.
Handel's Sonatas for Recorder, arr. arr Linakis & Schneider
EW 903 Vol. 1 - HWV 360, 378, 378r for 1 A & bc, £22.30
EW 1089 Vol. 2 - HWV 365, 358, 358r for 1 A & bc £24.30
The first two in a new 4-volume complete edition which realises the basso continuo in the light of current knowledge about the art of bc accompaniment in Handel's time.
EW 1099 G F Handel, arr. Schneider & Linakis - The Sonatas for Recorder, Volume IV, HWV 369: F major, 1.11; HWV 377, B major, for 1 S & bc, £20.50
The final volume in this new 4-volume complete edition.
EW 1152 Georg Philipp Telemann: Concerto a tre in C major for 1 A/oboe (violin) & bc, £14.80
EW 1146 Flauto e Voce 17 - arr by K Hofmann and P Thalheimer for soprano or tenor voice, recorder & bc, £23.50
Works by Badia, Campra, Dubourg, Fischietti, Keiser, Scarlatti and Telemann.
And more new Walhalls:
EW 1170 ?J S Bach - Sonata in A minor BWV 1020 for 2 AA, £14.90
EW 1168 Johann Gottlieb Janitsch - Trio in C major for solo treble, violin/oboe & bc, £16.50
EW 1020 Rainer Lischka - Tanzteufel (Dance Devil) for solo descant & pno, £14.90
EW 1143 G P da Palestrina - Zwei Diminutionen fur Sopran & Bass for solo descant & organ/harpsichord, £13.40
EW 1134 Marco Uccellini - Aria sopra La Bergamasca for solo descant & organ/harpsichord, £12.80
EW 1019 J S Bach - Exercitium BWV 598 for solo treble, £10.00
EW 1015 Johann Ernst Galliard - How sweet the warbling linnet sings for Mezzosoprano voice, solo descant recorder, Violin, Viola, Bc, £17.80
EW 1053 Misc. arr. Thalheimer - Flauto e Voce 14 for Sop or tenor voc, 2-3 recorders, bc, £22.35
SBG09 Merula & Barlasca ed. Rudolph Rasch - 'T Uitnement Kabinet IX for 2 SS or AA or AT & bc, £21.00
SBG10 Misc. Dutch composers ed. Rudolph Rasch - 'T Uitnement Kabinet X for 2 recorders & bc e.g. AT & bc, £20.25
"Beautifully produced sets of Renaissance pieces ... fit to be performed on a variety of instruments." (Recorder Magazine)
New from Universal
UE 31482 Ensemble Dreiklang Berlin Recorder - Trios a la Carte: Irish Tunes for 3 SAB, £13.50
UE38077 Misc. arr. Beutler and Rosin : Lieblingsduette for SA or ST, £15.99
UE38101 Misc. arr. Beutler and Rosin : Lieblingsduette for TB or SB, £15.99
Duets from the 16th to 19th centuries.
UE 38022 World Music: Celtic arr Martin Tourish for solo S, A or T with piano, £14.85
A collection from the Celtic tradition. The accompanying CD includes traditional Celtic instrument sounds.
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 update 17/11/2021