Autumn 2023, Volume 43, Issue 3

News in Brief

ERTA News and Views
Chris Orton
discusses BBC Breakfast's infamous sneer, Debbie Porro and Miriam Monaghan share their experiences as recorder teachers, and Nancy Daly reports on ORDA.

Althea Talbot-Howard
The composer, recorder player and former oboe soloist talks Sarah Jeffery about the composing process and her interest in Black composers.

Justin Bland: Sounding the trumpet … and the recorder
The versatile Baroque trumpeter and recorderist tells Barbara Law about his journey to becoming an American musician living in Copenhagen.

Between Air, Clay and Woods of Certain Flutes
York-based artists Carmen Troncoso and Richard Kearns discuss this interdisciplinary transmedia project where recorders and flutes merge with the woods their materials came from.

Featured Composer Paul Smith
Interviewed by Michael Graham

Centre Spread: Starburst by Paul Smith

Music for the End Times
Otto Hashmi talks about his new EP and the blending of the recorder's purity of sound with electronic elements.

2023 SRP/Moeck Solo Recorder Competition
We meet the finalists Mathis Wolfer, Nura Natour and Jiyson Bang, and hear from Erik Bosgraaf, chair of the judging panel.

SRP News (expanded)
Moira Usher talks about the variety and enjoyment of the SRP. Jill Taylor writes on the Walter Bergmann Fund for young players, and we hear Seven Tales of Tenacity from experienced members. There is news from the branches and reports on playing days, workshops, concerts and Outreach. Teifion Harries is remembered and the Biber Recorder Duo tell their story.

Music Reviews
From Chris Blanch, Joanna Brown, Andrew Collis, Michael Graham, Alyson Lewin and Janice Ormerod. Click here for the music titles.

CD Reviews
Fiona Hook
reports on some new releases

News for Young Players

Click here for recorder music reviewed in this issue.


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  • reviews of recorder sheet music and CDs,

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