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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
Andresen, Ken The Boxwood Bounce $4.25
#64 SATB Difficult
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.
Andresen, Ken, ed. Crumhorn Collection $7.75
#56 SATB Moderate
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!
Anonymous Bass Viol Bleu $3.50
#8 ATTB Moderate
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.
Anonymous Mon Ami $3.50
#29 SATB Difficult
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.
Attaignant, Pierre Dance Suite $4.75
#52 SATB Moderate
This suite of five delightful French dances, including a pavenne, a gaillarde and three basse dances, will November, 94also work beautifully on crumhorns.
Auber, Daniel Barcarole $3.75
#107 SATB Moderate
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 $5.00
#35 AATB Moderate
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.
Bach, Johann Sebastian Allegro from Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 $6.25
#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.
Bach, Johann Sebastian Andante from Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 $3.25
#49 SAAB Moderate
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.
Bach, Johann Sebastian Aria $3.50
#6 ATBB Moderate
This beautiful aria is wonderful to listen to and delightful to play. The second bass part is an excellent opportunity for gambas.
Bach, Johann Sebastian Badinerie $3.25
#116 SAAB Moderate
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[Otilde]ll love it.
Bach, Johann Sebastian Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 $18.50
#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.
Bach, Johann Sebastian Canon $2.75
#10 SATB Easy
This short but perfect canon reveals the essence of Bach in crystalline form.
Bach, Johann Sebastian Contrapunctus IX $5.75
#13 SATB Difficult
Bach the teacher is evidenced in his contrapuncti. This is one of the most interesting.
Bach, Johann Sebastian Es woll' uns Gott gen[Sinvcircumflex]dig sein $2.50
#18 SATB Easy
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.
Bach, Johann Sebastian Fuga I from The Well-Tempered Clavier, vol. I $3.75
#20 SATB Difficult
Equal-temperament tuning, the system which is used today for keyboard instruments, was championed by Bach in his collection entitled The Well-Tempered Clavier. It contains preludes and fugues intended to demonstrate the possibility of playing in tune in all keys. These fugues are examples of his extraordinary creativity.
Bach, Johann Sebastian Fuga II from The Well-Tempered Clavier, vol. I $2.75
#84 ATB Difficult
Arranged by Friedrich von Huene
Bach, Johann Sebastian Fuga V from The Well-Tempered Clavier, vol. I $3.75
#21 SATB Difficult
Bach, Johann Sebastian Fuga V from The Well-Tempered Clavier, vol. II $3.75
#22 SATB Difficult
Bach, Johann Sebastian Fuga VII from The Well-Tempered Clavier, vol. II $3.25
#48 SAAB Moderate
Bach, Johann Sebastian Fuga XXI from The Well-Tempered Clavier, vol. I $2.75
#89 ATGb Difficult
Arranged by Friedrich von Huene.
Bach, Johann Sebastian Fuge [Ydieresis]ber ein Thema von Legrenzi $5.75
#23 SATB Difficult
This seldom heard and complex fugue contains equal difficulty for the upper three voices while maintaining a relatively simple bass line.
Bach, Johann Sebastian Fugue in G minor $3.75
#24 SATB Difficult
Perhaps the best known of the fugues, it is also one of the more melodic and relaxed examples.
Bach, Johann Sebastian Presto from Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 $7.25
#59 AAATB Very Difficult
This very exciting movement contains the wonderful solo parts written especially for the recorder.
Bach, Johann Sebastian Sheep May Safely Graze $4.75
#68 SAATTTB Difficult
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.
Bach, Johann Sebastian Two-Part Inventions $12.75
#120 SB Difficult
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[Otilde]s contrapuntal style. They will amaze and delight you.
Bateson, Thomas Your Shining Eyes $3.25
#65 SAT Moderate
The English madrigal is superbly represented here by one of the finest of its proponents. This trio is a delightful example of the genre.
Beethoven, Ludwig van Allegretto from Symphony VII $3.50
#81 SATB Moderate
The gentle beauty of Beethoven's symphony is superbly captured in this arrangement by David Goldstein.
Beethoven, Ludwig van Drei Equali $4.25
#14 ATTB Easy
These unique quartets, originally written for trombone and played at Beethoven's funeral, are rarely heard delights which exemplify his choral style of composition.
Beethoven, Ludwig van Duet No. II $3.75
#69 AT Difficult
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.
Bennet, John All Creatures Now $4.25
#3 SSATB Moderate
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.
Bevin, Elway Browning $2.75
#75 ATB Moderate
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.
Bizet, Georges Galop from Jeux d[Otilde]enfants, Opus 22 $5.50
#141 SiSAATB Difficult
The genius of Bizet is well illustrated in this piece, from his suite, which has long delighted orchestral audiences.
Black, Johnny S. Paper Doll $4.25
#76 SATTBB(Gb) Moderate
This classic swing tune, written in 1915, has been set in a fine arrangement by the Englishman Denis Bloodworth. It will make a great crowd pleasing encore at your next concert.
Bloodworth, Denis, arr. A Suite of Early English Keyboard Music $21.75
#112 SiSSAATTBBGbCb Moderate
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.
Bloodworth, Denis, arr. Popular Renaissance Dances $20.75
#138 SiSSAATTBBGbCb Moderate
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.
Broege, Timothy Meadows $7.75
#83 SAATB Moderate
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.
Bull, John Two Pavan and Galliard Pairs $4.75
#111 SATB Moderate
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[Otilde]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.
Buxtehude, Dietrich Canzona 10 $4.25
#139 SATB Difficult
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.
Byrd, William Christ Rising Again $3.75
#67 AAATTB Moderate
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.
Byrd, William This Sweet and Merry Month of May $4.25
#70 SSATTB Moderate
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.
Chopin, Frederic Etude, Opus 10/3 $6.00
#142 SiSATBGb Difficult
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.
Chopin, Frederic Preludes Nos. 4, 6, 7 & 10 $6.25
#33 SATB Moderate
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.
Clark, Paul Many Happy Returns $4.75
#108 SATB Moderate
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.
Clark, Paul, arr. Fire Down Below $4.25
#110 SATTB Moderate
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.
Clark, Paul, arr. Riturnu $3.75
#109 SSA Moderate
What is said to be America[Otilde]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.
Courtois, Jean Petit Jacquet $3.50
#32 SATB(opt.V) Moderate
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[Otilde]ve Gone $7.75
#117 SSAATTTBBGb Moderate
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[Otilde]t personally experienced the pleasure of the pop side of life, let this be your introduction.
D[Otilde]Ayer, Nat Oh! You Beautiful Doll $5.00
#123 SATTBB Moderate
Everyone knows this classic from the flapper era, and it[Otilde]s as much fun as ever. Arranged by Denis Bloodworth, this addition to the ÒpopsÓ literature is bound to delight players and audiences alike.
Debussy, Claude Fanfare for a Procession $2.50
#114 BBBB Easy
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.
Dornel, Antoine Sonate en Quatuor $8.50
#38 AATB Difficult
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.
Dowland, John Come Again $2.75
#11 SAATB(opt.V) Easy
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.
East, Michael No haste but good! $4.25
#103 SSATTB Moderate
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.
East, Michael Poor is the life $4.25
#134 SSATTB Moderate
Poor is the life that misses the lover[Otilde]s greatest treasure. What is that treasure? Michael East tells all in this delightful madrigal, but you must try it to find out.
East, Michael Quick, quick, away, dispatch! $4.25
#102 SSATTB Moderate
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!
Farmer, John Fair Phyllis I saw $3.50
#127 SATB Moderate
This gem of a madrigal by the little known English madrigalist John Farmer should be in everyone[Otilde]s repertoire. It sparkles at every turn and represents the very best of the genre.
Farnaby, Giles A Giles Farnaby Suite $7.75
#157 SATTB Moderate
The five movements in this wonderful arrangement by Denis Bloodworth are: His Humor, Farnabye[Otilde]s Conceit, A Toy, Giles Farnaby[Otilde]s Dream and His Rest.. They exemplify the beauty the Renaissance and demonstrate the genius of Giles Farnaby.
Farnaby, Giles The Lord Zouche's Maske $9.25
#93 SiSSAATTBBBGbCb Moderate
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.
Fattorini, Gabriel Ricercare $3.75
#34 SATB Moderate
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.
Franck, Melchior Du bist aller Dinge Sch[sinvcircumflex]n $4.75
#15 SSATB Moderate
From the German tradition known as lied, this song, Thou Art All Fair, is by one of the last of the masters.
Frescobaldi, Girolamo Ricercare Nono $3.50
#115 SAAB Moderate
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.
Frescobaldi, Girolamo Ricercare Primo $3.50
#90 SAAB Moderate
This is a second in a series arranged by Norman Luff.
Frescobaldi, Girolamo Ricercare Quinto $4.25
#91 SATB Moderate
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.
Frescobaldi, Girolamo Ricercare Secondo $3.75
#121 SATB Moderate
This is a third in a series arranged by Norman Luff.
Gibbons, Orlando Dainty Fine Bird $3.50
#50 SSTTB Easy
Gibbons was one of the major composers of English madrigals. This lesser known example tells of the pain of that eternal theme of love.
Gibbons, Orlando O that the learned poets $4.25
#133 SSATB Easy
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.
Gibbons, Orlando The Silver Swan $4.75
#41 SAATB Easy
As an example of the marriage of words and music, this madrigal is unsurpassed.
Gibbons, Orlando Trust Not Too Much, Fair Youth $3.50
#66 SSTTB Easy
Once again we find the eternal warning against vanity, this time in a madrigal full of warmth and humor.
Gilbert, Ray & Edward ÒKidÓ Ory Muskrat Ramble $4.25
#119 SATB Difficult
If ever there were a piece which exemplified Dixieland music, it is Muskrat Ramble. The Òdown homeÓ bass line and the ÒtailgateÓ trombone/tenor part will make this arrangement a delight to your swinging nature. You[Otilde]ll feel like you[Otilde]re steaming down the Mississippi on a riverboat with Kid Ory when you play this tune.
Glinka, Michail Overture to Russlan and Ludmila $26.50
#106 SiSiSSAATTBGbCb Difficult
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.
Gluck, Christoph Dance of the Blessed Spirits $3.75
#77 SSAT Easy
This is the perfect arrangement if you want your spirits raised. From the opera Orfeo ed Euridice, it is a great crowd pleaser.
Goldstein, David Goodbye, Sweetheart $3.00
#155 SA Moderate
Wherein thoughts and music concerning the realization of the half-century mark are proffered by the poet/composer David Goldstein. If you[Otilde]ve already hit 50, you must play this piece. If you[Otilde]re hoping to hit 50 you[Otilde]d better play it.
Goldstein, David Isaiah 2:2-5 $3.50
#125 SiSATBGbCbV Moderate
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.
Goldstein, David, The Thirteen Colonies $15.25
#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 program repertoire. David[Otilde]s special touch weaves a wonderful thread throughout the fabric of the music.
Goldstein, David, arr. Duets for Basses $6.25
#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.
Goldstein, David, arr. Quartets for Basses $15.25
#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.
Goldstein, David, arr. Trios for Basses $7.25
#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.
Gossec, Franois Joseph Tambourin $3.00
#140 APi Moderate
If you[Otilde]re looking for something delightful, fun to play and easy to listen (and who isn[Otilde]t?) your search has ended. But beware, you[Otilde]ll probably wind up humming and whistling it also.
Gottschalk, Louis M. Polka de Concert: Ses Yeux $6.75
#144 SiSATB Difficult
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.
Greaves, Thomas Come away, sweet love $3.50
#85 SSATB Moderate
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.
Grieg, Edvard Ave Maris Stella $3.75
#147 SAATTBGb Easy
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.
H[Sinvcircumflex]ndel, Georg Friedrich Four Sonatas $4.25
#19 A Difficult
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 accompaniment tape which is also available.
H[Sinvcircumflex]ndel, Georg Friedrich Fugue in A minor (G 194) $3.75
#95 ATBCb Difficult
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.
H[Sinvcircumflex]ndel, Georg Friedrich Fugue in D minor (G 17) $4.75
#96 ATBGb Difficult
H[Sinvcircumflex]ndel, Georg Friedrich Fugue in D minor (G 27) $4.25
#97 ATBCb Difficult
H[Sinvcircumflex]ndel, Georg Friedrich Fugue in D minor (G 163) $3.75
#94 SATGb Difficult
H[Sinvcircumflex]ndel, Georg Friedrich Fugue in D minor (G 264) $4.75
#98 ATBGb Difficult
H[Sinvcircumflex]ndel, Georg Friedrich Fugue in F (G 178) $4.25
#99 SATB Difficult
H[Sinvcircumflex]ndel, Georg Friedrich Music Minus You - Four Recorder Sonatas $11.00
#T-1 Audio Cassette Tape
This accompaniment tape contains, on side A, recorder on the left track and harpsichord on the right track. They can be used together or independently to accommodate various learning situations. The recorder part has been kept very basic for reference purposes. Side B contains harpsichord alone for those tape players which cannot control individual tracks.
H[Sinvcircumflex]ndel, Georg Friedrich Pastoral Symphony from Messiah $3.25
#31 AAB Moderate
The orchestral ensemble style of H[Sinvcircumflex]ndel is beautifully represented in this flowing pastoral.
H[Sinvcircumflex]ndel, Georg Friedrich Sonata in A minor $5.75
#54 AC Difficult
This edition contains a wonderful new continuo realization by Barbara Kupferberg.
H[Sinvcircumflex]ndel, Georg Friedrich The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba $12.75
#87 SiSSAATTTBGbCb Difficult
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.
H[Sinvcircumflex]ndel, Georg Friedrich Three Fugues $7.75
#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.
Hilling, Lyndon Midsummer Meadow Suite $16.25
#63 SiSAATTBGbCb Moderate
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.
Holborne, Anthony Three Galliards $3.75
#71 SAATB Moderate
These are three delightful galliards that you haven't seen before by one of the greatest writers of the Renaissance period.
Ippolitov-Ivanov, Michail Bless the Lord, O my soul $3.75
#9 SATB Easy
This classic choral benediction, a favorite piece for many years amongst church choristers, works beautifully on recorders.
Joplin, Scott Pine Apple Rag $2.75
#78 SATB Moderate
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.
Kirbye, George See what a maze of error $3.75
#129 SSATB Moderate
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) $5.00
#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.
Liadov, Anatol Six Russian Folksongs $12.75
#86 SSAAATTBCb(SiP) Moderate
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.
MacDowell, Edward Midsummer $6.00
#145 SiSAATTBGbCb Moderate
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.
Massenet, Jules Meditation from Tha
#148 AC Moderate
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.
Mendelssohn, Felix Lift Thine Eyes from Elijah $2.25
#57 SAA Easy
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
Mendelssohn, Felix Nocturne from A Midsummer Night's Dream $2.25
#30 SAA Easy
This is another very beautiful trio, slow and emotive, which works well for low choir.
Morley, Thomas Hard by a crystal fountain $5.00
#100 SSATTB Moderate
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.
Morley, Thomas My bonny lass she smileth $3.50
#132 SATTB Moderate
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[Otilde]s music work its magic on you.
Morley, Thomas Sing we and chant it $2.75
#45 SSATB Moderate
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.
Morley, Thomas Though Philomela lost her love $3.25
#42 TTB Moderate
Philomela's lover has been lost and lives in pain! Oh what a fool he is!
Morley, Thomas Whither away so fast $3.25
#136 SSA Moderate
It seems Morley[Otilde]s love would run away, or would she? Will he catch her? Will she not stop and wait one last time? Ah, romance!
Morton, Jelly Roll Jelly Roll Blues $4.25
#73 SSATB Difficult
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.
Morton, Jelly Roll Milenberg Joys $4.75
#122 SATTB Moderate
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[Otilde]s sure to bring you joy.
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Allegro Molto fromDivertimento No. 14, K270 $5.75
#5 SAATB Moderate
In a style quite similar to the Eine Kleine Nachtmusic, this is a wonderful example of the beauty of Mozart's classical style.
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Ave Verum Corpus $3.75
#7 AATB Moderate
This is arranged from a most beautiful vocal quartet. It is a very moving program piece for concert or church work.
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Dona Nobis Pacem $3.25
#60 AATB Moderate
Another of Mozart's great choral works, this piece will grace any concert and is a superb addition to the sacred repertoire as well.
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Fugue in G minor, K401 $3.75
#25 SATB Difficult
Although not known for fugues, this work by Mozart is very interesting and fun to play.
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Minuet from Serenade for Thirteen Wind Instruments K361 $7.25
#82 SiSSAATTBBGbCb Difficult
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.
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Rondo - Sonata No. 1 $3.75
#37 AAAT Difficult
Taken from a piano sonata, this lively work is pure joy both for playing and listening.
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Trio in C K229 $5.50
#43 ATB Difficult
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.
Mussorgsky, Modest Gopak from Sorochintsy Fair $6.75
#92 SiSAATTBGb Difficult
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.
Pachelbel, Johann Gigue $3.75
#26 SATB Moderate
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 $2.50
#2 TTBGb Easy
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.
Porpora, Nicola Sinfonia $4.25
#104 AC Moderate
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.
Prez, Josquin des El Grillo $3.50
#17 SATB Moderate
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.
Prokofiev, Serge Marche from The Love for Three Oranges $2.50
#105 TTB Moderate
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.
Purcell, Henry A Viol Round $2.25
#1 SSS(opt.V) Easy
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.
Purcell, Henry Chaconne from Dioclesian $4.25
#151 AATTB Moderate
Rediscover the beauty of this English composer in an arrangement by the Englishman Denis Bloodworth. This early baroque masterpiece will be a pleasure to play.
Rimsky-Korsakov, N. Dance of the Tumblers $13.50
#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 $3.75
#55 SATTB Moderate
This is a superb example of the early Italian madrigal movement. It is exciting in its uses of changing harmonies and chromaticism.
Scandello. Antonio The Little White Hen $3.50
#40 SATB Moderate
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 $6.25
#72 SSATB Moderate
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.
Schubert, Franz In Memoriam $2.50
#27 TTTB Easy
A student of Schubert discovered this piece amongst some unpublished works after the master's death. It is a short but beautiful tribute.
Schwartz, Jean Chinatown $8.00
#79 SSAATTTBBGb Moderate
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.
Simpson, Thomas Mascarada $4.75
#28 SSATB Moderate
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.
Staeps, Hans Ulrich Cantus Serius $7.75
#158 SATBV Moderate
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 $5.00
#113 SATB Moderate
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 $6.75
#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.
Szriftgiser, Susana Plotquin, arr. Argentinean Suite $8.25
#126 SATB Moderate
Three dances from the pampas, Duermo Negrito, Bailecito de Procesi--n 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 quitar, perhaps maracas and even, if you dare, the guiros. Go ahead; be daring!
Szriftgiser, Susana Plotquin, arr. Latin American Suite $6.75
#74 SATB Moderate
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.
Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyitch Waltz of the Flowers $5.75
#44 AATB Difficult
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.
Telemann, Georg Philipp Duet in G $3.75
#58 SVi Difficult
Telemann did not often write duets for mixed instruments without continuo. This example shows excellent use of the individual capabilities of each instrument.
Telemann, Georg Philipp Sonata in Bb $7.75
#36 AC Difficult
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.
Tomkins, Thomas Adieu, ye city-prisoning towers $3.75
#101 SSATB Moderate
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.
Tomkins, Thomas Music Divine $5.00
#131 SSATTB Moderate
Both love and music have their concords and discords, and as such are faithfully represented in this gem by Tomkins. But, like music, ain[Otilde]t love divine?
Tomkins, Thomas See, see the shepherds[Otilde] queen $4.75
#135 SSATB Moderate
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.
Vauter, Thomas Sweet Suffolk Owl $3.75
#39 SSATB Moderate
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.
Vivaldi, Antonio Allegro from Opus 3/11 $3.75
#4 SAAB Difficult
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.
Vivaldi, Antonio Allegro from Opus 3/12 $5.00
#118 AATB Moderate
The sparkling textures which characterize so much of Vivaldi[Otilde]s work are evident in this lively selection. The upper three voices are very equal while the bass provides most of the continuo.
Vivaldi, Antonio Largo from Concerto in F minor $3.75
#12 SiATB Moderate
This largo from The Four Seasons is one of the most beautiful and recognizable works by Vivaldi.
Warlock, Peter Capriol Suite $26.75
#124 SiSSAATTBBGbCb Moderate
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[Otilde]air and Mattachins. It is a work which truly shows the various tonal colors of the recorder.
Weelkes, Thomas Come, Sirrah Jack, Ho! $2.25
#51 STB Moderate
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.
Weelkes, Thomas Hark, all ye lovely saints $4.25
#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[Otilde]ve a mind. Fa, la, la.
Weelkes, Thomas Since Robin Hood $2.50
#128 SAT Easy
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 marvelous bit of history.
Wilbye, John Flora gave me fairest flowers $3.50
#53 SSATB Moderate
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.
Wilbye, John Lady, when I behold $3.50
#130 SSTB Moderate
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.