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Part Number and Description Price
Geisler AE05 - Over the Rainbow (Harold Arlen)
OVER THE RAINBOW music by Harold Arlen lyrics by E.Y. Harburg. Judy Garland's signature song from the movie The Wizard of oz, 1939. An absolutely beautiful arranged for recorders by Richard Geisler. The harmonies are candy for the ears. Intermediate & Up Includes lyric sheet, score and parts. Photo
Geisler AE09 (Moe Koffman)
SWINGING SHEPHERD BLUES by MOE KOFFMAN A 1957 hit on the US Billboard pop chart. Used as the opening and closing themes for the CBC radio show 'AS It Happens' for over 30 years and consequently probably his best know recording. Moe was a Canadian jazz musician and composer. He played the flute, soprano, alto & tenor saxophone and clarinet. Moe was appointed to the Order of Canada in 1993 and inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1997. Arranged by Richard Geisler for Recorder Quintet SATTB with optional Contra or Cello. Includes score with biographical notes and parts. Intermediate and Up. Photo
Geisler AE10 - Dandy Yankee Doodle
Dandy Yankee Doodle - A Revolutionary Tune arranged by Richard Geisler. The arrangement begins with 'Theo's Gender' an early American modal version of the well-known Yankee Doodle tune. This tune was discovered in a tunebook on the body of a fifer killed during the Revolutionary War. The arrangement begins with solo soprano then slowly builds up harmonically to full four part harmony on the well-known 'Yankee Doodle'. The name Yankee Doodle derives fron Yankee + tootle,the sound made in tonguing a fife or recorder, for which the tune was first written. The addition of drum is strongly encouraged. Arranged for SATB, score and parts, Intermediate Photo
Geisler ARSBSQ03 - Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home? (Hughie Cannon)
BILL BAILEY, WON'T YOU PLEASE COME HOME?, 1902 Words & music by Hughie Cannon. 'Bill' will forever come home to everyone who loves a good American tune. The tune resides in our cultural psyche. '...I know I'se to blame; well ain't that a shame? Bill Bailey won't you please come home?' This barbershop arrangement is pure fun to play on recorder. Arranged by Richard Geisler for QUARTET SATB, four playing scores, lyric sheet, Intermediate. Photo
Geisler ARSBSQ04 - Grandfather's Clock (Henry Work)
GRANDFATHER'S CLOCK words & music by Henry Work (1832-1884) Arranged for barbershop by Ozzie Westley in the 1940s. 'My grandfather's clock was too large for the shelf, So it stood ninety years on the floor - It was taller by half than the old man himself, Though it weighed not a penny-weight more...' Arranged by R. Geisler in 'barbershop style' for recorder quartet SATB, four playing scores, lyric sheet for singing. Intermediate Photo
Geisler ARSBSQ07 - Rocked in the Cradle of the Deep (Willard & Knight)
ROCKED IN THE CRADLE OF THE DEEP, ca 1840 Words by Emma Hart Willard, Music by J.P.Knight. Emma wrote this poem while on an ocean voyage in 1829. It was included in her book of poetry 'The Fulfillment of a Promise'. J.P. Knight set the poem to music which became a very popular song of faith and hope. It was included in many hymnals from 1850 until the 1940s. Ozzie Knight arranged a barbershop version in 1935, Richard Geisler arranged it for Recorders in 1989. For QUARTET A,S or T,A,T or QUINTET A,Sor T,A,T,B four playing scores, lyric sheet with historical information. Intermediate Photo
Geisler ARSEPS01 - Come Josephine, in My Flying Machine (Fred Fischer/Alfred Bryan)
Come, Josephine, in My Flying Machine (UP SHE GOES!), 1910 Words by Alfred Bryan, Music by Fred Fischer arranged by Richard Geisler for recorder QUARTET: SATB. A song from a different era when the new thrill of flyer was pure joy. 'Come Josephine, in my flying machine, Going up, she goes! up she goes! Balance yourself like a bird on a beam, In the air she goes, there she goes! Up, up a little bit higher. Oh, my! the moon is on fire.--Going up, all on, Goodby!'. Includes four playing scores, piano score and lyric sheet. Photo
Geisler ARSEPS02 - I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now (Howard & Orlob)
I WONDER WHO'S KISSING HER NOW from 'The Prince of To-Night', 1909 Words by Will M Hough & Frank Adams, Music by Joseph Howard & Harold Orlob. The melody and lyric are simple, sentimental but with a wonderful sense of humor. 'I wonder who's kissing her now, Wonder who's teaching her now, Wonder who's looking into her eyes, breathing sighs, telling lies...' Arranged by Richard Geisler for Recorder Quartet SATB, Includes 4 playing scores and lyric sheet. Intermediate Photo
Geisler ARSEPS03 - Let Me Call You Sweetheart (Arranged by Richard Geisler)
LET ME CALL YOU SWEETHEART, 1910 by Beth Slater Whitson and Leo Friedman. For as long as romance be joined to love and lyric be joined to melody, just so long will this heart-felt song endure. This arrangement features an unusually lyrical bass line...a lower, less obvious melody that plays gently along with the soprano melody. It is quite possible to unite a tenor, which plays the soprano melody line, with a bass to create a love duet between two soft-spoken instruments: 'Let me hear you whisper that you love me too.' Arranged by Richard Geisler for Recorder Quartet: SATB, includes 4 playing scores, lyric sheet and optional keyboard part. Photo
Geisler ARSEPS04 - Oh You Beautiful Doll (Brown / Ayer)
OH YOU BEAUTIFUL DOLL, 1911, Words-Seymour Brown Music-Nat Ayer Arranged by Richard Geisler for Recorder Quartet. An energetic and syncopated melodic line. 'Let me put my arms about you, I could never live without you...' For SATB quartet, four playing scores, lyric sheet,bonus optional keyboard part, Intermediate and Up. Photo
Geisler ARSEPS05 - Put Your Arms Around Me, Honey (McCree / Von Tilzer)
PUT YOUR ARMS AROUND ME, HONEY,1910 Words-Junie McCree, Music-Albert Von Tilzer Arranged by Richard Geisler for Recorder Quartet. 'Hold me tight, Huddle up and cuddle up with all your might' Play relaxed on this one. Give ample treatment to the rhythmic figures. They should be fully packed and appreciably rounded...like the Gibson Girl on the cover. For SATB recorders, four playing scores, lyric sheet and bonus optional keyboard part. Photo
Geisler ARSEPS06 - Meet me in St Louis (Sterling & Mills)
MEET ME IN ST LOUIS, 1904 Words by A Sterling, Music by Kerry Mills a popular song which celebrated the St. Louis World's Fair of 1904. The movie 'Meet me in St Louis'(1944)was a landmark among movie musicals. It was a period piece set in the American Midwest at the turn of the century and featured a typical upper-middle class family not Broadway people. Arranged for Quartet SATB, score, recorder parts, vocal part, lyric sheet with additional verses of fun and nonsense. Intermediate and Up. Photo
Geisler ARSEPS07 - Peg O' My Heart (Arranged by Richard Geisler)
Peg O' MY HEART, 1913 music by Fred Fischer, lyrics by Alfred Bryan '...Peg O' My Heart, Your glances with Irish art entrance me, Come, be my own, Come, make your home in my heart.' Arranged by Richard Geisler for Recorder Quintet: sopranino, soprano, alto, tenor, bass with a vocal part included. To be played with an easy-going oh-so-fun swing! Score and parts Can also be played as a Quartet: SATB Photo
Geisler ARSEPS08 - In The Good Old Summer Time (Shields & Evans)
IN THE GOOD OLD SUMMER TIME - Waltz Song, 1902 words by Ren Shields and Music by George Evans 'In the good old summer time, Strolling thro' the shady lanes, With your baby mine; You hold her hand and she holds yours And that's a very good sign. That she's your tootsey wootsey in The good old summer time.' Nothing says summer like this popular American tune. A light-hearted song in which life is good. Arranged for Quartet SATB, score, parts and lyric sheet. The ending is virtuostic with sparklers and fireworks. Upper Intermediate to Advanced. Photo
Geisler ARSEPS09 - Yankee Doodle Boy (George M Cohen)
YANKEE DOODLE BOY, 1904 from the Broadway musical 'Little Johnny Jones' words and music by George M Cohen. Cohen incorporates snippets of several popular traditional Ameridan songs into his lyrics. James Cagney performed this song in the 1942 film 'Yandee Doodle Dandy'. Arranged for Recorders by Richard Geisler. Can be played as a Quartet SATB or Recorder Septet for SAATTBB. Includes score, parts, lyrics sheet and notes. Intermediate+ Photo
DHP1053881cd (Michiel Oldenkamp & Paul van der Voort)
SPECIAL SONGS 35 Recorder Tunes in Popular Styles with CD Easy original melodies composed in contemporary styles that use the notes and musical ideas introduced in the RECORDER WORLD Method Books. Some of the styles used are Latin, Rock, Ballad, Samba, Swing etc. The CD contains 2 tracks: one complete, one accompaniment only. The book is full-size with 27 pages. For fun, one could color in the black and white illustrations. For soprano recorder Photo
DHP1064043 (Johann Strauss)
PIZZICATO POLKA by Johann Strauss arranged by Joris Van Geothem, member of the Flanders Recorder Quartet. This airy humorous polka requires a playful performance. Johann Strauss became known as the waltz king. He lifted the Viennese waltz from the dance hall to the concert stage. Arranged for recorder quartet SSAB or SSAT(an optional tenor part is included in place of the bass. Includes a 14 page score and the five recorder parts. Photo
HL00138905 (various)
THE NEW BROADWAY FAKE BOOK - 645 SONGS from 285 SHOWS The shows are from 1914 'The Girl from Utah' music by Jerome Kern to 2015 'HAMILTON' lyrics & music by Lin-Manuel Miranda and everything in between, one hundred years of musicals! Includes Melody, Lyrics, Chords for guitar or keyboard. It is for voice & all 'C' instruments. The music is playable on Soprano Recorder, Tenor Recorder and Alto Recorder up-an-octave. The book is a large-format spiral-bound book with 692 pages and includes background notes on all 285 shows. For recorder players the level is Intermediate to Advanced. Photo
THE REAL LITTLE CLASSICAL FAKE BOOK/ It's size is 6'x9', features multiple indexes, categorical listings, long-lasting plastic-comb binding. Includes nearly every famous classical theme ever written. This unprededented book is a virtual encyclopedia of classical music, in one complete volume. The only classical fake book that features: Over 165 classical composers, Over 600 classical themes in their original keys, Lyrics in original language, A time line of major classical composers. This is a C instrument melody book and is playable on recorders- some songs will work well on soprano or tenor and others work best on alto or alto (up an octave.) Various levels of ability
THE REAL LITTLE ULTIMATE FAKE BOOK- 4th EDITION/ Over 1200 songs! Features: guitar chord frames; plastic-comb binding; index by musical category: big band, Broadway, Christmas, inspirational, college, country, hits of the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s, singalongs, standards, jazz, polkas and more; This is a C instrument melody book and is playable on recorders- some songs will work well on soprano or tenor and others work best on alto or alto (up an octave). Various levels of ability
DISNEY'S HERCULES/ Includes easy-to-follow instructions for children, fingering chart, letter name inserted into head of each note, pictures to color. Easy, soprano recorder
WALT DISNEY FAVORITES/ A collection of 13 super Disney hits, including: Candle On the Water, Winnie the Pooh, It's a Small World, Some Day My Prince Will Come, When You Wish Upon a Star Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, Mickey Mouse, . Easy to Lower Intermediate, soprano or tenor solo or duet
BROADWAY FAVORITES/ 11 songs: As Long As He Needs Me, Consider Yourself, I Could Have Danced All Night, I Love Paris, Make Someone Happy, Memory, On A Clear Day, People, Summertime, Sunrise, Sunset, Thank Heaven for Little Girls, Lower Intermediate to Intermediate, Arranged by Leo Sevush for soprano or tenor recorder Solo or Duet, includes guitar chords
THE BEATLES 18 Fab-Four Hit Songs including lyrics. 'All My loving', 'And I Love Her','The Ballad of John & Yoko', 'Can't Buy Me Love', 'Come Together', 'Day Tripper', Eight Days A Week', 'Here, There & Everywhere', 'Hey Jude', 'In My Life', 'Let It Be', 'Michelle', 'Norwegian Wood', 'Ob-La-Di...', 'Paperback Writer', 'Penny Lane', 'With A Little Help From My Friends'. 31 pages, For Soprano or Tenor Recorder, Level: Intermediate Photo
THE SOUND OF MUSIC - HIGHLIGHTS/ Selections including: Do-Re-Mi, The Sound of Music, My Favorite Things and More. Lower Intermediate & Up,
DISNEY'S SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS/ Includes easy-to-follow instructions for children, fingering chart, letter name inserted into head of each note, pictures to color. Songs: Heigh-ho, I'm Wishing, One Song, Some Day My Prince Will Come, Whistle While You Work, With A Smile and A Song. Easy, Soprano recorder
THE SOUND OF MUSIC/ Includes easy-to-follow instructions for children, fingering chart, letter name inserted into head of each note, Pictures to color. Easy, soprano recorder
SONGS FOR KIDS/ Includes easy-to-follow instructions for children, fingering chart, letter name inserted into head of each note, pictures to color. Easy, soprano recorder
DISNEY MOVIE FAVORITES FOR RECORDER/ 9 songs from the movies The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King. Including: Under the Sea, Beauty and the Beast, A Whole New World, Can You Feel the Love Tonight and more. Lower Intermediate and Up, for soprano or tenor recorder Solo or Duet, includes guitar chords
DISNEY'S THE LION KING/ Includes easy-to-follow instructions for children, fingering chart, letter name inserted into head of each note, a picture to color. Songs: Circle of Life, I Just Can't Wait to be King, Be Prepared, Hakuna Matata, Can You Feel the Love Tonight. Easy, soprano recorder
FAVORITE MOVIE THEMES/ 14 memorable movie hits, including: An American Symphony from Mr. Holland's Opus, Back To The Future, Braveheart, Chariots of Fire, Forrest Gump-main title, Theme from Jurassic Park, Legends of the Fall, Mission: Impossible Theme, My Heart Will Go On, Star Trek-The Motion Picture and more. Lower Intermediate, soprano or tenor solo
TITANIC/ 8 pieces from the blockbuster, including: My Heart Will Go On, Southampton, Takeer to the Sea, Mr. Murdoch, and more. Lower Intermediate and Up, soprano or tenor solo or duet
N4444 (various)
HANDEL & CO. Popular Melodies of the Baroque edited by Uwe Heger for Two SOPRANO or TENOR RECORDERS. Selections are: G.F. Handel - Bouree, Minuet, Air I & II from The Water Music, Largo from Xerxes, March from Scipio, Bouree & La Rejouissance from The Fire Works. Melodies of Spring, Fall & Winter from the Four Seasons by Vivaldi. Adagio from Oboe Concerto in d minor by Marcello, Rondeau & Air by Mouret, Gavotte I & II, Bouree from Orchestral Suite #3 by JS Bach, Adagio by Albinoni, Prince of Denmark's March by J. Clarke, Adagio, Air, Canon by Telemann, Trumpet Tune by Purcell. A half-size playing score, 48 pages. The range is c' to a', slurs, trill, various rhythms. For two SOPRANO or TENOR RECORDERS, Playing level lower Intermediate to Intermediate. A wonderful collection of well-loved melodies! Photo
PRM314 (Marg Hall)
SWING EASY by Marg Hall Accessible 'swing' music for recorder quartet These pieces should not be beyond the skills of players who are ready for a little more challenge that is afforded by truly 'easy' quartets. Five original pieces: 1. Jogging Along, 2. Fairground Ride, 3. Autumn Song, 4. Seeing Double, 5. Come in - don't wait at the door. For Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass Recorders Score and parts, Playing level is lower intermediate. Photo
PRM339 (Marg Hall)
ON THE COOL SIDE by Marg Hall Five jazzy trios written for her consort friends to give them something a bit more difficult in the 'swing idom'. It is more challenging than her 'Razz Jazz' series. The pieces are; 1.'On the Cool Side', 2.'Mountain King Hop', 3. 'Blues for Alison', 4.'Easy does it', 5. 'Spring in the Air' Composed for ATB RECORDER TRIO, Score and part Upper Intermediate Photo
PRM368 (Marg Hall)
SWEET SWING BY Marg Hall Five jazzy quartets in Mag Hall's descriptive style the movements are: 1. Pear Drops, 2. Nut Brittle, 3. Treacle Toffee, 4. Jelly Beans, 5. Sherbert lemons Music for a good time! The top two players need to have two instruments handy. For Recorder Quartet: S/A, A/T. T.B Score and Parts. Intermediate to Advanced Photo
PRM658 (Marg Hall)
SWING LOW by MARG HALL Five Jazzy duets for TENOR and BASS RECORDERS. Marg says they were written for players of bigger instruments who would like a challenge and a chance to 'play the tune'! 'Show and Tell', 'Ready to Go', 'Moon-boot Waltz' 'Only Joking', 'Swing and Slide' Duet Playing score with 11 pages. Photo
UE21616 (James Rae)
RECORDER DEBUT by James Rae 12 EASY Pieces in popular styles for beginners -Individual or Group learning. Solos or unison with others, some have an optional 2nd part. Fun cartoons for inspiration. A CD provides stimulating demonstration performaces for listening, as well as 'minus-one' accompaniments. Cartoon & piano accompaniments can be downloaded for FREE. EASY for Soprano with CD Includes recorder parts (21 pages) and CD
TANGO by CARLOS GARDEL arranged by Diego Collati for either two ALTO RECORDERS or ALTO & TENOR RECORDERS. The name Carlos Gardel is still inextricably linked with tango music because of his numerous compositions, his charismatic voice and acting talents. Gardel, as performer of his own works, became one of the most important musical personalities of the early 20th century. A legend far beyond his home of Argentina. Five tangos-'Melodia de arrabal', 'Por una cabeza', 'El ida que me quieras', 'Mi Buenos Aires querido' & 'Volver'. Upper Intermediate to Advanced Well worth the effort! Lots of fun! NEW! Photo
UE37222 (Tilmann Dehnhard)
EASY JAZZ STUDIES for ALTO RECORDER Listen, Learn, Play by Tilmann Dehnhard Ten compositions providing the ideal entry point into Jazz. The pieces are based on chord progressions of well-known standards. Articulation markings and phrasing help you get into the Jazz style. The accompanying CD features multiple recordings at various tempos for each piece as well as versions without the soloist. Acoustic guitar is the accompanying instrument. Included in the preface is information on off-beat articulation, straight and swing eighths, ornamentation. For ALTO RECORDER, Includes 18 page recorder party and CD Intermediate to Advanced Photo