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FEATURED ITEMS

Sopranino

Part Number and Description Price
Mollenhauer 4008 (Plumwood) Sopranino
KYNSEKER sopranino recorder 'f', plumwood, curved windway, 2 pieces, single holes, attractive Renaissance design, A strong full bodied sound Photo
$484.00

Soprano

Part Number and Description Price
Yamaha YRS402B (Plastic) Soprano
YRS402B ECO SOPRANO RECORDER by YAMAHA A Plant-based plastic 'boxwood looking' soprano recorder - Gentle on the Earth...' The soprano recorder is made of plant-based PLA the world's first application of environmentally friendly plant based material in a musical instrument. The change in material has resulted in mellow, centered tone that is similar to that of wood recorders, plus improved breath response and high-register control. The case is made from environmentally friendly natural cotton. Includes fingering chart, cleaning rod and joint grease. Photo
$24.95

Alto

Part Number and Description Price
Yamaha YRA402B (Plastic) Alto
YRA402B ECO ALTO RECORDER by YAMAHA A Plant-based plastic 'boxwood looking' alto recorder - Gentle on the Earth...' The alto recorder is made of plant-based PLA the world's first application of environmentally friendly plant based material in a musical instrument. The change in material has resulted in mellow, centered tone that is similar to that of wood recorders, plus improved breath response and high-register control. excellent tuning. The case is made from environmentally friendly natural cotton. Includes fingering chart, cleaning rod and joint grease. Photo
$34.95
Mollenhauer 4208 (Plumwood) Alto
KYNSEKER alto recorder in g', plumwood, 2 pieces, single holes, Renaissance design, a pleasing tone because its range is not as low as an alto and not as high a soprano, plumwood has a nice resonance Photo
$725.00

Solos

Part Number and Description Price
PRM552 (Marg Hall)
ONE ON THE COOL SIDE composed by Marg Hall Four Jazzy Solos for Alto Recorder 1. The Twinkle in John's Eye (Fast 4/4, Swung eighth notes), 2. Waltz for Jackey (fast 3/4, swung eighth notes, finger vibrato, Taking It Easy (moderate 4/4 swung eighth notes, glissando, finger vibrato), 4. In The Fast Lane (Very Fast 4/4, swung eighth notes, finger vibrato). for Alto Recorder, Playing score, Upper-Intermediate to Advance Photo
$7.95
XYZ1042 (van Eyck)
DER FLUTEN LUST-HOF (The Flute's Pleasure Garden) The Beginners' Collection by Jacob van Eyck (ca. 1590-1657) edited by Thiem Wind. The musical selections are based on the 'New Vellekoop Editions'. Because many of the tunes with variations are quite difficult and maybe off-putting to less advanced players Thiemo has selected these relatively simple works, which are complete compositions, offering student recorder players an early introduction vo van Eyck's art of variation. 32 pages with a beautiful cover - Frans Hals painting: 'Singing Boy with a Recorder, 1637' Included are background notes on the composer and each selection. Photo
$12.99
XYZ1013 (van Eyck)
DER FLUYTEN LUST-HOF Vol I by Jacob van Eyck ca. 1590-1657 'First Complete Edition' edited by Thiemo Wind or the 'New Vellekoop Edition'. It is thanks to Gerrit Vellekoop that this work became generally accessible via his edition of 1957-58. Gerrit based his edition Vol. 1 on the updated 3rd edition of 1655. This new edition follows the procedure of an 'Urtext-edition' using the Vol I's from 1644, 1649 & 1655. It is the title page of the 1649 edition that states that the musical text was 're-heard' (van Eyck was blind) corrected and enlarged by the composer. This Vol.I contains 58 pages of music and is half of the original Vol I. In addition the Preface contains much background material, two pages from the original,and critical commentary on each piece, in addition, the type is easy-to-read. For Soprano or Tenor Recorder, Playing level is Intermediate to Advanced. An excellent edition with a beautiful cover: 'Shepherd Recorder Player' (1621)by artis Hedrick Terbrugghen Photo
$18.99
XYZ1021 (van Eyck)
DER FLUYTEN LUST-HOF Vol II by Jacob van Eyck ca. 1590-1657 This volume is the second half of the 'New Vellekoop Edition' Vol I by Thiemo Wind. The original first volume is so large it has been divided into two volumes. This 2nd half of Volume I contains 43 pages of music and the Preface with critical commentary on each piece. 'Der Fluten Lust-Hof' translates as 'The Flute's Pleasure Garden'. For Soprano or Tenor Recorder, Playing level is Intermediate to Advanced. An excellent edition with a beautiful cover of an orginal 17th-century dutch portrait of a woman with recorders and music. Photo
$18.99
XYZ1023 (van Eyck)
DER FLUYTEN LUST-HOF Vol. III by Jacob van Eyck ca 1590-1657 Edited by Thiemo wind. This edition uses the second edition of 'Der Fluten Lust-Hof II', 1654 as its basis. It is clear from the musical text that the composer was involved with this 2nd edition: at several places corrections were made, accidentals were changed and musical material was introduced which was not present in the 1646 edition. This book contains 71 pages of music and the pages of the Preface, Facsimile and critical commentary on each piece, easy-to-read type. For Soprano or Tenor Recorder, the playing level is Intermediate to Advanced. An excellent edition with beautiful cover: a 'Portrait of Elisabeth Speigel with recorder', 1639 by Dirch van santvoort Photo
$18.99
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
$21.50
AL25369 (Bach, JS)
SIX SUITES - Volume I by J.S. Bach. Initially composed for Cello between 1717 and 1723. Transcribed by Jean-Claude Veilhan for Alto Recorder it includes Suite I in G Major, Suite 2 in d minor, Suite 3 in C Major. The transcription keeps the original key and only some passages have to be played one octave higher than the original. The Prelude from Suite I is the most famous movement of the whole set of Suites and can be heard in many films, For ALTO Recorder in the treble clef, 28 pages. Upper-Intermediate to Advanced.
$22.40
0571507239 - PLAYFORD'S DANCING MASTER (editor, Jeremy Barlow)
PLAYFORD'S DANCING MASTER The Complete Country Dance Tunes (1651-ca. 1728) Edited by Jeremy Barlow. In its day it was the most popular collection of its kind. The tunes demonstrate the extraordinary richness and variety of popular melody in England during the late 17th & early 18th centuries. This book brings together under one cover, 535 tunes and their variants from the eighteen original editions. It provides a fund of musical material for performers, whether folk musicians or baroque instrumentalists and for class and instrumental music teachers. It is also an invaluable reference book for anyone interested in the history of English music. Playable on Soprano, Alto up 8va or Tenor Recorders, Intermediate, 136 pages Photo
$22.95
ED13567
ENGLISH FOLK TUNES FOR RECORDER-62 Traditional Tunes for Solo Recorder compiled by Peter Bowman, tunes on CD played by Kathryn Bennetts The various types of dance presented in this collection represent a broad range of rustic dances that were common prior to the industrial revolution. Of the dances from Playford's 'Dancing Master' included are 'longwayes' dances for couples dancing in lines as well as square or round dances. Dance types are Hornpipe, Jig, Maggot, Morris Dance also included are Songs (love, laments, lullabies, drinking songs, ballads). Some of the well-know tunes are Rufty Tufty, The Blue-eyed Stranger, Greensleeves, Daphne, Scarborough Fair, All in A Garden Green, Early One Morning, The Oak and the Ash, The Sailors Hornpipe, Rosalinda, Gathering Peascods. Introduction includes definition of dance types. 44 page book with CD with recording of all 62 tunes. For SOPRANO or TENOR RECORDERS Photo
$22.99
AL27179 (Telemann, GP)
TWELVE NEW FANTASIAS (#13-24) by Georg Philipp Telemann Transcribed by Jean-Claude Veilhan for Alto Recorder, an instrument highly valued by Telemann, they were originally published in 1735 for violin. these are concise but varied compositions full of invention, with the element of fantasy pervading, the interpreter should respond accordingly. All dynamics & phrase markings are original. Truly beautiful music, a joy to play! For Alto Recorder solo, Upper-Intermediate to advanced, 25 page score. Photo
$25.80
AL25421 (Bach, JS)
SIX SUITES - Vol II by J.S. Bach. The infamous Six Cello Suites are perfectly adapted for the Alto Recorder by Jean-Claude Veilhan. The second volume contains Suite 4 in F Major, Suite 5 in d minor, Suite 6 in Bb Major and includes phrase marks, dynamic markings, articulation, breath marks, and performance directions. For Alto Recorder in the treble clef. Upper-Intermediate to Advanced, 27 pages. Photo
$28.60
HL00175099 - SEFARAD (arranged by Velvel Paternak)
SEFARAD Sephardic Traditional and Ladino Songs compiled edited and arranged by Velvel Pasternak. Sephardic music is neither sad nor plaintive. It reflects the joy and happiness from Temple times and from the glorious period of the sojourning of the Sephardim on the Iberian Penninsula. The custom of singing table songs (Zemirot) on shabbat and holidays is said to be more than two thousand years old. The Sephardim, are proud of this tradition, and they adhere to their simple, but beautiful tunes with great precision. The same can be said of the may sacred synagogue hymns, which, in the course of the centuries have become an inseparable part of the Synagogue-liturgy. 198 pages Lyrics in both Spanish & English Some songs have piano or guitar accompaniment. For voice, playable on Soprano, Alto up 8va and Tenor Recorders. Photo
$39.95
XYZ1013,21,23 (van Eyck)
The COMPLETE THREE VOLUME SET of DER FLUYTEN LUST-HOF Vol, I,II,III by Jacob van Eycke edited by Thiemo Wind the 'New Vellekoop Edition'. The highest quality publishing of this famous musical edition. The editing, paper, type, and beautiful cover are consistently excellent. A truly wonderful addition to your music library. Around 300 pages of music and commentary.
$49.99

Duets

Part Number and Description Price
PRM443 (Marg Hall)
TWO ON THE COOL SIDE composed by Marg Hall Four duets for Alto & Tenor Recorders These four pieces are 'companion' pieces to the trios 'On the Cool Side' and are similarly a bit more challenging than the 'RazzJazz' series. 1.Mississip Hop (moderate 4/4 swung eighth notes, finger vibrato), 2.Rush Hour (fast 4/4 swung eighth notes, 3. Blues for Moira (slow 4/4 swung eighth notes, finger vibrato), 4. Take Five and Six (fast 5/4 & 6/4 time, swung eighth notes) Duets for Alto and Tenor Recorders fun and challenging, 1 Playing score, Upper-Intermediate to Advanced. Photo
$13.00
SUP08
THIRTEEN STARS Music of Colonial, Revolutionary and Federalist America arranged by John S. Kitts-Turner. Thirteen Early American Tunes, each harmonized three times and arranged for Recorder Duet, Trio and Quartet. The Music and texts were taken from Kate Van Winkle Keller,'George Washington:Music for the First President'. From the Colonial Music Institute in Maryland. Duets are for Soprano & Alto Recorders, Trios:Soprano, Alto and Tenor Recorders, Quartets:SATB 47 page Playing Score, Easy - Moderate. Photo
$16.95
UE36746
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
$18.50
UE34190
CELTIC RECORDER arranged by Florian Brambock who says 'The true secret of Celtic Music lies in the emotion - it's an instinctive kind of music. Melodies and lyrics are inseparably linked and reach out to the soul of every listener.' It's diverse with mysticism, catchy tunes and accentuated dance rhythms. The Golden Jubilee, The Foggy Dew, My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean, John Riley, The Wild Rover, Tax Free Should Be All the Music, Danny Boy, Molly Malone, The Old Triangle, The Great Silkie, Drink Your Mighty Lemonade, The Minstrel Boy, Auld Lang Syne, Slievnamon, My Luv is Like a Red, Red Rose, Dance on the Shannon, Loch Lomond. The arrangement are interesting for both lines with the melody passing between them. Intermediate and Up 33 page playing score. For Two Sop. or Tenors Photo Audio
$19.95
ED21787 - THE FINEST SONATAS & SUITES (various)
SCHOTT RECORDER LIBRARY-The Finest Sonatas & Suites for 2 Alto Recorders edited by Elizabeth Kretschmann A selection of the loveliest works from the popular series 'Original Music for Recorder' published by Schott for over 50 years. A wide variety of composition from the Baroque Era. Duets in the elegant beauty of the French style, English composers inspired by the Italians and of course music by Telemann who succeeded in combining the passionate sounds of Italy with the natural style of France. Complete works by Jacques Paisible, Gottfried Finger, Daniel Purcell, William Croft, Robert Valentine, Georg P. Telemann, J.B. Loeillet de Gant, Phiibert Delavigne, J.B. Boismortier. 123 pages for Two ALTOS Photo
$28.99

Trios

Part Number and Description Price
PRM195 (Marg Hall)
RAZZJAZZ FOR THREE by Marg Hall Three original jazzy trios 1. Bouncing Back (fast swing), 2. Under the Moon (Moderate swing), 3. April Fool (fast swing) All eighth-notes are to be played swung. For Soprano, Alto and Tenor Recorders, score and parts. Playing level in Intermediate Photo
$12.00
PRM222 (Marg Hall)
WINTER WEATHER by Marg Hall for recorder trio. A seasonal descriptive composition in 3 movements. 1. Snow (soft and slow), 2.Wind (quick tempo, crescendo & decrescendo) 3. Rain (moderate tempo with staccato notes). Perfect November music, fun to play. For Soprano, Alto and Tenor Recorders, score and parts, Playing level is lower intermediate. Photo
$14.50
PRM224 (Marg Hall)
FIVE FINE SCHOTTISH SONGS by Marg Hall The five songs are: 1. 'O my love is like a red, red, rose' 2. 'Duncan Gray' 3. 'A rosebud by my early walk', 4. 'Jack O'Hazeldean' 5. 'Charlie is my darling' Arranged for trio: SAT Recorders, score and parts, Intermediate Photo
$14.50
PRM581 (Marg Hall)
SIX IRISH AIRS by Marg Hall The 6 Airs are: 1. 'An Ghaoth Aneas' (The South Wind) 2. 'An Choisir' (The Party), 3. 'Roisin Dubh' (Little Black Rose), 4. 'Mo Mhaire (My Mary), 5. 'The Curragh of Kildare', 6. 'The Leprahaun' Arranged for trio:SAT RECORDERS, score and parts, Intermediate Photo
$15.00
SUP08SAT
THIRTEEN STARS Music of Colonial, Revolutionary and Federalist America arranged by John S. Kitts-Turner. Thirteen Early American Tunes, each harmonized three times and arranged for Recorder Duet, Trio and Quartet. The Music and texts were taken from Kate Van Winkle Keller,'George Washington:Music for the First President'. From the Colonial Music Institute in Maryland. Duets are for Soprano & Alto Recorders, Trios:Soprano, Alto and Tenor Recorders, Quartets:SATB 47 page Playing Score, Easy - Moderate. Photo
$16.95

Quartets

Part Number and Description Price
PRM672 (Marg Hall)
KLEZMER SWING by Marg Hall Composed for a National Recorder Festival 2019 in Durham, Scotland with the Upper Intermediate category in mind. Eighth-notes are swung with improvisatory riffs, numerous fast tempo changes. For Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass Recorders, score and parts, Playing level upper intermediate to advanced. Photo
$13.50
PRM434 - FOUR PLAYFORD DANCES (arranger, Marg Hall)
FOUR PLAYFORD DANCES arranged for SATB Recorder Quartet by Marg Hall. Marg Hall is one of the best arrangers there is for recorders. Here she has arranged four tunes from Playfords's publication 'The English Dancing Master', 1651. The tunes used:'Dicks Maggot', 'Staines Morris', 'Confesse' & 'Scotch Cap'. Scotch Cap won the arranger's competition at the Irish Recorder & Viol Course in 1987, this is a 2011 revision. All parts are interesting, the melody passes between the four parts. Includes Full Score & SATB Recorder parts. The level is Intermediate & Up. Photo
$15.50
SUP08
THIRTEEN STARS Music of Colonial, Revolutionary and Federalist America arranged by John S. Kitts-Turner. Thirteen Early American Tunes, each harmonized three times and arranged for Recorder Duet, Trio and Quartet. The Music and texts were taken from Kate Van Winkle Keller,'George Washington:Music for the First President'. From the Colonial Music Institute in Maryland. Duets are for Soprano & Alto Recorders, Trios:Soprano, Alto and Tenor Recorders, Quartets:SATB 47 page Playing Score, Easy - Moderate. Photo
$16.95
PRM275 (Marg Hall)
SCOTTISH SONGS OF LOVE AND LOSS arranged by Scottish composer Marg Hall. The Five Songs are 1. Jock o' Hazeldean words by Sir Walter Scott 2. Ae Fond Kiss - words by Rober Burns 3. The Floweres of the Forest - a 17th-century lament for the deaths of James IV and over 10,000 men in the battle of Flodden Field 1513 4. The Lass of Patie's Mill - mid-16th-century air, words by poet Allan Ramsey 5. Will ye no' come back again - words by Lady Nairne hoping for the return of Bonnie Prince Charlie defeated in battle 1746 and escaped to France. Arranged for Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass Recorders, score and parts, playing level Intermediate Photo
$19.95
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
$19.95
PRBBMS63
DANCES & AYRES by Georg P. Telemann NEW terrific arrangements for recorder quartet by Peter Seibert. Fourteen dance movements from Telemann's Orchestral Suites. For SATB Recorder Quartet, Score and Parts, Intermediate and Up. Photo
$25.00

CDs

Part Number and Description Price
UE38022 (arr. Tourish & List)
CELTIC Play-Along Recorder arranged by Martin Tourish and recorder player Thomas List. Recorded in Dublin, Ireland. Instruments used on the accompanying CD with MP3 files are Accordion, Whistles, Piano, Guitar, Violin, Double Bass, Bohdran. Eight pieces representing the Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Cornish and Breton traditions. The collection spans three centuries of music-making from the blind baric harpists of the 18th century to the international touring performers of today. Each piece is recorded at 2 tempos first at a slow tempo then a faster one, both times with full ensemble, then accompaniment only for play-along. A part is included for Alto Recorder Players, and a part for Soprano/Tenor players. There is also a full score keyboard accompaniment. The playing level is Intermediate. Photo
$21.50

Exercises

Part Number and Description Price
UE33029
150 CLASSICAL STUDIES for Alto Recorder from the famous Frans Vester Collection. Edited by Irmhold Beutler and Sylvia c. Rosin. Today the Vester studies are part of every flautist's standard repertoire. The current edition makes this comprehensive collection available to recorder players. The musical selections span the period between 1700 and 1900 featuring pieces from the late Baroque, Classical and Romatic periods that extend the boundaries of the traditional recorder repertoire. These studies are musically exciting and complimentary to existing recorder studies. FOR: ALTO RECORDER, 87 page book, Upper Intermediate to Advanced Photo
$23.95

Recorder(s) & Keyboard

Part Number and Description Price
49045903
GREENSLEEVES to a GROUND by Anon. NEWLY Edited with Preface and Teaching Notes by Kathryn Bennetts & Peter Bowman. This melody has remained popular since the mid 16th century, first as a song of lost love, then used by Shakespeare in 'Merry Wives of Windsor'. In 17th century America it was a dance tune and a song 'The New Year Now Away Has Fled', today it is known as the Christmas carol 'What Child is This'. It is a significant example of instrumental ornamentation in England. This edition closely follows the 1706 publication by Walsh. There is a new keyboard realization of the accompaniment. Includes Keyboard score with background notes. Soprano Recorder part. MP3 play-along available separately. Intermediate
$13.95
49045906
GREENSLEEVES to a GROUND by Anon. NEWLY Edited with Preface and Teaching Notes by Kathryn Bennetts & Peter Bowman. This melody has remained popular since the mid 16th century, first as a song of lost love, then used by Shakespeare in 'Merry Wives of Windsor'. In 17th century America it was a dance tune and a song 'The New Year Now Away Has Fled', today it is known as the Christmas carol 'What Child is This'. It is a significant example of instrumental ornamentation in England. This edition closely follows the 1706 publication by Walsh. There is a new keyboard realization of the accompaniment. Includes Keyboard score with background notes. Alto Recorder part. MP3 play-along available separately. Intermediate Photo
$13.95

Books

Part Number and Description Price
G7747 (Jeffrey Agrell)
IMPROV GAMES FOR ONE (Classical) PLAYER by Jeffrey Agrell A very concise Collection of Musical Games for One classical Musician Designed to help you be more expressive and musical in your music-making. This book contains plenty of games to enliven and enrich a player's daily technical and musical practice. Who should improvise? All instrumentalists and vocalists. Everybody. No experience necessary! Improvise at every opportunity. How: 1. Open book 2. Get idea 3. Close book 4. Play and play and play Photo
$15.95
G8812
DISCOVERING CHANT Teaching Musicianship and Human Sensibilities Through chant by James Jordan and James Whitbourn This book asks all musicians to reconsider the use of plain chant as an essential tool for teaching intonation, phrasing, and understand of musical line - while building community within an ensemble. It also develops music reading and listening skills and the CD provides an aural model which aids in learning chant. Grammy-nominated conductor James Jordan ins Professor of Conducting and Senior conductor at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey. James Whitbourn is a composer and research scholar at Oxford. 243 page Book & CD Photo
$32.95
G9739 - PERFORMING RENAISSANCE MUSIC (Dennis shrock)
PERFORMING RENAISSANCE MUSIC by Dennis Shrock The Renaissance era is one of the most distinctive and revolutionary periods in music and art. In this remarkable book, noted scholar and conductor Dennis Shrock draws from primary sources to document and explain authentic performance practices of Renaissance era music - in many cases eye opening and rarely employed today. Insightful chapters cover topics including vocal and instrumental sound, tempo, articulation, phrasing ornamentation and expression. Like a restorer uncovering the original brilliance of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, Shrock's work reveals the rich and colorful nature of this wonderful music as originally intended. Written in an accessible style for anyone who is a aficionado of Renaissance music. A very enjoyable and understandable read! 299 pages Photo
$39.95