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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). Challenging and fun to play! for Alto Recorder, Playing score, Upper-Intermediate to Advance Photo
$7.95
HL00710152
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
$7.99
NOV120507 (Traditional)
EIGHT TRADITIONAL JAPANESE PIECES arranged for tenor recorder by Gordon Saunders. The pieces are presented in order of difficulty and have been selected from the traditional folk music of Japan representing the highly attractive song, dance and instrumental styles. The pieces would have been played on the Japanese shakuhachi, a flute similar in size to the tenor recorder. Appropriate ornamentation is indicated. Some titles in English are 'Owase melody', 'Sakura'. 'Hakata air' 'Horsewalker's Song'. FOR: Tenor Recorder, explanatory Introduction, 12 pages of music Photo
$15.95
OFB016 (Carr)
THE DELIGHTFUL COMPANION, 1686 by Robert Carr, published both by Carr and John Playford. Music from a time when the recorder was enjoying great popularity. This edition contains a selection of 50 short ornamented tunes from what was originally a method book. For Alto Recorder, 10 pages, The playing level is Intermediate. Photo
$15.99
OFB147 (Boismortier)
6 Suites, Op. 35 (1731) by Joseph Bodin Boismortier For Alto Recorder, transposed, as was the common practice in the 18th century, from the original flute edition. These are some of the most beautiful and satisfying Baroque solo pieces to practice. Boismortier said of his SIX SUITES 'that they were furnished with all the necessary ornaments.' A popular genre of this time was nature, in Suite VI there are 2 movements titled a 'chorus of birds' that is a gem and works beautifully on recorder. For ALTO RECORDER, 24 pages, Intermediate to Advanced. Photo
$19.99
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
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
SMC538 ((various))
471 TUNES - The ULTIMATE SONGBOOK FOR SOPRANO & TENOR RECORDER PLAYERS! A wonderfully fun collection of folk and classical tunes from the late 1600s to 1900. Tunes include are: Playford, Strauss Waltzes, Ballet music, Folk Songs, Children Songs, tunes by composers Beethoven, Brahms, Dowland, Dvorak, Grieg, Smetana and so much more! A Large red spiral-bound book, 164 pages. Playing level is from lower-intermediate to intermediate and Up. Photo
$29.95
XYZ1013,21,23 (van Eyck)
DER FLUTYN lust-hof (The Flute's Pleasure Garden) Vol I,II,III by Jacob van Eyck ca. 1590-1657 The First Complete Edition edited by Thiemo Wind 'New Vellekoop Edition'. It is thanks to Gerrit Vellekoop that 'Der Fluyten...' became generally accessible via his edition of 1957-58. This new edition follows the procedure of an urtext-edition using the volume I from 1644,16,49 & 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. Because the original was so large, it has been broken into two volumes I & II. Volume III contains music from the 1654 edition that was not present in the 1646 edition. The Preface contains much background material and critical commentary on each piece, the type is easy-to-read. Over 220 pages for SOPRANO or TENOR RECORDER, Intermediate to Advanced. This is a beautifully published edition, unlike other editions there are no missing pages or miss-paginations. Complete - All three Volumes. Photo
$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
$29.99

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
ED13325 (various)
BAROQUE RECORDER ANTHOLOGY VOL 4 For ALTO RECORDER & KEYBOARD with CD 23 works selected and edited by Gudrun Heyens. Two or three movements are selected from Sonatas by various Baroque composers: JS Bach, Barsanti, Danican-Philidor, Graun, Handel, d'Hervelois, Parcham, Telemann, Valentine, Wassenaier. The graded pieces are presented in a progressive order with a wide range of styles from the 17th & 18th centuries. Included are teaching notes and composer biographies. For Alto Recorder & Keyboard with a CD of performances and MP3 play-along tracks. Includes Alto and Keyboard part, a total of 120 pages with CD Level is Intermediate to Advanced Photo
$22.99

Exercises

Part Number and Description Price
M003002521 - 40 Studies for Alto Recorder (linde Hoffer-v. Winterfeld)
40 STUDIES FOR ALTO RECORDER adapted from the solfeggios of Frederick the Great. Selected from the studies written down for the daily use of Frederick the Great. Probably composed by his teacher the famous flautist, J.J. Quantz. There are several exercises for each key (both major and minor). These are some of the best exercises for developing finger technique and working on baroque trills and phrasing. Definitely a book every alto recorder player should have and use it often. It is a classic! For the intermediate who wants to become advanced or the advanced player who wants to kee their fingers limber. For ALTO RECORDER A full-page format with measure numbers, 23 pages. Photo
$14.95
UE21515 - 12 Melodious Exercises (Joannes Collette)
12 MELODIOUS EXERCISES by Joannes Collette Wonderfully expressive exercises, the soprano equivalent of the 'Modern Exercises' for alto. They work on legato & portato with expression, interval leaps and triads, various types of tonguing, thumb movement, slurring, chromatic movement, mixed rhythms etc. Now in a new large page format with measure numbers, 15 pages. For SOPRANO or TENOR players Every musician serious about recorder should have these exercises. Photo
$16.95
ED4797 (Linde, Hans-Martin)
MODERN EXERCISES by Hans-Martin Linde composed in 1958, these are some of the best melodic exercises composed for recorder. The beautifully written etudes will have you working on articulations, single & double tonguing, phrasing by breath, movement of finger groups, cross-fingering, wide interval leaps, triads, thumb movements, chromatics, high and low tone production, and more. For Alto Recorder, Intermediate to Advanced, 19 page score Photo
$19.99

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