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Courtly Music Unlimited

Everything for the recorder enthusiast, or those who would like to be!

Richie & Elaine Henzler, Proprietors
800-2-Richie (800-274-2443)

89 River Street, 3rd Floor Unit 3 (River Street Plaza),
Warrensburg, NY 12885-1665

 

FEATURED ITEMS

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
$23.99

Accessories

Part Number and Description Price
Recorder Rack
RECORDER RACK - A NEW! style of recorder stand. The recorder rack attaches directly to your music stand (fits most stands) and holds a Soprano, Alto and Tenor Recorders. Loosen knob to an open position, place Recorder Rack in a horizontal position onto the pole of the music stand at desired height, tighten knob until the end of the bolt presses firmly to pole of stand. Place recorder vertically into the appropriate slot several inches below the mouthpiece, gently lower recorder until the collar rests on the edge of the slot. To remove, gently lift the recorder about an inch, and remove from slot. Your recorders will be easily within reach when you need to change instruments. For Soprano, Alto and Tenor Recorders Photo
$39.95

Solos

Part Number and Description Price
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
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
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
$45.00

Duets

Part Number and Description Price
N3569 (Johann Mattheson)
FOUR SONATAS from Op. 1 by Johann Mattheson (1681-1764) A German composer, singer, writer, diplomat and music theorist. A life-long friend of G.F. Handel(whom he almost killed with a sword after a quarrel). In his book of 1739 he comments on duets as follows: 'I consider this kind of duet without instruments (accompaniment), if performed well, to be more artistic than the custome widely prevalent nowadays of massive accompanimental backing...' In these four lovely sonatas he incorporates both German and French styles. The range is comfortable. Duet book is 30 pages with third-page fold-out so no bad page turns. Easy to read type. Audio sample: Sonata #1 Prelude-Allegro-Adagio-Gigue Audio
$21.99
N3608 - LES FLEURS (Philbert de Lavigne)
LES FLEURS by Philbert deLavigne He was a celebrated musette virtuoso in Paris in the first half of the 1700s. He composed his Op. IV in the 1730s to be played by players of the musette, recorder, oboe, flute or violin. The book is dedicated to one of his patrons, the Duchess De Biron. There are 22 pieces, each with the title of a flower. The Rose, Pansy, Daffodil, Prime Rose, Tulip, Violet Morning Glory, Iris, Carnation & 11 more. Each flower has a special meaning. This edition is for SOPRANO & ALTO RECORDERS to make this music accessible to more players. The playing level is Intermediate to /Advanced depending on the flower. A 40-page book. Wonderful 17th cen.duets Richie & Elaine love to play! Photo
$22.99
DOL151 (Bernard Thomas, arr.)
THE RENAISSANCE DUET BOOK - Eighty-five PIECES fOR MIXED COMBINATIONS of TWO RECORDERS edited and arranged by Bernard Thomas. A plethora of duets from the 14th to 16th centuries. Section I: SA, Section II: AT, Section III: ST, Section IV: AA More than 20 composers such as: Lassus, Giamberti, Gastoldi, Gardane, Guami, Morley, Rhaw, Troilo, Phalese, Walter. 125 pages, spiral bound with an Introduction, list of sources, and Index. Photo
$39.99

Trios

Part Number and Description Price
N2231 - Music Playing Book for Three Alto Recorders
MUSIC PLAYING BOOK FOR THREE ALTOS arr. by Peter Heilbut A delightful collection of works by great composers of the Baroque, German folk songs, American Spirituals and a few pieces by 20th century composers. Included is a Suite in g minor by Francois Couperin (8 movements), a Suite in F Major by G.P Telemann (6 movements), Suite in F Major by A. Corelli (4 movements). Folk song of the 4 seasons, 8 Spirituals and more. For 3 ALTO RECORDERS. The book is a 32-page playing score. The level of difficulty is Easy to Medium Photo
$18.99
N4727 (Uwe Heger)
CHRISTMAS STREET MUSIC for 2 or 3 SOPRANO/TENOR RECORDERS - Fifty American and European carols arranged in a canon format to be played in a swing style. The basic carol melody is followed by two harmonized swing accompaniments. This canon book works for ensembles with various levels of ability, beginners may play the melody (1st part) with more advanced players playing the 2nd & 3rd harmonized parts. As is usual with a canon (round) the music starts over & over again until after an agreed-upon signal it ends at the fermata. Chord symbols above the 1st part allow for the addition of a guitar or keyboard, adding percussion is also encouraged. Compatible w/ Alto Recorder book Photo
$19.99
N4538 - PASTIME WITH GOOD COMPANY
PASTIME WITH GOOD COMPANY arr. by Monika Mandelartz Early music from the 16th and 17th century British Isles arranged for recorder trio. Selections include: Pastime with Good Company by Henry VIII, Come, Let Us Have a Merry Heart by William Lawes, The Queen's Dolour and Rigadoon by Henry Purcell, Saraband & Jig by Matthew Locke, tunes from Playford's The Dancing Master and the anonymous work Aria di Camera. Lyrics are included for the four songs. Historically informed performance practice is not the main concern here, but instead the joy of private music-making. The instrumentation is flexible sometimes SAT,SAA,SSS,AAA or, whatever combination you prefer. The arrangements can be enjoyed at an intermediate or advanced level. The book is a playing-score of 28 pages with 18 pieces. A beautiful music book. Photo
$21.99
N4889 (Uwe Heger)
STREET MUSIC FOR 3 - Book 2 by Uwe Heger This book 2 is more involved than book 1 with articuations indications, ornaments added, dynamics, syncopations and more involved format. There are 8 Klezmer pieces, 8 Blues, 4 Ragtime and 6 Tangos. It is for SAT Recorders with added bass instrument ad libitum (bass recorder, cello, contrabass, basson etc.). Playing level is Upper Intermediate to Avanced. The book is a 52-page playing score. There are no page turns, printing is clean and easy to read. Pure enjoyment! Photo
$24.99
DOL153 (Bernard Thomas, arr.)
THE RENAISSANCE TRIO BOOK - Sixty-nine PIECES FOR MIXED COMBINATIONS of THREE RECORDERS edited and arranged by Bernard Thomas. This book spans two centuries: the earliest is Dufay's 'Adieu ces bons vins de Lannoys' dated 1426 in the source. The latest is Erasmus Kindermann's 'Sonetta', published in 1642. Sometimes the version in the book is ATB & in the appendix SAT, sometimes it is the other way around. Included is a CD of a PDF format Appendix of Transposed versions, it also includes a digital copy of the entire book so you can print out extra pages to avoid page turns in longer pieces. 124 page, spiral bound, with Introduction & list of sources. Photo
$39.99

Quartets

Part Number and Description Price
Geisler AE07 (Geisler, Richard / arranger)
THE ANACREONTIC SONG-music by John Smith 1750-1836 The popular drinking song at the Crown & Anchor Tavern in London, c. 1776, which became the STAR SPANGLED BANNER. During the war of 1812 Francis Scott Key was inspired by the sight of the American flag still flying over Fort McHenry the morning after a 25 hour bombardment by the British. The poem was first printed in a handbill and then in the Baltimore newspaper. It soon became a popular song sung to the tune of 'To Anacreon in Heaven'. Pefect for your July 4th celebrations. For SATB recorders, Intermediate, Four playing scores, Lyrics included
$7.95
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
$7.95
Arcadian AP195 (Fred Ahlert)
I DON'T KNOW WHY I LOVE YOU LIKE I DO (I Just Do) music by Fred Ahlert, lyrics by Roy Turk. The song became popular in 1931 when first published. Many artists have recorded this song like Jerry Lee Lewis, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. It is now a standard. Stan Davis arranged it for recorder quartet ATTB, program notes, Intermediate, score and parts
$7.95
Geisler FR03 - Scarborough Fair (arranger Richard Geisler)
SCARBOROUGH FAIR - English Folk Song This setting is based on Art Garfunkel's version of this popular folk tune. Arranged by Richard Geisler for Recorder Quartet SATB and optional voices, Score and parts, Lyric Sheet, Intermediate Photo
$7.95
Geisler FR04
MORNING HAS BROKEN - Traditional Gaelic Folk Song arranged by Richard Geisler for Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass Recorders. Comes with four playing scores, lyrics included on back page. 'Morning has broken like the first morning; Blackbird has spoken like to first bird. Praise for the singing! Praise for the morning! Praise for them, springing fresh from the Workd. Photo
$7.95

Quintets

Part Number and Description Price
Geisler AE04 - American Medley (arranger Richard Geisler)
AMERICAN MEDLEY: God Bless America, America the Beautiful, The Battle Hymn of the Republic - Finale: God Bless America To be played with a sense of dignity, a reverance for the land, a sense of purpose and in a grand manner. For 5 versatile players, the inner parts require the player to change recorders. sop., sop & alto, alto & tenor, tenor & bass, bass. A rousing arrangement lovingly harmonized. Intermediate to Advanced. The ultimate medley of American patriotic songs, perfect for July 4th celebrations! Includes lyrics, score and parts. Photo
$7.95
Geisler AE08 - Ashokan Farewell (Jay Ungar)
ASHOKAN FAREWELL by Jay Ungar arranged by Richard Geisler for recorder quintet. It is the musical theme for Ken Burns' documentary movie on the American Civil War, the only contemporary tuned used in the film. This is a mellow arrangement, of what has become a beloved American folk tune, for two altos, two tenors and bass recorders (no soprano) - AATTB. Included are a score with background notes and parts. Photo
$7.95

Octets+

Part Number and Description Price
Geisler AE11 - Shenandoah (Arranged by Richard Geisler)
SHENANDOAH - Traditional American Folk Song, also know as 'Across the Wide Missouri', dating to the early 19th century or earlier. Shenandoah refers to the native American chief Shenandoah (Oskanondonha)whose beautiful daughter a canoe-going trader wants to marry. It became a popular sailors' song. One of the most beautiful American folk melodies. Arranged for recorders by Richard Geisler after a choral arrangement by James Erb. Octet: 2 sopranos, 2 altos, 2 tenors, bass and Contra Bass. Intermediate. Photo
$9.95

CDs

Part Number and Description Price
ED23243CD (Joachim Johow)
NEW KLEZMER TUNES: 16 PIECES FOR ALTO RECORDER & KEYBOARD (accompaniment also available as MP3 files) 'Der naje sher' (A New Song) is a well-known Klezmer song that connects the joy of music-making with everyday life. The same is true of this new collection of pieces written in the spirit of traditional Klezmer music, the music played at weddings and other celebrations by traveling Jewish musicians. Harmonic symbols are included for guitar, a bass part is available as a free download, as well as, complete performances & the accompaniment. Photo
$23.99

Recorder(s) & Keyboard

Part Number and Description Price
ED23243 (Joachim Johow)
NEW KLEZMER TUNES: 16 PIECES FOR ALTO RECORDER & KEYBOARD (accompaniment also available as MP3 files) 'Der naje sher' (A New Song) is a well-known Klezmer song that connects the joy of music-making with everyday life. The same is true of this new collection of pieces written in the spirit of traditional Klezmer music, the music played at weddings and other celebrations by traveling Jewish musicians. Harmonic symbols are included for guitar, a bass part is available as a free download, as well as, complete performances & the accompaniment. Photo
$23.99