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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
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
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
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

Duets

Part Number and Description Price
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
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
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
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
PRM615
SECOND KLEZMER COLLECTION arranged by Marg Hall. Marg Hall is one the finest arrangers for recorder. Here are four more great Klezmer arrangements: 1. 'Na Rasvete' (At dawn), 2. Bublitschki (Bagels), 3. 'Sol Sayn Gelebt' (You should have lived) 4. 'Yikhes' (Heritge, or lineage) Includes background notes on each tune. Full Score and SATB RECORDER Parts, Intermediate and Up. Photo
$15.95
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
PRM412 - Hava Nagila: 4 Jewish Songs and Dances (Marg Hall)
HAVA NAGILA: 4 Jewish Songs and Dances arranged by Marg Hall 1. NIGUN ATIK 'Ancient Melody' known as a wedding dance, the couple stands in the center while the guests dance in a circle around them. 2. ORIENTAL HORA - a traditional middle European Klezmer tune 3. MAYIM MAYIM 'Water, water' is an Israeli folk tune with words taken from Isaiah 12:3 'With joy you shall draw water from the springs of salvation'. 4. HAVA NAGILA 'Let's Rejoice' us probably the best-known tune of the four, the melody is taken from a Ukrainian folk-dance song. Photo
$17.95
PRBCCS82
SUITE No. 2 on EARLY CAROL TUNES and WASSAILS from the English Tradition beautifully arranged by Peter Seibert. In the first part of the Suite the settings are based on melodies from th Middle Ages or early Renaissance: 'Lullay-Als I lay on Yoolis Night', 'Verbum caro factun est: 'In hoc anni circulo', 'Angelus ad Virginem', and 'Nova! Nova!' The wassails (convivial drinking songs associated with winter and Christmas) are set as a medley - 'Gloucestershire', Yorkshire', 'Here We come a-Wassailing' and 'Sommerset Wassails'. For SATB RECORDER QUARTET, Score and Parts, Intermediate and Up Photo
$20.00
DHP1115203-070 - JOY of CHRISTMAS for Recorder Quartet (arranger, Bart Spanhove)
JOY OF CHRISTMAS FOR RECORDER QUARTET arranged by Bart Spanhove Five traditional carols: Away in a Manger, Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen, In dulci jubilo, Still, Still, Still, Silent Night. Easy to Intermediate arrangements for SATB or AATB. Includes score and parts (two parts are included for the top line a soprano and an alto part). Photo
$23.99
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

Octets+

Part Number and Description Price
Moeck EM3334 - 3 CHORALE PRELUDES and CHORALES (JS Bach)
3 CHORALE PRELUDES and CHORALES by JS Bach arranged by Bart Spanhove for recorder orchestra, may also be played as a quartet. The 3 chorales are Herzlich tut mich berlangen, Jesu, meine Freude, herr Christ, der ein'ge Gottes-Sohn. The German text is included in all parts,an English translation is included in the score. The score is 12 pages with background notes. The nine parts are for SATTBBGbSb and they may be legally copied. For Great Bass 2 parts are given one in treble clef, one in bass clef. May be played as a quartet SATB. Score and parts Photo
$15.00

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
966161661
EDLY'S MUSIC THEORY FOR PRACTICAL PEOPLE by Ed Roseman / *revised and expanded third edition* This book is intended for anyone, teen to adult, who wants to learn about what's going on inside music. It starts at the very beginning by introducing the notes and explaining basic terms. It then takes you through scale and chord building from simple to advanced. It introduces you to standard song forms, improvisation, & ear-training. After reading this book you will have a very solid grounding in melody and harmony...'I have tried to present the material clearly, informally, and even with some sense of humor...Chapters 31-37 are new to this Edition. I took the opportunity to go back over the rest of the book, clarifying the writing and upgrading the graphics and diagrams.' Ed Roseman 192 pages A fantastic book - great reviews. Photo
$25.00
9790080144091
A BAROQUE ORNAMENTATION TUTOR by Bali Janos Continu with realization by Nandori Judit A beautiful edition for recorder players who want to learn about ornamentation. The book is in 3 parts 1. Late Renaissance and Early Baroque 2. High Baroque-Italian style 3, High Baroque-French Style. There is an extensive 29 page Introduction with explanations of ornament symbols and how ornamentation styles differed in Italy, France, England and Germany. The text is supported with over 80 pages of musical examples. A simple melodic line is presented then up to three ornamented versions on the melody. Included is a keyboard accompaniment to much of the music. Some of the composer include Ortiz, Bassano, Jacob van Eycke, Corelli, Barsant, Hotteterre, Paisible, Tekemann, Bach, Quantz etc. There are also 3 Appendix with detailed ornamental examples from the various styles and periods. Learn by playing the musical examples. Photo
$28.95
G8728
FROM WORDS TO MUSIC by Gerald Custer a& Blake Henson A User's Guide to Text for Choral Musicians. The power of story and story-telling makes choral singing irresistible - and the impact of text wedded to music is what fuels the choral art. In this enlightening book Custer & Henson offer practical tools and strategies to approach, unlock, and understand text: how it works, how it's structured, and what it means. Photo
$18.95
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
Spanhove (Bart Spanhove)
THE FINISHING TOUCH OF ENSEMBLE PLAYING a Flanders recorder quartet guide for recorder players and teachers by Bart Spanhove. Making music with others is a wonderful activity, but not an easy one. To make the playing enjoyable for every member of the ensemble is an art that demands dedication, insight, and when available, good instruction. The purpose of this book is to help recorder players become better ensemble members. Written in response to requests from both amateurs and professionals Bart has set down his practical suggestions based on his experience and fill a long-felt gap in the literature about our instrument. Also included is a very interesting chapter by musicologist David Lasocki entitled A Short History of the Recorder Ensemble. Now in stock! Photo
$30.00