Solos for Soprano Recorder Collection 3: Irish Melodies composed by Clark Kimberling. For Recorder (Soprano). Perfect binding, Solos. Bill's Music Shelf. Celtic/Irish. Beginning-Intermediate. Book. 52 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.20979).
ISBN 9780786662012. Celtic/Irish. 8.5 x 11 inches.
These lovely Irish melodies play especially well on the soprano recorder. They provide excellent material for developing skills in rapid tonguing, extended breath-control, and the playing of high notes. Many of these melodies have fascinating histories, dating from the 1700s up to the time of the Irish music publisher Francis O'Neill - who was also the Chicago chief of police. The collection includes jigs, reels, hornpipes, songs, fiddle tunes, hymn tunes, whistling tunes, and melodies by renowned Irish harper Turlough Carolan. Although arranged primarily for soprano recorder, most of the solos can be played on tenor or alto recorder. (On the alto, use 'C' fingerings.) A separate flute edition is available.