Time Pieces for Alto Recorder, Vol. 2 'Music through the Ages' edited by K. Bennetts / P. Bowman. For Alto recorder, Piano. Education. Collection. Published by ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music) (PE.9781860962950).
ISBN 978-1-86096-2950. Education.
Contents: Traditional: I'll mend your pots and kettles; Brade: Canzon (1609); Schop: Ballet (1646); O'Carolan: Fanny Dillon (ca.1700); Dornel: Chaconne (1711); Hotteterre: Prelude (1719); Mozart: Rondo from 'Viennese Sonatinas', No.4 (ca.1783); Beethoven: Rondo from Sonata in g minor, Op.49 No.1 (1797); Giuliani: Dance No.12 from 'La Tersicore del Nord', Op.147 (ca.1820); Bizet: Ectr'acte from 'Carmen' (1874); Grieg: Gavotte and Musette from 'The Holberg Suite' (1884); Saint-Saens: The Elephant from 'The Carnival of the Animals' (1886); Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Greensleeves adapted from the opera 'Sir John in Love' (1928); Britten: The Dove from 'Noye's Fludde' (1958); Bowman: Five-a-side (2006); Bowman: Mexican Jumping Beans (2006)
All four of these volumes include wonderful selections, representative of many historical eras and many different genres within each era....These books become especially valuable as they contain music representing styles that are often not included in the education of young recorder students....Considered as a whole, this series really hit home with me, since music students on any instrument at any level of instruction should be developing a knowledge of stylistic distinctions of the various musical eras.--Sue Groskreutz, for American Recorder (January 2009).