Solos for Soprano Recorder, Collection 2. (Christmas Carols). By Clark Kimberling. For Recorder (Soprano). Solos. Christmas. Intermediate-Advanced. Book. 44 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.20978).
ISBN 9780786661978. Christmas. 8.5" x 11" inches.
A total of 35 solos for soprano recorder (advanced) or flute (intermediate). Introduction includes hints for performance in school or church, use with a sound system, fingering chart for recorder high notes, and notes regarding special techniques, such as double tonguing, vibrato and recorder glissando. Final pages are a unique section of carol-specific historical notes, including Internet addresses. Includes all favorite Christmas carols as well as gems from The Oxford Book of Carols. Ideal for use in church services and Christmas-season concerts, or with carolers. These instrumental solos give new meanings to age-old expressions of the Christmas spirit.
December 5, 2012
Great music in Van Eyck style.
Great music in Van Eyck style. Not easy, but but easy to play the first parts. Songs get more difficult in each part. (adding fast notes and different keys) Overall, I am completely happy with this. 10 years in the recorder.
3 of 7 people found this review helpful.
James BERMUDA SUZUKI
Location: from Bermuda
December 30, 2011
Challenging but playable on Recorder
This book is a great selection for the solo recorder player. Interesting changes in tempo and rhythm. Really enjoy playing pieces from this book during the Christmas season!
12 of 22 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Rochester, NY
December 3, 2008
Good music- too many embellishments
I bought this book for a middle school flute player and it's a little advanced at the given tempos, but that's no big deal, you don't have to go that tempo. The songs were a nice collection of traditional and non-traditional. Overall I liked the book except that almost every...
20 of 42 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Indiana
November 26, 2007
recorder for Christmas
This music was written by a very talented musician, composer and mathematician who happens to be a member of my church choir and a faculty member at the University of Evansville. His mind and talent are brilliant. I highly recommend this music to any recorder player who wants a good...
21 of 46 people found this review helpful.