The Recorder Book (44 Pieces for Recorder Consort). By Various. Arranged by Steve Rosenberg. For Recorder. Schott. Playing score. 44 pages. Schott Music #ED11380. Published by Schott Music (HL.49002780).
The recorder is fortunate in having one of the richest and most varied repertoires of any instrument, ranging over the medieval, renaissance, baroque and contemporary periods. From this wealth of available material Steve Rosenberg has chosen a collection of pieces which will introduce the beginner to the world of genuine recorder music from the start. Even with limited technique he or she will be able to take part in group music making from the earliest stages.
Contents: Solos: La Mourisque (Susato) • Ungaresca (16th Century) • Philou (Praetorius) • Dance Royale (13th Century) • Duets: Canon (Tallis) • Bransle (Gervaise) • Under the Linden Tree (16th Century) • Pucelete (c. 1250) • Allemande (Gervaise) • Noel (Chédeville) • Musette (17th Century) • Canon Imitation (Purcell) • Canon (Purcell) • Bransle (Boismortier) • Ductia (13th Century) • Duo (Certon) • Ductia (13th Century). Trios: Rondella (Oldington) • Je ne me conferscery (Arcadelt) • Allemande (Gervaise) • Dance (Susato) • Under the Linden Tree (16th Century) • Pucelete (c. 1250) • Sol sol gi gi ABC (Spanish 16th Century) • Trio for Recorders (Harmonie Universal Muserre) • Minni Amor (Spanish 16th Century) • Ronde (Susato) • Pastime with good company (Henry VIII) • Ah Robin, gentle Robin (Cornish) • Trolly lolly (Cornish) • Dance (Demantius). Quartets: Bransle (Gervaise) • Belle qui tiens ma vie (Arbeau) • Putta Nero Ballo Furlano (Phalèse) • Pavane (Susato) • Allemande (Susato) • Allemande (Gervaise) • Ronde (Susato) • The nightingale in silent night (Bateson) • Sun Song (Sculthorpe). Quintets: Mr. George Whitehead, his almand (Dowland) • Mirror-pond (Rimmer). Includes a Fingering Chart.
Location: from Austin, TX
September 4, 2012
A very useful book
This is a very useful book. It's mostly renaissance - era music for 1,2,3,4 or 5 recorders in various combinations. When I first started playing recorder, I used it by myself to practice various parts. My intermediate group (SAT players) liked it enough that they all bought it and we...
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