These 45 early-American melodies work 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 roots in the Old World. For example, La Cachucha, La Cracovienne, and La Smolenska were brought to America by the amazing ballerina Fanny Elssler. (For her White House performance, Congress adjourned early!) 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.