400 Years of Recorder Music

Books | Recorder

Format: Sheet Music | Instrumental Album
An anthology of some of the best recorder music from the early Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Classic, and early Romantic periods. The music of historically well-known as well as lesser-known and obscure composers has been included. Solos, duets, some trios, and quartets from the various periods and schools (German, Italian, French, and English) have been chosen because of their musical content and charm, primarily, and because they illustrate and typify the musical values of the eras in which they were composed. In some instances, keys have been transposed, signature and bar lines have been added. Separate movements, taken from sonatas and suites, have been included as well, in addition to some thematic material. The arrangements are primarily for the descant or soprano recorder. The alto, tenor and bass recorders are included, however, in duets, trios, and quartets. Phrasing breath marks have been indicated for use at the player's discretion.
ISBN: 9780871668950
Skill Level: Intermediate Explain this
Published on: 25 June 1981
No of pages: 64
Language: English
Catalogue No: MLB93727

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          Scores 7.8 out of 10 based on 4 reviews
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          Leighton Buzzard GB Professional pianist and teacher
          Just seems to cover an excellent and wide range of recorder repertoire and challenges differing levels of difficulty.
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          Confirmed purchase: 29 September 2017
          Published on: 14 October 2017
          1 out of 10


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          This was not 400 years of recorder music as most of it had been originally written for other instruments. It was advertised as being written for SATB but in fact most was for soprano recorders. I think there was one piece for base.
          Confirmed purchase: 24 June 2016
          Published on: 15 July 2016
          10 out of 10


          Totnes, Devon GB
          As a teacher I find this book gives me variety for coaching sight-reading skills in a fun and interesting way. Having lots of duets to choose from is great for this purpose: there's no getting away from the fact that note-values have to be observed, and the pulse has to be adhered to. The duets are interspersed with solos, and there are a few ensemble pieces too: for the descant player who is reluctant to move onto treble it's very useful having a part to play on treble whilst my student plays descant - they get the idea that it's useful to be able to play both instruments! And the treble parts are simple enough for them to tackle when they do take that step. A very useful book to add to my repertoire for teaching.
          No bad points - the book is well laid out in terms of it being visually very easy to read without being babyish. The number of pieces is enough not to get bored quickly.
          Confirmed purchase: 18 September 2015
          Published on: 15 October 2015

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