Born in Venice in 1678, Antonio Vivaldi was amongst the most fanous violinists ans conductors of his day, was resident composer at the Conservatorio and influenced many of his musical contemporaries. He wrote operas, oratorios, fine chamber music, concerts, concertos for flute or violin and, of course, The Seasons. The individual pieces of his work may be considered to be the forerunners of "programme" music. Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter are masterpieces of Baroque music and adapt excellently for recorder ensemble. For this piece, I have assembled various extracts in a single unified musical form for descant recorder and piano.