John Pitts: Recorder From The Beginning - All Together Christmas Recorders (Book/CD)

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Publisher: Chester Music
Format: Sheet Music | Instrumental Album
Containing seventeen Christmas carols, this book enables beginners Recorder players to perform simplified arrangements of popular festive repertoire either on their own, using the various accompaniment options to provide the full, original melody, or alongside singers and more advanced players.

Complete with a CD of backing tracks and access to free downloadable Piano accompaniments (available at, both of which incorporate the original melody line, this book provides the ideal resource for teachers and parents looking to enable recorder players of all standards to join the celebrations of the season.

John Pitts' hugely successful Recorder from the Beginning teaching scheme is ideal for all teachers with its straignforward, easy-to-follow approach and its attractive collections of well-known and original tunes.

ISBN: 9781849381574
Skill Level: Easy Explain this
Published on: 04 September 2009
No of pages: 40
Language: English
Catalogue No: CH75394

        John Pitts: Recorder From The Beginning - All Together Christmas Recorders (Book/CD) reviews verified by reevooReevoo

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        Scores 9.1 out of 10 based on 9 reviews
        10 out of 10


        Caterham, Surrey GB Leader of a group
        Delighted with this book just what we were looking for.
        Confirmed purchase: 15 November 2017
        Published on: 29 November 2017
        10 out of 10


        ABERDEEN GB Children's church group
        Good to have CD backing.
        Simple instructions in book.
        Children like the pieces.
        Reviewer left no comment
        Confirmed purchase: 24 October 2017
        Published on: 08 November 2017

        Musicroom Reviews

        This book met with a very enthusiastic response from my 7 -8 year old recorder players and older beginners. Well suited to mixed age-group ensembles as the top part plays the tune, the middle part uses only three notes and the lower part provides simple harmony. The only drawback is that all carols are in the key of G major, but in some situations this could be an advantage.
        Anonymous - (Hitchin, United Kingdom)
        A super book to give a sense of acheivement to players when they play as a group in parts.The melodies are also comparitively easy. Perfect for encouraging beginners.
        Anonymous - (Tamworth, United Kingdom)
        Brilliant cd. Easy to read with easier parts for all recorder abilities.
        Anonymous - (Poole, United Kingdom)