These four anthologies of music for the beginning and lower intermediate recorder player are our first recommendation for players wanting to make their initial forays into music for solo recorder and keyboard. The first books for soprano and alto recorder can be used while working one's way through a beginning recorder method and offer rewarding musical experiences with modest technical demands. The second volumes are of slightly great technical and musical difficulty but still extremely accessible for the neophyte recorder player. The music selected represents a broad spectrum of materials suitable for the recorder, intelligently selected and well-edited by the noted English recorder player and teacher Walter Bergmann. Note: a revised First Descant Book edited by Sally Adams has replaced the original Bergman volume, which is now out of print and no longer available.
|Sally Adams||First Book of Descant (Soprano) Recorder Solos||S + keyboard||0-571-52328-5||14.95|
|Walter Bergmann||Second Book of Descant (Soprano) Recorder Solos||S + keyboard||0-571-50676-3||14.95|
|Walter Bergmann||First Book of Treble (Alto) Recorder Solos||A + keyboard||0-571-50546-5||14.95|
|Walter Bergmann||Second Book of Treble (Alto) Recorder Solos||A + keyboard||0-571-50662-3||14.95|
The following scholarly performing edition of the Handel complete recorder sonatas, edited by David Lasocki, is generally considered to be the best and most authoritive edition currently available. Included is a facsimile of the original 18th century printed edition as well as copious editorial notes and critical commentary.
|George Frideric Handel||Complete Recorder Sonatas
with facsimile of the original 18th century edition
and extensive critical report
|A + keyboard||0-571-50566-X||23.95|
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