Recorder Ensemble

Title
Composer
Genre
Instrumentation
Level
Concerto descant 1 complete
Vivaldi
Baroque
S
Hard
Concerto excerpt
Vivaldi
Baroque
SSTBgB
Moderate
La Bergamasca
Italian C17th
Renaissance
various
Easy - Hard
Hedwig's Theme
John Williams
Film/TV
SAAT/TBBgB
Moderate
Swiss Clock (Alpine Suite)
Britten
C20th
SSA(T)
Moderate
Two in One Upon a Ground
Purcell
Baroque
AA+ continuo
Hard
Andante from Little Suite 2
Stravinsky
C20th Century
SA + piano
Easy
Canzona (Funeral Music) high
Purcell
Baroque
SATB
Easy
Gavotte (high)
Charles Dieupart
Baroque
SA
Easy
Gavotte (low)
Charles Dieupart
Baroque
AA(T)
Easy
Minuet (high)
Charles Dieupart
Baroque
SA(T)
Easy
Minuet (low)
Charles Dieupart
Baroque
AB(T)
Easy
Yesterday
Lennon-McCartney
Pop / Rock
SATB + piano
Easy
Yellow Submarine
Lennon-McCartney
Pop / Rock
SATTB + piano
Easy
Watermelon Man
Herbie Hancock
Jazz / Funk
SAT
Easy
Walking in the Air
Howard Blake
Film / TV
SA + piano
Easy
Concerto movement
Vivaldi
Baroque
SSTB(gB)
Hard
Tough Talk
Joe Sample
Jazz / Funk
SSATB + piano
Moderate
Titanic Theme
James Horner
Film / TV
SATB + piano
Easy
Three Mariners (high)
Anon.
Renaissance
SSA
Easy
Three Mariners (low)
Anon.
Renaissance
AAT
Easy
Song of the three mariners
Anon.
Renaissance
SATB
Easy
The Honiesuckle
Holborn
Renaissance
SSATB
Moderate
Sur le pont d'Avignon
Trad.
Folk
SATB
Easy
Summertime
Gershwin
Jazz / Funk
SS / AA
Moderate
Sumer is icumen in
Anon.
Medieval
SA
Moderate
Round of 3 upon a ground
Anon.
Renaissance
SATB
Moderate
Ronde
Susato
Renaissance
SATB
Easy
Rock around the clock
Freedman / Myers
Pop / Rock
SAATT + piano
Moderate
Pray the rain to fall
Jah Globe
Caribbean
SAT + piano
Easy
Month of Maying
Thomas Morley
Renaissance
SATTB
Moderate
Pourqoi
Susato
Renaissance
SATB
Easy
Peanut Vendor
Moises Simons
South American
SATB
Moderate
Pastime with good company
Henry VIII
Renaissance
SAT
Easy
Ode to Joy
Beethoven
Classical
SATB
Easy
Once in our lives
Purcell
Baroque
SATB
Easy
Noel's Galliarde
Holborn
Renaissance
SATTB
Moderate
Symphony 40 theme
Mozart
Classical
SATB
Easy
Moanin'
Art Blakey
Jazz / Funk
SATB + piano
Moderate
Mi Caballo Blanco
Los Huasos Quincheros
South American
SA + piano
Easy
Mercy Mercy Mercy
Zawinul
Jazz / Funk
SATB
Easy
Canzona (Funeral Music) low
Purcell
Baroque
ATBgB
Easy
March (Funeral Music)
Purcell
Baroque
SATB
Easy
La Parma
Phalese
Renaissance
ATBB
Easy
Il estoit une fillette
Susato
Renaissance
SATB
Easy
Helas Madam
Henry VIII
Renaissance
SATB
Easy
Greensleeves
Anon.
Renaissance
SA + piano
Easy
Gaudete
Anon.
Medieval
SATB
Easy
EastEnders
Simon May
Film / TV
SAT + piano
Easy
Come Sunday
Duke Ellington
Jazz / Funk
SATTBB
Easy
Close to you
Burt Bacharach
Pop / Rock
SAAT
Easy
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1)
Richard M Sherman
Film / TV
SAT + piano
Easy
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (2)
Richard M Sherman
Film / TV
SATBB
Moderate
Charade
Henri Mancini
Film / TV
SATB
Easy
Chameleon
Herbie Hancock
Jazz / Funk
SATB + piano
Moderate
Cantiga
Alphonso X
Medieval
SATB
Easy
Cantaloupe Island
Herbie Hancock
Jazz / Funk
SATB + piano
Easy
Bransle
Gervaise
Renaissance
SATB
Easy
Galliarde
William Brade
Renaissance
SSATB
Moderate
Boogie Down
Al Jarreau
Jazz / Funk
SATB
Hard
Belle qui tiens ma vie
Susato
Renaissance
SATB
Easy
Battle Pavan (C)
Susato
Renaissance
ATBB
Easy
Battle Pavan (G)
Susato
Renaissance
SATB
Easy
Bassez Down
Trad.
Caribbean
SSAT + piano
Easy
Trio
Henk Badings
C20th Century +
SST
Hard
Baby Elephant Walk
Henry Mancini
Film / TV
SAT + piano
Easy
All Blues
Miles Davis
Jazz / Funk
SATB
Easy
Bransle - tonguing.png

To do the dt tonguing say dit, then say it so you can't hear the on the end, but so your tongue still goes back against your teeth -- di(t)  - with a cockney accent!

Tee
dee
tee
dt

Tutorial

Now go back to Book 2 and try it with the backing track.

Try using 'Notaion C' - without the letters!

Ode to Joy

 
Ludwig van Beethoven

Beethoven composed this tune for the 4th movement of his 9th symphony. It was the last symphony he wrote and the first ever to include singers.

Beethoven_Ninth_Symphony.png

He was completely deaf when he wrote it!

The words, by Friedrich Schiller, are all about freedom and friendship.

The tune has been used in several films including 'A Clockwork Orange' and 'Dead Poets Society'

It's also the tune of the 'Anthem of Europe', the (multi)national anthem of the European Union.

Things to practice

This low D is the only right hand note in the piece. Make sure you are ready for it and play it short so you can fit the breath in.
 

Tie this B to the 1st note on the next line

Don't play this note!
Tie it on to the one before.

Optional breath
(if you need it)

Dotted crotchet:
1       beats

1/2

The first 2 lines are easy. It's the second half you'll need to practice.

Quavers:
twice as fast as crotchets

Tutorial

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