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Composer: Bonsor - Brian

Instrumentation: Descant - Treble + Piano

Period/genre: 20th Century


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James Brian Bonsor MBE (21 August 1926 – 22 February 2011) was a Scottish-born composer and teacher specialising in the recorder. 

Brian Bonsor was born on August 21, 1926. Following war service he studied at Moray House in Edinburgh and at Trinity College, London, to become a music teacher. He studied briefly with the recorder player Carl Dolmetsch. 

He was awarded an MBE in 2002 for services to teaching music, in particular the recorder.  Enjoy the Recorder, written by Bonsor, is used to teach the recorder in schools. Bonsor was a musical director for the Society of Recorder Players from 1967. Bonsor wrote the piano piece Dreamy, which was featured in Trinity Guildhall's 2012–2014 Grade 6 repertoire. His piece Feelin' Good was included in the ABRSM's 05/06 grade 6 repertoire, the Royal College of Music's grade 7 repertoire and the Australian Music Examination's Board grade 6 Old Syllabus and Willie Wagglestick's Walkabout for the ABRSM's 07/08 grade 7 repertoire and AMEB's grade 7 Old Syllabus. Bonsor died on 22 February 2011.

*Waltz* for Descant and Treble Recorders & Piano.

1. Con spirito

_Score 8 pp. Part 4 pp._

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