Orpheus Music retails sheet music for the recorder from a carefully selected group of publishers. We provide a full range of printed recorder music from around the world and across the ages - Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Modern, Contemporary, Popular and Folk. Repertoire for solo recorder (descant, treble, tenor and bass), Recorder Duets, Rec...
Orpheus Music retails sheet music for the recorder from a carefully selected group of publishers. We provide a full range of printed recorder music from around the world and across the ages - Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Modern, Contemporary, Popular and Folk. Repertoire for solo recorder (descant, treble, tenor and bass), Recorder Duets, Recorder Trios, Recorder Quartets, Recorder Quintets right up to Recorder Orchestra with 12 parts.
The music covers everything from solo recorder to full recorder Orchestra, new music and old music - all possible combinations and standards from the beginner to the professional recorder player.
The recorder is a very social instrument. Many recorder players participate in large groups or in one-to-a-part chamber groups, and there is a wide variety of music for such groupings including many modern works. Groups of different sized instruments help to compensate for the limited note range of the individual instruments. Four-part arrangements with a soprano, alto, tenor and bass part played on the corresponding recorders are common, although more complex arrangements with multiple parts for each instrument and parts for lower and higher instruments may also be regularly encountered.
The recorder is first documented in Europe in the Middle Ages, and continued to enjoy wide popularity in the renaissance and baroque periods, but was little used in the classical and romantic periods. It was revived in the 20th century as part of the historically informed performance movement, and became a popular amateur and educational instrument. Composers who have written for the recorder include Monteverdi, Lully, Purcell, Handel, Vivaldi, Telemann, Johann Sebastian Bach, Paul Hindemith, Benjamin Britten, Leonard Bernstein, Luciano Berio, and Arvo Pärt. Today, there are many professional recorder players who demonstrate the instrument's full solo range and a large community of amateurs.
Publishers Include: Alfonz le duc, Amadeus, Barenreiter, Berondol, Boosey & Hawkes, Bornmann, Bosworth Edition, Brass Wind Publications, Brennan and Lutzeler, Breitkopf & Hartel, Broekmans en van Poppel, Bushfire Press, Cheap Trills, Carus, Doblinger, Dowani, Dolce, Dovehouse Editions, Earlham, Early Music Library, Editio Musica Budapest, Edition Guntersberg, Edition Kunzelmann, Edition Melodie, Edition Minkoff, Edition Peters, Edition Walhall, EJA Publications, Fentone, Fidula, Flautando Edition, Friedrich Hofmeister, Fuzeau Editions, Girolamo, Glen Shannon Editions, Hargail Music Press, Harmonia, Hawthorns, Heinrichshofen, Hortus Musicus, Jolly Robin Press, Janus Music, Keys Press, Leduc, Lengnick, Lerista, London Pro Musica, Loux Music Publishing, Manuskriptesammlung, May Hill Editions, Max Hieber, McGinnis and Marx, Mieroprint, Motem Music, Move Records, Moeck, Musica Rara, Noetzel, Novello Publishing, Orpheus Music, Pan, Peacock Press, Phoenix Music, Polyphonic Publications, Presser, Recordi Germany, Robert Lienau, Schott, Spartin Press, Tonos Musikverlags, Trinity College London, Universal, Ursus-Verlag, Ut Orpheus Edizioni, Zen-On, Zimmerman.
*41 Tunes* which were first published in 1717, when teaching birds to imitate tunes with a popular hobby. Comprehensive introductory notes in German and English as well as some facsimile pages from the original manuscript are included....
*24 Short Pieces* using the notes B, A & G. This selection of pieces was written for teachers who need a lot of material at the early stages. Straightfoward material with an educational purpose and also useful for early sight reading....
*Six Christmas Pieces.* 9 arrangements. Scored for 2 - 5 recorders. Text for alternate voice part included. Features extensive introductory notes.
1. Gaudete, Criftus eft natus
2. Puer Natus in Bethleham I
3. Puer Natus in...
*11 pieces* including Fantasias, Christe Redemptor, Miserere, Christe qui lux, Sermone blando and In Nomines. From the collection of English Instrumental Music c. 1600, this is standard Renaissance consort music. Parts are Superius, Altus,...
*Patriotic Type March.*
1. Triumphal Homage March
_Score 10 pp. Parts 2 pp._
*Perhaps Vaughan Williams~~~~~ most Well Known Composition...* An optional second treble part reveals the countermelody, "Lovely Joan".
1. Fantasia on Greensleeves
_Score 7 pp. Parts 2 pp._
*French folk song* for Descants, Treble, Percussion & Piano.
1. Il est ne
_Score 7 pp. Parts 1-2 pp._
*Baroque Suite* in g minor.
*Baroque Cantata* Menaloas.
_Score 11 pp. Parts 4-6 pp._
*Mediaeval Song.* Includes composer~~~~~s biography and performance notes.
_Score 12 pp._
*A Nicely Designed Practice Diary* which is suitable for any age/level/instrument. This diary includes manuscript pages, a composer timeline and terms/symbols and is suitable for students irrespective of whether they are working towards an...
*Book* Homage to Australian recorder-maker Fred Morgan who profoundly influenced the development of the early music movement and the quality of recorder making.
54 authors from 15 countrues describe their interaction with him. It also...
*Contemporary Piece*. Employs avant-garde techniques including glissandi, overblowing and flutter tonguing. Includes short composer biography.
_Part 14 pp._
*66 Funniest Songs.* Nicely presented with lyrics in German.
_Folio Sized Part 64 pp._
*Contemporary Conundrum.* This musical puzzle is bound to give many hours of pleasure and thought provoking entertainment. Rather like a letter game with grids of 4 x 4. Each letter is assigned a particular musical personality such as adagio...
*Two Contemporary Pieces* using some avant-garde techniques.
1. Music from afar "Sostenuto cantabile"
2. Slavonic Dance "Allegretto ritmico"
_Score 11 pp._
*Another Addition to the ever successful, Recorder from the Beginning Series.* This publication features an introduction by the author and a comprehensive fingering chart.
1. Chandos Fanfare
2. Nobody Knows The...
*Nine Christmas Pieces.* 11 arrangements. Sored for 2 - 5 recorders. Text for alternate voice part included. Features extensive introductory notes.
1. Bergers, par les plus doux accord I
2. Bergers, par les plus doux accourd II...
An arrangement of one of Scarlatti string quartets. Arranged for three alto recorders and bass by Adrian Wehlte, the work is a typical of Scarlatti~~~~~s Italian Baroque style. The quartet has 3 movements;
*A collection of well known tunes for recorder quartet.* Includes introductory notes in German.
*20th Century Composition.* Features avant garde techniques, specific articulation markings and much chromaticism. Includes substantial performance notes including information about live electronics and explanation of symbols and brief composer...
*French Folk Tune.* Percussion includes glockenspiel, tabor or side drum or tambour.
_Score 8 pp. Parts 2 pp._
*Baroque Suite* in C Major.
6. La bagatelle
_Score 31 pp. Parts 10...
*Baroque Trio Sonata.* Includes preface in German, English & French.
_Score 12 pp. Parts 3-6 pp._
*Contemporary Composition* for recorder and string quartet (or string orchestra). Includes introductory notes in English.
1. Memento Mary Magdalene
_Score 7 pp. Parts 2 pp._
"For the recorder player wishing to acquire an insight into the many aspects of our instrument and learn to see facts not only as "how to do" but also as an inspiration. The Cambrdige Companion to the Recorder is warmly recommended", writes...
*Contemporary Work in a Single Movement.* Five technically varying sections which use many avant garde techniques. Includes CD (to aid in the interpretation of the notation), informative preface with performance notes and a short composer...
*Traditional Style Tutor* designed to get you reading the bass clef and stretching your fingers. This book is not written as a beginner recorder tutor and suits recorder players who already have music reading skills. Full of great information...
*14 Irish Folk Songs.* Includes chord symbols. Includes Epiloque and composer biography.
1. Cockles and Mussels
2. Danny Boy
3. St Patrick was a Gentleman
4. The Juice of the Barley
5. The Lark in the Morning
*Collection of Early Consort Music.* Includes editorial notes, and notes on individual pieces.
1. L~~~~~Amour de moy I ST
2. L~~~~~Amour de moy II STT
3. Willaert, Allons, allons gay SAT
4. de Sermisy, Jouissance vous...
*Renaissance Composition* arranged for SATB recorder quartet.
_Score 8 pp. Parts 2 pp._
From the collection of English Instrumental Music c. 1600, these short Renaissance Masque Dances in six part settings are in sections often alternating between duple and triple. Parts are Cantus, Medius, Altus, Tenor, Sextus and Bassus. Altus...
*Two Great Jazz Pieces* arranged for recorder septet. Photocopying of parts is allowed and also included are introductory notes in German, French and English.
1. I Got Rhythm
2. Somebody Loves Me
_Score 11 pp. Parts 2...
*Contemporary Carol* for SATB voices. Includes piano reduction (for rehearsal) only and composer biography.
1. The Christmas Life
_Score 15 pp. Parts 2 pp._
*Contemporary Composition.* Includes introductory notes in German, English and French.
1. Happy Pinocchio
_Trinity London 2017-2020 Descant Recorder Syllabus Grade 5 Group A_
_Score 7 pp. Part 1 pp._
*Three Contemporary Pieces* for recorder trio and piano accompaniment.
1. Lewis Bridal Song (Mairi~~~~~s Wedding)
2. Morag~~~~~s Cradle Song
3. Ho-ree, ho-ro, my little wee girl (Tiree Love Song)
_Score 13 pp. Part 7...
*One of Bach~~~~~s Most Well Known Concertos* adapted here for Solo Violin and two Treble Recorders.
_Score 36 pp. Parts 7-10 pp._
*How to Play the Recorder, Ornamentation and Divisions.* This publication includes facsimile fingering charts and manuscripts alongside contemporary style print. Topics covered include The Human Voice, Breathing, Fingering, Articulation,...
*16 Contemporary Pieces.*
1. Alan Bullard. Winter Landscape
2. Nicholas Marshall, Spring Morning with Birds
3. Malcolm Lipkin, Summer Evening
4. Michael Ball, The Fall of the Leaf
5. Gillian Whitehead, Korimako...
*Easy Pieces for Two Recorders* and optional percussion. This publication is a valuable addition to the recorder tutor category. Pieces are written to work on rhythmic problem areas and there is good interaction between the recorder parts. The...
*Ten Folk Songs.*
2. When that I was a little Tiny Boy
3. All in a Garden Green
4. Prince Rupert~~~~~s March
6. Fortune my Foe
8. Lord Willoughby
*Contemporary Composition* which features both conversational and simultaneous writing styles. Includes extensive performance instructions, preface, introductory notes and poem (in German only).
1. Fink und Frosch
*40 Pieces for Recorder Consort* mostly from the Mediaeval, Renaissance & Baroque Periods for recorder consort. Includes notes by the editor and a fingering chart.
1. 14th Century, "Estampie"
2. 14th Century,...
*Contemporary Recorder Quartet.* Features neatly handwritten score and parts - composer autograph, changing metre and chromaticism. Includes brief biography of composer in German only.
*Contemporary Composition.* Features modern techniques such as flutter tonguing and multiphonics. Specific performance instructions in English. Frequent changing metre. Includes composer~~~~~s biography.
1. Grosse Studie No. 7...
*Contemporary Arrangement* of a Baroque Melody for Recorder Octet.
1. Wie soll ich dich empfangen
_Score 6 pp. Parts 1 pp._
*Collection of Enjoyable Christmas Carols* arranged here for descant recorder and piano.
1. What Child is This?
2. Good Christian Men Rejoice
3. Deck the Halls
4. O Little Town of Bethlehem
5. Jeannette, Isabella...
*A Beautifully Presented Publication Intended as a Guide to Improvisation.* Suitable for intermediate students from approximately grade 3 and above.
1. The nature of improvization
2. Getting started
3. Building up a session...