About us

We are a family business based in Armidale, NSW Australia. Orpheus Music began in 1994 running recorder workshops for local students that expanded over the years to become a specialist recorder hub catering for all the needs of the recorder-playing community.

Sheet Music
We publish new music for the recorder (Orpheus Music Publications) as well as stocking a large range of recorder music from other publishers. The music covers everything from solo to recorder Orchestra, new music and old music - all possible combinations and standards.

Recorders and Accessories
We stock a large range of recorders in different sizes including, sopranino, descant, treble, tenor and bass, from a range of makers including Kung, Mollenhauer, Aulos, Kunath, Zenon, Dolmetsch and Paetzold .

Specialist Recorder repairs and advice.

Every year Orpheus Music runs a week long residential recorder course with extra add-on course options. These courses employ top professional recorder players from around Australia and overseas. The courses are held each January in Armidale, with an extensive trade display of sheet music, recorders and accessories.

Our team

Zana Clarke - Founder and Artistic Director

Peter Biffin - Day-to-day running and recorder repair

Benjamin Thorn - Printing and editing

Alexandra Baillet-Joly - Data/stock management and promotions

Photos on home page by Pam Rooney