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400 Years of Recorder Music by Dr. William M. Weiss

This collection of songs for the recorder instrument will find interest among those jazz musicians who are now incorporating the recorder into their performances, and for those who enjoy the recorder music. A very nice collection of short pieces that are superb. These songs for recorder start in the 1400s and work their way up to the 1800s. Those who have heard the Thomas Weelkes (1575 - 1623) selection, "Welcome Sweet Pleasure," will also have discovered it in some recent world jazz music and other areas as an interesting filler. The book contains over forty songs.

This is an innovative collection with codings for soprano recorder, alto recorder, tenor recorder, and bass recorder. A useful book of songs to perform with alone, or with friends!For the jazz musician wanting to sharpen those skills on the recorder, this is a collection that offers variety and fun. Some of these songs can be worked in with jazz song performances.

Additional Info

  • Book Title: 400 Years of Recorder Music
  • Author: Dr. William M. Weiss
  • Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
  • Year Published: 1981
  • Book Type:: Musical Instruction
  • ISBN: 871668955
  • Rating: Five Stars
  • Number of Pages: 64
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