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Title:
Carols for Recorders and Viols (Vol.I)
Scored for: Recorders (S.A.T.B.), or Viols (Trb.1, Trb.2 or Tn.1, Tn.2 & B.)
Available from: aytonw1@gmail.com
Catalog: AWP0003
Level: Elementary to Intermediate          
Description:  This is a collection of 92 Christmas carols set up in 4 staves for easy Christmas gig playing. The “Old War Horses” are up front followed by a variety of well-known and less well-known carols.

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Title: Miniatures for Martha (Each is on average less than 2′)
Scored for: Recorders (S.A.T.B.), or Viols (Trb.1, Trb.2 or Tn.1, Tn.2 & B.)
Available from:  cheaptrills.com
Catalog: TR36
Level: Intermediate
Description:  These eight short four-part pieces are dedicated to Martha Bixler, a recorder player and teacher who has devoted her life to helping “everyone” to enjoy music.

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Title: Settings of Traditional Jewish Melodies
Scored for: for recorders (S.A.T.B.) or Viols (Trb.1, Trb.2 or Tn.1, Tn.2 & B.)
Available from:  cheaptrills.com
Catalog: TR37
Level: Upper intermediate
Description:  Two four-part settings of two traditional Jewish tunes.

  1. Et Sha’are Ratson (c. 3′, 30″)
  2. Yom Ze L’Yiraël (c. 3′, 40″)

     

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Title: Incantations for the Solar Year
Scored for:  for Recorders (S.A.T.) or Viols (Trb., Tn.1 & Tn.2)
Available from: cheaptrills.com
Catalog: TR40
Level: Upper intermediate
Description:  These three-part pieces are an attempt to reflect the different spirits of the four seasons.

  1. Winter Solstice Song (c. 2′, 29″)
  2. Dance For May Eve (c. 3′, 25″)
  3. Summer Canticle (c. 4′, 45″)
  4. Rune for the Autumn’s Wind (c. 2′, 56″)

     

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Title:  Settings of Songs of the British Isles
Scored for: for Recorders (S.A.T.) or Viols (Trb., Tn.1 & Tn.2 or Trb., Tn. & B.)
Available from: cheaptrills.com
Catalog: TR43
Level: Intermediate to upper intermediate        
Description:  Twelve tunes were selected from the treasure trove that comprises the great heritage of Celtic music.  These three-part settings are musical reflections, both expanding and illuminating the melodies.

  1. The Milking Song (c. 1′, 54″)
  2. The Berryfields of Blair (c. 1′, 46″)
  3. Farewell to Whisky (c. 1′, 50″)
  4. The Broomfield Hill (c. 1′, 25″)
  5. The Bold English Navvy (c. 1′, 45″)
  6. Young Edwin In The Lowlands Low (c. 2′, 04″)
  7. The Standing Stone (c. 3′, 03″)
  8. Ye Mariners All (c. 1′, 48″)
  9. As I Roved Out (c. 2′, 07″)
  10. Lovely Joan (c. 2′, 23″)
  11. The Lover’s Ghost (c. 2′)
  12. On Night As I Lay On My Bed (c. 1′, 53″)

     

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Title: Gifts and Celebrations
Scored for: for Recorders (S.A.T.B.) or Viols (Trb., Tn.1, Tn.2 & B.)
Available from: cheaptrills.com
Catalog: TR48
Level: Intermediate to Upper intermediate        
Description:  These four-part pieces were composed over the course of several years as birthday presents for my friend and publisher, Charles Nagel.

  1. On Heartsease (c. 3′, 20″)
  2. Trollhaven (c. 2′, 12″)
  3. Transformations (c. 5′, 55″)

     

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Title Reflections on American Shape Note Hymns Set 1
Scored for: for Recorders (S.A.T.B.) or Viols (Trb., Tn.1, Tn.2 & B.) 
Available from: cheaptrills.com
Catalog: TR51
Level: Intermediate to upper intermediate        
Description: These four-part settings are all based on American Shape-note hymn tunes.  There are four sets of settings in this series.  In each setting the tune is clearly presented followed by a more elaborate paraphrasing and dressing of the tune.

  1. Exultation (c. 2′, 40″)
  2. Indian’s Farewell (c. 4′)
  3. Eternal Praise (c. 2′, 46″)

     

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Title Reflections on American Shape Note Hymns Set 2
Scored for: for Recorders (S.A.T.B.) or Viols (Trb., Tn.1, Tn.2 & B.) 
Available from: cheaptrills.com
Catalog: TR52
Level: Intermediate to upper intermediate        
Description: Same as above.

  1. Evening Shade (c. 2′, 40″)
  2. The Midnight Cry (c. 3′, 10″)
  3. Fulfillment (c. 4′, 20″)
     

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Title Reflections on American Shape Note Hymns Set 3
Scored for: for Recorders (S.A.T.B.) or Viols (Trb., Tn.1, Tn.2 & B.)
Available fromcheaptrills.com
Catalog: TR53
Level: Intermediate to upper intermediate        
Description: Same as above.

  1. Babe of Bethlehem (c. 3′, 15″)
  2. Sons of Sorrow (c. 2′, 25″)
  3. Praise God (c. 2′, 55″)

     

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Title Reflections on American Shape Note Hymns Set 4
Scored for: for Recorders (S.A.T.B.) or Viols (Trb., Tn.1, Tn.2 & B.)
Available from: cheaptrills.com
Catalog: TR54
Level: Intermediate to upper intermediate        
Description:  Same as above.

  1. Holy Manna (c. 4′)
  2. Star in the East (c. 5′)
  3. Sherburne (c. 3′, 05″)
     

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Title: Fur Persons
Scored for: for Recorders (S.A.T.B). or Viols (Trb., Tn.1, Tn.2 & B.)
Available from: cheaptrills.com
Catalog: TR63
Level: Intermediate to upper intermediate        
Description:  These two four-part pieces are a continuation of the musical birthday presents for my friend and publisher, Charles Nagel.

  1. Touch Toe’s Lullaby (c. 2′, 35″)
  2. Cats (c. 3′, 05″)

     

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Title: Two Meditations 
Scored for: for Recorders (S.A.T.B). or Viols (Trb., Tn.1, Tn.2 & B.)
Available from: cheaptrills.com
Catalog: TR86
Level: Intermediate to upper intermediate        
Description:  These two four-part pieces are a continuation of the musical birthday presents for my friend and publisher, Charles Nagel.

  1. For All Things Green (c. 3′, 23″)
  2. Anam Cara (c. 5′, 05″)

     

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Title: Of Time And Remembrance
Scored for: for Recorders (S.A.T.B). or Viols (Trb., Tn.1, Tn.2 & B.)
Available from: cheaptrills.com
Catalog: TR92
Level: Intermediate to upper intermediate        
Description:  These two four-part pieces are a continuation of the musical birthday presents for my friend and publisher, Charles Nagel.

  1. Voices from the Mist (c. 5′, 15″)
  2. Of Other Days (c. 6′, 35″)

     

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Title: Renaissance Revisited
Scored for: for Recorders (S.A.T.B.) or Viols (Trb., Tn.1, Tn.2 & B.)
Available from: cheaptrills.com
Catalog: TR65
Level: Intermediate to upper intermediate        
Description:  Three short four-part fantasias are based on Renaissance tunes which were, in their day, smash hits and were often “re-dressed” by various composers of the period.  This is a continuation of this tradition.

  1. Tant Que Vivray (c. 2′, 45″)
  2. Adieu Mes Amours (c. 2′, 16″)
  3. Scaramella (c. 3′, 10″)

     

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Title: Reflections on Spirituals
Scored for: for Recorders (S.A.T.B.) or Viols (Trb., Tn.1, Tn.2 & B.)
Available fromcheaptrills.com
Catalog: TR68
Level: Intermediate to upper intermediate        
Description:  These four-part fantasias are all based on well known spiritual tunes.

  1. Were You There (c. 3′, 35″)
  2. There is a Balm in Gilead (c. 3′, 40″)
  3. My Lord, What a Morning (c.31′, 35″)

     

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Title: Christmas Letters, Vol. 1
Scored for: Recorders- (S.A.T.B.) or Viols (Trb., Tn.1, Tn.2 & B.) & opt. Voice
Available from: cheaptrills.com
Catalog: TR70
Level: Intermediate to upper intermediate        
Description:  In each of these four-part tune settings, the vocal line (top line) presents the melody and each verse in normal fashion.  The instrumental accompaniment varies for each verse and there are instrumental interludes of varying lengths between the verses.

  1. ’Twas in the Moon of Wintertime (c. 3′, 10″)
  2. I Wonder as I Wander (c. 3′)
  3. Immortal Babe (c. 4′)

     

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TitleChristmas LettersVol. 2
Scored for: Recorders- (S.A.T.B.) or Viols (Trb., Tn.1, Tn.2 & B.) & opt. Voice
Available from:  cheaptrills.com
Catalog: TR81
Description:  In each of these four-part tune settings, the vocal line (top line) presents the melody and each verse in normal fashion.  The instrumental accompaniment varies for each verse and there are instrumental interludes of varying lengths between the verses.

  1. Hush! My Dear (c. 4′, 15″)
  2. A Virgin Unspotted (c. 6′)
  3. This is the Truth (c. 3′, 50″)

     

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TitleChristmas LettersVol. 3
Scored for: Recorders- (S.A.T.B.) or Viols (Trb., Tn.1, Tn.2 & B.) & opt. Voice
Available from: cheaptrills.com
Catalog: TR87
Level: Intermediate to upper intermediate         
Description:  In each of these four-part tune settings, the vocal line (top line) presents the melody and each verse in normal fashion.  The instrumental accompaniment varies for each verse and there are instrumental interludes of varying lengths between the verses.

  1. Blessed Be That Maid Marie (c. 4′, 20″)
  2. Wexford Carol (c. 4′, 40″)

     

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TitleChristmas LettersVol. 4
Scored for: Recorders- (S.A.T.B.) or Viols (Trb., Tn.1, Tn.2 & B.) & opt. Voice
Available from: cheaptrills.com
Catalog: TR91
Level: Intermediate to upper intermediate         
Description:  In each of these four-part tune settings, the vocal line (top line) presents the melody and each verse in normal fashion.  The instrumental accompaniment varies for each verse and there are instrumental interludes of varying lengths between the verses.

  1. In The Bleak Mid winter (c. 4′, 50″)
  2. See, Amid the Winter’s Snow (c. 5′, 05″)

     

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Title: Sonatine á4  (c. 6′, 55″)
Scored for: for Recorders – (S.A.T.B.) or Viols (Tr.Tn.Tn.B. or Tr.Tr.Tn.B.)
Available from: cheaptrills.com
Catalog: TR 74
Level: Upper intermediate              
Description:  The form which governs this four-part piece is the time-honored ‘Sonata Form’ as used by the composers of the Classical Era.  The musical material, within the form, is mine but very tonal.  It  is, as it were, a tipping of the hat to the great masters.

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Title: Salish Sea Images
Scored for: for Recorders (S.A.TB.) and Viols (Trb., Tn.1, Tn.2 & B.)
Available from:  cheaptrills.com
Catalog: TR 77
Level: Intermediate to upper intermediate
Description: These three pieces are a continuation of the musical birthday presents for my friend and publisher, Charles Nagel.  “Salish Sea” is the geographical designation of a large body of water in the Pacific Northwest.  These four-part pieces are miniature tone poems that attempt to capture some aspects of the sights, sounds, and moods of the place and its nonhuman inhabitants.

  1. Song of the Sound (c. 4′, 20″)
  2. The Mountain (c. 4′, 24″)
  3. Song of the Orca (c. 2′, 45″)
  4. The Otter’s Dance (c. 3′)

     

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Title: Prelude and Fugue in a minor  (c. 7′, 40″)
Scored for: for Recorders – (S.A.T.B.) or Viols (Tr.Tn.Tn.B. or Tr.Tr.Tn.B.)
Available from: cheaptrills.com
Catalog: TR 100
Level: Upper intermediate              
Description:  Inspired by Bach’s Preludes and Fugues, this is my homage to him.  The Prelude is dominated by a continuous smooth movement more intent on establishing a mood than exploring thematic ideas.  The Fugue is very traditional in its technique, exploring the relationships between its subjects.

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Title:  In Memory of David Goldstein (c. 3′, 15″)
Scored for: for Recorders (S.A.TB.) and Viols (Trb., Tn.1, Tn.2 & B.)
Available from: American Recorder Society Members’ Library & aytonw1@gmail.com
Catalog: By title
Level: Intermediate to upper intermediate
Description: This piece is dedicated to David Goldstein who epitomized the concept of the “cultivated amateur.”  It is based on an original melody reflective of the Jewish Musical Tradition.

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Title:  Bach Chorales for Recorders and Viols 
Scored for: for Recorders (S.A.TB.) and Viols (Trb., Tn.1, Tn.2 & B.)
Available from: aytonw1@gmail.com
Catalog: AWP0025
Level: Intermediate
Description: This is a collection of 265 Bach Chorales.  These are the original chorales presented in a 4-staff format, using treble, treble down, treble down and bass clefs.  It is hoped that this ensemble format will make these musical wonders more accessible.   

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Title:  Cantigas Fantasias
Scored for: for Recorders (S.A.TB.) and Viols (Trb., Tn.1, Tn.2 & B.) – Parts available.
Available from: aytonw1@gmail.com
Catalog: AWP0026
Level: Intermediate
Description: This is a collection of 14 fantasias on melodies from the Cantigas de Santa Maria.

  1. Des Oge Mais Quer, a4 (c. 2′ 20″) 
  2. Como Poden, a4  (c. 2′ 40″)
  3. Santa Maria Amar, a4  (c. 3′ 05″)
  4. De Todo Mal, a4  (c. 3′ 10″)
  5. A Virgen Sempr’, a4 Acorrer (c. 3′ 10″)
  6. A Sas Figuras, a4  (c. 2′ 45″)
  7. Gran de-reit’ é que fill’, a4  (c. 2′ 40″)
  8. Entre Av’ e Eva, a4  (c. 2′ 30″)
  9. Esta é de loor, a4  (c. 3′ 25″)
  10. Todolos Santos Que Son No Ceo, a4  (c. 2, 55″)
  11. Toda Cousa que a Virgen, a4  (c. 2, 43″)
  12. Por que nós, a4  (c. 3′ 20″)
  13. Como Poden (a3) (c. 2′ 43″)
  14. Santa Maria Amar (a3) (c. 3′ 05″)

     

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TitleMedieval Fantasias
Scored for: for Recorders (S.A.TB.) and Viols (Trb., Tn.1, Tn.2 & B.) – Parts available.
Available from: aytonw1@gmail.com
Catalog: AWP0027
Level: Intermediate
Description: This is a collection of 13 fantasias on various Medieval melodies.

  1. Porque Llorax, a4 (c. 2′, 18″)
  2. Edi Beo thu, a4 (c. 3′, 12″)
  3. Douce Dame, a4 (c. 2′, 20″)
  4. Nu al érst, a4 (c. 3′, 25″)
  5. Volez vous que je vous chant, a4 (c. 3′, 25″)
  6. Polorum Regina, a4 (c. 2′, 30″)
  7. Sic mea fata, a4 (c. 3′, 20″)
  8. Dum Pater Familias, a4 (c. 2′, 05″)
  9. Laude novella sia cantata, a4 (c. 3′, 05″)
  10. Miri It Is, a4 (c. 2′, 43″)
  11. Cuncti Simus Concanentes, a4 (c. 3′, 50″)
  12. Stella Splendens, a4 (c. 4′)
  13. Douce Dame (a3) (c. 2′, 24″)

     

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Title: Carols for Recorders and Viols, Vol. II 
Scored for: for Recorders – (S.A.T.B.) or Viols (Trb.1, Trb.2 or Tn.1, Tn.2, & B.)
Available from:  aytonw1@gmail.com
Catalog: AWP0039
Level: Elementary to Intermediate              
Description:  This collection is the sequel to the first set of Carols for Recorders and Viols.  This set includes 135 carols and seasonal pieces set up in 4 staves for easy holiday playing.

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Title:  Three Old Dances in New Garb
Scored for: for Recorders a5 (S., A.1, A.2, T., & B.) and Viols a5 (Trb., Trb.2, Tn.1, Tn.2 & B.) – Parts available.
Available from: aytonw1@gmail.com
Catalog: AWP0044
Level: Intermediate
Description: These three a5 dances use the traditional forms of the Pavan, Sarabande and Corant, but are attired in a somewhat more modernistic dress.  

  1. Pavan, a5 (c. 1′ 54″) 
  2. Sarabande, a5  (c. 2′ 10″)
  3. Corant, a5  (c. 2′ 20″)

     

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Title:  Three Odd Dances
Scored for: for Recorders a4 (S A T B.) and Viols a4 (Trb., Tn.1, Tn.2 & B.) 
Available from: aytonw1@gmail.com
Catalog: AWP0045
Level: Intermediate
Description: These three a4 dances are set in some odd meters, and some odd harmonies.  

  1. Pavan in 7, a4 (c. 2′ 20″) 
  2. Siciliana in 12, a4  (c. 3′ 15″)
  3. Gigue in 5, a4  (c. 1′ 20″)

     

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Title:  Christmas Letters, Vol, 5
Scored for: for Recorders a4 (S A T B.) and Viols a4 (Trb., Tn.1, Tn.2 & B.) 
Available from: aytonw1@gmail.com
Catalog: AWP0051
Level: High Intermediate
Description: These two settings give a new accompaniment to these traditional Carol tunes.

  1. A Maiden was Adoring (c. 4′, 40″)
  2. To Drive The Cold Winter Away (c. 5′)

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Title:  Christmas Letters, Vol, 6
Scored for: for Recorders a4 (S A T B.) and Viols a4 (Trb., Tn.1, Tn.2 & B.) 
Available from: aytonw1@gmail.com
Catalog: AWP0052
Level: High Intermediate
Description: These two settings give a new accompaniment to these traditional Carol tunes.

  1. The Gouty Carol (c. 5′, 55″)
  2. Child in a Manger (c. 4′. 30″)

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Title:  Christmas Letters, Vol, 7
Scored for: for Recorders a4 (S A T B.) and Viols a4 (Trb., Tn.1, Tn.2 & B.) 
Available from: aytonw1@gmail.com
Catalog: AWP0053
Level: High Intermediate
Description: These two settings give a new accompaniment to these traditional Carol tunes.

  1. Away in a Manger (c. 4′, 54″)
  2. Poor Little Jesus (c. 3′. 55″)

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Title:  Quiet Landscapes
Scored for: for Recorders a4 (S A T B.) and Viols a4 (Trb., Tn.1, Tn.2 & B.) 
Available from: aytonw1@gmail.com
Catalog: AWP0054
Level: High Intermediate
Description: These two pieces are a continuation of the tradition of musical birthday presents for my friend and publisher, Charles Nagel. These a4 pieces are miniature tone poems that attempt to capture some of the faces of nature.

  1. Flowers of the Field (c. 4′, 38″)
  2. The Grove (c. 3′. 40″)

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Title:  Dance Nocturnes
Scored for: for Recorders a4 (S A T B.) and Viols a4 (Trb., Tn.1, Tn.2 & B.) 
Available from: aytonw1@gmail.com
Catalog: AWP0055
Level: High Intermediate
Description: These two pieces are a continuation of the tradition of musical birthday presents for my friend and publisher, Charles Nagel. These a4 pieces are miniature tone pomes that attempt to capture some of the faces of nature.

  1. The Meadow (c. 4′, 43″)
  2. Dance of the Moon (c. 3′. 45″)

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Title:  A Healing (c. 5′, 55″)
Scored for: for A.R., Trb.V., Tn.V. & B.V. 
Available from: aytonw1@gmail.com
Catalog: AWP0082b
Level: Upper Intermediate to Advanced
Description: A Healing was commissioned by Brian Thompson to commemorate the recovery efforts of the staff, students and friends of the Center for Urban Horticulture at the University of Washington following the events of May 21, 2001. This piece was written to be played by members of the Phoni Ventorum, as musical representatives of the Center.   This version has been modified to this instrumentation.

  

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Title Fantasia on Solveig’s Song (c. 3′, 43″)
Scored for: SATB recorders (also playable on viols (Trb., Tn.1, Tn.2, & B)
Available from: aytonw1@gmail.com
Catalog: AWP0087
Level: Upper Intermediate to Advanced
Description: This is a fantasia on Grieg’s “Solveig’s Song” from Peer Gynt.  This was written for the 70th birthday celebration of Linda Svanoe.
 

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Title Two Hanakah Settings (c. 2′, 40″)
Scored for: Recorders a4 (S A T B) or Viols a4 (Trb., Tn.1, Tn.2. & B.)
Available from: aytonw1@gmail.com
Catalog: AWP0090
Level: Intermediate
Description: These are two settings of Hanakah tunes.  

My Candles & S’vivon

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