Skip to content

Recorders & Viols

webpage divider image

Title: Carols for Recorders and Viols

Scored for: Recorders (S.A.T.B.), or Viols (Trb.1, Trb.2 or Tn.1, Tn.2 & B.)

Available from: aytonw@cox.net

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.

 

webpage divider image

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.

 

webpage divider image
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″)

 

webpage divider image

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″)

 

webpage divider image

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 settings 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″)

 

webpage divider image
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″)

 

webpage divider image
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″)

 

webpage divider image

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″)

 

webpage divider image

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″)

 

webpage divider image

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″)

 

webpage divider image

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″)

 

webpage divider image

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″)

 

webpage divider image

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″)

 

webpage divider image

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″)

 

webpage divider image

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″)

 

webpage divider image

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′)

 

webpage divider image

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

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

 

webpage divider image

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″)

 

webpage divider image

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″)

 

webpage divider image

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.

 

webpage divider image

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′)

 

webpage divider image

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 & aytonw@cox.net

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.

 

webpage divider image

Title:  Bach Chorales for Recorders and Viols 

Scored for: for Recorders (S.A.TB.) and Viols (Trb., Tn.1, Tn.2 & B.)

Available from: aytonw@cox.net

Catalog: AWP0025

Level: Intermediate

Description: This is a collection of 265 Bach Chorales presented in a 4-staff format, using treble, treble down, treble down and bass clefs.

 

webpage divider image

Title:  Cantigas Fantasias

Scored for: for Recorders (S.A.TB.) and Viols (Trb., Tn.1, Tn.2 & B.)

Available from: aytonw@cox.net

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

 

webpage divider image

TitleMedieval Fantasias

Scored for: for Recorders (S.A.TB.) and Viols (Trb., Tn.1, Tn.2 & B.)

Available from: aytonw@cox.net

Catalog: AWP0027

Level: Intermediate

Description: This is a collection of 13 fantasias on various Medieval melodies.

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