Sakura, Sakura [Trad.] ; Kalevala Melody [Trad.] ; The Nutting Girl [Trad.] ; Douce dame jolie [Machaut] ; La rocha el fuso [Anon.] ; La volta from Fitzwilliam Virginal Book [William Byrd] ; Minuet [Lully] ; Prelude from Te Deum, H. 146 [Marc Antoine Charpentier] ; Allegro K. 3 [Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart] ; The Ploughboy from The Farmer [Shield] ; Poco adagio from String Quartet Op. 76 No. 3 [Joseph Haydn] ; Entr'acte from Rosamunde [Franz Schubert] ; Melody from Album for the Young, Op. 68No. 1 [Robert Schumann] ; Solveig's Song from Peer Gynt [Edvard Grieg] ; Theme from Symphony No. 1 [Gustav Mahler] ; To a Wild Rose from Woodland Sketches [MacDowell] ; Muskrat Ramble [Kid Ory] ; Fishing Song from Friday Afternoons, Op. 7 [Benjamin Britten] ; Sorrow from For Children, Vol. 2 [Bela Bartok] ; Chalk and Cheese [Kathryn Anne Bennetts] ; Fancy [Kathryn Anne Bennetts] ; Colourful G [Kathryn Anne Bennetts]
A great boon to the recorder teacher's armoury
These books become especially valuable as they contain music representing Classical, Romantic and Modern periods - styles that are often not included in the education of younger recorder students.
All four of these volumes include wonderful selections, representative of many historical eras and of many different genres within each era.
Considered as a whole, this series really hit home with me, since music students on any instrument at any level of instruction should be developing a knowledge of stylistic distinctions of the various musical eras. The arrangements by Bowman and Bullard are top-notch; the piano accompaniments are interesting and true to the spirit and the harmonic structure of the original compositions.