The Ensemble Collection 4 : 7 Pieces for 3 Recorders (D D Tr) and Piano
These original compositions, presented in a variety of styles, offer each player an equal share of the melodic interest and are aimed at students of similar playing experience and standards. The minimum teacher assistance should be required.
First published in 2001, 7 Pieces for 3 Recorders and Piano is intended for Grades 3 to 6. It has 7 original compositions on 30 pages and includes separate parts for each instrument.
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Ensemble compositions for 3 recorders and piano:
- Tyrolean Mountain Song
- Downtown Rio
- Spanish nights
- An Eastern Promise
- Mississippi Blues
- Highland Fling
- English Folk-song
What they say
“a wide variety of styles with a different national flavour”
“These seven original works have been written for three recorders with piano accompaniment. They cover a wide variety of styles with a different national flavour of each. The recorder lines all share the melodic interest and are designed for players of similar standard, allowing students to perform without assistance - even the accompaniments could be played by a pianist of modest ability. Titles included 'Downtown Rio' and 'Spanish Nights' and the publication comes with piano score and a set of parts.”
“original, assured and fun to play and listen to”
“The Ensemble Collection 4 contains seven original compositions for two descants and a treble recorder with a piano accompaniment. Each piece illustrates national character, ... The composer has set out to provide music that gives each player an equal share in the melodic interest and he has succeeded admirably. The pieces are very well suited to school ensemble playing and any number could be linked to form an enjoyable concert suite. While inevitably using stereotypical national traits the writing here is original, assured and fun to play and listen to.”
Ian Abernathy, a full-time recorder teacher for 25 years in the Scottish Borders, in 'Music Teacher', August 2002.