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Benedetto Pallavicino (c. 1551 - 1601):  Canite tuba in Sion, Motet a 8
source: Promptuarium musicum (Strasbourg 1611–17)
scoring: SAATTTBB
What is the meaning of these icons?   2
Giovanni Battista Vitali (1632 - 1692):  Trio Sonata 5 in D minor - Op. 14, No. 5
source: Sonate da camera a tre. Due violini e violone. Op. 14 (Modena 1692)
scoring: AAB
What is the meaning of these icons?   5
Giuseppe Ferdinando Brivio (1699 - 1758):  Sonata X in A minor
source: XII Sonates en trio. Book 1 (Paris 18th cent.), No. 10
scoring: CC (Bc)
What is the meaning of these icons?   5
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750):  Variatio 30 - Quodlibet
source: Goldberg Variations - BWV 988 (1741), No. 30
scoring: SATB
What is the meaning of these icons?  5
Giuseppe Ferdinando Brivio (1699 - 1758):  Sonata I in F major
source: XII Sonates en trio. Book 1 (Paris 18th cent.), No. 1
scoring: AA (Bc)
What is the meaning of these icons?    6
Eiffel 65 (XXI cent.):  Blue (Da Ba Dee)
scoring: STB
What is the meaning of these icons?   6
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681 - 1767):  Der Geschmack anderer - Oden mit Melodien (Berlin 1753)
source: TheLeadingBass: for bass recorder players who occasionally want to take the lead, No. 12
scoring: B (Bc)
What is the meaning of these icons?   6
Traditional:  El cant dels ocells, Traditional Catalan Christmas song and lullaby
scoring: ATB
What is the meaning of these icons?    6
Giuseppe Torelli (1658 - 1709):  Prelude in G minor
source: Select preludes or volentarys for ye violin (London 1705), No. 2
scoring: A
What is the meaning of these icons?  5
Arcangelo Corelli (1653 - 1713):  Prelude in F major
source: Select preludes or volentarys for ye violin (London 1705), No. 1
scoring: A
What is the meaning of these icons?  5
Nicola Cosimi (1667 - 1717):  Prelude in Bb major
source: Select preludes or volentarys for ye violin (London 1705), No. 3
scoring: A (Harpsichord)
The original score is for solo violin. I have arranged it for recorder and harpsichord, using the double and triple stops of the original violin part and the implied harmony.
What is the meaning of these icons?  4
Nicola Cosimi (1667 - 1717):  Sonata VI in C minor
source: 12 Sonate da camera. Op. 1 (Amsterdam 1702)
scoring: A (Bc)
What is the meaning of these icons?   6
Santo Lapis (1699 - 1765):  Sonata XII in F major
source: Sonnates pour le clavessin, pouvant également servir pour d’autres instrumens (The Hague c. 1730)
scoring: S (Harpsichord)
What is the meaning of these icons?  6
Santo Lapis (1699 - 1765):  Sonata IX in C major
source: Sonnates pour le clavessin, pouvant également servir pour d’autres instrumens (The Hague c. 1730)
scoring: S (Harpsichord)
What is the meaning of these icons?  6
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750):  Sollt ich meinem Gott nicht singen - BWV 413
source: TheLeadingBass: for bass recorder players who occasionally want to take the lead, No. 11
scoring: B (Harpsichord)
The recorder bass part is the original bass line. The other three vocal parts, plus a bass reinforcement, are played by the keyboard.
What is the meaning of these icons?  4
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750):  Chaconne - excerpt
source: Violin Partita No. 2 in D minor - BWV 1004
scoring: SATB
What is the meaning of these icons?  4
Nicola Matteis (c. 1650 - post 1713):  Two Almands
source: A collection of new songs. Book 1 (1696)
scoring: A (Bc)
What is the meaning of these icons?    7
Nicola Matteis (c. 1650 - post 1713):  Giga
source: Ayrs for the violin (1676-85)
scoring: ATB
What is the meaning of these icons?  5
Nicola Matteis (c. 1650 - post 1713):  To You I Gave a Virgin Heart
source: A collection of new songs. Book 1 (1696)
scoring: A (Bc)
What is the meaning of these icons?   5
Nicola Matteis (c. 1650 - post 1713):  Andamento con imitazione del basso
source: Ayrs for the violin (1676-85)
scoring: AB (Bc)
What is the meaning of these icons?   5
Nicola Porpora (1686 - 1768):  Sonata in F major
scoring: A (Harpsichord)
4
Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886):  Ein kleines kindelein liegt in dem Krippelein
source: Weihnachtsbaum – S.186
scoring: SATBB or AAATB
This is an arrangement of part of the first piece in the Weihnachtsbaum suite, entitled Altes Weihnachtslied. The text is in the original print and can be sung by one to three voices together with the recorders.
What is the meaning of these icons?   4
Anonymous (XVIII cent.):  The Modest Concealment
source: The British Musical Miscellany (London c. 1734)
scoring: ATB
The part of the treble recorder has been added from scratch.
What is the meaning of these icons?  5
John Frederick Lampe (1703 - 1751):  Adagio in D minor from The Cuckoo. A Celebrated Concerto
scoring: ATBF
What is the meaning of these icons?  3
John Frederick Lampe (1703 - 1751):  The Cuckoo, A Celebrated Concerto
scoring: S (Harpsichord)
I have reconstructed this concerto using the harpsichord part, the only surviving part.
The original score in G major, as stated on the original title page, consisted of transverse flute, strings and continuo. I preferred to transpose it down a tone to F major for a soprano recorder, rather than up a third to Bb major for a treble recorder, because the character of the music is better suited to a higher recorder.
4
Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886):  Adeste fideles. Just as the march of the Three Wise Men
source: Weihnachtsbaum – S.186
scoring: SSAATBF
What is the meaning of these icons?   3
Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886):  Die Hirten an der Krippe (In dulci jubilo)
source: Weihnachtsbaum – S.186
scoring: SAATB or SATTB
Surprisingly, this piece, written for piano by the great virtuoso Lizst, is suitable for a group of recorders if we transpose it from D flat major to C major. Our arrangement is abridged, omitting the whole of the original E major middle section.
What is the meaning of these icons?   4
César Franck (1822 - 1890):  Lento en re mineur
source: Pièces posthumes (Paris 1905)
scoring: STBL
What is the meaning of these icons?  3
César Franck (1822 - 1890):  Allegretto en ut mineur
source: Pièces posthumes (Paris 1905)
scoring: SATB or SAATB
What is the meaning of these icons?  3
César Franck (1822 - 1890):  Offertoire pour la Messe de Minuit
source: Pièces posthumes (Paris 1905)
scoring: AATB or ATTB (Harpsichord)
What is the meaning of these icons?   4
César Franck (1822 - 1890):  Andantino in Ab major
source: Pièces posthumes (Paris 1905)
scoring: T (Harpsichord)
What is the meaning of these icons?  3
César Franck (1822 - 1890):  Prelude en re mineur pour l’Ave maris stella
source: Pièces posthumes (Paris 1905)
scoring: SATB
What is the meaning of these icons?  3
César Franck (1822 - 1890):  À la venue de Noël
source: Pièces posthumes (Paris 1905)
scoring: SATB
What is the meaning of these icons?   4
Michel Corrette (1709 - 1795):  Gigue on «À la venue de Noël»
source: Nouveau livre de noëls (Paris 1741) - Suite 1
scoring: A (Harpsichord)
What is the meaning of these icons?   3
Andrea Bornstein (1956 - ):  Variations on «À la venue de Noël»
scoring: ATTB
What is the meaning of these icons?    5
Jean-François Dandrieu (c. 1682 - 1739):  À la venue de Noël
source: Noels (Paris c. 1725)
scoring: A (Harpsichord)
What is the meaning of these icons?    4
Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741):  Sempre penare senza speranza from cantata «Vengo a voi, luci adorate» - RV 682
source: TheLeadingBass: for bass recorder players who occasionally want to take the lead, No. 10
scoring: SB
What is the meaning of these icons?  3
Antonio Caldara (c. 1671 - 1736):  Laboravi in gemitu meo, Motet
source: Motetti a due e tre voci. Op. 4 (Bologna 1715)
scoring: ATB
What is the meaning of these icons?  4
Michel Richard Delalande (1657 - 1726):  Chaconne in G minor
source: Deuxième suite
scoring: ATB (Bc)
What is the meaning of these icons?   7
Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924):  Ave Maria
scoring: ATT
What is the meaning of these icons?   5
Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924):  L’Aurore s’allume
scoring: SATB
What is the meaning of these icons?  4
Peregrinus Cesena (flourished 1494-1508):  Non posso abandonarte
source: Frottole. Libro tertio (Venice 1504)
scoring: TTTB or ATTB
What is the meaning of these icons?  3
Gustav Holst (1874 - 1934):  In the Bleak Midwinter, A Christmas Carol
scoring: SATB
What is the meaning of these icons?   5
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681 - 1767):  Partia 1 in Bb major - TWV 41:B1
source: La Petite Musique de Chambre; Die kleine Kammer-Musik. Hautbois, ou Violon, ou Flute traverse, Ou Clavessin, avec la Basse chiffrée (Hamburg 1728)
scoring: C (Bc)
What is the meaning of these icons?   7
Johann Gottfried Keller (1657 - 1704):  Sonata II in F major
source: VI Sonate a tre. Due flauti e basso continuo (Amsterdam 18th cent.), No. 2
scoring: AA (Bc)
Version 1.10
Corrected a layout error.
Thanks to Chantal for pointing it out!
What is the meaning of these icons?  6
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681 - 1767):  Mein Geschmack [My taste]
source: Oden mit Melodien (Berlin [1753]), No. 29
scoring: AB (Bc)
What is the meaning of these icons?  4
Johann Joachim Quantz (1697 - 1773):  Der Säuffer [The drunkard]
source: Oden mit Melodien (Berlin [1753]), No. 9
scoring: AB
What is the meaning of these icons?  5
Burt Bacharach (1928 - 2023):  Alfie
scoring: A (Piano)
What is the meaning of these icons?   5
Andrea Bornstein (1956 - ):  Variations on «L’amour de moy»
scoring: SAB (Bc)
What is the meaning of these icons?    28
Andrea Bornstein (1956 - ):  Variations on La Spagnoletta
scoring: STB
What is the meaning of these icons?  3
Anonymous (XV cent.):  J’amais Dieux
source: Ms. Q16 (1487). Manuscript preserved in Bologna: Museo internazionale e biblioteca della musica
scoring: ATB
What is the meaning of these icons?  5
Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710 - 1736):  Sempre in contrasti, Aria di Ubaldo
source: La serva padrona (1733)
scoring: A (Harpsichord)
What is the meaning of these icons?  4
Domenico Scarlatti (1685 - 1757):  Sonata in G minor K 90, No. 90
scoring: A (Bc)
What is the meaning of these icons?   5
George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759):  Adagio from Sonata in G major - HWV 363b
source: TheLeadingBass: for bass recorder players who occasionally want to take the lead, No. 9
scoring: AB
What is the meaning of these icons?  4
George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759):  Sonata in Bb major - HWV 363b
scoring: A (Bc)
What is the meaning of these icons?  6
Andrea Bornstein (1956 - ):  Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr
source: TheLeadingBass: for bass recorder players who occasionally want to take the lead, No. 8
scoring: SATB
What is the meaning of these icons?  3
Dieterich Buxtehude (c. 1637 - 1707):  Passacaglia in D minor - BuxWV 161
scoring: SSTBB
What is the meaning of these icons?   4
Johann Pachelbel (1653 - 1706):  Suite in G minor - P 373
scoring: AA (Bc)
What is the meaning of these icons?  5
Andrea Bornstein (1956 - ):  Ah! vous dirai-je, Maman
source: TheLeadingBass: for bass recorder players who occasionally want to take the lead, No. 7
scoring: AB or TB
What is the meaning of these icons?  3
Nicola Matteis (c. 1650 - post 1713):  Preludio
source: TheLeadingBass: for bass recorder players who occasionally want to take the lead, No. 6
scoring: AB
The original solo line is from Nicola Matteis, Ayrs for the violin (London 1676–85)
What is the meaning of these icons?   5
Andrea Bornstein (1956 - ):  Psalm 118 - Nun saget Dank und lobt den Herren
source: TheLeadingBass: for bass recorder players who occasionally want to take the lead, No. 5
scoring: AB
What is the meaning of these icons?  4
Gottfried Finger (c. 1660 - 1730):  Duo
source: TheLeadingBass: for bass recorder players who occasionally want to take the lead, No. 4
scoring: AAB
The AA duo is from Gottfried Finger, A Collection of Musick in Two Parts (London 1691)
What is the meaning of these icons?  4
Gottfried Finger (c. 1660 - 1730):  Andante
source: TheLeadingBass: for bass recorder players who occasionally want to take the lead, No. 3
scoring: AAB
The AA duo is from Gottfried Finger, A Collection of Musick in Two Parts (London 1691)
What is the meaning of these icons?  3
Antoine Boësset (1586 - 1643):  Object dont les charmes
source: TheLeadingBass: for bass recorder players who occasionally want to take the lead, No. 2
scoring: CB
The top line is from Antoine de Boësset, Neusiéme livre d’airs (Paris 1688)
What is the meaning of these icons?  3
Anonymous (XVII cent.):  Air
source: TheLeadingBass: for bass recorder players who occasionally want to take the lead, No. 1
scoring: AB
The top line is from George Bingham, 50 Airs anglois (Amsterdam c. 1702).
What is the meaning of these icons?  3
Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695):  Pursue thy conquest, Love
source: Dido and Aeneas (1688) - Z 626, No. 10
scoring: A (Harpsichord)
What is the meaning of these icons?  3
Andrea Bornstein (1956 - ):  Variations on «O du fröhliche»
scoring: AATB
What is the meaning of these icons?    4
Antonio Francesco Tenaglia (c. 1620 - 1672):  Sta’ in tono, mio core
source: Torr. Ms. B. 21. Manuscript preserved in the music conservatories of Venice: Fondo Torrefranca, No. 2
scoring: C (Bc)
What is the meaning of these icons?   5
Naomi Shemer (1930 - 2004):  Yerushalayim Shel Zahav (Jerusalem of Gold)
scoring: ATTB
What is the meaning of these icons?     8
Andrea Bornstein (1956 - ):  Variations on «Adeste Fideles»
scoring: AB (Harpsichord)
What is the meaning of these icons?   8
Andrea Bornstein (1956 - ):  Variations on Once in Royal David’s City - Tune by Henry Gauntlett (1848)
scoring: SATB
What is the meaning of these icons?   3
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681 - 1767):  Andante in F major
source: Sinfonia – TWV 50:3
scoring: SAB
What is the meaning of these icons?  3
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681 - 1767):  Adagio in G minor
source: Concerto a 4 Violini senza Basso – TWV 40:204
scoring: ATTB
What is the meaning of these icons?  4
Traditional:  Moreen aka The Minstrel Boy, Irish folk song
scoring: SATB
What is the meaning of these icons?  4
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681 - 1767):  Fantasia N° 1 - TWV 33:1
source: Fantaisies pour le clavessin (Hamburg c. 1733)
scoring: A (Harpsichord)
I have arranged this piece by adding a treble recorder part to the original score for solo harpsichord.
4
Traditional:  Lady Anne Bothwell’s Lament, Scottish folk song
scoring: SATB
What is the meaning of these icons?   5
Andrea Bornstein (1956 - ):  Variations on «Jesu, meine Freude»
source: Tune by Johann Crüger (1653)
scoring: A (Bc)
What is the meaning of these icons?   5
Andrea Bornstein (1956 - ):  Variations on «Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr»
source: Tune by Nikolaus Decius (1523)
scoring: A (Bc)
What is the meaning of these icons?   6
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681 - 1767):  Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr - TWV 31:4
source: Fugierende und verändernde Choräle (1735), No. 4
scoring: STB
Heavily arranged from the two–line keyboard score.
What is the meaning of these icons?   6
Anonymous (XV cent.):  Agincourt Carol
scoring: AAB or ATB
What is the meaning of these icons?  5
Giovanni Battista Vitali (1632 - 1692):  Trio Sonata 4 in C major - Op. 14, No. 4
source: Sonate da camera a tre. Due violini e violone. Op. 14 (Modena 1692)
scoring: AAB
What is the meaning of these icons?  5
Billy Joel (1949 - ):  Uptown Girl
scoring: SB (Piano)
The first line can be played on a descant or tenor recorder.
What is the meaning of these icons?   5
Jacob van Eyck (c. 1589 - 1657):  Blydschap van myn vliedt with an editorial continuo
source: Der Fluyten Lust-hof (Amsterdam 1649-54)
scoring: A (Bc)
These are the theme and variations of a piece published in van Eyck’s collection. I transposed van Eyck’s work to fit it to a treble recorder and added at it a continuo part of mine.
What is the meaning of these icons?   5
Giovanni Bononcini (1670 - 1747):  Divertimento in D minor
source: Divertimenti da camera pel violino o flauto (London 1722)
scoring: A (Bc)
What is the meaning of these icons?  6
Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683 - 1764):  La Boiteuse
source: Pièces de Clavessin (Paris 1724)
scoring: A (Harpsichord)
What is the meaning of these icons?   6
Traditional:  Dei jeu pia cun tristezia, Traditional song from Switzerland arranged by A. Bornstein
source: Duos for treble recorders from well-known ancient and modern melodies, No. 33
scoring: AA
What is the meaning of these icons?  6
Traditional:  La Mastralia, Traditional march from Switzerland arranged by A. Bornstein
scoring: SATB
What is the meaning of these icons?  3
Dan Coates (XXI cent.):  Love Solo
scoring: A (Piano)
What is the meaning of these icons?   4
Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695):  One charming night
source: The Fairy-Queen (1692) - Z 629
scoring: AAB (Bc)
The two alto recorder parts are original, while the bass recorder part was originally intended for an alto singer.
The singer rests from bar 43, so the bass recorder part from there to the end of the piece is editorial and ad libitum.
What is the meaning of these icons?    3
Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695):  Next, Winter comes slowly
source: The Fairy-Queen (1692) - Z 629
scoring: SATB
What is the meaning of these icons?  5
Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695):  Be to one another true
source: The Fairy-Queen (1692) - Z 629
scoring: ATB
What is the meaning of these icons?  6
Jacob van Eyck (c. 1589 - 1657):  d’Lof-zangh Marie a 4
source: Der Fluyten Lust-hof (Amsterdam 1649-54), No. 12
scoring: SATB
This is the theme and variations of a piece published in Eyck’s collection. The four–part arrangement is mine.
What is the meaning of these icons?   8
Domenico Scarlatti (1685 - 1757):  Sonata in G minor K 88, No. 88
scoring: A (Harpsichord)
A great sonata that works very well for treble recorder and concertato harpsichord.
What is the meaning of these icons?  6
Jacob van Eyck (c. 1589 - 1657):  Engels Nachtegaeltje a 4
source: Der Fluyten Lust-hof (Amsterdam 1649-54)
scoring: SATB
This is the theme and a variation of a piece published in Eyck’s collection. The four–part arrangement is mine.
What is the meaning of these icons?   7
Domenico Scarlatti (1685 - 1757):  Sonata in G major K 86, No. 86
scoring: SATTL
What is the meaning of these icons?  3
Domenico Scarlatti (1685 - 1757):  Sonata in F major K 85, No. 85
scoring: AA
What is the meaning of these icons?  4
Domenico Scarlatti (1685 - 1757):  Minuetto in C major - K 83, No. 83
scoring: A (Bc)
What is the meaning of these icons?   5
Domenico Scarlatti (1685 - 1757):  Sonata in D minor K 87, No. 87
scoring: A (Harpsichord)
What is the meaning of these icons?  3
Traditional:  Ah, schi di’m ün pô, Traditional song from Switzerland arranged by A. Bornstein
scoring: SATB
What is the meaning of these icons?   4
Francesco Paolo Tosti (1846 - 1916):  Sogno
scoring: SATB
What is the meaning of these icons?  3