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Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695):  Chaconne for Flutes: Two in one upon a Ground
source: The Prophetess (The History of Dioclesian) (1690) - Z 627
scoring: AA (Bc)
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Andrea Bornstein (1956 - ):  Chord progression in C
To a German friend of mine
scoring: AB (Ukulele ad libitum)
What is the meaning of these icons?   59
Andrea Bornstein (1956 - ):  Four chord progression
scoring: AB (Harmonic Instrument)
What is the meaning of these icons?   55
Jan Jaap Langereis (1962 - ):  Raindance
scoring: AATTBF
The idea for this piece first started while hearing the song The Space played live by the prog–rock band Marillion. I imagined the strings at the beginning of the song played on a recorder (probably professional deformation) and after a while the melody simply flew in my head. Call it luck, call it magic, but the melody was very suitable to make it into a canon.
The title came while recording it (the piece was finished already); it was raining outside – a very common thing in autumn in the Netherlands – and I heard the drops of tones falling on the floor, more and more, on which the melody starts dancing: Raindance.
The piece is written especially for my Recorder Orchestra in Castricum (Holland) of which I am the director. It is easy to play, so very suitable to do with a wide range of skills. It is written for low recorders (from alto to great bass) because of the warm and beautiful sound of greater recorders. There is an extra seventh part to be played on a bass recorder in C, especially if the great bass recorder is not able to reach the highest notes.
Please, do not play it on a sopranino and have fun!
Jan Jaap Langereis
Heiloo, 8.11.2012
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Nicola Fiorenza (? - 1764):  Concerto in A minor
source: Ms. 2210-17 (1726). Manuscript preserved in the Music conservatories of Naples
scoring: G or A (2 Violins, Bc)
What is the meaning of these icons?   51
Johann Guth (c. 1675 - 1710):  Chiacon a 2 Violini, canon at the unison a 2
source: Novitas musicalis. Allerhand Canones und Fugen von 2. 3. und 4 Stimmen sampt dem General Bass (Frankfurt 1675), No. 9
scoring: AAB (Bc ad libitum)
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Tarquinio Merula (c. 1594 - 1665):  Ciaccona a 2 violini, ed a 3 col violone - Op. 12, No. 20
source: Canzoni overo sonate concertate per chiesa e camera a due et a tre. Op. 12 (Venice 1637)
scoring: SSB (Bc)
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Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750):  Schaff ’s mit mir, Gott - BWV 514
source: Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach (Leipzig 1725), No. 32
scoring: A (Bc)
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Louis-Antoine Dornel (c. 1685 - 1765):  III Suitte in D minor - Op. 1, No. 3
source: Livre de simphonies contenant 6 suittes en trio pour les flutes, violons, hautbois, etc. (Paris [1709])
scoring: AA (Bc)
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Diego Ortiz (c. 1519 - c. 1570):  Recercada primera [Passamezzo antico]
source: El primo libro: Nel quale si tratta delle glose sopra le cadenze et altre sorte de punti in la musica del violone (Rome 1553), No. 1
scoring: AAATB
Adapted for solo treble recorder and recorder ensemble from the original score for viola da gamba and four generic instrumental lines (harpsichord). It may be also played by recorder and a harmonic instrument, such as a harpsichord, a guitar or a harp.
What is the meaning of these icons?   45
Carlo Donida (1920 - 1998):  Le Colline Sono in Fiore
scoring: STB
What is the meaning of these icons?    44
Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828):  Wiegenlied - D.498
scoring: TTTB or AATB
What is the meaning of these icons?   42
George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759):  Lascia ch’io pianga
source: Rinaldo (1711) - HWV 7
scoring: SSAB
What is the meaning of these icons?    42
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714 - 1788):  Sonata in G minor (A minor) - H 542.5 (formerly BWV 1020)
scoring: A (Harpsichord)
What is the meaning of these icons?    42
Alessandro Scarlatti (1660 - 1725):  Sonata in G major
source: MS. SANT Hs 3975 (No. 14). Manuscript preserved in Münster: Diözesanbibliothek, Santini-Collection
scoring: A (Bc)
What is the meaning of these icons?    41
Gary Brooker (1945 - 2022):  A Whiter Shade of Pale
scoring: SATB
What is the meaning of these icons?     41
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750):  Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 - BWV 1047
scoring: A (Trumpet, Oboe, Violin, Strings, Bc)
What is the meaning of these icons?   41
Traditional Klezmer:  A Nacht in Gan Eydn
scoring: SAB (Guitar)
What is the meaning of these icons?    40
ABBA (flourished 1973-82):  I Have a Dream
scoring: SSTB or SSAB
What is the meaning of these icons?     40
Jacob Arcadelt (c. 1504 - 1568):  Il bianco e dolce cigno, madrigal a 4
source: Il primo libro de madrigali a quattro voci (Venice 1539)
scoring: ATTB
What is the meaning of these icons?    40
Alessandro Scarlatti (1660 - 1725):  Sonata in F major
source: MS. SANT Hs 3975 (No. 13). Manuscript preserved in Münster: Diözesanbibliothek, Santini-Collection
scoring: A (Bc)
What is the meaning of these icons?    39
Ignazio Pollice (flourished 1684-1705):  Sinfonia a 3 flauti in C major
source: Manuscrit musical 161. Manuscript preserved in Paris: Bibliothéque Municipale de Versailles, No. 9
scoring: AAAB or GGGB (Bc)
What is the meaning of these icons?   39
Benedetto Marcello (1686 - 1739):  Sonata II in D minor - Op. 2, No. 2
source: Suonate a flauto solo con il suo basso continuo per violoncello o cembalo (1712)
scoring: A (Bc)
What is the meaning of these icons?    39
ABBA (flourished 1973-82):  Our Last Summer
scoring: SATB
What is the meaning of these icons?    38
Giorgio Pacchioni (1947 - ):  Ciaccona a due flauti in canone - Op. 4
scoring: AAB
What is the meaning of these icons?   38
Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695):  The Grand Dance
source: King Arthur, or The British Worthy (1691) - Z 628
scoring: ATB (Bc)
What is the meaning of these icons?   37
Johann Gottfried Keller (1657 - 1704):  A Ground [Chaconne]
source: 50 Airs anglois [… Book 1] (Amsterdam c. 1702), No. 50
scoring: A (Bc)
Continuo figures and their realization are editorial throughout.
What is the meaning of these icons?    37
Gottfried Finger (c. 1660 - 1730):  A Ground [Passacaglia]
source: 40 Airs anglois pour la flute […] Livre troisieme (Amsterdam c. 1704), No. 6
scoring: A (Bc)
What is the meaning of these icons?    37
Anonymous (XVI cent.):  La paduana del re
source: Ms. Royal Appendix 59-62. Manuscript preserved in London: British Library
scoring: ATTB
What is the meaning of these icons?   37
Johann Guth (c. 1675 - 1710):  Chiacon a 2 Violini, canon by inversion
source: Novitas musicalis. Allerhand Canones und Fugen von 2. 3. und 4 Stimmen sampt dem General Bass (Frankfurt 1675), No. 33
scoring: AAB or ATB (Bc ad libitum)
What is the meaning of these icons?   37
Arcangelo Corelli (1653 - 1713):  Sonata VI. Follia in G minor
source: Six solos for a flute and a bass […] Being the second part of his fifth opera (London [1702]), No. 6
scoring: A (Bc)
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Orlando di Lasso (c. 1532 - 1594):  Matona mia cara
source: Libro de villanelle, moresche et altre canzoni a 4. 5. 6 et 8 voci (Antwerp 1582)
scoring: SATB
What is the meaning of these icons?    35
George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759):  Meine Seele hört im Sehen - HWV 207
source: Neun Deutsche Arien (1724-27), No. 6
scoring: AA (Bc)
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Johannes Touront (flourished 1450-75):  O florens rosa
scoring: ATB
I do not usually rate my own editions. I will make an exception in this case, as this early Renaissance piece deserves a full 5. Playing it was challenging and demanding, but now I cannot stop listening to it.
What is the meaning of these icons?   35
Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632 - 1687):  Chaconne
source: Phaëton - LWV 61 (1683)
scoring: SSATB or ATB (Harpsichord)
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Daniel Purcell (c. 1664 - 1717):  Sonata Seconda in D minor
source: Six sonata’s or solos, three for a violin and three for the flute (London 1698), No. 2
scoring: A (Bc)
The edition has been completely revamped: the continuo has been realised in full and editorial divisions have been added to the third movement.
What is the meaning of these icons?    34
Andrea Bornstein (1956 - ):  Variations on «Geordie»
scoring: STB (Harmonic Instrument ad libitum)
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Andrew Lloyd Webber (1948 - ):  Memory
source: musical Cats (1981)
scoring: SAATB
What is the meaning of these icons?    34
Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741):  Concerto in A minor - RV 103
scoring: AAB
Arrangement for three recorders of the original score in G minor for recorder, oboe and bassoon.
What is the meaning of these icons?   34
Francesco Nicola Fago (1677 - 1745):  Agitata freme l’onda, Air
source: La Cassandra indovina (Naples 1711)
scoring: A (Strings)
What is the meaning of these icons?    34
Traditional Klezmer:  Im Eshkachéch Yerushalayim
scoring: ATB (Harmonic Instrument ad libitum)
What is the meaning of these icons?   33
Uzi Hitman (1952 - 2004):  Adon Olam (אֲדוֹן עוֹלָם)
scoring: ATB (Harmonic Instrument ad libitum)
What is the meaning of these icons?    33
Nicolaus Craen (c. 1445 - 1507):  Ecce video celos apertos
source: Motetti A. Numero trentatre (Venice 1502)
scoring: GTB or STB
This wonderful piece is already without text in the original Petrucci print.
What is the meaning of these icons?  33
Anne Danican Philidor (1681 - 1728):  Sonate pour la Flute à bec in D minor
source: 1er Livre de pieces pour la flute traversiere, flute a bec, violons et haut-bois avec la basse continuë (Paris 1712)
scoring: A (Bc)
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Traditional:  Frailach #2
scoring: ATB (Guitar)
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Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741):  Follia - RV 63 - Op. 1, No. 12
source: Suonate da Camera a tre. Op. 1 (Amsterdam c. 1712)
scoring: AA (Bc)
What is the meaning of these icons?   32
The Beatles (flourished 1960-70):  Blackbird
scoring: SATB
What is the meaning of these icons?    32
Alexander Agricola (c. 1445 - 1506):  Fortuna desperata
scoring: ATTBBB or ATTBBL
What is the meaning of these icons?    32
Antonio Cesti (1623 - 1669):  Intorno all’idol mio
source: Orontea (1656)
scoring: A (Harpsichord)
What is the meaning of these icons?    31
Traditional Klezmer:  Battare Prosciutto
scoring: ATB (Harmonic Instrument ad libitum)
What is the meaning of these icons?    31
Giovanni Battista Stefanini (1574 - 1630):  Beata es Virgo Maria, Motet a 7
source: Promptuarium musicum (Strasbourg 1611–17)
scoring: SSSAAAT or GGGTTTB
What is the meaning of these icons?   31
Pelham Humfrey (c. 1647 - 1674):  Wherever I am, and whatever I doe
source: Musica Antiqua, ed. by John Stafford Smith (London 1812)
scoring: A or AB (Bc or Guitar)
What is the meaning of these icons?    31
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750):  Sonata V in C major / F major / D major - BWV 529
source: Sechs Orgel-Trios für zwei Manuale mit dem obligaten Pedal (Autograph manuscript, c. 1727-31), No. 5
scoring: T or A (Harpsichord)
This edition of BWV 529 contains the transcription of the autograph manuscript in C major as well as two different adaptations for recorders and obbligato harpsichord: one in C major for a tenor recorder and the other one in F major for a treble recorder.
What is the meaning of these icons?   31
Billy Joel (1949 - ):  Piano Man
scoring: STB (Harmonic Instrument ad libitum)
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Johann Heinrich Schmelzer (c. 1620 - 1680):  Intrada con Treza
source: IMhs 8:17. Manuscript preserved in Uppsala: Carolina Rediviva, Uppsala University Library
scoring: ATBL
What is the meaning of these icons?   30
Traditional Klezmer:  Der Shtiller Bulgar
scoring: ATB (Harmonic Instrument ad libitum)
What is the meaning of these icons?    30
Robert Parsons (c. 1535 - 1572):  The Song called Trumpets
source: Ms. Add. 31390 (c. 1578), Manuscript preserved in London: British Library
scoring: SSTTBB
What is the meaning of these icons?    30
Nino Rota (1911 - 1979):  Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet
scoring: SATBL
What is the meaning of these icons?    30
Paul Simon (1941 - ):  Bridge Over Troubled Water
scoring: AATB (Piano)
What is the meaning of these icons?    30
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750):  Sonata in E minor (G minor) - BWV 1034
scoring: A (Bc)
What is the meaning of these icons?   30
Giuseppe Sammartini (1695 - 1750):  Trio Sonata VI in D minor
source: XII sonatas for two German flutes or violins with a thorough bass (London c. 1727), No. 6
scoring: AA (Bc)
What is the meaning of these icons?    30
Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741):  Concerto per Flauto in C minor - RV 441
source: Giordano 31, Manuscript preserved in Turin National University Library
scoring: A (Strings, Bc)
What is the meaning of these icons?   30
Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741):  Concerto per Flautino in A minor (E minor) - RV 445
source: Giordano 31, Manuscript preserved in Turin National University Library
scoring: N or S (Strings, Bc)
What is the meaning of these icons?   30
Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741):  Concerto in G minor - RV 103
source: Giordano 31, Manuscript preserved in Turin National University Library
scoring: A (Oboe, Bassoon)
What is the meaning of these icons?   30
Diego Ortiz (c. 1519 - c. 1570):  Recercada segunda [Passamezzo moderno]
source: El primo libro: Nel quale si tratta delle glose sopra le cadenze et altre sorte de punti in la musica del violone (Rome 1553), No. 2
scoring: AAATB
Adapted for solo treble recorder and recorder ensemble from the original score for viola da gamba and four generic instrumental lines (harpsichord). It may be also played by recorder and a harmonic instrument, such as a harpsichord, a guitar or a harp.
What is the meaning of these icons?   30
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681 - 1767):  Concerto in C major - TWV 51:C1
source: Mus. ms. 1033/23. Manuscript preserved in Darmstadt: Hessische Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek
scoring: G (Strings, Bc)
What is the meaning of these icons?   30
Jacob Arcadelt (c. 1504 - 1568):  O felici occhi miei, madrigal a 4 with divisions of the upper line by Diego Ortiz (1555)
source: Il primo libro de madrigali a quattro voci (Venice 1539)
scoring: ATTB
What is the meaning of these icons?    30
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827):  Allegretto
source: Symphony no. 7, Op. 92
scoring: SATB
What is the meaning of these icons?   29
Traditional Klezmer:  Sonya & Anoushka
scoring: ATB (Harmonic Instrument ad libitum)
What is the meaning of these icons?   29
Ben E. King (1938 - 2015):  Stand by Me
scoring: SATB (Harmonic Instrument ad libitum)
What is the meaning of these icons?     29
Orlando di Lasso (c. 1532 - 1594):  Chi chi li chi Cu cu ru cu, Villanella a 6
source: Libro de villanelle, moresche et altre canzoni a 4. 5. 6 et 8 voci (Antwerp 1582)
scoring: SSATTB
What is the meaning of these icons?   29
Jean Baptiste [John] Loeillet of London (1680 - 1730):  Sonata in D minor - Op. 1, No. 3
source: Sonatas for variety of instruments. Op. 1 (London 1722)
scoring: SAB
What is the meaning of these icons?  29
Johann Guth (c. 1675 - 1710):  Gique a 2 Violini, canon at the unison a 2
source: Novitas musicalis. Allerhand Canones und Fugen von 2. 3. und 4 Stimmen sampt dem General Bass (Frankfurt 1675), No. 2
scoring: AAB (Bc ad libitum)
What is the meaning of these icons?   29
Johann Guth (c. 1675 - 1710):  Chiacon a 2 Violini e Braccio, canon at the unison a 2
source: Novitas musicalis. Allerhand Canones und Fugen von 2. 3. und 4 Stimmen sampt dem General Bass (Frankfurt 1675), No. 21
scoring: SSTB (Bc ad libitum)
What is the meaning of these icons?   29
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750):  Ich steh’ an deiner Krippen hier - BWV 469
scoring: SB (Bc)
Presented in two versions:
1. Adapted for SB recorders and continuo;
2. Adapted for treble recorder and continuo with editorial divisions.
What is the meaning of these icons?    29
Innocenzo Fede (c. 1660 - 1732):  Ouverture in C major
source: Manuscrit musical 161. Manuscript preserved in Paris: Bibliothéque Municipale de Versailles, No. 8
scoring: AAA
What is the meaning of these icons?   29
George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759):  Sonata in D minor, HWV 367
source: Mu. Ms. 261. Manuscript preserved in Cambridge: Fitzwilliam Museum
scoring: A (Bc)
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Andreas Hammerschmidt (1612 - 1675):  Intrada (1)
source: ’t Uitnement Kabinet. 2 vols (Amsterdam 1646-49)
scoring: CB (Bc)
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Johann Christian Schickhardt (c. 1681 - 1762):  Folia in D minor - Op. 6, No. 6
source: Sonates pour la chambre à deux flutes et une basse continue. Op. 6 (Amsterdam 1710)
scoring: AA (Bc)
What is the meaning of these icons?  28
Andrea Bornstein (1956 - ):  Variations on «L’amour de moy»
scoring: SAB (Bc)
What is the meaning of these icons?    28
Giovanni Gabrieli (c. 1555 - 1612):  «Lieto godea» per cantar e sonar a 8
source: Concerti: Libro primo et secondo (Venice 1587)
scoring: SSAATTBB
What is the meaning of these icons?  28
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750):  Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 - BWV 1049
scoring: AA (Violin, Strings, Bc)
What is the meaning of these icons?   28
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750):  Sonata I in Eb major / Bb major / G major - BWV 525
source: Sechs Orgel-Trios für zwei Manuale mit dem obligaten Pedal (Autograph manuscript, c. 1727-31), No. 1
scoring: A (Harpsichord)
This edition of BWV 525 contains the transcription of the autograph manuscript in Eb major as well as two different adaptations for treble recorder and obbligato harpsichord: one in Bb major and the other one in G major.
What is the meaning of these icons?   28
John Dowland (1563 - 1626):  Awake Sweet Love
source: The first booke of songes (London 1597), No. 19
scoring: SATB
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Alessandro Stradella (1639 - 1682):  Sinfonia avanti il Barcheggio
source: Ms. mus.f.1146 Manuscript preserved in Modena: Biblioteca estense universitaria
scoring: AAA (Bc)
What is the meaning of these icons?    27
Alessandro Marcello (1673 - 1747):  Concerto di Flauti
scoring: SGTB or SATB
What is the meaning of these icons?  27
Traditional Klezmer:  Papir iz dokh vays
scoring: AB (Guitar)
What is the meaning of these icons?   27
Andrea Bornstein (1956 - ):  Variations on «The First Nowell»
scoring: SATB
What is the meaning of these icons?    27
Andrea Bornstein (1956 - ):  Variations on «Stille Nacht»
scoring: SATB
What is the meaning of these icons?    27
Traditional Klezmer:  Adir Hu (אדיר הוּא)
scoring: SAB (Harmonic Instrument ad libitum)
What is the meaning of these icons?   27
Traditional Klezmer:  Chava
scoring: TTB
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Andrea Gabrieli (c. 1532 - 1585):  Angelus ad pastores ait, Motet a 7
source: Concerti: Libro primo et secondo (Venice 1587)
scoring: SATTTBB or SGTTTBB
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The Beatles (flourished 1960-70):  Beatlesiana
scoring: A (Harpsichord)
What is the meaning of these icons?    27
Andrea Bornstein (1956 - ):  Variations on «Michael Row the Boat Ashore»
scoring: AB (Harmonic Instrument)
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Bartolomeo Tromboncino (c. 1470 - c. 1535):  Acqua non è l’umor che versan gli occhi
source: Frottole. Libro undecimo (Petrucci, Fossombrone 1514)
scoring: ATTB
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Marco Uccellini (c. 1603 - 1680):  Aria Quinta sopra la Bergamasca
source: Sonate arie et correnti a 2 e 3 per sonare con diversi instromenti (Venice 1642), No. 5
scoring: SSB
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Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741):  Sonata a 2 Flauto Traverso et Basso Continuo in G minor - RV 51
source: PM 6099. Manuscript preserved in Leipzig: Musikbibliothek der Stadt Leipzig
scoring: A (Bc)
Despite its title, this sonata conveniently fits a treble recorder and could have been conceived for it.
Divisions of the slow movements are editorial.
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George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759):  Duetto - HWV 190
scoring: TT (Bc)
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George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759):  Sarabande
source: Rodrigo - HWV 5
scoring: ATB (Bass instrument)
With editorial divisions of the top line.
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Andrea Bornstein (1956 - ):  Progression in G
scoring: AB (Kalimba, Ukulele ad libitum)
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