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  Praeludium and Fantasia (from the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book)
  arranged for SAATB                                                                               
  Those of you who know and love Byrd’s original consort music (for instance the five-part setting of
  ‘Browning’) will relish the gravely expressive counterpoint and boisterous syncopated rhythms to 
  be found in this Fantasia. The coda is a freely elaborated cadence, recalling the Praeludium and
  bringing the whole piece to a very satisfying conclusion. Some of Byrd’s keyboard music was
  arranged by himself from his own consort music and much of it has subsequently been arranged by
  others but, as far as I know, this masterpiece exists in no arrangement other than the present one.
  Duration about 7’30”                                                                             GP01  Score and parts £ 12.50
  Click here to see and hear excerpts from the music.
  Irish tunes (Set 2)
  Originally published in 1992 by WOODWINDplus (along with Set 1 for woodwind quartet), these
  pieces were written for the Cambridge branch of the Society of Recorder Players. Although there are
  short passages with extra parts for larger groups, the music was intended to be self-sufficient with
  four players, and versions for string quartet and saxophone quartet are in the pipeline. The tunes
  are: 1 A morning in summer (jig), 2 By the church at Creggan, 3 Hymn to the heart of Jesus, 4 The
  king of Laois (6/8 march).
  A version of the last movement for recorder orchestra has already been performed by the
  Peregrine Recorder Orchestra.
  Durations 2’20”, 1’30”, 1’40”, 2’05” (total about 8’30”)                        GP02  Score and parts £ 10.80
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  Andante (for a barrel in a little organ) K.616 
  arranged for AATB                                                                                  
  A late example of ‘flute-clock’ music - there are many pieces written by Haydn, Mozart and others
  for mechanical organs and subsequently arranged by all sorts of people for all sorts of ensembles, 
  often recorders. I believe this work is already available for three recorders but I think this is the only 
  published quartet version (there is a lot of four-part harmony in the original and you might as well 
  share the work out a bit more). This may be the only late piece of Mozart for which recorders 
  provide an appropriate mode of expression!
  Duration about 4’30” (5’50” if you do a D.C. rather than a D.S.!)         GP03  Score and parts £ 9.60
  Click here to see and hear an excerpt from the music.
  The Little Black Rose (fantasia on the Irish folk tune)
  Originally published in 1983 by Zydeco Music. Conceived as a ‘musical history’ of the tune, using
  four progressively more elaborate versions, the piece begins with a wild soprano cadenza. The
  simple Dorian version introduced underneath by the tenor gradually grows to a climactic much-
  ornamented C major version in two-part free canon. A bass cadenza leads to the piece’s
  disappearance in a wisp of Irish mist.   
  Duration about 5’30”                                                                             GP04  Score and parts £ 10.00
  Click here to see and hear excerpts from the music.
  She moved through the fair
  for recorder and accordion 
  Written for Evelyn Nallen for inclusion on her album ‘Whistlestar’, which you can download from
  her website at The recorder player is required to play garklein, sopranino,
  renaissance, baroque pitch and modern sopranos, alto, tenor and bass. The piece ‘narrates’ the poem
  by using many different tunes in addition to ‘She moved’.
  Duration about 10’                                                                                                          In preparation                             
  Fantasia (from the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book)
  arranged for ATTB                                                                                                                     Project

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