... RECORDERS ...
... Need to Know Info ...
After Winter Break is typically when the 4th and 5th graders begin working with Recorders. Below you will find information on how to purchase a recorder or book should you want one, as well as, links to other music you can practice outside of class. I will try to post new music and accompaniments as time becomes available.
"How Recorders are Made" from the Discovery Channel.
The Formosa Recorder Quartet playing the unforgettable jazz piece, Take Five, made famous by the Dave Brubek Quartet...
keep scrolling down to hear the original.
Imagine having to bring that gigantic Subcontra Bass on the bus...yeah right!
Now listen to the original version played
for jazz quartet...be sure to look for the
awesome drum solo by Joe Morello!
those guys were some cool cats back in the 1960's!
Now for a change of pace, here's the Loeki Stardust Quartet from the Netherlands playing a piece
written by J.S. Bach especially for the recorder.
did you see how fast that one guy's fingers were moving??? Impressive!!!
Here's the Royal Wind Music group playing a piece written for recorder by the composer John Dowland who lived from 1563 to 1626 when recorders were one of the most popular instruments around.
Explore the link below and you can see what some of the instruments these musicians have been playing look like...they even make some with bent mouthpieces!