History of the Recorder
My first and ongoing project is the study and historical performance of music using archeologically informed instruments and techniques. For example, for Medieval music I use recorders modeled after a small 14th century instrument recently unearthed in Tartu, Estonia. The playing requirements and sound of these recorders is quite unique; they seem designed precisely for the music of the time. The same goes for my other instruments as well. Being that much closer to such early people & their culture enlivens the music; it’s a bit of forgotten beauty reborn into the present. Contact.
Concertos & Sonatas
- Vivaldi’s Recorder Concerto in C minor (RV 441). The 2 best recordings are by Franz Brüggen and John Tyson.
- J. S. Bach’s Concerto No. 6 in F major, (BWV 1057). Harpsichord, 2 altos, strings, continuo.
- Vivaldi’s Recorder Sonata in G major, (RV 806).
- Any of the Handel Recorder Sonatas.
- & etc.
Recorder & Flute Simultaneously
In the future I’d like to participate in a concert that includes this combination, on which Hunt, Linde, and Lasoki have written.
- Quantz. Trio Sonata.
- Telemann. Concerto in E minor.
- Telemann. Sonata á 4 in D minor (TWV 43:d1)
- Johann Christoph Schultze (Prowo?). a Trio Sonata, and other works.
- Fasch, Loeillet, Pepusch
- Elldler, johann Samuel. Piéces in G major for 2 recorders, 2 flutes, strings, and basso continuo.
- & some modern composers: Hans-Martin Linde, Piet Ketting.
Modern Music Projects
These compositions are of intermediate level. I've performed the Waxman and Stravinsky; but not the Cage, although I have the sheet music for it.
- John Cage’s Three. Composed in 1989. For three artists playing various sized recorders.
- Igor Strawinski’s Lullaby. A duet for alto and soprano, 1960 (His recomposition of the same from The Rake's Progress, 1951).
- Donald Waxman’s Duo Sonatine. For two altos. ARS Editions, Galaxy, 1972.
Have instruments, need recorder players and other musicians.
- Renaissance Consort Music (especially four part)
- The Medieval Dances
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