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31 Pieces of the 16th-18th Centuries

Edited by Carl Dolmetsch


Difficulty guide: 1-4
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).


Tunes In The Lower Octave:

  • La Bergamesca (Traditional)
  • The Old Man (Scottish 16th Century)
  • Shall I Go Walk The Woods So Wild (Anon. English 16th Century)
  • Pastime With Good Company (King Henry VIII)
  • Light o' Love (Anon 16th Century)
  • Branle de L'Officiel (French 16th Century Dance)
  • Trumpet Tune (Henry Purcell)
  • Fortune My Foe (Anon English 16th Century)
  • Gavotte (Anon. French 16th Century)
  • Belle qui tiens Ma Vie (Anon. French 16th Century)

Tunes In The Second Octave:

  • O Mistress Mine (Anon. English 16th Century)
  • Chorale: Aus Meines Herzens Grunde (JS Bach)
  • Branle Gai (French 16th Century Dance)
  • Woe Betide Thy Weary Body (Anon. Scottish 16th Century)
  • Pavaniglia (A. de Cabezon)
  • The Hunt Is Up (Anon. English 16th Century)
  • Triory de Bretagne (Anon. French 16th Century)
  • Gather Your Rosebuds (William Lawes)

Tunes Employing Notes From Both Octaves:

  • Lord Zouche's Masque (Anon. English 16th Century)
  • Aire (Henry Purcell)
  • Morisco (Anon. Moorish Origin)
  • Branle des Chevaux (Anon. French 16th Century)
  • Sellenger's Round (Anon. English 16th Century)
  • Hornpipe (Henry Purcell)
  • Scotch Brawl (Anon. 16th Century)
  • Menuet (JS Bach)
  • La Volta (William Byrd)
  • Greensleeves (Traditional)
  • English Jig (Anon. 16th Century)
  • The Sick Tune (Anon. 16th Century)
  • John Dory (Anon. 16th Century)

Item Details


  • Part 1: Descant Recorder
  • Part 2: Piano
Category: Other Recorder Albums
Publisher: Universal Edition
Publisher's reference: UE12650
Our Stock Code: 1102499
Media Type: Paperback