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Classical Hits for 2 Descant Recorders
Includes Online Audio

Arranged by Hans Magolt & Rainer Butz
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From the Publisher

Hasn't every recorder player dreamed of playing the most celebrated classical melodies as a soloist? Here you will find the finest pieces in arrangements for one or two descant recorders, with a CD to play along with. On a musical journey of discovery you will encounter many famous compositions, from "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" and Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" to the Birdcatcher's song from the "Magic Flute" and "La donna è mobile" from Verdi's "Rigoletto". So that you can really enjoy making music the arrangements have been recorded in two versions on the CD: with and without recorders.

Difficulty guide: 3-6
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is total beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).


  • A. Vivaldi: Spring (The Four Seasons)
  • W.A. Mozart: The Birdcather's song (The Magic Flute)
  • J.S. Bach: "O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden" (St. Matthew Passion)
  • W.A. Mozart: "Das klinget so herrlich" (The Magic Flute)
  • J. Brahms: Cradle Song "Guten Abend, gut Nacht"
  • M.A. Charpentier: Prélude from Te Deum
  • J. Haydn: Andante from the Symphony No. 94 "The Surprise"
  • L.v. Beethoven: "Ode to Joy" (9. Sinfonie)
  • C.M.v. Weber: "Wir winden dir den Jungfernkranz" (Der Freischütz)
  • G. Verdi: "La donna è mobile" (Rigoletto)
  • J. Haydn: Imperial anthem (Emperor Quartet)
  • G.F. Händel: "Ombra mai fù" (Largo from Xerxes)
  • B. Smetana: The Moldau (My Homeland)
  • G. Bizet: "Toréador, en garde!" (Carmen)
  • J. Offenbach: Barcarole (Tales of Hoffmann)
  • G. Rossini: Overture to "The Barber of Sevilla"
  • R. Wagner: Wedding Chorus "Treulich geführt" (Lohengrin)
  • G. Verdi: Gefangenenchor "Va, pensiero" (Nabucco)
  • W.A. Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik
  • P.I. Tschaikowsky: Main theme (Schwanensee)
  • J. Offenbach: Cancan (Orpheus in the Underworld)

Item Details

Category: Recorder Ensemble Music
Publisher: Schott
Publisher's reference: ED 9576D
Our Stock Code: 1104288
Media Type: Paperback (24 pages [score]); includes accompaniment Online Audio

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