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English Folk Tunes for Descant Recorder
Includes Online Audio

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From the Publisher

'English Folk Tunes for Descant Recorder' is a collection of 62 arrangements for descant recorder, of traditional tunes including a range of styles such as Ballads, Hornpipes, Jigs and more. Experienced recorder player and co-author of the Baroque Recorder Anthology series, and Fun and Games with the Recorder series amongst others, Peter Bowman provides notes on all of the styles covered, as well as individual pieces. The volume is accompanied by a CD with a recording of all tunes performed by Kathryn Bennetts. German and French translations of all texts are available as pdf downloads from the Schott Music website as well as MP3 play-along tracks. Suitable for players of grades 3-8.

Difficulty guide: 2-3
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).


  • Argeers
  • Parson's Farewell
  • Fufty Tufty
  • The New Fagary
  • Newcastle
  • Gathering Peascods
  • The Jovial Beggars
  • Woodicock
  • Jenny Pluck Pears
  • Dull Sir John
  • Botony Bay
  • Dick's Maggot
  • Jack's Maggot
  • Portsmouth
  • Old Noll's Jig
  • My lady Foster;s Delight
  • The Country Farmer
  • Bury Fair
  • Liberty for the Sailors (or Liberty Hornpipe
  • Kemp's Jig
  • Shepherd's Hey
  • Lads a Bunchum
  • The Blue-eyed Stranger
  • Admiral Calder's Hornpipe
  • The Sailor's Hornpipe
  • The Careless Lass
  • A1 Hornpipe
  • Bamford's Hornpipe
  • Greensleeves
  • Daphne
  • Scarborough Fair
  • Spring Song
  • All in a Garden Green

plus a further28 tunes

Item Details


  • Part 1: Solo Descant Recorder
Category: Recorder Albums with Backing Tracks
Publisher: Schott
Publisher's reference: ED 13567D
Our Stock Code: 1356755
Media Type: Paperback (44 pages [score]); includes accompaniment Online Audio