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World Famous Classics for Recorder
Includes CD

Arranged by Colin Cowles
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Approved Exam Music

Recommended for the following exam grade(s):

ABRSM exam syllabus
3, 4

From the Publisher

This first book of the World Famous Classics series takes you on a journey through musical history. The volume contains sixteen light classical melodies, nearly all of which will be familiar to you. The musical journey starts at the beginning of the 16th century with the Belgian composer Tylman Susato and the English king, Henry VIII. It continues with Johann Sebastian Bach (17th century), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (18th century) and Jacques Offenbach (19th century), visiting many other well-known composers along the way. The journey finishes in the 20th century with the French composer Gabriel Fauré.

Difficulty guide: 2-4
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).


  • Pastime with Good Company Henry VIII
  • La Mourisque Susato
  • Rigaudon Purcell
  • Largo (Aria from opera Xerxes) - Handel
  • If Thou Art Near Bach
  • Tambourin Gossec
  • Mozart '40' (from Symphony No. 40 in G minor) Mozart
  • Ecossaises Beethoven
  • Theme from William Tell Overture Rossini
  • The Trout Schubert
  • O, for the Wings of a Dove Mendelssohn
  • Remembrance Schumann
  • Two Mighty Men at Arms Offenbach
  • Theme from Capriccio Italien Tchaikovsky
  • Gavotte from Holberg Suite Grieg
  • Pavane Op.50 Fauré

Item Details


  • Part 1: Descant Recorder
  • Part 2: Piano
Category: Recorder Albums with Backing Tracks
Publisher: Fentone Music
Publisher's reference: F837-400
Our Stock Code: 1368413
Media Type: Paperback (10 pages [score]); includes accompaniment CD