New Music for Recorder


The ARS is pleased to present this opportunity to offer freely downloadable contemporary music written specifically for recorder players. These are original works for recorder (and potentially other instruments), not arrangements or transcriptions of previous works. These composers’ submissions are available to you by clicking on the provided links below. Please note that the ARS does not specifically endorse nor commission any of the works provided on this page. We hope you enjoy playing and sharing these pieces! Please observe any copyright limitations requested by the composer.

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Sacramento Warm-up Fugue
by Glen Shannon, 2004

An easy 4-part fugue that I composed for the Sacramento Recorder Society when I was conducting them for the first time. It targets a little bit below the average ARS chapter's playing level but offers lots of interpretive and ornamentation possibilities. The MIDI file is a bit on the slow side but still an acceptable tempo. Feel free to play it faster if you like.

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Warm-up Fugue

Bergamasca
by Victor Eijkhout, 2015

A trio for ATB loosely based on the Bergamasca ground bass.

Other compositions by Victor Eijkhout can be found at http://imslp.org/wiki/Category:Eijkhout,_Victor

You can support this composer through https://www.patreon.com/FluteCore

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Bergamasca

Times After Times
by Steven A. Jent, July 2016

Occasionally when I listen to unfamiliar music I'll hear a phrase and think I know what's coming next, and then I'm surprised when the composer does something different. Sometimes this prompts me to base a composition of my own on what I was expecting to hear but didn't. The first theme for this cheerful piece of swing was suggested by the brief ditty that plays when you complete a crossword puzzle on the New York Times website.

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Times After Times

Envelope
by Steven A. Jent, August 2016

An oddly melancholy piece for alto and tenor recorder.

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Envelope

145 Ways To Go
by Michael Shonle, Oct. 14, 2013

This piece is a simple solo featuring a repeating theme and a set of variations. Each pattern is 8 bars long, and show the many ways that the simple 1 bar sequence can lead to.

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Warm-up Fugue