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    Smile Concerto for Soprano Recorder

    After my recent foray into abstraction, I felt the need to reassure myself with something nice and baroque. Also my half-sister had just bought herself a soprano (descant) recorder, so I thought, why not write a recorder concerto?

    So here it is:
    Concerto for Soprano Recorder (ogg vorbis, 5:39, 7.4MB); full score & parts (tarball containing PDFs, 549kB).

    It's in the form of a baroque dance suite, with 5 movements:
    1. Prelude. In a lively triple metre, with conversation between the soloist and ripieno.
    2. Allemande. A stately arpeggiated German dance, in quadruple metre.
    3. Corrente. An Italian dance in triple metre; light and playful.
    4. Sarabande. Using the harmonic structure of La Folia, this is a grave and serious dance in the relative minor key.
    5. Gigue. A lively recapitulation of the prelude and other themes in compound meter.

    What do you think?

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    Very good, I like it, melodies seem to stay with you. I am working on learning the Alto Recorder but enjoy hearing the others as well. Keep up the good work.


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