The Forsyth recorder catalogue is one of the world's leading catalogues of recorder music, with pieces to suit every taste and ability. Many of our publications, including John Golland's 'New World Dances', John Turner's 'Four Diversions', Alan Bullard's 'Recipes', and Michael Ball's 'Danserye', are now recognised classics for the instrument, we...
The Forsyth recorder catalogue is one of the world's leading catalogues of recorder music, with pieces to suit every taste and ability. Many of our publications, including John Golland's 'New World Dances', John Turner's 'Four Diversions', Alan Bullard's 'Recipes', and Michael Ball's 'Danserye', are now recognised classics for the instrument, well-known and loved by recorder enthusiasts in all continents, and often set as competition and examination pieces (see listings for grade and exam board details).
The latest additions to the catalogue are no less distinguished, with works by Alan Rawsthorne, Walter Bergmann, John Addison, and William Alwyn, and Peter Crossley-Holland. Several recent Albums are collections of shorter pieces, often of only modest difficulty - such as the wistful and memorable 'Air' by Walter Leigh, published in Recital Pieces Volume 2.
Works for recorder by eminent Russian, Norwegian, South African, Chinese, Australian, and New Zealand composers appear alongside more familiar names to add international lustre and sparkling varietyto an impressive collection, whose aim is to surprise and delight all players of the "sweet flute".
Alwyn, William - Five-part recorder consort
Alwyn, William - Five-part recorder consort
Bergmann, Walter - Two descants and five treble recorders.
These new works by composer and recorder virtuosi John Turner are sure to join his previous works such as Four Diversions and Six Bagatelles as core pieces in the contemporary recorder repertoire, often to be found on the exam board syllabi. See it performed here.
A set of parts for Moto Perpetuo, a recorder quintet by William Alwyn. Descant, Treble 1, Treble 2, Tenor & Bass.
Another wonderful short recorder work with piano accompaniment, by renowned British composer Peter Hope, recalling journeys on the the tram in Greater Manchester.
Recorder virtuosi and composer John Turner's indispensible new guide for composers writing for the solo recorder. This hugely useful book features chapters on the history of recorder composition, as well as the instrument's range, player technique, dynamics, balance and effects, and an extensive bibliography of recommended recorder works.
A varied and challenging selection of works for treble recorder and piano, from the Forsyth solo recorder series. Includes a number of pieces previously set on the later grades of the ABRSM Treble Recorder syllabus.
A very popular set of pieces by Alan Bullard for descant doubling sopranino/treble/tenor recorder, and piano or guitar. Set on Grades 6 , 7 & 8 of the ABRSM Treble Recorder exams 2022-25; and on the ABRSM Grade 5 for Descant Recorder (2022-25)
Ball, Michael - Tenor recorder (or flute) and piano (or guitar)
Another enticing selection of pieces from the Forsyth Solo Recorder series, with works for solo sopranino, treble, and tenor recorder. Set on Grade 5 (Canzonetta - 2nd movt from Pitfield's Sonatina Pastorale) of the ABRSM Treble Recorder exams from 2022-25.
Various - Treble recorder and piano. Includes pieces set on the ABRSM Grades 3, 4 and 5 Treble Recorder Syllabus from 2022.
Forsyth's third set of pieces for solo sopranino, descant and treble recorder, edited by John Turner. Works in this album have previously been set on grades 6 & 7 of the ABRSM Treble Recorder Exams.
This fourth volume in the Forsyth series of Recital Pieces for recorder and piano provides 8 superb concert pieces for the intermediate to advanced recorder player, including works by Jim Parker and Peter Hope. No. 8, Paean, features on the ABRSM Grade 8 treble recorder syllabus from 2022.
Solo descant (or treble) recorder with optional piano or guitar part. Set on Grades 6 and 7 of the ABRSM Treble Recorder exams 2022-25
Kemp, Ian - Four treble recorders.
The latest edition of our Pieces for Solo Recorder series is a joyful volume of very diverse works for unaccompanied recorder (variously sopranino, descant, treble, tenor). It's works vary in difficulty from moderate to challenging but are entertaining and fun to play!
Four movements that are vintage Rawsthorne, suitably spiced with echoes of the recorder’s heyday for treble recorder and piano. Set on Grade 5 of the ABRSM Treble Recorder exams.
Various - Solo descant, treble and tenor recorder. Set on Grades 6 & 7 of the ABRSM Treble Recorder exams from 2008.
Treble recorder with piano. Set on Grade 8 of the ABRSM Treble Recorder Exams from 2014-17.
More intriguing pieces from the Forsyth solo recorder series, variously written for solo sopranino, descant, treble and tenor recorder. No.5 Korimako features on the ABRSM Descant Recorder Syllabus from 2022. Also features on The ABRSM Grade 8 Treble Recorder Syllabus from 2022-25
Very limited CD stock available. This item is also now available for download and streaming via all major platforms. Listen on YouTube here.
Alwyn, William - Soprano voice, treble recorder and piano
Bullard, Alan - Treble recorder (doubling descant) and piano or guitar
One of our recorder catalogue's most enduringly popular works, for descant and treble recorder with piano (or guitar). Set on Grade 6 (No.2 Blues) of the ABRSM Treble Recorder Exams from 2022-25. See it played here.
Recorder and piano (or guitar). Set on Grade 7 of the ABRSM Treble Recorder exams from 2008-13 & 2014-17.
Jackson, Francis - Treble and descant recorder and piano.
Lyon, David - Treble recorder and piano (or string orchestra).
Lane, Philip - Descant recorder and piano (or string orchestra). Set on Grade 5 of the ABRSM Descant Recorder Syllabus from 2022 (no.2 Courtly Dance). See it played here.
Marshall, Nicholas - Voice, sopranino, descant, treble recorder and piano.