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".
This rare foray into recorder composition by David Lord, a noted record producer and composer, is a work of real melodic charm. Each movement is introduced by the solo recorder, with the theme then developed by the piano accompaniment. Suitable for the intermediate to advanced standard player, Miniature Suite will be a welcome addition to the recorder...
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.
This fresh and appealing work lives up to its name. Particularly diverting is the finale, a hornpipe subtitled “The Knotted Sailor”, in which the nifty performers have to negotiate frequent and teasing changes of rhythm at speed.
A loving tribute to birdlife by avid 'twitcher' and leading British composer Gordon Crosse, for the intermediate to advanced recorder player.
Another wonderful short recorder work with piano accompaniment, by renowned British composer Peter Hope, recalling journeys on the the tram in Greater Manchester.
Peter Hope's new Recorder Sonata is the most substantial of his growing body of work for the recorder published by Forsyth. A perfect recital piece for intermediate to advanced players.
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.
A set of parts for Moto Perpetuo, a recorder quintet by William Alwyn. Descant, Treble 1, Treble 2, Tenor & Bass.
Another wonderful short piece by our recorder editor John Turner, A Short Sprint was written for the talented young Japanese recorder player Hidehiro Nakamura, who premiered it (accompanied by Naruhiko Kawaguchi), on 7th December 2013, at Kuwana City Hall, Mie Prefecture, and on 14th December 2013 at the Jesus Church, Nezu, Tokyo, Japan.
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.
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!
An evocative piece for treble recorder or oboe and piano inspired by two historic Stockport landmarks. Separate parts are provided for recorder and oboe. Movements: Pinch-Belly Park The Glass Umbrella
Ellis, David - Recorder Trio (tenor/treble/sopranino/bass) or flute, cello and harpsichord.
For Descant Recorder & Piano. Set on Grades 3 & 4 of the ABRSM Descant Recorder Exams from 2014-17.