Forsyth Publishing was formed to publish the popular piano music editions of Charles Halle way back in the 19th Century. Over the subsequent years we have built up a substantial catalogue specialising in learner piano music and and contemporary recorder music, as well a wide range of pieces by respected compos...
Forsyth Publishing was formed to publish the popular piano music editions of Charles Halle way back in the 19th Century. Over the subsequent years we have built up a substantial catalogue specialising in learner piano music and and contemporary recorder music, as well a wide range of pieces by respected composers for a range of other instruments. We are best known for publishing the works of Walter Carroll, including his classic Scenes at a Farm album, who's works regularly feature on the exam board syllabi to this day.
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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.
"A sonata that ought to be in every oboist’s repertoire" Musicweb-International.com. Peter Hope's Sonata for Oboe and Piano was commissioned by the Ida Carroll Trust in memory of Lady Barbirolli. An additional version for solo oboe with string orchestra, harp and percussion is available.
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.
As featured on Radio 3, this heartachingly beautiful short piece by Peter Hope was inspired by a poem by Wendy Cope. For Treble Recorder (or Oboe), Violin (or Clarinet) & Piano.
A set of parts for Moto Perpetuo, a recorder quintet by William Alwyn. Descant, Treble 1, Treble 2, Tenor & Bass.
This recently published duet for Violin and Viola (or Cello) provides a brief and tantalising glimpse of the composing genius of Sir John Manduell, best known as the founding principal of the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM).
Produced for the Rural Music Schools Association, this classic text provides a firm foundation for the development of aural training for performers or teachers of music.
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.
A wonderfully balanced and yet contrasting set of songs for Baritone voice and piano, inspired by Sir John Manduell’s long-standing love of French renaissance verse.
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.