Recorders without Borders Vol. II


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Recorders without Borders Vol. II
Arr. by Nina Stern
Book and CD
19 pages

13 Beginning to Intermediate Recorder Pieces from Around the World using one octave (low D to middle D) and Percussion. These pieces are examples of tunes and dances Stern has come across in her own musical travels. Each piece is arranged for 2 soprano recorder parts and usually 2 or 3 percussion parts. The arrangements have been made in such a way that all students in a classroom can be contributing members of the ensemble. Even if students have mastered only several notes, or one simple rhythm, there is a place for them in the group and the ensemble would not be complete without them. Arrangements appear in order of increasing difficulty.

An enclosed play-along CD is intended to provide an idea of what the pieces can sound like and as a play-along tool  for instructors and players using this book. Each tune has 4 musical tracks associated with it: (1) performance with all parts (2) percussion parts only (3) percussion parts with Recorder 2 (4) percussion parts with Recorder 1.

For beginning to intermediate players.

Recorder notes used: D, E, F, F#, G, A, B, high C, high D.
Percussion instruments used: frame drums, finger cymbals, tambourine, hand clapping, ankle or sleigh bells, rattles, agogo bell, claves, shaker, conga, djembe, bass drum.


  • Welsh Folk Tune (traditional Welsh)
  • Kiowa Love Song (traditional Native American)
  • Ala De'Lona (traditional Middle Eastern)
  • Dance of Hercules (Tielman Susato)
  • Aude, mome (traditional Macedonian)
  • Bhawaiya (traditional Bengali farmers' work song)
  • O Menussis (Greek dance)
  • Sit Down Sister (African American spiritual)
  • Quebra, Quebra Gabiroba  (traditional Brazilian)
  • Que Bonita Bandera (traditional Puerto Rican)
  • Gilotte (Michael Praetorius)
  • Obsiwana (traditional Ghanian)
  • Water Come a Me Eyes (traditional Jamaican)


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