Sweet Pipes Recorder Book 1 Alto


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The Sweet Pipes Recorder Book 1 Alto
By Gerald Burakoff and William Hettrick
48 pages  

Alto recorder method book for adults and older beginners; recommended for players familiar with the fundamentals of notation. 12 study units including exercises folk songs and music of the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque. Includes some duets and trios and a history of the recorder.   

For adults and older beginners.    

Note Progression (*sounds an octave higher than written*): G, A, B, high C, high D, F#, low E, high E, low D, high C#, low C, F, Bb, G#.   

Contents: Introduction; History of the Recorder; 12 Study Units; Ensembles; Fingering Chart.   

Practice Tunes:

La Capucine, Bransle, Juba, Chanson, Tune of the Buffens, Les Cloches, Russian Folk Tune, Rigaudon, English Folk Tune, Der Fuggerin Tanz, Go from My Window, Ich Hort Ein Sichlein Rauschen, Stille Stille, Gavotte, Skip Dance, Winter Ade, Le Rossignol, Bransle, Quand J'Etais Chez Mon Pere, Der Maien Ist Kommen, Was Soll Das Bedeuten, Hamburg, Galliarde, Irish Folk Tune, Gagliarda, Dance Song, Der Nunnentanz, Mice and Crickets, Gilotte, Bransle, Picking Up Sticks, Wolauff Wir Wellen Slaffen, Welsh Folk Tune, O du Liebe, Southwell, Swedish Folk Tune, There Was a Pretty Lass, Joseph Lieber Joseph Mien, Nun Komm der Heiden Heiland, In Dulci Jubilo, Ballet, Bransle, Deutscher Tanz, Picardy, Bransle, Parson's Farewell, Bransle, Allemande and Tripla, Ronde, Salterelle, Tempus Adest Floridum, All Through the Night, Almande and Reprinse, The Sailor Likes His Bottle-o, Blow Away the Morning Dew, Mother Says Go On Dear Children, Tallis Canon, Simple Gifts, Winchester Old, Old 124th, Pickelhering, The Leaves Be Green, Puer Nobis Nascitur, Chester, Evening Song, Dies Est Laetitiae, Step Tune, My Bonny Lad, Hymn to St. Nicholas, The Ash Grove, Me Bless the Cross, Holla Hi Holla Ho, Kommt Ihr G'spielen, Dutch Hymn, Allemande, What Then Is Love but Mourning, Tanz, Een Kint Gheboren in Bethlehem, Bransle Double, La Volta, Wayfaring Stranger, Galliard, Quem Pastores, Aura Lee, Pastime with Good Company, St. Flavian, Scarborough Fair, Nun Komm der Heiden Heiland, Il Est Ne, Bouree, Rigaudon, The Torch Bransle, Der Prinzen-Tanz, Helas Madame, Allein Gott in der Hoh' sei Ehr', Prince Rupert's March, Intrada, Lullaby, Wer Nun Den Lieben Gott, Hava Nagila.   


  • Puer Natus in Bethlehem (duet)
  • Danse de Hercules (duet)
  • Edi Beo thu Hevene Quene (duet)
  • Pastime with Good Company (trio)
  • Old Hundredth (duet)
  • Een Kint Gheboren in Bethlehem (duet)
  • Danse de Hercules (duet)
  • Stowey (duet)
  • Green Groweth the Holly (trio)
  • Remember O Thou Man (duet; 2 versions)
  • Pavan (duet)
  • Coventry Carol (duet)


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Recommended on the American Recorder Society website.
Nancy H on May 18, 2013
Recommended on the American Recorder Society website.
Nancy H on May 18, 2013
Is there a book 2 for alto recorder?
A shopper on Nov 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, Sweet Pipes Recorder Book 2 Alto is item# 802986. It's in stock and ready to ship, too.

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