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Bass Recorder Solos

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Introduction

To play a little early music amongst a friendly group is always a pleasure. Notwithstanding, there is always a need for solitary practice as well... and also pleasures to be found in this discipline. Over the years, like many players, I have accumulated a good number of unaccompanied solo pieces which have provided useful and enjoyable practice material. The two principal sources for these solos are folksongs and dances of the British Isles, and melodies of the Baroque and Rococo periods. Most of the songs and dances I have extended with the addition of variations-cum-divisions while many of the Baroque/Rococo melodies are arrangements of pieces written for instruments other than the recorder. Although collected for playing on a Bass Recorder, some of the solos are available in treble clef for recorders in C and F (as well of course, bass clef). Few articulation marks and ornaments are shown in the scores as individual tastes, technique and instruments are so various... so, for the most part, I leave these choices to the player. The sets of variations can be played as coherent pieces or each variation treated as an individual exercise: As often an increasing degree of dexterity is required by succeeding variations. The initial solos are grouped into units of approximately ten pages within which there is a range of material from moderately easy to moderately difficult. Later pieces are somewhat more varied in character and range, some with keyboard accompaniment (ideally spinet) and computer generated MIDI file characterizations which might also serve as auto-accompaniments.

I wish you well and hope you find something both useful and enjoyable in the archive below.


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Part 1 - Solos, Melodies by J.S.Bach, arranged from pieces written for Anna Magdelena and Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, and other pupils.
Part 2 - Traditional Melodies of the British Isles, with Variations
Part 3 - Unaccompanied Dance Movements from the Solo Cello Suites by J.S.Bach
Part 4 - Unaccompanied Dance Movements from the Solo Cello Suites by J.S.Bach
Part 5 - Traditional Melodies of the British Isles, with Variations
Part 6 - Traditional Melodies of the British Isles, with Variations
Part 7 - Traditional Melodies of the British Isles, with Variations
Part 8 - Traditional Melodies of the British Isles, with Variations
Part 9 - Melodies from the Piano Sonatas of Josef Haydn
Part 10 - Melodies of the British Isles, with Variations
Part 11 - Elizabethan Duets - Sop & Alto Voices/Tenor & Bass Recorders
Part 12 - Melodies of the British Isles, with Variations
Part 13 - Melodies of the British Isles, with Variations
Part 14 - Melodies of the British Isles, with Variations
Part 15 - Melodies of the British Isles, with Variations
Part 16 - Melodies of the British Isles, with Variations
Part 17 - Melodies of the British Isles, with Variations
Part 18 - Melodies of the British Isles, with Variations
Part 19 - Melodies of the British Isles, with Variations
Part 20 - Originaltänze - Franz Schubert
Part 21 - Melodies of the British Isles, with Variations
Part 25 - Trio Sonata in F Major by C.P.E. Bach (Score)
Rosebay Appendices
A computational model of music built upon an ‘open’ position-value number system (mutable base numbers) that is imbued with qualities that encapsulate the transformations of harmony and meter found in western tonal music. 3MB zip archive.