Sheet Music for Modern Recorders

Franz Schubert (1797–1828)  Sonate a-Moll »Arpeggione« (1824)Franz Schubert (1797–1828)

Sonata in a minor »Arpeggione«

for alto recorder with E-foot extension and piano

Aura-Edition AE 022-MB, recorder part & piano score, € 22,00


Schuberts »Arpeggione«-Sonata is among the best and most popular works – in consequence, it already appears in a wide range of arrangements. Luckily one circumstance (the fact that the tone E is the lowest note of the melody instrument in Schubert’s composition) makes it particularly suitable for a modern alto recorder with E-foot extension. Editor Nik Tarasov explains in the foreword period and modern aspects connected to this surprising version of a real musical gem.

 

Sound Sample:

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Link to the foreword (in German)

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Ernest Krähmer (1795–1837)  Quatre Rondeaux op. 33 (1834)

Ernest Krähmer (1795–1837)


Quatre Rondeaux op. 33 (1834)

 

Volume 1: Rondo no. 1 G major & Rondo no. 2 C major.

for soprano recorder and piano

 

Aura-Edition AE 018-MB, recorder part & piano score, € 22,00

Central and demanding work of the Csakan repertoire in concertante form.
The long-lost piano part has been written by the editor in the sense of period accompaniments to other woodwind works.

Volume 1 contains the charming Rondo no. 1 in G major which reflects the pastoral setting of Beethoven’s violin sonatas and chamber music, finishes in a dance-like finale, briefly citing elements from Spanish national dances admired in these days. Rondo no. 2 is one of the most thrilling and sparkling works from Krähmer’s oeuvre. The repeating march-like main theme is bursting with energy in the highest possible register; the musical interludes are varying from a dramatic section to extremely playful and virtuoso passages in the sense of Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda.

 

 

Two Sound Samples:



 

Link to the sheet-music example no. 1

Link to the sheet-music example no. 2

Link to the foreword (in German)

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Ernest Krähmer (1795–1837)    Quatre Rondeaux op. 33 (1834)Ernest Krähmer (1795–1837)

 

Quatre Rondeaux op. 33 (1834)

 

Vol 2: Rondo no. 3 in g minor & Rondo no. 4 in G major

for soprano recorder and piano

Aura-Edition AE 019-MB, recorder part & piano score, € 22,00

 

Central and demanding work of the Csakan repertoire in concertante form.
The long-lost piano part has been written by the editor in the sense of period accompaniments to other woodwind works.

Volume 2 comprises the touching Rondo no. 3 in g minor, which is without doubt one of the most substancial works of Krähmer: the lamenting main theme reminds on the musical language of Schumann, the other emotional and cantable or dance-like episodes sound like Schubert. But not enough: the main theme mutates into a relaxed major key and ends by an energetic coda. The multi-level Rondo no. 4 in G major works like a recollection of most popular musical thoughts inspired by the early Mendelssohn, Carl Maria von Weber and Bernhard Molique. After a general pause, the piece ends in an almost symphonic manner, and, as often the case in Krähmer’s oeuvre, in a Mozart-like finale.

 

Two Sound Samples):



 

Link to the sheet-music example no. 1

Link to the sheet-music example no. 2

Link to the foreword (in German)

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 Il Extremelo Charakterstücke und technische Studien von Instrumentalvirtuosen aus fünf Jahrhunderten

Il Extremelo

Character pieces and technical studies by instrumental virtuosos over five centuries


for alto/ treble recorder with E-foot extension, collected and edited by Karel van Steenhoven

Aura-Edition AE 016-MB, solo part, € 22,00

A collection of ambitious studies with concert solo studies from different stylistic periods for owners of a modern extended alto/treble recorder (e.g. Helder alto, Modern alto). Karel van Steenhoven has contributed several of his own compositions to this comprehensive collection.
A supplement offers his own informative synopsis of different scales suitable to the various styles and within the range of the modern recorder.

 

Sound Sample:

Link to the sheet-music example

Link to the foreword (in German)

Index of contents (in German)

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Carlo Domenichini (1790)  Sei Duetti   a flauto dolce e violoncello

Carlo Domenichini (1790)


Sei Duetti

 
a flauto dolce e violoncello

First Edition

Aura-Edition AE 013-MB, two playing scores, € 25,00

The late-classical feel of these pieces is a welcome enrichment of the original recorder repertoire – this is also due to its unusual instrumentation. The interpretative challenge, raising questions about the violoncello part, has been taken into account in this edition by offering two different versions: one giving the original text, the other a more congenial playing version that reduces the, in places very extensive, range of the violoncello part to that which is essential.

 

Sound Sample:

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Maximilian Joseph Leidesdorf (1787–1840)  Largo et Rondo   Trio für Sopran-, Alt- und Tenorblockflöte

Maximilian Joseph Leidesdorf (1787–1840)


Largo et Rondo

 
Trio for soprano (descant), alto (treble) and tenor recorders.

First Edition

Aura-Edition AE 005-MB, score and three parts, € 19,00

This is the first edition of this trio, set for three recorders – it was originally scored for csakan and two flauti d’amore (see AE 003-CB). This pleasant and technically demanding work, from the repertoire of a Viennese flute ensemble from around 1800, deserves to be revived in recorder circles, having lain dormant for almost 200 years.

 

Sound Sample:

 

Link to the sheet-music example

Link to the foreword (in German)

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