Sheet Music for Recorder

Anton Heberle (1807)  Concertino in G-Dur  für Sopranblockflöte und KlavierAnton Heberle (1807)

Concertino in G major
for soprano recorder and piano

 

(after the Concertino for Csakan, violin, viola, violincello and two horns ad lib.)
Aura-Edition AE 024-MB, piano reduction & recorder part, € 19,00

Heberle’s Concertino is, without doubt, a key work of the Csakan repertoire. This piano reduction and solo part for the recorder is suitable for study purposes or performance. The original ensemble version fort he Csakan (score and parts) is available as AE 001-Cs, the piano reduction for Csakan and pianoforte is available as AE 002-Cs.

 

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)  Divertimento II aus KV 439 bWolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)

Divertimento II from KV 439 b

 

for alto recorder, tenor recorder and great-bass recorder in C (basson/violoncello/viola)
or 2 Csakans (2 clarinets in A) und guitar

Aura-Edition AE 023-CB, parts for 2 Csakans (3 recorders, basson/violoncello), viola, guitar, score with two versions, € 22,00

Adaption of the most popular and often arranged trios for recorder trio or two Csakans and guitar.

Following numerous arrangements of Mozart works from the early-romantic period for various recorder-like instruments, editor Helmut Schaller detected this attractive trio as suitable for the recorder repertoire of today. As no modifications of the original text are necessary, this music of outstanding quality is directly accessible to the players and represents a rewarding object of study.


Sound Sample:

 

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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.

 

 

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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.

 

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 Stephan Franz, Pot-Pourri op. 13 (1816)

Stephan Franz (1785-1855)


Pot-Pourri op. 13 (1816)

for soprano/descant recorder (Csakan or flute), viola, violoncello and guitar

Aura-Edition AE 017-CB, score & five parts, € 25,00

This is the first modern edition of this musically attractive quartet, unique in the chamber music repertoire. The original Csakan part has been complemented with a transposed version for the recorder, but is also playable on a flute.


This versatile quartet, set in the style of a  potpourri, offers a good insight into the chamber music activities of the Biedermeier period in Vienna. Similar to the Grand Duo for two Csakans/recorders, the technical demands of op.13 clearly exceed amateur levels.

 

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Auguste F. Devisien (ca. 1810)  Grand Duo concertant op. 6 Nr. 3

Auguste F. Devisien (ca. 1810)


Grand Duo concertant op. 6 no. 3

 
for two soprano/descant recorders (two flageolets)

Aura-Edition AE 015-FB, score & two parts, € 21,00

Original concertante duet from the French early romantic period in the original key. The virtuosic piece is very imitative, making it possible to reliably reconstruct, or amend, the lost second part. Auguste F. Devisien belonged to the trendsetters of the young flageolet movement around 1800. None of his ambitious works has so far been available in a modern edition. The quality of his music is all the more surprising: this duo was set perfectly, both from the point of view of finger technique, as well as sound-wise, and offers a good insight into the musical possibilities of recorder-like instruments of the early romantic period.

 

Sound Sample:

 

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 Carlo Domenichini (1790)  Sei Duetti

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 alto-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.


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 Ernest Krähmer  Sammlung  leichter und angenehmer Originalstücke op. 10 für zwei Csakans (zwei Blockflöten)

Ernest Krähmer


Sammlung (collection)

Collection of easy and pleasant original pieces op. 10 for two recorders (originally two Csakans)

 

Aura-Edition AE 012-CB, playing score, € 15,00


This collection of short pieces, published in 1824, is a musically inspired introduction to the early romantic recorder repertoire, but in miniature. However, the duets are also suitable as short concert items. This is a selection of short pieces, in different tempi and in recorder friendly major and minor keys, in a very compact form. They introduce cantabile themes, sprightly dances such as minuet and trio, Ländler and the syncopated polacca, as well as the rondo and a set of variations, all within the range of two octaves. Musical gestures and the most popular articulation patterns of this period will become familiar by playing these pieces.

 

Sound Sample:


 

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 Wilhelm Klingenbrunner  Duo op. 20 Nr. 1  für zwei Csakans (zwei Blockflöten)

Wilhelm Klingenbrunner


Duo op. 20 no. 1

for two recorders (originally two Csakans)

 

Aura-Edition AE 011-CB, playing score, € 14,00


The first extensive movement of this Csakan duet, published in 1812, is in sonata form.
There follows a short snappy polonaise with the familiar stress on the second beat of the bar, and an even shorter but no less playful trio. The final movement is a theme with four variations and a coda, starting unexpectedly, which paraphrases the theme in yodelling arpeggios and Ländler motifs.

 

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Ernest Krähmer  3 ORIGINAL-THEMA

Ernest Krähmer


3 original themes

with variations ranging from easy to difficult for recorder solo or Csakan solo op. 24

 

Aura-Edition AE 010-CB, solo part, € 12,00

 

This collection offers three sets of variations for Csakan or recorder solo on themes of differing character: the variations on a waltz, a cantabile theme in the style of Mozart, and Alpine motifs carry precise phrase and dynamic markings. A successful symbiosis of pedagogic studies and concertante original music. This compilation offers the sets of variations in a complete new edition.

 

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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.

 

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C. J. Müller (1811)  3 Duos op. 15 für zwei Flageolets   (zwei Sopranblockflöten)

C. J. Müller (1811)


3 Duos op. 15

 
for two soprano/descant recorders (two flageolets)

Aura-Edition AE 004-FB, playing score, € 17,00

 

These duos from 1811, originally scored for two flageolets, are very well suited to two soprano/descant recorders. This is their first modern reprint. Composed in the classical-romantic style these pieces present an elegant example of the cantabile and virtuoso elements of this repertoire.

 

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