Composition - - American Recorder Society
Diverse Shades of Greensleeves
By Anthony St. Pierre March 2018
 
S T
 
 
This brief duet (4:45) offers just the right challenge for intermediate players. Based on a very well known tune, audiences, always alert for the familiar within the unfamiliar, will undoubtedly appreciate this set of variations, which runs the affective gamut -- hence, "diverse shades."

The composer has also composed 'A Greensleeves Fantasy' for alto recorder and piano, published in the UK by Peacock Press (PRM 009). (A link to a performance on YouTube is provided.)

Anthony St. Pierre (S) and Anne Massicotte (T) play on the recording furnished here.
-- Anthony St. Pierre
 
Difficulty ranges from Easy to Challenging.

The composer has recorded individual parts so you can play the missing part:
Tenor part - you play soprano
Soprano part - you play tenor
Play-along notes and instructions
 
Remarkable twists on a beloved old favorite, for Soprano and Tenor duo. Get ready for some fun mood swings and metrical games in this set of 4 variations plus a Reprise of the opening gambit with the parts swapped. A delight for intermediate players and up.
-- Glen Shannon
 
 
No. of Recorder Parts: 2
Difficulty: Moderate
Occasion: Christmas/Advent
Libraries: New Music for Recorder, Play-alongs
Date Added: 01/12/2019
 
Style: Concert, Tonal/Melodic, Variations/Fantasies/Adaptations, Recorded Accompaniment