Composition - - American Recorder Society
Sarah's Bande
By Anthony St. Pierre March 2008
 
T B gtB gtB
 
 
American composer Ron Nelson's orchestral 'Sarabande for Katherine in April' (1954) inspired this mellow character piece for low recorders. A relaxed tempo makes flat fraught passages quite negotiable. Great bass parts are furnished in both bass and treble clefs. Duration: 2:55

The composer (T), Janos Ungvary (B), Scott Paterson (gtB I), and Takayo Shimoda (gtB II) perform on the accompanying recording.
-- Anthony St. Pierre
 
 
An easy and very approachable quartet with lush chords for low ensemble. The composer thoughtfully included treble-clef versions of the two great bass parts, as training wheels for players who want to play the instrument but don’t yet read C fingerings in bass clef. A fantastic piece for working on breath control on the bigger instruments! The second great bass part could also fit nicely on a contrabass, reading up the octave.
-- Glen Shannon
 
 
No. of Recorder Parts: 4
Difficulty: Easy
Occasion: Any
Libraries: New Music for Recorder
Date Added: 12/19/2018
 
Style: Concert, Laid-back/Slow, Tonal/Melodic, Neo-Renaissance/Baroque/Classical