Composition - - American Recorder Society
A Day in the Park - PtRM 2014
By LaNoue Davenport 1954
The three unassuming dance pieces that make up the small recorder suite that my father, LaNoue Davenport, titled A Day in the Park: Children’s Suite, occupy a fascinating place in the early history of the recorder movement in America. I’m intimately familiar with the melodies and can still play them off the top of my head. That’s because I grew up listening to the LP (also called A Day in the Park) that
included the recorder suite, recorded in 1959. This suite for four recorders was published in 1955 by American Music Publishers as No. 17 of the American Recorder Society Editions, edited by Erich Katz. It sold for 60 cents! (text continued in download)
-- Mark Davenport
No. of Recorder Parts: 4
Difficulty: Moderate
Occasion: Any
Libraries: Play the Recorder Month Archive
Date Added: 01/01/2014
Style: Fast/Up-tempo, Tonal/Melodic, Variations/Fantasies/Adaptations