Composition - - American Recorder Society
Variation on Handel's 'Pifa'
By Anthony St. Pierre November 2005
 
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How nice it would have been had Handel included recorders in the Pifa (Pastoral) of Messiah! This variation is a colorful morph in which strains of the original are still much in evidence. An intermediate group may undertake it with confidence. Duration: 3:30

The quartet on the accompanying recording is: the composer (S1), Takayo Shimoda (S2), Scott Paterson (T1), & Janos Ungvary (T2).
-- Anthony St. Pierre
 
 
 
No. of Recorder Parts: 4
Difficulty: Moderate
Occasion: Christmas/Advent
Libraries: New Music for Recorder
Date Added: 09/27/2018
 
Style: Concert, Laid-back/Slow, Tonal/Melodic, Variations/Fantasies/Adaptations