Composition - - American Recorder Society
Variation on Handel's 'Pifa'
By Anthony St. Pierre November 2005
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