Composition - - American Recorder Society
La Tendresse
By Anthony St. Pierre April 2010
In addition to the present work, the composer offers three other pieces in the English pastoral style through the ARS libraries: Discantus, Menuet Pastoral, and Pastoral Lyric.

La Tendresse is primarily in a rather amorphous 5/4 meter (i.e. a strong pulse is absent). So for an initial reading it least, it may be expedient to read from the score. Although, in addition to the standard F-clef a G-clef part is provided for the great bass, this rather easy, relaxed piece offers a good opportunity for players to become comfortable with the F-clef.

The composer performs on the multi track recording accompanying this score. Duration: 2:00
-- Anthony St. Pierre
Another enticingly slow and lush movement from Mr St Pierre, this one is deceptively simple: easy key and easy notes; but the 5/4 meter shifts capriciously between 2+3 and 3+2, so players are kept on their toes throughout the piece. The top line is designated as Sopran(in)o because there are some instances of high B and C- the composer provides an alternate for low notes if sopranino is used. The Great Bass adds some refreshing depth to the sound, and as the composer mentions, both treble- and bass-clef parts are provided. The music moves slowly enough to give new players a good chance to succeed at reading bass clef in C fingering. This piece would add great interest and variety to a 5-part group’s concert.
-- Glen Shannon
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New Music for Recorder
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Social/Casual, Concert, Laid-back/Slow, Tonal/Melodic