Composition - - American Recorder Society
Bare Necessities
By Pat Shaw
 Arranged By Roy Sansom
 
S A T B
 
 
"Bare Necessities" is an English Country Dance tune written by Pat Shaw. It's a waltz for three couples in round formation.

The tune is in D minor and in AAB form. The A section uses a gently descending line repeated up a fourth then extended to a cadence in D minor. The B section opens up with a soaring melody which cadences, most beautifully, in D major.

Since I recorded it at 8 foot pitch it will be nice to play along with the recording missing the soprano part on the tenor recorder. Perhaps I will include recording of the piece at 4 foot pitch soon...
-- Roy Sansom
 
 
Play-along files synthesized and contributed by Roy Sansom.  Accompaniments are at 8' pitch, so the top line will sound best on tenor, second line on bass, etc. if available.

Listen to all parts
No soprano - you play soprano
No alto - you play alto
No tenor - you play tenor
No bass - you play bass

All parts, plucked accompaniment only
 
 
No. of Recorder Parts: 4
Difficulty: Easy
Occasion: Any
Libraries: Play-alongs
Date Added: 12/01/2020
 
Style: Folk/Traditional, Recorded Accompaniment