Composition - - American Recorder Society
Seven Folksongs from Quebec
By Anthony St. Pierre August 2021
 
S S (T T or S T)
 
 
French-Canadian on my father’s side, I grew up with these and other folksongs of Quebec. Those presented here are among my favorites. They are set such that the parts take turns carrying the tune. The seven form a mixture of lively and lyrical tunes. Novice recorder players familiar with the fingerings from bottom C to top Bb should find these settings approachable after six to twelve months of study.

Duration: 8'20"
-- Anthony St. Pierre
 
 
These very short accessible duos for C instruments have lots of variety and come with a detailed instruction page on how to play them, with new players in mind. Nearly all of these duos are a single page long, with pleasing notation and delightful melodies. As the composer mentions, all the notes between low C and high B-flat appear at least once in this set, making it a great resource for fluent fingers.
-- Glen Shannon

The composer has provided a play-along recording. Notes are included with the score.
Listen to both parts
No part 1 - you play part 1 on soprano
No part 2 - you play part 2 on soprano
 
 
No. of Recorder Parts: 2
Difficulty: Easy
Occasion: Any
Libraries: New Music for Recorder, Play-alongs
Date Added: 08/16/2021
 
Style: Social/Casual, Concert, Fast/Up-tempo, Laid-back/Slow, Tonal/Melodic, Folk/Traditional, Variations/Fantasies/Adaptations, Recorded Accompaniment