Recorder Music Listening Page
Listen to Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque music
as well as popular and folk music
arranged for the recorder.
MIDI'S - VIDEOS - MP3'S
arranged, synthesized, and/or performed
by Jim Phypers
ANNOUNCING - JIM'S PERFORMANCES NOW AVAILABLE ON CD
- for more information and to purchase the CD -
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WATCH VIDEO BELOW OF THE BIGGEST RECORDERS:
(Bass, Great Bass, Contra Bass, and Sub-contrabass Recorders)
Jim Phypers Plays Recorder
(recorded in Mexico)
Music of the Leading Flutist of the 18th Century
"Trio Sonata for Recorder, Flute, and Continuo" by Johann Joachim Quantz (1697-1773) -
Arranged for two Alto Recorders, Cello, and Harpsichord
WATCH VIDEO -
Traditional Israeli Folk Song
"Ma Avarehk" ("How Shall This Child Be Blessed?")
"Colors of the Wind"
Title song from the Disney movie "Pocohantis"
Four Part Dance from Renaissance Spain
"Corten Espados Afilados" (Anonymous - 16th Century)
"Divisions on an Italian Ground"
From the "Division Flute", published by Walsh in 1702 in London
Composed expressly for the soprano recorder by Brian Bonsor a few years ago -
Jim also shares his background in music on this video
Beautiful Renaissance Pavane
By Claude Gervaise (arranged for 8 recorders) - Appears in the "Danceries" collection
published in 1549 in Paris by Pierre Attaingnant
English folk melody dating from about 1800.
Music from Renaissance Spain - "Una Sarao De La Chacona", Chacona by Juan Arañés performed by Piffaro, one of best Renaissance groups ever (Los Ministriles Album) - 3 MB
Amazing Theme and Variations - "Noel" played by virtuoso Michala Petri (Bavarian Christmas Album) - 4 MB
Beautiful Vivaldi Aria for Counter Tenor with an extraordinarily difficult and impressive recorder obbligato part - "Sol Da Te Mio Dolce Amore" from the opera "Orlando Furioso" - 14 MB
Folk Song from Galicia in Nothern Spain - "Dawn" played by recorder and bagpipe virtuoso Carlos Nuñez (Brotherhood of Stars Album) - 6 MB
Lively English Dance by John Dowland - "The Earl of Essex's Galliard" played by the Brisk Recorder Quartet of Holland - 3 MB
Mozart's Famous "Rondo" - As you have never heart it before in an sythesized arrangement by Karl Jenkins (Adiemus V, Vocalise Album) with Recorder Obbligato played by virtuoso Pamela Thorby of England - 8 MB
English Dance by Mattew Locke - The "Courante" Suite No. 3 in a fine performance by the Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet - 3 MB
Irish Folk Melody - "The Lark In The Clear Air" featuring Irish hammered dulcimer artist Lisa Jones and recorder (Wildwood Flower Album) - 7 MB
Very Special Handel Aria for Bass and Sopranino Recorder Obbligato - "O Ruddier Than The Cherry" from "Acis and Galetea"
(Amyrillis Consort) - 6 MB
Rousing Traditional English Carol dating from the Middle Ages - "The Gloucestershire Wassail"
(The Waverly Consort) - 8 MB
A brief two-page illustrated history of the recorder
for folks who are relatively unfamiliar with the instrument
the Recorder MIDI's"
How the recorder music MIDI's were produced.
("Everything you thought you never particularly wanted to know about MIDI,
but should have asked about anyway.")
Best site to buy sheet music and instruction books for the recorder:
Best site for purchasing a recorder:
Best site for general information on the recorder - an absolute goldmine of information:
Beginning recorder lessons, fingering charts, sheet music, and more
to help you learn to play the recorder:
A wealth of resources for kids to learn about the history of music,
classical composers, music genres, types of instruments, and more.
Italian Site where over 2100 pieces of music for the recorder can be downloaded -
sheet music in PDF format, MIDI's, live performances, historical and source information
on each piece of music, facimilies of the original manuscrips:
(annual subscription fee of $21)
- ABOUT JIM PHYPERS -