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Selected Recorder Societies

American Recorder Society
Amherst Early Music/City Recorder
Westchester Recorder Guild
Recorder Society of Connecticut
Princeton Recorder Society

Boston Recorder Society
Early Music Foundation
Early Music Boston--R/EMM
Society of Recorder Players (UK)
Guild for Early Music


Recorder Sales, Repairs, and Advice  

vonHuene Workshop: Early Music Shop of New England.

Perry Ritter: Highly recommended for recorking and replacement of key pads (no revoicing). 71 West 47th Street, Suite 704. Call for appointment: (212-302-5443).

Peter Bannon (845) 358-8227, 35 High Ave. Nyack, NY 10960, e-mail: Hours are irregular; call or e-mail for an appointment.

Courtly Music Unlimited: Elaine and Richie Henzler, Proprietors, run workshops, and sell "everything for the recorder enthusiast" (sheet music, instruments, accessories). The website has a free trill chart.

Magnamusic Distributors: Sheet music, recorders, recorder accessories.

The Recorder Shop: Sheet music, instruments, accessories, school music--ORFF.  Retail/Wholesale division of Dovehouse Editions Canada & Loux Editions.

Sheet Music Downloads

Werner Icking Music Archive. Free sheet music downloads; a wide selection of early music.

Harmer Recorder Music: This site has many good things on it and many pieces for quartets and quintets. If you open the site in two windows you can pull the score up in one and the MIDI file to listen to it in the other window.

Jewish Recorder Player's Tune Book for Soprano. For a sample download and to order book:

Miscellaneous Resources



Gardane, A Repository of Music Sites:

The Open University Music Education Page:, an excellent source for adults, kids, and teachers looking for in-depth information on all aspects of Early Music (actually, all music).

Singin' in the Rain as a beguine performed by the Taoyuan County Teacher's Recorder Orchestra: (click here)

The Recorder Page: A compendium of links, compiled by Australian Nicholas S. Lander. " . . .provides links to articles, lists, catalogues and databases concerning all aspects of the recorder worldwide".

Classical Net - Early Music Files and Links. Eclectic set of Links to early music festivals and concerts.
Early Music Resources on the Web. Links to early music instruments, festivals, ensembles, as well as some scholarly resources.
Musica Sacra et Profana. Great source for early music because it includes detailed descriptions.

Recorder Fingering is an interactive fingering chart for recorders. It lists basic fingerings, alternate fingerings and trill fingerings. The current version supports Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass recorders.If you're an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch owner, it is easily available on the iTunes App Store.

Irish and Fiddle Tunes for Recorder and Wedding Music for Recorder. Two collections of great tunes available on CD and sheet music. Available from Greenblatt and Seavey (click here for link).

Hear the Music Play: Contains hundreds of in-depth articles; people who love music have a place to discover expert advice on the top gear (for almost any discipline).

Music Education

S'Cool Sounds. Music in the Classroom—A Hands-On Experience

Nina Stern, Artistic Director; A Project of GEMS.
The S'Cool Sounds music program provides children in grades K-5 with life-long advantages for learning, growing, and living by teaching them to play a musical instrument in the classroom.

Learn to Play the Recorder. (Music Production Schools) A resource for musicians and educators working with children.
Recorder Technique: A Guide to the Basics and Beyond by Helen Hooker. 40 pages, €4.50 (approximately $5.00) available as a PDF download from

LearnRecorder, a website for recorder players of all levels. Dr. Tony Byers has also created a related recorder forum to help them reach a wider network of players, discuss upcoming workshops and recorder events, ask technical questions and share their recorder experiences.You can access it at

David Coffin's Ace Recorder. David has been presenting Music Enrichment Programs in schools since 2000, but has been practicing the recorder since 1963. He built an app because he thinks it's an important tool for beginning recorder players. We all know the recorder is one of the easiest instruments to play and one of the hardest to play well. Check out his web site and see if his app will work for you.


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