Easy Winners for Descant Recorder has something for everyone. From Christmas tunes to classics, from television themes to folk tunes, the fifty-two unaccompanied tunes have been carefully selected and arranged. The choice of range, technique, and style of music has been carefully geared to the instrument and ability range. Easy Winners for Descant Recorder is an essential companion to a tutor book and an ideal partner to Winners Galore for Descant Recorder.
... Auld Lang Syne A Whole New World Berceuse (Faure) Blue Peter Bourree - The Fireworks Music Calypso Carol Chanson de Matin Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Come and Sing Together Consider Yourself Coventry Carol Do-Re-Mi Easy Winners Frosty the Snowman Fur Elise Grand March from Aida Hornpipe I Feel Pretty If I Were a Rich Man In the Hall of the Mountain King Irish Air Irish Reel Irish Washerwoman James Bond Theme Jingle Bell Rock Jupiter - Planets La Morisque Match of the Day Minuet (Bach) Minuet - The Water Music Moon River Neighbours Only Fools and Horses Paddy McGinty's Goat Parade Polovtsian Dance Ride of the Valkyries Rock Around the Clock Ronde Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Singin' in the Rain Soldier, Soldier Spring - The Four Seasons Summer Nights Tambourin The Dambusters March The Mallow Fling Titanic Theme Twelve Days of Christmas We're Off to See the Wizard Where is Love? Yesterday
"...Lawrance has selected his tunes carefully and takes tunes which stand the test of time - so even though some of the films, musicals and television programmes to which they relate are not current, I have found that children are generally familiar with them. Together with tunes that they definitely do know (James Bond, Chitty, Rudolph, Match of the Day and so on) a sense of security is given; and they have then been very ready to try out the renaissance, baroque and classical themes included, confident that they will be enjoyable and fun to play. The book is also available with an accompanying CD, and piano accompaniments. Technically it would work from a good grade 1 upwards: they have been very useful for the just-about-passed-grade-2 pupil, when, unbeknown to them, I have suggested pieces on a certain theme (compound time, flat key signatures and the like). Not quite the casual dipping suggested, but still much enjoyed. (And mums liked them too.)..."
Reviewed Music Teacher
For CD backing tracks and optional piano accompaniment see Next Titles.
A versatile and very popular collection of well known pieces from a wide variety of styles for players to dip into and enjoy.
Peter Lawrance had lessons with James Brown at the Royal Academy of Music after which he attended Liverpool and Reading Universities, studying composition with Hugh Wood and the horn with James Eastham. He then followed an extensive career in playing and teaching, including working as head of an instrumental teaching service and as an examiner for the Guildhall School of Music.
His educational music and compositions for brass, wind and orchestra have been widely published and performed.