Hors d’Oeuvres – Studies for Alto Recorder

Hors d'Oeuvres cover

Written by Alison Melville.

“Every contribution to the body of recorder studies is welcome, especially when the music is as inventive and thoughtfully presented as it is in Alison Melville’s Hors d’Oeuvres, and Guus Haverkate’s set, 12 Capital Studies…very enjoyable…” (American Recorder, Spring 2017)

Published in July 2016, these studies were created to help improve technical facility while making music and having some fun in the process, and are intended for the use of intermediate and advanced recorder players. I offer these in the hope that they’ll be musically enjoyable as well as useful for assistance in the playing of the recorder’s multifaceted core repertoire. Some studies are presented in more than one key, and most are created for work on one or two specific technical issues.

Many thanks to the American Recorder Society, whose Sitka Residency Grant helped fund my stay at the Sitka Centre for Art and Ecology in April/May 2016, where I finished work on this book!

A sample page:

Hors d'Oeuvres sample small

Price $18 plus HST (in Canada) and shipping.

PIP 7-16     ISBN 979-0-9001474-1-7

2 thoughts on “Hors d’Oeuvres – Studies for Alto Recorder

  1. Hi, Alison. I just bought a copy of your “Hors d’Oeuvres” book and I am excited about working on those “etudes”. Have a good year! Frank

  2. I have been enjoying the copy of “Hors d’Oeuvres that a friend from CAMMAC sent me and have just ordered a copy to give to another friend here in the US. I especially like the “Folia” variations. I appreciate the comment that playing in A major is character-building. I hope it is so.

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