Extreme Recorders

From Plank Road Publishing

by M.C. Handel

A Collection For Young Players from the pages of Music K-8 magazine

This fabulous collection brings together five delightful and unique recorder tunes that make learning to play the recorder a fun and exciting experience. Each song features a rhythmically simple recorder part using only a limited number of notes. The Performance/Accompaniment tracks contain incredible orchestrations and arrangements that highlight various styles of music.

Contents are:

  • JitterBAG - The first piece focuses on the notes B, A, and G. An excellent choice for the beginning recorder player. The lively swing style is reminiscent of the jitterbug dance tunes from the 1930s and '40s. The fantastic big band arrangement and orchestration by Paul Jennings will have your students tapping their feet in no time.
  • Rahther Jolly Olde St. Nicholas - Just when you think you've heard every possible version of this classic American Christmas tune, our friend M.C. Handel concocts a new arrangement that allows your beginning recorder players to sing and play along with the accompaniment of a lovely orchestra of strings, brass and percussion. The melody uses the notes D, E, G, A, and B.
  • Leonardo's Lightship - In the title and style we wanted to achieve a song that was a nice combination of older acoustic sounds and newer ethereal sounds. Real strings and brass add depth to the recording and the great feeling that your players are surrounded by a real studio orchestra as they play G, A, B, and D.
  • Saturday Night Star - Disco makes a comeback to the tune of "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star." The piece is written in the key of C. It begins with a building introduction that is also a nice little warm-up for your players on the notes G, A, and F. It's fully orchestrated with period guitars, drums, and a big string section and full brass. As the piece progresses, the brass add a countermelody full of fun-loving disco clichés.
  • e-Lectricity - The final song throws a bit of a challenge at your students by focusing on high E. The electric rock beat should help inspire them. They will also need to recall the fingerings for B, A, G, and D, so it is a good review as well.

About the Downloadable OptionThe downloadable version contains all the components the print version would, but in electronic format. (Visit the Download Help page for more info.)

About the Convenience Combo Kit The Convenience Combo Kit includes both the Kit with CD and the Downloadable Kit.

About the Audio RecordingsAudio recordings contain full performance and accompaniment only (instrumental) tracks.

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Extreme Recorders - Kit with CD
Teacher's Handbook with Reproducible Student Parts & Performance/Accompaniment CD
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Extreme Recorders - Downloadable Recorder Collection
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Extreme Recorders - Convenience Combo Kit (kit w/CD & download)
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Extreme Recorders - Hard Copy Book/Downloadable Audio
Hard copy book with downloadable Performance/Accompaniment MP3s: Downloadable audio is 35.4MB.
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Song Title
Rahther Jolly Olde St. Nicholas
Leonardo's Lightship
Saturday Night Star

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