If you think of school music lessons when you hear the word recorder, listen to this CD and discover the musical opportunities the instrument offers.
This is a recording of one recorder with guitar continuo, playing mostly dance tunes in a folk music style and is relaxing and pleasing.
The title piece, comprised of 8 tracks, is inspired by types of hats, and consists of variations on a tune called Stockport, latterly known as Yorkshire, perhaps better as Christians Awake.
Stockport was home to the composer of Christians Awake as well as the last traditional Hat Manufacturer, Christies.
Many of the pieces on this CD have been specially composed, and there are other local references.
A rare opportunity to hear a somewhat ignored instrument, in the hands of one of its better players. Recommended.