15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on 12 May 2012
Yes, this book does focus more on the baroque than the folk, but I find the tunes delightful to play and offering a range of challenge. I play them on my descant, treble(alto) and tenor recorders and get a lot of enjoyment from them. It is tricky finding popular music for the recorder, but I think that this book offers a great contribution, spanning the gap between the beginners/tutorial books before the concertos and more complex pieces of the baroque period. I enjoy playing the folk tunes on it as well - though I often find that vocal scores offer very playable folk music for the recorder and can be easily adapted/ornamented.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 18 August 2014
We have worn out our old copy of this terrific collection. If you are an intermediate recorder player, and/or moderately good finger playing guitarist, this book is for you. It is the only collection I have found that has beautiful baroque melodies with fairly simple guitar chord symbols. Most recorder collections seem to come with fully scored guitar, - too much for most average players, or with piano,- ditto. Some of the books in this series are over simple. This one is perfect. I wish there could be more in this vein. We have used this book playing at numerous weddings.
11 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on 13 July 2008
There are few folk tunes in this, a polka o two, and the rest if Baroque. And most of that written in some very bizarre keys. Waste of time.