Book: approx. DIN A4, 108 pages
Online: all sounds for the songs, videos, downloads – web address in the book
Ideal for: beginners and sligthly advanced players
For soprano or tenor recorder in baroque fingering.
This songbook for the recorder uses classic musical notation plus graphics for the fingerings on each song. In addition, the lyrics and the recordings of the songs – melody with backing band and backing band alone (“playalong”) – help in learning the songs. With the (sung) lyrics and the sounds, well-known songs can be worked out even without knowledge of classical music notation.
However, an overview of the note values in the book as well as related videos help to recognize the note values (and thus the rhythm) and, together with the graphics of the flute fingerings, to play unknown songs in a short time.
Song list: A Highland Lad my love was born / Amazing Grace / Arthur McBride / Auld Lang Syne / Barbara Allen (In scarlet town, where I was born) / Byker Hill / Ceol brutha – A Fairy plaint / Danny Boy / Down by the Sally Gardens / Duan Nollaig – Christmas Duanag / Eileen Aroon / Farewell, Nancy / Fields of Athenry / I will never marry / I’ll tell my ma / Loch Lomond / MacPherson’s Farewell / Marmaid Song / Molly Malone / Sailors Hornpipe / Scarbourgh Fair / Scotland the Brave / Scots wha hae / Skye Boat Song / Spancil Hill / Spanish Lady / Spinningwheel Song / Sweet Carnloch Bay / Tam Glen / The Ash Grove / The Bantry Girls of Lament / The Castle of Dromore / The Croppy Boy / The Curragh of Kildare / The Earl of Moray / The Foggy Dew / The Highland Widow’s Lament / The Lark in the Clear Air / The Parting Glass / The Seagull of the Land-under-Waves / The leaving of Liverpool / The lost Child / The meeting of the Waters / The rising of the Moon / There was a Lad was Born in Kyle / What can a young Lassie do / Will ye go, Lassie? / Ye Banks and Braes