This page lists sellers of CDs and of sheet music, either in printed or downloadable form, and also sites that offer free downloads.
Some of the organisations listed here also supply instruments. For details and a more complete list of instrument suppliers, see the dedicated page.
Please note that a link to a supplier’s website opens in a new window or tab.
Aeolian Consort Sheet music downloads
The Aeolian Consort website offers free downloads of recorder consort music.
Alex Ayre Music Services Sheet music
Alex Ayre’s arrangements were bequeathed to the Society of Recorder Players and are available from Recorder Music Mail. There is a discount for SRP branches. Details including a complete list of titles can be found here.
Robin Andrews Tune Book
An original tunebook in the folk/traditional style suitable for recorder and other instruments
Bärenreiter Sheet Music
Barenreiter Ltd, Burnt Mill, Elizabeth Way, Harlow CM20 2HX
Telephone: 01279 828930 Fax: 01279 828931
Music from five centuries for recorder solo and ensemble including the best-selling “Hortus Musicus” series.
Blockflöten Margaret Löbner, Bremen Instruments, Sheet Music
BONSORmusic Sheet music
Scout Bottom Farm
Hebden Bridge HX7 5JS (UK)
Phone: +44 (0) 1422 882751
Fax: +44 (0) 1422 886157
46 titles written/arranged by Brian Bonsor. Duets / trios for elementary players (BONSORpacks) and concert items, mainly with piano., (BONSORprints) for various combinations including bass. Inexpensive.
Choice Music (Philip Evry) Sheet music
50 Southlands Drive,
Timsbury, nr. Bath,
Somerset BA2 0HB,
Fun music for serious players! D.Tr.T.B. quartet arrangements; musical interest in all parts. Ideal concert / festival use. Each title score / parts currently £3.95, extra parts @ 30p.
Choral Public Domain Library Free downloads
As its name implies, this has a large collection of choral music and some of it is suitable for recorders.
The Clark Collection Sheet music
Scout Bottom Farm
HX7 5JS (UK)
Phone: +44 (0) 1422 882751
Fax: +44 (0) 1422 886157 jerryrecordermailcouk
About 120 low cost pieces in up to eight parts for recorder consorts and ensembles, all arranged, set or transcribed by Paul Clark.
Davey Music Publications
70+ titles, all arranged by Brian Davey. All combinations, from solo to big band.
Now handled by:
Recorder MusicMail Sheet Music Stockists & Publishers
Scout Bottom Farm
HX7 5JS (UK)
Phone: +44 (0) 1422 882751
Fax: +44 (0) 1422 886157 E-mail Address (jerryrecordermailcouk)
De Haske (was Fentone) Music Sheet music
300 – 400 titles for recorder, including early recorder consorts, recorder trios aimed at schools (about 50 titles), tutors, pieces by James Carey, and “Playalong” pieces with CD accompaniment.
Disc Imports Ltd Sheet music, CDs
7 High St.,
Ches. SK8 1AX,
0161 491 6655
Sheet Music: Small selection for recorder
CDs: Small selection for recorder
Dolmetsch Musical Instruments Sheet music, instruments
1b Unicorn Estate,
Weydown Rd., Haslemere,
Surrey GU27 1DN,
E-mail Address (briandolmetschcom)
Sheet music: Dolmetsch Recorder Library
Dulcinea Press Sheet Music
Transcriptions for recorder of music by JS Bach in particular as well as others from Mediæval to Modern
The Early Music Shop Sheet music, Instruments, CDs
Tel: 0044 (0) 1274 288 100
Fax: 0044 (0) 1274 596 226
E-mail Address (salesearlymusicshopcom)
Sheet music: A comprehensive collection of early sheet music including publications by Moeck, London Pro Musica, Schott, Amadeus, Barenreiter, Musica Rara, Peters, Oxford University Press, Kalmus and Hawthornes. Tutors for recorder, and examination syllabus for Associated Board, Trinity College of Music and Guildhall.
CDs: Large specialist collection of CDs featuring music for the recorder. Over 600 titles available from budget (Naxos) to full price. Catalogue in progress.
The Early Music Shop, London Sheet music, Instruments, Accessories
11 Denmark Street
London WC2H 8TD
0207 632 3960
Email Address (londonearlymusicshopcom)
Sheet music: Comprehensive selection for all combinations of recorders and all levels of players. Extensive collections for keyboard, string and woodwind. Prompt mail-order service.
Fentone Music. See de Haske
FloetenNoten Sheet music for download
Forsyth Brothers Ltd. Sheet music, Instruments, CDs
Manchester M3 2GR,
Sheet music: 100 – 200 titles. Tutors (some with CD to match), solos and ensembles.
CDs: Small selection.
Free-scores.com Free downloads
Includes a large selection of recorder music
The Full Pitcher Music Resources
Sheet music, downloads, software and projects for education
Glen Shannon Music
Original compositions for recorders and other instruments
Grosvenor Library of Recorder Music Sheet music
98 Byland Ave.,
York YO31 9AF,
E-mail Address (davidgrosvenorhotmailcom) and Alternative E-mail Address (davidrecorder-musiccouk)
Sheet music: Over 2,700 titles for anything from duets to 20 parts, all arranged by David Grosvenor. Music from c. 1500 to 1933 .
Hawthorns Music Sheet music
10 Chetwynd Close,
Stafford ST19 5SU.
Phone/fax 01785 716957
E-mail Address (hawthornhawthornsmusiccouk)
Over 200 titles for recorder ensembles of all sizes. From mediaeval to modern pieces written specially for recorders. Printed to order, by computer, so very economic, and titles always in print.
International Music Score Library Project
Huge collection of music on line
Jacks, Pipes & Hammers Sheet music
Now part of Recorder MusicMail. Jacks Pipes and Hammers facsimile editions still published.
Brian Jordan Sheet music
12 Green St.,
Cambridge CB2 3JU,
Specialists in Early and Baroque music, with a small amount of contemporary music also in stock. About 200 titles. Main publishers Schott and London Pro Musica. Wide selection of trio sonatas, also solos and recorder ensembles.
Australian site selling second hand music and books
Ian Lewington Limited Musical Instruments, Accessories and Sheet Music.
109 High Street,
Kent. BR4 0LT
020 8776 2675
Supplier of sheet music from all publishers. Tutors for all instruments, including recorder, and examination sylabus for Associated Board and Trinity/Guildhall. Ensemble pieces. .
London Pro Musica Sheet music
P.O. Box 97,
About 900 titles, mostly Renaissance and earlier. Lots of dance pieces, and substantial individual pieces.
LoveSchubert Music downloads
Includes a selection of recorder music for free download
May Hill Edition Sheet music
May Hill, Longhope
Gloucestershire GL17 0NP
E-mail Address (stevesteveandannfsworldcouk)
Compositions and arrangements, mainly by Steve Marshall. Nearly 200 titles (June 2008) and always growing. Most titles are of medium difficulty, and many have at least a hint of jazz. A large number of pieces are for recorder orchestra. Modest prices.
Kevin Mayhew Ltd Sheet music
Suffolk IP14 3BW
E-mail Address (saleskevinmayhewcom)
Pieces for easy ensemble playing.
Montem Music Sheet music
143 Aylesbury Rd.,
Bucks. HP22 6LJ,
Fax 01296 623410
E-mail Address (andrewcmontemmusfreeservecouk)
http://www.tutti.co.uk (credit card sales)
Compositions and arrangements by Andrew Challinger. Music for schools, soloists and ensembles. A range of standards from beginner to expert. Moderate prices.
Music 4 Recorders Music for download
Contains free, quality recorder arrangements for trios, quartets, and larger groups as well as etudes and Christmas music arrangements.
Web address: http://home.bajabb.com/rcwalshe/default.html
Nicholas Wynne (sheet music)
Original Compositions for various instruments, including recorders
Scores may be VIEWED and PLAYED using Sibelius Scorch, and purchased online
Oriel Library Sheet music
32, The Burgage,
Shropshire TF9 1EG,
E-mail Address (oriellibraryaolcom)
Over 125 titles, from 3 to 11 parts and some for recorder orchestra. Some is contemporary music written specifically for recorder, some is old instrumental and vocal music transcribed or arranged for recorders, with underlay where the music was originally vocal.. A few titles are contrapuntal music originally for lute.
Recorder MusicMail Sheet music, CDs
Scout Bottom Farm,
W. Yorks HX7 5JS
E-mail Address (salesrecordermaildemoncouk)
Sheet music: Over 10,000 titles always in stock. Beginners to advanced, early music to modern, serious to fun. Recorder music for everyone. Advice and suggestions willingly given.
CDs: Limited selection
Recorder Shop London Instruments, Accessories, Sheet Music, Gifts
A new online shop with a growing range of recorder related items.
email – inforecordershoplondoncouk
Saunders Recorders Sheet music, Instruments, CDs
Unit 205, 179 Whiteladies Rd.,
Bristol BS8 2AG
0117 973 5149
John Everingham is now running the business from his home – the former shop has now closed. Visits by appointment only
E-mail Address (johnsaundrecscouk)
Sheet music: Over 2500 titles in stock. See easy to use website for details.
CDs: Some available, mainly from artists and groups who distribute their discs privately. Individual and knowledgeable personal service.
Schott & Co. Ltd. Sheet music
48 Great Marlborough St.,
London W1F 7BB,
020 7437 1246
E-mail Address (marketingschott-musiccom)
Over a thousand titles of music for recorder, mainly Baroque with a small amount of modern music. Also imaginative tutors for recorder by Brian Bonsor.
Downloadable music for sale or free download.
Serpent Publications Free downloads of sheet music
Serpent Publications is dedicated to providing music suitable for playing in the home. They specialize in editions of Renaissance Polyphony with modern clefs but otherwise containing the same information as the original players would have had. That is, there are not editorial barlines or other groupings. Any editorial emendations are clearly marked, and the parts are presented separately rather than in a score.
Snowdrop Publishing (Roger Leaver) Sheet music
21 Snowdrop Way, Widmer End
High Wycombe, Bucks., HP15 6BL
Phone: (01494) 01494 714266
Fax: (01494) 714266
Snowdrop Publishing publishes and distributes the music of Roger Leaver, though other composers may be added in the future.
Tomus Publications (Colin Touchin) Sheet music
17 Kensington Rd.,
Coventry CV5 6GG,
024 7667 0211,
20 titles of recorder music. Contemporary, school, and arrangements, many by Bamforth and Touchin. Prices between £1.70 and £4.50 for score and parts combined – separate copies A4 and A5 to order.
Virtual Sheet Music
Downloadable music for sale or free to paying members
Werner Icking Music Archive
Free downloads. Contains a collection of viol music some of it arranged for recorders. The Werner Icking archive has now merged with IMSLP.
Willobie Press Sheet music
21 Peebles Road
E-mail Address (willobiesrichardsfreeservecouk)
Over 150 titles for recorder ensembles of all sizes – including recorder orchestra. Arrangements and original compositions in a wide variety of styles. Music supplied as A4 score and parts. Inexpensive.
Wood, Wind and Reed Sheet music Instruments
106 Russell St.,
Cambridge CB2 1HU,
E-mail Address (adminwwrcouk)
Sheet music: 600 – 700 titles in stock. Beginners to advanced