Conductor: Katriina Boosey
Giles Farnaby German
David Thompson Latin American Suite
Scott Joplin Magnetic Rag
William Byrd Fantasy Sextet
Conductor: Helen Hooker
Guami Canzon Settimadecima SATBGbCb
Purcell Fantasia no.11 SATB
Clark Clark’s Hornpipe SATB
Mancini Moon River SAATBGbCb
Conductors: Anne Martin (Playing Day)
Parsons De la Court
Byrd In Nomine 5/5
Vivaldi Three Movements from Gloria
Telemann Four Fugues
Hand Fenland Suite
Butterfield 3 Jazz Flavours
Anne Martin Swann Song
Conductor: Jackey Birch
2 French Carols A. Lewin (Hawthorns) SA/SopTTB
Wassail M. Hall (Peacock Press) SATB
4 Dutch Carols M. Hall (Peacock Press) SATB
Sweet Chiming Christmas Bells B. Pennick (Hawthorns) SopSATB
Jingle bells A. Lewin (Hawthorns) SATB
The Twelve Days of Christmas P. Clark (Hawthorns) SATB

Conductor: Andrew Challinger
Country Dance Tunes Set 2 Challinger WHEN Mountain
Spring Dance Challinger SATB Mountain
Two Dutch Songs Clark SATB Hawthorne’s
West Country Suite Silcocks SATB Oriel
Waltz from Jazz Suite no. 2 Shostakovich SAATB Recorder Music Direct
Bergamo Viadana SATB x 2 LPM
Canzon on “O Nachbar Roland” Separates SSATB Oriel
Ic Draghe de Mutse Clutse Obrecht SATB Unpublished

Conductor: Andrew Duncan
Eternal Father William Whiting SATBGbCb
Cornish Dances Malcolm Arnold arr Bloodworth SATBGbCB
Farewell to Stromness Maxwell Davies arr M Morat SATB
Suite in G Petrus Phalesius arr. Bart Spanhove SATBGbCB
Capriol Suite Warlock arr Ray Thompson ATB
Suite in C Johann Christoph Pez SATBGbCB
Two Songs Gershwin arr Rosin  

Conductor: David Burgess
Mock Baroque J D Carey
Pie Jesu Gabriel Faure arr. Ann Marshall
North Sea Sketches Alan Bullard
Parus Angelicus Casar Frank arr. Helen Hooker
Suite No 1 Raymond Harvey
Overture from HMS Pinafore Arthur Sullivan arr. Chris May

Conductor: Kati Boosey
2 Dialoghi a 8 (for 2 choirs) Gastoldi:

Choir 1 SATB

Choir 2 SATGb (in treble clef)

Concerto Grosso Opus 6 No 2 Corelli SATBGbCb
Let’s call the whole thing off! Gershwin SAA/TTB/Gb

May Playing Day
Conductor: Emma Murphy


Emma is well known to recorder players as a gifted, lively and versatile performer and tutor. A graduate of Birmingham University and Trinity College of Music, her interest in music from the mediaeval period to the present day means that we can expect a very rewarding day. Further information about Emma can be found at

For an application form and details of the day please click below:

Playing Day Application Form

Our music will include

Jubilate Deo a 8 Peter Philips  
Canson in Echo Duodecimi Toni a 10 G Gabrielli SSSAAATTTBBBGbGbCbCb
Three Latin American Dances Marg Hall SAATB
Suite No 4 J. C. Fischer SSATB
Ave Maria a8 F Guerrero SSAATTTTBBBBGbGbCbCb
Five Ukranian Folk Songs Lance Eccles SATTB
Salve Regina a6 L de Victoria  
Conductor: Julie Dean

Julie Dean is a professional recorder player, performer and teacher who also runs the London Recorder Shop. Find out more about her at

Julie writes:

“Here’s the music I’ll be bringing, though I will bring various other things too.

Magnum Mysterium, Lauridsen
El Sol y La Luna Andulusian
Christe Eleison Fasch
plus some fun extra things.  


I’ll be bringing a small shop selection so if anyone would like anything in particular, or are interested in any instruments, then they can email me through my website at I can also take instruments away for repair if needed but will be limited on what I can carry so if anyone is wanting a recorder serviced they should email me first.

I think we are in for a stimulating afternoon!

Conductor: Marguerite Dolmetsch
Conductor: Anne Martin – Autumn Playing Day
Conductor: Katriina Boosey
Conductor: Andrew Melville
Rhosymedre J D Edwards
Fiesta Latina Gerald Schwertberger
Baby Elephant Walk Henry Mancini
Rodrigo Overture Handel
Conductor: David Burgess
Conductor: Jackey Birch 


Jacques Moderne, arr by Brian Davey
Bear Dance trad, arr by David Moses
Fortune my Foe William Byrd, arr by Paul Clark
Spanish Airs and dances Gaspar Sanz, arr by Christopher Ball
Pakington’s Pownde arr by Paul Clark
Made in Wales trad arr by Steve Marshall
Ice Cream  
Conductor: Julie Dean

Abenlied, by Josef Reinberger

All arranged by Julie
Thule, the Period of Cosmography by Thomas Weelkes
Crucifixus a 10 by Lotti
O Virgo Splendens from The Red Book of Montserrat
Conductor: Harriet Oliver

Cantato Domino from Sacrae Symphonae

G Gabrielli
Selection form Stabat Mater P77 Pergolesi
Scarborough Fair Trad, arr Steve Marshall
Suspicion Glenn Shannon
Conductor: Tom Beets – May Play Day

Viri Galilaei/Ascendit Deus 

Mountain Music Glen Shannon
Conductor: David Moses
The Bear Dance  Anon C14th?
My Little Suede Shoes Charlie Parker
Veni Virgo Beatissima
(Montpellier codex 1250 -1300)
Bal Au Bassin
(a suite in 5 movements celebrating the social life of garden pond dwellers)
(a piece included in John Playford’s collection of Country Dances)

Nomads Land
(inspired by music from Northern Nigeria) 


It Never Entered My Mind Richard Rodgers
Two C17th Irish Harp tunes O Carolan  / O Cathain
Conductor: John Hawkes
Palestrina Two Ricerare  SATB opt GB, CB
Mozart Non Pui, Andrai SAATB
Holst (arr Hawkes) Brook Green Suite SATB, GB, CB
Hawkes Dance Suite SAATTB
Challinger Ballads, Blues and Riffe  SATTB opt GB, CB
Conductor: Kati Boosey
William Byrd Fantasy Sextet SAATBB/Gb
Samuel Scheidt Canzon ‘Bergamasca’ SSATB/Gb
Andrew Challinger Tasty Trifles SAATB
Peter Bullock (arr.) In the Mood and Rock Around the Clock  
Conductor: Harriet Oliver (Playing Day)

November Playing Day with Harriet.  Each session will feature music from or about a different country so a kind of mini world tour !  

Click here for further details:

Application for November Playing Day

Programme for November Playing Day 

Conductor: Sophie Middleditch

After graduating from Lancaster University in 1995, Sophie went on to study recorder, modern and baroque flute at Trinity College of Music.Since then she has gained a reputation as a friendly, enthusiastic,professional recorder player with a wealth of teaching and performing experience. Her professional playing includes chamber, orchestral and solo engagements as well aswork with her own baroque period chamber group, the Parnassian Ensemble (with Helen Hooker)

Sophie’s programme includes

Alyson Lewin Two French Carols


Paul Clarke The Twelve Days of Christmas SATB
Ivan Moseley Variations on a Seasonal Theme SATB
Jan Pieters Sweelinck Hodie Christus Natus Est SATB
Archangelo Corelli

Pastorale from Concerto Grosso, Op.6/8 


and if there are enough players ..



Bruce Pennick

A Carol Suite 


Andrew Challenger

Mirror Ball

Conductor: Harriet Oliver

Daryl Runswick  

Southwell  SATBGBCB

Sylvia Rosin


Hans Leo Hassler

Chi Viol Veder SATB/ATTB

Jean-Baptiste Lully 

Chaconne SAA/TB/GB
Conductor: Andrew Challinger
Andrew Challinger Orkney Suite SATB
Arr. Clark Two Dutch Songs SATB
Eileen Silcocks West Country Suite SATB/Gb
Andrew Challinger Still Waters AATT BBGbCb
Grillo Canzon Quarta  SATB x 2 + Cb
Conductor: Helen Hooker

Sadly we have decided to cancel this meeting due to the coronavirus.

Albrechtsberger (teacher of Beethoven) Organ Fugues SATB
Holborne  Dances SATTB plus optional GB and/or CB
Marg Hall Five for Four SATB
Conductor: Andrew Duncan: Members’ Afternoon

Sadly we have decided to postpone this meeting due to the coronavirus.

We are inviting Branch members with some experience of conducting to share the afternoon session with Andrew.  More details to follow. 

Conductor: Ian Wilson – May Playing Day

Sadly we have decided to postpone this meeting due to the coronavirus.

Ian is the principal recorder professor at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Head of Woodwind at Eton College and a founder member of the Flautadors recorder quartet.  In 2017, he became conductor for the Scottish Recorder Orchestra.

We are delighted that Ian has agreed to conduct our Playing Day  

Conductor: David Burgess
Sadly we have decided to postpone this meeting due to the coronavirus.     
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