The Society of Recorder Players is pleased to announce the release of a CD of the music of Brian Bonsor. The disc has been recorded in recognition of Brian’s huge contribution to the world of recorder playing and teaching and it has been sponsored by the SRP.
The CD was recorded in August 2012 and played by the Amici Recorder Ensemble conducted by Helen Hooker. The ensemble comprises thirty of the country’s finest orchestral recorder players and they are joined by James Letham, a pianist with whom Brian played regularly. All of the performers gave their time and skills free of charge and all proceeds from sales of the CD will go to the Society of Recorder Players.
This CD, which contains many of Brian’s best known compositions and arrangements, will no doubt be the perfect Christmas present for any recorder player or recorder aficionado!
You can play samples of selected tracks from the list below.
Bravo Bonsor! costs £10 plus shipping as follows:
UK – £1.50 for the first CD plus 50p for each additional CD
Overseas – £2.50 for the first CD plus £1 for each additional CD
Amici Recorder Ensemble, conducted by Helen Hooker
Solo recorder: Helen Hooker
Piano: James Letham
Hoe-Down Play sample
Three into Five
Dreamy (solo piano)
Legend & Caribbean (from The Really Easy Recorder Book)
Goddesses & The Shrewsbury Lasses (from Six English Country Dance Tunes – piano duet)
Ballet – Debussy
Après un Rêve – Fauré (from Tenor Recorder Solos) Play sample
Dusk – Armstrong Gibbs
Scarborough Fair & YellowBird (from Four Favourite Folksongs)
Dance of the Rose Maidens – Khachaturian
Cantique de Jean Racine – Fauré
A Viennese Whirl!
Jemima & Havin’ a Ball! (recorder duet)
Willie Wagglestick’s Walkabout (solo piano)
Reverie & Serenata (from Jazzy Recorder 2)
Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off! – Gershwin
The 17th’s Farewell to Alva Play sample