Here are versions of the VERY GREATEST MUSIC (in our opinion), with J. S. Bach a central focus, that can be adapted for the people’s instrument—alto recorder—and keyboard, for alto and bass recorder duet, and other combinations.

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Our promise: Recorder players will never in this website be at a loss for a challenge or for a high quality of music, at a low price.

Uses of these transcriptions for you, for any students you may have, maybe even for your teacher(s):

  • Études for technique improvement.
  • Ways of becoming acquainted with a wide swath of musical history, such as many astounding but little-known Bach cantata obbligatos.
  • Secondary emphasis on bass recorder repertoire, including solos without the sneaking suspicion that the alto is more appropriate.
  • Don’t listen to great music and consider it done, but continue discovering it from the inside by playing it in transcription. Expand your recorder horizons!
  • And of course, put these on your concert programs.
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A few suggestions, from our vast Catalog:

Arrangements for alto and kbd. (mostly)

Arrangements for recorder duet/trio/quartet, etc.

Stand-alone solos, etc.

and many, many more in 5 different categories, ever-growing as long as Arranger/Composer Scheide can draw breath. Please see also