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Recommended Songbooks

Suggested materials for the Waldorf music teacher, Kindergarten or class teacher, and parents.

Early Childhood Music Booklist

Songbooks for Grades 3-8

World Music

Movement and Singing Games

Grades 6-8+

Christmas

Flute and Recorder Books

For beginning FLUTE experience, even though the books themselves say “for soprano recorders” (Grades 3/4):

  • C Flute Tutor for the Choroi C Flute Volume I  by John Miles, Promethean Press
  • The Ensemble Recorder Book 1  (for 2 soprano [flutes] w/ Orff instrumentation and voice by Lawrence Wheeler, Sweet Pipes Publications
  • The Ensemble Recorder Book 2   (for 2 soprano [flutes] w/ Orff instrumentation and voice by Herbert Rothgarber, Sweet Pipes Publications
  • Make a Glad Sound   (for 2 soprano [flutes] w/ Orff instrumentation and voice) by Herbert Rothgarber, Sweet Pipes Publications
  • First Performance (for 2 soprano [flutes] with optional voice, alto and Orff instrumentation) by Gerald Burakoff and Willy Strickland, Sweet Pipes Publications
  • Round & Round – (for soprano [flutes], voices and Orff instruments) Arr. by Herbert Rothgarber, Sweet Pipes Publications

For intermediate players (maybe Grades 4/5):

  • Duet Time (Book 1 easy duets for 2 soprano [flutes] and optional percussion and Book 2 is intermediate duets) Arr. By Sonya Burakoff, Sweet pipes Publications

For Recorders

  • The Recorder Guide by Johanna E Kulbach and Arthur Nitka, Oak Publications
  • Alto Recorder Tutor by John Miles, Promethean Press
  • The Sweet Pipes Recorder (Alto Recorder) Book 1 and 2 A Method Book for Adults and Older Beginners  – by Gerald Burkoff, Paul Clark, William E. Hettick, Sweet Pipes Publications
  • Three Thirteenth-Century Dances for soprano (or tenor) and alto (or bass) recorders Transcribed and edited by Peter Hedrick
  • Renaissance Time Pieces and Dances Arr, by Gerald Burakoff & Willy Strickland, Sweet Pipes Publications
  • Baroque Time Pieces and Dances Arr. By G. Burakoff & W. Strickland, Sweet Pipes Publications
  • Recorder Ensemble Without Fear  John Heyworth
  • The Recorder Consort 1 – 47 Pieces for recorder consort (solos to sextets) Collected by Steve Rosenberg
  • English Madrigals for Recorders Volumes 1 & 2 (AAT trios, SATB quartets and quintets)
  • Music from Around the World for Recorders For Upper Grades in Waldorf Schools Descant, Alto, Tenor – Recorder Ensemble Music – selected and arranged by Michael Preston, AWSNA Publications
  • The Recorder Guide by Johanna E Kulbach and Arthur Nitka, Oak Publications
  • Flute and Recorder Consorts Vol I and II Trios and Quartets   collected and arranged by John Miles, Promethean Press
  • Mrs. McGillivray’s Welcome  A Bass Recorder Tutor with a Scottish Flavour Rosemary McGillivray, Hawthorns Music

*There is a huge variety of more good recorder music and information on recorders (including sales of any kind of recorder you might ever want!) and this is the best source we have found:

Courtly Music Unlimited
Phone: 1-800-2-Richie (1-800-274-2443)
E-mail: richie@courtlymusicunlimited.com


Retailers:

The Association of Waldorf Schools of North America, 3911 Bannister Road, Fair Oaks, CA 95628
Steiner Books, Rudolf Steiner Bookstore, 3911 Bannister Road, Fair Oaks, CA 95628; (916) 961-8729
Meadow Lark Toys and Crafts, 817 Chestnut Ridge Road, Chestnut, Ridge, New York 10977
Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America (WECAN), 285 Hungry Hollow Rd, Spring Valley, NY 10977; (845) 352-1690