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Recorder Music

Classification Numbers for Recorder Music

Note: Some recorder music may be disguised as flute music, so check our Flute Reference Guide, too.

 M110.R4  Recorder alone
 M270.R4  Recorder with piano accompaniment: collections
 M271.R4  Recorder with piano accompaniment: separate works
 M288–M289  Duets for two wind instruments (of all kinds):
     M288      Collections
     M289      Separate works
 M290–M291  Duets—one stringed and one wind instrument
 M296–M297  Duets—one wind and one plucked instrument
 M315–M319  Piano and two wind instruments
 M320–M324  Piano, one stringed, and one wind instrument
 M335–M339  Piano, one wind, and one plucked instrument
 M355–M359  Three wind instruments
 M360–M364  Three stringed and wind instruments
 M375–M379  Three wind and plucked instruments


Quartets, quintets, sextets, septets, octets, and nonets follow similar patterns (in the M400s, 500s, 600s, 700s, 800s, and 900s, respectively).For more details, see M: Music and Books on Music, available at the reference desk or at the index table in the reference section (Z696.U5 M 1998).



Concertos and similar pieces:

 M1034.R4  Recorder with orchestra, full scores
 M1035.R4  Recorder with orchestra, piano reductions
 M1134.R4  Recorder with string orchestra, full scores
 M1135.R4  Recorder with string orchestra, piano reductions




Recorder studies and methods: 

 MT350  General works
 MT351  Systems and methods
 MT352  Studies and exercises
 MT352.5  Teaching pieces
 MT352.6  Instructive editions
 MT352.7  Two recorders
 MT353  Self-instructors


 Not all recorder music in the Cook Music Library is out on the shelf.Please consult IUCAT to find information about music that is checked out or in the Frontlog.


Subject Headings

(for subject searches in IUCAT or WorldCat)

Solo recorder music: sonatas (recorder); suites (recorder); variations (recorder); etc.;recorder music
Recorder and piano music: sonatas (recorder and continuo); sonatas (recorder and piano); suites (recorder and piano); variations (recorder and piano); recorder and continuo music, etc.

recorder music (recorders (2))

flute and recorder music; recorder and xylophone music, etc.

Trios: woodwind trios (bassoon, oboe, recorder)

(or other combinations)

wind trios [mixed brass and woodwind, various combinations]

trios [various combinations of instruments]; e.g.,

trios (recorder, violin, violoncello), trios (harpsichord, recorder, guitar)

Quartets: woodwind quartets [various combinations];

also suites [various combinations of instruments]; variations [various combinations of instruments]; etc.

wind quartets [mixed brass and woodwind, various combinations]

Similar for quintets, sextets, septets, octets, and nonets.

Recorder and Orchestra: concertos (recorder)

concertos (recorder) — solo with piano

recorder with orchestra

concertos (recorder with string orchestra)




Selected Bibliography: Music, Writings

The Cambridge Companion to the Recorder.Ed. John Mansfield Thomson; asst. ed. Anthony Rowland-Jones.Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995. ML990 .R4 C35.

Flûte à bec.3 vols.Ed. Susi Möhlmeier and Frédérique Thouvenot.Courlay: Editions J.M. Fuzeau, 2001. MT350. F65. A collection of facsimiles of most of the historical treatises.

Griscom, Richard, and David Lasocki.The Recorder: A Guide to Writings About the Instrument for Players and Researchers.New York: Garland, 1994. Ref. ML128 .R31 G7

Hunt, Edgar.The Recorder and its Music.Rev. ed.London: Eulenberg, 1977. ML935 .H93 1977.

Letteron, Claude.Catalogue général, musique pour flûte à bec, 1989 = General Catalogue, Music for Recorder.Paris: Zurfluh, 1989. Ref. ML128 .R31 L4.

Linde, Hans-Martin.The Recorder Player’s Handbook.Trans. Richard Deveson.London & New York: Schott, 1991. ML990 .R4 L513 1991

O’Kelly, Eve.The Recorder Today.Cambridge & New York: Cambridge University Press, 1990.ML990 .R4 O4.

Rowland-Jones, Anthony.Playing Recorder Sonatas: Interpretation and Technique.Oxford: Clarendon Press; New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.MT350 .R88 P7.

Wollitz, Kenneth.The Recorder Book.New York: Knopf, 1982.MT350 .W64 R4.



Classification Numbers for Books about the Recorder

Note: Some recorder books may be disguised as flute books, so check our Flute Reference Guide, too.

 Ref. ML128 .F58  Recorder bibliographies
 ML990 .R4  General books


Selected Periodicals

 The American Recorder (1960--)  ML1 .A524; also microfilm ML1323
 The Recorder Magazine (1990--)  ML935 .A2 R32


Selected Internet Resource

 The Recorder Home Page