Moeck Rottenburg soprano in boxwood
Takeyama alto in Japanese maple
Adler wooden tenor (bought secondhand so don't know what kind of wood)
Aulos plastic sopranino
That's it. Don't know if it's worthwhile splashing out on more wooden recorders when my playing opportunities are so limited - as in casual tootling with the local SRP plus an Exeter Recorder Orchestra concert once or twice a year.
Fellow SRP members - what did you make of the article in the latest Recorder Magazine about building a library? Has anyone worked out how much it would cost to buy all the books?
For those who don't receive the Recorder Magazine, here's the list of what Peter Bowman (teacher of recorder at Canterbury Christ Church University) describes as "those reference books that I believe should be in every recorder players's library
":On Playing the Flute
by J J Quantz (Berlin, 1752), trans. Edward R Reilly (Faber, 1966)Principles of the Flute, Recorder and Oboe
by Jacques Martin Hotteterre "Le Romain" (Paris, 1707), trans. David Lasocki (Barrie & Jenkins, 1978)Fontegara
by Silvestro Ganassi (Venice, 1535), trans. Dorothy Swainson (Lienau, Berlin, 1959)The Interpretation of Early Music
by Robert Donnington (revised ed. Faber & Faber 1974)The Rules of Musical Interpretation in the Baroque Era
by Jean-Claude Veilhan (Alphonse Leduc, 1979)Playing Recorder Sonatas - Interpretation and Technique
by Anthony Rowland-Jones (Oxford University Press, 1992)The Recorder Player's Handbook
by Hans-Martin Linde (Schott ED 12322, second edition 1991)The Recorder Today
by Eve O'Kelly (Cambridge University Press, 1990)The Recorder and its Music
by Edgar Hunt (Herbert Jenkins 1994; reprinted by Peacock Press, 2002)Carl Dolmetsch and the Recorder Repertoire of the 20th Century
by Andrew Mayes (Ashgate, 2003)The Cambridge Companion to the Recorder
by J M Thompson & A Rowland-Jones (Cambridge University Press, 1995)The Modern Recorder Player, Vols 1, 2 & 3
by Walter van Hauwe (Schott ED 12150, 1984, ED 12270, 1987; ED 12361, 1992)Advanced Recorder Technique, Vols 1 & 2
by Gudrun Heyes (Schott ED 9761, ED 9762, 2005)The Finishing Touch of Ensemble Playing
by Bart Spanhove (Alamire, 2000)
Oh, and do check out that letter to the editor about the environmental impact of using tropical hardwoods to make musical instruments...