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Orchestra

Buxtehude
Baroque

Organ Prelude BuxWV 143

Buxtehude

Organ Prelude BuxWV 143

Welcome to the Play At Home Series! Here, you can play group pieces in the comfort of your own home with the help of audio files created in the music notation program Sibelius. None of the music posted here is under copyright (with the exception of pieces written by a few living composers who have graciously granted permission),  so feel free to share the website and music.

Playing instructions:

  1. Choose a category from the Navigation section in the upper right corner of this page.

  2. Once you've selected a piece to play, Download the score file.

  3. Click on the MP3 playback button and play along with the music. Use the Slow MP3s for practice.

 

The video is reference for how the music sounds when professionally played. Headphones are highly recommended; you can hear all the parts much more clearly and can tune more easily with the recorder playing your part in the score.

 

If you are unsure of where to start, here are a couple of different suggestions:

  • Scroll down for lists of recommended pieces for newer or advanced players.

  • Pick a piece and learn all of the different parts. If you know your composers, choose from the Composers List.

  • Pick a single recorder (sopranino, soprano, alto, tenor, bass, great bass, or contrabass). Here is all of the music in the Play At Home Series sorted into a List by Parts.

  • Create a ‘program’ of three or four pieces and work on them as if preparing for a recital.

  • Treat the series as a great sight-reading exercise - pick pieces at random and play random parts.

To learn some background information about composers, their pieces, or a bit about the techniques they employ check out the Additional Notes file.

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Tuning

The Tuning Exercise will help you sync up with the “Sibelius Sounds” recorders.

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