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Play At Home
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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.
Choose a category from the Navigation section in the upper right corner of this page.
Once you've selected a piece to play, Download the score file.
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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The Tuning Exercise will help you sync up with the “Sibelius Sounds” recorders.
Suggestion, question, music request? We'd love to hear from you so feel free to contact us.
Anonymous (Medieval) - O virgo splendens
Sumer is icumen in (round)
Anonymous (Ren.) - Ik zeg Adieu
Bach - Chorale #5 Ein Lämmlein geht und...
Chorale #7 Nun lob mein Seel den Herren
Chorale #74 O Haupt Voll Blut und Wunden
Chorale # 117 O Welt, sieh hier dein Leben
WTK 1 Prelude 22
WTK 1 Prelude 24
Banchieri - Sinfonia
Barbershop - Down by the Old Mill Stream
Beach - Nunc dimittis
Bennet - Weep, O Mine Eyes
Bruckner - Os Justi
Chopin - Prélude 7
Corelli - Sonata da Chiesa Op 3, No. 1 Grave
Eijkhout - Las Vacas
Ferrabosco - Pavan a 5
Gibbons - Ah, Dear Heart
Gluck - Marche religieuse from Alceste
Grieg - Ave maris stella
Holborne - Decrevi
di Lasso - La nuict froide
Morales - O crux, ave, spes unica
Palestrina - Agnus Dei I
Rheinberger - Abendlied
Rossi - Kaddish Shalem
Salieri - Round (C or F Instrument)
Sermisy - Tant que vivray
Stanford - The Blue Bird
Susato - Rondo et Saltarello
Tallis - If Ye Love Me
Upton - Amazing Grace
Recommended for Newer Players
Recommended for Advanced Players
Bach - Trio Sonata No. 4, Andante
WTK 1 Prelude 9
WTK 2 Fugue 2
Beethoven - Adagio from Sextet Op. 71
Brahms - Hungarian Dance No. 5
Buxtehude - Organ Prelude BuxWV 143
Cabezón - Susana un jour
Cavaccio - Pavana and Saltarello
Clementi - Piano Sonatina in G, Movt. 1 Op. 26, No. 2
Corelli - Sonata da Chiesa Op 3, No. 1 Vivace
Dowland - Earl of Essex Galliard
Dufay - Vergine bella
Dvořák - Bagatelle Op 47, No. 1
Froberger - Ricercare
Handel - Sonata in F, Movts 2 & 3
Holborne - Muy Linda
Hook - Trio No. 1
Josquin - Gloria (Missa Beata Virgine)
Mendelssohn - Fuga Op. 37, No. 1
Mozart - Divertimento 1, Movement 1
Divertimento 2, Movement 1
Pachelbel - Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern
Praetorius - Courante
Quagliati - Recercate et Canzone 7
Quantz - Sonata for 3 Flutes in D Major, Movts 1-3
Schumann - Drei Romanzen Op 21, No. 2
Strauss - Pizzicato Polka
Stravinsky - March
Susato - Rondo et Saltarello (Sopranino part)
Tchaikovsky - Sleeping Beauty Waltz
Telemann - Allegro in D major
Vivaldi - Finale (Concerto in G Minor)
Trio Sonata RV 81