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.
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.
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.
If you would like to learn some background information about composers, their pieces, or a bit about the techniques they employ check out the Additional Notes file.
The Tuning Exercise is provided to 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
Bach - 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
Bennet - Weep, O Mine Eyes
Chopin - Prélude 7
Corelli - Sonata da Chiesa Op 3, No. 1 Grave
Eijkhout - Las Vacas
Fauré - Fugue in E Minor
Ferrabosco - Pavan a 5
Gibbons - Ah, My Dear Heart
Grieg - Ave maris stella
Holborne - Decrevi
Lasso - La nuict froide
Palestrina - Agnus Dei I
Rheinberger - Abendlied
Salieri - Round (C Instrument)
Sermisy - Tant que vivray
Susato - Rondo et Saltarello
Tallis - If Ye Love Me
Recommended for Newer Players
Recommended for Advanced Players
Bach - Trio Sonata No. 4, Andante
WTK 1 Prelude 9
WTK 2 Fugue 2
Brahms - Hungarian Dance No. 5
Cavaccio - Pavana and Saltarello
Corelli - Sonata da Chiesa Op 3, No. 1 Vivace
Dowland - Earl of Essex Galliard
Dvořák - Bagatelle Op 47, No. 1
Froberger - Ricercare
Handel - Sonata in F, Movts 2 & 3
Holborne - Muy Linda
Josquin - Gloria (Missa Beata Virgine)
Mozart - Divertimento 1, Movement 1
Divertimento 2, Movement 1
Praetorius - Courante
Quagliati - Recercate et Canzone 7
Strauss - Pizzicato Polka
Susato - Rondo et Saltarello (Sopranino part)
Telemann - Allegro in D major
Vivaldi - Finale (Concerto in G Minor)