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Play At Home

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Renaissance I

Mille regretz

Welcome to the Play At Home Series! Here you can play ensemble 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 and print out the score file.

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


The videos attached to each piece are for reference, showing 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. Tip: when using headphones, leave one ear slightly exposed to hear your own recorder better.


There are hundreds of pieces and parts to choose from! If you are unsure of where to start, here are several different suggestions:

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

  • Pick a single piece and learn all of the different parts. If you have some favorite composers, choose from the Composers List.

  • Pick a single recorder (sopranino, soprano, alto, tenor, bass, great bass, or contrabass) and play various pieces. 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.

  • Use the site as a Music History course. Start with the Medieval page and work your way up through the centuries to the Contemporary page. See the Chronological List of Composers at the end of the Notes file and read the entries on each composer and their compositions if you’d like to really delve into Music History. Be sure to watch the videos at the top of each period page too.

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

To learn some background information about the composers, the selections on the website, or a bit about the techniques, styles, and forms that 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.

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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

Prélude 20

Corelli - Sonata da Chiesa Op 3, No. 1 Grave

de la Cruz - Madre, la de los Primores

Dunstable - Quam pulchra es

Eijkhout - Las Vacas


Ferrabosco - Pavan a 5

Gibbons - Ah, Dear Heart

Gluck - Marche religieuse from Alceste

Grieg - Ave maris stella

Griffes - Tears Op. 10, No. 4

Hartmann - A Simple Lovesong

Holborne - Decrevi

Josquin - Mille regretz

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

Sibelius - Sydämeni laulu

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 1 Fugue 14

WTK 2 Fugue 2

Beethoven - Adagio from Sextet Op. 71

Brahms - Hungarian Dance No. 5

Buxtehude - Organ Prelude BuxWV 143

Cabezón - Susana un jour

von Call - Allegro from Flute Trio in D

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

de La Guerre - Grave and Allegro from Sonata 2

Handel - Sonata in F, Movts 2 & 3

Holborne - Muy Linda

Hook - Trio No. 1

Hotteterre - Trio Sonata Op. 3 No. 5 - Légèrement

Josquin - Gloria (Missa Beata Virgine)

Landini - Si dolce non sono

Mendelssohn - Fuga Op. 37, No. 1

Mozart - Divertimento 1, Movement 1

Divertimento 2, Movement 1

Pachelbel - Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern

Peisinger - Ostinato: For Five in Fivish

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)

Sweelinck - Gaudete omnes

Tchaikovsky - Sleeping Beauty Waltz

Telemann - Allegro in D major

Verdi - Ave Maria

Vivaldi - Finale (Concerto in G Minor)

Trio Sonata RV 81

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