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Rondo For Recorder Quartet

The first piece of music that I’m going to talk about on this blog is one that I composed several years ago, back in 2010.  It was actually written for my music A-level, but I can’t remember if this version was the final version that got examined but I like it nonetheless!  1,073 more words



cold ivory keys
warm tones of a descant played
drifting to heaven

-Clarence Holm

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Harmony for O Breathe on Me O Breath of God

I wrote this for the Divine Mercy Mass so Kayla and I could harmonize. It came out sounding very pretty, but you need a strong voice to able to carry the harmony as you won’t have any piano support. 20 more words


Welcome to Nuel's Recorder

Welcome to Nuel’s Recorder! I’m Nuel.

On this blog website, I will be posting informative resources on learning to play the Soprano or Descant Recorder day by day as well as answering any questions you may have about Recorder playing or even reading sheet music.


Descant. For me, it decants to a song, a play, a magazine, a poem, a dance.

Of course to a song; descant comes from Latin… 736 more words

Word Tasting Notes

Deryck Cooke - I Saw the World End (1979)

Finished re-reading once more Deryck Cooke’s study of Wagner’s Ring. It is a magnificent, monumental study of scholarship and musico-dramatic insight. It is unfinished due to Cooke’s death, and stops at the end of… 74 more words

Hendrik Slegtenhorst