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Federal

Federal Fantasia & Fugue
by Glen Shannon

ribbonFirst Prize winner of the Washington (DC) Recorder Society's 50th Anniversary Composition Contest. And English-style fantasia paired with a Bach-style fugue. The Fantasia works well by itself too. more

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Frietjes

Frietjes
by Glen Shannon

Originally featured in the Dutch-language magazine Blokfluitist, a fun short piece named after French fries. more

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The Bloomberg Codex

The Bloomberg Codex
by Glen Shannon

Fabulous jazzy quartet inspired by Baroque cantatas. more

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French Sweets for SATB Recorders

French Sweets for Recorders
by Glen Shannon

ribbon "Shared" First-Prize winner in the 2007 biennial Chicago Recorder Society Composition Contest. A French Baroque-inspired dance suite with Overture. more

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Die Brittlein, sie muss uns lassen

Die Brittlein, sie muss uns lassen
by Glen Shannon

A short Renaissance Flemish-style piece based on an opening chant, with bouncy rhythms and typical meter changes. more

Prelude & Fugue No. 2

Prelude & Fugue No. 2
for Recorder Quartet
by Glen Shannon

The product of a quick little melody I made up warming up before a Recorder Society chapter meeting. more

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Prelude & Fugue No. 3

Prelude & Fugue No. 3
for Recorder Quartet
by Glen Shannon

An easier prelude than No. 2 but with a tricky gigue-like skipping fugue. A lot of fun! more

Peanut Butter Prelude & Fugue

"Peanut Butter" Prelude & Fugue
by Glen Shannon

LOADS OF FUN! The Prelude has a lot of staccato notes in the middle parts with the bass on off-beats throughout. The Fugue is jazzy and must be played with swing. more

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Quartet No. 1

Recorder Quartet No. 1
by Glen Shannon

An exciting 4-movement quartet suitable for upper intermediate ensembles. A stately Introduction leads to an aggressive Dance. Next an introspective Reflection, and a rousing Fugue. more

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"Wanderlust" Quartet

Recorder Quartet No. 2 "Wanderlust"
by Glen Shannon

ribbonFirst Prize winner of the 2001 Biennial Composition Contest sponsored by the Chicago Chapter of the American Recorder Society. more

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Bach Lute Suite

Lute Suite, BWV996
by J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
arranged for recorders by Glen Shannon

A special experience for seasoned ensembles, playing as if the group is a single guitar. Worth the effort! more

Vivaldi L'Estro Armonica

L'Estro Armonico, Op. 3 no. 11
by Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
arranged for recorders by Glen Shannon

A recorder arrangement of a Baroque favorite! more