Book of A Hundred Melodies
for Solo Recorder
Johannes Fischer: recorders
A fascinating multitude of tonal colors!
We are presumably all familiar with the soprano recorder. But who would have imagined that this instrument from our childhood could also become the subcontrabass recorder or a bass gemshorn?
In her "Book of A Hundred Melodies" Barbara Heller (70th birthday on 6 October 2006) has collected musical ideas, condensed them, and thus given each piece its own character. The freedom the composer has granted in the choice of instrument enables Johannes Fischer to exploit for his interpretation not only all available means of artistic expression but the type of recorder as well. Nearly fifty different instruments, some of them rare and exotic, were used for the recording.
Sheet music from Schott Musik International:
ED 9484 Barbara Heller: Hundertmelodienbuch for Solo Recorder
or other instruments (flute, oboe, clarinet)