(1) Published by Cootamundra Music
Abbreviations: sSATB are sopranino, Soprano (Descant), Alto (Treble), Tenor and Bass recorders respectively.
CM 03 Malcolm Tattersall Native Companions Dancing
An easy folk-like waltz inspired by John Shaw Neilson's poem of the same name. SATB.
CM 04 Malcolm Tattersall Sweet Nightingales
An affectionate tribute to some of the recorder's best known 'bird music,' in the form of a set of variations on the English folk-song The Sweet Nightingale. Look at the first variation here. A solo.
CM 12 Erik Satie arr. Tattersall Le Piccadilly
A jaunty little ragtime piece, originally for piano, with origins in the Montmartre cabaret which provided the composer with an income for a while. SATB.
CM 14 Mozart arr. Tattersall Divertimento (KV 213)
Delightful music in Mozart's happiest mood, composed for oboes, horns and bassoons. All four movements are transcribed in full. SAATB or SATTB.
CM 15 Trad arr. Tattersall The Woolshed Ball
Pairs of Polkas, Waltzes and Jigs from the Irish-Australian folk tradition arranged for 1 - 4 recorders with or without guitar, percussion, violin and/or cello. Suitable both for concert use and for dancing. S, S or A, A or T, T or B, etc.
CM 16 Trad arr. Tattersall Two Slow Airs
Two ballads from the Irish-Australian folk tradition, Moreton Bay and The Streets of Forbes, in extended arrangements for recorder trio. Both are recorded on Music for Reflection - listen to an excerpt here. AAB and ATT respectively.
CM 17 Trad arr. Tattersall The Lion Sleeps Tonight
A traditional African melody made popular again by The Lion King. SATB and optional Guitar.
CM 18 Trad arr. Tattersall The Shearers
Two more Australian folk-song melodies, 'The Springtime it Brings on the Shearing' and 'One of the Has-Beens,' in a simple medley for quartet. SATB.
Orpheus Music has published or republished several of my recorder compositions. They tend to be more difficult (approx. AMEB grades 5 - 8) and less conventional than those published by Cootamundra Music. Recorder Playbook, their most recent publication, is the exception for two reasons: it's a collection of arrangements, and they are easy and conventional.
Ikaho Bass (or Alto or Tenor) solo
Japanese-influenced: modalism and extended instrumental techniques (flutter-tonguing, vocalisation, etc) evoke, without attempting to imitate, the sound of the shakuhachi. The mood is reflective, autumnal. Recorded on Music for Reflection.
Arabesques Alto and Tenor
Draws on an eclectic range of influences, from the structure of Indian ragas to the symmetries of abstract decorative art. The first movement, slow and floridly decorated, is followed by a vigorous 'moto perpetuo' in 5/8 and 7/8. Both movements are recorded on Music for Reflection.
Alien Landscape II Quintet (AATTB)
An atmospheric piece using extended techniques (tremolo, fluttertongue) to evoke an imaginary landscape. It sounds like electronic music, which the first Alien Landscape was; it sounds very difficult, but isn't.
Listen to an extract (mp3, 210KB) from a 1998 concert recording by Blue Moon.
Franklin River Alto solo
Inspired by the Tasmanian wilderness; generally lyrical, but using some extended techniques. Recorded on Music for Reflection.
Recorder Playbook Small recorder ensembles (2 to 4 parts)A collection mixing music from the Renaissance and Baroque with music current in various folk traditions. Many items are playable with alternative instrumentations, so that almost any small recorder ensemble (so long as they have at least one descant and one treble) will be able to play most of the pieces.
Contacting Orpheus Music
http://www.orpheusmusic.com.au/ or write to Orpheus Music, PO Box 1363, Armidale, NSW 2350, Australia.
(3) Released through Sibelius Music
I started to make my music available online through SibeliusMusic.com in March 2006. It looked like an ideal outlet for music for odd combinations of instruments, simply because other composers had already put up such a wide variety but it didn't work so well in practice, mainly because there was just so much music on the site that it was difficult to find particular items. SibeliusMusic no longer exists but these are the scores I uploaded; I can supply copies to anyone who wants them, and I may someday publish them elsewhere.
The Shores of Botany Bay for flute trio (can be transposed for other instruments).
A traditional Irish-Australian tune that I originally arranged for recorders (it appears in Recorder Playbook) but is just as effective for other melody instruments. Easy! Free!
New Haven for recorder trio or quartet.
A very easy arrangement of a hymn tune from Southern Harmony. Free!
Lady Ann Bothwell's Lament for soprano recorder and violin, and
Sleepy Body for alto recorder (or flute) and violin.
Two arrangements of sets of variations by Geminiani on Scottish airs; moderately difficult; playable unaccompanied by recorder or almost any other melody instrument.
The Streets of Forbes for two clarinets with bass clarinet or bassoon.
I later transcribed this arrangement for recorders and published it through Cootamundra Music as one of the Two Slow Airs. Moderate difficulty.
O Thou That Art So Cruell for two equal instruments.
A vocal duet by Thomas Morley transcribed for a pair of instruments. It suits flutes or alto/tenor recorders as uploaded but can be transposed for other instruments.
Updated October 2020
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