Music from Around the World for Recorders

Ensemble Music for Descant, Alto and Tenor Recorders in Waldorf Schools

Michael Preston

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A joyful collection of folk music from different cultural backgrounds, scored for school recorders from Year 5 (age 11) and up.

280 x 215 mm
Waldorf Publications
Steiner-Waldorf Education; Waldorf Publications
b/w illustrations and musical notation
128 pages
Publication date:
01 Jan 2005


It can be surprisingly hard for teachers to find good quality music from a variety of cultural backgrounds, which is suitably scored for school recorders.

Michael Preston, who grew up in Africa and New Zealand, has compiled this wonderful collection of folk music from around the world. The selections are easy to see and not too hard to sight-read for children. They are rich, varied and interesting, with the possibility of harmonic accompaniment if wished.

The songs are suitable for children in Year 5 and up. Each section includes an introduction to the country or region, to give some flavour of the music. Pieces are included from North America, South America, Africa, Portugal, England, Scotland, Ireland, Russia, Poland, Japan, New Zealand, Fiji, Tahiti, and Hawaii.

The publishers respectfully ask that you do not photocopy from this book.


Michael Preston was born in Uganda and educated in Kenya, New Zealand and England. He has been a Waldorf class teacher for twenty-five years, most recently at the Three Cedars Waldorf School, Seattle.

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