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Recorder31 Day 11 | Friday Fun!

Recorder31 Day 11 | Friday Fun!

It's Friday, which of course means we have two Recorder31 posts to share with you! Check back this evening for some very special offers on our extensive range of alto recorders, but for now, it's time for some more Friday Fun!

This week we have a crossword for you – and once again, all the answers are words or phrases connected to the recorder!

Here's the all-important clues...


A1 – Nickname for the composer Vivaldi, also the name of an ensemble fronted by Piers Adams.

A2 – Recently retired American recorder maker, whose first name is Thomas.

A3 – First name of Brüggen (1934-2014), the pioneering contemporary recorder player.

A4 – Surname of the composer of Suite for Recorder & Strings (1957) and first name of the composer of Der Fluyten Lust-Hof (1644).

A5 – First name of 20th century recorder player, who, together with father Arnold, was a keystone in the recorder’s revival.

A6 – A tree, Mediterranean in origin, whose wood is commonly used for recorders.

A7 – City in The Netherlands where a famous 14th century recorder was discovered in 1940. This instrument is commonly described as “The ___ Recorder”.


D1 – Location of The Early Music Shop’s showroom in Suffolk, also the home of the music festival founded by Benjamin Britten.

D2 – Beatle who played the recorder on the 1967 song The Fool on the Hill.

D3 – Dutch recorder player who will be performing a headline concert at the London International Festival of Early Music in November 2023.

D4 – Surname of Danish recorder player Michala, one of the most prolific recorder players of recent generations.

D5 – The Orange Tree ____ , the title of the 2023 album by The Royal Wind Music (previously The Early Music Shop’s featured album in May 2023).

D6 – Prefix of –bass which describes a recorder in C which is one octave lower than a great bass.

D7 – Name for a recorder one octave lower than a soprano.


Click here to view/download the crossword in PDF format.



The Sound of Recorder Music!

Each day this month we're highlighting an audio clip of a recorder from our extensive range. Mollenhauer Denner altos are based on an original in the Copenhagen Museum and were developed by the late recorder maker Fred Morgan. This one in pearwood has a soft, mellow, and rounded sound. Listen to the clips below or follow this link to find out more about this high-quality plastic alto recorder.

Vivaldi La Notte:

Bach Sarabande:


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