THE SPRING GARDEN by Patricia M. Oscannell is a wonderful collection of recorder songs that will appeal to those who play jazz recorder. It will also appeal to those interested in sharpening their skills on the recorder.
In world music there are oftentimes many jazz motifs that incorporate ethnic themes. This one covers the Scottish and English country dance topics with such interesting songs as "The Female Sailor" written in 1710 by Essex and the 1698 song titled "The Hole in the Wall" both of which have appeared as themes in performances.
There are over 40 short songs in this collection and any one of them could be incorporated into a recorder solo within a jazz setting. All songs in this new collection are arranged by Patricia M. O'scannell who lives in Ashland Oregon. World music and jazz go hand in hand and here is a book to gain further knowledge of recorder music and its enjoyment.
There is a commentary at the conclusion of each song which will prove educational and entertaining reading. Congratulations to Patricia M. O'scannell on a job well done for her arrangements are enjoyable to play on a recorder in any setting. Excellent recorder book!'With the ever growing popularity of the recorder as a jazz instrument, this collection of recorder songs will be a welcome delight to those jazz fans wanting to sharpen their skills on this instrument!