Listen Up! “R” is for Recorder


The recorder was popular in medieval times through the Baroque era, but it declined in the 18th century as the flute, oboe, and clarinet took over. It’s associated with pastoral scenes, suggesting shepherds and birds.

It’s thought of as a child’s instrument, due to its simplicity. But when you listen to this, you’ll see that it’s not just for kids.

12 thoughts on “Listen Up! “R” is for Recorder

  1. I used to always want to get a recorder, but never did get one. Anything can be mastered to virtuoso proportions by someone with creativity and willing to practice enough to become outstanding.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out


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