|The REMU Library|
REMU has a library of magazines and books of interest to recorder players, plus a large number of musical scores and parts. The library is maintained by Ron Ward. See How To Borrow for borrowing terms and conditions.
|Early Music||A quarterly Journal published by Oxford University Press. It was founded by our own John Thomson and has continued to be published. We have over 65 issues spanning 1973 to 1995. Unfortunately there are some gaps due to borrowers failing to return items|
|Early Music New Zealand||A quarterly founded in 1985 and continuing until December 1987, edited by Adrienne Simpson and others. We have most editions.|
|The Piano-Forte||The history of the piano up to the Great (UK) exhibition of 1851. By Rosamund E.M. Harding (A substantial book). Published by Gresham in 1978|
|Treatise On Harmony||By Jean-Philippe Rameau, translated by Philip Gossett. Published by Dover in a 1971 edition of the 1722 publication.|
|The Recorder Player's Handbook||By Hans-Martin Linde, translated from the German by James C. Maden. Published by Schott 1962.|
|Vestiva I Colli||By Palestrina, edited by H. Capilupi. Five part (SATTB). Six scores. Includes voice parts in English and Italian.|
|Zefiro Torna||By Marenzio. Six playing handwritten scores of four parts (SATB). Includes voice parts in Italian.|
|Zefiro Torna||By Alfonso Ferrabosco Six copies of the five part score. Hand written and 9 pages long. Includes voice parts in English and Italian.|
|Chi Salira per Me||By Wert, edited by Ariosto? Five copies of a four part score (SATB). Includes voice parts in English and Italian|
Much of this music was gifted from other players. Some of it is in editions that have since been superceeded - often by later editions compiled by better editors.
Most of the music is for recorders, or playable on recorders with minimal adjustments to parts. The collection includes works that may not be exclusively for recorders (eg Holbourne's complete PGA collection) but which can with minor adjustments be played by recorders.
Ron has indexed the collection on composer, editor, date of composition, title, and numbers of parts.
We do not publishing an index for several reasons. Direct contact enables Ron to advise you about the quality of the copy and transmission issues that may affect your borrowing. Please contact Ron direct by email or phone 64 4 970-8420 for any enquires.
It may not be essential for people to borrow directly from the collection. It can also be used to find where a particular tune or work is available. If someone wants to find a theme from say Beethoven's 9th then Ron can tell them the tutor book in which it may be found.
The collection currently consists of:
|Solos||1039 solos for various recorders|
|Duets||280 duets for various recorders|
|Trios||455 trios for various recorders|
|Quartets||466 quartets for various recorders|
|Quintets||135 quintets for various recorders|
|Sextets||27 sextets for various recorders|
|Septets||Three septets for various recorders|
|Octets||Four octets for various recorders|
|Accompanied||201 compositions for Recorders with other instruments|
|Keyboard||28 compositions for keyboard only|
|Symphonies||One symphonic score|
The library is available to REMU Members, and to members of the NZ Society Of Recorder Players. Because of the fragile state of some of the items, Ron reserves the right to restrict borrowing.
There is normally no charge for borrowing, apart from postage and packing. Charges for loss or damage will be applied.
Please contact Ron Ward by email or by phone 64 4 970-8420 to arrange a loan.