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November 10th, 2023

VII/xxxiii— November 10, 2023

Time to program for the holidays

I know it seems way too early to start thinking about Christmas, but if you're planning on choosing and rehearsing new repertoire, now is the time. I'm working on adding all the in stock titles to our online listing of Christmas Music, but in the meantime here are some perennial favorites. There are duets, trios, and many great quartet arrangements.

Our annual Holiday mailer went to the printer on Tuesday, so look for it soon. There are lots of new issues and some great gift ideas.

Jonathan DeLoach's clever mashups of favorite French carols with movements from duets by Chèdeville and Loeillet have been a best-seller for 20 years now. Joyeux Noel starts with a Loeillet Allegro that quickly morphs into Angels we have heard on high followed by 11 other equally delightful works.

for 2 alto recorders DE1 $12

version for 2 bass viols DE2 $12

12 more quodlibets with movements from recorder duets by William Croft and Robert Valentine that turn into popular English carols: God rest ye merry, gentlemen, I saw three ships, Joy to the world, O little town of Bethlehem, The holly and the ivy, What child is this, and 6 other wonderful arrangements.

or 2 alto recorders DE3 $12

version for 2 bass viols DE4 $12

David Goldstein's Bicinia on Well-known Christmas Carols have been a perennial favorite since their first publication 40 years ago. About half are for SA, half for AT and one or two for ST. The arrangements are not difficult but they have some interesting melodic and rhythmic surprises to keep you on your toes; score only.

PBE004 10

20 Christmas Carols for SAT recorders arranged by Alan Davis. Short one page settings, but with something interesting for every part and of moderate difficulty: A Virgin most pure, Away in a manger, Il est né, In dulci jubilo, Silent Night, I saw three ships, traditional Polish carols and more; score only.

P068 $8.50

6 English Christmas Carols in great arrangements by popular UK tutor Marg Hall set for SAT recorders: Tomorrow shall by my Dancing Day, Sans Day Carol, Down in yon Forest, Somerset Carol, Joy to the World, and How far is it to Bethelehem. Moderate difficulty, fun for everyone; score & parts.

P540 $13

Our friends at PRB decided to retire last spring, so their many wonderul publications are not longer available. We have a few copies of Peter Siebert's great Christmas themed suites in stock. All are SATB with score & parts.

Suite on Early Carol Tunes $12

Brightest & Best (American) $16

Piae Cantiones Carol Tunes $18

Will Ayton's Christmas Letters are some of my favorite holiday music. Each of volume has 2 or 3 carols (most from the British Isles) in extended arrangements for SATB recorders, set in the composer's signature style with flowing lines and lush harmonies. For details, see the individual title listings on our web site here. All are score & parts.

Christmas Letters each $8.50

Christmas Lullabies: 20 gentle instrumental arrangements from the 17th-20th centuries, including cradle songs by Alkan, Bruch, Grieg, Berlioz, and Vierne, organ works of, Murschhauser. Franck, Zachow, Hanff, Kellner, Werner, and Buxtehuded and some of JS Bach's lovliest instrumental movements. All SATB; sold as a set of TWO playing scores.


Christmas Pastorales, arranged by Eric Haas. A companion to our popular Christmas Collections with 16 movements from the 16th-19th centuries set for SATB recorders: Pastorales by Caccini, Saint-Luc, Scarlatti, Rathgeber, and Dubois, musettes by Handel and Couperin, organ chorale preludes by Buxtehude,Bach, Herzog, et al. 2 playing scores.


Don't forget to check our used instrument listing; we're getting more instruments each week!

ORDER NOTE: For reasons too abstruse to go into, the only shipping option available on our web site is UPS. We actually prefer to send sheet music by USPS. Please put in the customer notes whether you would prefer PRIORITY MAIL ($11-15 depending on location, currently about 2-4 day delivery) or MEDIA MAIL ($6 MINIMUManywhere from 5-14 day delivery or longer). Canadian customers, I'm afraid the only option in most cases is Priority Mail International ($32 minimum). We will adjust the invoice manually and you will only be billed for the actual cost.

I thought an updated photo was in order. Nearly every model in production is available for immediate delivery. Our popular Rippert alto (a=440) in European boxwood or rosewood, Denner altos (a=415) in boxwood, Stanesby, Jr. altos (a=415) in boxwood or grenadilla, Bressan voice flutes (a=415) and more, all waiting for a good home and attentive owner. And we're pleased to once more offer a selection of transverse flutes: Grenser, Rottenburgh, and Kirst.

And of course, we have a large inventory of new recorders from Moeck, Mollenhauer, Küng and others as well as our 'New-to-You Instrumentarium' with a large and ever-changing inventory of used recorders in all price ranges, transverse flutes, and other instruments that we are selling on consignment with some interesting new additions. As full and up-to-date a listing as we can provide in the current circumstances can be found here:

von Huene Workshop, Inc. used instruments

Unless otherwise noted, all instruments we receive for consignment are thoroughly checked over and any needed repairs (such as revoicing, new cork, thumb-bushing, etc.) are made before being offered for sale. Please note: the used instrument listing is a text file only; individual items are NOT linked to separate pages with further details, photographs or web ordering capability. We CANNOT provide photographs or sound samples of individual instruments, as we simply do not have the manpower or resources, so please do not ask. To request to purchase used instruments or to have one or more sent to you 'on approval', you must telephone the workshop (617) 277-8690, 10 am to 5 pm, Monday to Saturday.

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