This new publication from the members of this famous recorder trio will provide excellent material for descant and treble recorder players who are ready for playing in a trio for the first time. Presented here for descant/descant/treble or, descant/treble/treble recorders, these pieces can also be played on the lower recorders (Tenor and Bass). A variety of possible instrumentations is listed in the book. The seven folksong arrangements in this first publication of the series have an added original piece: Parrots of the Caribbean. Each book includes short explanations about the pieces as well as tips for alternative instrumentations allowing tenor and bass recorders to be used.
(…) As experienced ensemble players and arrangers themselves, the authors have also included suggestions for adding tenor and bass recorders if they are available. In fact they offer six or seven different instrumentation suggestions for each piece. The book comes in the form of three separate scores rather than individual parts, giving each player the chance to think about the whole ensemble. It presents a great introduction to ensemble playing for young students, and, of course, could also be used for flautists and oboists. Music Teacher Magazine 07/2013