Respighi - Ancient Dances - Suite 1
Ancient Airs and Dances is a set of three orchestral suites by Italian composer Ottorino Respighi, freely transcribed from original pieces for lute. In addition to being a renowned composer and conductor, Respighi was also a notable musicologist. His interest in Italian music of the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries led him to compose works inspired by the music of these periods. (wikipedia)
Suite 1 contains four sections - 1. Balletto, 2. Gagliarda, 3. Villanella, and 4. Passo Mezzo e Mascherada. Originally composed for small orchestra Respighi transcribed Suite 1 for piano 2 or 4 hands.
It is the piano Transcription which has been used to arrange for recorder orchestra (SnSSAATTBBGbGbCbSgbScb).
This project has taken 5 weeks and is offered as a free download to recorder orchestra friends around the world.