Rhythmic Studies for Recorder Quartet

Rhythmic Studies

These seven studies focus on rhythm.

  • On: all parts play the same rhythm, focusing on downbeats.
  • Off: no one ever plays a downbeat.
  • Together: all parts play the same rhythm, but the notes are interestingly placed and hardly ever on obvious beats.
  • Apart: displacements, rhythmic canons; anything to never play the same as another part.
  • Seven: a fast 7/8 rhythm.
  • Eleven: a fast, you guessed it: 11/8 rhythm.
  • Tihaiku: combining an Indian Tihai and a Japanese Haiku.

The first four movements are freely available on IMSLP, the full composition is available on Tablatur.