Ragamuffin and other easy pieces (2000)

Programme Note: John Buckley

These six short pieces are for descant recorder of grades 1 - 3 approximately, with relatively straightforward piano accompaniments. The pieces are not arranged in order of technical difficulty but rather as a suite, where contrast of character, tempo, key and metre are the determining factors. My aim has been to create a suite that offers musical interest and challenge within modest technical demands.