"Tis as easy as lying; govern these ventages with your fingers and thumb, give it breath with your mouth, and it will discourse most eloquent music"
The recorder reached its height of development during the Renaissance and Baroque periods (1400-1750). Perhaps the recorder got its name because of its use to train birds to sing or record, as the word was meant then. The instrument developed into a wide variety of sizes; from bass to sopranino.
Sound of the Recorder
Music performed by Brad White.
Available on CD from his shop at PanFlute.Net