The Recorder

"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"
-William Shakespeare

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