This album includes over sixty compositions, taking players on a musical journey through the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque period right up until our time. The pieces include works by old masters such as Vivaldi, Bach, Hotteterre, Dowland and Telemann, as well as folk songs and thirteen original compositions by British flautist Alan Davis. A variety of styles including blues, jazz, and Latin are covered.
The pieces of medium technical difficulty were selected by renowned Czech flautist Jan Kvapil who is known for his recorder school methods. They are suitable for recorder solo, recorder with accompaniment (guitar, piano/harpsichord) and can also be played with 2-3 recorders. Free supplementary materials are available for this edition: There are 32 audio examples which can be downloaded. One can listen to the pieces unaccompanied or accompanied by various instruments (harpsichord, piano, lute, viola da gamba, percussion) and in various tempos.