AK Music

AK Music offers a range of unique recorder arrangements for ensembles at three different levels, from the very first steps of ensemble playing, through to advanced and professional concert repertoire.

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All arrangements are made by UK recorder player Annabel Knight. Annabel enjoys a multi-faceted career as a performer, teacher, arranger, editor, adjudicator and syllabus consultant, and loves working with players at every level, from complete beginners to aspiring professionals. She is currently head of the recorder department at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and runs the annual Woodhouse Recorder Courses. Annabel also regularly coaches for the National Youth Recorder Orchestras (NYRO) and Recorders for All.

Launch-Pad Series

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Fun arrangements for elementary recorder ensembles

  • Fun and flexible music for those exploring part-playing for the first time
  • Designed to cater for novice players, some including introductory/optional bass parts
  • Core parts range from very easy to moderately easy (Grades 1-3)
  • Optional additional parts, suitable for beginners to join
  • Multiple reading options for bass instruments, to encourage inclusion

Music-Makers Series

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Enjoyable arrangements for intermediate+ recorder ensembles and mixed-ability groups

  • Accessible and fun recorder music in multiple parts (3-8+), including basses
  • Suitable for intermediate and mixed ability groups
  • Core parts range from easy to moderately difficult (Grades 2-6+)
  • Optional additional parts suitable for beginners and novice players, to encourage inclusion
  • Multiple reading options for bass instruments, to encourage inclusion

Small Ensemble Series

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Challenging and fun arrangements written for more experienced and professional ensembles

  • Concert works suitable for advanced recorder ensembles (Grade 7+) and one-to-a-part groups

Chamber Music Series

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Chamber music for recorders with other instruments

  • Suitable for intermediate and advanced chamber music ensembles

Play-Along Audio MP3s

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Selected arrangements are now available as downloadable MP3 audio files.

  • Professional live demonstration recordings
  • Individual or small sectional tracks for rehearsal
  • ‘Minus One’ versions

Play-Along products can be bought as part of a ‘bundle’ with the sheet music, from the product page. If you have previously bought the sheet music you can also buy the Play-Alongs separately.